Angst Into Anger

Feisty Mother minders
Bob Brown Foundation,
“We’re here to protect
The forests,
Not our furniture.”

“If they think
We’re going to be
By legal threats,
They misjudged
These young people,”
Stated Dr Bob Brown.

“There’s a rising
That I haven’t seen
Since the nineteen sixties.
Angst is turning
Into Anger!”

Defending native forests
Mother’s last
Three hundred swifties*,
Bob Brown arrested
Challenging fascist
Tasmanian protest laws
Shielding foreign corporations
Hastening climate/extinction crises.

Will Aussie Prime Minister
Anthony Albanese
Step up
And end native logging,
Thereby cherishing
Irreplaceable carbon storehouses
Opulent wildlife, sacred wilderness
Climate Gen’s future,
Subsidise wood pellet plunderers
Stoking Chinese furnaces
Broiling Mother’s family alive?
System change,
Urgent direct action!

©2022 Reese Halter

Agitate. Disrupt. Defend.

* If logging does not stop in the swift parrot breeding and foraging habitat today, the species will go extinct. The critically endangered swift parrot will not survive further destruction of these native forests. A declaration to secure permanent protection across all swift parrot habitat in Tasmania; in the southern forests, on Bruny Island and the east coast from both Premier Rockliff and Prime Minister Albanese is requisite.

Reese Halter

Reese Halter is a bees/trees/seas defender.
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