Sheer courage. A message from the Pacific Climate Warriors

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Sheer courage. A message from the Pacific Climate Warriors


Aaron Packard – <> Unsubscribe

3:34 PM (11 minutes ago)

to me

Dear friends,

It’s 6 months ago now that the Pacific Climate Warriors paddled out in traditional canoes, followed by hundreds of Australians to blockade the world’s largest coal port: Newcastle.

That day will be forever etched in my mind – those gigantic coal-laden ships ground to a halt by those tiny canoes and kayaks. What the canoes and kayaks lacked in size, they made up for in the incredible strength of courage and determination of our people out on the water.

Today we are excited to release a film that tells the story of the canoe blockade – through the voice of the Pacific Climate Warriors.

Watch it here – or by clicking on the image.

We believe this is a story that needs to be heard around the world. If you agree, please share this page as widely as you can – click here for the link to share.

The flotilla put the spotlight on the brilliant, unique cultures of the Pacific Islands, and the loss and damage they face from the continued expansion of coal exports from Australia. It also showed the power of Australians standing together in solidarity with the Pacific Islands. would like to acknowledge the local community of Newcastle and the Hunter Valley for building the foundation for success of the 2014 Pacific Climate Warrior’s Flotilla. Through unfunded grassroots organising local people held 7 vibrant and effective “People’s Blockade’s of the World’s Biggest Coal Port” events from 2006 – 2012. These events and broader associated coal campaigns built a rich and diverse history of involvement in peaceful climate action.

This is the type of self-organised action that 350 endeavours to support, inspire and replicate.

Thank you for all the support and solidarity – it means everything to the 350 Pacific movement.

Onwards we go!

Aaron for

P.S. – The Pacific Climate Warriors are preparing for the next phase of the fight to keep the Pacific Islands above water. You can follow them on Facebook, Twitter and through the 350 Pacific website here. is building a global climate movement.You can connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and become a sustaining donor to keep this movement strong and growing.

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