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Rally Against the Road Tunnel – Sat 22 September

World Carfree Day Rally: No Tunnel, Freeway and/or Tollroad

Saturday 22 September

Is this the best bus stop in the world (library bus stop, Bolivia)?

Yarra Campaign for Action on Transport (YCAT) in association with the Coalition of Transport Action Groups (CTAG)Protectors of Public Lands (PPL) and residential groups from east to west is coordinating a protest rally on World Carfree Day (WCD).

This is an important opportunity to send a clear message to the state and local government, along the proposed route, that the community wants the Doncaster Rail and not a freeway.

It will be huge!

The rally will open with four formal speakers (to be advised) and this will be followed by an “open mike session” – giving local residents and concerned community members the opportunity to tell the state and federal governments how the proposed East-West Link freeway will impact on their lives, their homes and their community. Stay tuned for updates.

Rally Details:

Date: Saturday (WCD) 22 September

Time: 10.45am for 11am start

Location: Public Open Space, corner of Nicholson Street and Alexandra Parade

Climate action vs. climate denial – the battle of the rallies

A climate action rally, organised in a few days, managed to bring together over 8000 people in Melbourne on Saturday 12 March. The rally was organised by GetUp, the Australian Youth Climate Coalition and various other groups in response to the push by climate change deniers, the Liberal Party and various extremist media outlets against action on the climate crisis. YCAN was there.
There was a rally held at the same time outside Julia Gillard’s office in Werribee. That rally was calling for no action on climate change and managed a far smaller 200 people. That tiny rally was addressed by two Liberal Party Senators.
While those against action on climate change make very loud noises and have large sections of the media on their side (namely the Australian and Herald Sun newspapers and several commercial radio stations), it seems that their support in the broader community is decidedly weaker than they would like to make out. See below for a short video of the pro-action rally.