Film screening of Heritage Fight

Written by Agnes McKingley   Tonight Cinema Politica organised a film screening of Heritage Fight for Radical Education Week at University of Sydney. Radical Education Week has seen a display of different workshops, skill-sharing events and discussions surrounding a range of subjects which are deeply relevant to the emerging citizens among Syndey Uni's youth. The workshops are free and open to anyone, not just uni students. Heritage Fight followed the efforts of a community which would not allow unethical and damaging industrialisation to enter its borders. I decided to go see Heritage Fight because I am planning on moving to Western Australia next year,...
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Citizen Science at Vickery Forest

Citizen Science at Vickery Forest

Words & Pictures by Andy & Amy. Andy is studying Geography, Political Economy & Indigenous Studies at Sydney University and has been involved with ASEN for a couple of years.   Amy is in her first year of a Bachelor of Science and Fine Arts, studying psychology and biology and has only recently, but enthusiastically,  become involved in ASEN. We recently participated in a citizen science trip up to Vickery State Forest.    Coal & coal seam gas mining in north-western NSW has been the target of enormous protests in recent years. ASEN members have been involved in campaigns in the Pilliga, near Breeza...
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A day at Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy

Words by BRIDGET HARILAOU, photo by GAELE SOBOTT Paying a visit to the Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy is good for your health. I’m dead serious. From sitting around the fire and having a yarn, to playing with the kids, to free dinner and making a bunch of new friends, the community, education and inspiration of the Embassy is incomparable. Here’s how my visit on Tuesday January 6, 2015 went. After wandering into camp at about 4.30pm, I was invited into the shade of a tent to get out of the heat. I was chatting with some people staying at the Embassy and laughing...
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Reflections on the international student environment movement

Words by BREANA MACPHERSON-RICE This was written after attending the five day summit of the World Student Environmental Network in the UK. Before this year, the WSEN has not been related to ASEN. To preface: this piece is critical, but by no means does that come without praise. I had a great week at the World Student Environmental Network conference and am immensely appreciative of the work put in by the organisers – I took so much from the week and there is really no substitute for spending a decent amount of time with students from across the world sharing ideas. Still,...
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