WEEK OF ACTION: Young people in India and Australia have launched a Global Week of Action to Stop Adani! They are determined to protect their future from climate change and to stand in solidarity with community resistance to Adani’s projects around the world.
For the next seven days, Stop Adani will be spotlighting social movements in Australia and India that are resisting Adani’s devastating coal projects and crony capitalism, as the many fights to prevent Adani’s devastating projects come together to support each other.
'The Stop Adani campaign stands in solidarity with Indian communities, including Adivasi communities, resisting Adani’s coal projects, and we stand with Indian farmers saying no to Modi’s farm law changes which benefit Adani. The Adani Group disregards Traditional Owners and the community, and it brings environmental destruction,' a StopAdani spokesperson said.
'We also recognise the privilege of campaigning for change without fear for personal safety, and send our best wishes to those who campaign for justice and take on personal risk to do so.'
Links to actions in India can be found here: Global Week of Action to Stop Adani: Toolkit (coda.io)
To see people in action all across India, look at this inspiring video:
Pass The Mic: Unheard Voices from Adani Sites - YouTube
And for songs of protest, here are 53 tracks to access, from Hashtag Justice, to Word Sound Power, and Chennai Poromboke Paadal:
Youth Action to Stop Adani: Songs of Resistance; Songs of Hope - YouTube
STATEMENT – Youth Action to Stop Adani (YAStA)
Indian, Australian Youth Groups Launch Global Week of Action Targeting Adani
- Australia where citizens and aboriginal communities are challenging Adani's coal mine and port proposals;
- Vizhinjam, Kerala, where communities are faced with loss of land due to erosion triggered by Adani’s container port;
- Goa where villagers are fighting a government hell-bent on favouring Adani, Vedanta and Jindal by double-tracking a railway line through forests, farmlands and villages;
- Godda, Jharkhand where communities are being evicted from their lands to make way for a Adani power plant
- Kattupalli island, Tamil Nadu, where fisher folk and Chennai residents are fighting Adani plans to construct a mega port by converting 2000 acres of sea into land
- Hasdeo Arand, Chattisgarh, and Hazaribagh, Jharkhand, where adivasi and other farming communities are fighting to protect their farmlands and forests from coal mining.