The Embassy is a reclamation of the sovereign indigenous land and represents a united front of world indigenous movements against the destruction of the earth and its peoples.
“The Earth Embassy brings the reality of the environment emergency to the parliament and big business district of Melbourne through traditional, beautiful radical and necessary acts of creative resistance.”
”Earth Embassy 2014 was fantastic, amazing people, music, food, a beautiful bubble of what the future can look like” Viv FNL From toll ways to fracking, from old growth forest logging to coal mining, from dredging to drilling, the environment is under attack, and the climate is on the brink of cataclysmic change! Our forces combined, our powers united. No longer will we allow our world to be destroyed in silence.
West Papuan indigenous activists construct a traditional honai (hut) to bring their demands for environmental justice and human rights in their homeland to Melbourne.
“West Papuan indigenous people have no recourse to the law to defend their lands from multinational companies. As a collective voice and as defenders of the Earth and indigenous custodians of our land, we demand foreign corporations with their national government to STOP plundering the mother earth.’’
Robie Thorpe (FnL) ‘’This country is based on premeditated acts of genocide on aboriginal people and our land.’’
The autonomous space is a hub for all earth defenders to establish a presence on Aboriginal land and bring their issues to the city streets. Earth Embassies can be anywhere, at anytime; you have the power to activate a space in which to voice the issues of earth defense, in an autonomous and creative and strategic way. Build your own Earth Embassy!