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Bill Ryan, 92, arrested for taking action against coal at Maules Creek mine site, near Leard State Forest. - Front Line Action on Coal
SHARE THIS IMAGE ON FACEBOOK | CLICK TO SHARE ON TWITTER “I’m now 92 years of age and I was a veteran of the second world war. I served in the Kokoda campaign in New Britain. I thought what we were fighting for there was proper democracy. But I’ve learned that was not the situation. The government doesn’t listen to the people, and this mine is a good example. There were over 300 submissions against the mine, and one submission for it. But it was approved. […] Something is wrong. We’re faced with a catastrophe. I owe it to my grandchildren, and I owe it to all children. I was willing to put my life on the line in the second world war, so putting my body on the line here is a small inconvenience.” Read Bill’s story in full on The Guardian.