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'Not Drowning, Fighting': Pacific Climate Warriors Blockade Australian Coal Port


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'Not Drowning, Fighting': Pacific Climate Warriors Blockade Australian Coal Port

Jon Queally, staff writer

Declaring themselves "Pacific Climate Warriors," representatives from a dozen Pacific Island nations—sitting atop traditional outrigger canoes, kayaks, and other small boats—staged a full-day blockade of the Newcastle Coal Port in Australia on Friday as they sent a message to the government of Prime Minister Tony Abbott and the world that they will not sit idly by as the activities of the fossil fuel industry and its backers continue to threaten the existence of their low-lying homes.