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Vodwall Live Streams Pacific Climate Warriors Coal Industry Protest - Newcastle, NSW

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Vodwall Live, a US-based video blog site, went to Newcastle, Australia on October 17, 2014 to film and live stream the Pacific Climate Warriors peaceful protest of Australia’s fossil fuels and coal industry. 30 Pacific Island chiefs and their entourage from 12 Pacific Islands arrived in Australia to form a flotilla blockade of hand carved canoes all brought over from their home islands. The Warriors created the blockade against coal ships leaving the Port of Newcastle as a political statement to save the Pacific waters from the destruction of coal fracking and mining. Over 100 canoes, kayaks, small boats and rafts were met with heavy local and marine police obstruction and roughness in the water and on the beach. 12 coal ships were blocked, delayed or turned back from entering the Newcastle Port. #StandUpForThePacific