Protest dolls cry

Bayside and Northern Suburbs Star - - NEWS -

DO you hear the ba­bies cry­ing?

Cry­ing for things they’ll never see,

Mil­lions of lives lost through our greed and com­pla­cency.

They are the voices yet to come they carry our dreams and love within.

They’re the chil­dren of our blood, but still we can­not see, the dev­as­ta­tion we leave them, all in the name of Pros­per­ity!

Will you join in our cru­sade?

Will you be strong and stand with me?

To­gether we can stop, the mad­ness and the greed.

Rare frogs and in­sects lost.

Birds with songs they’ll never hear.

A coral reef, what’s that they’ll say

But does it have to be?

It is time to take a stand, Will you be brave and stand with me?

Be­yond the cafes and shops, is there a world we can­not see?

The his­tory is ours, and to­gether we must stop

Adani!

Please help us stand up for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions. To find out more come along to the free screen­ing of 'Guard­ing the Galilee’ at Sand­bag, 153 Rain­bow St Sandgate, on Mon­day, July 17 at 7pm or find us on Face­book at 4017 Stop Adani.

Ear­lier this year I was hav­ing a sleep­less night, worried about the state of our world and nurs­ing my shame that I hadn’t done enough to protest against the pro­posed Adani coal mine in QLD.

I started think­ing about what I could do to make a dif­fer­ent. What came through for me was the idea of us­ing Baby Dolls to rep­re­sent fu­ture gen­er­a­tions who can't speak for them­selves.

I shared this idea on Face­book and en­cour­aged oth­ers to drop off dolls to me with a per­sonal mes­sage. I then started us­ing the dolls in var­i­ous ac­tions.

I posted each State Mem­bers with port­fo­lios a doll, I took the dolls on protests ral­lies to Min­is­ter Lyn­ham's Of­fice, Par­lia­ment House and var­i­ous road side ac­tions.

We are now us­ing the dolls to let peo­ple know about the lo­cal screen­ing of Guard­ing the Galilee.

You will find them at var­i­ous lo­ca­tions around 4017. Have you given one a hug yet?

— Julie O'Neill, Sandgate

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