Rainforest Action Group Talk on Ecuador  with Rebekah Hayden




Saturday 3.30-4.30pm

Rebekah Hayden is a member of the Rainforest Action Group (MRAG:Melbourne), an organisation that seeks to make mining companies accountable for their actions both in Australia and overseas. MRAG focuses predominantly on Australian mining companies in Ecuador, and carries out advocacy, research and education, working closely with Indigenous groups and environmental associations in Ecuador.

Rebekah Hayden's talk will share why Ecuador is so important, discuss what Australian companies are doing there, and how MRAG is helping local communities fight against the rising tide of neo-colonialism in their country.

The Rainforest Action Group (Melbourne) undertakes research, education, advocacy work, and non-violent direct action to halt the massive expansion of mining in Ecuador. We are committed to securing the earth's ecological future and a sustainable and equitable society through supporting indigenous self-determination and alliances between indigenous organisations in Australia and abroad.

Our current campaign focus is halting the massive expansion of mining, oil and gas production in Ecuador. In addition, MRAG also examines the role of governments and their various trade agencies, and international institutions like the World Bank, in facilitating the wanton destruction of rainforests across the globe.

We are committed to a process of decolonization and peaceful coexistence between Indigenous and non-indigenous peoples, communities and nations through creative co-resistance to colonialism and its manifestations of patriarchy, capitalism, racism, heterosexism, ableism, western privilege and corporate hegemony.