European elections are coming up and we’d like to have a European Juicy Media reminding us in satirical video clips of the last parliamentary term as „The Juicy Media“ did for the Australian government: 2019 Election
When we discovered Juicy Media just a couple of months ago, it turned directly into our favourite news programme. Keep in mind we spent most of the time hidden away on a small island with fluctuating internet access. Hence, there are plenty of reasons to appreciate sporadic news delivered to your phone instead of every evening’s misery.
Juicy Media and their video clips
Apparently, Juicy Media started in 2009 with rap ads (glad we missed out on that period) and is broadcasting from Australia. An entertaining way to get to learn or be reminded of some political and corporate activities in parts of the world that hardly make the regular evening news – anywhere in the world for that matter. There are also a few ads from other governments incorporated; for example this one after Trump’s election and one from the European Union regarding the Internet Censorship Bill which has been a little bit postponed, but ultimately passed through the European Parliament in March and the European Council in April.
All clips of “Honest government ad” have been interesting, there are also some from the US government and are labelled „#GenuineSatire”, however, there are some certain areas which get us especially agitated: Big business backed by politics for the exploitation on the cost of local people and their livelihoods as well as wildlife and nature.
Selection of Juicy Media video clips
Alternatively, we present you with the best-of environmental disasters (in the making). Pick and choose or just get carried away:
Gold and copper mining in West Papua
Oil and gas in Timor Leste
Offshore oil and gas drilling in the Great Australian Bight
Dakota Excess Line (pipeline) in the USA
Fracking in Australia
Deforestation in Australia
Adani Coal Mine in Australia
Get active and protest
Protest against the Adani Coal Mine is organised in the growing movement #stopadani. But also 350.org, an NGO fighting to end the use of fossil fuels and building a climate movement with chapters worldwide, is running a long-term campaign (My arrival in Indonesia: Dig or dive?). Here is the latest press release from 350 Australia (3rd May 2019): Adani mine proposal fails again.
To end on a positive note: get involved!