Non-violent protest against coal is not going away, and the miners cannot win, no matter how much money they spend pushing doubt and reaction or how many newspapers are on their side. In fact, every victory they notch up -- defeating the mining and carbon taxes, securing vast new coal mine approvals -- only ups the ante and ensures a stronger retaliation down the track.
A Pyrrhic victory for miners as Moylan gets suspended sentence
Jonathan Moylan deserved the sentence he got -- do the crime, do the time. But the bigger lie is the one spread by the coal industry -- that we can continue to rely on fossil fuels.