What’s happening in our forests?

Posted on 14th February 2013 by Brett Caporn (LRRecords) in must see must do,web - Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Our karri and jarrah forests are still being logged despite the industry continually running at a loss. As taxpayers we are paying to see our forests destroyed. Over 80% of the wood from our forests ends up as firewood, woodchips and railway sleepers. Our forests are worth more as habitat for wildlife, carbon stores and community heritage.

To help save the forests from stupid destruction and be smart about economics and protecting the integrity of the forests future and yours (all of us), go here to find out more:



‘Forest Freind and Protector Jess Bekerling wrote about the economics of it all’ :

This is Jess’ letter:

Dear editor,

The recent report on the carbon values of the south-west forests offers real opportunities. The research by ANU and The Australia Institute shows that by protecting our forests and selling the carbon credits, we could earn millions of dollars every year.

Despite what the Institute of Foresters would have us believe, we can be confident that these sorts of credits will be in demand as a part of either Tony Abbott’s ‘direct action’ approach on climate change mitigation, or under Julia Gillard’s price on carbon scheme.

Importantly for south-west towns, it gives us the opportunity to create employment on the ground in forest management – in areas such as dieback control, weed and feral animal management – promote resilient economies in regional areas, protect habitat for our threatened species and earn millions every year, by protecting the forests.

FPC’s recent comment that this would ‘devastate’ Manjimup, Pemberton, Greenbushes and Nannup is an insult to the intelligence and creativity of locals. Just as Denmark and Walpole diversified after logging left our communities, and Albany grew after whaling stopped there, these four towns will grow and prosper. Plantations and farm forestry will benefit immediately by the removal of unfair competition and forest management and eco-tourism opportunities will increase.

This is a way forward that will provide certainty to workers and communities, and protect what’s left of our native forests. It is a classic win win solution.

Yours sincerely,

Jess Beckerling


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‘where we’ve come from’ EP | Little Rascal Records

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SPIRAL SOUNDSYSTEM – ‘where we’ve come from’ EP

catalog #: LRRD120113EP

track listing:

No War Steppa

Progressing to the Future

Where we’ve come from (where are we going?)

Kava Dub


Spiral Soundsystem third EP release on his own label Little Rascal Records brings forward thinking dubwise electronic music productions. Each track showcases a special message for all listeners to ponder and be engaged in.

Track one, No War Steppa presents an excerpt from the speech given by Dr Steven Greer of the Disclosure Project (www.disclosureproject.com). It is a warning for humanity to not bring weapons to space or in any present and future cosmic endeavours by humans from Earth.

Track two is a remix version of an older unreleased spiral soundsystem track, TV Beats. The remix also uses samples from an even older track taken from debut LP ‘Welcome To The Spiral Soundsystem’, 2002. The track prompts the listener to be ‘progressive to the future’ with an open mind.

Track three samples permaculture pioneer, Bill Mollisson from the CD, Funding the Revolution recorded in Perth, WA in 1985 by Jeff Nugent. Bill is talking about Information Technology, spades and economic strategies for change and the urgent need to act. Sit back and listen, but don’t sit for long, You are needed in the revolution! For more Bill Mollisson audio and permaculture info, go to: www.permacultureplants.net

Track four is a previously unreleased track made with LOVE and a touch of the intoxicating and muddy drink Kava. Produced in Cairns, Far North Queensland. “The message is in the music”.

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Thankyou for listening – ENJOY!,

Brett Caporn,