- Is identity politics a problem for the left?
- The climate emergency and the awful state of Australian politics
- Liberty, freedom and civil rights? Do any of us understand these things anymore.
- Democracy and rights under threat in corporate police state
- Put the Nats last or lose your rights to protest
- The forest wars are back, time to mobilise
- Elections as far as the eye can see
- New Green shoots beginning to emerge
- Is Australia really this conservative?
- Individualism, is it just-a consolation prize?
- Three corrupt sectors that distort our economy
- Algorithms for Change – Politics in the Pub
- Now more than ever: non-violence and positive change
- Challenging times ahead, we need to build unity in diversity
- Hung parliament: An outbreak of democracy.
- The future of Capitalism, Democracy and Activism in Australia
- Political donations the essence of corruption
- For sale: your right to protest
- NSW addicted to old habits
- Senate voting reform causes a flurry
- Prohibition, it begins and ends with violating our rights
- Roadside drug tests a big fail
- Climate change, think globally respond regionally
- People power not pollies kept us gasfield free
- The perfect storm: Shenhua and the Liverpool Plains – Mick Daley
- Sovereignty at stake in TPP
- High Noon in the Nthn Rivers: Metgasco Vs Everybody Else
- Rapid Onset Fascism
- Metgasco vs the people
- When injustice becomes the law
- Activism and social movements, an eternal part of human evolution
- Gloucester Dreaming ~ guest post by Mick Daley
- …more commentary
- News & Events
- Bob Brown Is Taking “Shocking” Anti-Protest Laws To The High Court
- Anti protest laws could arrest nannas, seize tractors
- “They blinked first”
- Colin Barnett quick to protest against ‘activism degrees’ – The Australian, 16/10/2014
- ‘Degrees in activism’ put brake on growth – The Australian, 15/10/2014
- Magistrate throws out vexatious police case against CSG protesters
- Outrage over school PR ‘by stealth’- The Northern Star
- CSG clash a certainty
- Communities use new tactics
- Gas group attacks lecturer
- …more media
- Activist Resources
ABC Illawarra, Wollongong
Statewide Afternoons: 02 April 2012 02:53PM
Compere: Fiona Poole.
Poole talks about participatory democracy. She says an example of this would be the Occupy movement, or the Arab Spring, or closer to home, the coal seam gas campaign. Poole talks to Aidan Ricketts, Law Lecturer, Southern Cross University. Ricketts talks about the idea of democracy, and gives examples of participatory democracy, saying writing letters to editors, members of unions, being active in community groups, and more obvious forms of activism are examples. Ricketts says people in Australia are truly beginning to feel that the mining industry is controlling the parliaments, and are feeling they aren’t being protected by their representative democracy, and are wanting to take action in their communities. Ricketts talks about his book, the Activist’s Handbook. Ricketts says the only thing that ever has changed the world is a small group of dedicated people. Ricketts says coal seam gas is propelling action faster than just about any other social movement ever seen. Ricketts talks about digital activism, and says it is a new way to approach activism.
Aidan Ricketts, law lecturer, Southern Cross University
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