- Adaptive resilience vs safety paternalism
- Left wing, right wing? What just happened to politics?
- Covid, class and the addiction to certainty
- Neoliberalism, the Life World and the Psychopathic Corporation
- Democracy is about our bodies, not just our minds
- What’s your motivation: is it yourself or the change you’re making?
- Mind over matter: The world of abstraction is driving us to destruction
- The real threats to our liberty and survival
- Avoiding the abyss of conspiracy theories
- The difference between a legal system and a fantasy novel
- What’s a conspiracy and what’s just common garden variety corruption?
- Unpredictability, humility and an emerging anthropandemic
- The trilemma – climate change, economic collapse, and rising fascism
- Happy New Normal for the decade ahead
- Fires, liars and climate deniers
- The race to the bottom in australian politics
- Talking about lock-on devices – an article in ‘The Conversation’
- The Ponzi scheme is teetering
- Regenerative culture a key part of the blockade experience
- Staying sane in the late Anthropocene
- Extinction Rebellion
- Major parties have failed on climate, it’s time to rebel.
- Elections In The Late Anthropocene
- It is the Greens that are defeating the Nats and it’s all about your preferences
- Australia’s powerhouse of democracy and innovation is in the Northern Rivers
- 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
- The forest wars are back, time to mobilise
- …more commentary
- News & Events
- A Flood of Emotions – Sydney Ideas Event
- Participatory democracy in the COVID era – SCU podcast
- Activism educator Aidan Ricketts explains how and why protests can be peaceful
- 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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