- 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
- 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
1 day workshop, Brisbane, 30 September 2013
- Date: 1 day workshop, Monday 30th September (9am to 4.30pm)
- Venue: EcoCentre, Building N68, 170 Kessels Road, Griffith University Nathan Campus, Brisbane
- Cost: A nominal fee of $20 is being charged to cover lunch, morning and afternoon tea
- How to book your place: Please visit our Trybooking online system by clicking here: http://www.trybooking.com/DLLK
Summary: All around the world, communities are fighting to protect their local ecosystems and communities from the destructive impacts of coal seam gas, coal mining, logging and other harmful activities.
This workshop offers a unique opportunity to hear from activists and lawyers, from Australia, the USA and Ecuador who are using new organising frameworks to successfully protect their natural and human communities.
It will include information about new approaches in the USA and other parts of the world, which use organizing frameworks and local legislation to assert community rights and the Rights of Nature. Morning presentations will be followed by time in the afternoon for interactive discussions and break out groups, to assist with the development of new partnerships and collaborative projects.
Speakers and panellists include:
- Thomas Linzey and Mari Margil, from the USA’s Community Environmental Legal Defence Fund (CELDF) – www.celdf.org.au
- Nati Greene, Fundacion Pachamama, Ecuador (http://pachamama.org.ec/)
- Drew Hutton and Annie Kia, Lock the Gate Alliance (http://www.lockthegate.org.au/)
- Aidan Ricketts, Southern Cross University and author of ‘The Activists Handook’ (https://aidanricketts.com/)
- Michelle Maloney, Convenor, Australian Earth Laws Alliance
- Jo-Ann Bragg, Principal Solicitor, Queensland Environmental Defender’s Office (http://www.edo.org.au/edoqld/)