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- 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
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- 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
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- Magistrate throws out vexatious police case against CSG protesters
- Outrage over school PR ‘by stealth’- The Northern Star
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- Activist Resources
The workshop roll out continues for Kyogle and Casino based CSG free groups. On March 11, I will be providing training in establishing new groups, campaign planning and non-violent direct action. This training is being organised by the Group against Gas Kyogle http://www.facebook.com/groups/195834647104687/
Richard Deem 02 66366252
The workshop was a great success! Protests on March 14th, 2012 outside the Metgasco offices in Casino, NSW gained local media attention.
CSG protesters demand answers (Northern Star)
Seniors say no to CSG (Northern Rivers Echo)
Read the media release below for details of the worlshop:
Coal seam gas mining companies will be testing our resolve to exclude their activities from the Northern Rivers, especially if the NSW government fails to offer special protection to the area. Accordingly, the Kyogle and Richmond Valley Groups Against Gas are holding a non-violent direct action training day on Sunday 11th March at the rear lower level of the Kyogle Memorial Hall from 9am to 4pm.
The aim of this training is to provide people who are opposed to the plans that insistent coal seam miners have for our area, with an understanding of the techniques of non-violent direct action.
Our presenters will be:
- Simon Clough Our Sustainable Future Party Councillor Lismore City Council
- Aidan Ricketts Author, social change trainer; activist and lecturer at the School of Law and Justice at Southern Cross University
- Sue Higginson Senior solicitor, Environmental Defender’s Office (NSW) Northern Rivers
To date blockades of Arrow and Metgasco activity have been successful but more will come and our intention is to show a capacity to respond effectively and in numbers when needed.
Blockades are typically family friendly activities and training will stress techniques to de-emphasise any deviations from this model.
An individual’s involvement at any blockades etc is entirely under their own control and we have seen for example, at the recent Kerry blockade that compliance with Police directives can nevertheless result in very successful outcomes.
Members of the public are welcome to attend.
For further information please contact:
Richard Deem 02 66366252
Dean Draper 02 66671262
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