- 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
- 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
While in the UK on a speaking engagement recently, I visited the embassy vigil for Bradley Manning. The WISE Up Action – A Solidarity Network for Bradley Manning and Julian Assange. WISE UP Action wrote about the visit on their website.
As things were winding down, Australian activist, academic and writer Aidan Ricketts dropped by to show support and kindly donated a signed copy of his book The Activists’ Handbook to the group.
Aidan commented that he had visited the vigil previously, just before the barriered space had been removed, and wanted to drop by again before he returned to Australia. He wished that the book be shared as a resource, available to all participating in the on-going vigil, and offered good wishes for the action.
As well as demonstrating visible support to Julian, the vigil continues to offer a great opportunity to meet and interact with a diverse range of people. Having clear, interesting banners and signs assists greatly in generating discussions with passers-by. Yesterday alone, groups and individuals from Canada, Bahrain, the US and many British residents came over to talk and were given information about Brad and Julian. It’s great to hear differing perspectives from around the world and also to be able to share factual information with those who express interest in the issues raised.