- 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
Lock the Gate and Stop CSG Tara presents…
Stop CSG Tara has been forced to take action against QGC/BG Group after continued mishandling of residents legitimate concerns regarding health and environmental authority breaches. Our actions will include gas field tours and non-violent civil disobedience.
Stop CSG Tara is made up of residents, locals and supporters of people battling the rapid expansion of CSG in rural communities. We invite anybody who shares our views to please join us from May 20th for a week of tours and direct actions, culminating in a sit-in on the 25th of May at the BG Group/QGC Kenya Gas field operations.
We ask anybody who will be joining us to read our values so we all know what to expect for the week:
• I will treat each person (including workers, police and media) with respect I will connect with people and attempt to win hearts & minds
• I will not use violence, threats or insulting language
• I will protect opponents from insults or attack
• I will not damage equipment, apparatus or property of others I will accept responsibility for my actions
• If I am arrested, I will behave in an exemplary manner
• I will assert my right to protest and my right to silence before the law
• I will know the limits of my anger or despair, and will develop strategies to manage and channel these emotions constructively
We will provide these facilities: Clean hot showers, clean toilets, & a clean kitchen area.
You will need to bring camping gear.
Communications: Telstra 3G phones and wireless Internet work, Boost mobile also works
Last food and fuel before base camp is Dalby. Closest town is 47km away from base camp where fuel and shopping is available.
Directions (about 4 hours’ drive from Brisbane):
If you are using a GPS, the address may show up as Bennetts School Rd or Old Tara Rd – they are the same road.
- North on M1 take Toowoomba exit on to the Logan motorway.
- Follow signs through Toowoomba to Dalby.
- Dalby last fuel and food.
- From Dalby head towards Chinchilla,
- about 5 km out of Dalby take the Left turn to Kogan you will pass a cotton gin on your right.
- Take next left to Kogan (Kogan Condamine rd).
- Just before Kogan don’t take the road to Tara keep driving through Kogan.
- About 30km past Kogan you will come to the Cross roads (about 88km past Dalby) turn left towards Tara. There is a sign that will say “Tara energy hub”.
- You will pass Vanrenes Rd on your right (Kenya gas field) then Dougal Rd also on your right,
- the next road is Wieambilla Rd (on left is Kenya block valve and pipe yard) turn right follow until the end of tar turn left into Old Tara Rd (dirt road) I am #218 on your right, 2.3kms along – Lock the gate signs out front.
PLEASE DRIVE SLOWLY DOWN THE DRIVEWAY TO AVOID CREATING DUST thanks!