Archive | May, 2013

Activist Stories: James and Simon

  Holly Hammond talks with James Higgins and Simon Copland about how competitive sport helps them manage the stress of activism. Can you tell us a bit about your work/activism/political involvement? James Higgins: I’m currently campaigns officer for Green Senator Larissa Waters, a Greens member and a union member. In the past I was a […]

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Diaphragmatic Breathing

  Effective activists make good use of the resources available. What if you were missing out on your most crucial resource – oxygen? Physiotherapist Robert Dib shares tips for getting the most out of every breath. In line with keeping ourselves and each other well, sometimes it pays to have a little bit of knowledge […]

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Health and Safety at Actions

  The Melbourne Street Medic Collective share their tips for staying safe and well at actions. Common Protest Complaints The majority of demonstrations pass without complication or injury. General problems our Street Medics get called on to treat are: Sickness or fainting – due to dehydration, sun exposure or pre-existing medical problems Ankle and wrist […]

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Eating at Meetings

  Holly Hammond shares her tips for good food and good meetings – share yours too! There’s a lot of things that can make a meeting go well – good snacks are one of them. I’ve been to many cheerless activist meetings which have left me with a grumbling stomach. It’s that much harder to […]

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Activism, Self-Awareness, Self Care

  Joel Dignam reviews “In the Tiger’s Mouth: An Empowerment Guide for Social Action” by Katrina Shields.   In the Tiger’s Mouth is a foundation-stone for healthy activism. It’s a fantastic seminal read that could guide the practice of a new activist or help to renew that of an old hand. What most distinguishes it […]

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