Archive | September, 2013

Community care for neighbourhood action

All over Australia, local communities are acting to protect their homes, livelihoods and neighbourhoods from environmentally disastrous infrastructure projects and development. From organising neighbourhood meetings to participating in non-violent direct actions like pickets or machinery lock-ons, fighting for the right to have a say in the decisions that directly affect our lives can be an […]

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Activist Stories: Gerald

  Gerald Gomani was interviewed by Andrea Parra as part of the Sustaining the Movement panel at Global Power Shift, Istanbul, June 2013. Gerald Gomani is a facilitator, entrepreneur and visionary leader who has been involved in social change since 1993. In the past thirteen 
years he has been a member of the staff of […]

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Hey Activists, R U OK?

  Thursday 12 September is R U OK Day, a national day of action which aims to prevent suicide. The website states: ‘Staying connected with others is crucial to our general health and wellbeing. Feeling isolated or hopeless can contribute to depression and other mental illnesses, which can ultimately result in suicide. Regular, meaningful conversations can protect […]

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Election Recovery

  Urrgghh, the Australian federal election is over. I woke up this morning with a splitting headache and a heavy heart. There’s no doubt that this election result is going to have a big impact on communities and the environment and the way we will campaign to protect them. For myself I know it’s going […]

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