No right to report civil disobedience? Why @margokingson1 pleads guilty at #leardblockade






When I was charged with trespass at the #leardblockade on March 31 (see Getting #leardblockade arrested, WTF is journalism and who’s the extremist: @margokingston1 interview with @dailytelegraph), I sought legal advice on whether I could plead not guilty because of the implied right to freedom of political communication under the Constitution. There is no legal basis for press […]






Reporting grassroots greenshoots when faith in establishment politics dies: @margokingston1






Margo: A version of this column appeared in the Byron Shire Echo – @Echonetdaily – on 29 April as a substitute for Mungo McCallum’s weekly column while he recovered from surgery.    Mungo and I last discussed politics just after the federal election on Late Night Live. We both knew what Abbott would do – seek to close down free […]






Visit to #BentleyBlockade on the eve of police [email protected] Twitter report






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#leardblockade news: @GreenpeaceAustP complains to ASX on $WHC failure to inform market on enviro offsets






MARGO: Here is the Greenpeace statement on the release of the independent review of Whitehaven’s environmental offsets and the Government’s decision to close its criminal investigation into whether then companies proposed offsets were fraudulent. Whitehaven’s ASX statement on its offsets clearance is here. Lock the Gate told me this morning it is reviewing the material […]






Getting #leardblockade arrested, WTF is journalism and who’s the extremist: @margokingston1 interview with @dailytelegraph






[clear]   My third trip to #leardblockade last week helped me clarify my vision for No Fibs (see Mass arrests at #leardblockade: @margokingston1 Twitter report and Picnic at boundary of Whitehaven State Forest: @margokingston1 April Fools Day Twitter report). I’m happy to answer your question in comments. I’ve never been an ‘embedded journalist’ before, and it’s testing. I was allowed […]






Surfing a #Pilliga coal face: An @AshGrunwald adventure






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#Pilliga country lock on and chill out: @margokingston1 Twitter Report






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West from #leardblockade to #Pilliga, the next Liverpool Plains war zone: @margokingston1 Twitter Report






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Did @margokingston1 intimidate police at #leardblockade? @2squig interview






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Picnic at boundary of Whitehaven State Forest: @margokingston1 April Fools’ Day Twitter report






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