Maintain silence for the sheep: @Sally_Owl comments

So much of what the Abbott Government is about is intertwined in ensuring that the big end of town, the ‘one percenters’ as they are referred to, are able to regain the significant losses they suffered during the global financial crisis – with the 99 percenters footing the bill. Australia, with the election of this LNP government, is now just a pawn in the big game of rich man’s greed. With their guaranteed election, the time has come to pay the piper, and the Prime Minister and his cabinet are merely puppets in this process. The last thing that these one percenters want is for the punters to know the […]

March of the open-hearted: @Sally_Owl tells the inside story of #MarchInMarch

  I started writing this on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, on a flight home after attending March in March (MiM) Melbourne last Sunday, and MiM Canberra on Monday, March 17. I am still giving thanks, six days later, for the miracle that ensured MiM 2014 was a great success, that the vision I had for the marches became, in the main, a reality. Over 100,000 Australians marched in a collective, peaceful protest, with only one arrest reported. Magical. If people wanted this to happen, they would need to become involved: make the leap from ‘slacktivism’ as keyboard warriors to activism. On the night of Monday, March 17, I was confident a ‘Statement of […]