Canberra on the march for #PeoplesClimate: @margaretoconno5 reports

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Marching to the same tune #MarchInMarch #Perth: @RickHM reports

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Brisbane and Melbourne #MarchInAugust in photos by: @f00naa, @GriffithElects & @Jansant.

Speaking out at Gosford #MarchInAugust: @FrBower transcript

  Welcome. We come together today because we are conscious of the many challenges we face in the 21st century. We are here because we understand that to meet these challenges we must see beyond the short term, beyond the election cycle, and beyond traditional party loyalties. The biggest challenges facing humanity today are global; they are no respecter of borders and national identities. Climate change, refugees, economics, education, health and human rights are all best addressed when we first think globally and then act locally. The problem is, like many other countries, we deceive ourselves, addressing global issues as domestic problems and as short-term political opportunities. We are here […]

Central Coast 2014 March against Abbott Government: Ed @CentralCoast14 reports #MarchInAugust

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Adelaide marches for a fair and equal Australia: Alice Gorman @drspacejunk reports

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History always repeats: @FrBower comments on conflict in #Gaza

Image sourced via social media When David the Bethlehemite went out to meet Goliath of Gath, neither of them could have possibly imagined that 3000 years later the same scenario would still be playing out on the very ground where they fought their famous battle. It is not my intention to take sides in this human tragedy, there are plenty willing to do that. To be honest there is fault and virtue in both camps. I do realise that by not taking sides I remain open to attack on both flanks. I would, however, rather put more energy into observation than judgement. Although amongst the youngest of the Baby Boomers, I […]

Off the rails with @margokingston1 at #BentleyBlockade: @mickdaley1 interview

Dean Sewell and Margo Kingston at #BentleyBlockade (At the time of the interview on April 30 the #BentleyBlockade was the subject of shouting matches in NSW Parliament as the Labor Opposition Party belatedly tackled new Premier Mike Baird over his plans to unleash riot police on thousands of peaceful farmers and townies. Senior police had confirmed that a riot squad deployment of up to 700 fully kitted out storm-troopers would arrive soon. Social and local print media was roaring with anger at this affront to democracy, food and water security.) Underneath a small marquee in the heart of the Bentley anti-coal seam gas protest camp I’m sipping lime cordial with […]

Melbourne #BustTheBudget rally in pictures, by @Jansant

People power set to collide with #FairGoJoe over #Budget2014 @jansant reports

  During #MarchInMarch homeless man Bobby with his trusty mate Buster the dog approached me and asked if I wanted a story. He told me they’ve been living on the streets of Melbourne for 10 years waiting for public housing. Bobby invited Prime Minister Tony Abbott (@TonyAbbottMHR) to sleep rough with him for one night on the streets of Melbourne to experience homelessness. On Tuesday, while Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey (@JoeHockey) was dancing over the early graves of Australia’s disadvantaged and aged who won’t be able to afford medical care, Abbott was putting the finishing touches on plans for thousands across the country to join Bobby and Buster on the […]