The shadowy underbelly of Australia’s fair go: @FrBower comments on #racism

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“I am not a racist! But…” We have all heard it and many of us have said it, but what does it mean? Australians are, for the most part, a pretty decent lot. We love the larrikin, the underdog and the idea of a fair go. However, just as there is always another side to […]

It’s not quite over yet: @margokingston #leardblockade Twitter report June 3

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Winter has come for Leard State Forest and her wildlife: my #leardblockade Twitter report

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The futility and the joy of the #leardblockade last stand: @margokingston1 Twitter report

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#BentleyBlockade a trigger to taking our country back? @mickdaley1 on the democratic possibilities

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Must SHARE! Awesome edit! @parisanddarmin #Pilliga #leardblockade The Emperor Wears No Clothes – #BentleyBlockade: http://t.co/IR9cWn2ort — Meredith Stanton (@CloudsCreek) May 25, 2014 As tents and tripods came down and people figured out how to extract extract several tonnes of vehicles and associated implements embedded in concrete at Gates A, B and C to the farm slated […]

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

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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 […]

‘The Protectors’: Lani Bruce on why she joined #leardblockade

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I am the mother of two sons and am qualified to teach science in secondary schools. My level of education and understanding of current local issues has developed since the year 2000 – when I voted for John Howard (a very hard thing to admit to) – till today, when I feel that the two […]

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

Margo Kingston arrested on March 31 at Whitehaven Coal mine site, arresting officer at right. (Photo: Georgina Woods @georgefwoods).

  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 inside […]

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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