The #MarchinMarch Melbourne in pictures, by @Jansant

By Wayne Jansson  @jansant 20th March 2014 Roll over photos to read captions or click for slideshow. Read More from the March In March Archive 

Citizen journo @Jansant met Billy Bragg and asked him why he supports #MarchInMarch

By Wayne Jansson  @jansant 15th March 2014 After hearing rumours Billy Bragg (@billybragg) would be performing at one of the March in March (MiM) events, I contacted his publicists in both Australia and the UK hoping to get a few words out of the legendary musician and social justice campaigner. At about the same time I got confirmation Billy would be speaking and performing at Sydney MiM, I also received an apologetic knock-back from his publicists. I didn’t really think I’d get a shot, but there was no harm in trying. A few minutes later an email dropped into my account – “Pretty much self explanatory … I suggest you print this email […]

Reporting #MarchInMarch, by @jansant

By Wayne Jansson  @jansant 5th March 2014 One month into the Abbott Government, a user on Twitter floated the idea of banding together to voice concern about the direction the new Prime Minister was taking Australia. From this seed a movement was formed – MarchInMarch. Fast forward to early March, 2014, and it’s grown into a truly national grassroots movement that will be taking to the streets between March 15 and 17 in around 30 locations across Australia. I covered the seat of Indi for @NoFibs and have been tracking MarchInMarch’s growth. It seems to have a similar momentum to Cathy McGowan’s campaign, drawing people from all walks of life and political allegiances. Without a […]