No Fibs #MarchInMarch Coverage

MARCH

”March in March Australia 2014 will be three days of peaceful assemblies, non-partisan citizens’ marches and rallies at Federal Parliament and around Australia to protest against government decisions that are against the common good of our nation.”

#MarchInMarch Organisers
#MarchinMarch on Facebook
#
March In March Youtube Channel
#March in March Australia 2014: Protest times, dates and locations
Jenna Price: 
March in March grows from genuine grassroots

#MarchInMarch No Fibs Contributors:
@BumpyF from Melbourne
@bluntshovels from the Blue Mountains
@woolkebb from Port Macquarie
@sacarlin48 Ann Carlin from Brisbane and Canberra
@JesCraigPiper Jessica Craig-Piper from Sydney
@LindaDrummond  Linda Drummond from Newcastle
@jansant Wayne Jansson from Melbourne and Canberra
@JanB_QLD Jan Bowman from Brisbane
@coolmccool Jim McCool from Sydney

The No Fibs CJ reported into the hashtag #NoFibsMiM


#MarchInMarch No Fibs Posts

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

[View the story “Marching To The Same Tune – #MarchInMarch #Perth Sunday March 22nd 2015” on Storify]

Posted in #auspol, #CurrentFibs, #MarchAustralia, #MarchInMarch, Front Page, Grass roots politics, Rick Hoyle-Mills | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

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

“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 […]

Posted in #auspol, #CurrentFibs, #MarchInMarch, Activism, Asylum Seekers, Christians, Fr Rod Bower, Front Page, Immigration, Racism, Refugees, Social Media | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

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 […]

Posted in #auspol, #BustTheBudget, #MarchAustralia, #MarchInMarch, #MarchInMay, Activism, Budget 2014, Front Page, Wayne Jansson | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on People power set to collide with #FairGoJoe over #Budget2014 @jansant reports

You cannot burn a mummy blog: @burgewords comments

Over the weekend a ripple of panic went through the social media in Australia. I was alerted to it by one of my Twitter friends. Word was that Vanessa Powell, described on her Twitter profile as a “refugee supporter”, had been sent two anonymous tweets by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. They could […]

Posted in #auspol, #MarchInMarch, #NoFibsMIM, Activism, Asylum Seekers, Citizen Journalists, Creating Waves, Front Page, Michael Burge | Tagged , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

If you’re feeling the ‘vibe’ Vote Green: @senatormilne speech on #WAvotes

Senator Christine Milne, Leader of the Australian Greens National Press Club Address, 1 April 2014 I begin by acknowledging the Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples the traditional owners of the land on which we meet and acknowledge their elders past and present. And in doing so, I commit to the constitutional recognition of our Aboriginal and […]

Posted in #auspol, #MarchInMarch, #WAvotes, Asylum Seekers, Climate Change, Front Page, Refugees | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Faces in the crowd: Melbourne #MarchInMarch

A cross-post with the Australian Independent Media Network. The Marches in March continue to glow with controversy. Never did so few gather so many, without engaging the usual suspects of the old media, the political parties, NGOs, the unions and the activist groups. There had to be a dark side to these events. The people can’t […]

Posted in #auspol, #MarchAustralia, #MarchInMarch, Front Page, Kevin Rennie | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Faces in the crowd: Melbourne #MarchInMarch

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 […]

Posted in #auspol, #MarchAustralia, #MarchInMarch, #NoFibsMIM, Activism, Asylum Seekers, Citizen Journalists, Climate Change, Democracy, Fifth Estate, Front Page, Grass roots politics, Sally Farrell, Social Media | Tagged , | 26 Comments

We are family: Sydney’s #MarchInMarch, by @coolmccool

[clear] By Jim McCool  @coolmccool Last Sunday, despite a thunderstorm and torrential downpours, thousands of Sydneysiders joined the #MarchInMarch protests. According to some media reports, this was a march of leftist extremists, the usual parade of tree-huggers and soap-dodgers. I do not believe that to be the case. I was there. My family was there. I […]

Posted in #auspol, #MarchAustralia, #MarchInMarch, #NoFibsMIM, Front Page | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

More questions than answers after Adelaide #MarchInMarch: @WorsleyTrevor reports

Story & Photos by Trevor Worsley  @WorsleyTrevor   23rd March 2014 I am not a political activist. I have never been to a protest or demonstration of any kind. I had long considered myself a swinging voter, trying at each election to make decisions based on issues and not slogans or political spin. Gradually, over the past […]

Posted in #auspol, #MarchAustralia, #MarchInMarch, #NoFibsMIM, Activism, Front Page, MSM, Trevor Worsley | Tagged , , | 9 Comments

The #MarchinMarch Canberra in pictures, by @Jansant

By Wayne Jansson  @jansant 23rd March 2014 Roll over photos to read captions or click for slideshow. Read More from the March In March Archive 

Posted in #auspol, #MarchAustralia, #MarchInMarch, #NoFibsMIM, Activism, Front Page, Wayne Jansson | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The #MarchinMarch Canberra in pictures, by @Jansant

New Politics, New Media: On-the-ground #MarchinMarch reporting by citizen journalist @jansant

By Wayne Jansson  @jansant 20th March 2014 It’s normal to start a story at the beginning. I’m going to start smack bang in the middle with this one, as it sums up one of the many factors which forced 100,000 plus people to MarchInMarch (MiM) around Australia. I say forced intentionally. People don’t take to the streets in […]

Posted in #auspol, #MarchAustralia, #MarchInMarch, #NoFibsMIM, Activism, Front Page, Wayne Jansson | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Sssshhhh, don’t tell the media, but politics is changing from the ground-up, by @ariadne_syd

Ariadne Vromen, @ariadne_syd Source: The Conversation University of Sydney 21st March 2014 Political participation in Australia will soon be about hope – and the transformation of citizenship engagement in this country. Here is why. Traditionally, Australian political participation was centred on, and supported by, the electoral system, political parties and major political organisations. Most media commentators tend […]

Posted in #auspol, #MarchInMarch, #NoFibsMIM, Activism, Front Page | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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 

Posted in #auspol, #MarchAustralia, #MarchInMarch, #NoFibsMIM, Activism, Front Page, Wayne Jansson | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Training it to Melbourne’s #MarchinMarch, by @jenoutwest

[clear] By Jenny Bates  @jenoutwest, 17 March, 2014 Our journey to March in March began Sunday morning on a standing room only train to Melbourne – amazing, considering not an AFL colour could be seen. It was obvious this march was going to be big, and it was.  As more people squeezed in at each stop, […]

Posted in #auspol, #MarchAustralia, #MarchInMarch, #NoFibsMIM, Activism, Front Page, Issues, Jenny Bates | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Training it to Melbourne’s #MarchinMarch, by @jenoutwest

Storify: From the red heart @Amanda467 on #MarchInMarch Alice Springs

[View the story “From the Red Heart: A First Time Protester” on Storify]   Read More about Amanda Markham and more from the March In March Archive 

Posted in #auspol, #MarchAustralia, #MarchInMarch, #NoFibsMIM, Activism, Amanda Markham, Front Page | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

#MarchinMarch report from Newcastle by @Sikamikanico

By Nicola Bell  @Sikamikanico Source: Sikamikanico Blogs 18th March 2014 After all of the build up to the March in March, I nearly ended up not marching at all. First I was supposed to be marching in Newcastle, then it looked like we’d be in Sydney, then Sydney was cut short but I was having niggling health issues […]

Posted in #auspol, #MarchAustralia, #MarchInMarch, #NoFibsMIM, Activism, Front Page | Tagged | Comments Off on #MarchinMarch report from Newcastle by @Sikamikanico

Storify: @JanB_QLD and #MarchInMarch Brisbane

[View the story “Brisbane #MarchinMarch #NoFibsMim” on Storify]   Read More from the March In March Archive 

Posted in #auspol, #MarchAustralia, #MarchInMarch, #NoFibsMIM, Activism, Front Page, Jan Bowman | Tagged , | Comments Off on Storify: @JanB_QLD and #MarchInMarch Brisbane

Mary Lucas open letter to Jon Faine regarding #MarchinMarch

By Mary Lucas 17th March 2014                                                                 

Posted in #auspol, #MarchAustralia, #MarchInMarch, #NoFibsMIM, ABC, Activism, Fifth Estate, Front Page, Grass roots politics, Social Media | Tagged | 1 Comment

Storify: #MarchInMarch Perth reported by @GuinevereHall and @Trixie_Boo

[View the story “How the West was run: #MarchInMarch Perth” on Storify]   Read More from the March In March Archive 

Posted in #auspol, #MarchAustralia, #MarchInMarch, #NoFibsMIM, #WAvotes, Activism, Asylum Seekers, Climate Change, Front Page, Guinevere Hall, Reezy Miller | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Storify: #MarchInMarch Perth reported by @GuinevereHall and @Trixie_Boo

Marching for the Lucky Country: @Trixie_Boo reports on #MarchInMarch Perth

KnitWit PM. Humour and creativity #MarchInMarch #NoFibsMiM Perth pic.twitter.com/eJF7XYZb4K — Reezy Miller (@Trixie_Boo) March 16, 2014 By Reezy Miller  @Trixie_Boo 17th March 2014 Depending on which way you lean politically, the idea of living in one of Australia’s safest political seats – state and federal – may alarm or delight you. I’m fortunate enough to live in the […]

Posted in #auspol, #MarchAustralia, #MarchInMarch, #NoFibsMIM, #WAvotes, Activism, Asylum Seekers, Climate Change, Front Page, Grass roots politics, Marriage Equality, Reezy Miller, Refugees | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

#MarchinMarch Katoomba report by @bluntshovels

By El Gibbs  @bluntshovels 17th March 2014 Over 700 people gathered in front of the historic Carrington Hotel in Katoomba on Sunday to protest against the Federal Government, spilling out onto the street. Many hand-made signs featured, with slogans such as “What happened to taking care? Of ourselves, each other, our country”, “It’s not money […]

Posted in #auspol, #MarchAustralia, #MarchInMarch, #NoFibsMIM, Activism, Front Page | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Melbourne’s Massive #MarchinMarch: @kevin_rennie reports

By Kevin Rennie  @kevin_rennie 17th March 2014 Someone asked me what purpose protesting on the streets would serve just six months after an election, especially about a very wide range of issues. A quick look at video of Melbourne’s March in March may help to clarify its importance at a time of growing government secrecy and […]

Posted in #auspol, #MarchAustralia, #MarchInMarch, #NoFibsMIM, Democracy, Front Page, Kevin Rennie | Tagged | Comments Off on Melbourne’s Massive #MarchinMarch: @kevin_rennie reports

Storify: A concerned nation shouts to its Parliament #MarchInMarch

[View the story “A concerned nation shouts to its Parliament #MarchInMarch” on Storify]   Read More from the March In March Archive 

Posted in #auspol, #MarchAustralia, #MarchInMarch, #NoFibsMIM, Activism, Anne Carlin, Asylum Seekers, Climate Change, Front Page, Marriage Equality, Parliament, Racism, Refugees, Wayne Jansson | Tagged , | Comments Off on Storify: A concerned nation shouts to its Parliament #MarchInMarch

Meeting of minds at Port Macquarie #MarchInMarch attracts a drone @deanhepburn reports

By Dean Hepburn  @deanhepburn March 17th 2014 The drone flying over the March in March protest at Port Macquarie was an ominous portent of the direction the Abbott Government is fast taking Australia. Everyone marching was observed to look at it and smile, as though they felt Big Brother was watching over their shoulder. Despite it, […]

Posted in #auspol, #KingstonReports, #MarchAustralia, #MarchInMarch, #NoFibsMIM, Activism, Dean Hepburn, Front Page | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Storify: Abbott, Newman no firm favourites in Bris Vegas @burgewords #MarchInMarch

[View the story “Abbott, Newman no firm favourites in Bris Vegas #MarchInMarch” on Storify]   Read More from the March In March Archive 

Posted in #auspol, #MarchAustralia, #MarchInMarch, #NoFibsMIM, Front Page, Jan Bowman, Michael Burge | Tagged | Comments Off on Storify: Abbott, Newman no firm favourites in Bris Vegas @burgewords #MarchInMarch

Storify: Melbourne #MarchInMarch Street Party Protest @geeksrulz

[View the story “Melbourne #MarchInMarch Street Party Protest” on Storify]   Read More from the March In March Archive 

Posted in #auspol, #MarchAustralia, #MarchInMarch, #NoFibsMIM, Activism, Bumpy Favell, Front Page, Tony The Geek, Wayne Jansson | Tagged | Comments Off on Storify: Melbourne #MarchInMarch Street Party Protest @geeksrulz

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 […]

Posted in #auspol, #MarchAustralia, #MarchInMarch, #NoFibsMIM, Activism, Front Page, Wayne Jansson | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Moving Blue Mountains for #MarchInMarch: @bluntshovels reports

By El Gibbs  @bluntshovels 13th March 2014 Asylum seekers, the environment and funding for community services were all reasons given by people planning to attend the Blue Mountains March in March this Sunday. Rachel Higgins, from Springwood, is 17 and wants: “The best for the country and for me when I grow up”. She is worried […]

Posted in #auspol, #MarchAustralia, #MarchInMarch, Asylum Seekers, El Gibbs, Front Page | Tagged , | 10 Comments

Blasting the #MarchInMarch partisan myths: @jansant reports

By Wayne Jansson  @jansant 13th March 2014 March in March (MiM) has now grown to 31 events across the country, the main Facebook page has more than 42,000 likes, and growing. Last week The Border Mail ran a story about an MiM event for Wodonga, Victoria, claiming it was being organised by North-East Border Trades Hall. MiM organisers have been extremely […]

Posted in #auspol, #MarchAustralia, #MarchInMarch, Activism, Front Page, Wayne Jansson | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

All your #MarchInMarch questions answered by @sacarlin48

By Anne Carlin  @sacarlin48 11th March 2014 The time is drawing nigh. March in March 2014 is happening this weekend in 29 locations across the nation, and then on Monday morning, the big one takes place in Canberra. You can check out the details of all the marches here. Many of you might be wondering what are these […]

Posted in #auspol, #MarchAustralia, #MarchInMarch, Activism, Anne Carlin, Asylum Seekers, Climate Change, Environment, Front Page | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

The main #MarchInMarch Twitter Feed

 

#MarchInMarch News, Views, Pics, Tweets and Links

Ariadne Vromen: March in March: the old ways of doing politics are under challenge

Defying conventional understanding

Peter Barnes: #MarchinMarch deniers – in speaking you show your unease

If the MIM were the irrelevant, easily dismissed non-event you claim it is, why are you all going on about it so long, loud and vehemently?

Fatima Measham: We will protest on your behalf

We are, pardon the hyperbole, under siege – in case you hadn’t noticed.

Van Badham: March in March marks the birth of a new kind of activism

Political parties are no longer the channel of activism in this country; they have become its target.

John Birmingham: Will you miss us when we’re gone?

That you won’t care, and that there will be no reason to care.

Jim Parker: Left Right Out

Perhaps the Fourth Estate might like to provide some analysis that reaches beyond their cosy and simplistic left-right, party political view of the world?

Wendy Bacon: Why I Supported March In March

March in March was a resounding success because of its diversity, not in spite of it.

Jenna Price: Pay attention, PM, else it may be at your peril

”You’ll never believe what happened next.”

David Horton: PIXELS MADE FLESH

This is a government that actively and extensively lied before the election.

Lyndon Morley: The Nuts and Bolts of Contemporary Australian Political Discourse

Bolt, you’re the enemy of civil political discourse. You’re not a journalist but a propagandist & hatemonger.

The Shallow Side: March in March – the end of mainstream media for a generation

Mainstream media were irrelevant in the march’s formation, and made themselves further irrelevant in its reporting.

Wendy Bacon: Thousands march against Abbott government in regional centres around Australia

 

Sortius’ March in March 2014 Speech, Melbourne from Sortius on Vimeo.

NOT IN OUR NAME from OPTICAL ALKEMI (J.Dujon.P) on Vimeo.

Viv Moore! March in March Melbourne

March in March Alice Springs from Matt Woodham on Vimeo.

“When we all throw Abbott out”

Melbourne #MarchInMarch today was a good vibes, family friendly Street Party Protest

Father Rod Bower speaking at March in March Gosford

Lachlan Phillips explains why he is marching

March in March (Darwin) – Akmal Saleh

Sally Newell’s Facebook Gallery of #marchinmarch Melbourne

March In March YouTube Channel