October, 2012

20 October 2012 ~ 1 Comment

Reflections on Occupy Melbourne

It’s a little over one year since Occupy Melbourne kicked off in City Square, one year since the dramatic and traumatic eviction by police acting on behalf of the City of Melbourne. It’s timely to look back on the phenomenon that was Occupy Melbourne. The Occupy Reflects Journal is a recently released collection of articles […]

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15 October 2012 ~ 3 Comments

Carpe Sexism! Seizing the Campaign Moment

Wow, everyone is talking about sexism these days, right? It’s suddenly popped on the agenda as if it never existed before, or as though everyone got too numb and sleepy about it, and then along came a big bucket of cold water to wake us up. For those folks who’ve been working consistently on gender […]

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08 October 2012 ~ 0 Comments

MCN November: Campaign QandA

It’s Melbourne Campaigners’ Network #qanda style but instead of partisan quarrelling we have a panel of clever campaigners: Shaun Murray, Quit Coal Wil Stracke, Australian Services Union Renee Carr, Global Poverty Project We’ll look back at the year in campaigning – the highlights, the fails, and lessons for the future. What can be learnt from […]

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08 October 2012 ~ 0 Comments

MCN Fundraising Tips

It was another fruitful Melbourne Campaigners’ Network session with around 25 folks turning up to discuss fundraising on September 27. A range of community organisations were represented, with diverse experience of campaigning and fundraising amongst the participants. Naomi Blackburn facilitated an activity to kick things off – small groups workshopped how they would raise $10,000. […]

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