February, 2013

26 February 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Funny Activism

“Humour is essential to a successful tactician, for the most potent weapons known to mankind are satire and ridicule.” Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals In January I was asked by New Tactics in Human Rights to be a conversation leader in their international online dialogue ‘Using Humour to Expose the Ridiculous’. Many excellent tactics and stories […]

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15 February 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Lessons from the US Election

Australians can learn a lot from the US – like the perils of an unregulated market, how not to set up a health system, and what happens if you consume a lot of high fructose corn syrup. The US is also a rich source of social movement innovation. As an activist educator many of the […]

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05 February 2013 ~ 0 Comments

MCN February: US Election Report-Back

MCN February: US Election Report-Back

Join us for ‘show and tell’ from Melbourne folks who went to the US to work on campaigns during the election. Presenters including Victoria McKenzie-McHarg, Lucy Manne and Alex White will share stories, pictures, insights… and maybe some Oreos. We’ll be talking about: field organising; digital campaigning; data management; the different social and political context between […]

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