Resources

13 October 2018 ~ 2 Comments

Facilitating for Gender Balance

It’s a familiar situation. You’re at a forum, seminar or conference and the MC opens up for questions. Out of nowhere a man steps up, strongly opinionated, ready to pose a question – or perhaps offer their own perspective as a comment, prompting the MC to enquire ‘do you have a question?’ There follow more […]

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17 January 2017 ~ 0 Comments

MCN: Radical resistance at La ZAD

MCN: Radical resistance at La ZAD

Hear from a visiting French activist about the inspiring struggle to stop an airport and save farms and forests. For over 50 years, farmers and locals have resisted the building of a new airport for the French city of Nantes (which by the way already has one). Now in these rich fields, forests and wetlands, […]

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23 September 2014 ~ 0 Comments

People’s Climate March: Why did people participate?

The international People’s Climate Mobilisation has involved inspiring large rallies around the world – including an epic 310,000 in New York City. In Melbourne around 30,000 turned out on Sunday 21 September, a beautiful spring day. Four volunteers undertook a survey at the rally, to gather feedback for the organisers, see if there were lessons […]

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21 April 2013 ~ 0 Comments

What makes NVDA effective?

By now I’m sure you’ve heard the news – Woodside has pulled out of the proposed gas hub development at Walmadan (James Price Point in the Kimberley). The development may still be on the table in some shape or form, but for now this is an important victory for the No Gas campaign. As Nicola […]

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09 April 2013 ~ 3 Comments

The Heart of the Kimberley

Nicola Paris has recently returned from six months in Broome supporting the community campaign against Woodside’s proposed gas hub. She’ll be sharing her observations and insights at our next Melbourne Campaigners’ Network event: ‘Lessons from the frontline’, this Thursday 12 April at the Wheeler Centre. Nicola introduces the campaign in this article – come along […]

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07 March 2013 ~ 0 Comments

MCN April: Lessons from the Frontline

MCN April: Lessons from the Frontline

What we can learn from the struggle for Country and community in the Kimberley. Nicola Paris has just returned from six months in Broome supporting the community campaign against Woodside’s proposed gas hub. She’ll be sharing her observations and insights including: The role nonviolent direct action has played in delaying work, increasing pressure on the […]

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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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04 July 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Resources for Effective Action

The Effective Action Training Day at Ross House on Saturday 30 June went off! Thanks so much to Sarah Day and the other Ross House folks for organising such an informative and engaging day. I ran an Introduction to Campaigning workshop, and was pleased to be part of the programme with fellow travelling folks Nicola Paris, […]

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23 January 2012 ~ 9 Comments

Review: Deep Green Resistance

Plan to Win has been asking around for recommended reading for campaigners, community organisers, and other activists. What books have you learnt from, been challenged by, found inspiring – and what would you recommend to others? Here Louise Matthiesson reviews Deep Green Resistance – Strategy to save the planet by Lierre Kieth, Aric McBay, and […]

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18 January 2012 ~ 4 Comments

Spy vs Activist: Managing Security Risks

Recently it came to light that a minister in the Australian government, Martin Ferguson, has advocated for increased surveillance of anti-coal and other climate activists, and for stronger penalties for actions taken on energy infrastructure, after being approached by energy companies. While the direct link between industry targeted by activists, a government minister, and resulting […]

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