Direct Action

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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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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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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28 September 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Resources for Nonviolent Action

Feeling stuck in your social change work? Need some inspiration from the history of social movements? These three excellent online resources have got what you need. All three are concerned with cataloguing examples of nonviolent action and sharing those to support the work of people struggling for change now. What is meant by ‘nonviolent action’? […]

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