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30 November 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Becky Bond on Big Organising

Becky Bond joined India Prior (Plan to Win) and a large enthusiastic crowd for a discussion of big organising on Tuesday 28 November 2017. The big organising approach utilised in the Bernie Sanders campaign offers several valuable rules to scale up your efforts, empower members and supporters, and catch the fire of momentum. Becky Bond […]

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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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24 February 2015 ~ 0 Comments

What stopped the EW Tunnel?

What stopped the EW Tunnel?

When it is people vs roads, it’s rare that people win. Despite the signed contracts, federal funding committed and homes acquired the East-West Tunnel project has been stopped! (For now at least). But what stopped it? We’ll take a look at the community campaign strategies and tactics that enabled this historic win. Featuring Cait Jones […]

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26 January 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Strategy and Soul Bookclub Workshops

The online discussion of Strategy and Soul is in full swing – get in touch if you’d like to join. Here’s two opportunities to be part of the face-to-face bookclub. Weekend Workshop: Campaign Strategy with Soul A 1 ½ day workshop to apply the insights from Strategy and Soul to campaign planning. We’ll explore: Framing your […]

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30 October 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Strategy and Soul Bookclub

Strategy and Soul Bookclub

Summer Discussion and Strategy Workshop   Strategy and Soul is the riveting David versus Goliath story of the campaign against Philadelphia casino development. Written by Daniel Hunter, experienced US activist educator, the book reads like a novel but teaches like a strategy manual. To get the most out of this excellent resource Plan to Win has […]

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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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11 June 2013 ~ 1 Comment

Celebration is an Activist Skill

Last month’s Melbourne Campaigners’ Network was held on a grim rainy night but it was totally heartwarming! We shared stories of success – big or small, recent or distant. Activists are often so focused on problems. We’re used to battle and struggle. Unfortunately many of us have experienced defeat. Even when we do win it […]

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13 May 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Learning From a Tibet Campaign Win

Kyinzom Dhongdue from Australian Tibet Council shares the story of a recent campaign win and the lessons that can be taken from it.  On 16 April, a prime time news program on Australian TV broke the story on the country’s oldest university cancelling a talk by the Dalai Lama. Within a week, the University of […]

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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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