Melbourne Campaigners’ Network

04 September 2018 ~ 0 Comments

MCN: Ecology of Social Movements

How does change come about? How can diverse social movement actors work together to move things forward? This Melbourne Campaigners’ Network session will be a reportback from Ecology of Social Movements, a 2 week course at the Ulex Centre attended by Holly Hammond in Catalunya this June. The course was a deep dive into theories […]

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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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21 November 2017 ~ 0 Comments

MCN: Big Organising with Becky Bond

Do you want to build people power to win? 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 is co-author of Rules for Revolutionaries: How Big Organizing Can Change Everything. She served as […]

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18 September 2017 ~ 0 Comments

MCN: Critical Consciousness Building

How do we get woke and stay woke? This Melbourne Campaigners’ Network session looks at a key issue in organising: how do we become aware of oppression and motivated to do something about it, and how do we support others on the same path? Critical consciousness, or consciousness raising, is a practice for building analysis […]

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05 June 2017 ~ 0 Comments

MCN: Call for presenters on campaign skills and innovation

Got something to share with your fellow campaigners? Expressions of interest to run Melbourne Campaigners’ Network sessions in the second half of 2017 are now welcomed. The Melbourne Campaigner’s Network holds gatherings for activists, campaigners and organisers to meet and learn together. The emphasis is on networking, exchanging ideas, and discovering new approaches which can […]

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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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09 December 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Campaigners’ Working Rights

Do progressive organisations have a responsibility to live their values in their workplaces? Can campaigning organisations demand progressive change without demonstrating that we adhere to its basic values – treating people with dignity, people having the right to be involved in decisions that affect them, acting together in our collective interests? Clare Ozich from Australian […]

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30 October 2016 ~