The Tent Embassy Debacle from A Protester’s POV

In Canberra, in front of Old Parliament House (also known as the Museum of Democracy) is the First Nation’s Tent Embassy, first established in 1972 by four Aboriginal activists who wanted to draw attention to the plight and inequality of Indigenous Australians. 2012 is the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Embassy and so […]

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Wil Wallace: Jacob Appelbaum Visits #OMEL (The Digest, 24/1/12)

During the 20th Century many journalists sought to make careers by traveling to distant and dangerous locations to interview rebel leaders, tyrants and criminals for stories that would titillate their readers. In the 21st century this has continued, though the development of digital technology and communications has brought changes: media can now operate with much […]

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Wil Wallace: In Support of Reform [Rather than Revolution] (Occupied Times of London, 20/1/12) #auspol #OLSX

Nearly every activist has a place for revolution in his or her political toolbox. Some treasure it as their most precious tool, constantly polishing it up and yearning for the day when it can be put to good use; others hide it away at the bottom of the deepest drawers and instead choosing to use […]