Category Archives: Actions & protests
The most publicly visible thing activists do. Protests, rallies and direct action to raise awareness and oppose the things we object to.
I must be getting old, I thought cannabis went out of fashion when roller skates, flares and disco music did.
But seriously, there is a rally in on April 20 in flagstaff gardens, so if your most recent Sunday was a bit boring get along there show your support and meet some really friendly chilled out people. When you get to the rally be sure to mention occupymelbourne.net and you might win a free sample, you also might get a quizzical look and a free sample anyway, or just the quizzical look, it’s hard to say. Another likely feature is the apparent verbal sorcery of several guys with a high level of awareness of the law demonstrating ways to make the police go away without charging anyone with anything.
Should the legal status of Cannabis Sativa be changed?
Before considering consuming any substance please do your own research, these days people are even killed by peanut butter and bee stings.
A good place to start your research is http://www.erowid.org/
No one is going to tell you how to live your life, you have to make your own decisions.
Looks like this government has finally achieved what the previous one was unable to: mobilise a lot of people to protest. By conservative accounts about 20 000 protesters descended on the the city yesterday, still about 10 000 short of a MCC football crowd , but not a bad effort for a town that is known for it’s complacency in political matters. Now, if they only understood that it doesn’t matter which party is in power…still, we have to thank Phony Tony for doing such a great job as Enemy Number One! Maybe there can be a revolution now after all?
Victorian government votes for anti protest laws.
This is a move to further erode and criminalize dissent and marginalize political thought.
But do you?
The following politicians voted to remove your right to protest.
Hon Mr Bruce Atkinson : Nunawading (03) 9877 7188
Mrs Andrea Coote : Port Melbourne (03) 9681 9555
Ms Georgie Crozier : Caulfield (03) 9555 4101
Hon Richard Dalla-Riva :Vermont South (03) 9803 0592
Hon David Davis : Surrey Hills (03) 9888 6244
Mr Damian Drum : Bendigo (03) 5443 6277
Mr Andrew Elsbury : Werribee (03) 8742 3226
Mr Bernie Finn : Sunshine (03) 9312 1212
Hon Matthew Guy : Melbourne (03) 8392 6075
Hon Peter Hall : Traralgon (03) 5174 7066
Mr David Koch : Geelong (03) 5222 1941
Mrs Jan Kronberg : Ringwood (03) 9870 8284
Hon Wendy Lovell : Shepparton (03) 5821 0055
Mrs Amanda Millar : Woodend (03) 5427 2444
Mr Edward O’Donohue : Melbourne (03) 8684 0900
Mr Craig Ondarchie : South Morang (03) 9422 0099
Mrs Inga Peulich : Chelsea (03) 9772 1366
Mr Simon Ramsay : Ballarat (03) 5332 9443
Hon Gordon Rich-Phillips : Dandenong (03) 9794 7667
Mr Andrew Ronalds : Sale (03) 5143 1038
their email addresses:
Do not ever vote for these people, they think of you as nothing more that dumb beasts to be used and abused for their pleasure. Your only legal way to get political change is to contact them directly, which we suggest you do each and every day. You’ll soon see they really couldn’t care less about what you want, and any illusion of democracy you have will soon be gone.
Protest is now illegal, if you disagree with government policy you will be punished.
Russia begins to lose support for the war despite all the propaganda. Could this be the start of Maiden style protests in Russia. More and more evidence of Yukanovich’s dirty deals with Russia and the oligarchs are emerging. Russia has had a similar history of oligarch control, so are Russians beginning to wake up to the possibility that change is achievable, and that freedom is a spreading contagion. Can Russians overthrow their own oligarchy like the Ukrainians have done? The first step is to see through all the lies, propaganda and fear-mongering.
This great article shows the bravery to confront force with peace and deescalate a volatile situation, an the propaganda creating the conflict where none existed.
Mrs Mamchur, who is herself half Russian, blamed a ceaseless barrage of Kremlin propaganda for creating and stoking artificial tensions between ethnic Russians and others, especially Ukrainians and Tatars, on the peninsula.
Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine are really one slavic people,” said the Colonel. “The divisions are only formalities. Whoever gave the order for this operation set brother against brother. It’s a crazy situation.
Colonel Yuri Mamchur on the Russian military occupation of Ukrainian Crimea.
‘Sybil’, A surprise award winner from Ukraine, shilling up whatever point of view is paying at the time. Proof you can’t always believe what you see in the media.
In war, truth is the first casualty.
Greek tragic dramatist (525 BC – 456 BC)
Looks like Venezuela is going up in flames now too. Since the death of Hugo Chavez things haven’t been too good. Most of the protesters are students. Signs read:” Democracy yes, Communism NO”
The international media is quiet on this one so far…and there are very few images available.
George Takei shared the following link on Facebook: