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Direct action gets the goods

Posted on June 25th, by Counteractive in Campaigns, News. No Comments

So said a comment online yesterday.  As news of the World Heritage announcement spread like wildfire it was great to watch the facebook newsfeed – tears and laughter and elation and vindication.  This win will be claimed by many, but a special part of it needs to be owned by the frontline crew.

I’ve worked around the fringes of the forest campaign for more than ten years now – and have consistently been amazed at the tenacity and toughness of the people who speak for the trees.

No matter what your view on the so called ‘tassie peace deal’ – you have to credit a big part of this win to the people on the frontline.  For crazy-glorious pirate ships, for living in the tree tops, imagination and gender bending ‘be my florentine’ beauty pageants, for people camped in muddy winter holding … Read More »