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Art and protest – If a tree falls

Posted on May 14th, by Counteractive in Campaigns, News, Resources. No Comments

Eloise joined our team this year, and writes about her experience as an invited artist, to Tarkine in Motion

This year I attended Tarkine in Motion, ran by the Bob Brown Foundation, who are campaigning for 450 000 hectares of forest and coast to be declared a National Park and World Heritage Area. The event, now in it’s fourth year, sees artists venture into the north west corner of Tasmania, to document, experience, and be inspired by the beautiful wilderness that is the Takayna/Tarkine.

At the Arthur River camp the first thing I can hear is the distant roar of the ocean. It’s the end of the day and sunset isn’t far off, but I really want to go down to the waves. Slipping away before anyone can follow me, I crawl through the knotted scrub near the camp, climb over … Read More »

Pass the glitter

Posted on September 17th, by Counteractive in News. No Comments

As most of progressive Australia is wringing their hands, avoiding media or fleeing the country we decided to turn our focus to some creative ways through the mire.  Our friends at Plan to Thrive have some good tips on beating the post election blues that folks might want to check out in the meantime as well.

There is so darned much to protest with an Abbott government that we are in danger of drowning each other out.

It is going to be an uphill battle so it should at least be fun right? Less ranting and more creativity we say.

Our award for the best political stunt this year goes to epic dreamboat Twiggy Palmcock.  For the straight face he managed to maintain, the behind the scenes schmoozing video complete with Howard cameo, and the creativity of a wrist bracelet made of starburst … Read More »