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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 »

We stand with Jono

Posted on July 27th, by Counteractive in Campaigns, Events, News. No Comments

We’ve been helping coordinate the campaign to support Jonathan Moylan – a young man who has been targeted by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission, and threatened with 10 years jail and $765,000 in fines for a simple act of good conscience.

The announcement that ANZ should have made in January 2013 was that they were withdrawing their $1.2 billion from Whitehaven coal. But unfortunately it turned out to be a hoax – Instead their ongoing investment in toxic futures was exposed – and a conversation got started.

We support action in highlighting the issues around coal finance and divestment, and believe that Jono’s actions opened up an important conversation that Australia needs to have. How long are we willing to directly contribute to the root causes of climate change by profiting from coal? And why are our banks using our money … Read More »