Tag Archives: activism

The poetry of protest

In small and large ways resistance to oppression, needless pain, foolish policy and injustice occurs all the time. Over lunch yesterday my Muslim friends talked about the many acts of support and solidarity that have occurred during the week (their … Continue reading

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Safe Harbour

Some kinds of activism appeal to me more than others. Safe Harbour, a project which highlights the issues of refugees in Australia, and is pushing for the closure of Nauru and Manus Island refugee detention centres, is one of these … Continue reading

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Alison Ashby

In response to last week’s post about Wittunga Botanical Gardens, Nicky (marvellous supporter of this blog and its producer) responded with a link to Alison Ashby, daughter of the original owner of the property and sister to Keith, who gave … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday

It’s a bit late, but I wanted to have a record of the rally I went to last Sunday in support of refugees. I went along primarily of course to support the cause, and to register my disapproval of the … Continue reading

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The hard work of peace

  I heard a story on the radio this week about an amazing woman, Alice Wheeldon, who put her life on the line in opposition to World War 1. This time 100 years ago, she, two of her daughters and … Continue reading

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Windblown

I met with Kylie yesterday – she has been doing a placement for her studies in early childhood education and had a great book with her – called Windblown… It’s about these 7 paper shapes that are blown about by … Continue reading

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