In 2003 an estimated 250,000 people marched in Sydney against the Iraq war — the biggest demonstration the city had ever seen. A few days later a much smaller group of demonstrators met at the same place to campaign for public education. The first protest was unsuccessful — Australia did join the Iraq war — but the second did succeed, with education funding increased substantially. Amanda Tattersal, of Unions NSW, helped organise both campaigns and says protest movements can learn a lot from this seemingly paradoxical result.Visit Link
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In May 2002, Xanana Gusmao was sworn in as President and East Timor became world’s newest nation. Jason MacLeod’s case study explores the resistance movement and its strategy.
Presentation by Claudia Baldwin designed to: introduce ADR processes; outline the characteristics of mediation; identify skills useful for preventing and resolving conflicts; and to identify the benefits of mediation for environmental dispute and policy r
Justin Whelan’s (2007) evaluation of the campaign against Australia’s involvement in the Iraq war examines the efforts of anti-war coalitions and the broader movement. Justin draws on social movement theories including Bill Moyer’s Movement Action Plan, a