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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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
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.