Robin Taubenfeld of BrisCAN-G20 on their Peoples Convergence and March opposing the upcoming G20 in Brisbane.
“BrisCAN-G20 is a broad network of groups concerned about the social and ecological impacts of the G20. Included in these are concerns about the immediate repercussions of hosting the G20 in our region – such as the current diminishing of civil liberties – and the local and global perpetuation of the economics of privilege. We see the G20 as an opportunity to unite and work towards transforming our society into a more just and sustainable one.”
With recent revelations mining company Idemitsu contracted spies to infiltrate protesters opposed to the expansion of coal at Maules Creek we speak to blogger and activist “Slackbastard” Andy Fleming about the history of this kind of strategy.
The release last week of a budget which breaks almost every Liberal election promise, prompted strong opposition on the streets of our major cities. We spoke to Perth March in May organiser Alex Bainbridge about the march itself, and plans for future organising.