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What do we want! : the story of protest in Australia / Clive Hamilton ; foreword by Germaine Greer
Bib ID 7045265
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Hamilton, Clive, author
 
Description [Canberra] : National Library of Australia Publishing, [2016] 
©2016 
ix, 209 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm 
ISBN 9780642278913
Summary

In What Do We Want! Clive Hamilton explores the colourful, enthralling and stirring forms of protest used in the big social movements that define modern Australia. He includes dedicated chapters on the peace movement, women's liberation, Indigenous rights, gay rights and the environmental movement, and examines how these movements have confronted the ugliness in Australian society and caused epoch defining shifts in social attitudes. He describes protests with scores of thousands marching or sitting down in the streets of capital cities; colourful camps of a handful of protesters in Australia's forests, singing at bulldozers and blocking paths; acts of bravery by individuals using technology to disrupt stock markets or coming out on television; as well as vigils, leafleting, street theatre, occupations and myriad other creative forms of protest. Hamilton shows that progress occurs because a few individuals begin to demand change.

Notes

National Library's deposit copy signed by author.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-195) and index.

Subjects Protest movements -- Australia -- History.  |  Demonstrations -- Australia.  |  Human rights -- Australia.  |  Civil rights -- Australia.  |  Civil rights movements -- Australia.  |  Civil rights demonstrations -- Australia.  |  Gay rights -- Australia.  |  Indigenous peoples -- Civil rights -- Australia.  |  Women's rights -- Australia.  |  Feminism -- Australia.  |  Green movement -- Australia.  |  Yolngu people (NT SD53)  |  Gender relations - Feminism.  |  Politics and Government - Political action - Environment.  |  Jawoyn people (N57) (NT SD53-09)  |  Ngunawal / Ngunnawal people (D3) (NSW SI55-16)  |  Environment - Conservation - Forests.  |  Politics and Government - Political action - Indigenous embassies and political missions - Tent Embassy, Parliament House, Canberra.  |  Law enforcement - Police - Community policing.  |  Politics and Government - Political action - Rallies and marches.  |  Politics and Government - Political action - Mining.  |  Social behaviour - Violence.  |  Environment - Lakes and rivers.  |  Politics and Government - Political action - Civil rights.  |  Politics and Government - Political action - Anti racism.  |  Melbourne (Vic SJ55-05)  |  United States (USA)  |  Franklin / Gordon Rivers (SW Tas SK55-07)  |  Terania Creek (NSW N Coast SH56-03)  |  Moree (N NSW SH55-08)  |  Kakadu National Park (NT SD53-01, SD53-05)  |  Sydney (NSW SI56-05)  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Greer, Germaine, 1939-, writer of foreword
Copyright information © National Library of Australia 2016  Text © Clive Hamilton 

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