Birth of a progressive coalition: 30,000 march in Melbourne for climate and social justice

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My most recent article for Independent Australia:

The March in March was a stunning success for the grass roots organisers, writes Mike Marriott, who says the sentiments shared by the marchers were remarkably similar.

“I’m devastated by what the Abbott is doing without debate. It’s getting worse. The ignorance of science is hard to fathom!”

That’s Richard.

He is standing on the steps of the State Library of Victoria, brandishing a sign in which a cartoon version of Prime Minister Abbott declares ‘Climate Change is Crap’.

He was among the 30,000 Victorians who marched in protest on Sunday in protest.

The March in March was a stunning success for the grass-roots organisers — a rival to the Vietnam Moratorium marches of 1970.

This wasn’t merely a small gathering of the disenfranchised. In attendance, one could find a true cross-section of the community.

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Mike @ WtD

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One thought on “Birth of a progressive coalition: 30,000 march in Melbourne for climate and social justice

  1. Stuart Mathieson says:

    Trying to fathom Abbot out is nigh impossible. He’s a certain type of creature whose quite considerable critical faculties are totally focused externally. That’s what makes him an effective operator. Think Tony Blair and Mel Gibson. All certain kind of Catholic; (not generalising to all Catholics). the result I think of spending ones whole life trapped in an inflexible milieux. Not restricted to that particular faith or any faith at all. One thinks of some of the New Athiests.

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