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Activism and protest / editied by Justin Healey.

Activism and protest / editied by Justin Healey.
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Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date
324.9 ACTI
Adult Non Fiction   Earlwood . . Available .  
324.9 ACTI
Adult Non Fiction   Panania . . Available .  
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ISBN 9781922274021 (paperback)
Title Activism and protest / editied by Justin Healey.
Published Thirroul, NSW : Spinney Press, [2020]
©2020.
Description 60 pages : colour illustrations ; 30 cm.
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary In a free society such as Australia, the right to peaceful protest is a long-practised feature of our democracy. The nightly news frequently broadcasts images of activists rallying for social change on diverse issues ranging from animal rights to coal mines, gay marriage, religious freedom and antiimmigration views. Social change movements are increasingly championed online through social media and e-petitions as well as on the streets, placing pressure on political leaders and raising the public profile of a range of causes. Anti-protest laws, expanded police powers, well-resourced activism campaigns during elections, chaotic vegan protests and mass climate change action by school students, have all directed a spotlight on the principles of protest and the role of activist groups in organising resistance and raising awareness of controversial causes. This title examines protest movements, rights and protections, and explores how activism can influence public opinion and hold governments and business to account. Is the current climate of protest in Australia growing hotter for social change, reflecting the civil unrest seen in many other parts of the world? Is there a rising tide of activism that is shifting power to the people?
Subjects Social movements in art
Protest movements -- Australia
Civil rights demonstrations -- Australia
Social action -- Australia
Social change -- Australia
Social movements -- Australia
Assembly, Right of -- Australia
Other Names Healey, Justin editor.
Series Issues in society (Balmain, N.S.W.)    
See Also: Issues for the nineties (Balmain, N.S.W.) 451.
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