Above: "The Police Chief's Car" taken the night of the Star Hotel riot in Newcastle, Australia.

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

19th November 2011 Occupy Sydney's Anti-Corporate Greed Tour

Outside State Parliament during Anti-Corporate Greed Tour

Police kettling at Martin Place during Anti-Corporate Greed Tour

Tour of Corporate Greed
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Occupy Art - International Day Of Creative Action - Feb 12 (#F12)

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Courtroom Drama for Save Our Figs Legal Team

Outside the Land and Environment Court this week tension mounts as Save Our Figs Inc fight to continue their injunction preventing Newcastle council from destroying Laman Street figs. The judgement ruled:
In a democracy, the Court should be slow to countenance refusing interlocutory relief to which an applicant is otherwise entitled because it engaged in peaceful protest in a context where a respondent arguably was behaving unlawfully in its administrative decision - making. (Full decision here)
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At the No Coal Seam Gas Stall at Newtown Festival Last Sunday

A busy day getting petition signatures and educating the public at the no gas mining stall at Newtown Festival on the weekend.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Occupy Newcastle!

Occupy Newcastle - Saving Laman Street Figs Calendar A year of struggle in documentary photographs showing part of Newcastle community’s heroic efforts to save our figs. More photos here

Monday, October 17, 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Radical Sydney

Anti coal seam gas mining protesters disrupt The Renovators TV show auction in Sydney, 27th September 2011. When asked by the auctioneer if they were making a bid one said " yeah I'm making a bid to stop coal seam gas mining in Sydney!" More at or follow on facebook at

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Radical Newcastle

2010 Blockade of Newcastle Harbour by climate activists
2009 Blockade of coal trains in Carrington, Newcastle

Hanging on to Power - unions protest electricity privatisation

Fellow Travellers - saving public transport and the rail line

Crisis on King Street

No Vacancies - outside Newcastle Community Art Centre

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Occupy Newcastle Town Hall