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

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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Sydney Rallies Against New Bikie Laws

When injustice becomes law resistance becomes duty - waiting for the rally on Macquarie Street
 A rally was held at 11 am outside parliament house in Sydney to protest new anti Biker laws that enable a motorcycle club to be outlawed if three members are convicted of an offence.

Bikers arrive in Macquarie Street, Sydney for the rally.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Protest in Martin Place, Sydney Calls for No Invasion of Syria

Protestors in Martin Place, Sydney against a western invasion of Syria

Monday, July 15, 2013

Stop Coal Seam Gas in Sydney CBD

Coal Seam Gas industry representatives meet with government ministers and academics July 15th 2013 at the Swissotel in Market Street, Sydney while outside protesters gather.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Occupy Sydney to be Evicted after 560 days by Sydney Council

On June 24th 2013 City of Sydney Council passed a motion to call upon police to evict Occupy Sydney from Martin Place after 560 days of occupation. Occupy has been providing 24 hour assistance for the homeless from a makeshift camp in Martin Place. It has evolved from the earlier Occupy movement which demanded more equality and power for the 99%. Photos of early Occupy Sydney can be seen

20th June 2013 homeless people approach Occupy Sydney stall in Martin Place for assistance.
When I visited Occupy Sydney last Thursday evening the client I spoke to on the left informed me that Occupy has made a big difference to their wellbeing and street survival. I've never heard the destitute give ringing endorsements of charity businesses such as Salvos et al so they must be doing something right. Contact them at The full resolution raised by Councillor Forster (sister of Conservative leader Tony Abbot) can be read here

Occupy Newcastle Town Hall