Tuesday, March 18, 2014

March in March in Perth

Thousands of people marched in Perth on March 16 against the policies of the Abbott Liberal government. Around the country over 100,000 people took part in events all around the country.

The video above is from the Perth march and the video below is of the talk by Alex Bainbridge at the Perth rally.

See below for a national summary report by Green Left Weekly and a link the GLW live blog of the event.

March in March launches mass resistance to Abbott's attacks

March in March drew a big crowd in Sydney despite rain.

The March in March protests across Australia over March 15-17 were a resounding success – not just because of their size, focus and breadth.

Just as significant is the fact that March in March tore apart the idea – seeded by the cynical rhetoric of John Howard's spin doctors in the wake of the invasion of Iraq – that protests don't work.

This protest worked precisely because it brought between 80,000 and 110,000 people out of their homes and into the streets in a disparate yet united way against the Tony Abbott government's attacks. READ MORE HERE

March in March liveblog

Green Left Weekly is liveblogging March in March rallies happening this weekend. There are 31 events being held across the country. READ MORE HERE