Topic archives: protests

Crikey Worm: dozens of Palestinians killed

May 15, 2018 2

Good morning, early birds. Dozens of Palestinian protesters killed by Israeli forces. Plus, a teenage boy at risk of suicide has been forcibly returned to Australia's detention centre on Nauru. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

The forgotten Anzac Day protests of the ’80s

April 24, 2018 5

The 1980s heralded a swell of protests highlighting the treatment of women in war, and the role of rape as a weapon. Decades later, the problem is still invisible.

Revellers dance, march and sing through the tear gas at Sicilian anti-G7, anti-Trump protest

May 29, 2017 3

They marched without masks. They marched without bandanas. Freelance journalist Matthew Clayfield. reports.

AAP suspended for Parliament protest photos

February 23, 2017 2

AAP photographers and management get a suspension from the press gallery over photos of November's asylum seeker protest in the House of Representatives.

A cross-party statement from the House of Representatives: keep question time sacred

December 2, 2016 4

The protesters who hijacked question time on Wednesday threaten Australia's most sacred institution, writes satirist Ben Pobjie.

Monash, Curtin students threatened by unis ahead of Malaysian protests

November 17, 2016 1

The warnings come just days ahead of major protests calling for the resignation of Malaysia’s PM, writes Jarni Blakkarly, a freelance journalist based in Melbourne. He tweets at @jarniblakkarly.

Rio Tinto v Bulga: how a small NSW town is taking on a mining multinational

October 3, 2016 3

The people of Bulga have been fighting Rio Tinto for years, and they're not about to give up now, writes PhD candidate at the University of Newcastle Melina Ey.

What we’re missing on NSW’s protester laws

March 17, 2016 2

Crikey readers discuss politics and other issues of the day.

Don’t confuse protest marches with PR stunts

May 30, 2014

Crikey readers have their say on Thailand, Manus Island and the effectiveness of protest marches

Razer’s Class Warfare: March in March is only about your feelings — but that’s fine

Razer’s Class Warfare: March in March is only about your feelings — but that’s fine

March 20, 2014 18

Protests don't have to get media coverage to be successful -- if they help protesters feel like glorious revolutionaries, that's just fine.

A March in March media blackout? How to get your protest covered

A March in March media blackout? How to get your protest covered

March 18, 2014 49

A few short stories, a few snarky ones. March in March didn't rate, according to the nation's media. How come, and how can activists make sure their voice is heard?

Razer’s class warfare: the 10 worst protests of 2013

Razer’s class warfare: the 10 worst protests of 2013

December 19, 2013 6

Just shut up with your stupid protests against lingerie football, poor old Snoop Dogg and the liberation of brown women from their oppressors. Your protests are worse than ineffective; they're actually making things worse. Stop.

Compare and contrast: protests in Ukraine and Thailand

Compare and contrast: protests in Ukraine and Thailand

December 3, 2013 1

A study in revolutionary comparison: protests in Kiev and Bangkok share some remarkable similarities. But the cause of the uprisings across Thailand and in the Ukraine differ.

Notes from the Brazilian spring: it’s about more than bus fares

Notes from the Brazilian spring: it’s about more than bus fares

June 28, 2013 1

It started about the cost of bus fares -- but the Brazilian spring has morphed into something much bigger. Brazilian-Australian journalist Naiara Carrillo explains why they're revolting, and points to early successes.

Call to Cover the Night, but will Kony fighters be Invisible?

April 20, 2012 6

The hype generated by Invisible Children’s 30-minute video proved the power of social media, accumulating over 105 million views. But where are those supporters now, asks Dylan Barber?

Crikey says: this movement might be something after all …

Crikey says: this movement might be something after all …

October 3, 2011 4

People are starting to pay attention to a growing movement in the US, and no it's not the Tea Party.

How Nokia helped supress protest in Iran

March 5, 2010

A Finnish magazine has obtained a surveillance system Nokia allegedly supplied to Iran last year, allowing the government to locate, monitor and ultimately arrest dissidents. Dark, damning and depressing.

Bernard Keane’s guide to writing to Ministers

Bernard Keane’s guide to writing to Ministers

December 16, 2009 47

Want to vent your fury about net censorship? Bernard Keane offers some tips for making your correspondence to your local MP as painful as possible, drawn from his sordid, blood-soaked and adventure-filled time as a public servant.

Lighten up, climate doomsayers

December 15, 2009

Constantly proclaiming "We're all doomed!" isn't doing the planet any favours, says Anne Applebaum. Global warming is an important issue, but mopey nihilism will get the climate movement nowhere.

Copenhagen cages climate protestors

December 14, 2009

Reporting live from climate protests in Copenhagen, Matthew Knott shares photos and eyewitness accounts as thousands of peaceful protesters are detained by Danish police and housed in steel cages.