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Author Hamilton, Clive, author

Title What do we want! : the story of protest in Australia / Clive Hamilton ; foreword by Germaine Greer
Published Canberra : National Library of Australia ;. Moorebank : NewSouth Books [Distributor]
[Canberra] : National Library of Australia Publishing, [2016]


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Description ix, 209 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 29 cm
Summary In What Do We Want! Clive Hamilton explores the colourful, enthralling and stirring forms of protest used in the big social movements that define modern Australia. He includes dedicated chapters on the peace movement, women's liberation, Indigenous rights, gay rights and the environmental movement, and examines how these movements have confronted the ugliness in Australian society and caused epoch defining shifts in social attitudes. He describes protests with scores of thousands marching or sitting down in the streets of capital cities; colourful camps of a handful of protesters in Australia's forests, singing at bulldozers and blocking paths; acts of bravery by individuals using technology to disrupt stock markets or coming out on television; as well as vigils, leafleting, street theatre, occupations and myriad other creative forms of protest. Hamilton shows that progress occurs because a few individuals begin to demand change
Analysis Australian
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-195) and index
Notes Text copyright Clive Hamilton
copyright National Library of Australia 2016
Subject Civil rights demonstrations -- Australia.
Civil rights movements -- Australia.
Civil rights -- Australia.
Demonstrations -- Australia.
Diplomatic etiquette -- Australia.
Feminism -- Australia.
Freedom Ride, N.S.W., 1965
Gay activists -- Australia.
Gay rights -- Australia.
Green movement -- Australia.
Human rights -- Australia.
Indigenous peoples -- Civil rights -- Australia.
Protest movements -- Australia -- History.
Women's rights -- Australia.
Author Greer, Germaine, 1939- writer of foreword
ISBN 9780642278913 (paperback)
Other Titles Story of protest in Australia