SUE JACKSON Therapist/Writer/Photographer/Activist

Last year, as the unofficial blogger/photographer to the anti-East-West Link campaign, our battles were my blog's entire focus. But by Christmas, with the electoral win for people power and the dumping of the dud Tunnel, I was suddenly at a loss. What to write about now? Not sure yet. But there will be ongoing musings and images from this Australian life. So please leave a message. (No need to sign into an account. Simply comment as ‘anonymous’; then leave your name within the comment itself.)

Saturday, March 15, 2014

MARCH IN MARCH: 'Whose streets?' 'OUR streets!'

High noon outside the State Library

Today was wonderful. There was a  huge crowd - maybe 40,000, but expect the press to say 'a few thousand' - with numerous agendas, but united in their opposition to the Federal Government.
It was exhilarating to be part of it. Here are some faces and placards from today:

Sea Shepherd

Some faces were familiar:

Hard working Socialist Party member

I was so proud to see our banners rounding the corner into Swanston Street!

At last! Serial Pests surrounded by serial pests

Banner with horsey guard of honour

The atmosphere of this non-partison, grass roots march was fantastic. People were so friendly, laughed when they were drenched by flash showers and generally had a ball. Emma Goldman's famous saying inevitably sprang to mind: 'If I can't dance to it, it's not my revolution.'

Emma Goldman - with us in spirit


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