GAGGED: The Gunns 20 and other law suits (Envirobook: 2009).
The inside story of the Hindmarsh Island defamation cases, an Animal Liberation battery hen case, and the infamous Gunns 20 case. Click here to go to the GAGGED web page.
A summary of the lessons learned from 5 years in court defending Animal Liberation SA from a law suit over a raid on a battery hen shed. The defence was an attempt develop a new paradigm in dealing with such law suits.
A follow-on from the earlier ILB article looking at how the themes of legal discourses and indigenous marginalisation played out in the judgement in Chapmans v Conservation Council & others. Click here to download the article from austlii.
My most academically important article taking up some of the major thesis themes. My claim to fame: studying in Labour Studies and getting an article about feminist economics published in an internationally recognised environment journal.
A politically important article pointing out how the defamation cases surrounding the Hindmarsh Island bridge saga have positioned indigenous people politically and made findings about indigenous people's credibility without ever hearing from them.
Based on the first substantive chapter of my thesis, the article traces two definitive moments in the history of the national accounting where the official definitions took on and internalised neoclassical and Keynesian theoretical assumptions. The article begins to think about some consequences of this, but in a bit of a token way.
An analysis of the political implications of the Gunns case and other attacks on the environment movement. Click here to download the article.
You could almost hear the relief from people involved in the Hindmarsh Island bridge campaign as this was paper was distributed. The paper was originally given to the 1998 Environmental Defenders Network National Conference. Click here to download. The paper documents the impacts of litigation and threats of litigation on an important community campaign over 5 years.
An attempt to get my head around the "Rethinking Marxism" approach to applying aspects of post-modern thinking to Marxism, and to introduce these ideas to a more traditional left audience.
Playing with thesis ideas in a quick one-page for a dedicated left audience.
An attempt to understand the sudden 'resurgence' (and decline) of the peace movement at the time of the French nuclear tests in 1995, and the failure to move the debate or the populace to question Australia's nuclear ties. Partly a study of and for the peace movement, but also an analysis of government power and the organisation of consent in action.
Playing with thesis ideas in a quick one-page for a dedicated left audience (with heavy borrowing from the work of Dick Bryan).
The article about the issues that Oxfam Trading (in Australia) would rather not address. The result of 4 years thinking politically about my work with a self-proclaimed ethical/alternative trading company, and arguing strongly against its liberal assumptions and for a more structural political approach.
After observing many of the trespass trials of peace activists arising out the Nurrungar '93 peace protest, this article applies broad political theory categories to attempt to explain and advance activist thinking about how to approach the legal system.
An attempt to document activists experiences of the legal system arising out of the mass trespass arrest at the Nurrungar '93 protest.
Argues for an approach to nonviolent social change which takes more account of structural power, rather than individual preferences.
An odd 1 pager, but a nice tie together of my Honours thesis on Philippines politics and later political activism. The portrait is of Jose Concepcion as a paradigmatic example of the lack of change under the 'new' (Acquino) regime.
A controversial paper on behalf of The Wilderness Society and the Conservation Council of South Australia which shows that mining is not compatible with conservation in some areas. The paper draws argues that the multiple use approach to management of nature reserves has failed scientifically and politically, and includes a definitive critique of the South Australian government's test-case reproclamation of Yumbarra Conservation Park to allow mineral exploration in this wilderness area. Copies are available at www.ccsa.asn.au
The organisers said be controversial. Not a problem. This polemic lets lose on years of experience of protest and the law, but also borrows heavily (ie. steals) from Mary Heath's more academic work on the topic. The speech is available here.