Tag: Get Up

Is this the future of unions?

There is a tide starting to rise in the world of progressive activism, and unions in Australia and globally may get caught in it. The tide is comprised of decentralised, leaderless, temporary movements, empowered by online organising platforms like MoveOn, Change.org, Avaaz, Twitter and Facebook. These platforms have given everyday people unprecedented power to come […]

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Online Petitions – The New Activism Tool for Success?

Earlier in November, I was interviewed by Jackie Hanafie from Probono Australia (a non-profit news site) about the increasing prominence of online petitions. The campaigning tactic of petitioning is as old as time, but with the increase of digital technologies, the last five years have seen the introduction of a number of major web initiatives […]

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