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The growing power of nonviolent direct action (Series)
2014: Active voice

Steve Phillips, Hunter Region Coordinator for the Lock the Gate Alliance, has recently returned from giving a Non-violent direct action workshop at Wingham where community members are readying to oppose coal seam gas in their catchment area. He explains why non-violent direct action is so popular and what it entails for those taking part.
2013: Some recent successes against coal and CSG

Steve Phillips, the Hunter Region Coordinator for the Lock The Gate Alliance, discusses the spread of nonviolent direct action, including blockades, against coal and coal seam gas expansion in NSW. It seems that the community movement using nonviolent direct action against coal and coal seam gas is gathering pace and has had a few recent successes.
Part 1: What nonviolent direct action entails

Steve Phillips has had considerable experience in getting environmental matters to the attention of authorities and offers advice for community members who are moving down that road of action.
Part 2: Essential preparation for NVDA

Steve Phillips, co-founder of Rising Tide, looks at the preparation that is needed for peaceful and successful nonviolent direct action protests from development of clear aims and objectives to preparing for the different roles that should be filled at direct action protests, and planning an effective media strategy.
Part 3: Legal aspects of NVDA

Steve Phillips, looks at the legal aspects of nonviolent direct action, an important factor for all protestors but especially those new to such campaigns.
Part 4: Making the most of the Media

Steve Phillips, co-founder of Rising Tide, discusses how to attract and maintain media attention for protest actions.
 

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