Tag Archives: protest

Why some activists break the law – and how to respond

It’s no secret that some activist organisations believe they occasionally need to break the law in support of their “just cause.” And that’s a well acknowledged challenge for issue managers and senior executives trying to navigate their way through responding … Continue reading

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Should activists who break the law be punished

The anti-coal activist whose hoax press release temporarily wiped $300 million off the value of an Australian mining company has walked free from court. While his supporters hailed it as a victory for environmental protest, the case raises important questions … Continue reading

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Courts are no place to resolve issues

McDonald’s Australia has taken on a legal battle in a small Victorian town which will test whether the court really is a smart place to fight a controversial issue.  And it will test the wisdom of a multinational suing individuals … Continue reading

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Greenpeace gets creative . . . but falls down flat

It’s amazing what passes these days for political protest and legitimate issue campaigning. In an extraordinarily futile gesture, Greenpeace campaigners on bicycles turned up outside the South Melbourne office of advertising company Whybin/TBWA* after the agency was awarded the global … Continue reading

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