This is the origin story of the largest anti-Trump organisation in America and how it built a mass based local movement to save affordable healthcare.
Movements_Campaigns – Democracy
In 2014 Hong Kong hundreds of thousands of citizens staged a mass street occupation demanding the vote. Why did it happen? And what led to tensions building inside the movement overtime?
This episode looks at how to organise genuine opposition in a place where the one thing they hate is genuine opposition. How a small protest against destruction of a local park turned into a mass movement that’s sweeping Russia.
The story of the Fight for 15 campaign in the US which is radically changing the way low-wage workers fight for better conditions. Then we look at the roots of the radical politics that is sweeping Barcelona – and examine their attempts to “empower the street”.
Gillian Triggs, the now Former President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, launched the Defending Democracy report at Progress 2017. She argued that advocacy is fundamental to our society but under threat with it increasingly difficult for people to speak up when they disagree.
Lenore Taylor, editor of Guardian Australia, presented at Progress 2017 on the world of fake news and click-bait. She ends with a powerful call to protect quality, fearless and independent journalism.
What would society look like if we saw young people’s opinions as a product of their values and experiences and not just of their age? Australian Youth Representative to the UN, Paige Burton, reported back at #Progress2017 on her ongoing consultations with tens of thousands of young people across Australia.