Opinion

The left needs to change the way it thinks about protest

By Michael Bones
Updated January 14 2020 - 6:39am, first published January 13 2020 - 1:00pm

On Friday thousands of Aussies took to the streets for the "Sack Scomo" climate protest. It's a natural move for progressive people. We have no other rituals for dealing with grief and sorrow, no shared spaces to gather to console each other. We don't have a network of buildings in which to regularly meet, commemorate, support, uplift and organise for the political future we want. So, on cue, given the current bushfire crisis, we hit the streets and disrupt.

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