Thanks @hugh & all crew - yep a deeply weird time! I've really enjoyed this group and being able to engage with the readings this way. Take care, special best wishes to other folks in lockdown.

NB for more on this topic and other ones, come along to the webinar on 5 August. It will be a nice chance to connect with various folks who've been engaging with RRG around the country - including curators Roj, Amanda, Godfrey & Tim greeninstitute.org.au/events/h

Hey folks thanks for the chat, I started getting really tired so good call to wrap up @hugh NB please take a minute to fill in the RRG survey: surveymonkey.com/r/reset-readi

@hugh Yes, which is where I think the community participation and a different scale needs to come in (and like, a revolution). Haven't read this yet, but crossing over with 3 greenleft.org.au/content/how-a

@hugh I kinda think about it in terms of what is the objective of either fines or jail? If we started from 'this is a harm' and 'this is how to prevent or remedy harm' then the actions would look really different. A bunch of things might not be actual harms, or if they are they might require totally different responses.

@hugh @sam_sam_sam Yes but it has been an interesting time of those paradigms colliding - ppl can see clearly the choice that is being made by the govt and the fact there is an alternative approach. Clear example of disruptive action and clarity of narrative from BLM framing the unfolding social dynamics.

@sam_sam_sam Yes and all of the minor charges that add up for kids in the juvenile justice system. Have been thinking about that since watching In My Blood It Runs.

Following the Murakawa interview I've been thinking about all the things that don't need to be criminalised, that don't really require punishment/correction/control. A much smaller criminal code and far greater community participation around how 'crime' and 'law' (or whatever replacement concepts!) are defined.

@clareifications @hugh No worries Clare. Hope lockdown is going ok for you. I'm finding it really hard going this time around (but barely 'unlocked' in between anyway). Best to you 🤗

@hugh For surely! Is there a Mastodon thing that is shorthand for 'message received, I agree' other than a message like this with an emoji like this? 👍

Thanks @hugh & folks, that was a good chat. Wishing everyone the best in these pandemic times. I'm glad for the opportunity to think critically together and feel solidarity. Go well

Keep on keeping on - gathering and distributing resources to support social movements, and building my own relationships with various folks. Book some relational meetings.

@hugh fyi at the bottom of this article I included some tips relevant to coalitions that could also be useful to consider within an organisation commonslibrary.org/exploring-r

I've read Power in Coalition and recommend it if you want to go deeper into coalitions (I lent it to someone and wish I remembered who!) I'm familiar with one-to-one relational meetings, have trained folks in them, it's a really valuable approach to connecting and finding out what makes ppl tick, to see if there's potential to work together. The community organising books (Gecan, Chambers, Han) are great too.

I've read Power in Coalition and recommend it if you want to go deeper into coalitions (I lent it to someone and wish I remembered who!) I'm familiar with one-to-one relational meetings, have trained folks in them, it's a really valuable approach to connecting and finding out what makes ppl tick, to see if there's potential to work together. The community organising books (Gecan, Chambers, Han) are great too.

I see a need for a powerful coalition around public services and welfare safety net. I think the main thing getting in the way is that some of the orgs that would be key have been capitulating to govts for way too long and are timid and effectual. Maybe fresher groups need to get on with it without them, including leadership from ppl most affected.

The networks I've been involved in have often put too much emphasis on 1 (being so focused on outcomes they burn relationships and don't set the movement up to be stronger out of a campaign) or 2 (spend so long getting to know each other and talking in circles about strategy they don't shift things in the world)

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