Reflections

Protest music

By Alison Bartlett When we think protest songs, we often think of the past. Careers of iconic singers like Woody Guthrie, Pete and Peggy Seeger, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Bob Marley, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Neil Young, John Lennon, were forged on critiquing social injustices. Australian music similarly includes anthems from Redgum, Eric Bogle, Helen Reddy, Midnight … Continue reading Protest music

The poetics of protest: Beeliar and beyond

by Patricia Harris Over the past three decades, scientists have documented the major and irreversible damage that a major freeway will inflict on the woodlands and wetlands of Beeliar Regional Park. The Barnett Government’s refusal to listen has been obdurate and staggering. By the end of January 2017, bulldozers had destroyed large swathes of natural … Continue reading The poetics of protest: Beeliar and beyond