Festival of Civil Disobedience Online: Learning from the Jabiluka Action Group
Start: Thursday, June 04, 2020• 6:00 PM • Adelaide (GMT+09:30)
End: Thursday, June 04, 2020• 7:00 PM • Adelaide (GMT+09:30)
The Festival of Civil Disobedience aims to connect rebels with activists from earlier social change movements that used civil disobedience. In this third session we look at one of the most significant land rights and environmental campaigns in Australia's history, the protests by the Jabiluka Action Groups. This will be an interactive session with the opportunity to ask questions.
Jabiluka Action Groups set up around Australia in the late 1990s to protest the development of a proposed uranium mine at Jabiluka, inside the Kakadu National Park. Through creative and clever protests, the JAG campaign was successful in mobilising the general public against the mine. In Adelaide, JAG aimed to run an action every week. In 1998, over 5000 people travelled to Jabiluka to stand in solidarity with the Traditional Owners of the land, the Mirarr people.
The struggle to prevent the development of a second uranium mine at Jabiluka became one of the most significant land rights and environmental campaigns in Australia's history and was documented in Fight for Country, a film about the events surrounding the eight-month blockade in which over 500 people were arrested.
We are using the video conferencing tool Zoom for this event. Upon registering on Action Network you'll be provided with instructions on how to install and use Zoom on your device. We'll also provide you with ways to contact us if you require technical support.