In What Do We Want! Clive Hamilton explores the colourful, enthralling and stirring forms of protest used in the big social movements that define modern Australia. He includes dedicated chapters on the peace movement, women's liberation, Indigenous rights, gay rights and the environmental movement, and examines how these movements have confronted the ugliness in Australian society and caused epoch defining shifts in social attitudes.
He describes protests with scores of thousands marching or sitting down in the streets of capital cities; colourful camps of a handful of protestors in Australia's forests, singing at bulldozers and blocking paths; acts of bravery by individuals using technology to disrupt stock markets or coming out on television; as well as vigils, leafleting, street theatre, occupations and myriad other creative forms of protest.
Hamilton shows that progress occurs because a few individuals begin to demand.
About the Author
Clive Hamilton is the author of Growth Fetish, and Executive Director of The Australia Institute, Australia's foremost public interest think tank. Described as Australia's most amazing economist', he has held visiting positions at the Australian National University, the University of Sydney and the University of Cambridge. Richard Denniss is Deputy Director of the Australia Institute. He has taught economics at the University of Newcastle and was Chief of Staff to Senator Natasha Stott Despoja.