Citizen journalism for Occupy Melbourne / Wall Street

Bravo Charlie was at Occupy Melbourne (part of Occupy Wall Street) conducting interviews and filming the march to the ASX on day 3, then filming 3 parts of the Police assault on day 6.  Click here for the playlist or watch below; Occupy Melbourne marches on the ASX (day 3) | 14 people state their case | […]

Hydrogen and transport

These are ‘on demand’ hydrogen producers that electrolyse water in a unit the size of a small bar fridge, mounted to the rear of a long-haul cab chassis.

When fractional amounts of Hydrogen are combined with the diesel burned in a combustion engine, fuel efficiency gains of up to 10.47% and emission reductions of 39.53% in a b-double truck have been independently verified by similar Canadian technology.

Are you a path finder?

Have you ever had an experience which has made you want to put your spoon into the bowl of life and give it a huge stir – and just change everything – change who you are?

Watch the video and let me know.

RiP: A remix manifesto

Biomedical engineer turned live-performance sensation Girl Talk, has received immense commercial and critical success for his mind-blowing sample-based music. Utilizing technical expertise and a ferocious creative streak, Girl Talk repositions popular music to create a wild and edgy dialogue between artists from all genres and eras. But are his practices legal? Do his methods of frenetic appropriation embrace collaboration in its purest sense? Or are they infractions of creative integrity and violations of copyright?

You be the judge by watching RiP: A remix manifesto.

When Copyright Goes Bad

This is a film about how copyright has become one of the most important consumer issues of the digital age; why corporate lobbying risks criminalising the actions of hundreds of thousands of people; and what the future holds for the fight for fairer copyright laws.

Melbourne Bike Share

It’s Melbourne’s turn to experience the convenience of a public bike system. Bike sharing is an alternative means of urban transport that is both healthy and versatile. Melbourne Bike Share is a convenient way to make a short trip in the city. Simply purchase a subscription that suits you, take a bike when you need it and then return it to one of the 50 bike stations throughout the city.

Operated by the RACV and an initiative of the Victorian Government.

Confest Easter 2010

In October 1976, a leaflet was distributed from the Parliament House office of Dr Jim Cairns. It was a statement inviting all ‘who feel the need for radical change’ to a forthcoming event. It stated that the event would be host to: Aborigines, ethnic communities, women’s liberation groups, peace activists, homosexuals, lesbians, members of rural and city communes and co-operatives and those concerned with self-management and work democracy, law reform, ideology, theories of social change, alternative food, health, energy, living structures, education, psychotherapy, yoga and meditation. (Rawlins 1982:24)

Learn about the mandatory internet filter

The Australian Federal Government is pushing forward with a plan to force Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to censor the Internet for all Australians. This plan to filter the Internet will not protect children from inappropriate material. Learn more here or visit http://openinternet.com.au directly

The story of stuff

From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It’ll teach you something, it’ll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever. http://storyofstuff.org

The story of water

The Story of Bottled Water, released on March 22, 2010 (World Water Day) employs the Story of Stuff style to tell the story of manufactured demand—how you get Americans to buy more than half a billion bottles of water every week when it already flows from the tap. Over five minutes, the film explores the bottled water industrys attacks on tap water and its use of seductive, environmental-themed advertising to cover up the mountains of plastic waste it produces. The film concludes with a call to take back the tap, not only by making a personal commitment to avoid bottled water, but by supporting investments in clean, available tap water for all.

The Transition Decade

www.t10.net.au – We have run out of time for half-measures. It is now imperative that we form a sound strategy to ensure a safe climate is restored – for all people, all species and all generations.
The next 10 years are critical for our planet. To protect our environment and to avoid tipping points in the climate system it is necessary to act as fast as possible – www.t10.net.au

Part 3: Performance at Parliament inc Radio cross

Filmed and produced by Bravo Charlie. Thousands turned out in protest at the liquor licensing authorities imposing required security guard measures on venues that play amplified music. The outcome of the rally was a speech declaring action has been taken by the existing government to review and improve the existing measures, in consultation with the organising groups of the rally.

Part 1: Swanston to Bourke streets Melbourne

Remember to visit http://greens.org.au/melbourne/ !

Thousands turned out in protest at the liquor licensing authorities imposing required security guard measures on venues that play amplified music. The outcome of the rally was a speech declaring action has been taken by the existing government to review and improve the existing measures, in consultation with the organising groups of the rally.