Non-Profit Organizations

An important bit of Australian activist history. This 1991 video covers the strategic, nonviolent campaign of the Melbourne Rainforest Action Group (RAG) to halt the importation of rainforest timbers from South East Asia - using water-based blockades of timber ships, dock occupations, widespread community boycotts and union green bans. Melbourne RAG was one of many RAG's around Australia inspired by and acting in solidarity with the Penan and other Dyak peoples in Sarawak, Malaysia who were blockading their ancestral homelands.

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