Major news event and pic/video opportunity
Saturday 2nd March from 4pm,
Cottesloe Beach Foreshore,
Marine Parade, Cottesloe, Western Australia
Song and Dance and a call to action to avert another 4 years of corporate Government failing the people and environment of W.A.
Occupy Cottesloe will see a diverse range of community groups and individuals speaking out on key failures of the Barnett Government to deliver the services and protection demanded by people inWA.
Cottesloe beach will ring to the chants of “Colin Barnett has got to go”!
Speakers will include Linley Lutton of the City Gatekeepers, Greens senator Scott Ludlam, Jess Beckerling of the WA Forrest Alliance, Max Hipkins, independent candidate for the seat of Nedlands, Dawn Jecks from Hands Off Point Peron, Indigenous activist Marianne Mackay and many others. Interspersed with the speakers will be musicians and other entertainment.
A common concern of gathered groups is the erosion, the corruption of our democracy by big money and corporate interests.
People have had enough of the exploitation and destruction of our precious environment, the state’s housing and homelessness crisis, a fragile two-speed economy, rising wealth inequality , among other problems.
Occupy Perth has organized this event to highlight the many critical issues that are not being addressed by the two major parties.
Colin Barnett’s Liberals want the media to focus on shopping hours and a pretty foreshore so we aren’t embarrassed when his high flying mates come to visit the West.
We demand that access to healthcare and housing take precedent over access to 24/7 shopping, and miners’ access to sacred ground.
We have chosen to target Colin Barnett as the premier and the man responsible for overseeing a government which has absolutely failed to meet the peoples expectations on a wide variety of issues.
As such we are bringing this event to Cottesloe to encourage locals to use their vote to send Barnett and others in parliament a message – West Australian citizens will not be taken for granted by our politicians, we can and will remove you from your seat if you do so.
The event will be covered extensively online, and we look forward to facilitating your coverage with access to speakers, video and pictures.
Following is a full list of speakers and performers;
Uncle Ben Taylor – Welcome To Country
Mariiane Mackay -Indigenous Sovereignty
Dennis -Indigenous Singer/Songwriter
Alex Jones - Save Our Trees
Jess Beckerling - WA Forrest Alliance
Janet Grogan - Say No to GMO / Monsanto
Mia Pepper - Ban Uranium Mining Permanently (BUMP)
Sarah Ross - Refugee Rights Action Network (RRAN)
Maar Koodjal - Indigenous dance
H2Wo - The CREW Band
Vasu Barnao - CREW – Gnangara Mound
Max Hipkins - Independent Candidate talking on Planning
Dawn Jecks - Hands Off Point Peron
Linda Rogers - Save Our Subiaco
Eva Harper - Singer/Songwriter
Dodgy Steve - Comedian
Scott Ludlam - Greens senator – Government transperency / Wikileaks
Linley Lutton - City Gatekeepers – Waterfront Development
Cameron Poustie - Greens for North Metro – 100% renewables by 2029
Claire McKinnon - No Fracking Way
Kamala Emanuel - Free speech campaign
Selekt Few - Hip Hop
Chris Jenkins - Facilitate People’s Mic
Amber Maxwell - Equal Love
Zoe Bush - Feminist Action Network
Katie Batty - Animal Rights Advocates
Alex Whisson - Perth Indymedia
Jane Bremmer - Alliance for a Clean Environment
Jeff Hewitt - Stand Up Comedian
Steve Tallis - Earthy Blues
Jupiter Zeus - Psychedelic Space Rock
The Monkey Experiment - DJ – Tech Funk
Karun Cowper – 0423972949
Victoria Martin – 0410589064