Ngara Institute

Ngara Institute – the Activists Think Tank

The Ngara Institute is a not-for- profit activist think tank which puts people, communities and the planet before increasingly predatory capitalism. We offer an intellectual and engaging space to critically reflect on how we can achieve a more just, peaceful and sustainable world based on the common good rather than private interest.

Politics in the Pub

Ngara Institute organised in 2016 a monthly ‘Politics in the Pub’ gathering in the Courthouse Pub Mullumbimby.  Each month a new guest speaker is invited. Around 180 people attend and it has become one of the Byron Shires most active regular political events. Visit the Ngara website for the upcoming program.

The Purpose of the institute is to:

  • provide a counter narrative to the views and opinions of Australian neoliberal think tanks;
  • foster critical thinking about local, national, and international issues such as peace, globalisation, diminishing democracy, climate change, financial greed and growing inequality;
  • work alongside other peace and justice organisations for a more equitable, non-violent and compassionate future based on social justice and human rights and pursuit of the common good;
  • assert and support values and practices that enhance the life of all species and ecosystems;
  • learn and apply indigenous world views to all areas of life;
  • articulate and encourage post-carbon- growth scenarios;
  • revitalise local-democratic civic cultures, neighbourliness and cooperative systems of production;
  • inspire and promote viable and workable solutions to the complex challenges we all face.



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9 minutes ago

Roy Drew

So well worth watching ...,Tony Benn - 10 min History Lesson for Neoliberals See more Tony Benn videos and other great speeches at www.counterfire.org Counterfire is a revolutio... ... See MoreSee Less

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3 hours ago

Dorothy Mullins

#AntiPovertyWeek and more good stuff from ACOSS on Twitter:

"There is no ‘welfare blowout’ yet govt continues their attack on people on the lowest incomes. Newstart only makes up 7% of 'welfare' spend."

I always cringe when I hear resentful complaining that one group or other (particularly with racial connotations) are "draining the public purse". It's often ill-informed and mostly driven by the divisive propaganda of our uninspiring neoliberal captors.

A good graph to keep in mind for those moments.
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#AntiPovertyWeek and more good stuff from ACOSS on Twitter:

There is no ‘welfare blowout’ yet govt continues their attack on people on the lowest incomes. Newstart only makes up 7% of welfare spend.

I always cringe when I hear resentful complaining that one group or other (particularly with racial connotations) are draining the public purse. Its often ill-informed and mostly driven by the divisive propaganda of our uninspiring neoliberal captors.

A good graph to keep in mind for those moments.

12 hours ago

Dorothy Mullins

I’m hoping when we’re ready Ngara will host a Festival of Political Satire - humour is a powerful tool for social change!
Just heard young Solly on ABCRN and thought why not a National Political Poetry Slam comp at the Festival?

www.facebook.com/AustralianPoetrySlam/videos/1586799321381313/

Australian Poetry Slam
INCREDIBLE: Solli Raphael, 12 Years old, becomes the 2017 AUSTRALIAN POETRY SLAM YOUTH CHAMPION. Here, he performs his tie-breaking piece at National Finals on the Sydney Opera House stage. Stay Tuned for our co-Champion Jesse Oliver.
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Australian Poetry Slam

Wow, lessons from a 12 year old poet!

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Twelve-year-old Solli Raphael has become the youngest known winner of the Australian Poetry Slam. Turn your sound on for this one. 🔊
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1 day ago

Dorothy Mullins

It's #antipovertyweek - a good time to think about how children experience living in a poor family. ... See MoreSee Less

Its #antipovertyweek - a good time to think about how children experience living in a poor family.
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