One of the most staunch resident action groups fighting the corporate profit-driven, road-building frenzy of the NSW Coalition government is Community Action for Windsor Bridge (CAWB).
They have courted arrest in their resistance to a plan to demolish the historic Windsor Bridge and build a three-lane replacement bridge and a major arterial road through Thompson Square, Australia’s oldest public space.
Since July 2013, CAWB and its band of loyal supporters have been occupying Thompson Square 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Volunteers who take it in turns to protect the square on a roster of four-hour shifts report meeting wonderful people, having a few laughs, and strengthening their resolve to fight this third-rate plan.
They rallied outside NSW Parliament House on February 6.
[For more information visit http://www.cawb.com.au.]