We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of this land, the many nations and people, their connection to country, and recognise that this always was, and always will be Aboriginal land.
We peacefully and productively protest against the destruction of our land, air, and water by corporations and/or individuals who seek profit and personal gain from the short-sighted and greedy plunder of our natural resources. We support energy generation from renewable sources, and sustainable use of our other natural resources. We sit, knit, plot, have a yarn and a cuppa, and bear witness to the war against those who try to rape our land and divide our communities.
We want to leave this land no worse than we found it, for our children and grandchildren. They deserve to have a future with a clean and healthy environment, natural beauty and biodiversity, (and don’t we have our work cut out for us!)
The Knitting Nannas aims are to bring attention to the issues surrounding unsustainable resource exploitation; to show the people, the media, the politicians and the exploiters just how far from radical the “extremists” who oppose their practices are; to entertain and inform the public, and bring new supporters to the movement. We aim to make protests and blockades safe, to support people assert their right to protest assertively and without personal and physical danger. We want to make sure that our servants, the politicians, represent our democratic wishes and know they are accountable – to us. We are very happy to remind them of this – often. We represent many who cannot make it out to protests – the elderly, the ill, the infirm, people with young children and workers.
We gather evidence-based research, multimedia and publications. KNAG uses this information to help safe, effective protesting by groups and individuals that actively work to protect our communities. We provide financial, practical and physical resources to assist community groups to abide by Non Violent Direct Action guidelines in their protest activities, ensuring that physical and emotional support are available during peaceful protests and blockades.
The Knitting Nannas are not affiliated with any political party – we annoy all politicians equally!