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Erland Howden
Works at Erland Howden Photography & Design
Attends University of Technology, Sydney
Lives in Leura, Blue Mountains, Australia
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Although I stand with those protesting and striking against austerity in Greece tonight, I do not envy Syriza MPs choice as they vote on the first tranche of these measures right now.

As I see it, a choice between another 5 years (or probably more) of crushing austerity with a slim chance of legislating some counter measures to soften the blow socially and a vague promise of a grace period on the country's debt, OR a leap into the unknown with a disorderly exit from the euro, which if the experts I've read can be trusted, would translate into deep immediate pain for Greek people, with a slim chance of building something much better in the long term.

Whichever way they vote, the emerging consensus that the Troika, the Eurozone and Germany's leaders in particular are the criminals responsible for this disaster is absolutely correct.

Greek crisis: MPs vote on bailout measures, after clashes in Athens

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Sad but excellent analysis of our national hypocrisy and exceptionalism. #Bali9
;I'm fairly unmoved by the executions of two Australian drug smugglers in Indonesia.
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George Marshall: Darkness evokes feelings of danger, decay and death. So why use such imagery to highlight our cause?
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"As a result, Abbott has been able to make Australia a little more like himself: a bit more self-involved, a bit more threatening, a bit more masculinist, a bit more difficult for outsiders to understand, a bit creepier, a bit more weird. No, I’m not crying, I swear. It’s the onions."
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Yep, it's always one way. Have you noticed the scarcity of attacks since n.s.w. elections. Only put mob on awhile ago and forgot your a few hours behind.
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“The control is so ubiquitous that we don’t see it.” We don’t see, either, how the threat of violence underpins society, he claims. “The rarity with which the truncheons appear just helps to make violence harder to see,” he writes.
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This month we are thrilled to welcome an inspiring Melbourne business to join us for Tasty Tuesday. Founded by Pana Barbounis, Pana Chocolate opened its first store in Melbourne in August 2013, and has quickly gathered a cult following for its raw, organic, handmade chocolate and treats!
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Sunshine after the rain, Leura
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+celia vagg​​ doing amazing things on Pulpit Rock
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Yeah, now that I have a real camera I realise the difference. Good shoot for the N5!
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This seems eminently sensible.
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  • University of Technology, Sydney
    Design in Visual Communication, 2014 - present
  • Knox Grammar School
  • Cattai Public School
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Pro photographer, graphic designer & anti-coal activist. Studying Design at UTS. Passionate about community-owned renewable energy.
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I'm a passionate social change campaigner, graphic designer and photographer living in the Blue Mountains and currently studying Design in Visual Communication at the University of Technology, Sydney. I've been a professional campaigner for over six years as well as running my own photography and graphic design business and consulting to progressive organisations as a professional facilitator, change strategist and expert in community organising, mass mobilisation, corporate and finance campaigning and political strategy.

Up until the beginning of 2014, I was leading financial and mobilisation strategies for Greenpeace Australia Pacific’s coal and Great Barrier Reef campaign. I am an active member of the board of Solar Citizens / 100% Renewable Community Campaign, Climate Action Blue Mountains and a founding director of the Blue Mountains Renewable Energy Co-op. I grew up on a bush property on the outskirts of Sydney and now live in Leura in the World Heritage Blue Mountains.
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Graphic designer, photographer, campaigner, facilitator & design student at UTS.
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Photography, Graphic Design, Social Change, Facilitation, Social Media, Sustainability, Political Campaigns, Community Organizing, Fundraising, Strategic Communications, Web Design, Activism, Strategic Planning, Community Development, Community Engagement, Policy Analysis, Research, Advertising, Campaign Strategy, Corporate Campaigning, Finance Campaigning, Mobilization, Grassroots Campaigning, Workshop Facilitation, Training, Public Outreach
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  • Erland Howden Photography & Design
    Photographer, Graphic Designer, 2002 - present
    Freelance photography, graphic design and consulting for non-profits. Professional facilitation, consulting on campaigning - especially investment, corporate and mobilisation, graphic design for print or web and commission or event photography.
  • Greenpeace
    Climate & Energy Campaigner, 2010 - 2014
    Campaign strategy, corporate & finance campaigning, mobilisation, community organising, direct action, project manager, some management.
  • Nature Conservation Council
    Climate Campaigner, 2006 - 2009
    Community Organiser, Climate Movement Coordinator, Event Manager, Graphic Designer, Web Designer, Project Manager, Volunteer Coordinator, Policy Officer & Communications.
  • Clarke & Severn Electronics
    Operations Manager & Environment Officer, 2005 - 2006
    Managed operations including purchasing and supplier relationship management. Designed and implemented environmental initiatives with a particular focus on reducing energy, water and waste.
  • Ian Cohen MLC
    Research & Admin
    Ministerial communications, public relations, online content management, research and preparation of parliamentary questions and speeches.
  • Greens NSW
    Graphic Design & Layout
    Prepared all election materials including candidates' physical promotional material state-wide, advertisements in a range of media and election day how-to-vote cards.
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Leura, Blue Mountains, Australia
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Sydney, Australia - Rennes, France
Bad for vegetarians. There was only one vegetarian main dish and it was very mediocre given the price and quality of the restaurant - a fairly bland spaghetti. The waitress said the chef would not do any variation or anything off menu. We ended up ordering one of the spaghetti and all the vegetarian sides. The sides were small and while the salad was good, the kimchi cabbage and potato (French fries) were nothing special. The service was also very slow, despite the fact the place was far from full, so we gave up before ordering dessert. The view is really great, but we were sat in the middle away from all the windows. I can't speak for the quality of the fish and other meat dishes of course, but these days it's pretty poor to not have at least one or two good vego options at a restaurant of this calibre.
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Very good coffee.
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
Great hundred-year-old cinema that's been renovated and refreshed inside with a lovely little cafe.
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
Best pizza in the Blue Mountains, great vibe, live music sometimes and interesting drinks.
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
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Great little tucked away café. Love the creative food options - avocado salsa hot chips?! The coffee is excellent, the vibe is kinda refined urban grunge - what do you expect, it's right next to the Architecture, Design & Building faculty of UTS. The avocado smoothie is a one of a kind miracle.
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
Great spot. Pretty lawns for a picnic and lots of cool little pathways through different botanical environments.
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
This restaurant is in a great little leafy spot next to the church on the main street of Springwood. The menu was a little meat heavy for me as a vegetarian but they did me an off-menu special of spiced chickpea stuffed capsicum for a main which was excellent. The wine list is dominated by good local options, including the Blue Mountains' own Dry Ridge range. The deserts are very nice but nothing amazing. The whole menu is pretty solid, perhaps just slightly over-priced for the quality. All in all, a lovely spot for an evening out.
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