From humble beginnings, Market Forces is now in the crosshairs of the Coalition’s war on environmental boycotts
When Market Forces, a small climate activist group, was singled out as the target of the government’s push to stop environmental campaigns that advocate boycotts of fossil-fuel companies, its leader was briefly taken aback but not disappointed.
“You know you’re doing something right when the Morrison government tries to bring you down,” Julien Vincent, the group’s executive director and founder, says from its base in Melbourne. “It’s unpleasant, but it’s only happening because we are getting results.”
Taking some of the power … away from companies, governments and institutions and putting it back in the hands of individuals … is tackling the inequity at the heart of the system.