John Englart (nato nel 1955), pseudonimo Takver, è un giornalista cittadino australiano, fotoreporter, Videographer e blogger da Melbourne.
Il suo pseudonimo è stato adottato nel 1997 da un personaggio minore nel romanzo di Ursula Le Guin I reietti. Sul suo sito ha delineato una ragione per l'adozione di questo pseudonimo: "Con l'adozione del nome di Takver, rendo omaggio a Ursula Le Guin e il suo umanesimo come persona e la sua abilità e l'integrità come scrittore è anche un tentativo di articolare questo. la storia è fatta da un sacco di gente comune -. non solo i governi, o dei ricchi e famosi "
John Englart ha lavorato per una grande società australiana [chi?] Per 31 anni prima di essere licenziati nel 2005. Ha lavorato nel web design e la gestione dei contenuti web dal 1996. Dopo essere licenziati, ha frequentato il TAFE per ottenere un doppio diploma in IT e sviluppo Web e Multimedia. Dopo aver terminato il suo corso è stato impiegato nella squadra web a Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE, ora conosciuto come Melbourne Politecnico.
Il suo lavoro di giornalista cittadino inizia è dovuto ad una diffusa attenzione del pubblico alla 1998 Australian waterfront dispute, apre un sito web chiamato Takver's Soapbox - War on the Wharfies che che rende noto e commenta le notizie quotidiane, con la propria segnalazione di eventi a Melbourne per presentare un accurato e puntuale conto in sintonia con il punto di vista di un anarchico pro-unione Maritime Union of Australia.
Al sito web è stato assegnato il premio LabourStart della settimana nell'aprile 1998.
L'importanza della sua citizen journalism in questa controversia è stata notata in espansione come se osse una campagna di sindacati online.
Nel 2000 durante la S11 (proteste) al Forum economico mondiale di Melbourne ha iniziato a collaborare al Melbourne Indymedia, un nodo della rete globale di Indymedia, con le sue relazioni scritte e le foto della protesta. Egli continua a contribuire con rapporti ai nodi di Indymedia in Australia e a livello internazionale.
Ha documentato le crescenti proteste del movimento per la pace a Melbourne, dopo gli attacchi dell'11 settembre a New York nel 2001 e la successiva invasione e l'occupazione dell'Afghanistan e dell'Iraq, tra cui la pubblicazione di un libretto di 80 pagine che copre il periodo dal 2001 al 2007.
Ha usato il suo sito web per pubblicare una serie di opuscoli e libri politici e storici radicali, anche quelli di ricercatori di storia del lavoro: Dr Bob James sui primi anarchismo in Australia, sindacalismo e le società previdenziali, e Issy Wyner sul Federati Ship Pittori e Dockers dell'Unione .
Saturday was my observer registration day. Caught the bus to Bab Ighli conference venue, through security to grab my pass. Then walked to the Jardins de la Ménara. After 2 hours in the sun, I caught a taxi back to my hotel
John Englart (born 1955), pseudonym Takver, is an Australian citizen journalist, photojournalist, Videographer and blogger from Melbourne.
His pseudonym was adopted in 1997 from a minor character in Ursula Le Guin's novel The Dispossessed. On his website he outlined a reason for adopting this pseudonym: "By adopting the name of Takver, I pay tribute to Ursula Le Guin and her humanism as a person and her skill and integrity as a writer. It is also an attempt to articulate that history is made by lots of ordinary people - not just governments, or the rich and famous."
CareerJohn Englart worked for a major Australian Corporation[who?] for 31 years before being made redundant in 2005. He has worked in web design and web content administration since 1996. After being made redundant, he attended TAFE to do a dual Diploma in IT Web Development and Multimedia. After finishing his course he was employed in the web team at Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE, now known as Melbourne Polytechnic.
Citizen JournalismHis work as a citizen journalist initially came to widespread public attention in the 1998 Australian waterfront dispute where he ran a website called Takver's Soapbox - War on the Wharfies that collated and paraphrased the daily news reports with his own reporting of Melbourne events to present an accurate and timely account sympathetic to the Maritime Union of Australia point of view as a pro-union anarchist.
The website was awarded LabourStart website of the week in April 1998.
The importance of his citizen journalism in this dispute has been noted in expanding how unions campaign online.
In 2000 during the S11 (protest) at the World Economic Forum in Melbourne he started contributing to Melbourne Indymedia, a node of the global Indymedia network, with his written reports and photos of the protest. He continues to contribute reports to Indymedia nodes in Australia and internationally.
He documented the growing peace movement protests in Melbourne after the September 11 attacks on New York in 2001 and the subsequent invasion and occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq, including publishing an 80-page booklet covering the period from 2001 to 2007.
He has used his own website to publish a range of radical political and historical pamphlets and books, including by labour history researchers Dr Bob James on early Anarchism in Australia, trade unionism and benefit societies, and Issy Wyner on the Federated Ship Painters and Dockers Union.
For the Friends of the Earth Australia book published in 2004 on the history of Friends of the Earth campaigns in Australia he contributed an article on the Rides against Uranium in the 1970s, which he participated in. These events helped launch FoE to prominence as an environmental organisation in Australia.
In 2013 he joined Margo Kingston's team of citizen journalists for the Nofibs website to report the Australian federal election, 2013 within individual electorates. Englart covered the candidates and issues for the Federal Division of Wills with Labor sitting MP Kelvin Thomson.
In 2014 some of Englart's early citizen photojournalism work of Gay Pride Week events in Sydney in 1973, donated to the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives, were featured in a Melbourne photographic exhibition curated by Dr Marcus Bunyan.
"Notice the intimacy of the image here, getting in amongst the crowd, the photographer getting intimate with the crowd, getting involved with the action." described Dr Marcus Bunyan about one of Englart's photos.
Since 2004 Englart has gradually increased his focus on climate change and environmental issues in his journalism and blogging, and is involved in local groups Sustainable Fawkner and Climate Action Moreland.
The importance of Englart's writing and online publishing has been recognised with two websites being permanently archived in the Pandora Archive of the National Library of Australia : the Radical Tradition website and the Climate Citizen Blog.
Photographic ContributionsPhotos by Englart using the Creative Commons license have been republished in a wide range of online news sites including Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Al Jazeera America, Asian Correspondent, Australian Geographic, Business Insider, Common Dreams, Euractiv, Forbes, Green Left Weekly, Grist, Guardian, Junkee, Medical Daily, Mother Jones, Nature News Blog, RTCC, Scientific American, SF Weekly, The Nation, The Conversation, The Times of Israel, Treehugger, The Ecologist, Truthout, to name a few.
Photos have also been used in reports of the Australian Climate Commission and Australian Climate Council, and the websites of Environmental Defense Fund (US), Social Policy Connections, and Sydney Environment Institute (Sydney University) and Melbourne Polytechnic.
AwardsHis contributions to activism as a founding member of Jura Books in 1977 and other activist book collectives plus his citizen journalism were recognised by the Eureka Australia Medal award conferred by Dr Joseph Toscano and the Anarchist Media Institute at Bakery Hill, Ballarat on December 3, 2009.
Conserve our beautiful earth - Melbourne World Environment Day 2011 | by John Englart (Takver)
Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle commemorates story of aboriginal resistance
Carbon Footprint: size does matter - Melbourne World Environment Day 2011 | by John Englart
Vote to care about refugees, Melbourne, July 2013 by Takver
Climate Rally - Melbourne 2021 by Takver
Earth Care People Care Fair Share - Melbourne World Environment Day 2011 | by John Englart
Fuck the border burn the prisons banner - Refugee Action protest 27 July 2013 Melbourn
This turtle against climate change - Melbourne rally for Climate Action | by John Englart (Takver)
Carbon pricing: it works, bitches - Melbourne rally for Climate Action | by John Englart (Takver)
How dare you bar Australia in our name - Refugee Action protest 27 July 2013 Melbourne
Eric Lee of Labourstart congratulates Takver on his 'War on the Wharfies' website support of the Maritime Union of Australia during 1998
John Englart receives Eureka Australia Medal (EAM) | da John Englart (Takver)