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On Dissent - Green Agenda Journal Winter Edition 2021
Democracy, Featured, Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Winter 2021, Social Justice

Green Agenda Winter 2021: On Dissent

I will never forget the first protest I attended. It was 2002 and George Bush, Tony Blair and John Howard were gearing up to go to war in Iraq. So was the movement of people around the world to oppose the invasion. I was still in high school, but a few friends and I organised to get leave from school at lunch time – our school even let us advertise it to other students. At that point of time the protest was small, but you could feel the energy building. In early 2003 millions of people took to the streets [...]

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Democracy, Featured, Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Winter 2021, Social Justice

Green Agenda Winter 2021: On Dissent

| 22nd August, 2021

I will never forget the first protest I attended. It was 2002 and George Bush, Tony Blair and John Howard were gearing up to go to war in...
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Culture, Democracy, Featured, Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Winter 2021, Social Justice

Show up and make noise: We must reject all attacks on our right to dissent

| 22nd August, 2021

I’ve relayed this story many times over the years: the first rally I remember going to was in May 1988 when I was ten years old. At that...
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Culture, Democracy, Featured, Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Winter 2021, Peace, Social Justice, Uncategorised

Too Migrant, Too Muslim, Too Loud: An interview with Mehreen Faruqi

and | 22nd August, 2021

Dr Mehreen Faruqi is the Greens Senator for New South Wales (2018 – present). Green Agenda’s co-editor Simon Copland spoke with Mehreen about her recently published memoir, Too Migrant,...
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Culture, Democracy, Featured, Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Winter 2021, Social Justice

Dis-settling critique in stasis: Reflections on the university from the South to the North

| 22nd August, 2021

This piece originally appeared in Overland. We thank both the author, Heba Al Adawy, and Overland, for permission to republish this important piece. On a crispy November evening...
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Democracy, Featured, Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Winter 2021, Social Justice

Rising above discrimination in an attempt to be heard: People with disability

| 22nd August, 2021

When posing the question what mechanism does dissent play in Australian politics we can view this through the lens of history. Australia has a long history of formulating...
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Culture, Democracy, Featured, Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Winter 2021

The Art of Greenwashing: (De)funding creativity and silencing dissent

| 22nd August, 2021

Tani Walker’s superb voice resonates around the crowded Freo Social venue. Head thrown back, she sings of the Noongar season of Bunuru (February to March) and a hope...
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Economics, Environment, Featured, Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Winter 2021

Dissent within the contested transitions of the ecological endgame

| 22nd August, 2021

Our collective progressive dissent over the deepening ecological crisis is at a political crossroads. The recent IPCC report confirms that the pace and form of global responses to...
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Democracy, Economics, Featured, Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Winter 2021

Without the right to stop work, all our rights are at risk

| 22nd August, 2021

Why do most Australian workers have a standard of living with a minimum wage that keeps fully employed people out of poverty? It can be answered most simply...
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Culture, Democracy, Environment, Featured, Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Winter 2021, Social Justice

Policing dissent, enforcing consent

| 22nd August, 2021

You can’t do it that way! When Extinction Rebellion protesters spray-painted “duty of care” across the front of Parliament House the morning after the latest IPCC Report was...
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