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The radical potential of Brisbane City Council

It’s no accident that so many Brisbanites think local government is mostly just about fixing potholes and building playgrounds. Power-holders find it convenient to perpetuate the narrative that councils are merely local service providers with limited political relevance, because it helps justify anti-democratic moves to take more power away from local communities, while reducing public scrutiny of the many big, significant decisions that local governments do make. But if we want to transform our world for the better, we need to grapple more directly with the role local government plays in society, and remind ourselves that deep, lasting, positive change [...]

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Culture, Democracy, Featured, Social Justice

The radical potential of Brisbane City Council

| 24th November, 2022

It’s no accident that so many Brisbanites think local government is mostly just about fixing potholes and building playgrounds. Power-holders find it convenient to perpetuate the narrative that...
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The ends of work

| 18th October, 2022

Country, place, grassroots organising, anti-work, First Law, biodiversity, degrowth, post-capitalism, nature, community, art, basic income and Indigenous sovereignty.  Taken together these terms point to the shifting ecology of...
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Culture, Economy, Environment, Featured, Green Agenda Journal 2022: Volume Three

The end of work. On a small farm near Esperance, Western Australia

| 18th October, 2022

It is 3.50am Perth time. I am sitting up in my bed in the house that is our home, on a small farm near Esperance, Western Australia. I...
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Culture, Economy, Environment, Featured, Green Agenda Journal 2022: Volume Three

Sustainable Futures, a view from Martuwarra

and | 18th October, 2022

Under First Law, Warloongarriy Law, the law for Martuwarra, Fitzroy River, we have a law of obligation, a duty of care and love to protect Martuwarra’s right to...
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Democracy, Economy, Environment, Featured, Green Agenda Journal 2022: Volume Three

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| 18th October, 2022

In a world of climate collapse, what and who is work for? We can’t solve the climate crisis if big business continues to decide what work we do....
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| 18th October, 2022

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| 18th October, 2022

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Democracy, Economy, Environment, Featured, Green Agenda Journal 2022: Volume Three

Building power to dissolve power

| 18th October, 2022

Power won't dissolve itself. We need to dissolve it. Any political strategy towards implementing a Universal Income must work, then, to build political power. Build power… to dissolve...
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Digital overtime

| 18th October, 2022

Much of the infrastructure behind the web, in particular social media, is built upon unpaid work. Unwittingly, we have all become workers for social media companies, a practice...
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