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Economy, Environment, Featured, Green Agenda 2023:3 - Visions & Movements, Virtual Issue

Feet, bikes, busses and trains, not electric cars

To build a just and thriving future, we must shift our focus from electric vehicles to the power of walking, cycling, and public transport. [...]

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by , 2 months ago


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

Digital overtime

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 that is increasing both exploitation and alienation. In giving our free labour to big tech companies, we are becoming more alienated, both from our labour and our own communities. [...]

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by Simon Copland , 2 years ago


Anti Politics - Climate Change Protest - Australia - Green Agenda
Democracy, Featured, Green Agenda Journal 2022: Volume One

In the anti-political era, the Greens need to be wary of Government

In the years that I was heavily involved in the Greens (around 2007 – 2013 or so), one debate dominated internally: should we be a party of protest or a party of Government? At the time, while there were some stalwarts who were committed to the former option, the latter was really becoming the dominant mode of operating. Particularly, with... Read More

by , 2 years ago


Democracy

Greens and Government: 2022 Volume 1 Edition call for contributions

As an Australian federal election approaches, there’s more talk of Greens in government, so it’s time we discuss what, why and how. What have we achieved so far, and what can we do next? How can we do it differently and better? How can we transform government itself, and how do we risk being changed by it? Please pitch your... Read More

by Simon Copland , 2 years ago

Image Description: 8 images in a circle of greens leaders from around the world, on top of a leaf background. Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Volume 1 2022

Climate Hope: Spring 2021 Edition call for contributions
Environment, Featured, Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Spring 2021

Green Agenda Spring 2021: Out the door – Hope in the fossil-fuel induced dark

“Hope is not a lottery ticket you can sit on the sofa and clutch, feeling lucky. It is an axe you break down doors with in an emergency. Hope should shove you out the door, because it will take everything you have to steer the future away from endless war, from the annihilation of the earth’s treasures and the grinding... Read More

by and , 3 years ago


Environment, Featured, Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Spring 2021

Countering climate doomism – an interview with Ketan Joshi

Ketan Joshi is a writer, analyst, communications consultant and author with a focus on climate change and energy. He worked in the renewable energy industry for about eight years, doing operational monitoring, data analysis, community engagement and corporate communications. He’s also worked in data science and innovation communications at Australia’s national science agency. In this interview Green Agenda co-editor Simon... Read More

by Simon Copland , 3 years ago

Countering climate doomism - an interview with Ketan Joshi

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... Read More

by , 3 years ago


Culture, Democracy, Featured, Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Winter 2021, Peace, Social Justice, Uncategorised

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

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, Too Muslim, Too Loud, and what it means to be an ‘unapologetically Brown, Muslim, migrant, feminist woman‘ in Australian politics. The transcript has been edited for clarity and brevity. Simon Copland: Thank... Read More

by Simon Copland , 3 years ago

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

Climate Hope: Spring 2021 Edition call for contributions
Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Spring 2021

Climate Hope: Spring 2021 Edition call for contributions

The sixth IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) Assessment Report has once again sent the message loud and clear: it is imperative that we act on climate change, and that we act now. The report, compiled by hundreds of scientists from around the globe, found that we have already made significant and irreversible change to our climate, and that it... Read More

by and , 3 years ago


Featured

On dissent: Winter 2021 Edition call for contributions

We’re calling for contributions for our Winter 2021 edition of Green Agenda: on the work of dissent in politics and policy. Submit your short pitch to contribute to the debate on sustainability, social justice, peace and nonviolence, and democracy. The notion of dissent – an unwillingness to cooperate, to say no, to object – is central to the idea of... Read More

by Simon Copland , 3 years ago

On dissent: Winter 2021 Edition call for contributions - Image of man with blindfold and mouth covering that says 'shh'