Articles by Simon Copland


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http://themoonbat.com/
Profile
Simon is a freelance writer and climate campaigner. He worked for and was an active volunteer for the Greens between 2007 – 2012 and recently worked for the climate organisation 350.org. Simon grew up in Canberra and is currently living in Edinburgh.

#MeToo And The Challenges Of Solving Sexual Violence: An Interview With Dr Tanya Serisier
How we'll make change, Social Justice

#MeToo And The Challenges Of Solving Sexual Violence: An Interview With Dr Tanya Serisier

In a wide-ranging interview, the feminist academic Tanya Serisier, spoke to Green Agenda editor, Simon Copland, about the #MeToo movement; the history of campaigns against sexual assault; issues related to the politics of consent; and the challenges and complexities of solving sexual violence. [...]

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by and , 11 months ago


Participatory Democracy, Why are we here?

What Even Is Democracy?

In October 2017 Green Agenda hosted two lively debates at the Green Institute Conference: “Everything is Connected”. This is the edited audio and transcript of the first of these discussions, titled “What Even Is Democracy?”. In this conversation, hosted by Green Agenda co-editor Simon Copland, three speakers — Clare Ozich, Stephen Healy and Joan Staples — answered key questions about the... Read More

by Simon Copland , 1 year ago


How we'll make change, Participatory Democracy, Responses, Social Justice

Public debates on rights: necessary and positive

Green Agenda co-editor, Simon Copland, responds to Hayley Conway and Mary Tomsic  In Voting on the Rights of Others Hayley Conway argued against public votes on the rights of others as “a vote affirming the rights of a minority doesn’t lead to systemic change.” She continued: “Systemic change is needed to end discrimination. Winning the ‘yes’ vote in the postal... Read More

by , 2 years ago


How we'll make change

The Threat Of The Far Right: Why Take It Seriously?

The recent white supremicist rally and murder of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, Virginia have brought attention to the rise of far right groups in the United States. The Australian journalist Jason Wilson, who now lives in Portland, has been reporting on the rise of these groups since the election of Donald Trump. Prior to attending a far-right rally hosted by... Read More

by Simon Copland , 2 years ago


Ecological Sustainability, Featured, How we'll make change, Participatory Democracy, Uncategorised

International climate agreements: useful or useless?

Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement has put the status of the international processes on climate change in doubt. In this discussion Green Agenda editor Simon Copland and researcher Felicity Gray debate whether Trump’s withdrawal should mean the end of the international climate process. [...]

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by and , 2 years ago


Ecological Sustainability, Featured, How we'll make change, Uncategorised

Protecting Country: First Nations People And Climate Justice

Green Agenda’s Simon Copland recently interview Larissa Baldwin, the national co-director of the Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network. Simon and Larissa spoke about the indigenous climate movement and how it connects to broader questions of colonialism and land rights. [...]

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by Simon Copland , 2 years ago


Economic Justice, Featured, What alternatives?, Why are we here?

Postcapitalism: An interview with Paul Mason

Green Agenda Editors Clare Ozich and Simon Copland spoke to Paul Mason, journalist and author of Postcapitalism: A Guide to Our Future. With his bold thesis on how technological development is leading to the end of capitalism and the exciting prospect of what a postcapitalism could look like, we had a lot to discuss with Paul. As Paul puts it in... Read More

by and , 3 years ago


Featured, Why are we here?

Understanding the anti-elite Trump vote

The aftermath of the stunning victory of Donald Trump to the White House has left many asking the same question: how on Earth did he do it? While the analysis is still fresh, and formulating, one can highlight three theories as to why Trump will be the next President of the United States. The first, and probably most common among... Read More

by Simon Copland , 3 years ago


Economic Justice, Featured, Uncategorised, What alternatives?

Next Economy: an interview with Amanda Cahill

Green Agenda editors Clare Ozich and Simon Copland sat down recently with Amanda Cahill to talk about economic transformation and her new project, Next Economy. Amanda is the Director and Founder of the Centre for Social Change. Her work includes answering the question – what do economic systems that are good for people and the planet look like? [...]

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by , and , 3 years ago


Featured, Social Justice

Queer Liberation: an interview with Dennis Altman

Green Agenda editor Clare Ozich and member of the editorial panel Simon Copland sat down with the academic and gay rights activist Dennis Altman in September 2015. Altman is best known for his pioneering book Homosexual: Oppression and Liberation, released in 1971. He recently released a retrospective of his work,The End of the Homosexual?, in 2013. In this conversation Clare,... Read More

by Simon Copland , 4 years ago