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Rebuilding the Public Sphere

For decades there has been concern in social and political theory about ‘the decline of the public sphere’. According to many prominent writers on the issue, an effective role for the public sphere in the exercise of political power is something that we have lost. For Hannah Arendt in her work The human condition (1958), societies in the modern age... Read More

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Culture, Info & Tech, Ecological Sustainability, Economic Justice, Featured

World in Transition

The world is rapidly changing around us. It always has done. Change is one thing that is constant. Although with global warming, rising sea levels, growing inequality, the digital revolution there is force behind the notion that we are living through a period of significant transition – both a time of fear and opportunity. Transitions happen at a global, community... Read More

by Clare Ozich , 4 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

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Featured, Green Ideas in Action

Reflections on Green Values

Gösta Lyngå has been involved in Green politics for over 30 years, including as a Greens MP in Sweden. In this essay he offers his reflections on the ongoing relevance of core green values and their importance in meeting the environmental, social and economic challenges of today. [...]

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by Gösta Lyngå , 4 years ago


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Economic Justice, Featured, Participatory Democracy

Resisting the ‘law of greed’

What is an investor-state dispute settlement? It's complicated, but it has the potential to bridge traditional political divides, as Kyla Tienhaara explains. [...]

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Featured, Participatory Democracy

Democracy resides in participation in organisations

What is the place of NGOs in our democracy? Joan Staples has some thoughts on this matter. [...]

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by Joan Staples , 4 years ago


Featured, Social Justice

No One is Illegal

Negotiating Free Markets, Closed Borders, and Refugee Activism in the Neoliberal Era Rethinking borders, the state, and human rights There is a paradox at the heart of the state’s play with, and negotiation of, the meaning ascribed to human rights, border-control and the inflated importance of protection against ‘terrorism’, in the context of a globalised neoliberal world economy. There is... Read More

by , 4 years ago


Culture, Info & Tech, Featured

Art and Activism

Alex Kelly explores the power of art and story in responding to the changes we are experiencing and will continue to experience as a result of the climate crisis. [...]

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by Alex Kelly , 4 years ago


Ecological Sustainability, Featured

Australian Life

Our land abounds in nature’s gifts Of beauty rich and rare Taking stock We live in an extraordinary land. Australia’s natural environments, and the wildlife that they support, are unlike those of any other place. Australia is home to more than half a million different species. Most occur nowhere else. Many are of remarkable antiquity. [...]

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Featured, Green Ideas in Action

Green Ethics

An interview with Peter Singer Peter Singer is one of Australia’s most influential and controversial public intellectuals. A moral philosopher and bioethicist, Peter is best known for his books Animal Liberation, a seminal text for the animal rights movement, and Practical Ethics, which explores why and how a living being’s interests should be valued. In 1996 Peter and Bob Brown... Read More

by Clare Ozich , 4 years ago