Social Justice

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Community As The Antidote: Social Justice And Populism

Green Agenda editor Clare Ozich participated in a discussion on social justice and populism at a Conversation Salon organised and moderated by Muslim feminist and social justice advocate and entrepreneur Hana Assafiri. Below is an edited transcript of Clare’s remarks and Hana’s response. The conversation was an excellent example of plurality and building on ideas to establish a contemporary and... Read More

by , 2 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 Dennis Altman , 3 years ago


Responses, Social Justice

Response by Ken Blackman to “No One is Illegal”

A Response: Stagnation and Closed Minds – Australian Refugee Activism Now                   “No One is Illegal” is a very interesting attempt to move action in support of asylum-seeking forward in Australia. I especially agree with Brankovich’s conclusions about the impasse currently facing the ‘refugee movement’ here. However, her prescription for a divestment movement aimed at corporations benefitting from government refugee /... Read More

by , 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 Jasmina Brankovich , 4 years ago


Ecological Sustainability, Responses, Social Justice

Response by Melanie Lowe to “The oldest game in town”

In his essay ‘The Oldest Game in Town’ Senator Scott Ludlam eloquently describes cities as complex systems that are dependent on the natural environment. He argues for the need for systemic change to our cities, re-orienting them towards more environmentally sustainable forms of infrastructure and economic activity. Senator Ludlam points towards the benefits this could have for the liveability of... Read More

by , 4 years ago


Ecological Sustainability, Featured, Social Justice, Uncategorised

The Oldest Game In Town

Scott Ludlam explores the current nature of our cities and provides a hopeful outlook for their future in “The oldest game in town”. This essay is the second of a series, the first of which, “Checkmate”, grapples with the implications of a never-ending growth economy. A short introduction from the Editors to “the oldest game in town” can be found... Read More

by Senator Scott Ludlam , 4 years ago


Ecological Sustainability, Social Justice

Editorial: politics and the imagination

Green Agenda is excited to publish Scott Ludlam’s essay “The oldest game in town”. The second in a series of Senator Ludlam’s evocative contemplations of contemporary life, this essay focuses on cities and urban living. [...]

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by , 4 years ago


Culture, Info & Tech, Ecological Sustainability, Economic Justice, Featured, Green Ideas in Action, Participatory Democracy, Peace & Nonviolence, Social Justice

Why Green Agenda?

Welcome to Green Agenda, an online publishing project of the Green Institute, that aims to explore contemporary green politics and philosophy. Green Agenda had its genesis in conversations about the broken state of political debate in this country. There is more, and must be more, to politics and public debate than repeating the ways in which any particular government is bad. When... Read More

by Clare Ozich , 4 years ago