Culture

Show up and make noise: We must reject all attacks on our right to dissent
Culture, Democracy, Featured, Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Winter 2021, Social Justice

Show up and make noise: We must reject all attacks on our right to dissent

I’ve relayed this story many times over the years: the first rally I remember going to was in May 1988 when I was ten years old. At that time, my family lived in Canberra. My family attended the rally under the guise of attending something else – the day marked the official opening of the “new Parliament House” and government-planned... Read More

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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

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

Dis-settling critique in stasis: Reflections on the university from the South to the North
Culture, Democracy, Featured, Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Winter 2021, Social Justice

Dis-settling critique in stasis: Reflections on the university from the South to the North

This piece originally appeared in Overland. We thank both the author, Heba Al Adawy, and Overland, for permission to republish this important piece. On a crispy November evening of 2019, Lahore’s smog filtered sky was buzzing with drone surveillance cameras, radiating an orangish glow over around 5,000 young protestors who had assembled at the chowk of Punjab Assembly. For the emerging student... Read More

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Culture, Democracy, Featured, Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Winter 2021

The Art of Greenwashing: (De)funding creativity and silencing dissent

Tani Walker’s superb voice resonates around the crowded Freo Social venue. Head thrown back, she sings of the Noongar season of Bunuru (February to March) and a hope for relief from the Western Australian heat. She is part of Richard Walley’s Six Seasons, a series of songs each celebrating the Noongar seasons of Birak, Bunuru, Djeran, Makuru, Djilba and Kambarang.... Read More

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The Art of Greenwashing: (De)funding creativity and silencing dissent

On Dissent - Green Agenda - Extinction Rebellion - Duty Of Care Canberra action - Parliament House
Culture, Democracy, Environment, Featured, Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Winter 2021, Social Justice

Policing dissent, enforcing consent

You can’t do it that way! When Extinction Rebellion protesters spray-painted “duty of care” across the front of Parliament House the morning after the latest IPCC Report was released, drawing national and international attention to the fact that the Minister for the Environment is appealing a court decision finding she actually has a legal duty of care to future generations... Read More

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Culture, Economics, Featured, Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Autumn 2021, Peace, Social Justice

Green Agenda Autumn 2021: On (in)security

“What’s the most dangerous place you’ve ever been?” People often ask me this question, curious because of my work. I’m a researcher and a practitioner in the protection of civilians from violence, and I have spent time in war zones and refugee camps and neighbourhoods with high rates of gun violence. At the moment, I live and work in South... Read More

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Government’s war on secrecy makes us less safe - Image of glowing smashed monitors in blackness
Culture, Featured, Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Autumn 2021, Peace, Social Justice

Government’s secrecy war makes us less safe

When the Australian government announced in April last year that they would be developing and deploying a smartphone application to assist contract tracing efforts as the coronavirus pandemic started to impact Australia, there was immediate and vocal public scepticism. It came from privacy advocates and the technology sector, but also human rights advocates and the broader public. The trickle of... Read More

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Culture, Featured, Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Summer 2021

Facebook lets the world burn

It was never going to go well. Attempting to prop up the media sector while reigning in the tech giants with one bill was always going to be chaotic, but even then, the impact of Facebook’s Australian news content ban last Thursday was more widespread than almost anyone anticipated. The government passed their revised News Media Bargaining Code through the... Read More

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Facebook Lets the World Burn

Fire and fiction: Reading and learning empathy and connection through bushfire fiction
Culture, Environment, Featured, Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Summer 2021

Fire and fiction: Reading and learning empathy and connection through bushfire fiction

On both sides of the Pacific Ocean, 2020 will be remembered as the year that a new kind of wildfire burned across the pyrophytic landscapes of south-east Australia and the western United States. Twelve months down the line, the figures are still hard to comprehend; Australia’s Black Summer bushfire season killed or displaced more than 3 billion animals, and destroyed... Read More

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Culture, Democracy, Featured, Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Summer 2021

Sparked by love and rage: An interview with Holly Hammond

Holly Hammond (she/her) is a social movement educator and librarian. She is the Director of the Commons Social Change Library which includes a vast array of resources including a wellbeing collection. She has worked to strengthen social movements and promote activist wellbeing for many years through training, facilitation, coaching, and writing via the Plan to Win and Plan to Thrive... Read More

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Sparked by love and rage: An interview with Holly Hammond