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Culture, Democracy, Environment, Featured, Green Agenda 2023:2 - On Living Democracy, Social Justice, Theory

A New Common Sense

It has to start somewhere, it has to start sometime. Living Democracy presents us with a powerful framework to think about where we have come from, where we want to go, and how to get there. Once we can see and believe, change can happen quite quickly. [...]

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, 9 months ago


Culture, Democracy, Featured, Green Agenda 2023:2 - On Living Democracy, Social Justice, Theory

Changing what’s possible, living democracy 

Tim Hollo and Anthony James of the RegenNarration podcast explore in conversation the power of community to shape politics, and the stories that nurture Living Democracy. [...]

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Culture, Democracy, Featured, Green Agenda 2023:2 - On Living Democracy, Peace

We mustn’t shy away from the reality of our plight

I like the way Tim Hollo claims that it’s the end of the world as we know it, “and I feel fine.” I try to keep up with the latest from adventurous Greens, so when I heard about Tim's book I thought I’ll have to read that, immediately ordering a copy online. [...]

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, 10 months ago


Culture, Democracy, Green Agenda 2023:2 - On Living Democracy, Social Justice, Theory

The multitudes at the margins

When I read Living Democracy and the uplifting and hopeful possibilities contained in Barcelona en Comú and the general assemblies in Rojava, I’m reminded that we are currently so far away from this it’s hard to see the path there. [...]

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by , 11 months ago


Culture, Democracy, Economy, Featured, Green Agenda 2023:2 - On Living Democracy, Social Justice

Living democracy: not a blueprint, but a pathway

I am 72 years old, so I have seen the highs and lows of many progressive mass movements. Tim Hollo's optimistic but realistic outlook in Living Democracy fits closely with my own beliefs. We are clearly living through a period of massive industry and workplace transition in response to the climate catastrophe. This is the reality that campaigners and activists... Read More

, 11 months ago


Culture, Democracy, Featured, Green Agenda Journal 2023: Volume One, Social Justice, Theory

Transforming towards living

Are we changing politics more than politics is changing us? It’s a question we rarely ask ourselves in any kind of formal way. But it’s one that more and more members and supporters are asking, when confronted by the vast gulf between politics-as-usual and the ecological, economic, social and political crises we face. [...]

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by , 1 year ago


Culture, Environment, Featured, Green Agenda Journal 2023: Volume One

Truth is essential

If a tree falls in the forest, and some people choose to not hear it, does it mean the whole forest should be OK to sell as toilet paper? [...]

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, 1 year ago


Culture, Democracy, Economy, Featured, Green Agenda Journal 2023: Volume One

Quietly quitting capitalism

For many of us coming of age around the last global financial crisis, doing political work was not part of the formula to success handed down by our parents and teachers. [...]

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Culture, Democracy, Featured, Green Agenda Journal 2023: Volume One

The very democratic and grassroots process of getting bums on seats

My growth both within and without the confines of the Greens has taken me on a somewhat meandering journey. I remember previous iterations of myself believing things that now seem anathema to who I have become, and other things which have vindicated some of my long-held beliefs. Some experiences influenced my opinions at the time, and proved to me the... Read More

, 1 year ago


Culture, Democracy, Economy, Environment, Featured, Green Agenda Journal 2023: Volume One

On mutual bicycle aid

Community bike workshops in Australia While the original formulation of ‘mutual aid’ by Kropotkin was radical and linked to changing political conditions, mutual aid in the voluntary sector of contemporary Australian society cuts across political positions, gender, race, and wealth. In this short article we will recount engagement with a growing movement of bike activists and volunteers who challenge consumerism... Read More

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