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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

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

Utopia: farming, feeding & fighting here at home

I send Ben a screenshot from Kohei Saito’s latest book Marx in the Anthropocene: Towards the idea of degrowth communism: The primary goal of capitalist production is the valorization of capital above anything else. Capitalism is driven by the insatiable desire for profit-making and constantly increases the productive capacity. In contrast, in pre-capitalist societies production was conducted for the sake of... Read More

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Culture, Democracy, Featured, Social Justice

The radical potential of Brisbane City Council

It’s no accident that so many Brisbanites think local government is mostly just about fixing potholes and building playgrounds. Power-holders find it convenient to perpetuate the narrative that councils are merely local service providers with limited political relevance, because it helps justify anti-democratic moves to take more power away from local communities, while reducing public scrutiny of the many big,... Read More

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Ends Of Work - Green Agenda Journal Volume 3
Culture, Economy, Environment, Featured, Green Agenda Journal 2022: Volume Three, Social Justice, Theory

The ends of work

Country, place, grassroots organising, anti-work, First Law, biodiversity, degrowth, post-capitalism, nature, community, art, basic income and Indigenous sovereignty.  Taken together these terms point to the shifting ecology of work as we rethink the ways in which work may sustain life in flourishing ways – as we situate work within the web of life. For this issue of Green Agenda we... Read More

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Culture, Economy, Environment, Featured, Green Agenda Journal 2022: Volume Three

The end of work. On a small farm near Esperance, Western Australia

It is 3.50am Perth time. I am sitting up in my bed in the house that is our home, on a small farm near Esperance, Western Australia. I am up early to write before the sun comes up and the day starts for everyone else in the house. ‘Everyone else in the house’ includes a partner who is approaching retirement... Read More

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Culture, Economy, Environment, Featured, Green Agenda Journal 2022: Volume Three

Sustainable Futures, a view from Martuwarra

Under First Law, Warloongarriy Law, the law for Martuwarra, Fitzroy River, we have a law of obligation, a duty of care and love to protect Martuwarra’s right to live and flow. [...]

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Culture, Featured, Green Agenda Journal 2022: Volume Three, Social Justice, Theory

Theory of the Lanyard Class

Within the cracks of a broken system, care grows out of necessity. Nonetheless, the privileging of professionalised forms of care brings with it a disregard for the way people care for one another on a day to day basis. [...]

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Culture, Democracy, Economy, Featured, Green Agenda Journal 2022: Volume Three

Digital overtime

Much of the infrastructure behind the web, in particular social media, is built upon unpaid work. Unwittingly, we have all become workers for social media companies, a practice that is increasing both exploitation and alienation. In giving our free labour to big tech companies, we are becoming more alienated, both from our labour and our own communities. [...]

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Culture, Economy, Featured, Green Agenda Journal 2022: Volume Three, Theory

Forever work?

Persons of the future, Arthur Rimbaud's “horrible workers,” could use time saved from work to build community, theorise, be expressive, do science and train as anti-fa, not just to push back our horizons [...]

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