Culture

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

Listen with your ear with your heart

The first translation gig I’m ever paid for is commissioned by my employers at a language school in Lausanne. The director wants me to translate a test he’s written, to be used to determine the French or English proficiency of staff at a large multinational in Geneva. [...]

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

Hope against hope

On the window of the café at my current place of work there is a taped A4 printed page that read “permanently closed”. There is a small injustice here, I feel distressed for the operators of an isolated hospitality business. Is this history from below? [...]

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Culture, Economy, Green Agenda Journal 2022: Volume Three

The measure of invisible work 

During the multiple lockdowns and within the walls of my apartment in Narrm, Melbourne, I realised how my body is at the intersection of three precarities: mothering (care), casual work at the university, and my being a migrant without a solid support network. [...]

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Culture, Democracy, Economy, Environment, Featured, Green Agenda Journal 2022: Volume Two, Social Justice, Theory

Green Agenda Journal 2022, Volume 2: On the Ground after the Election

For this issue of Green Agenda we welcome new critical and creative voices, writing from places where left political and ecological commitments are already making a difference. As a decade of liberal-conservative hegemony in government finally breaks, and as we shift to this new post-electoral moment, we also bring together several pieces that reflect on the federal election and the... Read More

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Green Agenda Journal 2022, Volume 2: Green Politics. On the Ground after the Election

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Culture, Environment, Featured, Green Agenda Journal 2022: Volume Two

City Country

I am standing on the lands of my ancestors. In a place that has been cared for by the people whose memories flow through my veins. The wind kisses the back of my neck –  a welcome. It is dark and cold, but not so cold as the place that I came from. I breathe in deeply through my nose,... Read More

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

Too Migrant, Too Muslim, Too Loud: An interview with Mehreen Faruqi
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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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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The Art of Greenwashing: (De)funding creativity and silencing dissent
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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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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On Dissent - Green Agenda - Extinction Rebellion - Duty Of Care Canberra action - Parliament House