Democracy

Culture, Democracy, Economy, Environment, Featured, Green Agenda 2024:1, Social Justice

Solid swings but not many ward wins – unpacking the results of the 2024 Brisbane City Council election

Well it’s six days since the council election, and the last few postal votes are being scrutinised closely, with the Greens frustratingly close to winning in a couple of different electorates both in Brissie and elsewhere in South-East Queensland. Across Brisbane’s 26 wards, the Greens primary vote has grown by a very healthy 5.2% on average, to 23%. (There’s a few percentage points difference... Read More

, 2 weeks ago


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

Crisis, resistance, and the lure of liberal nation-building

Writing together as activist scholars, as people committed to thinking about the practice of collective struggle, we consider Sri Lanka's landscape of state crisis, popular resistance, and liberal reform. [...]

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by and , 4 months ago


Democracy, Economy, Environment, Featured, Green Agenda Journal 2023: Volume Three, Theory

Sustainable materialism as political action

Are these kinds of movements the solution to all of our troubles? Absolutely not. Do the mainly white western environmental activists doing this work think it’s everything? Of course not. But are sustainable materialist movements politically valuable? Absolutely. For this project I wanted to examine positive everyday practices, possibilities already being lived, grounded imaginaries, visions for a future that are... Read More

, 5 months ago


Culture, Democracy, Environment, Featured, Green Agenda Journal 2023: Volume Three, Peace, Social Justice, Theory

From disruption to destruction 

"What is it going to take?" I know your job seems important right now. I know your 'clean record' so you can still fly overseas seems important now (not that it actually stops anyone from travelling, so far). I know that police are scary, the state is scary. I know, I have been arrested 33 times now. [...]

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by , 6 months ago


Culture, Democracy, Economy, Environment, Green Agenda Journal 2023: Volume Three, Social Justice

Talking degrowth in Zagreb

Anitra Nelson, scholar-activist and member of Degrowth Central Victoria, reports on a recent international degrowth conference and an international degrowth network assembly which took place in Zagreb in late August and early September. Zagreb (Croatia) provocatively winks at visitors. A human-scale capital of just one million inhabitants it has grown a museum of broken relationships, a museum of hangovers, a... Read More

, 6 months ago


Culture, Democracy, Economy, Environment, Featured, Green Agenda Journal 2023: Volume Two, Social Justice, Theory

Like futurology

There’s something about Tim Hollo’s Living Democracy: An ecological manifesto for the end of the world as we know it, that feels like that, like futurology. So I want to talk about the end of the world and liberation amid its end and about the kind of ecological politics that may help us get us past it. All this is... Read More

by , 7 months ago


Culture, Democracy, Environment, Featured, Green Agenda Journal 2023: Volume Two, 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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, 7 months ago


Culture, Democracy, Featured, Green Agenda Journal 2023: Volume Two, 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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by and , 8 months ago


Culture, Democracy, Featured, Green Agenda Journal 2023: Volume Two, 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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, 8 months ago


Culture, Democracy, Green Agenda Journal 2023: Volume Two, 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 , 9 months ago