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Culture, Democracy, Economy, Environment, Featured, Green Agenda 2023:3 - Visions & Movements, Social Justice, Virtual Issue

Visions & Movements

Our latest issue of Green Agenda, ‘Visions & Movements’ is a testament to the radical imagination and collective experimentations from-below. From visions of alternative urban futures grounded in ecological justice to building material counter-power through everyday practices of growing, making, and sharing, to learning from struggles against state violence and abandonment – the essays show the many ways that our... Read More

, 4 weeks ago


Culture, Democracy, Featured, Green Agenda 2024:1

Denying diversity and the betrayal of multicultural education

The Victorian Institute of Teaching’s teacher registration policies reflect colonial biases by excluding culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) educators. Discriminatory policies, particularly around language requirements and teaching experience, not only exacerbate the country’s teacher shortage but also fail to serve the needs of CALD students. Dismantling systemic barriers to teacher registration is necessary to create a more equitable and inclusive... Read More

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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 months ago


Culture, Democracy, Featured, Green Agenda 2023:3 - Visions & Movements, Social Justice, Theory, Virtual Issue

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 , 5 months ago


Democracy, Economy, Environment, Featured, Green Agenda 2023:3 - Visions & Movements, Social Justice, Theory, Virtual Issue

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

, 7 months ago


Culture, Democracy, Environment, Featured, Green Agenda 2023:3 - Visions & Movements, Peace, Social Justice, Theory, Virtual Issue

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 , 8 months ago


Culture, Democracy, Economy, Environment, Green Agenda 2023:3 - Visions & Movements, 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

, 8 months ago


Culture, Democracy, Economy, Environment, Featured, Green Agenda 2023:3 - Visions & Movements, Social Justice, Virtual Issue

Visioning futures

If, in the future, we would like to be able to safely house climate refugees in our neighbourhoods, what do we need to be agitating for now? What needs to change in how we understand housing, property, and the right to safe shelter? What do we need to unlearn in settler-colonial entitlement and domination, what racism and xenophobia must we... Read More

by and , 8 months ago


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

, 9 months ago


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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