Economy

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

, 3 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

by , 4 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

, 5 months ago


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

by , 7 months 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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, 11 months 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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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

, 11 months ago


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

The end of the city

The growth of cities is inevitable so long as town planners continue to believe that the trend is inevitable and therefore fail to critically question whether it is desirable. [...]

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by , 11 months ago


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

, 1 year ago


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

by , 1 year ago