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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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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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Green Agenda Journal 2022, Volume 2: Green Politics. On the Ground after the Election
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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Democracy, Economy, Featured, Green Agenda Journal 2022: Volume Two

Work for degrowth

With the ‘Greenslide’ and a substantial gain in seats towards holding the balance of power in the Senate, Australian Greens come out of the 2022 federal election stronger and more influential than ever. Similarly, the German Greens gained almost 15 percent of the votes in the September 2021 national elections. They doubled their 2017 election result, even if disappointing those... Read More

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Image description: A snail walking along a mossy tree branch to symbolise a snail, symbol of degrowth.

Earthworker Cooperative March
Democracy, Economy, Environment, Featured, Green Agenda Journal 2022: Volume Two

Taking power back: Cooperative futures and Earthworker’s ‘Green New Deal from Below’

Earthworker is working towards a cooperative-centred Green New Deal in Australia, socialising energy production and ensuring workers in the industry are empowered and reap the benefits of the energy transition. Though not a top-down Green New Deal, but a ‘Green New Deal from Below’. Australia’s federal election results could finally be the catalyst for a nation-wide consensus to rapidly transition... Read More

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Democracy, Economy, Featured, Green Agenda Journal 2022: Volume One

Degrowth economy: The pathway to human survival

Why do we need to transform government? We need to transform government because neither the needs of people, nor the needs of the planet are being met under this current government. The ‘people crisis’ can be summed up by the following statistics: 13.6% of Australians (including 17.7% of children) live in poverty. Wages have been stagnant for 20 years. Welfare... Read More

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Degrowth economy: The pathway to human survival - Image Description - Jenga game about to collapse

Dissent within the contested transitions of the ecological endgame
Economy, Environment, Featured, Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Winter 2021

Dissent within the contested transitions of the ecological endgame

Our collective progressive dissent over the deepening ecological crisis is at a political crossroads. The recent IPCC report confirms that the pace and form of global responses to the emergency are manifestly inadequate. This is highlighted by a multitude of alarming accelerated feedback loops, like the Amazon having transitioned into becoming a net emitter of carbon. Certainly we can point... Read More

, 3 years ago


Democracy, Economy, Featured, Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Winter 2021

Without the right to stop work, all our rights are at risk

Why do most Australian workers have a standard of living with a minimum wage that keeps fully employed people out of poverty? It can be answered most simply by the long history of our forebears joining unions and going on strike. We have always needed to strike Have you ever stopped work to show your dissent in an organised way... Read More

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Without the right to stop work, all our rights are at risk - Iceland women's strike 1975

Insecurity Security In Politics And Policy - Green Agenda - Image of Gunshots and a target on a rusty wall
Culture, Economy, Featured, Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Autumn 2021, Peace, Social Justice

Green Agenda Autumn 2021: On (in)security

“What’s the most dangerous place you’ve ever been?” People often ask me this question, curious because of my work. I’m a researcher and a practitioner in the protection of civilians from violence, and I have spent time in war zones and refugee camps and neighbourhoods with high rates of gun violence. At the moment, I live and work in South... Read More

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Economy, Environment, Featured, Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Autumn 2021

Security for the Big Polluters: Plantation forestry for carbon offset delays action on climate

There is now growing acceptance – even amongst some of the most ardent of once anti-environmentalists – on the need for urgent action to curb global greenhouse gas emissions, stabilise the earth’s atmosphere, and limit the worst effects of global climate chaos. At the United Nations climate negotiations, a disparate group of nation states, First Nations, civil society, and along... Read More

by , 3 years ago

Security for the Big Polluters: Plantation forestry for carbon offset delays action on climate