Environment

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, 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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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

, 4 months ago


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

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

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

Truth is essential

If a tree falls in the forest, and some people choose to not hear it, does it mean the whole forest should be OK to sell as toilet paper? [...]

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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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