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The radical potential of Brisbane City Council

It’s no accident that so many Brisbanites think local government is mostly just about fixing potholes and building playgrounds. Power-holders find it convenient to perpetuate the narrative that councils are merely local service providers with limited political relevance, because it helps justify anti-democratic moves to take more power away from local communities, while reducing public scrutiny of the many big,... Read More

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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

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Ends Of Work - Green Agenda Journal Volume 3

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

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Culture, Economy, Environment, Featured, Green Agenda Journal 2022: Volume Three

Sustainable Futures, a view from Martuwarra

Under First Law, Warloongarriy Law, the law for Martuwarra, Fitzroy River, we have a law of obligation, a duty of care and love to protect Martuwarra’s right to live and flow. [...]

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Democracy, Economy, Environment, Featured, Green Agenda Journal 2022: Volume Three

Who decides? The case for a Climate Jobs Guarantee 

In a world of climate collapse, what and who is work for? We can’t solve the climate crisis if big business continues to decide what work we do. Instead we need to take public control of what work gets done and the conditions that we work under. A Climate Jobs Guarantee could deliver meaningful and dignified work decided by communities,... Read More

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Democracy, Economy, Featured, Green Agenda Journal 2022: Volume Three, Social Justice, Theory

The work of grassroots organising 

The browner your skin, the dirtier the work. Chicken factories across Australia are all virtually the same. Lit by fluorescent white lights, smelling of cleaning detergent and death, and socially stratified. Afghan or African workers in the kill rooms, South Asians defeathering. Vietnamese workers in the boning room slicing cuts off carcasses. White folks in the packing room. [...]

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Culture, Featured, Green Agenda Journal 2022: Volume Three, Social Justice, Theory

Theory of the Lanyard Class

Within the cracks of a broken system, care grows out of necessity. Nonetheless, the privileging of professionalised forms of care brings with it a disregard for the way people care for one another on a day to day basis. [...]

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Democracy, Economy, Environment, Featured, Green Agenda Journal 2022: Volume Three

Building power to dissolve power

Power won't dissolve itself. We need to dissolve it. Any political strategy towards implementing a Universal Income must work, then, to build political power. Build power… to dissolve power. [...]

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Culture, Democracy, Economy, Featured, Green Agenda Journal 2022: Volume Three

Digital overtime

Much of the infrastructure behind the web, in particular social media, is built upon unpaid work. Unwittingly, we have all become workers for social media companies, a practice that is increasing both exploitation and alienation. In giving our free labour to big tech companies, we are becoming more alienated, both from our labour and our own communities. [...]

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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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