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On Dissent - Green Agenda Journal Winter Edition 2021
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Green Agenda Winter 2021: On Dissent

I will never forget the first protest I attended. It was 2002 and George Bush, Tony Blair and John Howard were gearing up to go to war in Iraq. So was the movement of people around the world to oppose the invasion. I was still in high school, but a few friends and I organised to get leave from school... Read More

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Show up and make noise: We must reject all attacks on our right to dissent

I’ve relayed this story many times over the years: the first rally I remember going to was in May 1988 when I was ten years old. At that time, my family lived in Canberra. My family attended the rally under the guise of attending something else – the day marked the official opening of the “new Parliament House” and government-planned... Read More

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Show up and make noise: We must reject all attacks on our right to dissent

Too Migrant, Too Muslim, Too Loud: An interview with Mehreen Faruqi
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Too Migrant, Too Muslim, Too Loud: An interview with Mehreen Faruqi

Dr Mehreen Faruqi is the Greens Senator for New South Wales (2018 – present). Green Agenda’s co-editor Simon Copland spoke with Mehreen about her recently published memoir, Too Migrant, Too Muslim, Too Loud, and what it means to be an ‘unapologetically Brown, Muslim, migrant, feminist woman‘ in Australian politics. The transcript has been edited for clarity and brevity. Simon Copland: Thank... Read More

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Dis-settling critique in stasis: Reflections on the university from the South to the North

This piece originally appeared in Overland. We thank both the author, Heba Al Adawy, and Overland, for permission to republish this important piece. On a crispy November evening of 2019, Lahore’s smog filtered sky was buzzing with drone surveillance cameras, radiating an orangish glow over around 5,000 young protestors who had assembled at the chowk of Punjab Assembly. For the emerging student... Read More

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Dis-settling critique in stasis: Reflections on the university from the South to the North

Rising above discrimination in an attempt to be heard: People with disability
Democracy, Featured, Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Winter 2021, Social Justice

Rising above discrimination in an attempt to be heard: People with disability

When posing the question what mechanism does dissent play in Australian politics we can view this through the lens of history. Australia has a long history of formulating policy through grassroots actions; the shearers strike of 1891, the Pilbara strike of 1949 and the waterside workers strike of 1998 are each seminal points in history that have remade the conditions... Read More

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Culture, Democracy, Environment, Featured, Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Winter 2021, Social Justice

Policing dissent, enforcing consent

You can’t do it that way! When Extinction Rebellion protesters spray-painted “duty of care” across the front of Parliament House the morning after the latest IPCC Report was released, drawing national and international attention to the fact that the Minister for the Environment is appealing a court decision finding she actually has a legal duty of care to future generations... Read More

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Insecurity Security In Politics And Policy - Green Agenda - Image of Gunshots and a target on a rusty wall
Culture, Economics, 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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Together, or not at all: An interview with Scott Ludlam

Scott Ludlam is a former Greens Senator (2008 to 2017) and served as deputy leader of the Australian Greens. He has also worked as a filmmaker, artist and graphic designer. Green Agenda’s co-editor Felicity Gray spoke with Scott about his recently published book, Full Circle, and how our understandings of security must change if we are to transcend the violence... Read More

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Together, or not at all: An interview with Scott Ludlam

SAS war crimes: (In)security at home and in Afghanistan
Featured, Green Agenda Quarterly Journal Autumn 2021, Peace, Social Justice

SAS war crimes: (In)security at home and in Afghanistan

Content warning: This article provides details of violence that readers may find distressing.  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised that some of the hyperlinks contain the names and photographs of people who have died.  On July 11 2017, ABC journalists Dan Oakes and Sam Clark published ‘The Afghan Files’, a series of investigative stories that detailed the deeply... Read More

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Government’s secrecy war makes us less safe

When the Australian government announced in April last year that they would be developing and deploying a smartphone application to assist contract tracing efforts as the coronavirus pandemic started to impact Australia, there was immediate and vocal public scepticism. It came from privacy advocates and the technology sector, but also human rights advocates and the broader public. The trickle of... Read More

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Government’s war on secrecy makes us less safe - Image of glowing smashed monitors in blackness