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

Crisis, resistance, and the lure of liberal nation-building

Writing together as activist scholars, as people committed to thinking about the practice of collective struggle, we consider Sri Lanka's landscape of state crisis, popular resistance, and liberal reform. [...]

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and , 4 months ago


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

by , 5 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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, 6 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

by , 7 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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, 7 months ago


Culture, Democracy, Featured, Green Agenda Journal 2023: Volume Two, Social Justice, Theory

Changing what’s possible, living democracy 

Tim Hollo and Anthony James of the RegenNarration podcast explore in conversation the power of community to shape politics, and the stories that nurture Living Democracy. [...]

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by and , 8 months ago


Culture, Democracy, Green Agenda Journal 2023: Volume Two, Social Justice, Theory

The multitudes at the margins

When I read Living Democracy and the uplifting and hopeful possibilities contained in Barcelona en Comú and the general assemblies in Rojava, I’m reminded that we are currently so far away from this it’s hard to see the path there. [...]

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, 9 months ago


Culture, Democracy, Featured, Green Agenda Journal 2023: Volume One, Social Justice, Theory

Transforming towards living

Are we changing politics more than politics is changing us? It’s a question we rarely ask ourselves in any kind of formal way. But it’s one that more and more members and supporters are asking, when confronted by the vast gulf between politics-as-usual and the ecological, economic, social and political crises we face. [...]

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by , 1 year 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

, 2 years ago


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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by , 2 years ago