If you accept the basic premises of the definitions of capitalism and environmentalism, ergo you cannot be both an environmentalist and support capitalism. If you are a Green you cannot support capitalism in its current form and, I would argue, at all.
Neither Richard Di Natale nor â€œLeft Renewalâ€ Speak for me.... Or many people in the Greens. The media has been full these last several weeks with stories about division in the Greens following the establishment of a faction called â€œLeft Renewalâ€ which claims to be about defending/renewing the left soul of the party. Scribes from... Continue Reading →
The 'failure' of the Greens â€“ more myth than maths In the 2016 post election wash up a number of people, both inside and outside the Greens, have tried to analyse why the Greens â€œdid so poorlyâ€ especially in NSW and in the Senate. Among them have been Osman Faruqi, in this story in the... Continue Reading →
Warning: This post was previously password protected. It has now been made public since it now has limited, if any, relevance to the internal workings of the NSW Greens. A significant number of the issues raised here have now been wholly or partially addressed or are in the process of being addressed As I originally... Continue Reading →
The Greens â€“ Will They Miss Their Own Wave? There are some lessons that are as applicable to politics, as to surfing. Sometimes you only get one moment to catch a wave before the last swell fades. For the Greens that moment is now. But they need to organise better and differently or they miss... Continue Reading →
Australia doesnâ€™t have a problem with politics â€“ it has a problem with politicians. Most people say they hate politics and are disillusioned with politics. Scratch a little deeper and you will find in fact that itâ€™s the politicians themselves with whom the public are disillusioned. We have a politician problem not a politics problem.... Continue Reading →