The story (How the Greens failed me over rape) in the Saturday Paper this month (December 23, 2017), sad as it is, comes as no surprise to many in the Greens. The Greens like all institutions is, sadly, just as capable of the delusion that it can do no wrong and that the party is,... Continue Reading →
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 →
These are sayings that are designed to reveal little and hide a lot. The same could be argued for an oft-repeated Greens mantra. Whenever critical political debate around Greens policies, or comparisons to other parties occurs, one often hears people saying, in effect, â€œwell you may not like it but (unlike other political parties) it's ok because we have grass roots democracyâ€
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 →
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 →
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, allegedly, been wholly or partially addressed or are in the process of being addressed As I... Continue Reading →