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… Continue Reading →
Repudiating Representative Politics Replacing career politicians with citizen politicians If you start with the assumption that the worst possible person to whom one should give power is someone who is narcissistic, ambitious, arrogant and self-interested, and one would almost… 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€
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… Continue Reading →
Late on the 13th a white land cruiser, with our team of three, approached the first locked gate on the road on the road to Coronation Hill. The least organised, most impromptu and most poorly resourced “blockade” in Australian history was about to start.