Tag: community

There’s No Time Left Not To Do Everything

…continuing a supplicant politics, where we beg or demand of governments that they act, is both destined to fail and underplaying our hand.

Nurturing a Better, Fairer Food System

COVID-19 is shining a bright light on the nature and importance of community. It is also exposing our vulnerabilities through the ultimate human need, the need for food.

Editorial – Issue 41/42 ‘People, Planet and the Anthropocene: Spectators of Our Own Demise?’, by Paul James

Humans now have the capacity to produce synthetic life-forms (since 2010) and to destroy life on this planet as we know it (since 1952). It is only by recognizing this point — that we are now reconstituting the very basis of nature — that adequate acknowledgement of the Anthropocene starts to hit home.

Hope-Less Futures?

21 Jun 2012

Women and children feel much safer now we are told. It is only when we go to the ground and recall that any relations between Aboriginal people and police in the present are built upon a deeply fraught history that the prospect of increased policing takes on a different inflection. By Jon Altman and Melinda Hinkson

There Goes the Neighbourhood

Paul James finds an insidious underside to the culture of neighbourliness in the United States

What Hope for Years to Come?

Geoff Sharp: In the wake of the terrorist attacks in the United States, the tension between religious piety and imperial power reveals the urgent need for re-examination of the new social forms