What is it about these digital platforms that turn run-of-the-mill election falsehoods and distortions into weapons of cyber-war?
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Money, infrastructure, and leadership development over the long-term. It’s a frustratingly simple formula.
Despair is not about reality, or the world, or even ultimately the people we care about. It is about us. It is the act of allowing our very real sadness and fear to limit our sense of what is possible, about finding safety and comfort in that darkness, about avoiding heartbreak.
The internet has always been a big part of my life and I’m thrilled to be joining such a powerful team to continue this vital work of protecting our rights online.
"Food might be political now, and sitcoms, and novels, and every conversation with everyone you’ve ever known, but the sole exception seems to be politics itself."
The moral case against the fossil fuel industry is irrefutable. But this is not simply a question of morality, this is about strategy and power
Being correct is less important than building organisations and power.
Matt Huber: "The GND strategy is deceptively simple. Tie decarbonization directly to public investment and visible material benefits for the working class."
Rumours have been flying around Canberra this week of a possible early election. Like almost everyone else, I had assumed that Scott Morrison would want to put as much space as possible between these disastrous Covid outbreaks and the election.
Decarbonisation isn't a set-and-forget kind of thing. Plans that don't account for what it would take to build and maintain political constituencies over the long-haul are doomed to fail.
"Strategy is all about choice. It is about saying no, sharpening a position through disagreement, narrowing focus."
After 5 years, I’m leaving 350.org.
The IPCC’s Special Report on 1.5°C destroys any doubt that the fossil fuel industry is at war with our future. We need to confront them head on.
This is the end game, and we need to start acting like it.
Today I wrote to David Feeney’s electorate office to explain why they must oppose the Turnbull Government’s proposed National Facial Recognition program.
Uber is better though of as a political project more than a company. It's job is to be the tip of the spear for surveillance capitalism's remaking of labour relations. And it's doing a very good job of it too.
"The problem, it turns out, is not an overabundance of humans but a dearth of humanity."
The first 15 seconds of ‘Run Away With Me’ tells you everything you need to know about E•MO•TION.
"And this is where the lesson transcends the question of Jewishness and anti-Semitism and goes hand in hand with the most essential questions the movement must ask itself today: What do we — each and every one of us — have to do to become our most powerful selves?"
Social movements are about so much more than just getting a seat at the table.
Are you trying to build a mass movement or a clubhouse?
Platitudes about “green jobs” and a “renewable economy” are not enough to expect workers to believe the green movement has their best interests at heart.