Nationalisation is finally back in fashion
The popularity of the SEC demonstrates that fighting for re-nationalisation of essential industries and rebuilding the public service is a demand capable of building a broad political base for climate action.
The Australian Labor Party’s Climate Bill Is Empty Symbolism | Jacobin
Labor’s climate bill is little more than symbolism. With escalating climate disasters and soaring inflation, it’s bad policy and even worse politics.
To Take Real Action on Climate Change, Australia Must Rebuild Its Public Sector | Jacobin
By returning to a policy of full employment and tying it explicitly to decarbonization efforts, Labor could make it self-evident that climate action tangibly and materially benefits working-class people right now.
The power to misinform begins with an invasion of privacy
What is it about these digital platforms that turn run-of-the-mill election falsehoods and distortions into weapons of cyber-war?
Why doesn't the left invest in people and institutions like the right? →
Money, infrastructure, and leadership development over the long-term. It’s a frustratingly simple formula.
The town square doesn’t belong in private hands | Overland
Digital platforms are at the centre of modern life and we deserve to have a real say in shaping how those platforms work and who they work for. We should be able to engage in civic life free from surveillance, manipulation and control.
What to Do When the World Is Ending →
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.
Why I joined Digital Rights Watch
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.
The End of the End of the End →
"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."
Should Environmental Activists Sabotage Fossil Fuel Infrastructure? →
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