Two poems

By Micaela Sahhar   Shrinking Policing over the possible, Dagan, I note down now how you would note rumours as facts. Surveying a space where (it was said) the dead (even then) had no land, as those who still made sound scooped trenches for an olive grove whose massive roots heaved like a pod   […]

A shtikl Bundism in Melbourne: Migrant Politics and the New Australians Council, 1955-1959

shtikl – a little bit of something By Clare Fester   When we think about 1950s Australia we often associate it with Robert Menzies’ long Liberal rule, social conservatism, and the White Australia policy. It was a period when migrant political participation was almost unheard of. Labour movement disinterest combined with the disinterest of migrants […]

1997 AJDS Reconciliation Meeting

In 1997 the Australian government continued to debate the Wik decision to allow native land titles to coexist with statutory leases. John Howard’s ‘Wik 10 Point Plan’ constituted a step back in the ongoing struggle for Aboriginal rights. This followed the release of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission’s final report on the stolen […]
BZE guests Ross Garnaut and Tony Windsor survey the solar field of one of Spain's solar thermal power stations from the tower.

Presenting Climate Solutions

Photo of BZE guests Ross Garnaut and Tony Windsor survey the solar field of one of Spain’s solar thermal power stations from the tower. By David Rothfield Until Beyond Zero Emissions’ (BZE’s) first research report in mid-2010, no-one had demonstrated that Australia could be powered reliably by 100% renewable energy with near zero emissions. Not even […]

The JNF-KKL and the Politics of Planting

By Ruth Edmonds In 1948, when hearing of the massacres by Zionist militias in Deir Yassin, the residents of al Walaja, a village located between Bethlehem and Jerusalem, fled their land across the valley to wait out the fighting in caves and small structures. Almost 70 years later and the original site of their village […]

Permaculture – Informed by Ancient Culture

By Brett Nathan Permaculture is a design method focused on agriculturally productive systems. The word ‘permaculture’ is a portmanteau of ‘permanent agriculture’, and was conceived in 1978 by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in Tasmania with the publication of Bill’s book Permaculture One. The text was the result of their research into the sustainability of […]