The global refugee crisis: humanity’s last call for a culture of sharing and cooperation

The real crisis is not the influx of refugees to Europe per se but a toxic combination of destabilising foreign policy agendas, economic austerity and the rise of right-wing nationalism, which is likely to push the world further into social and political chaos in the months ahead.

Degrowth Downunder: A Movement Gathering Momentum

Editor’s note: This article, which offers a view into the Australian degrowth/post-growth landscape was originally published on the website for the 2014 degrowth conference that will occur on September 2-6 in Leipzig, Germany. Check out the conference here! Australia’s two-speed economy, in which those engaged in mineral extraction flourish while the rest flounder, seems to […]

Mother: Caring for 7 Billion

The creators of the award-winning documentary Mother: Caring for 7 Billion, Tiroir A Films, have made a ‘Director’s Cut’ of the film available, streaming free on the internet in honour of Earth Day (22 April). From 19 April until the end of May, the film can be accessed for viewing on YouTube. The documentary follows the learning journey of […]

The Population Crisis

Sometime in the next few months, the world’s population clock will tick over seven billion people.  Global population has tripled in my lifetime, and is continuing to rise. The UN has just predicted we face a world of 10 billion in 2100. This has immense implications for all of us, and Australia will not be […]

Food, Population, and Good Old Conversation

The author suggests that rather than being isolated issues, population growth and means of food production are both informed by larger social narratives. If systemic change is needed, then perhaps finding new ways of conceputualizing our place in the world can help us move in more healthful directions in relation to these and other global issues.