Jonathan Sriranganathan discusses what it mean for a political party to follow the principle of “grassroots participatory democracy”.
The Australian Greens
The Greens advance in the federal election is a welcome development with a potential to change politics in this country, argues Alex Bainbridge.
Anti-war and peace networks are pushing back against Australia supporting a war in Europe, triggered by the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Jacob Andrewartha reports.
While Greens MP Adam Bandt is pushing for a green new deal, Hans A Baer asks why doesn't he also push the Greens to stop being soft on capitalism?
Anti-war networks and progressive parties have urged the federal Coalition not to support the Donald Trump administration’s latest attack on Iran, that began with the illegal assassination in Iraq of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani and deputy commander of the Iraqi government-affiliated Popular Mobilisation Forces Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis on January 3.
While there are serious flaws in Inside the Greens, author Paddy Manning is too good a journalist to suppress vital information. Some of it is explosive.
For instance, during the recent conflicts in the Australian Greens between The Greens NSW and Bob Brown devotees, some in the later camp pushed for the wholesale expulsion of the former.
That was not the only example of such blow-up-the-ship thinking.