More ideas for a just future
Here we are in uncertain times – on the brink of the US election, the continuing pandemic context, concerted erosion of education and income support, culture wars, and a year since horrific bushfires started. As I’m writing this I’m furious about the destruction of the DjabWurrung Directions Tree which is yet another violent act of settler colonialism.
How do we keep going, adjusting to change, and fighting for a better future? Part of it has to be reflection, inquiry, and the generation of new ideas.
In this quick update we bring you some reading recommendations from Reset folks Alex Kelly, Tim Hollo and Holly Hammond.
- The Purpose Of Power: How To Build Movements For The 21st Century, Alicia Garza, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter hashtag/movement. Here’s a short extract.
- Sins Invalid Podcast: This season explores the connections between climate justice and disability justice, including how disabled people are surviving and thriving during this time of climate chaos.
- There’s No Time Left Not To Do Everything, Tim Hollo. ‘In order to both turn around ecological collapse and generate the collective resilience that our societies need to survive and thrive in the decades ahead, we need to cultivate new democratic norms and institutions, based on the principles of ecology itself.’
- Humankind A Hopeful History by Rutger Bregman. Here’s a 4 minute audio excerpt.
- The Things We Did Next – travel through time to a more just future with the recordings of Assemblies for the Future and Dispatches from the Future.
- Fathoms: the world in the whale, by Rebecca Giggs blends natural history, philosophy, and science to explore how the lives of whales might shed light on the condition of our seas.
- Waging Nonviolence has valuable analysis of the US election from a social movement perspective. The conversation with George Lakey about How to face right-wing violence while defending the election is powerful.
Do you have other recommendations to share? Let the Commons Librarians know!