Category Archives: Social Change

Education, commons, pirates and ninjas

This original version of this article was original published for EduFactory Web Journal on 23 January 2008. I have been reflecting on teaching lately and re-read it – and I still think it is relevant so I am re-drafting it, … Continue reading

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History: celebrations and displacement

Like every other nation, the history of Australia is complex. While there is much to celebrate about this nation that almost 22 million of us call home, there is also many things in our history that are quite appalling. I … Continue reading

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So many protests, why now?

It is hard to miss the many protests that have been happening around the world. Most of these protests are driven by a broad range of young people. I have written some articles lately that attempt to understand what is … Continue reading

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Generational analysis: young people, politics and employment

I have been researching young people and attitudes to politics for a while now and it always makes me look sideways when I hear people say, “In my day, young people where so much more active…” It is a take … Continue reading

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Stupid ‘climate change deniel’ videos…

A friend sent me a link to a video that is supposed to be the final proof that global warming is not happening and that millions of scientists around the world have got together and planned this massive lie! This … Continue reading

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Confronting Climate Change Deniers – Fallacy 2: Let’s wait for the big guys

Fallacy 2: Unless big emitters take action, we should do nothing Continuing my reading of Mark Diesendorf’s new book, Climate Action, I now turn to the second fallacy he presents, which Big Mark (or MD) summarises as follows: “Since most … Continue reading

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Confronting climate change deniers: Fallacy 1 – “It is up to the individual”

I have been reading Mark Diesendorf’s (MD) new book Climate Action (UNSW Press) and have been impressed with the amount of information big Mark covers. I think one of the best part of the book is Chapter 2, when he discusses … Continue reading

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