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Silent Invasion
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 376

Silent Invasion

In 2008 Clive Hamilton was at Parliament House in Canberra when the Beijing Olympic torch relay passed through. He watched in bewilderment as a small pro-Tibet protest was overrun by thousands of angry Chinese students. Where did they come from? Why were they so aggressive? And what gave them the right to shut down others exercising their democratic right to protest? The authorities did nothing about it, and what he saw stayed with him.
 
In 2016 it was revealed that wealthy Chinese businessmen linked to the Chinese Communist Party had become the largest donors to both major political parties. Hamilton realised something big was happening, and decided to investigate the Chi...

Growth Fetish
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 262

Growth Fetish

Accessible critique of Western society under capitalism by leading scholar.

Earthmasters
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 247

Earthmasters

What if there were a magic bullet to fix our ailing planet? What if it meant seizing control of Earth's climate? Clive Hamilton investigates the huge risks of reaching for desperate measures to save the planet, explains the science accessibly and uncovers the worrying motives of those promoting them.

What Do We Want?
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 220

What Do We Want?

In 'What Do We Want?' Clive Hamilton explores the colourful, enthralling and stirring forms of protest used in the big social movements that defined modern Australia. He examines how these movements for equality, peace and environmental action have confronted the ugliness in Australian society and caused epoch-defining shifts in social attitudes. From Charles Perkins to Vida Goldstein, Bob Brown to the gay and lesbian 78ers, the stories of incredible bravery and rousing leadership will move and inspire.

Requiem for a Species
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 286

Requiem for a Species

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2010
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  • Publisher: Earthscan

To some, the term encompasses innovation, change and commitment to the future and to others it means preservation, conservativism and a watchful eye on the future.City Fightsfollows on from the symposium "Energy and Urban Strategies", which bro

Affluenza
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 428

Affluenza

Our houses are bigger than ever, but our families are smaller. Our kids go to the best schools we can afford, but we hardly see them. We've got more money to spend yet we're further in debt than ever before. What is going on? The Western world is in the grip of a consumption binge that is unique in human history. We aspire to the lifestyles of the rich and famous at the cost of family, friends and personal fulfilment. Rates of stress, depression and obesity are up as we wrestle with the emptiness and endless disappointments of the consumer life. Affluenza pulls no punches, claiming our whole society is addicted to overconsumption. It tracks how much Australians overwork, the growing mountain...

Affluenza
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 304

Affluenza

Our houses are bigger than ever, but our families are smaller. Our kids go to the best schools we can afford, but we hardly see them. We've got more money to spend yet we're further in debt than ever before. What is going on? The Western world is in the grip of a consumption binge that is unique in human history. We aspire to the lifestyles of the rich and famous at the cost of family, friends and personal fulfilment. Rates of stress, depression and obesity are up as we wrestle with the emptiness and endless disappointments of the consumer life. Affluenza pulls no punches, claiming our whole society is addicted to overconsumption. It tracks how much Australians overwork, the growing mountain...

The Freedom Paradox
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 381

The Freedom Paradox

A radical reconsideration of the meaning of freedom and morality in the modern world.

Defiant Earth
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 200

Defiant Earth

Humans have become so powerful that we have disrupted the functioning of the Earth System as a whole, bringing on a new geological epoch – the Anthropocene – one in which the serene and clement conditions that allowed civilisation to flourish are disappearing and we quail before 'the wakened giant'. The emergence of a conscious creature capable of using technology to bring about a rupture in the Earth's geochronology is an event of monumental significance, on a par with the arrival of civilisation itself. What does it mean to have arrived at this point, where human history and Earth history collide? Some interpret the Anthropocene as no more than a development of what they already know, ...

Silencing Dissent
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 300

Silencing Dissent

For over a decade, the Howard government has found ways to silence its critics, one by one. Like the proverbial frog in boiling water, Australians have become accustomed to repeated attacks on respected individuals and organizations. For a government which claims to support freedom of speech and freedom of choice, only certain kinds of speech and choices appear to be acceptable. Silencing Dissent uncovers the tactics used by John Howard and his colleagues to undermine dissenting and independent opinion. Bullying, intimidation, public denigration, threats of withdrawal of fundi.