S5 E08 Living Democracy

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Tim Hollo is many things, musician, politician, anarchist and the author of Living Democracy – An ecological manifesto for the end of the world as we know it. He was in conversation at the Taproom in Castlemaine with Jim Buckell and introduced by Alex Kelly with an extended Q&A with the audience.

“We have it all at our fingertips. We’ve been doing the things that we need to do to create the new world that will enable us not just to survive, but to thrive… to go ahead into the future together in a world which will be safe and just, and happy and fun for everyone.

On the basis of the metaphor of ecology: The idea that if we can learn from the way ecology works, then we can construct social and economic and political systems on that basis. Learning from how indigenous peoples in Australia, and all around the world have done it.”


Living Democracy Book

There is no time left not to do everything – an article and now a chapter in the book

The Green Institute                                                                   

Green Music Australia


Jim Buckell

Democracy for Dinner

Democracy for Dinner Substack

Tim Low’s book ‘Where Song Began’

Half of our body is not human https://www.bbc.com/news/health-43674270

Nobel Prize winning economist Eleanor Ostrum ‘Defender of the commons’

Philosopher Hannah Arendt who escaped Nazi Germany and dedicated her academic life to exploring totalitarianism and the nature of power

Fearless Cities as exampled by Barcelona

Murray Bookchin

Democratic confederalism as seen in Kurdish communities

Related Episodes:

Democracy for Dinner


This episode was created in 2023 and was created with support from MAINfm and the Community Broadcasting Foundation.

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