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The Rise of the Canadian Greens

9/23/2019
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The lead-up to Canada's federal elections on the 22nd October has been less predictable than expected - with scandals from Trudeau and Green leader Elizabeth May most popular with Canadians in the polls. With unprecedented interest in the climate and the Green Party having recently doubled their single representation in a recent by-election, there is all to play for Canadian Greens. We spoke to Abhijeet Manay, Deputy Leader of the Ontario Greens, about recent scandals and what they say about...

Duration:00:55:44

What next after declaring a climate emergency

7/30/2019
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Green councillor Carla Denyer wrote Europe’s first climate emergency motion that passed in Bristol, UK, in November 2018 and kick-started this European wave of cries for change. We made her our Green politician of 2018 - and eight months after her motion, we caught up with her to ask her what inspired her, how should climate emergency declarations be followed up, and how can others around the world follow suit… Carla and the other Green councillors’ response to the Mayor’s climate emergency...

Duration:00:26:51

The EU Goes South - EU Mercosur Trade Deal

7/13/2019
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In this episode, we explore what the deal consists of and its potential impact on the Brazilian rainforest, on indigenous peoples living under Bolsonaro’s rule, and on Europe’s farming sector. We look at how the deal has been framed in Europe in relation to Trump, and the resistance by actors such as the Greens/EFA and the agricultural sectors of countries such as France and Ireland. What now? We start with a rapid fire round of the latest international news - find out where climate change...

Duration:00:42:42

#DeniedMyVote - EU Elections Special

6/6/2019
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Not everything went smoothly during the European Elections. At a time when democracy is being hollowed out in European Union countries - all was not well during the election period. Huge numbers of EU citizens in the UK arrived at polling booths unable to vote, and in a separate case, Romanians around Europe staged protests at their embassies. Is European democracy not as shiny and perfect as we’re told? If you’re a EU citizen who couldn’t vote in the UK - you can find more information here,...

Duration:00:14:31

European Elections Special - The Green Wave

6/2/2019
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European Parliament greener than ever. Find out about the results of the European Elections on the 23rd to 26th May. Did recent Green gains around Europe hold up, and why do some parts of Europe stay resistant to Green parties? We also outline what the European Parliament will look like now, and how the far-right did. Enjoy the episode and as always, follow us here: twitter.com/biggreenpolpod and you can tweet us your feedback or email us at biggreenpoliticspodcast@gmail.com. Big Green...

Duration:00:34:57

The Green Wave continues

5/8/2019
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The Green wave continues to sweep across the world, showing us that last October’s incredible results in Luxembourg, Belgium and Germany weren’t just a blip. We take a look at recent elections in the Netherlands, Canada, the UK and Finland and at why Green parties are flourishing now. We dive in a bit deeper in Finland to see why this year’s elections were especially nail biting… And hear from our Green of the week - Dutch MEP Bas Eickhout who has been representing the Greens in the EU level...

Duration:00:44:14

Coalitions, Echo Chambers and Local Politics in Germany

5/2/2019
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Right-wing populists are on the rise across America and Europe, and Germany is not an exception. One region, though, is bucking the trend. In Baden-Württemberg, the land of Mercedes and one of Germany’s richest states, has been ruled by the Green Minister President, Winfried Kretschmann, since 2011. In this episode, we explore why and how. Seden talked to Roderick Kefferputz, who works for the State Ministry of Baden-Württemberg, about coalitions, echo chambers, and local green governance....

Duration:00:32:43

EU Elections - a turning point for German Greens?

4/15/2019
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With the European elections coming up on the 23rd May - we talked to Jamila Schäfer, the International Co-ordinator of Europe’s biggest Green Party - Die Grunen, the German Greens. Seden asked Jamila about the German Greens’ EU campaign, how they manage being a party whose policies differ from state to state, what their strategy is to deal with the threat of the far-right and what legacy has Merkel left on German politics. Take a listen - and enjoy. You can follow Jamila on twitter here:...

Duration:00:25:21

Facing Down Facebook

4/3/2019
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The increasing role of facebook in the political process and our democracies is more clear every day. British MEP Molly Scott Cato and academic Tom Scott launched a report that brought together what we know so far, especially in relation to the EU referendum in the UK, and that suggests where to go from here. The London launch took place on the 4th March with a stellar panel of journalist Carole Cadwalladr, VoteLeave whistleblower Shahmir Sanni, Damien Collins MP, writer of the report Tom...

Duration:00:37:07

Women's History Month Special: Wangari Maathai

3/24/2019
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In honor of Women's History Month, we're celebrating leading ecologist and democracy advocate: Wangari Maathai. In this episode, we're exploring her inspiring story and her devotion to the preservation of the environment.

Duration:00:13:28

The Dark Side of Conservation

3/18/2019
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In this episode we’re talking to Chris Lang about conservation in light of two recent news stories about mass evictions in India and human rights abuses. Chris Lang is from Conservation Watch and REDD monitor to and we asked him about these stories, and to elaborate on the current model of conservation and where it’s going wrong. This episode will contain some description of violence and sexual violence. Here are some links from our conversation below: 1. The Karen are facing violent...

Duration:00:36:46

IWD Special: Cheryle Chagnon-Greyeyes

3/12/2019
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Ahead of International Women's Day on the 8th March, we're celebrating women environmental activists and politicians. In this episode, we are celebrating indigenous activist and Green politician Cheryle Chagnon-Greyeyes, the first indigenous woman to lead a provincial political party in Canada. Follow us on twitter @biggreenpolpod Clips used in this episode: 1- The Ryan Jerpersen Show - Sept 26 - Jespersen - 11 - Meet the new leader of the Green Party of Alberta:...

Duration:00:11:15

Climate marches // Swedish Greens in government

2/18/2019
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In this episode, we talk climate marches all around the world, and the new Red-Green government in Sweden. What do the climate marches and strikes tell us about effective climate messaging? And Greens in government in Sweden - what happened? And find out more about our Green of the episode: Isabella Lövin We’ve been interviewed by the Green World about why we had started this podcast: greenworld.org.uk/article/talking-…politics-podcast Enjoy the episode and as always, follow us here:...

Duration:00:27:41

Whistleblowers in Europe // Venezuela

2/8/2019
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In this episode, we talk whistleblower protection, and Venezuela. What will new EU laws about whistleblowing mean for political ecology, and what is the Greens’ position on this? Why is Maduro’s legitimacy in question and how should Greens react? Here's the interview we mention: https://greenworld.org.uk/article/talking-green-big-green-politics-podcast Enjoy the episode and as always, follow us here: twitter.com/biggreenpolpod and you can tweet us your feedback or email us at...

Duration:00:33:47

2018: The year of strongmen and Green resistance

1/9/2019
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A look back to better look ahead understand what 2019 holds. We talk about Bolsonaro's first few days in office, the rise of 'Strongmen', the influence of social media in 2018, and the wave of Green resistance we also saw. We also pick our politician of 2018: Carla Denyer Enjoy the episode and as always, follow us here: twitter.com/biggreenpolpod and you can tweet us your feedback or email us at biggreenpoliticspodcast@gmail.com. Big Green Politics Podcast is presented and produced by Seden...

Duration:00:41:09

In Poland at COP24 with Miłka Stępień

12/13/2018
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Seden was at COP24 and talked to secretary-general of the Polish Greens, Miłka Stępień, about what can be expected out of the event, ecological activism in Poland, and how the Greens did in the recent local elections. Enjoy the episode and as always, follow us here: twitter.com/biggreenpolpod and you can tweet us your feedback or email us at biggreenpoliticspodcast@gmail.com. Big Green Politics Podcast is presented and produced by Seden Anlar (@SedenAnlar) and Julia Lagoutte (@julialagoutte).

Duration:00:34:29

The Green Wave in Belgium

11/20/2018
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Welcome to the first episode of our Green wave series - where we untangle and explore with guests what’s behind the recent Green wave of election successes around the world. This week - Lise Schwimmer, who works for Philippe Lamberts, co-chair of the Greens/EFA group in parliament and who stood in October 2018 for the Green Party Ecolo in Belgium. Enjoy the episode and as always, follow us here: twitter.com/biggreenpolpod and you can tweet us your feedback or email us at...

Duration:00:38:56

'UK Politics Special' - Brexit, Climate Crisis and The Greens with Steve Hynd

11/5/2018
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We talked to Steve Hynd about British politics, the Greens, Brexit, and climate crisis. Steve works for Green MEP Molly Scott Cato and is a longtime activist and campaigner for the Greens. Steve tweets at @steve4319 Enjoy the episode and as always, follow us here: twitter.com/biggreenpolpod and you can tweet us your feedback or email us at biggreenpoliticspodcast@gmail.com. Big Green Politics Podcast is presented and produced by Seden Anlar (@SedenAnlar) and Julia Lagoutte (@julialagoutte).

Duration:00:38:56

Race and environmentalism with Samir Jeraj

10/15/2018
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We talked to Samir Jeraj about racism in the UK today, the intersection between race and environmental justice, and the Deyika Nzeribe Fund that he has helped to set up to support the election of candidates of colour to the Green Party of England and Wales. Samir tweets at @sajeraj Enjoy the episode and as always, follow us here: https://twitter.com/biggreenpolpod and you can tweet us your feedback or email us at biggreenpoliticspodcast@gmail.com. Big Green Politics Podcast is presented and...

Duration:00:18:58

Swedish Election Surprise, Brazil's Trump, and Romania's Corruption Scandal with Ioana Banach-Sirbu

9/28/2018
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We chat about the Green angle on what's been going on around the world in Brazil and the England and Wales Greens, before looking at the Swedish elections and how the Greens did. We then talked to Ioana Banach-Sirbu, deputy director of the Green European Foundation about the latest mass protests and developments in Romania. Enjoy the episode and as always, follow us here: twitter.com/biggreenpolpod and you can tweet us your feedback or email us at biggreenpoliticspodcast@gmail.com. Big Green...

Duration:00:34:39