The government's timeline to rollout a traffic light system is being attacked from all corners of Parliament. Te Pāti Māori and the Green Party want the brakes put on, while Act and National are calling for a hurry up. All of New Zealand is expected to move into the new system soon after 29 November. Emma Hatton reports.
Dr. Ken Hammond, professor of East Asian and global history at New Mexico State University, joins us to discuss China. Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Joe Biden seemed to work around some of the difficulties between the two world powers in a virtual meeting. Biden is reported to have reassured the Asian leader that the US would continue with the "One China" policy and not support Taiwan's independence. Professor Danny Shaw, author, activist, and professor of Latin American studies, joins us to discuss South America. The US empire and its client states have combined to levy sanctions against Nicaragua after incumbent President Daniel Ortega won another landslide victory. Also, Bolivian President Luis Arce argues that Latin America can no longer operate under the Monroe Doctrine, in which the US empire assumes administrative power over the entire continent.Mark Sleboda, Moscow-based international relations security analyst, joins us to discuss the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Armenia's security council secretary Armen Grigoryan has requested military assistance from Russia after border clashes resulted in casualties on its border with Azerbaijan. In November, the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh and border districts of the Syunik Region of Armenia worsened sharply.Dr. Linwood Tauheed, associate professor of economics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, joins us to discuss the economy. The Democrats are demanding a tax cut for the rich, which will be the most costly part of President Biden's "Build Back Better" program. Economists are arguing that it is a political gift to the GOP, which will use it to increase their victories in 2022.Scott Ritter, former UN weapon inspector in Iraq, joins us to discuss foreign policy. Scott explains the reality of America's narcissistic "Rules-Based Order" campaign in which the US organizes a world order that maintains its status as the unipolar power. He argues that this system is outdated and no longer feasible as other world powers arise.Randi Nord, writer and activist, joins us to discuss the Saudi war against Yemen. There is another push in Congress and amongst international peace organizations for the US to stop supporting the brutal military campaign against the impoverished nation. Steve Poikonen, national organizer for Action4Assange, joins us to discuss Julian Assange. The recent cover-up of the US Air Force's slaughter of civilians in Syria demonstrates the danger of the Assange prosecution precedent. The US military made significant efforts to cover up and conceal the damage done at every step.Ajamu Baraka, 2016 US vice presidential candidate for the Green Party, joins us to discuss Cuba. The Black Alliance for Peace has written a document to condemn the US empire's attempt to overtly undermine the integrity and territorial sovereignty of Cuba. They argue that the reactionary anti-government protests were funded and supported by US State Department operatives in violation of international law.
www.commsolutionsmn.com- Usually our odd-year elections are met with a collective yawn... but not so this year. We know that next to no one votes, so it becomes easy for the activists to motivate their base to get out there and vote. Even in Minneapolis (which has been running to the left at a full clip), has decisively voted down the measure to replace the Police Department with a department of Public Safety. It turns out that people like to be safe... who knew? Even their city council saw a bunch of turnover, but the results are confusing. The Ward 2 Green Party candidate (who supported dismantling the police department) lost to the Democratic Socialist (who also supported the effort to dismantle). I really don't understand. There were other weird results too. Anti-CRT school board candidates did very well across the state of Minnesota. We run down the list. We try to take a stab at deciphering Ranked Choice Voting. No dice, but it's funny to hear us try. No wonder we can't keep any of it straight. We really should take more care to protect our electoral system. Also, Robbinsdale Public Schools are putting a vaccine mandate into place for all staff. Sure, they are voting on it at the November 15th school board meeting, but keep in mind that they have been talking with the teacher's unions to come to a consensus. It's also not applied equally, as each union has a different consequences for non-compliance. Have you checked out our Spotify playlist? At the beginning of each episode, Jason quotes some song lyrics that have to do with the subject matter of the podcast. Andrew never knows what they are, but now he can… and so can you! We've launched the Spotify playlist: “Community Solutions Music From the Podcast!” You can listen to Roundabout from Yes after listing to Episode 30 on Roundabouts… or kick back and enjoy a rocking playlist just for the thrill of it. We add a new song every week. Subscribe and enjoy! Don't forget that you can also subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, and Spotify!
Former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney returns to discuss controversies surrounding the Green Party, and how she ended up getting nominated as Jesse Ventura's running-mate by the Green Party of Alaska in 2020. McKinney also discusses the infiltration of "progressive" media by big money donors. The former Congresswoman also shares her thoughts on Jesse Ventura advocating in favor of the COVID vaccination, despite him previously being the host of a show called Conspiracy Theory.Join the conversation! Submit questions to guests by becoming a PRIMO RADICAL patron for only $1 a month on Patreon: https://patreon.com/primoradicalSubscribe to PRIMO RADICAL on YouTube, Spotify, and iTunes!https://primoradical.com/ https://facebook.com/primoradical/ https://twitter.com/primoradical/ https://instagram.com/primoradical/https://minds.com/primoradical/https://youtube.com/c/primoradical/Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/primonutmeg)
The Delta outbreak has nibbled away at Labour's popularity, but National is not exactly benefitting from it. In the latest One News Colmar Brunton poll, Labour is at 41 percent - down two points - and National is at 28 percent - up two points. Act are holding steady at 14 percent. The Green Party is on 9 percent - up one point. Craig McCulloch has the details.
Dan Lazare, investigative journalist and author of "America's Undeclared War," joins us to discuss Russia-gate. Washington Post media critic Erik Wemple argues that media outlets must review their coverage of the Steele dossier and be ready to retract stories that they find to be unverifiable or false. Also, the firm "New Knowledge" was creating false "Russian" accounts online to mislead voters in Louisiana, but was still used by the US Senate to write an extensive document regarding alleged Russian interference in the 2016 elections. Jim Kavanagh, writer at thepolemicist.net and CounterPunch, joins us to discuss Julian Assange. The British High Court has heard the arguments in the US appeal of the Court's decision regarding the extradition of Julian Assange. Joe Lauria's latest piece dissects the case and evaluates the potential outcomes.Jonathan Kuttab, human rights lawyer, joins us to discuss US foreign policy. The US currently has special operations teams drilling with military personnel in 33 of the 44 nations in Europe. Also, a new CBO report has outlined measures that would allow Congress to cut one trillion dollars from the military budget over the next decade.Ajamu Baraka, 2016 US vice presidential candidate for the Green Party, joins us to discuss Nicaragua. President Daniel Ortega and his Sandinista party won the Nicaraguan elections with over 70% of the votes. The Biden administration and the Organization of American States (OAS) are making outrageous claims to discredit the overwhelming statement by the Nicaraguan people.Laith Marouf, broadcaster and journalist based in Beirut, joins us to discuss the Middle East. Israel continues their sabre rattling with claims of how they will wage war against the Islamic Republic. Also, the recent sale of US weapons to Saudi Arabia assuredly guarantees more death and carnage in the impoverished nation of Yemen.Marjorie Cohn, professor of law at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, joins us to discuss the Supreme Court's upcoming ruling regarding the Texas abortion ban case. Professor Marjorie Cohn has penned an article in which she argues that the SCOTUS will likely allow a challenge to the Texas legislation, but may still overturn Roe v. Wade.Obi Egbuna, activist and US rep for The Zimbabwean Newspapers, joins us to discuss the leadership of Black politicians in America. Recent revelations that the Congressional Black Caucus helped Speaker Nancy Pelosi overcome the objections of House progressives regarding important fiscal legislation have renewed the discussion about the effectiveness of Black politicians and powerbrokers in the struggle for a fair and just society.Arial Gold, national co-director of Code-Pink, joins us to discuss Israel. Palestinian activists are complaining about the recent revelations that Israeli intelligence agencies used the Pegasus spyware platform to tap their phones. Also, we examine the West's role in the ever-increasing number of Israeli settlements in the occupied territories.
Joining Iain Dale on Cross Question this evening are barrister Charlotte Proudman, Conservative MP Brendan Clarke-Smith, Daily Mail Deputy Political Editor John Stevens and Green Party politician Shahrar Ali.
So how are Aucklanders feeling about the latest government move? Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson, the National Party's Tamaki MP Simon O'Connor and Māori Party spokesperson John Tamihere spoke to Guyon Espiner. The ACT Party was invited, but declined.
Photo: The logo of The Green Party of England and Wales. Fair use. #COP26: Boris Johnson leads Green Tory Britain. Anatol Lieven @LievenAnatol @QuincyInst https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-54373183 https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2021/11/01/watch-boris-johnsons-green-dilemma-climate-change-will-define/ Anatol Lieven, @LievenAnatol @QuincyInst Georgetown University
Gary Flowers, host of “The Gary Flowers Show” on radio station Rejoice WREJ-AM 990, joins us to discuss the Virginia elections. Democrats brace for Virginia elections as economic problems and Biden's falling approval ratings set the stage for potential disaster. The polls show a close race, but the inability to pass meaningful economic legislation in Congress could negatively affect voter enthusiasm for the ruling party.Gerald Horne, professor of history at the University of Houston, author, historian, and researcher, joins us to discuss the supply chain. Supply chain problems show no sign of abating, and many analysts predict that the issues will worsen and bring increased inflation. Dr. Horne discusses the neoliberal system that has been exposed by completely closing and reopening a system that can't handle backups and sudden increases in demand.Jack Rasmus, professor in economics and politics at St. Mary's College in California, joins us to discuss the economy. Congressional wrangling over economic legislation has exposed fissures between the inclinations of the Democratic electorate and the corporate leaders of the party. Also, we discuss the reasons that President Biden can't increase taxes on corporations and his wealthy donors.Ajamu Baraka, 2016 US vice presidential candidate for the Green Party, joins us to discuss President Biden's "Build Back Better" legislation. Dr. Baraka argues that the legislation and the process by which most of the social safety net content has been removed demonstrates that the President was never genuine in his claims that he supported a political change of direction. Was the entire process a head fake to draw progressives into the false belief that Joe Biden is the new FDR?John Burris, civil rights attorney, joins us to discuss major legal cases in the US. The Supreme Court began hearing oral arguments on Monday regarding Texas' S.B. 8 bill, which creates major restrictions for abortion. Also, a jury has been seated for the case of Kyle Rittenhouse, a man who shot and killed several people during a protest.Tunde Osazua, on the Africa Team of the Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) and coordinator of BAP's "U.S. Out of Africa" Network, joins us to discuss Africa. The Sudan crisis deepens as the military coup government moves to lock down control over the African nation. Also, a significant commander of the military in the Darfur region has announced that he is siding with the new government.Cheryl LaBash, Cuban solidarity activist and co-chair of the National Network on Cuba, joins us to discuss Cuba. In a shocking display of hubris, the US has announced that they are creating a color revolution-style protest movement in Cuba that will be acted out in mid-November. A US State Department official has gone so far as to announce that the Biden administration will sanction the island nation if they attempt to interfere with these illegal regime change actions.George Koo, journalist, social activist, and international business consultant, joins us to discuss the US attempt to influence the world's computer chip industry. The Biden administration has demanded that semiconductor manufacturers turn over confidential information or they will try to shut the targeted companies down.
President Biden has headed off to the COP26 world climate summit in Glasgow after announcing that he had a "framework" to move his Build Back Better (BBB)budget ideas on climate and social spending. Howie Hawkins, the recent Green Party candidate for President who first proposed a Green New Deal back in 2010, discusses whether BBB is adequate to solve the climate crisis and addresses the key issues to be dealt with in COP26. With Mark Dunlea for Hudson Mohawk Radio Network.
In a speech to Dutch parliament, the Prime Minister says disinformation is a threat to democracy; Conservative MPs maintain their stance of fighting against vaccine mandates in the House of Commons; Weeks after she announced she would step down, Green Party members are voting on Annamie Paul's leadership.
Howie Hawkins, 2020 Green Party presidential candidate, trade unionist, and activist, joins us to talk about Biden's incredible shrinking infrastructure bill, which is now being referred to as a “framework” after popular proposals like paid family leave, lowering prescription drug prices, an expansion for Medicare, and others, have been dropped after infighting within the Democratic Party. We talk about how the Democrats seem to be unable to govern and enact policies for the people even after controlling the White House and Congress, and the potential political fallout due to this inertia. Mohammad Marandi, professor of English literature and Orientalism at the University of Tehran, joins us to talk about Iran's top negotiator announcing that Iran would rejoin international talks on its nuclear program, whether the U.S. will join Iran and Europe at the negotiating table, considering its long-standing belligerent tone and long standing position of trying to isolate Iran through international forums and sanctions. We also talk about how the U.S. global sanctions regime could become so large that it would actually force its enemies to interact more and more, and how Iran is reaching out to potential allies to stave off its crippling effects.Afeni, member of Freedom Fighters DC and abolitionist-in-training, and Jacqui Luqman, co-host of By Any Means Necessary on Radio Sputnik, join us to talk about the protests by students at Howard University in DC to highlight the housing conditions on campus, how the administration has failed to provide the necessary resources for students, and how these protests are bringing to light the class issues within Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).Kevin Gosztola, journalist, writer for Shadowproof.com and co-host of the podcast Unauthorized Disclosure, joins us to talk about the U.S. appeal in London over the extradition of Julian Assange, arguing that he will be treated fairly in the U.S., and how the treatment of whistleblowers by the U.S. undermines their case for extradition. We also talk about the protests in support of Assange, and whether recent revelations of U.S potential actions against Assange will have any effect on judges' decisions.
Brendan interviews veteran labour and anti-war activist Henry Evans-Tenbrinke about developments in Australia: There has been pushback by Australian labour, and also the Green Party, concerning the aggressive AUKUS military pact. Henry has submitted his own motion to Labour Council. There is a lot we can do in Canada to oppose the developing Cold War with China.
The government has announced they are pushing through with their Three Waters plan to centralise water management in Aotearoa, despite opposition from numerous mayors and councils. Noah Ferguson-Dudding spoke to Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta about the backlash it has received. Healso spoke to National's Local Government Spokesperson, Christopher Luxon, and the Green Party's Conservation Spokesperson, Eugenie Sage, to hear why they oppose the policy.
Elias Makos is joined by Alex Tyrrell, leader of the Green Party of Quebec and Jonathan Kalles, Senior Consultant at McMillan Vantage Policy Group and former advisor to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to discuss Education Minister Jean-François Roberge's new curriculum, whether or not religion classes are still needed in schools and when the dancefloors in this city should be opened again.
Is the Green Party too far removed from rural living to understand, and govern the countryside? That's precisely the question raised by guests on this programme and the Wexford Green Party Chair Bobby Lambert joins Alan Corcoran on the Morning Mix to discuss.
In this episode we talked about: (1:32) What made fanny choose this path (4:46) The script about sex and how long it really takes for the female body to be erect (10:43) How to guide the hero (12:15) When to have the conversation about sex? (15:22) Let's talk about tantra (19:23) Sexual energy, power and how it affects you (23:32) How to start reconnecting with your body (29:00) Where to find fanny "The female body is like a pot of water that slowly needs to heated up to boil and then it can continue to be warm and bubbly and pleasurable" "Tantra can take the sexuality practice from just rubbing your bodies up against each other to actually connecting to something higher and opening up for sexual energy to be transmuted in your body and between each other" Connect with Amy: Embody Your Feminine Workshop 10/25: www.amynatalieco.com/embodyoctober Download your FREE Guided Morning Ritual: https://amynatalieco.com/morningritual/ Join The Empowered Feminine FB Group: www.facebook.com/groups/empoweredfemininecommunity/ Find me on Instagram: @amynatalieco Website: www.amynatalieco.com -------------------- About Fanny Broholm: Fanny is a sex, love and relationship coach from the Tantric institute of integrated sexuality with a focus on female sexuality, tantra and polarity. Trauma informed. Previous politician and group leader for the Green Party in Denmark. Educated from London School of Economics in environmental politics and regulation. Fanny's Links: IG: @fannybroholm https://fannybroholm.com
High school students on PEI voice their opposition to sexism and Green Party MLA, Lynne Lund, talks about the seriousness of this problem overall and why it needs to be addressed. We hear your feedback on your most memorable teachers. And on the phone-in: Author, Alice Burdick, talks about her new cookbook and we hear about your favourite comfort foods.
Joining Iain Dale on Cross Question this evening are comedian Matt Forde, political consultant Anita Boateng, Green Party co-leader for England and Wales Adrian Ramsay & Spectator Associate Editor Toby Young.
The IFA are in uproar against how they are being treated by Government, IFA Wexford Chairman Ger O'Mahoney has said farmers ‘won't accept being offered up as a sacrificial lamb to the Green Party'.
Sandy Irvine was a prominent figure in the early days of the Green Party of England and Wales and an Associate Editor at The Ecologist magazine. This week on The Steady Stater, Sandy joins Brian to discuss everything from supergrids to soccer, and Green New Deals to green old people. Sandy Irvine's Green Blog: https://sandyirvineblog.wordpress.com/
Dr Geraldine Simmie Mooney is a senior lecturer in education at the University of Limerick and director of EPI STEM, the National Centre for STEM Education. ***** One thing that, I thought, the Green Party had that left wing parties didn't, was an understanding of how taxes could be used to modify behaviour. The Greens […] The post Here's How 126 – Educational Values appeared first on Here's How.
Listen to our archived episodes: RadioPublic|LibSyn|YouTube Support the show: Patreon|PayPal: 1x or monthly|Square Cash * David Waldman breaks the news into sparkling shards of infotainment: Old-school coach Jon Gruden ends up being old-school to the core. Instead of the usual Ashley Madison video, Donald Trump released an Ashli Babbitt video, to stoke the passions of his black flaggers out there. Donald is slowly selling off his assets and sycophants to buy himself a little more time until he can get back to sucking the US dry. The whole Trump family was always trash, by the way, always ready to take anything from anybody, anytime, anywhere. The Saudis gave them fake White Tiger and Cheetah Furs, because that just screams “Trump” doesn't it? Southwest pilots have taken a principled stand against the tyranny of mandates, in the imaginations of social media goofballs. Those same people who know a person injured by the Covid vaccine. Greg Abbott mandated against mandates to dictate what private businesses will and will not do. A girl shut down her school, was arrested, fined and owned plenty of libs, but until she climbs through a Capitol window, she shouldn't expect any lasting attention. We missed out on minting a trillion dollar coin again. What we now could use, what the world could use, is a global minimum tax, a phrase soon to be made terrifying through Republican framing. Joan McCarter describes how Joe Manchin ran to Republican's defense, flipping the narrative into how mean Democrats are. Manchin, and former Green Party rep Kyrsten Sinema aren't saying what they would pay for, but it won't be the environment. Mitch McConnell took credit for not destroying the global economy so far, while promising to destroy the global economy in December.
Mike Schreiner, leader of the Green Party of Ontario, joins the podcast to discuss Ontario's nursing shortage. He also gets into the departure of his federal counterpart, Annamie Paul, and why he hopes she will run for the provincial Green Party in the upcoming election. Also, mandatory vaccinations, a funding dispute with optometrists, and controversial WSIB legislation. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On this episode of SPS, Pamela and the Platypus Review Editor-in-Chief, Lou S. chat about the recent NBA crack-up over vaccine skepticism and discuss the articles in the new issue of the Platypus Review. Andreas, our EU correspondent, reports from the frontlines of a protest camp in the North East of Vienna. And, in the last segment, Andreas sits with our German members, Tobias, Tom and Anna, to reflect on the recent Bundestag election. They discuss the past and future of Die Linke, the upset by the Greens & the collapse of the left/right distinction within the Green Party, and the future of a post-Merkel, post-Neo-liberalism Germany. Latest Issue of the Platypus Review: - platypus1917.org/platypus-review/ SPS on the DSA: - soundcloud.com/platypus-affiliated-society/ep22 - soundcloud.com/platypus-affiliated-society/ep8 - and on the DSA & Seth Ackerman: soundcloud.com/platypus-affiliated-society/ep3 Platypus Panels: - Panel Series “What does Climate Change?": platypus1917.org/international-series/what-does-climate-change/ - Die Linke Panel (in German): platypus1917.org/2021/06/02/podium-linkspartei/ - Greens Panel (in German): platypus1917.org/panel-gruene/ Platypus on the Death of the Millennial Left: - Chris Cutrone article from 2017, platypus1917.org/2017/10/01/millennial-left-dead/ - Public Panel on “What was the Millennial Left?" during the Platypus 2021 International Convention: tinyurl.com/5a5uktsf - Chris Cutrone teach-in on the death of the millennial left from 2018: tinyurl.com/3sftxpfn Hosted by Sophia F., Pamela N. and Andreas W., with original tracks by Tamas Vilaghy, and editing assistance by Michael Woodson and Tamas Vilaghy. To learn more about Platypus, go to Platypus1917.org.
Everyone's looking at Germany. Not because its general elections are typically an exciting affair, but because Chancellor Angela Merkel is stepping down after more than a decade and a half at the helm of Europe's most powerful nation. Germany's youth wanted a female, young, climate activist to take her place, but the leader of a likely coalition will be Social Democrat Olaf Scholz. Beyond Germany, this election is realigning EU politics. There are questions about whether France's Macron will step into the Merkel vacuum, but he is up for re-election and isn't known for consensus-building strengths. Beyond Macron, however, it is hard to think of an alternative. Will the values and unity of the EU remain strong? Altamar hosts Peter Schechter and Muni Jensen are joined by Ramiro Villapadierna, former Executive Director at Instituto Cervantes and longtime Central European journalist based in Berlin. Altamar's ‘Téa's Take' by Téa Ivanovic discusses the disappointment of young German voters who desperately wanted the Green Party in power. ----- Produced by Simpler Media
K. J. Noh, peace activist, writer, and teacher, joins us to discuss China. President Joe Biden has reportedly advised the Japanese Prime Minister that the US is willing to go to war with China over the Senkakus Islands. Also, Taiwan's leader has been arguing that her nation is at the forefront of democracy worldwide and must therefore be protected from China.RT European correspondent Peter Oliver joins us to discuss gas prices in Europe. Gas prices in Europe have skyrocketed to the highest numbers in a decade, as political wrangling over the Nord Stream 2 pipeline dampens hope for immediate relief. The pipeline project is complete and the system is ready to transport badly needed fuel to European households.Dr. Jack Rasmus, professor in economics and politics at St. Mary's College in California, joins us to discuss the economy. Democrats are working on the major spending bills, as indications from Capitol Hill spell major concessions from the left flank of the party. Also, President Biden is discussing the filibuster, and the discussion of minting a trillion-dollar coin has gained enough credibility for a mainstream discussion.Oscar Chacon, co-founder and executive director of Alianza Americas, joins us to discuss immigration. Immigrants and like-minded activists are gathering outside of the Brooklyn home of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to pressure him for action on a comprehensive immigration reform bill. In the absence of comprehensive legislation, activists want a path to citizenship added to the current spending bill.Ajamu Baraka, 2016 US vice-presidential candidate for the Green Party, joins us to discuss Africom. The Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) has begun an "International Month of Action Against Africom." In their press release, the BAP explains that "The Black Alliance for Peace's International Month of Action Against AFRICOM aims to raise the public's awareness about the U.S. military's existence in Africa, and how the presence of U.S. forces exacerbates violence and instability throughout the continent."Jim Kavanagh, writer at thepolemicist.net & CounterPunch and the author of "Danger to Society: Against Vaccine Passports," joins us to discuss the John Durham investigation. The probe into the origins of the Russia-gate operation has revealed a tangled web of lies directly implicating the 2016 Clinton campaign. Is this investigation an honest inquiry or further insider dealings to cover the FBI's complicity in the project?Ted Rall, political cartoonist and syndicated columnist, joins us to discuss press freedom. Patrick Lawrence has a new article in consortiumnews.com in which he argues "in the failed corporate coverage of Steven Donziger and Julian Assange there is an imposition of darkness, ignorance inflicted on Americans with intent." Lawrence describes the way the news and information are controlled and corrupted in the US empire.Laith Marouf, broadcaster and journalist based in Beirut, joins us to discuss Iran. The US State Department has spoken with China in an attempt to reduce their purchases of oil from Iran. US attempts at crushing the Iranian economy have been thwarted consistently by Russia and China. The acceptance of the Islamic Republic into the Shanghai Cooperation Organization appears to signal little or no future cooperation with US sanctions.
This is one of our most nakedly political conversations - because politics is the language of power and those who rule over us do so with at least the vestige of a democratic mandate. To understand how to affect change, we need to understand how to shift the levers of power on a worldwide scale. But change always begins at home, so in this week's episode, we're talking about political activism in the UK and where it might go in the near term. Our guest is someone really well placed to discuss this: Jeremy Gilbert is Professor of Cultural and Political Theory at the University of East London. His most recent publications include Twenty-First-Century Socialism (Polity 2020) the translation of Maurizio Lazzarato's Experimental Politics and the book Common Ground: Democracy and Collectivity in an Age of Individualism. His next book, Hegemony Now : How Big Tech and Wall Street Won the World , co-authored with Alex Williams, will be published in 2022. He writes regularly for the British press (including the Guardian, the New Statesman, open Democracy and Red Pepper) and for think tanks such as IPPR and Compass, is routinely engaged in debates and discussion on Labour Party policy and strategy, and has appeared on national television as a spokesperson for Jeremy Corbyn's leadership of the Labour Party.He has been involved with both mainstream party politics and extra-parliamentary activism throughout his adult life, having been an active participant in the social forum movement of the early 2000s, a member of the founding national committee of Momentum (the controversial organisation established to support Corbyn's leadership of Labour), and being a former elected member management committee of Compass, a pluralist left-wing think tank and lobby group.Jeremy is an an advisor to and participant in a range of ongoing projects such as The World Transformed and the New Economy Organisers Network. He has also participated in many cultural projects, particularly connected with music and sonic culture, and is a founder member of Lucky Cloud Sound System and Beauty and the Beat, two successful and respected collectives that have been organising regular dance parties in East London since the early 2000s, at many of which he still regularly DJs.Jeremy also maintains a lifelong commitment to public education outside the academy, currently hosting Culture, Power, Politics, a regular series of free open seminars and lectures.Links: Jeremy's website: https://www.jeremygilbert.orgJeremy's blog: https://jeremygilbertwriting.wordpress.com/2021/06/04/2020-analysis/Jeremy's papers on Open Democracy: https://jeremygilbertwriting.wordpress.com/2021/06/04/2020-analysis/Guardian review of Jeremy's book 'Twenty First Century Socialism': https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/feb/06/twenty-first-century-socialism-by-jeremy-gilbert-reviewJeremy at Novara Media: https://novaramedia.com/tag/jeremy-gilbert/Compass: https://www.compassonline.org.uk/The World Transformed: https://www.theworldtransformed.org/Momentum: https://www.theworldtransformed.org/
After 16 years, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is stepping down. While the full implications for Europe remain unclear, some contours of the post-Merkel government are now taking shape.----- Transcript -----Welcome to Thoughts on the Market. I am Reza Moghadam, Morgan Stanley's Chief Economic Advisor. Along with my colleagues, we bring you a variety of market perspectives. Today, I'll be talking about the implications of the recent German elections and how investors should view the road ahead after a government is formed. It's Monday, October 4, at 2pm in London. After 16 years as German Chancellor, Mrs. Merkel is stepping down. In the run up to the recent elections, there was considerable anxiety in European capitals. Angela Merkel, after all, has been the steady hand that has guided not only Germany's but also Europe's response through numerous crises. These anxieties have not been entirely laid to rest by the results of last week's election. For the first time since 1950s, forming a government would require a coalition of at least three - rather than the traditional two - political parties, which raises concerns about cohesion of the new government. However, there are reasons to be optimistic about broad continuity - that a centrist, pro-European and pro-business coalition would eventually emerge in Berlin. There are perhaps two key issues of importance for investors as discussions get underway. First, who will succeed Mrs. Merkel? And second, what would be the exact composition of the coalition and, therefore, its policies? The candidate most likely to succeed Mrs. Merkel is Olaf Scholz, whose Social Democratic Party narrowly topped the polls. Mr. Schulz is continuity incarnate. He has been Germany's Finance Minister and vice chancellor under Mrs. Merkel. He brings strong pro-European credentials, especially having played a role in ensuring Germany's support for the European Recovery Fund, which is Europe's main vehicle for providing support for the hardest hit countries during the pandemic. Mr. Schulz has also been a very strong proponent of EU banking and capital markets unions. Is there an alternative to Mr. Schulz? Yes, the candidate who led the election campaign for Mrs. Merkel's center right Christian Democrats, Armin Laschet. However, given the poor election results for Christian Democrats and Mr. Laschet's much less favorable public standing, a German government led by Mr. Laschet is unlikely. But it is worth noting that Mr. Schulz and Mr. Laschet are both centrist politicians and not that far apart on key policies. Now let me turn to the second important issue for markets: who are the likely coalition partners for Mr. Schulz or, for that matter, Mr. Laschet? Here, the electoral mathematics are very clear. The Green Party and the pro-business Free Democrats are highly likely to be in the next government. The Greens have one key demand: €50B (or 1.5% of GDP) per year in new investment to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Investment in Germany has been constrained by self-imposed austerity, and increasing investment of that magnitude is likely to underpin growth and innovation and set a benchmark for other European countries. What about the Free Democrats? They are against tax increases and fiscally conservative, but pro green investment. Therefore, they would want to ensure that any fiscal plans are business friendly, and any deficit financing limited. In summary, the contours of the post-Merkel German government are becoming clearer. There will likely be continuity through Mr. Schulz, or perhaps Mr. Laschet. There Is likely to be a strong green investment agenda, and the presence of the Free Democrats ensures support for Mr. Schulz's brand of fiscal moderation and prudence. It is also very clear that while continuing to take a cautious line on fiscal policy, the next German chancellor and government are likely to put a high premium on European solidarity. The process for forming a new government in Germany will likely take time as it requires drawing up a detailed policy agreement that respects the red lines of each political party. But the new government should be in place by the end of this year, just in time for the German presidency of the G7 in 2022. Thanks for listening. If you enjoy Thoughts on the Market, please take a moment to rate and review us on the Apple Podcasts app. It helps more people to find the show.
On this week's episode, we dive into the fascinating phenomenon of Afrikaners who were born and raised as Christians in South Africa, yet decided to become Jews and make aliyah to Israel. Judy Maltz and host Amir Tibon present their voices and stories. In addition, former lawmaker Stav Shaffir, the chairwoman of Israel's Green Party, talks about her attempts to reach out to like-minded progressives in the U.S., and offers new ways for Israel's post-Netanyahu government to rebuild ties with the Democratic Party. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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As China suffers its worst blackouts in over a decade, on Business Weekly we ask what's causing the power shortages and what they mean for the rest of the world. We also hear from Germany, where political wrangling over who will be the next Chancellor continues. The Green Party will play kingmaker - and there are hopes from people in flood-hit areas that environmental policies will take centre stage. Plus, have you ever wondered how valuable influencers can be for a brand? We spend the day in a luxurious mansion full of social media personalities to find out if they represent value for money. And as James Bond takes to the silver screen once more, we ask whether the studios can afford to retire 007. Business Weekly is presented by Lucy Burton and produced by Matthew Davies.
The newly-elected Green Party co-leaders, Carla Denyer and Adrian Ramsay, come straight to the Newscast studio to talk about the future of the party and the planet, plus blues dancing and chickpea curry. And before that, Australia is relaxing its strict pandemic border policy. We speak to Newscaster Sharon, who's living in London but is desperate to reunite with her family in Sydney. Today's Newscast was made by Danny Wittenberg with producers Alix Pickles and Georgia Coan. The studio director was Emma Crowe and the assistant editor was Alison Gee. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
Over the last two decades, the concept of enacting a “Green New Deal” in the United States has increasingly gained popularity. In the political arena, the concept of a massive jobs program designed to drive the “Greening” of the American economy was first pushed for by the Green Party. More recently, however, it has become a central theme advocated for by progressives within the Democratic Party. For many on the left, the Green New Deal is envisaged as a bold program designed not only to tackle the growing environment crisis but also to create millions of new well-paying manufacturing jobs. However, what exactly would a Green New Deal look like in practice? How would it be implemented? And is it even a realistic prospect given the prevailing economic and political order in the United States? We ask these questions and more. This is Revolution. About Zack: Zack Exley is a co-founder and senior advisor of New Consensus, where he focuses on strategy, recruiting, and fundraising. Zack has been a pioneer in the worlds of political campaigning, organizing, and fundraising for more than 20 years. Thank you, guys, again for taking the time to check this out. We appreciate each and every one of you. If you have the means, and you feel so inclined, BECOME A PATRON! We're creating patron only programing, you'll get bonus content from many of the episodes, and you get MERCH! Become a patron now https://www.patreon.com/join/BitterLakePresents? Please also like, subscribe, and follow us on these platforms as well, (specially YouTube!) THANKS Y'ALL YouTube: www.youtube.com/thisisrevolutionpodcast Twitch: www.twitch.tv/thisisrevolutionpodcast www.twitch.tv/leftflankvets Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Thisisrevolutionpodcast/ Twitter: @TIRShowOakland Instagram: @thisisrevolutionoakland The Dispatch on Zero Books (video essay series): https://youtu.be/nSTpCvIoRgw Medium: https://jasonmyles.medium.com/i-was-a-teenage-anarchist... Pascal Robert's Black Agenda Report: https://www.blackagendareport.com/author/PascalRobert Get THIS IS REVOLUTION Merch here: www.thisisrevolutionpodcast.com Get the music from the show here: https://bitterlakeoakland.bandcamp.com/.../coronavirus...
Fan of the show? https://www.patreon.com/newleftradio (Support us on Patreon)! Each week, we'll bring you a panel discussion with Canada's leading journalists, columnists, politicos, and change makers discussing what's happening in the newsphere. This week we're joined by writer and National Post columnist Sabrina Maddeaux & activist and National Post columnist Adam Zivo to explore what will define the upcoming session of Parliament, and if real action on housing will, a key election issue for all parties will make the agenda. Then, we cover the call for a woman to be appointed Minister of Defence — will it happen and can it change the toxic culture of the Canadian Armed Forces? Finally, we discuss Annamie Paul's exit from leadership, what is the future of the Green Party and how did sexism, racism, and antisemitism play into her challenges? About Sabrina Maddeaux Sabrina Maddeaux is a National Magazine Award-winning writer and editor. Her work strives to spark meaningful discussions on topics from politics to pop culture, finance and feminism. Sabrina is a freelance columnist for the National Post, where she's known for her bold opinions and has been referred to as the paper's “resident pissed-off millennial.” She covered Canada's 44th federal election for the paper full-time, with daily written and video columns that often trended online and appeared on the paper's front page. Her work has also appeared in the Globe and Mail, Vox, Refinery29, Toronto Star, FASHION Magazine, ELLE Canada, Toronto Sun, NOW Magazine, Bay Street Bull and many other publications. About Adam Zivo Adam Zivo is a regular columnist at the National Post, an activist having previously consulted with the Canadian Armed Forces on LGBTQ+ issues, and former Junior Research Fellow at the NATO Association of Canada focusing in the areas of cyber and information warfare and social media manipulation. Stay connected with the latest from New Left Radio by https://newleft.us6.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=8227a4372fe8dc22bdbf0e3db&id=e99d6c70b4 (joining our mailing list) today! _________ Support this podcast
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Projected results from the German parliamentary elections show the centre-left Social Democrats are ahead of the conservative Christian Democrats (the party of outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel) by about two per cent of the vote. The Green Party secured 15 percent of the votes and along with the fourth-placed FDP they are likely to be the kingmakers in coalition talks. It could take weeks or months for one to be formed. German political scientist Knut Roder tells Russell Padmore he believes it will be challenging getting a consensus. We get analysis on the implications for Europe's biggest economy's climate change policies from Stefan Kooths, director of research for business cycles and growth, at the Kiel Institut and from Sophie Pornschlegel, senior analyst at the European Policy Centre in Brussels. Also in the programme, from next month, people from South Sudan will no longer need a visa to enter Uganda, which could boost trade between both nations in East Africa. Nebert Rugadya reports from Kampala. And Daniel Frankel, managing editor of Next TV in Los Angeles, on the every-growing battle between the streaming giants in the US. Producer: Benjie Guy
The past month has been filled with anxious predictions and endless punditry concerning Canada's snap election, which was called by Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and took place on Sept. 20. With a whopping total of 600 million Canadian dollars spent, the election was the most costly in Canada's history, yet voter turnout was nearly at an all-time low and the net results left the political landscape looking practically the same as before. What was the point? What has changed? And what opportunities, if any, do the election results provide for progressives in Canada?In this installment of The Marc Steiner Show, Dimitri Lascaris joins Marc to break down the election results and to discuss how to break the iron grip of political stagnation in Canada. Lascaris is alawyer, journalist, activist, and he was a candidate in the federal Green Party leadership race in Canada, finishing second with just over 10,000 votes. He is also a longtime contributor and current board member at The Real News.Tune in for new segments of The Marc Steiner Show every Tuesday and Friday on TRNN.
Fan of the show? https://www.patreon.com/newleftradio (Support us on Patreon)! Each week, we'll bring you a panel discussion with Canada's leading journalists, columnists, politicos, and change-makers discussing what's happening in the newsphere. This week, we're joined by journalist, activist, and Green Party of Canada leadership candidate Dimitri Lascaris and broadcaster and columnist Andrew Lawton to go around the horn. After Monday's results, was the election worth it? In a campaign that was mired in malaise, are the leaders of the parties vulnerable? Who will be there to take their place? Then we cover the lowest turnout in Canadian history — what lead to it and how do we fix it? We talk PPC, the rising tide of anger, the Conservatives' red/blue Tory divide, and lessons learned from election 44. About Dimitri Lascaris Dimitri Lascaris is a lawyer, journalist, and activist, and was a candidate in the last federal Green Party leadership race in Canada. He is also a longtime contributor and current board member at The Real News. About Andrew Lawton Andrew Lawton is a broadcaster and columnist. Currently, he is a fellow at True North and a weekly columnist for Loonie Politics. His written work has been published across the world, including in the Washington Post, the National Post, the Toronto Sun, the Edmonton Sun, and Global News. Andrew has appeared as a commentator on CBC, CTV, TVO, CTS, and on BBC World. Andrew ran as a Progressive Conservative candidate in Ontario's 2018 provincial election. Stay connected with the latest from New Left Radio by https://newleft.us6.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=8227a4372fe8dc22bdbf0e3db&id=e99d6c70b4 (joining our mailing list) today! _________ Support this podcast
A week after they defeated Roe v. Wade, two sides of the evil triad (sans Susan Sarandon) convene to discuss their plot to ruin America. Or at least that's how some liberals might view this chat between Brie & physician, activist, and 2016 Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein. Brie asks Dr. Stein how she feels about being blamed for Trump, whether progressives will hold firm on their threat to tank the bi-partisan infrastructure bill if the reconciliation bill fails, and about her beef with the Movement for a People's Party. They also discuss the poison pill against 3rd parties embedded in HR-1, the failure of progressive media to cover Rank Choice Voting and third party efforts, how to get through to anti-vaxxers, and motherhood. It's a conversation Brie's been wanting to have for a while, and it's a good one. Subscribe to Bad Faith on YouTube to access our full video library. Find Bad Faith on Twitter (@badfaithpod)and Instagram (@badfaithpod). Produced by Ben Dalton (@wbend). Theme by Nick Thorburn (@nickfromislands).