We are taking a hiatus. But hope this gives you the time to catch up with all our episodes. Available on all podcast apps + Soundcloud. Thank you!
Who Killed Berta Cáceres - Nina Lakhani On Her New Book
Honduran indigenous land rights defender Berta Cáceres was murdered in March 2016 following her involvement in a grassroots campaign against a hydroelectic damn on the Gualcarque river. Her death caused international outrage, but has much changed?
In this episode, we talked to Nina Lakhani, Guardian environmental justice reporter formerly reporting from Central America, on her new book: "Who Killed Berta Cáceres? Dams, Death Squads, and an Indigenous Defender’s Battle for the Planet".
We talked to Nina about why she wrote the book and why Cáceres became such a global figure, indigenous rights around the world, 'sacrifice zones' and environmental racism, the history of Honduras and Central America, and how we can't understand migration without understanding US imperialism and the culture of impunity and corruption.
We loved the book. You can buy it on the Verso website here: www.versobooks.com/books/3180-who-…d-berta-caceres
Follow Nina Lakhani on twitter @NinaLakhani.
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System change and Covid19 + lockdown tips
We hope you and your loved ones are well in these difficult times.
We’ve been gone a while (and we explain why!) and we’re back with a chat about COVID19 - what it’s exposing about globalisation, inequality and nationalism, and how it interacts with race, gender and disability. We explore why women leaders around the world are dealing with it better and discuss Arundhati Roy’s idea that the pandemic is a portal - how can we make it a doorway to a greener, more just world?
We also share a couple of tips, some more serious than others, for dealing with the lockdown and some books, articles and podcasts to sink your teeth into. Enjoy and stay safe.
The International Disability Alliance posts weekly briefings about the impacts of COVID19 on disabled people worldwide: https://www.facebook.com/InternationalDisabilityAllianceIDA/
The Coronavirus is a Disaser for Feminism, by Helen Lewis: https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2020/03/feminism-womens-rights-coronavirus-covid19/608302/
Our reading suggestions:
‘The pandemic is a Portal’, by Arundhati Roy : https://www.ft.com/content/10d8f5e8-74eb-11ea-95fe-fcd274e920ca
‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
‘Bigger than Bernie’ by Meagan Day and Micah Uetricht.
‘Girl, Woman, Other’ by Bernadine Evaristo.
‘The Poetry Pharmacy’ by William Sieghart.
Poetry Foundation daily emails
‘A World Alive: Green Politics in Europe and Beyond’. Green European Journal: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/edition/a-world-alive-green-politics-in-europe-and-beyond/
Treats for your ears:
The New Yorker fiction podcast.
Hot Take podcast.
Follow us on twitter and Facebook @BigGreenPolPod.
Electoral Reform for System Change + Elections Round Up
What difference does an electoral system make? We look at recent Green gains in Portugal, Switzerland and Canada - and ask why the Green result varied so much and what that means for that country’s politics. We draw some parallels but also acknowledge the key differences and take a deep dive into what kind of a challenge the First Past the Post system presents to the Green Party of England and Wales. Enjoy the episode and as always, show us some love and follow us here: twitter.com/biggreenpolpod. Big Green Politics Podcast is presented and produced by Seden Anlar (@SedenAnlar) and Julia Lagoutte (@julialagoutte).
Green New Deal: Housing & Renewable Energy
Our first live event! Ahead of the UK General Election, we were invited by the Podcast Social Club to talk to - renowned Councillor and Energy Spokesperson of the Green Party of England and Wales - Andrew Cooper about the climate emergency, the green new deal, housing, and renewable energy.
From his childhood to all of his achievements in his 20-year career in politics, Andrew talked everything about his personal and humorous story, and gave incredible insights into how and why to be active on all levels of politics and come up with creative policies to make real change to not only save the world but also to create a better world.
Follow Andrew Cooper: https://twitter.com/clrandrewcooper
Follow Podcast Club: https://twitter.com/PodcastSocials
Visit their Website: https://www.podcastsocialclub.com/
Enjoy the episode and as always, show us some love and follow us here: twitter.com/biggreenpolpod.
Big Green Politics Podcast is presented and produced by Seden Anlar (@SedenAnlar) and Julia Lagoutte (@julialagoutte).
Green Surge in Colombia & Indigenous Resistance in Hawaii
It’s been a while since we last dissected the latest news - but so much has happened in the green and political world. In this episode, we talk about Green Politics in Colombia, Bogota’s new Green Mayor who was portrayed and cast out as the diversity candidate, what this development tells us about the political conjuncture of Latin America, and modern-era colonialism, the indigenous resistance & protests in Hawaii against the potential construction of the world’s largest telescope, the TMT.
More about Claudia López: edition.cnn.com/2019/11/02/world/…r-intl/index.html
More about the TMT protests: edition.cnn.com/2019/07/21/us/haw…otests/index.html
Protect Mauna Kea website: www.protectmaunakea.net
More about Keahola Pisciotta: kahea.org/blog/mk-vignette-kealoha-pisciotta
The Rise of the Canadian Greens
The lead-up to Canada's federal elections on the 21st 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 racism and corruption, the biggest challenges for the Greens, the potential for electoral reform and a new kind of politics, and what to expect from the upcoming federal elections in October.
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