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Green Wave showcases some of the best articles from the Green European Journal - Europe’s leading political ecology magazine offering green & progressive ideas and analysis.

For the text version of the articles and printed editions go to greeneuropeanjournal.eu, or follow GEJ on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @GreenEUJournal.

Green Wave is also part of EuroPod, a network of European podcast shows which brings together journalistic, cultural, and institutional views on political and societal trends in Europe and beyond.

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Green Wave showcases some of the best articles from the Green European Journal - Europe’s leading political ecology magazine offering green & progressive ideas and analysis.

For the text version of the articles and printed editions go to greeneuropeanjournal.eu, or follow GEJ on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @GreenEUJournal.

Green Wave is also part of EuroPod, a network of European podcast shows which brings together journalistic, cultural, and institutional views on political and societal trends in Europe and beyond.

    Promised Lands in Manfredonia: Environmental Justice Is About Democracy

    Promised Lands in Manfredonia: Environmental Justice Is About Democracy

    This week, we tell the story of how, for one Italian town, democracy is an ongoing struggle for environmental justice and self-determination. A story of democratic exclusion that began with the building of a petrochemical plant on the edge of the town by state-run chemical giant EniChem in the early 1970s.Hear more about the deep scars that have been left on the land and the town's inhabitants by cultural and industrial colonisation. Written by Federico Ambrosini and  Sofia Cherici.Read by Gail Rego.Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/promised-lands-in-manfredonia-environmental-justice-is-about-democracy/This article is from our brand-new edition: Democracy Ever After? Perspectives on Power and Representation which examines the struggle over democracy and representation in Europe today. It's out now and available to read online and order in print at www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/. For the first time, you can subscribe to receive future print editions too. 

    • 21 min
    Feminist Finland: From Representation to Equality

    Feminist Finland: From Representation to Equality

    In this episode, we are going to Finland. For over a century, Finland has pioneered women’s representation in politics. But discrimination still casts a long shadow over the country.What can Finland, possibly the most gender-equal country in the world but one that still has many problems, teach us about the long journey from representation to equality?Written by Silja Kudel.Read by Gail Rego.Text version: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/feminist-finland-from-representation-to-equality/This article is from our brand-new edition: Democracy Ever After? Perspectives on Power and Representation which examines the struggle over democracy and representation in Europe today. It's out now and available to read online and order in print at www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/. For the first time, you can subscribe to receive future print editions too. 

    • 18 min
    A State of Disrepair: Democracy in the United Kingdom

    A State of Disrepair: Democracy in the United Kingdom

    This week, we are going to the UK! The UK government’s handling of Brexit and the health crisis has been undeniably chaotic and venal. In a bid to distract the public and shore up its own power, the government has sought to exploit cultural issues to the detriment of democratic rights and norms, putting already vulnerable groups further at risk. Green peer Natalie Bennett explains how this has led to an increasingly authoritarian turn against minority rights, civil liberties, and the rule of law.Written by Natalie Bennett.Read by Julia Lagoutte.Text version: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/a-state-of-disrepair-democracy-in-the-united-kingdom/.This article is from our brand-new edition: Democracy Ever After? Perspectives on Power and Representation which examines the struggle over democracy and representation in Europe today. It's out now and available to read online and order in print at www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/. For the first time, you can subscribe to receive future print editions too. 

    • 15 min
    Draghi’s Team of Rivals

    Draghi’s Team of Rivals

    This week, we are going to Italy.

    In February, Mario Draghi, got sworn-in as Italy's next prime minister and formed a coalition government to end months of political stalemate.

    However, this coalition doesn't have an easy brief.

    In this episode, journalist Luca Misculin lays out the challenges that Draghi is likely to face.

    Written by Luca Misculin.
    Read by Julia Lagoutte.
    Text version: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/draghis-team-of-rivals/

    • 13 min
    Germany’s Year of Elections: Has the Pandemic Scuppered the Green Rise

    Germany’s Year of Elections: Has the Pandemic Scuppered the Green Rise

    2021 is Germany's "super election year"!

    The end of Merkel era, the rise of the Greens, the fallout from the pandemic.

    Roderick Kefferputz analyses the year ahead in German politics and the latest on the prospects of the German Greens in 2021.

    Written by Roderick Kefferpütz.
    Read by Julia Lagoutte.
    Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/germanys-year-of-elections-has-the-pandemic-scuppered-the-green-rise/

    • 18 min
    Essential Voices: Migrant Workers on Living Through the Pandemic

    Essential Voices: Migrant Workers on Living Through the Pandemic

    This week, we talk migration and essential work.

    Migration has been a dividing line in politics in recent years. But the fact remains that society would not function without the contributions of people from other countries.

    In this episode, we hear from migrant workers in Greece, Iran, and South Africa on their experiences of #COVID19.

    Written by Cláudia Santos, Felix Kwabena, Marula Tsagkari.
    Read by Gail Rego.
    Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/essential-voices-migrant-workers-on-living-through-the-pandemic

    This article is from our latest edition: Life Under Shock: Understanding the Pandemic which analyses the ongoing health crisis, asking what it means for our politics and society both today and for the years to come. It's out now and available to read online in its entirety for free and order straight to your door at www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu.

    • 19 min

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