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Podcast of the Green Baroness Jenny Jones interviews campaigners and politicians about environmental and social justice issues

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Podcast of the Green Baroness Jenny Jones interviews campaigners and politicians about environmental and social justice issues

    GreenJennyJones talks civil liberties and Covid 19 with Green Party London Assembly Member Sian Berry and Silkie Carlo, Big Brother Watch

    GreenJennyJones talks civil liberties and Covid 19 with Green Party London Assembly Member Sian Berry and Silkie Carlo, Big Brother Watch

    Jenny went on the Stay in with Sian Show to discuss the Covid Emergency Powers, the failed App and the government's attempt to by-pass Parliamentary Democracy with the use of secondary legislation. 

    • 24 min
    Green Jenny Jones talks to Molly Cato about Covid and the economy

    Green Jenny Jones talks to Molly Cato about Covid and the economy

    Green Jenny Jones talks to Molly Cato about Covid and the economy. What actions can we take that both support people through the crisis and create a better world as we emerge on the other side.

    • 13 min
    Jenny Jones talks to Molly Cato about the Covid19 crisis and community shielding

    Jenny Jones talks to Molly Cato about the Covid19 crisis and community shielding

    Community shielding is the best way of doing tracking and tracing. It also creates a support network that helps people as they self isolate for the good of that community. It is a better way of doing things that a government phone bank and app.


     


     


     

    • 13 min
    Green Jenny Jones talks transport and Covid19 with Caroline Russell, London Assembly Member

    Green Jenny Jones talks transport and Covid19 with Caroline Russell, London Assembly Member

    Apologies for the occassional crackly sound quality (as recorded on Zoom with poor broadband), but the discussion is good.


    Will remote working stick as we come out of lockdown? Can we reclaim the space in our streets for walking and cycling? Why the government needs to record Covid cases by occupation as the frontline workers in buses and taxis are hit hard. 


    Should the railways be nationalised as a result of this crisis?

    • 20 sec
    Green Jenny Jones talks to John Bird, founder of the Big Issue and independent peer

    Green Jenny Jones talks to John Bird, founder of the Big Issue and independent peer

    She discusses John Bird's formative experiences. Homelessness and his scheme to provide rent deposits for those on low incomes

    • 30 min
    Green Jenny Jones talk to Shane Collins about how to decriminalise drugs

    Green Jenny Jones talk to Shane Collins about how to decriminalise drugs

    I worked with Shane for years in the London Green Party, before he moved to Frome and got himself elected to Mendip District Council. He has been very involved with writing the Green Party's policy on drugs, as well as campaigns like Reclaim the Streets in the 1990s. 


    In a previous episode of Jen’s Green Jam I spoke to an ex-undercover police officer, Neil Woods about the war on drugs and how it has affected law enforcement, in this episode we are going to be talking about Britain’s drug policy and thinking about the practicalities of reforming the government's approach to drugs.


    Shane discusses:


    Some of the big things that worry people about drugs are the addiction potential and the health impacts - how do we best address those concerns? 

    The different models of legalisation and decriminalisation. Is there a one size fits all solution or is it more nuanced than that? 

    What is the ideal drug policy and how do we get from where we are now to that ideal?

    Do we think that drugs gangs will just disappear or turn into tax paying businesspeople?

    How do we ensure that we protect vulnerable people like kids and people who struggle with addiction? 

    What is holding the UK back from a better drug policy? 

    Lots of countries around the world are moving away from criminalisation and trying different approaches, so are there any specific places that we should be looking to for inspiration? 

    It looks like the Government is softening its stance on medicinal cannabis, what can we expect when they publish some new guidance later this year?

    What can individuals and communities do to help make a positive change? 

     

    • 36 min

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