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Green Wave

English, News magazine, 1 season, 97 episodes, 1 day, 4 hours, 5 minutes
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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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Episode 97: Should a Climate Activist Stand up for Gaza?

This week we turn to Israel’s war on Gaza and the internal discussions it has sparked within the climate movement. While some activists argue against taking a position, others believe fighting climate change demands addressing underlying political injustice. Written by Joost de Moor.Read by Julia Lagoutte.Text version: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/should-a-climate-activist-stand-up-for-gaza/ Follow us on socials: @greeneujournal.Green Wave is produced by the Green European Journal.
4/30/202413 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 96: Are Greens Speaking out Against Islamophobia?

Compared to most other political movements, Greens have a track record of inclusive politics, and have long welcomed refugees and Muslims into their ranks. But without a comprehensive approach to the issue of Islamophobia, Green parties sometimes fall into patterns of institutionalised prejudice.Written by Samir Jeraj.Read by Julia Lagoutte.Text version: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/are-greens-speaking-out-against-islamophobia/ Follow us on socials: @greeneujournal.Green Wave is produced by the Green European Journal.
3/28/202413 minutes, 57 seconds
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Episode 95: Health vs. Wealth? Political Choices in the European Health Union

This week, we turn to health. More specifically, the new European Health Union. Though a step in the right direction, public health advocates expect more from the EU’s newly established trans-national means to prevent and respond to health risks.
2/28/202413 minutes, 35 seconds
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Episode 94: A Recipe for Survival

Veganism, the ethical choice, was once born of necessity. Today’s regular omnivore diet was previously a luxury for the wealthy, ill afforded by peasants. Preserving food was a means of subsistence. Can pickling and jamming traditions, now making a comeback, be recognised for their cultural heritage in addition to gentrified sauerkraut and cherry compote recipes?  Written by Anka Wandzel. Read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/a-recipe-for-survival/  Follow us on socials: @greeneujournal.  Green Wave is produced by the Green European Journal.  
1/31/202426 minutes, 6 seconds
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Episode 93: The Women of Ventotene

This week's piece is from our new edition, Aligning Stars: Routes to a Different Europe. The Ventotene Manifesto, named after the Italian islet where its authors were imprisoned when they wrote it, is regarded as one of the foundational texts of the European Union, presenting federalism as a way to prevent future wars. Antonia Ferri, with the help of historian Antonella Braga, delves into the intertwined private and political lives of women who played a major role in its spread across Europe.Written by Antonia Ferri.Read by Julia Lagoutte.Text version: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/the-women-of-ventotene/ This article is from our latest edition Aligning Stars: Routes to a Different Europe. Read it online here: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/edition/aligning-stars-routes-to-a-different-europe/ Follow us on socials: @greeneujournal.Green Wave is produced by the Green European Journal.
12/28/202325 minutes, 2 seconds
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Episode 92: “Enemies of Society”: How the Media Portray Climate Activists

From dangerous extremists to silly children, how the media portrays climate activists such as Last Generation and Just Stop Oil is the topic of today’s episode. While those taking direct action are accused of alienating policymakers and public opinion, a study of mainstream media in the United Kingdom, Germany, and Italy suggests that the othering and demonisation of climate activists are neither new nor unbiased.Written by Stella Levantesi.Read by Julia Lagoutte.Text version: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/enemies-of-society-how-the-media-portray-climate-activists/ Follow us on socials: @greeneujournal.Green Wave is produced by the Green European Journal.
11/29/202313 minutes, 30 seconds
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Episode 91: Green Housing Threatens Affordability. But It Doesn’t Have To

Housing is the focus in this episode - something we all need but which is increasingly expensive and in short supply, due in large part to the financialisation of the housing market. Meanwhile some renovations to make housing greener end up making rent more costly for those who can least afford it. What’s the solution? Julieta Perucca explains.Written by Julieta Perucca.Read by Julia Lagoutte.Text version: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/green-housing-threatens-affordability-but-it-doesnt-have-to/ Follow us on socials: @greeneujournal.Green Wave is produced by the Green European Journal.
10/25/202317 minutes, 36 seconds
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Episode 90: Slovakian elections: Who Is to Blame for Robert Fico’s Return?

Slovak voters head to the polls on the 30th September for early parliamentary elections. One of the winners looks set to be former Prime Minister Robert Fico - forced out after the 2018 murder of an investigative journalist - and now helped along by alt-right and pro-Kremlin narratives. So what happened? From covid to the war in Ukraine, Zuzana Kepplová unpacks the last few years of Slovak politics and explains how Igor Matovič and his SMER party, who took over after 2018, have laid the groundwork for this far-right comeback. Written by Zuzana Kepplová.Read by Julia Lagoutte.Text version: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/who-is-to-blame-for-robert-ficos-return/ Follow us on socials: @greeneujournal.Green Wave is produced by the Green European Journal.
9/22/202323 minutes, 28 seconds
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Episode 89: Young Activism, Old Politics: Italy’s Divided Climate Movement

10 months on from the start of Italy's new far-right government under Prime Giorgia Meloni from the Brothers of Italy, this episode looks at climate politics in Italy. Direct action environmental protestors and Italy's tumultuous Green parties are not always on the same wavelength - what lies at the heart of this divide, and what can be done?Written by Anna Toniolo and Simone Fontana.Read by Julia Lagoutte.Text version: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/young-activism-old-politics-italys-divided-climate-movement/This article is from our latest edition Up in Arms: Environmental Divides Reshaping Politics. Read it online here: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/edition/up-in-arms-environmental-divides-reshaping-politics/ Follow us on socials: @greeneujournal.Green Wave is produced by the Green European Journal.
8/29/202318 minutes, 38 seconds
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Episode 88: Serbia’s Lithium: Sacrifice Zones or Opportunity for Europe’s Peripheries?

Welcome to the podcast and to another piece from our latest edition! The green transition relies on the use of numerous rare minerals. Lithium especially is crucial and Serbia’s reserves of this lightest of metals are coveted. But with a proposed mine catalysing the largest environmental protests in Serbian history, it is clear that local communities are asking, “Whose green transition”? Written by Predrag Momčilović.Read by Julia Lagoutte.Text version: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/serbias-lithium-sacrifice-zones-or-opportunity-for-europes-peripheries/ This article is from our latest edition Up in Arms: Environmental Divides Reshaping Politics. Read it online here: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/edition/up-in-arms-environmental-divides-reshaping-politics/ Follow us on socials: @greeneujournal.Green Wave is produced by the Green European Journal.
7/26/202316 minutes, 44 seconds
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Episode 87: The Cities Feeling the Heat

Our latest edition is out! And if you've been sweltering in a city this summer, don't miss this episode. Celia Fernández explains how rising temperatures are making European cities increasingly unliveable in the summer months and why where you live and what you earn affects how you experience this. Adaptation measures - increasingly needed - can take this into account. Up in Arms: Environmental Divides Reshaping Politics is out now and available here: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/edition/up-in-arms-environmental-divides-reshaping-politics/ Written by Celia Fernández.Read by Julia Lagoutte.Text version: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/the-cities-feeling-the-heat/ Follow us on socials: @greeneujournal.Green Wave is produced by the Green European Journal.
6/25/202319 minutes, 58 seconds
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Episode 86: Alcarràs and As Bestas: Spain’s Renewable Energy Divides Play Out in Cinemas

In Spain, the installation of large renewable energy plants is generating divides - with local populations concerned at the transformation of their homelands on the one hand and a climate that cannot wait on the other. Two new films - Alcarras and As Bestas - have brought these conflicts, which risk undermining the energy transition, to the big screen.Written by Adriana Mayor.Read by Julia Lagoutte.Text version: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/alcarras-and-as-bestas-spains-renewable-energy-divides-play-out-in-cinemas/ Follow us on socials: @greeneujournal.Green Wave is produced by the Green European Journal.
5/25/202314 minutes, 57 seconds
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Episode 85: Why the IPCC Can’t Escape Climate Politics

With each report from the UN’s intergovernmental panel on climate change (IPCC), the message is more alarming and the call more strident. Yet somehow, the findings struggle to move governments to action. From ‘climategate’ to the need to cater to conflicting stakeholders, the IPCC may in fact reinforce the status quo - but it could change that by embracing its intrinsically political role.Written by Kari De Pryck.Read by Julia Lagoutte.Text version: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/why-the-ipcc-cant-escape-climate-politics/Follow us on socials: @greeneujournal.Green Wave is produced by the Green European Journal.
4/27/202316 minutes
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Episode 84: Tackling the UK’s Insecurity Crisis

The idea of 'economic insecurity' is vital to understanding how people actually feel about their past, present and future. Put simply, it is the experience or anticipation of economic hardship. Hannah Webster and Toby Murray explore what they call the UK’s current insecurity crisis and the political decisions that led us here. They ask: what kind of policies make people feel secure in their lives and positive about their future? Written by Hannah Webster and Toby Murray.Read by Julia Lagoutte.Text version: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/tackling-the-uks-insecurity-crisis/Follow us on socials: @greeneujournal.Green Wave is produced by the Green European Journal
4/10/202315 minutes, 42 seconds
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Episode 83: The Untold Story of the Food Crisis

Russia’s war on Ukraine pushed the world into a food crisis - or that’s how it felt. But this was only the latest tipping point for a global food system already on the edge. Jennifer Kwao explains how the conflict in Ukraine affected people's access to food everywhere, and especially in the Global South, and why the problems go much deeper. Written by Jennifer Kwao.Read by Julia Lagoutte.Text version: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/the-untold-story-of-the-food-crisis/Follow us on socials: @greeneujournal.Green Wave is produced by the Green European Journal
3/27/202325 minutes, 38 seconds
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Episode 82: What African Green Feminist Power Has to Offer

On this International Women's Day, we turn to Africa, where women have a long, rich, and active history of seeing their own liberation and the protection of nature as inseparable and forging ground-breaking campaigns at their intersection. From FOWA in Nigeria and Wangari Maathai in Kenya to today's generation of activists, listen to Anika Jane Dorothy and Lydia Ayame Hiraide on the movements that the rest of the world can be learning from. Written by Anika Jane Dorothy and Lydia Ayame Hiraide.Read by Julia Lagoutte.Text version: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/what-african-green-feminist-power-has-to-offer/ Follow us on socials: @greeneujournal.Green Wave is produced by the Green European Journal
3/8/202319 minutes, 26 seconds
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Episode 81: Is Degrowth the Future?

That infinite economic growth is simply not possible on a finite planet seems a truth that is increasingly hard to escape - in some circles. Yet governments continue to organise their countries around the idea that economic growth is good, necessary, and important. Is degrowth the vision that can lay out another way forward - and one that is more just and green? Jorge Pinto on The Future is Degrowth: A Guide to a World beyond Capitalism (Verso, 2022) and its compelling case for why all environmentalists and left-wingers should get behind degrowth.Written by Jorge Pinto.Read by Julia Lagoutte.Text version: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/is-degrowth-the-future/ Follow us on socials: @greeneujournal.Green Wave is produced by the Green European Journal
2/27/202315 minutes, 10 seconds
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Episode 80: Powering Up Energy Communities in Central and Eastern Europe

Renewable energy cooperatives and/or communities are the focus of our attention this week, and specifically their spread - albeit slow - in Central and Eastern Europe. Tackling three urgent crises in one - climate change, rising energy prices, and the need to find alternatives to Russian gas - renewable energy co-ops are needed today more than ever, and the EU has committed to supporting their spread across Europe. But huge obstacles lie in their path.Seda Orhan from Climate Action Network (CAN) talks to members of pioneering cooperatives in Bulgaria, Poland and Romania about their vision and the way forward. Written by Seda Orhan.Read by Julia Lagoutte.Text version: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/powering-up-energy-communities-in-central-and-eastern-europe/ Follow us on socials: @greeneujournal.Green Wave is produced by the Green European Journal
2/13/202315 minutes, 26 seconds
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Episode 79: Why the Transport Visions of Tech Billionaires are a Dead End

We’ve got a book review for you this week. Konrad Bleyer-Simon unpacks Road to Nowhere. Silicon Valley and the Future of Mobility by Paris Marx which sets out how the egoistic projects of tech billionaires such as Elon Musk have shaped our car-centred transport systems and what a vision centred around the needs of ordinary people would look like.Written by Konrad Bleyer-Simon.Read by Julia Lagoutte.Text version: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/why-the-transport-visions-of-tech-billionaires-are-a-dead-end/ Follow us on socials: @greeneujournal.Green Wave is produced by the Green European Journal
1/30/202317 minutes, 43 seconds
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Episode 78: Why Were Italians Swayed to the Right by the Brothers of Italy?

In this episode, we zoom in on Italy again. Join us to unpack the September 2022 elections which led to Italy's most right-wing government since Mussolini. What underlies the rise in support for the party now leading the country: Brothers of Italy? What was missing in the appeals of left and progressive parties to Italian voters?  Written by Thomas Simon Mattia.Read by Julia Lagoutte.Text version: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/why-were-italians-swayed-to-the-right-by-the-brothers-of-italy/  Follow us on socials: @greeneujournal.Green Wave is produced by the Green European Journal
1/16/202312 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 77: A Climate of Disruption

In this episode, we tackle one of the most important questions of the decade. With global disruption and crises set to become the norm, how should Green parties navigate this new age of shocks? How can these tensions, rather than destabilising us, teach us about working together to carve a better future? Join us to find out. This piece is from our newly-published winter issue: Priced Out: The Cost of Living in A Disrupted World, which helps us to understand the political trends and choices across Europe that got us into the cost of living crisis and to explore proposals and solutions. It's out now and available to read online and order straight to your door at www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu.Written by Robert Magowan.Read by Julia Lagoutte.Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/a-climate-of-disruption/ Follow us on socials: @greeneujournal.Green Wave is produced by the Green European Journal
1/2/202321 minutes, 14 seconds
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Episode 76: Cost of Living: No Country for Young People

Welcome back! In this episode, we focus on one of the most important issues facing many of us: the cost of living crisis. It's time to question how we got here, look into the social and political effects of the crisis, and explore alternative ways of organising our society.Hear from young people in Italy and experts who explain why under-35s in Italy are so acutely affected by precarity and unemployment and the failure of political parties across the spectrum to revive their hopes.This piece is from our newly-published winter issue: Priced Out: The Cost of Living in A Disrupted World, which helps us to understand the political trends and choices across Europe that got us into the cost of living crisis and explore proposals and solutions. It's out now and available to read online and order straight to your door at www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu.Written by Anna Tonolio.Read by Julia Lagoutte.Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/no-country-for-young-people/ Follow us on socials: @greeneujournal.Green Wave is produced by the Green European Journal
12/20/202217 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 75: The Environmental Cost of the War in Ukraine

It's almost nine months since the start of Putin's invasion of Ukraine. Rarely mentioned in coverage or analysis of the war is the ecological impact of it and how this is playing out today in Ukraine, one of the most heavily industrialised and polluted areas in the world. In this episode, we examine how war affects nature and public health in Ukraine for generations to come, and what the international community can do to mitigate this long-term damage.Written by Dmytro Averin, Freek van der Vet, Iryna Nikolaieva, Nickolai Denisov.Read by Julia Lagoutte.Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/the-environmental-cost-of-the-war-in-ukraine/ Follow us on socials: @greeneujournal.Green Wave is produced by the Green European Journal.
11/22/202215 minutes, 30 seconds
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Episode 74: COP27: Barred from the Climate conversation

COP27 has just kicked off! Despite having official invitations to international climate summits, many young Global South organisers find their visa applications to European countries rejected, sometimes multiples times in a row. This episode looks at this under-explored exclusion which, if left unaddressed, undermines the legitimacy of international climate discussions.  Written by Serag Heiba.Read by Julia Lagoutte.Text version: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/barred-from-the-climate-conversation/ Follow us on socials: @greeneujournal.Green Wave is produced by the Green European Journal.
11/8/202214 minutes, 6 seconds
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Episode 73: After Modernity: Citizenship Beyond the Nation State?

Welcome back! In this episode, we explore the concepts of citizenship and of nation states - two norms which are rarely questioned in Europe today - and how they are evolving in today's world. What do these shifts mean for the millions of people living and working abroad, especially in an era of climate breakdown, and how we can make sure the shift is for better and not worse?Written by Aleksandra Savanović.Read by Julia Lagoutte.Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/after-modernity-citizenship-beyond-the-nation-stateFollow us on socials: @greeneujournal.Green Wave is produced by the Green European Journal.
10/27/202221 minutes, 59 seconds
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Episode 72: Swedish Elections and the Mainstreaming of the Far Right

On 11 September, Sweden went to the polls to elect a new government. In this episode, we look into what the results might mean for the country, how Swedish politics has gradually shifted to the right and what happens next.Written by Ann-Cathrine JungarRead by Julia Lagoutte.Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/swedish-elections-and-the-mainstreaming-of-the-far-right/Follow us on socials: @greeneujournal.Green Wave is produced by the Green European Journal.
10/13/202215 minutes, 28 seconds
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Episode 71: The Unhealthy Geopolitics of a Sovereign Europe

In this episode, Luiza Bialasiewicz explains why thinking pandemic geopolitics through the lens of 'health sovereignty' ignores the geographies of vulnerability that connect us all.Published in 29 November 2021Written by Luiza Bialasiewicz.Read by Julia Lagoutte.Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/the-unhealthy-geopolitics-of-a-sovereign-europe/ Follow us on socials: @greeneujournal.Green Wave is produced by the Green European Journal.
10/6/202217 minutes, 13 seconds
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Episode 70: What the Recent IPCC Report Means for Europe and the World

Welcome back! This summer has shown - once again - that extreme weather events like heatwaves, droughts, and wildfires are becoming more frequent and intense as a result of the climate crisis.In this episode, journalist Clare Taylor explores what's at stake and what we can do about it.Written by Clare Taylor.Read by Julia Lagoutte.Text version: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/adapt-or-else-what-the-latest-ipcc-report-means-for-europe-and-the-world/ Follow us on socials: @greeneujournal.Green Wave is produced by the Green European Journal.
9/22/202215 minutes, 9 seconds
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Episode 69: The Road to a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty

In this episode, we talk all about coal, oil, and gas. When it comes to keeping fossil fuels in the ground, COPs will only get us so far. Peter Newell outlines an alternative approach: A Fossil Fuel Non-Profileration Treaty. Written by Peter Newell.Read by Julia Lagoutte.Text version: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/the-road-to-a-fossil-fuel-non-proliferation-treaty This article is from our latest edition: Moving Targets: Geopolitics in a Warming World which examines how we can navigate an increasingly fractured geopolitical landscape with the future of the planet in the balance. Exploring issues such as climate leadership, the future of energy geopolitics, and the role of democracy and human rights in international relations, this edition asks how Greens and progressives can pick up the scattered seeds of a more just and sustainable world? It's out and available to read online and order in print at www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/subscribe-order.Follow us on socials: @greeneujournal.Green Wave is produced by the Green European Journal.
5/18/202217 minutes, 16 seconds
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Episode 68: Will Ecology Expand the EU’s Horizons?

We are back. In this episode, we explore how ecology could expand the EU's horizons through the Green Deal. For the European Union, the energy transition offers an economic, social and strategic direction for decades to come.Written by Lucile Schmid.Read by Seden Anlar.Edited by Seden Anlar.Text version: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/will-ecology-expand-the-eus-horizons/ This article is from our latest edition: Moving Targets: Geopolitics in a Warming World which examines how we can navigate an increasingly fractured geopolitical landscape with the future of the planet in the balance. Exploring issues such as climate leadership, the future of energy geopolitics, and the role of democracy and human rights in international relations, this edition asks how Greens and progressives can pick up the scattered seeds of a more just and sustainable world? It's out and available to read online and order in print at www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/subscribe-order.Follow us on socials: @greeneujournal.Green Wave is produced by the Green European Journal.
4/15/202220 minutes, 2 seconds
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Episode 67: The Return of the Brezhnev Doctrine

Despite the warnings, the invasion of Ukraine took the world by surprise. As Putin continues his brutal invasion of #Ukraine, journalist Richard Robert takes a much-needed look at how the long history of Russian imperialism is driving and shaping Putin’s war today. Written by Richard Robert.Read by Julia Lagoutte.Text version: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/the-return-of-the-brezhnev-doctrine/Follow us on socials: @greeneujournal.Green Wave is produced by the Green European Journal.
3/17/202218 minutes, 54 seconds
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Episode 66: The Romanian Protest Wave - A Path to a New Political Era?

We are back! In the first episode of the new year, we'll be going to Romania where over the past decades, there have been successive waves of protests that have had a defining impact on the country's recent history. So, we look at the path that has led Romania to the politics it has today and where the country's two main Green parties stand. Enjoy!Written by Raluca Besliu.Read by Julia Lagoutte.Text version: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/the-romanian-protest-wave-a-path-to-a-new-political-eraFollow us on socials: @greeneujournal.Green Wave is produced by the Green European Journal.
2/10/202221 minutes, 4 seconds
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Episode 65: 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. 
9/27/202121 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 64: 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. 
8/27/202118 minutes, 32 seconds
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Episode 63: 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. 
7/4/202115 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode 62: 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/
5/17/202113 minutes, 41 seconds
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Episode 61: 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/
4/12/202118 minutes, 11 seconds
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Episode 60: 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-pandemicThis 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.
3/5/202119 minutes, 16 seconds
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Episode 59: Beyond the Bubble Ageing, Solidarity and Covid-19

The pandemic has exposed many unresolved challenges for older members of society – social care, the digital divide, loneliness - sparking a conversation about ageing societies that is often deferred. In this episode, Christa Möller-Metzger from the European Network of Green Seniors argues it's time for a new generational compromise built around connection, participation, and solidarity and to create inclusive spaces and build a society where people of all ages and backgrounds meet and live together.Written by Christa Möller-Metzger.Read by Gail Rego.Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/beyond-the-bubble-ageing-solidarity-and-covid-19/.This article is from our new 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.
2/11/202114 minutes, 2 seconds
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Episode 58: The Foundational Economy for a Good Life

What kind of economy do we want?The Covid-19 pandemic has shown that some economic sectors are more important than others for meeting our basic needs and making a “good life” possible. Alexandra Strickner, Andreas Novy, Leonhard Plank, and Richard Bärnthaler explores new ways of seeing the economy, work, and contribution.Written by Alexandra Strickner, Andreas Novy, Leonhard Plank, and Richard Bärnthaler. Read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/the-foundational-economy-for-a-good-life/. This article is from our new 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.
1/18/202116 minutes, 3 seconds
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Episode 57: Three Responses to the Crisis

Since the pandemic began, different countries have taken different approaches to the Covid19 crisis.In the last episode of this year, sociologist Jean De Munck maps the different government responses to the health crisis and reveals which system of government is key for a green future. Written by Jean De Munck. Read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/three-responses-to-the-crisis/. This article is from our new 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.
12/30/202021 minutes, 30 seconds
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Episode 56: Global Green Politics in a Time of Crisis

In this episode, Peter Newell asks: Has the time arrived for a global green politics?As the debate continues over ideas and visions about what the post-pandemic world could and should look like, it is time for Greens to make the case for a global green politics that lays out a real alternative to current ways of thinking about the economy, security, international development, and sustainability.Produced by the Green European Journal (www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu).Written by Peter Newell. Read by Julia Lagoutte. Text Version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/global-green-politics-in-a-time-of-crisis/
11/20/202016 minutes, 59 seconds
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How the Pandemic Has Hit Plastics Recycling

Some said the pandemic had one upside: a chance for the environment to recover. However, such assumptions may be severely misguided.In this episode, Camille Nedelec debunks this myth and explores the ripple effects of the pandemic on plastic production and recycling.Produced by the Green European Journal (www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu). Written by Camille Nedelec. Read by Julia Lagoutte. Text Version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/how-the-pandemic-has-hit-plastics-recycling/
10/31/202017 minutes, 55 seconds
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Another State Is Possible: Greening the Levers of Power

This week, we're all about important questions!- How can people believe that the “climate fight” will be won if, at the national level, climate action is only paid lip service?- What kind of state is needed for a successful ecological transition?- What would a Green state look like? All explained in this episode.Produced by the Green European Journal (www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu). Written by Lucile Schmid. Read by Julia Lagoutte. Text Version: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/another-state-is-possible-greening-the-levers-of-power/This article is from our new edition: A World Alive - Green Politics in Europe and Beyond which maps the forces, strategies, and ideas driving green politics and thinking today. It's out now and available to read online or download as PDF for free at www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu
10/12/202012 minutes, 4 seconds
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The Green Surge in the French Locals Explained

This week, we're going to France. On June 28, the Greens of Europe Ecologie-Les Verts (EELV) confirmed their role as change makers in French politics as the #GreenWave swept through the country in the second round of the local elections. Green-led coalitions now govern several key cities including Lyon, Marseille, Bordeaux, Strasbourg, Besançon, Tours, and Poitiers.How was this made possible? - Explained in this episode.Produced by the Green European Journal (www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu). Written by Quentin Ariès. Read by Julia Lagoutte. Text Version: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/the-green-surge-in-french-locals-explained/
9/21/202014 minutes, 37 seconds
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Basic Income and Pandemic Preparedness

Let's talk about #COVID19 and the economy!As a response to the pandemic, many governments have introduced short-term cash transfers for self-employed and precarious workers.But do these policies bring long-term resilience and security?The argument for a permanent, universal basic income grows stronger.Produced by the Green European Journal (www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu). Written by Jamie Cooke & Jurgen De Wispelaere. Read by Gail Rego. Text Version: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/basic-income-and-pandemic-preparedness/
9/3/202013 minutes, 4 seconds
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On the Love and Rage of Extinction Rebellion

This episode is all about rebellion! Extinction Rebellion erupted in 2018 in the UK. It denounces the political inertia and obfuscation of “truth” that permeate climate change debates. Since then, XR has spread like wildfire and now gathers thousands of activists worldwide. In this episode, Louise Knops explores how the movement channels affect at a pivotal moment in which climate has become a concern for everyone, not just activists and academia. Looking forward, she asks how we can move from insurrection to renewal.Produced by the Green European Journal (www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu). Written by Louise Knops.Read by Gail Rego. Text Version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/on-the-love-and-rage-of-extinction-rebellion/
8/22/202014 minutes, 41 seconds
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Resettling Villages, Unsettling Lives

This week, we're going to Germany. As the energy transition debate continues, land-intensive extraction processes continue to displace villages across the German lignite belt. Based on their fieldwork, Paula Castro and Hannah Porada analyse the experiences of villagers near the Garzweiler mine in the Rhineland.Produced by the Green European Journal (www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu).Written by Paula Castro & Hannah Porada.Read by Julia Lagoutte.Text Version: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/resettling-villages-unsettling-lives/This article is from our new edition: A World Alive - Green Politics in Europe and Beyond which maps the forces, strategies, and ideas driving green politics and thinking today. It's out now and available to read online or download as PDF for free at www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu
8/10/202020 minutes, 11 seconds
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Putting Time at the Heart of Political Ecology

This week, we're taking a break from everything to talk about 'time'.As millions are now working from home due to #COVID19, consistently, for the first time, we need to reconsider our relationships with time, work, leisure, and sleep and recognise the importance of an ecological appreciation of time.Produced by the Green European Journal (www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu). Written by Robert Magowan. Read by Julia Lagoutte. Text Version: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/putting-time-at-the-heart-of-political-ecology/
6/26/202023 minutes, 44 seconds
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Resilience Under Shock: Time for a Paradigm Shift

The #Covid_19 pandemic has fundamentally questioned how society should be organised to ensure health and wellbeing for all. It’s time for a paradigm shift: from a sleepwalking society focused on profit, competition, and consumption, to a future-oriented one that prioritises investment, cooperation, and wellbeing. In this episode, Dirk Holemans argues that the guiding principle for recovery should be resilience and says “Let COVID-19 be a wake-up call that puts an end to sleepwalking.”Produced by the Green European Journal (www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu).Written by Dirk Holemans. Read by Julia Lagoutte. Text Version: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/after-industrialism-reviving-nature-in-the-21st-century/
6/3/202011 minutes, 36 seconds
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After Industrialism: Reviving Nature in the 21st Century

This week, we are talking about ecologism which emerged as a critique of industrialism, the ideology that binds liberalism, conservativism, and socialism. It develops these three dominant political traditions by recognising nature as the basis for the human’s existence and development.Due to the crisis of the human in nature, the ecologisation of human society needs to happen now.Written by Reinhard Olschanski. Read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/after-industrialism-reviving-nature-in-the-21st-century/This article is from our new edition: A World Alive - Green Politics in Europe and Beyond which maps the forces, strategies, and ideas driving green politics and thinking today. It's out now and available to read online or download as PDF for free at www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu
4/27/202022 minutes, 43 seconds
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The Three Tribes of Political Ecology

This week, we're taking a tour around the different worlds of Green Politics, namely: three forces leading political ecology today – green socialism, the radical critics of modernity, and elite technocracy. While their diagnoses differ fundamentally, much is resting on them getting along.Written by Pierre Charbonnier. Read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/the-three-tribes-of-political-ecology/This article is from our new edition: A World Alive - Green Politics in Europe and Beyond which maps the forces, strategies, and ideas driving green politics and thinking today. It's out now and available to read online or download as PDF for free at www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu.
3/27/202014 minutes, 48 seconds
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Climate Change and Migration: Myths and Realities

Awareness has grown of the intimate link between climate change and migration in past years but it remains a complex and contentious issue. In a debate fanned by the media and populist politicians, University of Liège researcher Caroline Zickgraf separates myth from reality and explains how our changing environment is making people move.Written by Caroline Zickgraf. Read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/climate-change-and-migration-myths-and-realities/
3/5/202019 minutes, 44 seconds
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British Foreign Policy After Brexit

The UK left the EU; Brexit left us with so many questions like: - So what now?- What will this mean for Britain's place in the world?- How will the UK Government reckon with a new relationship with its EU partners?All questions answered in this episode of the Green Wave Podcast.Written by Fraser Cameron. Read by Julia Lagoutte.Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/british-foreign-policy-after-brexit/
2/25/202011 minutes, 16 seconds
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The Climate Justice Movement in the Czech Republic Has Broken the Silence. Now What?

The Climate Strikes arrived in the Czech Republic this year as youth started to protest against the government’s chronic inaction on climate. But now what?Josef Patocka, editor for climate change at Deník Referendum, breaks down how to effectively push for structural change and a just transition to clean energy.Written by Josef Patocka.Read by Julia Lagoutte.Text version: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/the-climate-justice-movement-in-the-czech-republic-has-broken-the-silence-now-what/
2/17/202019 minutes, 24 seconds
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The Future of the EU: Soldiers, Barbed Wire and Surveillance

The far right failed to make the gains many expected at the European elections, but their influence on the direction of the Union is pervasive. Activists linked to Attac Austria argue that progressives supporting today’s EU irrespective of its policy agenda are playing on terrain that favours only the far right and the neoliberal establishment. So the question is: How can progressives rethink their relationship to the EU as it stands and make sure that they are ready to oppose and resist?Written by Alexandra Strickner, Kai J. Lingnau, and Valentin Schwarz.Read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/the-future-of-the-eu-soldiers-barbed-wire-and-surveillance/
1/27/202021 minutes, 17 seconds
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Where Next for the French Greens?

In a France dominated by leaders without movements and rocked by movements without leaders, can political ecology build on EU election success to help fix the crisis of representation?Written by Alain Lipietz and read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/metooep-rooting-out-sexual-harassment-in-the-european-parliament/ Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournalFacebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal
1/13/202019 minutes, 17 seconds
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MeTooEP: Rooting Out Sexual Harassment in the European Parliament

The #MeToo movement showed that sexist treatment and abuse remains a pervasive and universal problem - and the political sphere is no exception. MeTooEP has shone a light on the sexual harrassment taking place in the European Parliament, but despite important progress in tackling it, much remains to be done.Written by Beatrice White and read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/metooep-rooting-out-sexual-harassment-in-the-european-parliament/ Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal
12/3/201917 minutes, 9 seconds
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Pathways to Power: How Green Parties Join Governments

As some Green parties move closer to entering government, looking to paths already trodden by Greens in Sweden and Finland proves illuminating.Written by Simon Otjes and read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/pathways-to-power-how-green-parties-join-governments/ Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal
11/22/201915 minutes, 22 seconds
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The Categorical Mistake of “Looking for an Answer to National Populism”

In the face of rising national populism, rather than seeking to combat these forces on their own terms, Green and progressive politicians can instead turn to a far more effective rhetorical tool.Written by Marta Loja Neves & Rui Tavares and read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/the-categorical-mistake-of-looking-for-an-answer-to-national-populism/Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal
11/14/201920 minutes, 15 seconds
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The Future of Basic Income in Finland

Trials in recent years, an advanced national debate and a new progressive majority in Parliament make Finland a key context to follow for basic income developments.Written by Simo Raittila and read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/the-future-of-basic-income-in-finland/ Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal
11/7/201919 minutes, 34 seconds
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Why the Extinction Rebellion Movement is Morally Justified

Extinction Rebellion is part of a global movement that is forcing climate and environmental issues into the mainstream. Their success is based on widespread recognition of the legitimacy of their demands and action – but not before the law, as the first prosecutions of activists in the United Kingdom demonstrate. Jeff Justice draws on political theory and environmental philosophy to argue that when government inaction and irresponsibility puts people’s security at risk, rebellion is justified. Written by Jeff Justice and read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/why-the-extinction-rebellion-movement-is-morally-justifiedTwitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal
10/31/201916 minutes, 58 seconds
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Questioning the Centrality of Work with André Gorz

André Gorz, a key thinker of political ecology, owes his popularity in part to his radical critique of work. His exhortation to “exit from work”, though undoubtedly utopian, provides us with the opportunity to reflect on what we mean by ‘work’ and on the dominant place we afford it.Written by Françoise Gollain and read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/questioning-the-centrality-of-work-with-andre-gorz/ Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal
10/25/201917 minutes, 39 seconds
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Youth Lead the Way on the Climate Emergency

On Friday 20 September, thousands of children will once again take to the streets in the name of the planet – and this time they call for adults to strike with them. Philosopher Joëlle Zask considers how the conscience and clarity of the young climate protestors upturns notions of minority and majority in political society, and has made them the guardians of humanity's future. Written by Joëlle Zask and read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/youth-lead-the-way-on-the-climate-emergency/ Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal
10/9/201915 minutes, 50 seconds
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An Eco-Social Perspective on Transhumanism

Tracing the rise of transhumanism, a movement inspired by the possibilities of developments from artificial intelligence to biogenetics. But this techno-utopian philosophy provides no answer to our social and environmental crises.Written by Carmen Madorrán Ayerra and read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/an-eco-social-perspective-on-transhumanism/ Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal
10/1/201915 minutes, 42 seconds
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Cosmic Bonanza – Mining in Outer Space

Is an end to scarcity in sight? American companies are preparing to tap a vast source of raw materials on celestial bodies. But space mining is also a source of conflict, as the global commons of outer space are being enclosed, repeating patterns of appropriation of our own planet’s resources.Written by Liesbeth Beneder & Richard Wouters and read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/cosmic-bonanza-mining-in-outer-space/ Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal
9/24/201914 minutes, 10 seconds
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Green Space in the History of Political Ideas

Liberalism, conservatism and socialism have long been seen as the dominant political paradigms of modernity. But these centuries-old frameworks are no longer unchallenged. Reinhard Olschanski explores how environmentalism, in the broad sense, draws from all three and yet offers a distinct, universal political outlook that responds to fundamental problems of (post-)industrial society.Written by Reinhard Olschanski and read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/green-space-in-the-history-of-political-ideasTwitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal
9/16/201924 minutes, 3 seconds
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Breaking Europe’s Double Deadlock

French President Macron's bid to reform Europe has missed vital opportunities. Carefully built alliances and transnational politics are key to effectively changing Europe.Written by Edouard Gaudot & Shahin Vallée and read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/breaking-europes-double-deadlock/ Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal
9/9/201921 minutes, 30 seconds
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Everybody's Survival - the Growing Hunger for Climate Justice

Is society ready to break with legal and political norms to tackle the climate crisis? Perhaps: in France the L’Affaire du siècle petition, which aims to have the French state's duty and failure to act on climate change recognised, broke records by gathering more than two million signatures. More than just a legal battle, this global movement for climate justice is profoundly political.Written by Rosalie Salaün and read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/everybodys-survival-the-growing-hunger-for-climate-justiceTwitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal
8/21/201917 minutes, 28 seconds
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Poland's Futures: A View from the Countryside

At a time when its voters are in and out of voting booths – municipal elections at the end of 2018, European and national elections in 2019, and presidential ones in 2020 – taking the long view of Poland’s future can help demonstrate what is at stake in these electoral contests. Przemysław Sadura tells the story of a country for which multiple paths lie openWritten by Przemysław Sadura and read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/polands-futures-a-view-from-the-countryside/Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal
8/16/201917 minutes, 33 seconds
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A Walk on Europe's Wild Side

A look at the past, present and future of rewilding that makes the case for tackling the biodiversity extinction crisis and restoring natural wonder to both country and city.Written by Samuel Gregory-Manning and read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/a-walk-on-europes-wild-side/Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal
8/8/201915 minutes, 35 seconds
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Basic Income Has Always Been a Women's Cause

The vibrant debate around the question of basic income has all too often neglected a crucial aspect: gender dynamics. In a deeply gendered society, how might a basic income impact men and women differently? Could basic income be harnessed as a tool in the fight for women’s rights? Bringing a feminist perspective to the basic income discussion foregrounds a distinct set of concerns and virtues of the proposal. Natalie Bennett recalls the long 20th-century history of women’s struggles in the UK to make the feminist case for a universal basic income.Written by Natalie Bennett and read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/basic-income-has-always-been-a-womens-cause/ Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal
7/31/201912 minutes, 35 seconds
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A Politics Beyond Fear

Sociologist Karolina Wigura calls for a move from the pervasive politics of fear which has seen the rise of the far-right to a politics with a positive vision based on hope.Written by Karolina Wigura and read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/a-politics-beyond-fear/Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal
7/19/201911 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Limits of Work: Poverty and Exploitation in Today’s European Union

The 2017 documentary The Limits of Work (Hranice práce) confronts the viewer with the terrible reality of work for many. Saša Uhlová spends six months working a series of low-paid agency jobs equipped with a camera throughout. Casting a light on the conditions that some endure to keep society ticking on, the release provoked a fresh debate about work in the Czech Republic and received international acclaim. Written by Apolena Rychlíková & Saša Uhlová, and read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/the-limits-of-work-poverty-and-exploitation-in-todays-european-union/Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal
7/5/201913 minutes, 31 seconds
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To 2049 and Beyond: A Future History of the Internet

Just as the advent of the internet has reshaped the world over the last 30 years, its evolution over the next will also define the society of the future. Digital geek Jennifer Baker tells the story of a Europe in 2049 that has harnessed and democratised the best of the internet, but that to get there had to experience the worst. Taken from the special edition 2049: Open Future. Written by Jennifer Baker and read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/to-2049-and-beyond-a-future-history-of-the-internet/ Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal
6/21/201920 minutes, 48 seconds
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Agriculture 3.0 or (Smart) Agroecology?

Many EU policy-makers see precision agriculture as the answer to the question of food sustainability, but agroecology offers a genuinely sustainable solution already at hand. Written by Francesco Ajena and read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/agriculture-3-0-or-smart-agroecologyTwitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal
6/11/201915 minutes, 34 seconds
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Europe: The Reconstruction of the Free World

Are borders really the normal state of affairs? A critical and historical approach suggests this is in fact a very recent development. By recognising this, we can start to open our minds to imagine new ways of including ‘Others’ within our own borders. A radical futuristic plan for a borderless Europe.Written by Robert Menasse & Ulrike Guérot and read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/europe-the-reconstruction-of-the-free-worldTwitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal
5/28/201921 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Age of Security Populists

In a context where acts of terrorism and violence provide justification for increasingly intrusive interference with the rights of citizens, what international frameworks exist to limit government surveillance and how effective are they? What can be done at the EU level to complement those safeguarding mechanisms?Written by Estelle Massé & Fanny Hidvegi and read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/the-age-of-security-populists/Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal
5/20/201915 minutes, 20 seconds
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Three Futures for Trade Unions in 2049

Climate change and digitalisation will shape the 21st century, but society’s ability to determine the future should not be downplayed. Christophe Degryse, head of the Foresight Unit at the European Trade Union Institute, explores how social movements such as trade unions, business groups, and political parties adapt to these trends will be pivotal in constructing the social model of the decades to come.Written by Christophe Degryse and read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/three-futures-for-trade-unions-in-2049 Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal
5/6/201911 minutes, 8 seconds
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Delivering Green Mobility in 2049

The European transport sector needs a transformation if it is to support a green Europe in 2049. Solutions to transport’s most pressing environmental problems are emerging, but will bring their own challenges. Sustainable mobility experts Ian Skinner, Huib van Essen, and Anouk van Grinsven analyse what the opportunities and dilemmas mean for how we live and move, and outline how policy-makers can best respond.Written by Ian Skinner, Huib van Essen & Anouk van Grinsven and read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/delivering-green-mobility-in-2049Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal
4/29/201915 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Nature of Green Populism?

The rise of populism across Europe and beyond has been widely acknowledged, achieving significant electoral success in recent years, in Germany, France and the UK to name but a few. Amanda Machin and Oliver Wagener explore the lesser noted and intriguing appearance of environmental themes within these populist parties’ manifestos.Written by Amanda Machin & Oliver Wagener and read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/the-nature-of-green-populism/Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal
4/24/201913 minutes, 33 seconds
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Plastic Promises: Industry Seeking to Avoid Binding Regulations

We are drowning in plastic. It is hard to exaggerate the scale and urgency of the challenge facing the world, to substantially reduce our plastics use, and to ensure we reuse and recycle as much and as quickly as possible. Vicky Cann from the Corporate Europe Observatory details how highly active corporate lobbyists are seeking to avoid binding regulations and are granted the lion's share of access to European Commission officials.Written by Vicky Cann and read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/plastic-promises-industry-seeking-to-avoid-binding-regulations/Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal
4/4/201914 minutes, 21 seconds
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EU Ban on Neonics: Too Little, Too Late

Neonicotinoids are the most popular – and the most poisonous – insecticides in the world. The large-scale collateral damage caused by neonicotinoids, or ‘neonics’ in short, on our ecosystem has been suppressed for years by industry spin doctors and intensive lobbying by producers of this agricultural poison. Jeroen van der Sluijs argues that, although the recent EU ban on neonics is an important step it is not yet enough to turn the tide. Written by Jeroen van der Sluijs and read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/the-ipcc-report-and-its-political-implications/ Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal
3/27/201919 minutes, 16 seconds
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The IPCC Report and its Political Implications

The recent IPCC report made international headlines for underlining that countries have as little as 12 years to take steps to avoid the worst effects of climate change. Bert Metz, fellow at the European Climate Foundation, explains what the report means for the planet, the economy, and for Europe.Written by Bert Metz and read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/the-ipcc-report-and-its-political-implications/Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal
3/21/201917 minutes, 28 seconds
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A Food Policy for Europe

Instead of policy which pulls in different directions, Europe needs an integrated food policy that supports more local attempts at a sustainable and productive food system. Co-chair of the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food) Olivier De Schutter explores the urgent need for reform of the EU's Common Agricultural Policy. Written by Olivier De Schutter and read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/a-food-policy-for-europe/Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal
3/14/201920 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Environmental Dividend: Greening in Times of Populism

Environmental taxes advocated by Green parties such as road pricing give rise to social resistance and populist criticism. There is, however, a response to the mistrust of green taxation. Richard Wouters explores the potential of the environmental dividend to drum up support for much needed but controversial green taxes.Written by Richard Wouters and read by Julia Lagoutte.Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/the-environmental-dividend-greening-in-times-of-populism/Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal
3/4/201910 minutes, 43 seconds
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‘Ugly Bruxy' or Bruxelles 'Re-Belle'?

A searing diatribe by a journalist bemoaning the flaws of the ‘Capital of Europe’ sparked much debate on the state of Brussels today, around both its aesthetic attributes as well as the processes going on beneath its surface. Closer inspection reveals how the tangles and disjointedness of the city’s politics are mirrored in its public face, yet some ‘Bruxellois’ argue that the city does not deserve its bad press.Written by Edouard Gaudot & Evelyne Huytebroeck and read by Julia Lagoutte.Text version:www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/ugly-bruxy-or-bruxelles-re-belle/Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal
2/22/201917 minutes, 1 second
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Guardians of the Property: Pop-Up Housing for Pop-Up People

Across London and other European cities, a new way of living is taking root: property guardianship. Whilst ostensibly a win-win situation for everyone, this industry is a symptom of the desperate state of urban housing and ultimately reinforces the factors that caused it, as well as normalising lower conditions and precarity.Written by Julia Lagoutte & Samir Jeraj and read by Julia Lagoutte.Text version:www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/guardians-of-the-property-pop-up-housing-for-pop-up-people/Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal
2/14/201920 minutes, 47 seconds
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Media Capture Central European Style

With foreign owners leaving the media market, Central and Eastern European oligarchs are buying whatever they can get their hands on. The region is a prime example of how vested interests can create a quasi-monopoly on media and information, cementing control and influence over opinions. Krisztian Simon zooms in on newer EU Member States to see what threats loom for the public spheres of young democracies. Written by Krisztian Simon and read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version:www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/media-capture-central-european-style/Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal
2/6/201921 minutes, 46 seconds
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The 'Guggenheim Effect': Pride and Prejudices

In 1997, a declining industrial city in northern Spain, submerged in a deep economic, environmental, and social crisis, opened an innovative branch of the Guggenheim museum. Today, Bilbao boasts an urban landscape that is both considerate of its citizens and attractive to visitors. As a result, the ‘Guggenheim effect’ became a worldwide phenomenon, showing that a large-scale architectural project could transform a city. Or could it?Written by Cosme del Olmo and read by Julia Lagoutte.Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/the-guggenheim-effect-pride-and-prejudicesTwitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal
1/29/201919 minutes, 33 seconds
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Dirty Rare Metals: Digging Deeper into the Energy Transition

Guillaume Pitron reveals the dark side of the energy transition and digitisation. Rare metals are the next 'black gold': their central role in green and digital technology has important consequences not only for the environmental transition but also for geopolitics and industrial policy in Europe and across the world.Written by Guillaume Pitron and read by Julia Lagoutte. Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/dirty-rare-metals-digging-deeper-into-the-energy-transition/Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal
1/17/201920 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Road to Repeal: How Ireland Said 'Yes'

On May 25th 2018, the people of Ireland voted overwhelmingly in favour of repealing the 8th amendment of the Irish Constitution – the article that had hitherto made it effectively impossible to legislate for abortion even in the most extreme of circumstances. Beatrice White takes us on the road to the historic result that attests to drastic transformation in Irish society that has taken place over just a few decades. Written by Beatrice White and read by Julia Lagoutte.Text version: www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/the-road-to-repeal-how-ireland-said-yes/Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal
12/19/201817 minutes, 52 seconds
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After Europe – Thinking About Europe with the Help of Ivan Krastev

Edouard Gaudot explores political scientist Ivan Krastev's book "After Europe" to delve into how the refugee crisis and the rise in populism is fast becoming a crisis in democracy for the European Union. Written by Edouard Gaudot and read by Julia Lagoutte.Text version: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/after-europe-thinking-about-europe-with-the-help-of-ivan-krastev/Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal
12/5/201821 minutes, 17 seconds
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Dr Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Robot

The Western healthcare system is facing an imminent upheaval caused by an ageing population, increase in the chronically ill, technological advances and a shortage of caregivers. Automation of medical work using artificial intelligence is one possible solution to this. But if the patient is the sole manager of their health, what happens to the other workers and stakeholders in the healthcare sector?Written by Nathalie Schirvel and read by Julia Lagoutte.Text version: greeneuropeanjournal.eu/dr-strangelove-or-how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-love-the-robot/Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournal Facebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal
11/21/201816 minutes, 51 seconds
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The UK Plastic Crisis Unwrapped

Natalie Bennett discusses the hard-won gains and shortcomings of the British legislation banning micro-plastics in cosmetics, the deep-rooted place plastic holds in British lifestyle, and the path to a society no longer needlessly reliant on plastic.Written by Natalie Bennett and read by Julia Lagoutte.Text version:www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/the-uk-plas…-unwrappedTwitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournalFacebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal
11/15/201814 minutes, 16 seconds
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Work in a World Without Growth

A fixation with growth in economics has seen GDP increase in proportion to environmental damage. As planetary limits draw ever closer and are even being surpassed, such a model cannot be sustained. Riccardo Mastini explains how a job guarantee could open up the way to a sustainable economic model.Written by Riccardo Mastini and read by Julia Lagoutte.Text version:www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/work-in-a-w…out-growth/Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournalFacebook: www.facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal
11/15/201815 minutes, 35 seconds
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Bridging the 82 km Happiness Gap: Can Estonia Stem the Labour Exodus to Finland?

With tens of thousands of Estonian workers commuting between Tallinn and Helsinki, we look at a snapshot of Estonia’s ongoing struggle with brain drain.Written by Silja Kudel and read by Julia Lagoutte.Text version:www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/bridging-th…to-finland/Twitter: twitter.com/GreenEUJournalFacebook: facebook.com/greeneuropeanjournal
11/15/201816 minutes, 2 seconds