Manchester Green New Deal podcast
About this podcast
Taking a deep dive into climate breakdown. With interviews from activists, scientists, politicians on how we can push for a green and just world. Looking at the latest developments in Manchester's and the Norths climate movement.
About this podcast
Taking a deep dive into climate breakdown. With interviews from activists, scientists, politicians on how we can push for a green and just world. Looking at the latest developments in Manchester's and the Norths climate movement.
Manchester Green New Deal podcast
Climate reparations with Dr Keston Perry
This week on the show we are joined by Dr Keston Perry. Keston is a lecturer in economics and political economy at University of West of England (UWE). We discuss in practical terms what reparations would mean, the historical racism embedded into Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal and how a Green New Deal must be designed in that context, as well as the reverberations of the Haitian Revolution and how taking a paternalistic approach to defeating climate change won't bring justice to those most effected by it. Links Sorting out the Mixed Economy by Amy Offner https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/ehr.12988 How Europe Underdeveloped Africa by Walter Rodney https://www.versobooks.com/books/2785-how-europe-underdeveloped-africa William Sandy Darity on reparations https://reparations4slavery.com/william-sandy-darity-jr/ Shout outs Professor Maxine Burkett Asad Rehman @chilledasad100 Alex O'keefe- Ex Sunrise Movement leader for holding the movement to a higher standard @_dotgov Alex's Thread on the situation at Sunrise https://twitter.com/_dotgov/status/1402249288818769920 Cycling UK- for their campaign Big bike revival @WeAreCyclingUK The fantastic organisations supporting refugees across the UK to mark Refugee Week 2021 @RefugeeAction @GMIAU @AmnestyUK @FreefromTorture @AsylumMatters @FootballMuseum If you like the show tell your comrades! Find us on Twitter:@MCRGND_POD Insta: Manchestergndpod FB:MCRGNDPOD You can support the show and get some of that sweet, sweet exclusive content head to www.patreon.com/mcrgndpod Or if you'd prefer to give a one off donation we also have a PayPal paypal.me/mcrngndpod
"We've been running scared for 30 Years" interview with Kevin Anderson
This episode was recorded on March 18th 2021 This show is ostensibly about environmental politics. The grinding friction between our natural world and the citizens who have been chosen to act on behalf of society. It is important to remember though, even with all the fantastic powers and creations of humanity, we are beholden to nature and to the physics that govern it. The planet doesn't care about what colour ribbon you're wearing, it cares about the PPM of CO2 in the air. This week on the show we are joined By Professor Kevin Anderson, Chair of energy and climate change at the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering (MACE) at the University of Manchester and a researcher for the Tyndall Center. We discuss the hard facts and modelling around climate change, what a 1.5 and 2 degree world looks like, the failures of the Paris agreement, who holds responsibility for decarbonising and the timeline of the last 50 years that brought us to this precipice. Disclaimer: Andrew made a right meal out of some of the audio for this episode. He's been shot and replaced with a better Andrew with even more luxurious hair, our sincere apologies. Shout outs Rosamund Kissi-Debrah : a clean air campaigner who has raised awareness on the dangers of the pollutions in our cities after the tragic death of her daughter Ella, being the first death officially linked to air pollution in the UK. @rosamund_ElsFdn GMB for there tireless work for Uber Drivers @GMB_union XR Manchester- for putting their bodies on the line in defending Ryebank Fields @XR_MCR Sean Benstead for his excellent article on reclaiming the city @SigmaAuto420 http://www.gmhousingaction.com/collective-right-manchester/ SUPPORT OUR SHOW You can support the show and get some of that sweet, sweet exclusive content head to www.patreon.com/mcrgndpod Or if you'd prefer to give a one off donation we also have a PayPal paypal.me/mcrngndpod If you like the show tell your comrades! Find us on Twitter:@MCRGND_POD Insta: Manchestergndpod FB:MCRGNDPOD We've launched our Patreon! head over to patreon.com/mcrgndpod to support the show and get some sweet exclusive content! Or give a one off donation at paypal.me/mcrngndpod
White Skin, Black Fuel: On the Dangers of Fossil Fascism
Far right politics invariably comes to the fore in conjunctures of deep crisis. Since the financial crisis of 2007-8, far right parties and fascistic groups have grown in strength in Europe and across the rest of the world. Parties ranging from Alternative for Germany (AfD) and Marine Le Pen's National Rally in France, and dictators like Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil demonize immigrants and minorities, pinning the blame of all the nation's ills on those deemed "outsiders". But what do these far right groups do and say on ecology? How do they interact with a global environmental calamity, and how do we fight back? Acclaimed author Andreas Malm makes his triumphant return to the podcast this week to discuss his new book, White Skin, Black Fuel: On the dangers of Fossil Fascism, co-authored with the Zetkin Collective. We explore the connections between modern fascism and European interwar fascism, the tactics and strategies of these groups, what factors enable them, how we struggle with them and how we win. Links White Skin, Black Fuel: On the Dangers of Fossil Fascism https://www.versobooks.com/books/3812-white-skin-black-fuel Koalas heading towards endangered status. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/sep/2 5/sliding-towards-extinction-koala-may-be-given-endangered-listing-as-numbers-plummet Shout outs Glasgow residents who resisted the deportation of their neighbours during Eid. Ads Smith, Nicky B, Ste Smith and Adam Kay thanks for joining the patreon! Climate Assembly UK @NetZeroUK and the documentary about the climate assemblies https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p097sbzc Palestine Solidarity campaigns @PSCupdates SUPPORT OUR SHOW You can support the show and get some of that sweet, sweet exclusive content head to www.patreon.com/mcrgndpod Or if you'd prefer to give a one off donation we also have a PayPal paypal.me/mcrngndpod If you like the show tell your comrades! Find us on Twitter:@MCRGND_POD Insta: Manchestergndpod FB:MCRGNDPOD
"The name is on the tin... Labour" Interview with Paul Mason
On the show this week we are joined by Author and Journalist Paul Mason. Paul is a writer specialising in Labour politics and post capitalism. This week we discuss the fall out from the May elections and how the Labour party has to change to succeed nationally, the politics of the Green New Deal in the UK and how China fits in the equation when it comes to climate change and climate politics. Links Pauls Essay: The Left, the Party and Class https://medium.com/@paulmasonnews/the-left-the-party-and-the-class-1ca7b6a959e6 https://www.paulmason.org/ Shout-outs @TSSAunion- fighting to save Eurostar Britains flagship high speed rail project @Autonomy_UK - UK think tank of former guest Will Stronge @w_stronge @DemosHelsinki- Finish think tank running UBI trails in Finland @paul4citymayor- Paul Dennett the "Sensible Socialist" newly re-elected Mayor of Salford. @hubbubUK- creative campaigns and everyday inspiration for greener living You can support the show and get some of that sweet, sweet exclusive content head to www.patreon.com/mcrgndpod Or if you'd prefer to give a one off donation we also have a PayPal paypal.me/mcrngndpod If you like the show tell your comrades! Find us on Twitter:@MCRGND_POD Insta: Manchestergndpod FB:MCRGNDPOD We've launched our Patreon! head over to patreon.com/mcrgndpod to support the show and get some sweet exclusive content! Or give a one off donation at paypal.me/mcrngndpod
"Farmers and Consumers have been pushed a part " Interview with Kindling Farm Co-op
On the show this week we are joined by Helen Woodcock and Chris Walsh from the kindling trust (@kindlingtrust) a Farming Co-op based in Greater Manchester. We discuss the project and how they want to improve farming for farmers and consumers, How industrialised farming is hurting farmers and building solidarity with farmers across the world. Support the Kindling Farm here https://kindling.org.uk/InvestFarm Links Milan Urban Food Pact https://www.milanurbanfoodpolicypact.org/the-milan-pact/ land workers Alliance https://landworkersalliance.org.uk/ Via campesina- campaign for food sovereignty https://viacampesina.org/en/food-sovereignty/ Shout outs Ruth and Graham from the Oxford Real Farming Conference @ORFC Land workers alliance @LandworkersUK Open Kitchen @OpenKitchenMCR Luisa Neubauer along with Fridays for futures Germany for taking the german Government to court and winning! @Luisamneubaue @FridayForFuture Go Northwest (@gnwbus) have been trying to slash worker conditions and push draconian fire and rehire contracts on bus drivers. Unite drivers have been on strike for over 9 weeks to battle this cruel and calculated move by the company. Solidarity to the striking workers! @Unite_NorthWest @gnwbus Support the show on Patreon www.patreon.com/mcrgndpod Or if you'd prefer to give a one off donation head to paypal.me/mcrngndpod If you like the show tell your comrades! Find us on Twitter:@MCRGND_POD Insta: Manchestergndpod FB:MCRGNDPOD
GND MINI: Support our Show!
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"Socialism is environmentalism" - An interview with Jeremy Corbyn MP
If you like the show tell your comrades! Find us on Twitter:@MCRGND_POD Insta: Manchestergndpod FB:MCRGNDPOD The political landscape of Britain has changed a lot in the last six years. You could be forgiven in early 2015 if you thought all the major parties were similar except for different coloured ties. With the surprise election of Jeremy Corbyn as Leader of the Labour Party that year, politics shifted up a gear, the party of the working class digging deep into its socialist roots to make another Britain possible. His election provided the political space for a eco-socialist vision of Britain. The Labour Party, historically the party of heavy industry, now possesses a grassroots movement striving to make the party climate conscious. How did this come about? And what should the party do to achieve a transition to a post-carbon United Kingdom? This week on the show we are joined by former Leader of the Labour Party and former Leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn MP. We discuss enfranchising the Labour movement, supporting workers in carbon intensive industries to transition away from them, and we ask, is Labour still the vehicle for progressive politics in the UK? links Isabella Trees' Wilding: The Return of Nature to a British Farm https://www.waterstones.com/book/wilding/isabella-tree/9781509805105 The Peace and Justice Project https://thecorbynproject.com/join-us/ Shout Outs everyone who have been campaigning for the Shrewsbury 24 for so long. @Shrewsbury24C Naomi Klein @NaomiAKlein Labour for a Green New Deal @LabGND Manchester Meteor @mcrmeteor
"Affecting one part of the Ecosystem ripples across the rest" - The Willow Tit Project
a few audio glitches in this one, damn you crappy broadband! I want broadband communism now! If you like the show tell your comrades! Find us on Twitter:@MCRGND_POD Insta: Manchestergndpod FB:MCRGNDPOD We spend a lot of time on the podcast looking at the big picture; national carbon budgets, climate politics and so on. Even looking at Greater Manchester as a region sometimes can obscure some of the challenges when it comes to protecting our planet. Climate change isn't just about parts per million in the atmosphere, it's also about protecting and expanding biodiversity to support our ecosystem. Even the smallest thing can change the course of the future. This week we are joined on the show by Jenifer Wood, Laura Nash and Stewart Fraser, organisers from the Willow Tit project based at Carrington Moss in Trafford. We discuss the importance of the scrubland habitats of the willow tit, the delicate balancing act of their ecosystems, the effects of development, and how people can get involved in supporting conservation projects in their own neighbourhoods. City Nature Challenge - get out there and spot some wildlife https://citynaturechallenge.org/ Shout outs Youth strike Manchester @Youthstrikemcr Jeff Danchen for doing the pioneering work on the willow Tit project Mark Champion - for his expertise and support of the project To all the Friends groups in Manchester
"Direct action is an integral part of our democracy" – an interview with Clive Lewis MP.
This podcast was recorded on the 25th of February 2021, before the introduction of the Police, Crime, sentencing and Courts Bill and the subsequent protests. This week we are joined by Labour MP for Norwich South Clive Lewis ( @labourlewis). We discuss climate politics and the Labour Party, how to save British democracy and does the left need proportional representation to succeed? shout outs James Meadway - @meadwaj Check out James recent episode on the podcast here- http://ow.ly/jcWQ50DMoY1 Malcolm - Ads friend getting back on his feet. GMB - @GMB_union IWGB @IWGBunion
GND Mini: Manchester Takes its Buses Back!
We interrupt your regularly scheduled programming for a piece of breaking news. Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham has announced that the city region will bring its bus network back under public control. Finally Manchester will have the connected fair transport service it deserves! It’s a huge win for Manchester’s communities and commuters, but most of all, it’s a victory for Better Buses GM who have campaigned tirelessly for years to reform the bus network. On this bonus episode we welcome back Better Buses Greater Manchester campaigner Pascale Robinson (@PascaleRobinson). We talk through this hard fought victory, what happens next and take a brief moment to celebrate. Check out the Better Buses event on the 7th on how to win for your community https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-to-win-better-buses-for-our-communities-tickets-148318006149 Read Pascales' piece in Tribune https://tribunemag.co.uk/2021/03/greater-manchesters-public-buses-are-the-future
How to Blow Up a Pipeline with Andreas Malm
Peaceful protest could be seen as the hallmark of political movements in the late 20th and early 21st century, causing disruption to everyday life with mass gathering and turning the political headwind through chants, crowds and banners. From the Iraq War protests in 2003 to the Extinction Rebellion direct actions of 2019 turning the other cheek and love thy neighbour have been core tenants around a politics and respectability. The key questions is though, did they change anything? Does Capital listen to Labour without a threat? Our guest this week is author and associate lecturer at Lund University Andreas Malm. Andreas is a prolific writer on climate change and capitalism with titles including "Fossil Capital" Corona, Climate, Chronic Emergency" and "White Skin Black Fuel". We discuss the sanitising of political and civil movements, the strategic value of property destruction for a cause and combating climate despair and fatalism. Links How to blow up a Pipeline https://www.versobooks.com/books/3665-how-to-blow-up-a-pipeline kim stanley Robinsons' Ministry for the future https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-ministry-for-the-future/kim-stanley-robinson/9780356508832 Ende Gelaende- the climate activsts Andreas has worked with https://www.ende-gelaende.org/en/ Shout outs Ende Gelande- climate activists based on germany taking on lignite mining @Ende__Gelaende Low Carbon Homes- for supporting the retrofit Get-in Project @lowcarbonhomes Friends of Carrington Moss- defending local green space in Greater Manchester @FriendsMoss Trees not cars - Congrats on beating Manchester council on the building of a carpark @TreesNotCars If you like the show tell your comrades! Find us on Twitter:@MCRGND_POD Insta: Manchestergndpod FB:MCRGNDPOD
"We can't just outspend the Tories" James Meadway on Labour's economic future.
Keir Starmer had been enjoying a grace period. New characters gave the media new exciting things to talk about and with that came the praising of a forensic leader who could make Labour an electoral contender again. That sheen is beginning to wear off, the popular policies of Labour are not front and center anymore and there is worry on the left of the party that the radical eco socialist agenda has been put to the wayside and a return to neoliberal economics could be on the cards. So what is the policy direction of Starmers Labour? Is our new Shadow Chancellor returning to the center and will it be enough to tackle the twin crises of climate breakdown and economic inequality. On the pod this week we are joined by James Meadway (@meadwaj). James is an economist whos' previous work includes being the chief economist at the New Economic Foundation and also advising John McDonnell. We discuss if Starmer has abandoned popular Labour economic policy, what Labour has to do to stay relevant against the pro spending Tories and how a Green New Deal has to be about more than just state control. Shout out Manchester Bus drivers going on strike against Go north Wests fire and rehire program. @Unite_NorthWest Diem25, celebrating their 5th Birthday @DiEM_25 Prestwich environmental Forum @PrestwichForum Big tech workers attempting to unionise like the amazon staff in Bessemer, Alabama. @BAmazonUnion
GMB for Green New Deal
Note: We interviewed Declan before the decision was taken by the Haldane society to censure Keir Starmer, we also had a few problems with Alexs mic! If you believe it's going to take a mass movement to stir humanity away from a climate disaster , you're probably going to want the Trade Union movement involved in that. Trade Unions have a long history of mobilising workers for their rights and that's the expertise we need right now. This week on the show we are joined by Declan Owens (@owens_declan) for GMB for a Green New Deal. We talk about securing a just transition for fossil fuel dependent workers, organising inside a union and what it takes to be a socialist lawyer. Shout outs Farhana Yamin- lawyer and activist arrested at the shell XR action @farhanaclimate Lydia Meryll - educator and climate activist for her stirling presentation on the U.Ns treaty on the proliferation of nuclear weapons. @lydia_meryll- Clive Lewis MP- for just being a legend. @labourlewis
"If there is no point in a climate committee what is the point of the rest of them?" Climate emergency Manchester
If you like the show let us know! Find us on Twitter:@MCRGND_POD Insta: Manchestergndpod FB:MCRGNDPOD 2021 is hurtling in the same direction as 2020, crisis upon crisis upon crisis. That is not even mentioning the underlying behemoth that is climate breakdown. With the globe shadowed in unimaginable loss how are we to process it? to find the fight to carry on? This week on the podcast we are joined by Marion Grace (@maz_graz) and Pooja Kishinani (@Poojakishinani) from Climate Emergency Manchester (CEM) to discuss their recently published book "The Student Guide to the Climate Crisis". Marion and Pooja talk us through climate grief and the importance of understanding our emotions in regards the climate, the University of Manchester's slow movement on climate and CEMs campaign for a 7th scrutiny committee on climate for the city council. The students guide to the climate crisis https://climateemergencymanchester.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Student-Climate-Handbook-Final-1.pdf Shout outs. Dr Ayana Elizabeth Johnson @ayanaeliza Dr Kathrine Wilkinson @DrKWilkinson kindling trust @kindlingtrust Labour MP Olivia Blake @_OliviaBlake Lucas Clay @LTMClay
"We've been fighting the effects of climate breakdown for 15 years" Matt Wrack of the Fire Brigades Union
If you like the show tell your comrades! Find us on Twitter:@MCRGND_POD Insta: Manchestergndpod FB:MCRGNDPOD We're back! Welcome to 2021 where the pandemic carries on the points don't matter! As long as Climate breakdown keeps happening we will keep talking and this week we are joined by the people who are down on the front line. Our guest this week is secretary of the Fire Brigades Union Matt Wrack (@MattWrack). We discuss the long left history of the FBU, what it's like taking on ever increasing natural disasters linked to climate change and what the trade union movement has to do to rebuild itself. Shout outs United Fire Fighters Union Australia dealing with bush fires this season https://www.facebook.com/ufuav.asn.au GMB gas worker who are striking against Fire and rehire contracts @GMB_union Go fund me to support the workers https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/british-gas-strike-fund David Oliver @mancunianmedic for his clear and concise info on Covid and slapping down anti-vaxers and covid minimisers Sarah Wilson @sarahirwilson2 for her piece on rewilding Scotland https://www.scotsman.com/interactive/rewilding-scotland-natural-ecosystem
GND Christmas Special 2020!
If you like the show tell your comrades! Find us on Twitter:@MCRGND_POD Insta: Manchestergndpod FB:MCRGNDPOD It's our Christmas special! We shoot the merry breeze and look back at the shows of 2020, picking our favourite guest of this year and line up our dream guests for 2021.
"I Don't Want to Live in a Green Version of 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 World" Global Climate Justice with Leon Sealey Huggins
There is a sane man back in the White House, a Covid-19 vaccination is beginning to be rolled out and Bill Bailey won strictly, 2020 is really turning itself around. All that is left is to enact a Green New Deal that decarbonises the global powers and everything will be fine, right? As much as decarbonisation of the likes of the US and China is important, if getting to that point requires the global south to be metaphorically thrown under the bus is it even really a New Deal at all? This week we are joined by Dr Leon Sealey Huggins (@Leon_Ayo) Assistant professor at Warwick University. We discuss the racist underpinnings of capitalism, how international politics condemns the global south to a climate catastrophe and how do we design a Green New Deal that doesn't exploit those regions who are on the front lines of climate breakdown. Links Leon's article on green capitalism https://novaramedia.com/2020/12/13/green-capitalism-will-never-succeed-in-tackling-climate-breakdown/ Leon's paper "The Climate Crisis is a Racist Crisis http://wrap.warwick.ac.uk/103485/13/WRAP-climate-crisis-racist-crisis-structural-racism-inequality-climate-change-VoR-Sealey-Huggins-2018.pdf Climate Justice activists Wretched of the Earth. A grassroots collective for Indigenous, black, brown & diaspora groups demanding climate justice + in solidarity with UK & Global South communities @wretchedotearth Shout Outs COP26 Coalition . A coalition campaigning for COP26 to be built of a Climate Justice framework @COP26_Coalition UNICEF- for feeding our children where the state fails to do so. @UNICEF_uk Everyone working hard to keep Ancoats green. Alan Good- campaigning for saving city center green field sites @AlanGoodLD Save New Islington Green @saveNIgreen Trees not Cars @TreesNotCars Save Ryebank Fields @ryebankfields If you like the show tell your comrades! Find us on Twitter:@MCRGND_POD Insta: Manchestergndpod FB:MCRGNDPOD
"There can be no socialism on a dead planet" Catching up with Councillor Jon Burke.
**Apologies for some of the audio issues, Andrew had a night off** As the nights draw in and as the GND team snuggle up in our cozy, retrofitted, zero carbon house of the future (powered entirely by the hot air supplied by Andrew) it's time for a catch up with the low traffic neighbourhood Santa Claus himself, Councillor Jon Burke of Hackney. This week we discuss the on going campaign to make Hackneys streets for people not just cars, the climate impacts of catering the world to cars and we debunk myths about low traffic neighbourhoods. Links Jons' article in the Huffington Post on electric vehicles https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/electric-cars_uk_5fb64017c5b695be8300137c The Hackney Citizen article on the journey from against to for LTNS https://www.hackneycitizen.co.uk/2020/12/08/ltns-from-horror-to-acceptance/ Shout outs Claire Stocks- XR and Walk Ride GM campaigner @stocksyatlarge Chris Stark- chief exec at the Climate Change Committee (UK) Scarlett West- Climate activst @ScarlettOWest Alice Toomer McAlpine- ex Manchester Meteor Co-editor If you like the show tell your comrades! Find us on Twitter:@MCRGND_POD Insta: Manchestergndpod FB:MCRGNDPOD
"We have to clarify getting back to normal is not a good idea" The commodification of everything with Adrienne Buller
If there is one thing to be said about the last 40 years of Neoliberalism it's this. You can put a price on everything. If it can be quantified then it can be priced and sold. Even when it comes to the existential threat of climate breakdown and biodiversity destruction the strategy has been give it a price tag and then someone in the system can pay for the damage. Existence has turned into a game of who will pick up the insurance policy excess. Does the commodification of everything give us the tools to tackle climate change? Or are we green washing are way extinction? This week we are joined on the show by Adrienne Buller (@adribuller) Senior Research Fellow at Common Wealth. We discuss how green finance is a cover for some of the markets ecological sins, could UBS be a pathway out climate breakdown and how should the labour party define its self, now the tories have supposedly become the big spenders? Adriennes' article on attaching market value to life https://novaramedia.com/2020/10/16/whats-the-value-of-a-whale/ Dealing with the commodification of housing. https://www.common-wealth.co.uk/reports/charting-a-just-and-sustainable-recovery-for-scotland Governing the Commons by Elinor Ostrum https://www.cambridge.org/gb/academic/subjects/politics-international-relations/political-theory/governing-commons-evolution-institutions-collective-action-1?format=PB Progressive International https://progressive.international/wire/2020-12-02-common-wealth-to-makeamazonpay-reimagine-the-platform-economy/en Shout Outs The Standsted 15, here's a short film on their story. https://www.amnesty.org.uk/stansted-15-tell-their-story-through-film Sophie Yeo - @some_yeo https://inkcap.substack.com/ the Yard @theyard_mcr a fantastic venue/co working space in North Manchester https://theyardmcr.com/ Luca Rudlin- Amazing Videographer, editor and all round amazing dude @People_Staring If you like the show tell your comrades! Find us on Twitter:@MCRGND_POD Insta: Manchestergndpod FB:MCRGNDPOD
"Degrowth is Punk!" Combining GND and Degrowth with Riccardo Mastini
We find degrowth fascinating. For us as a show it really turns the world upside on what we should see a human progress. However, you'll be hard pressed to find its message front and center of any political parties commitments unlike the Green New Deal. So are these ideas compatible? Can parties stand on a platform of Degrowth? Or is political hope too tied to the idea of growth? This week we are joined by Riccardo Mastini (@r_mastini) to discuss how the concept of degrowth fits inside a Green New Deal, the ideological frame work of Growth, is Modern Monetary Theory a boon for degrowthers? And are humans intrinsically good people? Shout outs The Trouble Webzine on eco-socialism https://www.the-trouble.com/ @thetroublemag Positive Money @PositiveMoneyUK The tragedy of Growth https://positivemoney.org/publications/tragedy-of-growth/ Common Wealth- think tank specialising in new ownership models. @Cmmonwealth Retrofit Get in project Articles Mancehster Meteor @nickjwprescott https://themeteor.org/2020/11/12/theatre-workers-tackle-the-climate-crisis/ The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/nov/22/manchester-theatre-staff-upgrade-homes-covid-layoffs-retrofitting-scheme Issac Rose from GM Housing Action @_isaacrose @gmhousingaction Craft-D @Craft_D A letter to Corbyn https://ditto.fm/letter-to-corbyn If you like the show tell your comrades! Find us on Twitter:@MCRGND_POD Insta: Manchestergndpod FB:MCRGNDPOD