Green New Deal
The Common Weal Policy Podcast - Episode #29
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This week Jonathon Shafi and Craig Dalzell are joined by special guest Jenny Floki who came along to the launch party for Common Weal's new project Our Common Home - A Green New Deal for Scotland.
Common Weal Launches Fully Costed Green New Deal for Scotland
Common Weal has launched a fully costed Green New Deal for Scotland - which they are calling 'The Common Home Plan' - which addresses not only climate change but a number of other environmental crises, as well as addressing social inequality.
THE PLAN has been broken down into all areas that need to be changed in order to become carbon neutral, and it lay out what will be involved in terms of cost and manpower.
Robin McAlpine: Yes, I'm knackered – but I can see utopia from here
Ahead of the launch of Common Weal’s Green New Deal report this weekend, Robin McAlpine argues that pursuing utopian ideals is more necessary than ever
ONE of my final dissertations at university was on utopia. I read more than a dozen historical utopias from Thomas More's 500-year-old original up until about the 1960s after which they peter out – my conclusion being we didn't have a utopia for our generation.
Robin McAlpine: Indy can't leave the young behind – we need to back a Green New Deal
Common Weal director Robin McAlpine argues that the importance of a Green New Deal – for the independence movement, Scotland and the world itself – cannot be underestimated
THERE is a big factor I think the independence movement is missing, and while it gives some cause for concern, its also a big opportunity. It's young people, and I'm a little worried that we're not paying attention.
The CommonSpace Show - Youth Climate Strikes Special
In this special edition of our fortnightly CommonSpace Show, journalists Rhiannon J Davies and David Jamieson are joined by 15-year-old Erin Curtis, one of the organisers of last week's massive climate strikes that saw an around 10-15,000 people take to the streets of Glasgow.
Crossing A Low Bar
Politics is a game of competition. Of standing out above the crowd and above those who would be your opposition. Of being better than anyone else who would vie for the support of those who would place you and not the other into power.