PUSHBACK Talks

Cities are becoming increasingly unliveable for most people. Costs are rising but incomes are not. Sky-high rents, evictions, homelessness, and substandard housing are common realities for urban dwellers across the planet. There is a global housing crisis. How did this basic human right get so lost? Who is pushing people out of their homes and cities, and what’s being done to pushback? On the heels of the release of the award-winning documentary, PUSH, filmmaker, Fredrik Gertten and Leilani Farha, the former UN Special Rapporteur on the right to housing, have reconvened. Join the filmmaker and the advocate as they reflect on their experiences making PUSH and exchange ideas and stories about the film's central issue: the financialization of housing and its fall-out. For more about PUSH and to view it:  www.pushthefilm.com For more about Fredrik Gertten and his other films: www.wgfilm.comFor more about Leilani Farha in her new role, Global Director of The Shift: www.make-the-shift.org

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 42m. Bisher sind 109 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

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episode 9: Nomad Nation: How the Remote Work Revolution is Changing the World


In this episode of Pushback Talks, hosts Fredrik and Leilani delve into a fascinating intersection of global trends: digital nomadism. As the world grapples with issues like migration, touristification, gentrification, and financialization, the rise of digital nomads adds another layer of complexity to the housing landscape.

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 March 13, 2024  46m
 
 

episode 7: The Tenant Class - a conversation with author Ricardo Tranjan


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episode 6: Law and resistance - the South Africa-Palestine Connection, with Sylvia Vollenhoven


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episode 5: Mass Protests and the Missing Revolution - a conversation with author Vincent Bevins


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episode 3: Collective Courage: Madrid Tenants Demand Their Rights


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