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.maketheshift.org

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episode 1: What’s Cooking? Oatly, Blackstone, Akelius and the People Pushing Back


They're back. After a few months of living the pandemic lifestyle, the Filmmaker and the Advocate have reunited for an inspirational Season 2. This first episode checks in on the Monsters who hang with each other and play monopoly with our homes – Blackstone, Akelius and Oatly...


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 2021-02-24  38m
 
 

episode 2: Cheap debt! Low Taxes! Ireland for Sale


This week,  Dublin’s Rory Hearne –  author, podcaster, housing campaigner and university lecturer – joins the Filmmaker and The Advocate to explore how big capital came to dominate such a small nation.  

The impact of the Global Financial Crisis in ’08 was particularly severe in Ireland, triggering a recession, a huge drop in GDP, high unemployment, and housing precarity...


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 2021-03-03  42m
 
 
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 2021-03-10  44m
 
 

episode 4: Taking on Blackstone – Denmark’s Housing Minister Lays Down the Law


The Filmmaker and the Advocate bring you an exclusive conversation with Denmark’s Housing Minister – Kaare Dybvad Bek – one of the few politicians in the world to have had the courage to take on Blackstone and other institutional investors...


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 2021-03-17  42m
 
 

episode 5: Build Homes on Golf Courses! Mobilizing for the Right to Live in Cape Town, South Africa


PUSH-The Film exposed the global pattern: cities have become the domain of the wealthy or at least a deposit box for their wealth – and everyday people are being pushed out. Nowhere is this more true than in South Africa, named by Time Magazine as one of the world’s most unequal places on earth. In this episode the Filmmaker and the Advocate are joined by Mandisa Shandu, lawyer and activist with Ndifuna Ukwazi (NU), a Cape Town-based non-profit activist organisation focused on land justice...


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 2021-03-24  37m
 
 

episode 6: The Mistakes We Made - Reflections and Corrections on the Housing Crisis with Frans Timmermans, EU Executive Vice President.


Executive Vice President of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans, joins the Filmmaker and the Advocate in a frank discussion of the current housing crisis in the EU that is often overlooked and overshadowed. Mr...


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 2021-03-31  41m
 
 

episode 7: Money, Money, Money – Living in an Era of Corruption + Kleptocratic Networks, A Conversation with Sarah Chayes


The Filmmaker and the Advocate take listeners of this episode of PUSHBACK Talks into the real world – one where $$ money $$ is the principle value and corruption and kleptocracy the means of acquisition. Few are better placed to expose the workings of corruption than Sarah Chayes – former NPR reporter, and senior adviser to government officials in the US Department of Defence, and author of three books including her most recent, On Corruption in America and What is at Stake...


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 2021-04-07  59m
 
 

episode 8: A Clubhouse Meet Up — The Shift & Friends


It’s a family affair this week as the Filmmaker and the Advocate are joined by The Shift team and PUSHBACK Talk supporters to try out the popular new app Clubhouse. The episode exposes what it takes for a small (but mighty) team of six to pursue The Shift’s goal: to build a global movement to secure the right to housing. The discussion turns to a brainstorming of future themes and guests for the podcast...


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 2021-04-14  45m
 
 

episode 9: The Battle of Berlin - People, Courts and a Bunch of Billionaires


It was a radical experiment – impose a rent cap on apartments in Berlin so that tenants wouldn’t be priced out of the city by the big money actors moving in. It was challenged in the courts by Members of Parliament – litigation supported by a lobby of institutional landlords. On 15 April 2021, the highest court in Germany struck down the rent cap, ruling that the Berlin state government had exceeded its jurisdiction...


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 2021-04-21  45m
 
 

episode 10: Greece Without the Greeks - When the Vultures Grabbed Athens


After more than a decade of austerity measures, recession, and unemployment, Athens has seen a big shift in the makeup of homeownership, a shift that comes at the expense of residents and that benefits big business. In a country where homeownership has historically been high, more and more properties have gone into foreclosure and been sold to nameless buyers as a result of Greece’s financial crisis...


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 2021-04-28  41m
 
 
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