Photos of Gillian Mackay, Ellie Chowns, Ben Jamal and Matt Kennard

#BrightGreenLive streams live from 10am to 6pm on the second Sunday of every month – bringing interviews and discussion with key figures from Green Parties, the labour movement, social movements and the arts. Episode 7 features:

  • 10.15: Fergus Green: Senior climate campaigns coordinator at People & Planet. We’ll be discussing the Fossil Free Careers campaign.
  • 11:00: Gillian Mackay: Scottish Green Party MSP. We’ll be discussing the proposed legislation to introduce buffer zones around abortion clinics.
  • 11.45: Matt Kennard: Journalist and co-author of Silent Coup. We’ll be discussing his new book and his thesis that ‘corporations have overthrown democracy’.
  • 13:00- Rachel Eburne: Deputy leader of the Green Group on Mid Suffolk Council. We’ll be looking at how the Green Party took majority control of a council for the first time ever.
  • 14:00 – Anastasia Wiest: Newly elected Green Party councillor in Manchester. We’ll be discussing how Greens can make change in councils with massive Labour majorities.  
  • 14:30: Jo Bird: Green Party councillor in the Wirral. We’ll be discussing her and other ex-Labour councillors’ successful re-election as Greens.
  • 15:00: Ellie Chowns: Green Party councillor in Herefordshire and former MEP. We’ll be looking at what happened in the 2023 local elections in Herefordshire.
  • 16:00: Ben Jamal: Director of Palestine Solidarity Campaign. We’ll be discussing the 75th anniversary of the Nakba and what is happening to commemorate it. 
  • 16:45: Jodie Beck: Policy and campaigns officer at Liberty. After the arrests at the coronation, we will be discussing the Public Order Act and the policing of protests.
  • 17:30: Zoe Nicholson: Green Party councillor in Lewes. We’ll be looking at how the Tories were wiped out on Lewes District Councillor and what the next administration could look like.

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