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 push back?
On the heels of the release of 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.
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Episode #17: Conspiracy Theories, Fake News and Facts – PUSHBACK Talks in the Post-Truth Era.
Episode #14: California’s Rent Control Battle: Big Capital vs Tenants
Episode #18: Get Your Housing Right – A Listener’s Guide to the Right to Housing.
Episode #15: Fighting the Financial Lingo – A Pushback Dictionary
Episode #19: London Calling- The New Hunger & Poverty in the UK – A Conversation with The Guardian’s Patrick Butler.
Episode #12: Shift the Focus, Shoot the Messenger, Kill the Message
Episode #16: Exiting the Domain of Money – A Conversation with Saskia Sassen
Episode #20: The Spanish Tenants Movement – From Resistance to Rewriting the Law – A Conversation with Jaime Palomera Zaidel.