The New Economy in NI, Part 2: New Narratives
The 'Alternative Economists', Mary McManus, Tiziana O'Hara, Bridget Meehan and Lee Robb return for part 2 of the New Economy NI series, to address the need for new narratives around the economy - and community - as well as some of the obstacles ('glass ceilings') the movement faces. Visit our YouTube channel for the video version.Find out more here: https://thecombination.org.uk/
Building the New Economy in Northern Ireland
The old dominant extractive, neoliberal political economic model has crashed; grassroots economic democracy must be at the heart of the new; and a major transition in that direction may just be under way - including here in Northern Ireland. Maurice Macartney talks to 'the Alternative Economists', Mary McManus, Tiziana O'Hara, Bridget Meehan and Lee Robb about community wealth building, cooperatives, mutual banking, repair cafés and more, in this podcast version of the Combination film, featuring extracts from an Imagine Festival event from March 2021.For the video: https://bit.ly/new-economy-ni-1For more information: https://thecombination.org.uk/
Cooperatives in Northern Ireland
To mark Cooperatives Fortnight (22 June - 5 July) Maurice talks to Tiziana O'Hara of Cooperative Alternatives and Ellie Perrin, who is writing a PhD thesis on this episode's topic: the cooperative movement in Northern Ireland.Visit thecombination.org.uk for more on this subject!
Compassion unconfined: a restorative approach to climate justice
In episode 8 Maurice talks to Tanya Jones (https://www.greenlassie.com/) about her research on the concept of restorative justice, how that approach relates to the issue of climate injustice, and how the present crisis – the episode was recorded during the COVID-19 lockdown – will provide both challenges and opportunities for those who simply want to return us to ‘business as usual’ as fast as possible, but also for those who are determined to build a more equitable, sustainable, democratic, and just political and economic system.
The Crank and the Commonwealth
A special edition of the CombOver for May Day 2020, in which Maurice looks at the mechanisms driving up inequality and calls for us to combine to turn the gearing of the 'crank economy' from the vertical to the horizontal - to build a new common-wealth.Music by makisoundscape (from the Strangford Suite)