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What Can Plaid Hope For in the 2021 Election? In Conversation with Adam Price

Laura McAllister discusses and debates topics including the Welsh Government’s response to Covid-19, coalition governments, independence and the future of the left; offering an in-depth analysis of Plaid’s chances in the forthcoming elections.

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Housing as a Human Right

In a series that proposes how society could change for the better in response to Covid-19, Dan Evans argues that the pandemic demonstrates how a radical improvement in housing rights is possible, and reveals how class inequality is the root of housing problems across ‘urban’ and ‘rural’ Wales. How can grassroots activism address this?

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The World is on Fire – Don’t Rebuild a Replica

Faith Rhiannon Clarke interviewed Butetown human rights lawyer Hussein Said on why Black lives matter in environmental activism. As people of colour are already disproportionately suffering the effects of climate change worldwide, what can the green movement do to dismantle racial hierarchies?

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We Live in a Time of Cholera: Pandemics Past and Present

Paul O’Leary discusses why some pandemics dominate the headlines and others are forgotten. He looks at the narratives that pandemics generate: whether disease as an allegory of political malaise or a catalyst for radical reform. What will be the legacy of Covid‐19?

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