A World to Win

A new podcast from Tribune and Grace Blakeley

A World to Win is a podcast from Grace Blakeley and Tribune bringing you a weekly dose of socialist news, theory and action with guests from around the world.

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The podcast aims to educate and inform listeners about the current and historical struggles of socialists in different parts of the world, and to instil a sense of global solidarity by encouraging listeners to take action in support of different campaigns and movements.

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This week, Grace speaks to Aeron Davis, professor of political communication. They discuss the power of the Treasury and how the financialisation of the UK economy has eroded democracy.

Grace speaks to Milena Ansari, international advocacy officer at Addameer, the Palestinian prisoner support and human rights organization. They discuss the horrendous practice of administrative detention and the role of the Israeli justice system in upholding the occupation and the oppression of Palestinians.

This week Grace speaks to historian David Broder about Italian fascism in the wake of recent elections in which the far-right party led by Giorgia Meloni, the Brothers of Italy, came to power. They discuss the longer-term background of the rise of fascism, which David will be covering in his forthcoming book, Mussolini's Grandchildren.

On this week's podcast, Grace speaks to Ben Tarnoff, author of Internet for the People. They discuss the history of the web's enclosure and privatisation – and how we could build a different model for the future.

This week, Grace speaks to Ruth Wilson Gilmore, prison abolitionist and scholar. They discuss who is profiting from the criminal justice system, how existing institutions within the system serve to support and reinforce capitalist social relations, and what a socialist conception of justice looks like.

This week, Grace talks to Natasha Josette and Olly Armstrong about their community organising project, Breathe. They discuss challenges and opportunities associated with community organising, how it can be linked up with other elements of political strategy like the labour movement and electoral politics, and how you can begin this sort of grassroots work in your own area.

This week, Grace is joined by Mareile Pfannebecker and James A. Smith to discuss their book Work Want Work: Labour and Desire at the End of Capitalism. They discuss why we are working so hard, what kind of work is valued, and what a post-work future might look like.

This week, Grace talks to Andrew Murray, former advisor to Jeremy Corbyn. They discuss his forthcoming book, Is Socialism Possible in Britain? Reflections on the Corbyn Years, which examines the Corbyn moment within the long history of the Labour Party.

This week, Grace is joined by James Schneider, former Head of Strategic Communications for Jeremy Corbyn, to talk about his book Our Bloc: How We Win. They discuss the challenges facing the Left in the UK and around the world—and how we can bring together the disparate parts of our movement responding to the cost of living and climate crises into a coherent bloc to build power.

This week, Grace speaks to Phil Burton-Cartledge about why there's a dearth of Tory talent, and whether Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss have any answers to long-term issues facing both the country and the Conservative Party itself.

This week, Grace speaks to Mike Savage, author of The Return of Inequality, about the renewed focus on inequality in politics – and how different forms of inequality are inextricably linked.

This week, Grace speaks to Vicky Spratt, author of the book Tenants: The People on the Frontline of Britain's Housing Emergency. They discuss the multiple problems that tenants in the UK face - and how they are fighting back.

This week, Grace speaks to Eddie Dempsey, Senior Assistant General Secretary of the RMT, about the strike action being taken by the rail union up and down Britain.

This week, Grace talks to Kojo Koram, lecturer in law at Birkbeck and author of The War on Drugs and the Global Colour Line. They discuss Mayor of London Sadiq Khan's plan to conduct a review on the legalisation of cannabis, the roots of criminalisation, the neoliberal roots of the war on drugs, and why decriminalisation will save lives.

This week, Grace talks to John Bellamy Foster, professor of sociology at the University of Oregon and editor of Monthly Review. They discuss Marx's theory of nature and the relationship between humanity and nature under capitalism.

Grace talks to brilliant young climate campaigner Mikaela Loach about her work trying to shut down oil production in the North Sea, taking the government to court over fossil fuel subsidies, and the best ways to organise among Gen Z!