Western economies were suffering anaemic growth even before the Covid-19 slowdown, and they won't recover with a vaccine alone – we need bold government intervention to avoid another lost decade.
On this week's show, Grace Blakeley is joined by Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham to discuss how the government's response to the Covid-19 crisis has punished the North.
A vaccine might bring Covid-19 under control, but it won't undo the damage to the economy – only radical policies can avoid another decade of wage stagnation and rising inequality.
In this week's A World to Win, Grace speaks to Rutger Bregman, author of Utopia for Realists and scourge of the tax-avoiding corporate elite at Davos, about human nature, capitalism and the 24-hour news cycle.
On both sides of the Atlantic, a resurgent political centre has declared war on the Left – because it senses an opportunity to return to pro-corporate policies.
Right-wingers have opposed the new lockdown on the basis that it's 'bad for the economy' – but that logic only holds if you see corporate profits as more important than human lives.
On this week's A World to Win, Grace is joined by former Bernie spokesperson Briahna Joy Gray and Jacobin contributing editor Matt Karp to discuss the US election chaos – and what it all means for the Left.
From the rise of multinational corporations to the decline of trade unions, the modern economy has been built to deepen inequality at every turn – and the only way to change it is to empower workers.
On this week's show, Grace Blakeley interviews Labour MP Zarah Sultana about the Tories’ attempts to impose the costs of the pandemic on those least able to bear it – and how the Left can fight back.
This week Grace is joined by Raquel Rolnik – a minister under Lula in Brazil and former UN Special Rapporteur – to discuss the right to housing and the global tenants' movement.
By using his platform to challenge the Tories' woeful response to Covid-19, Andy Burnham has demonstrated what a combative opposition might look like – now it's time to say what it should fight for.
On this week's A World to Win, Grace is joined by Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald to discuss her party's recent rise, Ireland's response to Covid-19 and the prospect of a unity referendum.
Trade unions were essential to building the welfare state and Labour's greatest achievements in government. Any party committed to real social change would want to maintain that relationship.
In this week's episode of A World to Win, Grace Blakeley speaks to former South African minister Rob Davies about his time in government, the challenge of Covid-19 in Africa and how to break the continent's enforced underdevelopment.
With a new wave of lockdowns slowing economic activity, the government's Jobs Support Scheme is nowhere near enough to save jobs. Without further action, Britain is heading for a deep unemployment crisis.
In this episode of A World to Win, Grace speaks to philosopher and activist Cornel West about American politics today – from Black Lives Matter to the Trump presidency and the challenges facing the Left.
A new report from the UN suggests that as many as half a billion jobs could be at risk worldwide from Covid-19. Only ambitious economic policies can meet the scale of the crisis.
On this week's show, Grace Blakeley is joined by Naomi Klein to discuss US politics, the international Left and the case for a Green New Deal to prevent climate chaos.
International law is written for capital, providing the basis for neoliberal globalisation and the exploitation of the Global South – the Left can't afford to be its uncritical champion.
This week, Grace is joined by Jacobin writer Meagan Day to discuss the aftermath of the Bernie campaign, the US presidential election and where the country's Left goes next.