There has been a lot of commentary about how the Tories are ‘moving left’ on the economy, but their newly interventionist policies won’t help workers – they are designed to prop up British capitalism.
This week, Grace speaks to Paul Dennett, the city-mayor of Salford, and Matthew Brown, the leader of Preston City Council, about why explicitly socialist campaigns defied Labour’s election downturn.
On this week’s episode, Grace speaks to Jacobin staff writer Alex Press about Amazon’s worker exploitation, its union busting, and its avoidance of basic regulation in its quest to become the ‘everything store’ – plus how workers are fighting back.
The devastating Covid-19 crisis in India reveals the tragic consequences of global inequality – and the only way to prevent further disasters is to challenge the power of Western states and big corporations.
This week, Grace talks to author and organiser Harsha Walia about the role of borders in capitalism and imperialism, and how the Left can resist right-wing populism in the age of nationalism.
In the latest episode of A World to Win, Grace Blakeley is joined by Mat Lawrence and Laurie Laybourn-Langton to discuss their new book ‘Planet on Fire’ – and how we can organise against climate disaster.
The Greensill scandal isn’t a story about a few bad apples, it reveals how British capitalism works – politicians using state power to enrich private corporations while the public picks up the tab.
The political centre sells itself as the answer to our democratic crisis, but it was their technocratic reforms that hollowed out politics – and facilitated the rise of the far-right.
This week, Grace speaks to Doug Henwood, author of Wall Street: How it Works and For Whom, about Biden’s stimulus package and what’s been going on in US stock markets – plus how workers can organise post-Covid.
Across the West, governments are plotting pandemic recoveries which will enrich asset-owners and squeeze workers – it’s time to build coalitions that can fight back against the next phase of capitalist inequality.
In this week’s episode, Grace speaks to Adom Getachaw, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago, about racial capitalism and how the aftershocks of imperialism continue to affect our world.
One year ago, Keir Starmer was elected leader on a promise to make Labour a ‘real opposition’ again – instead, he has consistently failed to push back against the most right-wing government in living memory.
In this week’s episode, recorded before the Ever Given incident, Grace speaks to academic and writer Laleh Khalili about the role of global shipping role in networks of state power, corporate sovereignty, and imperialism.
This week, Grace talks to Shami Chakrabarti – barrister, human rights campaigner, and former Shadow Attorney General under Jeremy Corbyn – about the Police Crackdown Bill and the wider Tory assault on civil liberties.
The response to yesterday’s protests in Bristol is a reminder that the liberal commentariat would have bitterly condemned the very movements that struggled to win the rights they now claim to defend.
As the anniversary of the WHO’s declaration of a pandemic approaches, Grace speaks to Eugene Richardson, Harvard’s Assistant Professor of Global Health, about how capitalism produces huge health inequalities – and what we can do about it.
Capitalism is often presented as synonymous with freedom, but when the ruling class meets resistance it responds with violence – and exposes the coercion that sustains a deeply unequal system.
In a special International Women’s Day episode of A World to Win, Grace speaks to academic and author and Kristen Ghodsee about the failures of liberal feminism, and about how socialism can help us build happier, healthier relationships.
International Women’s Day has radical roots, but its contemporary incarnation has been co-opted by corporate elites – it’s time to put the women workers who keep our society running back at its heart.
The Labour leadership’s attempt to brand a corporation tax rise as ‘austerity’ is politically inane, economically backwards and a gift to the Tories. But they won’t mind – the only real aim is to signal that Corbynism is over.