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.
From his academic work to Occupy Wall Street and his support for Corbynism, the driving conviction of David Graeber's life was that human beings are good – and capable of building a better world.
Grace hosts a show paying tribute to leftist anthropologist David Graeber, who died this month.
The US stock market had its best August since 1984 – but it means little for the real economy. Stock markets today are casinos for the rich inflated by central bank policies and corporate monopolies.
Grace Blakeley is joined by Walden Bello – academic, author, human rights campaigner – to discuss the history of the Philippines, campaigning against US imperialism and neoliberal globalisation.
Inequality was steep in Britain before the pandemic, but those who entered this crisis with insecure work, low pay and high rents will leave it even worse off – if we want a better future, it's time to organise.
In the second episode of A World to Win, Grace discusses the rise of Latin America's new right-wing with Guillaume Long, former foreign minister of Ecuador under Rafael Correa.
Jeremy Corbyn didn't win, but he fought for socialist politics even when it was difficult – if we are to have any hope of achieving radical change in our lifetimes, we must do the same.
In the first episode of A World to Win, Grace interviews former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn about the past five years, the government's handling of the pandemic – and the future of socialism.
A preview episode of our new podcast 'A World to Win,' which will provide socialist views and analysis on a weekly basis from Grace Blakeley and her guests.
The 'Eat Out to Help Out' campaign won't save jobs, but it will hand over millions of pounds in subsidies to major corporations – and set the ball rolling on Rishi Sunak's leadership campaign.
After the last economic crisis, government policies drove wages down, inequality up and the economy into permanent stagnation – we can't let them get away with it again.
Billionaires like Jeff Bezos aren't obscenely wealthy because they work harder but because their corporate empires drain society's resources – and we'd all be better off without them.
The Tories' recent announcements won't be enough to prevent a deep economic crisis – we need a bold alternative from the Left that argues for investment in jobs, public ownership and democratisation.
In ordinary times, today's announcements by Rishi Sunak would be significant – but given the scale of the economic crisis Britain faces they fall far short of the intervention required.
Many commentators are predicting a V-shaped recovery, but what we're seeing today is only a temporary reprieve – the worst of the economic crisis is yet to come.
New research suggests that, in the 2019 election, more low-income voters backed the Tories than Labour for the first time. The party's decision to side with the establishment over Brexit was the final straw.