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Grace Blakeley

Grace Blakeley is a staff writer at Tribune and the host of our weekly podcast A World to Win.

84. The Socialist Who Took on Boris w/ Ali Milani

This week, Grace talks to Ali Milani, author of The Unlikely Candidate: What Losing an Election Taught Me About How to Change Politics. They discuss what it was like running against Boris Johnson in 2019, why there’s such a lack of talent in the Labour Party, and advice for young activists.

80. The Roots of Britain’s 50-Year Drug War w/ Kojo Koram

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.

The Coming Debt Crisis

By raising interest rates, the Bank of England has made it harder to repay the mountain of household debt built up during the cost of living crisis – leaving millions exposed to even more unsustainable bills, writes Grace Blakeley.

78. War and Inter-Imperialism w/ Barnaby Raine

Grace is joined by Barnaby Raine, co-author of a recent essay analysing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. They discuss how a world-historic crisis of capitalism is fuelling the growth of nationalist and neo-fascist movements around the world, what that means for world politics, and how the left should respond.

77. Against Ecofascism w/ Sam Moore

In the latest episode, Grace talks to Sam Moore, co-author of The Rise of Ecofascism: Climate Change and the Far Right, about how the climate crisis is being weaponised by reactionaries – and how the left should respond.

No Country for Young People

From record rents to punitive tax hikes and skyrocketing student loan rates, Britain’s elite is forcing young people to pay the cost for economic crisis – and it won’t stop until they organise to fight back.

Landlords Must Be Defeated

Landlords raised rents by the highest percentage ever in 2021. More than 1,200 people died while homeless in the same year. It’s time for tenants to organise – and take back housing from the profiteers.