Right-wingers have recently discovered the cost of living crisis, and sought to blame it on workers – but it has its roots in an economy built to enrich a tiny minority at the majority’s expense.
This week, Grace speaks to researcher and author Phil Jones about when ‘automation’ is actually just poorly-paid microwork – and how those workers can organise to resist exploitation.
The pandemic has seen capitalist governments pivot towards more spending as a response to economic malaise – but unless it empowers workers, there’s nothing socialist about state intervention.
The past year has exposed the myth that central banks are neutral bodies which exist outside of politics – and made clear that their crucial economic functions must be brought under democratic control.
Keir Starmer’s leaders speech was the longest in recent memory, but contained hardly any substance – an admission that Labour under his watch won’t respond to crisis with any great ambition for change.
This week, Grace speaks to Geoff Mann, Professor of Geography at Simon Fraser University, about neoliberalism, state power, and why democracy is so important to anti-capitalist struggle today.
This week, Grace speaks with Phil Burton-Cartledge, author of ‘Falling Down: The Conservative Party and the Decline of Tory Britain’ about why, contrary to appearances, the Tories might be in decline.
This week, Grace speaks to Kyle Lewis and Will Stronge, authors of ‘Overtime’, about the historical struggle for a shorter working week – and why it should be a central demand of labour movements today.
This week, Grace speaks to writer Shon Faye about transphobia in the UK, why the transgender issue is also a class issue, and how socialists can support trans rights.
This week, Grace speaks to author and academic Ashok Kumar about how monopsony capitalism reshapes global value chains – and about how those changes affect worker power.
This week, Grace speaks to author and political scientist Thea Riofrancos about the IPCC report, the limits of green capitalism, and how the Left can chart a path to decarbonisation.
This week, Grace speaks to Nick Hayes, author of The Book of Trespass, about the relationship between enclosure and capitalism – and how we can protect our right to roam.
This week, Grace talks to researchers Adrienne Buller and Ben Braun about where the power really lies in big corporations – and whether worker ownership can change the game.
This week, Grace speaks to former Labour leader and current Shadow Secretary for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Ed Miliband about fighting inequality and climate crisis, and his new book, Go Big: How to Fix Our World.
The Tories have labelled today ‘Freedom Day,’ perpetuating the myth of their commitment to liberty – but their attacks on civil liberties and the means to live a decent life show how little they care about freedom.
This week, Grace speaks to author and academic Linsey McGoey about how politicians exploit the difference between ignorance and deliberate misinformation, and why, if ‘knowledge is power’, ignorance can be too.
The racist abuse directed at England players after the Euro final has been written off as the moral failing of a minority – but in reality it is embedded in the structures and institutions of our society.
This week, Grace speaks to writer and historian Peter Mitchell about how the memory of empire manifests in today’s politics, how Labour supports that trend, and how the Left should respond to emotive calls for a return to a better age.
Despite early predictions that the pandemic would be a ‘great leveller,’ it’s increasingly clear that Covid-19 has helped major corporations increase their power – and only worker organising can fight back.
Liberalism is often framed as the politics of human rights and individual freedom, but its origins lie just as much in a fear of the masses – and only understanding that anti-democratic impulse can clarify its purpose.