After a decade of stagnant wages, rising inflation is threatening to drive millions towards the breadline. Forget what the establishment says – it’s time to demand higher wages.
This week, Grace talks to writer and filmmaker Rupert Russell about how apparently random movements in prices, often driven by speculation in the Global North, create tectonic shifts that multiply around the world.
This week, Grace speaks with author Laurie Penny about the resurgence of gendered violence, building a culture of consent, and how women can organise to resist oppression.
Today’s right-wingers are hoping to solve the inflation crisis like they did in the 1970s: through hiking interest rates and suppressing wages. That’s how economists wage class war.
The obscene wealth of the world’s billionaires doesn’t just afford them a luxury lifestyle – it gives them control over the economy the rest of us rely on to live. That’s the reality of capitalism’s ‘free market.’
This week, Grace Blakeley speaks to writer Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò about how elites have captured identity politics – and how liberation movements can resist establishment co-optation.
This week, Grace talks to author Emma Dowling about the crisis of care facing the world economy, the challenges of organising, and what it would take to genuinely democratise care work.
This week, Grace talks to Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou, associate professor of sociology at UCL, about how mutual cooperation within the uncertainty that characterises life under financial capitalism is building new communities.
Early weeks of the pandemic saw many claim that Covid-19 would be a ‘great equaliser’ – but with central banks desperate to inflate asset prices, the crisis has made the global elite richer than ever.
At its most radical, Christian teaching is a condemnation of a world exploited by the rich – and an injunction to fight for the liberation of the world’s poor and oppressed.
This week, Grace speaks to David Wengrow, author of ‘The Dawn of Everything’ along with the late David Graeber, about human history, human nature, and how to change the world.
This week, Grace speaks to writer and researcher Neil Vallelly about utilitarian thinking in capitalism, and its collapse into ‘futilitarianism’ – and the impact of that futility on our individual and collective wellbeing.
The pandemic has seen capitalist governments pivot toward more spending as a response to economic malaise – but unless it empowers workers, there’s nothing socialist about state intervention.
On this week’s episode, Grace speaks to eco-socialist activist and author Chris Saltmarsh about his new book ‘Burnt’ – and how we can build a movement to win a Green New Deal.
Today’s Budget promised both additional spending and a shrinking of the state. These might seem contradictory – but they are part of the same plan: to funnel yet more wealth to Britain’s elite.
This week, Grace speaks to Holly Jean Buck, Assistant Professor of Environment and Sustainability at the University of Buffalo, about what net zero means – and what it’ll take to get there.
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 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.