This week, Grace speaks to author and Tribune culture editor Owen Hatherley about socialism in local government, regional inequalities, and the past and future of the Labour Party.
In this week’s episode of A World to Win, Grace speaks to Africa is a Country contributor Sa’eed Husaini about the #EndSARS protests, the hangovers of empire and the future of socialism in Nigeria.
As the high street was hollowed out by online monopolies, even its giants became reliant on cheap credit. Arcadia proves that in the era of Covid-19 this is no longer enough – and more collapses may follow.
Britain has not ‘maxed out’ its credit card, but it does have a government that wants working people to pay the cost of the pandemic crisis – that’s what the new austerity measures are really about.
In this week’s A World to Win, Grace Blakeley is joined by former Podemos MP Pablo Bustinduy to discuss the party’s roots, its path into government – and the future of the movement-party.
Western economies were suffering anaemic growth even before the Covid-19 slowdown, and they won’t recover with a vaccine alone – we need bold government intervention to avoid another lost decade.
On this week’s show, Grace Blakeley is joined by Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham to discuss how the government’s response to the Covid-19 crisis has punished the North.
A vaccine might bring Covid-19 under control, but it won’t undo the damage to the economy – only radical policies can avoid another decade of wage stagnation and rising inequality.
In this week’s A World to Win, Grace speaks to Rutger Bregman, author of Utopia for Realists and scourge of the tax-avoiding corporate elite at Davos, about human nature, capitalism and the 24-hour news cycle.
On both sides of the Atlantic, a resurgent political centre has declared war on the Left – because it senses an opportunity to return to pro-corporate policies.
Right-wingers have opposed the new lockdown on the basis that it’s ‘bad for the economy’ – but that logic only holds if you see corporate profits as more important than human lives.
On this week’s A World to Win, Grace is joined by former Bernie spokesperson Briahna Joy Gray and Jacobin contributing editor Matt Karp to discuss the US election chaos – and what it all means for the Left.
From the rise of multinational corporations to the decline of trade unions, the modern economy has been built to deepen inequality at every turn – and the only way to change it is to empower workers.
On this week’s show, Grace Blakeley interviews Labour MP Zarah Sultana about the Tories’ attempts to impose the costs of the pandemic on those least able to bear it – and how the Left can fight back.
This week Grace is joined by Raquel Rolnik – a minister under Lula in Brazil and former UN Special Rapporteur – to discuss the right to housing and the global tenants’ movement.
By using his platform to challenge the Tories’ woeful response to Covid-19, Andy Burnham has demonstrated what a combative opposition might look like – now it’s time to say what it should fight for.
On this week’s A World to Win, Grace is joined by Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald to discuss her party’s recent rise, Ireland’s response to Covid-19 and the prospect of a unity referendum.
Philosopher and activist Cornel West discusses the US presidential election, the role of spirituality in politics – and why a radical democratic vision is necessary to overcome capitalism and build a better society.
Trade unions were essential to building the welfare state and Labour’s greatest achievements in government. Any party committed to real social change would want to maintain that relationship.
In this week’s episode of A World to Win, Grace Blakeley speaks to former South African minister Rob Davies about his time in government, the challenge of Covid-19 in Africa and how to break the continent’s enforced underdevelopment.