What’s the history of global capitalism, and how has the United States shaped global economic policy? What caused the financial crisis, and how was it able to send shockwaves throughout the world? And what should we make of trade agreements, particularly with recent statements made by Donald Trump? Our guest is Leo Panitch, a distinguished […]
One of the great challenges facing workers’ movements is how fast the capitalist-fueled world changes. The monied class, it seems, is always one step ahead. Try to unionize grocery store workers, and they get replaced by self-checkout machines. Try to pool workers’ money for political action, and your state legislature enacts right-to-work. In his new […]
Andrew Fisher is a food security expert, anti-hunger activist, and an Adjunct Instructor at the Portland State University School of Public Health. His recent book Big Hunger: The Unholy Alliance between Corporate America and Anti-Hunger Groups from MIT Press describes the way anti-hunger and food insecurity campaigns became intertwined with big business, and what we can […]
Professor Tanya Golash Boza joins Esty Dinur to talk about her book “Deported: Immigrant Policing, Disposable Labor and Global Capitalism.” The program explores the history of mass deportations in this country to try and understand the deep reasons for the current immigrant hysteria. Professor Golash-Boza will be giving a lecture next Friday, March 31, 3 pm, at Agriculture Hall […]
What is the case for establishing a post-capitalist democracy that serves people over corporations? Today host Yuri Rashkin spoke with Robert McChesney on his book “Blowing the Roof Off the 21st Century: Media, Politics,” the unprecedented power of the prison-industrial complex, role of media and what comes next after capitalism.
Have you ever wondered about the roots of the surveillance apparatus in the United States? Scholar Bob McChesney would like to introduce you to General Eisenhower.