The yellow vests movement (Mouvement des gilets jaunes) had its first set of demonstrations in France on November 17, 2018. Since then, the movement has gained traction and spread throughout Europe. Some of the yellow vests’ demands include a raise in the minimum wage and the resignation of President Emmanuel Macron. But what’s going on […]
Esty Dinur speaks with Leo Panitch, professor of political science at York University and the co-editor of the Socialist Register. The 2018 edition of the annually-produced journal is Rethinking Democracy, which presents a series of essays re-examining liberal democracy and neoliberal capitalism.
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 […]