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A podcast from Grace Blakeley and Tribune Magazine bringing you a weekly dose of socialist news, theory and action with guests from around the world.

A podcast from Grace Blakeley and Tribune Magazine bringing you a weekly dose of socialist news, theory and action with guests from around the world.


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A podcast from Grace Blakeley and Tribune Magazine bringing you a weekly dose of socialist news, theory and action with guests from around the world.




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WORK WON'T LOVE YOU BACK: An interview with Sarah Jaffe

This week, Grace talks to Sarah Jaffe, journalist and author of Work Won’t Love You Back: How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted, and Alone. They discussed Joe Biden’s first weeks as President, the impact of COVID-19 and climate breakdown in the US, and how the world of work is changing as a result of the pandemic, and how we might resist it. Support us: patreon.com/aworldtowinpod


RIGGED: A discussion of Ugandan politics with Moses Khisa

This week, Grace talks to Moses Khisa, Assistant Professor at the School of Public and International Affairs at North Carolina State University and a research associate with the Centre for Basic Research in Kampala. They discuss the recent elections in Uganda, in which President Yoweri Museveni won his sixth term against populist challenger and former popstar Bobi Wine, and place them in the context of Uganda’s long slide towards authoritarianism and the failed neoliberal reforms of the...


THE WAR ON DISABLED PEOPLE: An interview with Ellen Clifford

This week, Grace talks to Ellen Clifford, author of The War on Disabled People: Capitalism, Welfare and the Making of a Human Catastrophe, who is on the steering committee of DPAC (Disabled People Against Cuts). They discuss successive UK government's breaches of the human rights of disabled people, how the left can be made a more inclusive space for disabled activists, and how the pandemic has affected the lives of disabled people after a decade of austerity. For access to the full...


ACTIVISTS TRIED AS TERRORISTS: An interview with Ben Smoke of the Stansted 15

This week, Grace talks to Ben Smoke, one of the members of the Stansted 15: a group of activists who stopped a mass deportation flight from taking off from Stansted airport in 2017, before being tried under law designed to prosecute terrorists. They discuss the details of the protest and the trial, the government's barbaric approach to migration policy, and why successive Tory governments seem so adept at breaking international human rights law. For the full episode, support us on Patreon:...


NO HOLDING BACK: An interview with Ian Lavery and Laura Smith

This week, Grace talks to Ian Lavery MP, former Chair of the Labour Party, and Laura Smith, former MP for Crewe and Nantwitch, about their new project No Holding Back, which you can find online at https://noholdingback.org.uk and on Twitter @NBack20. We discuss whether the Labour Party is still the party of the working classes, the likely impact of Brexit on the UK, and how the left can rebuild trust with communities across the country in the wake of the pandemic. For the full hour-long...


REMEMBERING LEO PANITCH: A conversation with Max Shanly and Sam Gindin

This week, in a special episode of A World to Win, we remember the brilliant Marxist thinker, activist and public intellectual Leo Panitch. Grace talks to Max Shanly, socialist strategist and organiser and long time friend of Leo's, and Sam Gindin, former director of research for the Canadian Auto Workers Union and Leo's long time collaborator, including on his magnum opus The Making of Global Capitalism. Several of Leo's books - including the Making of Global Capitalism and Searching for...


CUTTING TO THE BONE: An interview with Vijay Prashad

This week, Grace talks to Vijay Prashad, head of the Tricontinenatal Institute for Social Research and author of Washington Bullets: A history of the CIA, Coups and Assassinations. They discuss the recent wave of strikes taking place across India, the rise of the far right in India and across the world, and the mechanisms through which imperial power is exercised in the global economy today - including the use of investor state dispute settlements by international investors to sue...


CHAOS AT THE CAPITAL: An interview with Bhaskar Sunkara

This week, Grace talks to Bhaskar Sunkara, founding editor of Jacobin magazine and author of The Socialist Manifesto: The case for radical politics in an era of extreme inequality. They discuss the events currently taking place in the US, as white supremacists and far right extremists storm the Capitol after the Democrats took control of the Senate in the wake of the victory of Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff in Georgia on Wednesday 6th January - as well as how the US left can work to build a...


CRONY CAPITALISM: An interview with Ana Kasparian

This week, Grace talks to Ana Kasparian, host and executive producer for The Young Turks and now host of Jacobin’s Weekends series. We discuss the media landscape in the US and the importance of alternative media to the socialist movement, the progress towards a stimululs package in the US and how progressives should relate to a Biden presidency. For the full hour-long episode, support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/aworldtowinpod


MUNICIPAL SOCIALISM: An interview with Owen Hatherley

This week, Grace talks to Owen Hatherley, Tribune’s culture editor and author of many books, including his most recent Red Metropolis: Socialism and the government of London. We discuss municipal socialism, regional and class inequality in the UK, and the future of the Labour Party under Keir Starmer. Remember to support us on Patreon for the full hour-long episode at https://patreon.com/aworldtowinpod


#EndSARS: An interview with Sa'eed Husaini

This week Grace is joined by Sa’eed Husaini, socialist activist and contributor to Africa is a Country and Jacobin Magazine, who recently completed a PhD at the University of Oxford and is now living and working in Lagos, Nigeria. We discuss the recent #EndSARS protests, the economic and health impact of COVID 19 in Nigeria, and the history and future of the Nigerian left. For the full hour-long episode, support us on Patreon at https://patreon.com/aworldtowinpod


THE RISE OF THE MOVEMENT-PARTY: An interview with Pablo Bustinduy

This week, Grace is joined by Pablo Bustinduy, former Podemos representative for Madrid in the Spanish Chamber of Deputies, to discuss the impact of the pandemic on Spain’s fragile economy, the challenges posed by the evolution of Podemos from movement-party into coalition government, and the economic, political and social shifts taking place as a result of the pandemic. Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/aworldtowinpod


NORTH BY NORTHWEST: An interview with Andy Burnham

This week I am joined by Andy Burnham, former Labour MP and current Labour mayor of Greater Manchester. We talk about the impact that COVID-19 has had on the North of England, what cities like Manchester are doing to tackle climate breakdown and the housing crisis, and why the left needs to embrace a socialist devolution agenda. For the full episode, support us on Patreon at https://patreon.com/aworldtowinpod


SURVIVAL OF THE FRIENDLIEST: An interview with Rutger Bregman

This week, Grace speaks to Rutger Bregman, historian, author of Utopia for Realists and Humankind, and scourge of the tax avoiding corporate elite at Davos, about human nature, capitalism and the 24 hour news cycle. For the full hour long-episode, support us on Patreon: https://Patreon.com/aworldtowinpod


US ELECTION SPECIAL: Interviews with Briahna Joy Gray and Matt Karp

This week, Grace talks to Briahna Joy Gray, Bernie Sanders' former Press Secretary and host of the Bad Faith podcast, and Matt Karp, Jacobin contributing editor and associate professor of history at Princeton University. As the results continued to roll in throughout the day on Wednesday, Grace discussed with her guests the roots of the Biden landslide that never was, and where the left should go next. The full episode is free for all listeners this week, but if you want access to the full...


ENDING THATCHERISM: An interview with Zarah Sultana

This week, Grace talks to newly elected Labour MP for Coventry South, and member of the Socialist Campaign Group, Zarah Sultana about the the Tories’ attempts to impose the costs of the pandemic on those least able to bear it, the lessons the left can learn from Corbynism, and why we need to fight for a transformative global Green New Deal in the wake of this crisis. Support us on Patreon so we can continue to bring you the podcast: https://patreon.com/aworldtowinpod


HOUSING IS A HUMAN RIGHT: An interview with Raquel Rolnik

This week, Grace is joined by Raquel Rolnik, former Minister under Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, former UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing, author of the brilliant book Urban Warfare, and currently Professor of Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Sao Paolo. They discuss the rise of Bolsanaro, the looming evictions crisis in Brazil, the UK and around the world, and the struggle to build a global tenants' movement. Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/aworldtowinpod


A NEW REPUBLIC: An interview with Mary Lou McDonald

This week, Grace is joined by Mary Lou McDonald, leader of Sinn Fein, to discuss the issues that drove the party's dramatic rise in this year’s general election, the impact of the pandemic on the Irish economy, and Sinn Fein’s proposals for a unification poll in the event of a no deal Brexit. Like this week's episode? Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/aworldtowinpod


THE CRISIS BEFORE THE CRISIS: An interview with Rob Davies

This week, Grace talks to Rob Davies, senior figure in the South African Communist Party and former South African Minister for Trade and Industry. They discuss the impact of COVID-19 on South Africa and the rest of the Continent, the hegemony of the ANC over South African politics, and the challenges of developing an industrial strategy in a highly financialised, highly unequal, semi-perhipheral economy. Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/aworldtowinpod


DOMINATION AND LIBERATION: An interview with Dr Cornel West

Grace speaks to the legendary philosopher, activist, author and artist Dr Cornel West about Black Lives Matter and the US elections, socialist spirituality and culture, American imperial power and the seeds of liberation to be found in the idea of radical democracy. For the full episode, support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Aworldtowinpod