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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.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Contact:

+44 7795 277745


Episodes

Turning the Earth into Money w/ John Bellamy Foster

5/11/2022
This week, Grace talks to John Bellamy Foster, professor of sociology at the University of Oregon and editor of Monthly Review. They discuss Marx's metabolic theory of nature and the "metabolic rift" that shapes the relationship between humanity and nature under capitalism, as well as the ongoing relevance of the theory of monopoly capital put forward by Monthly Review founders Paul Baran and Paul Sweezy. You can support our work on the show by becoming a patron. Thanks to our producer...

Duration:00:54:50

The Radicalism of Hope w/ Mikaela Loach

5/4/2022
This week, Grace talks to brilliant young climate campaigner Mikaela Loach about her work trying to shut down oil production in the North Sea, taking the government to court over fossil fuel subsidies, and the best ways to organise among Gen Z! Mikaela has been involved with campaigns such as Stop Cambo, Stop Jackdaw, and Paid to Pollute. You can support our work on the show by becoming a patron. Thanks to our producer Conor Gillies and to the Lipman-Miliband Trust for making this episode...

Duration:00:54:48

War and Inter-Imperialism w/ Barnaby Raine

4/27/2022
This week, Grace is joined by Barnaby Raine, co-author of a recent essay for Salvage magazine analyzing Russia's invasion of Ukraine through the lens of rising nationalism, a feature of global politics especially since the 2008 financial crisis. They discuss this world-historic crisis of capitalism, how it is fueling the growth of nationalist and neo-fascist movements around the world, what that means for world politics, and how the left should respond. Hear the full episode and support our...

Duration:00:40:05

Against Ecofascism w/ Sam Moore

4/20/2022
This week, Grace talks to Sam Moore, co-author with Alex Roberts of The Rise of Ecofascism: Climate Change and the Far Right. Sam and Alex host their own podcast, 12 Rules for WHAT, which focuses on the rise of the far right. They discuss how far-right politicians are weaponising the climate crisis to build support for an extremist, exclusionary politics based on "batteries, bombs, and borders," how this links to a longer history of right-wing environmentalism, and how the left should...

Duration:00:42:29

Who Benefited from Britain's Empire? w/ Kojo Koram

4/13/2022
Grace talks to Kojo Koram, who teaches in the School of Law at Birkbeck College and is the author of Uncommon Wealth: Britain and the Aftermath of Empire, about why the government is trying to change the curriculum to include a more 'balanced' perspective on Britain's empire. We ask who actually benefited from the days of formal empire, how imperialism continues to this day, and why the right are so keen to keep the culture wars alive. You can support our work on the show by becoming a...

Duration:00:41:45

Foodbank Britain w/ Sumi Rabindrakumar

4/6/2022
This week, Grace talks to Sumi Rabindrakumar of the Trussell Trust, a charity that is on the front lines of the cost of living crisis, providing emergency food support to those who need it, as well as campaigning to change government policy with a view to tackling poverty up and down the UK. They discuss the roots of the current crisis, who is being most affected, and what could be done to tackle it. You can support our work on the show by becoming a patron. Thanks to our producer Conor...

Duration:00:39:38

Imperialism and the Energy Crisis w/ David Wearing

3/30/2022
This week, Grace chats to David Wearing, post-doctoral researcher at SOAS and author of AngloArabia: Why Gulf Wealth Matters to Britain. They discuss Boris Johnson's recent trip to Saudi Arabia and the UAE, and how the global energy crisis is likely to transform world politics. You can support our work on the show by becoming a patron. Thanks to our producer Conor Gillies and to the Lipman-Miliband Trust for making this episode possible.

Duration:00:40:32

The War on the Poor w/ Alfie Stirling

3/23/2022
Grace and Alfie Stirling, Chief Economist of the New Economics Foundation, dissect the UK Chancellor's spring statement. it looks set to contain very few of the measures that would be necessary to tackle the cost of living crisis (which we discussed last week with Gary Stevenson). Rishi Sunak will say there's no money left to support people forced to choose between eating and heating, but have the Tories grossly underestimated the extent of this crisis, and will it come back to bite...

Duration:00:31:29

The Cost of Living Crisis w/ Gary Stevenson

3/16/2022
NEW SHOW ALERT! This week, A World to Win is expanding and launching a new format for the podcast. In addition to our regular long-form interviews, every other week Grace will host shorter, more topical discussions with one of a regular group of guests. On this episode, it's Gary Stevenson of Gary's Economics talking about the cost of living crisis—where's it coming from, who is paying for it, and what can we do about it? Check out Gary's articles in openDemocracy, "Who should pay for the...

Duration:00:34:15

HOUSING AND CLASS STRUGGLE: An interview with Susanne Soederberg

3/9/2022
This week Grace talks to Susanne Soederberg, Professor of Political Economy in Global Development Studies at Queen’s University, Canada about her book Urban Displacements: Governing Surplus and Survival in Global Capitalism. They discuss the class roots of the global housing crisis and the emergence of resistance to the cycle of debt, eviction, and homelessness in some of Europe's major cities. Susanne can be found on Twitter @soederberg1. You can support our work on the show by becoming a...

Duration:00:47:40

INEQUALITY EXPLOSION: An interview with Max Lawson

3/2/2022
This week, Grace talks to Max Lawson, Head of Inequality Policy at Oxfam, about their new report "Inequality Kills," which you can read here: https://www.oxfam.org/en/research/inequality-kills They discuss why inequality has increased so much over the course of the pandemic, how this increase in inequality is affecting our democracies and our ability to tackle issues like the pandemic and climate breakdown, and what we need to do about it. You can support our work on the show by becoming a...

Duration:00:43:49

THE BATTLE FOR TRADE UNION RIGHTS: An interview with Matt Wrack

2/23/2022
This week, Grace talks to Matt Wrack, General Secretary of the Fire Brigades Union, about why the government is trying to take away the firefighters’ right to strike, how FBU members are organising to resist these pressures—as well as fighting for fair wages and better conditions—and the impact of austerity on the fire service and its members. You can support our work on the show by becoming a patron at patreon.com/aworldtowinpod. Thanks to our producer Conor Gillies and to the...

Duration:00:39:34

CAPITAL'S CHAOTIC KINGDOM: An interview with Rupert Russell

2/16/2022
Grace talks to Rupert Russell about his book Price Wars: How the Commodities Markets Made Our Chaotic World, in which he applies insights from chaos theory to the world economy. He looks at how apparently random movements in prices, often driven by speculation in the Global North, can create tectonic shifts that multiply around the world. You can support our work on the show by becoming a patron at patreon.com/aworldtowinpod. Thanks to our producer Conor Gillies and to the Lipman-Miliband...

Duration:00:48:28

FEMINISM AGAINST FASCISM: An interview with Laurie Penny

2/9/2022
This week Grace speaks with Laurie Penny about their new book, Sexual Revolution: Modern Fascism and the Feminist Fightback. They talk about the roots of the resurgence of violence against women, what it means to build a culture of consent, and how women can organize to resist their oppression and exploitation. You can support our work on the show by becoming a patron at patreon.com/aworldtowinpod. Thanks to our producer Conor Gillies and to the Lipman-Miliband Trust for making this episode...

Duration:00:45:03

ELITE CAPTURE: An interview with Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò

2/2/2022
This week, Grace talks to Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò about his two new books, Reconsidering Reparations and Elite Capture: How the Powerful Took Over Identity Politics (and Everything Else). They discuss what "identity politics" actually means, why it's so often contrasted to "class politics," and what socialists need to do to create inclusive, sustainable social movements. You can support our work on the show by becoming a patron at patreon.com/aworldtowinpod. Thanks to our producer Conor Gillies and...

Duration:00:41:50

THE CARE CRISIS: An interview with Emma Dowling

1/19/2022
Grace talks to Emma Dowling about the crisis of care facing the world economy, and why this crisis poses a threat to capitalist social relations. They discuss the commodification and financialisation of the care sector, the challenges of organising, and what it would look like to genuinely democratise care work. Emma Dowling teaches at the University of Vienna and is the author of The Care Crisis: What Caused It and How Can We End It? The book is coming out in paperback in February...

Duration:00:42:34

SPECULATIVE COMMUNITIES: An interview with Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou

1/12/2022
This week, Grace talks to Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou, associate professor of sociology at UCL, about his book Speculative Communities: Living with Uncertainty in a Financialised World. They talk about the formation of a new kind of subject – homo speculans – and how mutual cooperation in the context of the deep and pervasive uncertainty that characterises life under financial capitalism is building new communities and new forms of resistance to financialisation. Find information about...

Duration:00:48:56

THE NEW AUTHORITARIANISM: An interview with George Monbiot

12/22/2021
This week, Adele Walton speaks with George Monbiot, political journalist and author of This Can't Be Happening. They discuss how the Tories are cracking down on democracy with new policing legislation—and how people might resist this authoritarian "step over the brink." You can support our work on the show by becoming a patron at https://www.patreon.com/aworldtowinpod. Thanks to our producer Conor Gillies and to the Lipman-Miliband Trust for making this episode possible.

Duration:00:44:36

THE ANATOMY OF INJUSTICE: An interview with Rupa Marya and Raj Patel

12/16/2021
This week, Adele Walton speaks with Rupa Marya and Raj Patel about their new book Inflamed. They discuss how the system of colonial capitalism reproduces health inequalities globally and how we ought to transform health care and medicine for health justice. You can support our work on the show by becoming a patron at https://www.patreon.com/Aworldtowinpod. Thanks to our producer Conor Gillies and to the Lipman-Miliband Trust for making this episode possible.

Duration:00:30:21

COLONIAL ROOTS OF THE CLIMATE CRISIS: An interview with Asad Rehman

12/1/2021
This week, Adele Walton, filling in for Grace Blakeley, speaks with Asad Rehman, director of War on Want and organiser for climate, racial, economic and social justice. They discuss how global inequality is reproduced by colonial legacies, the impact of structural adjustment plans, and the need for an anticolonial climate justice movement. You can support our work on the show by becoming a patron at patreon.com/aworldtowinpod. Thanks to our producer Conor Gillies and to the Lipman-Miliband...

Duration:00:35:35