The oceans are in turmoil, but unfortunately most of it is out of sight and therefore out of mind. Environmental sociologist Stefano Longo explores the multiple threats to the oceans, from overfishing to coral reef collapse to ocean acidification. He weighs in on whether the notion of the “tragedy of the commons” is sufficient to …
Against the Grain
12:00 PM Pacific Time: Mondays to Wednesdays
In-depth analysis and commentary on a variety of matters — political, economic, social, and cultural — important to progressive and radical thinking and activism. Against the Grain is co-produced and co-hosted by Sasha Lilley and C.S. Soong.
The Marxist economist Yanis Varoufakis took on the leaders of neoliberal capitalism, in a high-stakes battle for the well-being of the Greek people. The former Minister of Finance for Greece spoke last week in Berkeley. In his talk, he discussed the violence necessary for the emergence of capitalism and reflected on the dim view he … Continued
A radio and web media project whose aim is to provide in-depth analysis and commentary on a variety of matters — political, economic, social and cultural — important to progressive and radical thinking and activism.
The history of the 20th century is the history of empire. But did it have to be? We’ll look at various episodes in U.S. war-making, through the lens of award-winning director Oliver Stone, from World War One to World War Two and the development of the atomic bomb, to Vietnam and the proxy wars of … Continued
Jason Barker’s film about Marx’s ideas features Slavoj Zizek, Michael Hardt, and other prominent thinkers.
Civil rights, women’s liberation, the labor movement, battles over the environment: those struggles were fought and won by millions of people, inspired by the ideas of iconoclasts and visionaries. And KPFA and Pacifica were there to capture and record those struggles and the ideas that nurtured them.
More highlights from “Manufacturing Consent,” the award-winning film about Noam Chomsky’s ideas and insights.
Noam Chomsky’s ideas and critiques are featured in the documentary film “Manufacturing Consent.”
Richard Walker discusses his eye-opening book “Pictures of a Gone City: Tech and the Dark Side of Prosperity in the San Francisco Bay Area.”
Few thinkers have shaped the world as much as Karl Marx, although the ways that he changed it may not have been to his liking, as David McNally argues. He discusses the ideas and legacy of Karl Marx, to mark the bicentennial of his birth.
Amid regimes of exploitation and social control, who or what will step forward to save the day? Michael Hardt discusses how people and social movements might come together to achieve fundamental social and political transformation. He believes existing circuits of social cooperation could be harnessed to challenge the efforts of elites to extract and privatize … Continued