Speeches by Left luminaries at a World Social Forum panel on "Instruments of Imperialism: War, Finance, and Trade".
Against the Grain
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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.
Same-Sex Partners Under Fire. Gay marriage may become an ugly wedge issue in this year’s elections. But GLBT activists aren’t just pushing for state-sanctioned weddings; many also want the gay- unfriendly US immigration laws changed. Scholar Ann Pellegrini, Immigration Equality’s Adam Francoeur, and immigrant Marta Donayre, now an activist, critique current policy.
At the World Social Forum in Mumbai, India, activists gathered to strategize about the relationship between war-mongering and the global expansion of capital. Walden Bello, Boris Kagarlitsky, Rania Masri and Ji Giles Ungpakorn spoke about the links between corporate power and the occupation of Iraq, the demise of the neoliberal project and the rise of … Continued
A conversation with Thomas Linzey, who works to protect communities and local democratic processes from the designs of agribusiness and other large corporations. Linzey directs the Pennsylvania-based Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund.
Insights into the life and ideas of C.L.R. James, the radical thinker from Trinidad whose ideas on race, class, and oppression have influenced many on the Left.
A conversation with Julie Otsuka, author of When the Emperor was Divine, a novel about the Japanese American internment experience.
John L. Jackson Jr. talks about his book Harlemworld: Doing Race and Class in Contemporary Black America.
Antonio Gramsci wrote most of his important work while in prison in Italy. Almost seventy years after his death, his ideas about domination and civil society continue to resonate. Gramsci expert Joseph Buttigieg underlines some of Gramsci’s key contributions.
A look at the ongoing lawsuit brought by former IBM employees against the company, claiming that the cancers they contracted were caused by chemicals in the workplace.
Local Station Board Special: Featuring candidates Ben Saari, Marnie Tattersall, Jack Lee Chernos, Michael Lubin, Gordon Waters, Willie Ratcliff, Ann Hallatt, and Bill Callison. Hosted by William Walker.