Nonviolence according to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi was not, of course, simply an absence of violence. The two men developed, in different locales and contexts, theories and practices of nonviolence explained by Clayborne Carson and Dennis Dalton.
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.
A look at the election as president of Bolivia of indigenous leftist leader Evo Morales and the obstacles that he may face, with Larry Birns of the Council on Hemispheric Affairs and journalist Daphne Eviatar.
Has the US become a fascist state? Henry Giroux is author of a new book entitled Against the New Authoritarianism.
Deeply engaged with issues of race, culture and identity, the award-winning writer Charles Johnson is a philosopher by training. His latest book, a collection of short stories, touches upon more than a few questions about life’s meaning, social justice, and navigating difference. (Encore presentation.)
Host Sasha Lilley speaks with Lila Rajiva, author of The Language of Empire: Abu Ghraib and the American Media, about US torture of prisoners in Iraq, Guantanamo, and elsewhere under the guise of the "war on terror".
Many leftists have been looking back longingly to the days of the "state-led" development strategy of Import Substitution Industrialization in the global South, which had its heyday in the 1950s and 60s. But according to Marxist sociologist Vivek Chibber, ISI’s legacy of economic development was flawed on its own terms and hazardous for labor and … Continued
Actress and activist Jane Fonda talks about her tumultuous life and times, as well as her views on the US occupation of Iraq, with Sasha Lilley.
What happens to the waste we produce after we put it out on the curb? Heather Rogers, author of Gone Tomorrow: The Hidden Life of Garbage talks to Sasha Lilley about the political economy of trash.
How should the left understand the experiment that was the Soviet Union? Moshe Lewin, author of The Soviet Century, talks with host Sasha Lilley about the rise and fall of the USSR.
Chris Rhomberg talks with host Sasha Lilley about the forgotten history of Oakland: the rise of the Klan in the 1920s, the Oakland general strike of 1946, and the explosion of the Black Panthers in the 1960s.