"The Communist Manifesto," written by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, has been rediscovered in recent years by Wall Street Bankers and radical activists alike. Phil Gasper talks about whether the Manifesto is still relevant today, in a full-length interview with host Sasha Lilley.
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 discussion of the history and legacy of the radical organization the Weather Underground with Dan Berger author of "Outlaws of America: The Weather Underground and the Politics of Solidarity" and host Sasha Lilley.
A look at the life of the legendary playwright and poet Bertolt Brecht on the 50th anniversary of his death.
What happens to the waste we produce after we put it out on the curb? Journalist Heather Rogers talks about the alarming political economy of trash.
SEIU unionist Jim Straub talks about organizing low-wage service workers in Las Vegas and around the US, with host Sasha Lilley.
How should the left view Hezbollah? Is it a terrorist organization as the US government claims? Is it the face of anti-imperialism in the Middle East? Or is it more complex than that? Lebanese Marxist Gilbert Achcar and cultural anthropologist Lara Deeb discuss Hezbollah’s rise at the expense of the left and the prospects for … Continued
Anthony Platt’s book "Bloodlines," which begins with the Huntington Library announcing its ownership of an original copy of the Nuremberg Laws, explores anti-Semitism, German and US eugenics, and the responsibilities of cultural institutions.
Does the mainstream media present accurate and unbiased information about race and racism? If not, what can progressives do about it? Hunter Cutting and Makani Themba-Nixon discuss their book "Talking the Walk: A Communications Guide for Racial Justice."
Nathaniel Tripp discusses his book "Confluence: A River, The Environment, Politics, and The Fate of All Humanity."