A look at the use of bankruptcy as a weapon against the labor movement, and the repercussions of Delphi filing for Chapter 11 for companies like GM, with retired autoworker Dianne Feeley and Chris Kutalik of Labor Notes. And journalist Liza Featherstone talks about the way retail giant Wal-Mart is trying to deflect mounting negative … Continued
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.
Do racial disparities in health exist in this country — and if so, what are the causes and what’s being done? A report entitled "Closing the Gap: Solutions to Race-Based Health Disparities" lays out the issues and challenges.
A postmortem on the Katrina disaster, including a look at how neoliberal policies under the Clinton and Bush administrations have undermined the health of America’s cities and outsourced public services to the private sector. With urban sociologist Eric Klinenberg.
One of society’s strongest messages is that lifelong monogamous love is the ticket to a happy, secure life. But who or what is pointing us in the direction of long-term coupledom, and why? Laura Kipnis examines the social and political implications of the marriage ideal.
The death toll for US soldiers in Iraq has now officially passed two thousand and yet the occupation goes on, more Iraqis die everyday, and there seems to be no end in sight. There are few people who know more about the lead up to the invasion of Iraq and its gruesome occupation than former … Continued
Organizers often talk about connecting the dots. Apparently isolated injustices, they argue, are all manifestations of the same system. So how does this system work, and what can we do about it? Jaron Browne and Steve Williams talk about Towards Land, Work & Power, written by a committee of POWER.
Mahmood Mamdani discusses his book Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: America, the Cold War, and the Roots of Terror.
Irrational thinking may sometimes be harmless and even amusing, but according to Francis Wheen idiotic policy-making and crazy ideas on both the right and the left have hurt countless people around the globe. Wheen focuses on the last quarter-century in his book How Mumbo-Jumbo Conquered the World.
The award-winning film "Life Running Out of Control" looks at the potential dangers posed by genetically modified organisms or GMOs.
Mike Davis talks about the looming danger of a bird flu pandemic and its connection to global ecological and economic changes wrought by neo-liberal capitalism.