Behind the News – July 29, 2021

Behind the News

Host Doug Henwood covers the worlds of economics and politics and their complex interactions, from the local to the global.

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Christian Parenti looks at carbon dioxide removal, an underappreciated technology that could stave off climate collapse. And the anthropologist Kareem Rabie talks explores a new town development on the West Bank—has real estate development become the neoliberal substitute for nation building in Palestine? photo: Chris LeBoutillier via Unsplash

Behind the News

Why workers don’t revolt, fighting Amazon in South Africa, the horrors of solitary confinement.

• Political economist Sam Gindin, author of this piece, talks about competition and the working class • Leslie London, director of Observatory Civic Association in Cape Town, South Africa, on a fight against Amazon. The Facebook page for the campaign is here. • Tana Ganeva, a journalist specializing in criminal justice, talks about the prevalence … Continued