This week, Grace talks to Kojo Koram, lecturer in law at Birkbeck and author of The War on Drugs and the Global Colour Line. They discuss Mayor of London Sadiq Khan's plan to conduct a review on the legalisation of cannabis, the roots of criminalisation, the neoliberal roots of the war on drugs, and why decriminalisation will save lives.
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This week, Grace talks to John Bellamy Foster, professor of sociology at the University of Oregon and editor of Monthly Review. They discuss Marx's theory of nature and the relationship between humanity and nature under capitalism.
Grace talks to brilliant young climate campaigner Mikaela Loach about her work trying to shut down oil production in the North Sea, taking the government to court over fossil fuel subsidies, and the best ways to organise among Gen Z!
Grace is joined by Barnaby Raine, co-author of a recent essay analysing Russia's invasion of Ukraine. They discuss how a world-historic crisis of capitalism is fuelling the growth of nationalist and neo-fascist movements around the world, what that means for world politics, and how the left should respond.
In the latest episode, Grace talks to Sam Moore, co-author of The Rise of Ecofascism: Climate Change and the Far Right, about how the climate crisis is being weaponised by reactionaries – and how the left should respond.
Grace talks to Kojo Koram, who teaches in the School of Law at Birkbeck College, about who benefitted from the days of Britain’s formal empire, how imperialism continues to this day, and why the right are so keen to keep the culture wars alive.
On this week’s podcast, Grace talks to Sumi Rabindrakumar of the Trussell Trust about the roots of the cost of living crisis, who’s being worst hit, and what could be done to tackle it.
This week, Grace chats to David Wearing, author of 'AngloArabia: Why Gulf Wealth Matters to Britain', about Boris Johnson's recent trip to Saudi Arabia and the UAE – and how the energy crisis will transform world politics.
This week, Grace and Alfie Stirling, Chief Economist of the New Economics Foundation, look ahead to the Chancellor's spring statement – which looks set to contain very few of the measures needed to tackle the cost of living crisis.
This week, Grace speaks to Gary Stevenson of Gary's Economics about the cost of living crisis – where's it coming from, who's paying for it, and what can we do about it.
This week Grace talks to author and academic Susanne Soederberg about the class roots of the global housing crisis, and about resistance to the cycle of debt, eviction, and homelessness.
This week, Grace talks to Max Lawson, Head of Inequality Policy at Oxfam, about why inequality increased so much during Covid, how it's affecting our democracies, and what we need to do about it.
This week, Grace talks to Matt Wrack, General Secretary of the Fire Brigades Union, about why the government is trying to take away firefighters’ right to strike – and how FBU members are organising to resist.
This week, Grace talks to writer and filmmaker Rupert Russell about how apparently random movements in prices, often driven by speculation in the Global North, create tectonic shifts that multiply around the world.
This week, Grace speaks with author Laurie Penny about the resurgence of gendered violence, building a culture of consent, and how women can organise to resist oppression.
This week, Grace Blakeley speaks to writer Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò about how elites have captured identity politics – and how liberation movements can resist establishment co-optation.
This week, Grace talks to author Emma Dowling about the crisis of care facing the world economy, the challenges of organising, and what it would take to genuinely democratise care work.
This week, Grace talks to Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou, associate professor of sociology at UCL, about how mutual cooperation within the uncertainty that characterises life under financial capitalism is building new communities.
This week, Adele Walton speaks with George Monbiot about the Tories' crackdown on democracy through new policing legislation – and how we can resist this authoritarian 'step over the brink'.
This week, Adele Walton speaks to Rupa Marya and Raj Patel about the system of colonial capitalism that reproduces health inequalities worldwide – and how we can transform medicine to achieve health justice.