Frances Ryan discusses the impact that austerity has had on disabled people and Helen Davidson discusses the Hong Kong protests.
This podcast made me very angry. The effects Tory austerity has had on disabled people in the UK. After a lot of hard-won gains for disability rights in the 80s and 90s, the Cameron government rolled most of those gains back in the bogus pursuit of austerity.
James Butler is joined by James Meadway, former advisor to John McDonnell, to discuss the economics of Corbynism: the roots and aftermath of the 2008 crash, the new policy horizons of the Labour left, and a socialist economics for the 21st century.
Good discussion about some ideas for a socialist economics for the 21st century. Lots of stuff in there, including some positive mentions of decentralised manufacturing and energy, and cooperatives.
Jon sits down with Brett to discuss Gothic Marxism. Topics Include: Gothic literature, Karl Marx, Neoliberalism as a mode and style of vacuous politics, Nihilism, Nostalgia, Postmodernism, Centrism, Films as Cultural Dreams, Zombies, Vampires, and much, much more!
Interesting thoughts on the interpretation of current political/economic state of a society through its horror (art and movies). I’m not really a big horror fan, but I certainly like the idea of art and culture as lenses on society.
Didn’t know much about this, but there’s a pretty dark history to the origins of policing – intertwined with colonialism, slavery, and industrial capitalism. And plenty of present issues, like the militarisation of the police force. Like, for example, does the local police really need grenade launchers?
“We have to open source everything so the potential for the accumulation of capital no longer exists.”
Upstream make good podcasts, and this is a good podcast on the idea of a basic income guarantee. It’s not going to end any debates on the topic, but still an enjoyable listen.