Apr 7, 2011

Ep. 2011-11: Towards a Politics of Solidarity

Broadcast on 7th April 2011 at 9-9.30am on 2SER 107.3fm in Sydney.
With James Hitchcock.

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Protests in Eygpt (Guardian)
The last six months have seen an unprecedented levels of protest and occupations in North Africa and the Middle East protests which have otherthrown two long standing dictators. At the same time there has been some of the largest mobilizations in Europe in a generation against austerity measures. Andin the US a resurgent labor movement in response to tax cuts for the wealthy and pay cuts for public servants.

How did these movements come about? What common threads do they share? And how can movements across the world support each other? “Towards a politics of solidarity” was the theme of Left Forum 2011, which took place at Pace University in New York City from March 18-20. In this week show we play two excerpts from talks presented at the forum. Firstly we will hear from Richard Wolff, Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst and author of the book ‘Capitalism hits the fan’. We will then hear from Paul Mason, economics editor of the BBC’s flagship current affairs program Newsnight and author of the book. Live Working, Die Fighting. Paul mason spoke at the opening plenary

The audio from this weeks show comes courtesy of essentialdissent.blogspot.com and Against the Grain. Check out there websites for more great podcasts and recordings.

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