Dispatches from the rustbelt: Rockford, Illinois, USA

Dispatches from the rustbelt: Rockford, Illinois, USA

815 mutual aid is a collective dedicated to providing mutual aid (food, medicine, care and support) in the Rockford area through the Coronavirus crisis. The “crisis” is a product of our racial capitalist system that we as a collective oppose. We are a pro-feminist, pro-LGBTQIA, abolitionist, anti-racist and anti-colonial organization. In our work, we aim […]

Why are there so many infections and deaths in Montreal?

Why are there so many infections and deaths in Montreal?

Mostafa Henaway is a longtime community organizer at the Immigrant Workers Centre in Montreal which organizes with precarious im/migrant workers for their status, workplace dignity regardless of their status from undocumented workers, to temporary foreign workers, and those living with precarious status fighting for workplace and immigrant justice. Mostafa Henaway has also been a long-time […]

Radical politics and the struggle for freedom

Radical politics and the struggle for freedom

Blair Taylor is program director of the Institute for Social Ecology, a popular education center for ecological scholarship and advocacy founded in 1974. He holds a PhD in Political Science from the New School for Social Research, and has written on U.S. social movements, contemporary far-right politics, political ecology, and the history of the left. […]

Our fight is for the right to breathe in the time of Covid-19

Our fight is for the right to breathe in the time of Covid-19

Arun Kundnani lives in New York and writes about racial capitalism, Islamophobia, surveillance, and political violence. He is the author of The Muslims are Coming! Islamophobia, extremism, and the domestic War on Terror (Verso, 2014) and The End of Tolerance: racism in 21st century Britain (Pluto, 2007). He is a former editor of the journal Race & Class. He is currently […]

Impact of Covid-19 on African economies

Impact of Covid-19 on African economies

Riaz Tayob trained as a lawyer in South Africa and holds a BA Llb and Llm. He is currently researcher for SEATINI, Southern and East African Trade Institute in South Africa dealing with international trade and development. Riaz was the Africa representative to Third World Network in Geneva and served as a correspondent for SUNS […]

Reflections on imperialism, racial capitalism and resistance in light of COVID-19

Reflections on imperialism, racial capitalism and resistance in light of COVID-19

I speak with Azadeh Shahshahani and Corrina Mullin. Azadeh and Corinna met each other while both participating in an NLG sponsored international solidarity delegation to Tunisia in the aftermath of the 2010-2011 revolution. Since then they have collaborated together on numerous projects analyzing and resisting imperialism and racial capitalism. Azadeh Shahshahani, Legal & Advocacy Director, […]

What does ‘after’ mean in the times of Covid?

What does ‘after’ mean in the times of Covid?

I speak with Phyllis Bennis, director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies, about the changes to economic and political life for Americans and internationally since the start of the pandemic, and why we can’t “go back to normal”. Phyllis Bennis focusies on Middle East, U.S. wars and UN issues. She […]

China : organising in the time of Covid-19

China : organising in the time of Covid-19

I speak with Kin Chi Lau and Sit Tsui Jade Margaret. Kin Chi Lau is Associate Professor teaching Cultural Studies at Lingnan University, Hong Kong; Member of the International Board of Peace Women Across the Globe (PWAG); Co-chair of the Executive Committee of Asian Regional Exchange for New Alternatives (ARENA); Vice-president of World Forum for […]

Radical pathways out of global crises

Radical pathways out of global crises

I discuss the radical pathways out of the global crisis with Ashish Kothari. Ashish is founder-member of Indian environmental group Kalpavriksh, taught at the Indian Institute of Public Administration, coordinated India’s National Biodiversity Strategy & Action Plan process, served on Greenpeace International and India Boards, helped initiate the global ICCA Consortium. Participated in people’s movements […]