“The idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that is wrong with the world.”

We speak with Basav Sen about energy insecurity, the ways in which climate change disproportionately hurts poor people, and why we may need to abandon capitalism if we want to save the world. Basav Sen is the Climate Justice Project Director for the Institute for Policy Studies. His work focuses on climate solutions at the national, state, and local level that address racial, economic, gender and other forms of inequality.

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The Special Relationship: Cuba and Africa

We speak with Netfa Freeman about Fidel Castro’s impact on Africa. We talk about the origins of the relationship, the development of the Pan-African movement, and the reasons why America remains fixated on overthrowing Cuba’s socialist government. Netfa Freeman was Director of the Institute for Policy Studies Social Action & Leadership School for Activists (SALSA) from 2000 to 2010 and is now the coordinator for events of the other IPS projects. His writings have been published in Black Star NewsBlack Commentator, and Black Agenda ReportPambazuka NewsGlobal Research, and beyond.

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Intro/Outro music by Podington Bear

What if we didn't have the biggest military budget in the world?

We speak with Lindsay Koshgarian about all of the things we could have if we cut the military budget (and why it’s so big in the first place). Lindsay Koshgarian is the program director of the National Priorities Project at the Institute for Policy Studies.

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Should we be fighting for Universal Basic Income?

We speak with Darren Baxter about Universal Basic Income. We discuss the costs and benefits of UBI, who supports it, and under what circumstances it might lead to a more equal society. Darren Baxter is a researcher at the Institute for Public Policy Research, the UK's leading progressive think tank.

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Video: Evoking the 1930's: Italy's Turn Right

Tobias Campbell has created a short video for our interview with Vito Laterza on Italy’s new government. He has done an outstanding job, we hope you enjoy this.

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A Tropical Trump? 2018 Brazilian Election Update

Brazilians go to the polls in less than a month. We speak with Daniela Mussi about the top candidates, the attempted assassination of poll leader Jair Bolsonaro, and the legacy of the dictatorship. Daniela Mussi is a post-doctorate researcher at the University of São Paulo and editor of October Magazine.

Presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro

Presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro

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STRIKE! What the abolition movement looks like in 2018

We speak with Toussaint Losier about the 2018 national prison strike. Toussaint Losier is an assistant professor in the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is co-author of Rethinking the American Prison Movement with Dan Berger and preparing a book manuscript titled War for the City: Black Liberation and the Consolidation of the Carceral State.

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(Re)Discovering Frantz Fanon

This week we speak with Christopher J. Lee about the revolutionary writer Frantz Fanon. Christopher J. Lee is a professor at Lafayette College and is the author of Frantz Fanon: Toward a Revolutionary Humanism (Ohio University Press, 2015) and edited the new, annotated version of A Soviet Journey (Lexington Books, 2017).

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Not a new episode. Just thought we'd share something beautiful...

A new Tom Waits song. It’s a cover of the Italian classic. You can read more about it here.

One fine morning
I woke up early
o bella ciao, bella ciao
bella ciao, ciao, ciao
One fine morning
I woke up early
to find the fascists at my door

Oh partigiano
take me with you
bella ciao, bella ciao
goodbye, beautiful
oh partigiano
please take me with you
I’m not afraid anymore

And if I die
a partigiano
bella ciao, bella ciao
goodbye, beautiful
Bury me
up on that mountain
beneath the shadow of the flower

So all the people
the people passing
bella ciao, bella ciao
goodbye, beautiful
So all the people
the people passing
will say: “What a beautiful flower”

This is the flower
of the partisan
bella ciao, bella ciao
bella ciao
this is the flower
of the partisan
who died for freedom

this is the flower
of the partisan
who died for freedom

Are things really getting worse? Jeremy Lent on Steven Pinker.

This week we speak with Jeremy Lent about Steven Pinker’s new book Enlightenment Now. Jeremy Lent is author of The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity’s Search for Meaning, which investigates how different cultures have made sense of the universe. He is founder of the nonprofit Liology Institute, dedicated to fostering a sustainable worldview.

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