How France uses the CFA as a tool of financial domination

We talk with economist Ndongo Samba Sylla about why France's former colonies must leave the CFA franc. We discuss the origins of the CFA, the ways in which France uses the CFA franc as an instrument of control, and how countries in Central and West Africa might leave the CFA.  Ndongo Samba Sylla is a Senegalese development economist. He is currently a Research and Programme manager at the West Africa office of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation (Dakar).

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First as tragedy, then as farce: Joe Biden in 2020?

Early polls show that Biden would be the front-runner. We talk with journalist Branko Marcetic about the prospect of a Biden candidacy, bankruptcy law, the war on drugs, and the direction of the Democratic party. 

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Mexico: What to expect from AMLO

We speak with Dan La Botz about the recent Mexican election and what to expect from a Lopez Obrador administration. We discuss the future of Nafta, the state of the Zapatista movement, and the possibility of drug legalization in Mexico. Dan La Botz is a prominent American union activist, academic, journalist, and author. He was a co-founder of Teamsters for a Democratic Union and has written extensively on worker rights in the United States and Mexico. La Botz ran in 2010 for a seat in the US Senate for the Socialist Party. He is a member of the DSA and a co-editor of the socialist journal New Politics.

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Current Events: Making industrial policy

This week we discuss industrial policy in Africa with Emily Wolff.  We talk about production possibilities, global trade, and why it's so hard to trust the United States. Emily Wolff is an MSc Global Politics student at the London School of Economics interested in inequality, trade policy and global political economy. She is a contributor to Africa is a Country

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"I am from Wisconsin and I am your future": The Janus decision and what it means for you

In this episode we talk with Bob Peterson about the recent Janus v. AFSCME Supreme Court decision. We discuss the impact of this decision on labor unions, how studying what happened to workers in Wisconsin under Governor Walker is instructive, and the emergence of a militant national teachers union movement. Bob Peterson was a 5th-grade teacher in the Milwaukee Public Schools, and former president of the Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association. He is the founder of Rethinking Schools

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Advice for New Teachers: In conversation with Richard Miller

Today we speak with our good friend Richard Miller about his (recently concluded) teaching career. As this podcast is designed with teachers in mind we thought it would be wise to bring on the best teacher we know and pick his brain. In this episode we discuss what good pedagogy looks like, why it should be easy to start good schools,  Michael Jordan's retirement, and financial advice for new teachers. Enjoy!

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Current Events: The Barren Terrain of Indonesian Politics

This week we talk with Professor Max Lane about Indonesian politics and economics. We discuss the 1965 "Red Slaughter" in which one million people were killed, the legacy of the Suharto regime, and the role the U.S, Europe and Australia continue to play in keeping Indonesians poor.  Max Lane is a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Institute for Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore. In addition to numerous academic publications, he has actively supported political change in Indonesia since the mid-1970s, and has translated work by the acclaimed Indonesian novelist Pramoedya Ananta Toer. He is the author of many books including Unfinished Nation (Verso).   

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Current Events: Ethiopia and Eritrea: What comes next?

In this episode with speak with Abraham T. Zere about the historic peace agreement between Eritrea and Ethiopia. We discuss the origins of the conflict, the political and economic changes that we might expect in both countries, what life is like under the dictatorship in Eritrea, and how to report on a closed regime from exile. Abraham T. Zere is a US based Eritrean writer/journalist who is the executive director of PEN Eritrea. His articles have appeared in The Guardian, Al-Jazeera, The Independent, Africa is a Country and Index on Censorship Magazine.

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Good News: Episode 1

We are trying something new here at A Correction! Once or twice a month we will be recording a podcast where we talk about all of the good things happening in the world. People around the globe are making positive change and we think it's important to recognize that! In this episode we talk about free public transportation in Estonia, plastic-free supermarket aisles, dogs and honeybees, a wild Staten Island, and the high levels of American support for more immigration.  Let us know what you think: acorrectionteam@acorrectionpodcast.com

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Current Events: Can a billionaire turn things around in South Africa?

In this episode we talk with Niall Reddy about what to expect from Cyril Ramaphosa, the new President of South Africa. We discuss how Ramaphosa went from union leader to billionaire to president, how he plans to tackle corruption, and what the abandonment of the left by the ANC has meant for the country.  Niall Reddy is a PhD candidate at NYU and a frequent contributor to Africa is a Country

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