The border between Africa and Spain
The film Adú justly calls attention to Europe’s closed borders, but neglects to examine why people are migrating from Africa.
Primed: Get Big Fast
We’re opening Amazon’s books to look at the company’s finances. On this episode, I'm joined by Edward Ongweso Jr, a staff writer at Vice News's Motherboard where he covers Silicon Valley and the gig economy, and Jathan Sadowski, the author of Too Smart, a book on the political economy of digital capitalism.
Primer: Get Big Fast
We’re opening Amazon’s books to look at the company’s finances. On this episode, I'm joined by Edward Ongweso Jr, a staff writer at Vice News's Motherboard where he covers Silicon Valley and the gig economy, and Jathan Sadowski, the author of Too Smart, a book on the political economy of digital capitalism. Ed and Jathan host the podcast This Machine Kills, a great show about technology and political economy.
On Colorism and 'In the Heights'
After taking a few weeks off, Latino Rebels Radio is back with a new show and a new producer, Oscar Fernández. In Oscar's production debut, we talk about the latest regarding the film "In the Heights" and how the centuries-old issue of colorism in casting has resurfaced.
Latino, Pan African
Koo is selling itself as a Twitter substitute in Nigeria
The Indian microblogging app has built a partisan audience in India by supporting government restrictions on social platforms.
Pan African, Pan Asian
Bribed Normalisation: The Reverse Effects
When Israel was established in 1948, the Zionists realised they needed to expand in order to survive - this reality manifested itself with the new 1967 borders of Israel, which saw the annexation of the Gaza Strip, the Sinai Peninsula, the West Bank, and the Golan Heights.
A Turning Point for the British Left — Ronan Burtenshaw
On Jacobin's original series Weekends, Tribune editor Ronan Burtenshaw discusses the upcoming election within Britain's most powerful union, Unite, and why the stakes of this election are so high for the British Left.
Michael and Us: Late Capitalist Slam Poetry
He once served under Gerald Ford and rose to become Bill Clinton's labor secretary, but the economist Robert Reich has more recently been been a two-time supporter of Bernie Sanders' primary runs. But in the documentary INEQUALITY FOR ALL (2013), Reich claims he's not a socialist, and wants to tackle income inequality to save capitalism.
Three Iraqi women explain how and why they stay anonymous online
The internet affords some Iraqi women unprecedented freedom, but for many, it’s hard to shake the patriarchal norms of their IRL lives.
Argentina le dio netbooks a jóvenes de bajos recursos y sin querer creó una nueva generación de música urbana
Artistas como Trueno y L-Gante ahora tienen millones de vistas en YouTube.
In Argentina, cheap government-issued netbooks sparked a musical renaissance
Working-class teens turned junked machines into musical instruments.
TAP In with Tristan : Lessons from Naomi Osaka
Tristan talks about the legend Naomi Osaka's decision to withdraw from the French Open on this installment of the TAP In with Tristan. Her decision reminded us that the one power we always have is the power of refusal. Just remember, at the end of the day, you can't do your job well if you aren't doing well.
The increasing visibility of Qur’anic healing in Cairo intersects with psychiatry’s growing foothold in public awareness, creating fertile ground for debates about affliction, care, and expertise.
Pan African, Islam
Why the Media Sucks w/ Matt Christman & AFSCME Contract Fight w/ Ernest Garrett | The Jacobin Show
Chapo Trap House co-host Matt Christman joins us to discuss the role of the media under capitalism and the rise of alternative outlets—but more importantly—why the politics surrounding the media matters less than you think. We're also joined by Ernest Garrett, president of AFSCME D.C. 33, to talk about the union's upcoming contract fight.
A World to Win: Is Good Work Possible Under Capitalism? w/ Amelia Horgan
This week, Grace speaks to Amelia Horgan, Philosophy PhD candidate researching the politics of work and author of Lost in Work: Escaping Capitalism. They discuss the changing nature of work in the UK and around the world, how these trends have been impacted by the pandemic, and whether it’s possible to imagine "good work" under capitalism.
Israel-Arab Normalisation Agreements: What Do They Actually Mean?
The agreements have been called “a stab in the back of the Palestinian cause and the Palestinian people”.
Senate Democrats Drop the Ball on Workers’ Rights
On Jacobin's original series Weekends, Ana Kasparian discusses Democrats' lackluster messaging on the Paycheck Fairness Act and explains why non-compete clauses are used to discipline and trap low-wage workers.
The limits of Modi’s power to control Twitter
India’s courts, not the government in New Delhi, have the authority to end ‘safe harbor’ protections for the platform.
THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep. 143: Stefan and the Rojava Revolution w/ The Saturday Crüe
The Syrian civil war has been one of the bloodiest civil wars of the decade leaving hundreds of thousands dead and millions displaced. The war is often portrayed as being between a ruthless secular dictatorship and an opposition that has, over the years, come to be dominated by the most brutal and hardline Islamist groups, most notably ISIS. However, in Syria’s predominantly Kurdish inhabited North East, known locally as “Rojava”, a different political force emerged.
See It to Be It: AnswerConnect CEO (w/ Natalie Ruiz)
Amy C. Waninger welcomes AnswerConnect CEO Natalie Ruiz to the show this week to discuss her career journey, AnswerConnect, and more.
The conspiracy theories Myanmar’s paranoid generals use to justify the coup
The Burmese military has used myths of foreign interference, from George Soros to Facebook, while maintaining its grip on power.
Chinese Entertainment is Finding New Audiences in Africa
Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee kung fu movies have long been popular in Africa. Now, however, Chinese entertainment content is expanding beyond martial arts to include sports and even soap operas. Chinese television dramas are now starting to find audiences in Africa and the Middle East thanks in part to the growing popularity of international streaming services.
Pan African, Pan Asian
On DACA’s 9th Anniversary, Immigrant Youth and Allies Tell Biden and Demorcats That It’s Not Enough
Fractured dreams: The life of a Libyan exile
Muammar Gaddafi occupies a contested space in the histories of postcolonial Africa. What about his Libyan opponents?
Colombian Protest Leaders Call Off Anti-Government Marches
BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — Protest leaders in Colombia said on Tuesday that they will stop organizing marches in the country’s largest cities following seven weeks of anti-government demonstrations that have resulted in at least 50 deaths.
How a Black Journalist Fought for Capitol Press Access… and Won
In 1947, Louis R. Lautier applied for press access to the Capitol’s Daily Press Gallery, governed then (and now) by an all-white Standing Committee of Correspondents (Standing Committee).
Pan African, Latino
Apple’s emoji keyboard is reinforcing Western stereotypes
The feature associates “Africa” with the hut emoji and “China” with the dog emoji.
Pan African, Pan Asian
What happened to Ethiopia?
The ongoing displacement and killings of minorities and the ongoing war in Tigray—labeled by the federal government as enforcing law and order—are disturbing. It can't go on.
Ṭayyib: The Foundation of Ethical Eating and Conscious Consumption
The efforts to tackle urban food deserts, and to establish a right to healthy food, may be the first signs of broad-based change for all members of society. The right to fresh food is a right that no person should be denied. A person’s socioeconomic standing should not be a barrier, which prevents them from accessing wholesome food.
Socialist Upset Victory in Peru!
On Jacobin's original series Weekends, Nando Vila discusses Pedro Castillo's surprising win over Keiko Fujimori in Peru's contentious presidential election.
A Family Conversation On Race And Latinidad (A Latino USA Podcast)
The cousins dive into their experiences with racism, the unique struggles faced by Black Latinos, and growing up in a family that taught them that “Black is beautiful.”
Pan African, Latino
Jacobin Radio w/ Suzi Weissman: A Surprise Win in Peru w/ Nicolas Allen
Suzi speaks to Nicolas Allen of Jacobin America Latina about the June 6 nail-biter election in Peru. Socialist trade unionist Pedro Castillo, from an indigenous background, has won the presidency by less than 1%. His victory represents a devastating defeat for Peru’s populist neoliberal politics, represented by his rightwing opponent Keiko Fujimori, daughter of former President Alberto Fujimori – who sits in jail for corruption.
Mexican Band Los Bukis to Reunite for 1st Tour in 25 Years
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Mexican band Los Bukis are reuniting for a concert tour that will bring them together for the first time in 25 years.
Discussing Wharton's Equity Research (w/ Dr. Stephanie Creary)
Zach welcomes Dr. Stephanie Creary, an organizational scholar at Wharton with expertise in identity, diversity, inclusion, and workplace relationships, to the show this week to discuss Wharton's equity research. She is also a founding faculty member of the Wharton IDEAS lab (Identity, Diversity, Engagement, Affect, and Social Relationships) and more.
Pan African, Pan Asian, Women, Indigenous, Latino, LGBTQ
Dig: Our History Is the Future with Nick Estes
The Dig is taking a break to play catch up this week and posting a favorite interview from our archives: Nick Estes on his book Our History Is the Future: Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance. First posted on June 29 2019.
Kwame Nkrumah’s Encounter with Karl Marx
Nkrumah’s written works and speeches reveal a selective encounter and appropriation of tools—in this case from Marxist thought—that were translated through Nkrumah’s traveling theory.