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47. The Right to Roam: An Interview with Nick Hayes

https://media.blubrry.com/aworldtowin/content.blubrry.com/aworldtowin/wtw-nickhayes-abridged.mp3 Listen on iTunes Listen on Spotify This week, Grace speaks to Nick Hayes, author of The Book of Trespass: Crossing the Lines that Divide Us. They ...

Liberals Don’t Understand the American Empire

Ben Rhodes graduated from New York University in 2002 with a masters degree in creative writing, before moving to Washington DC ‘to be part of the ...

The Tories’ War on Refugees

On 19 August 2020 a young Sudanese man, Abdulfatah Hamdallah, drowned in the English Channel while attempting to paddle a dinghy across to Britain from France. ...

Criminalising Solidarity

On 19 August 2020 a young Sudanese man, Abdulfatah Hamdallah, drowned in the English Channel while attempting to paddle a dinghy across to Britain from France. ...

Pizza Express Staff Deserve Fair Tips

‘I used to earn £1,600 a month. My last pay cheque was £895 – that’s my sudden change,’ says Anne, one of thousands of Pizza Express ...

Pizza Express: Hands Off Your Workers’ Dough

‘I used to earn £1,600 a month. My last pay cheque was £895 – that’s my sudden change,’ says Anne, one of thousands of Pizza Express ...

How Britain’s New Towns Built Back Better

Those hoping to radically reshape society post-pandemic might look to an unlikely source of inspiration: Stevenage, Hertfordshire – and indeed, all UK New Towns. August 2021 ...

How Britain’s New Towns Built Back Better

Those hoping to radically reshape society post-pandemic might look to an unlikely source of inspiration: Stevenage, Hertfordshire – and indeed, all UK New Towns. August 2021 ...

The Landlord Parliament

Last week, while MP Apsana Begum was defending herself against fraud charges relating to her socially-rented studio flat, a quarter of Conservative MPs were supplementing their ...

The Landlord Parliament

Last week, while MP Apsana Begum was defending herself against fraud charges relating to her socially-rented studio flat, a quarter of Conservative MPs were supplementing their ...

The Revolutionary Life of James Baldwin

‘I’m optimistic about the future, but not about the future of this civilization.  I’m optimistic about the civilization which will replace this one.’ – James Baldwin ...

Saving Singapore’s Golden Mile Complex

Since Brexit, there has been much talk about replicating Singapore’s model for the UK. Yet the widely-held perception of Singapore as a highly laissez-faire economy with ...

The Cultural Industry of China

Interview by Owen Hatherley In their recently published book Red Creative, Australia-based writers Justin O’Connor and Xin Gu give a critical account of the way in ...

Justice for the 97

Andrew Devine was not expected to live until the end of 1989. Caught in the crush at the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest ...

Their Tradition and Ours

The political Right often describes itself as the defender of tradition — of the norms, values, and rituals that we cherish, and the communities that sustain them. ...

Pedro Castillo Offers a Chance for Peru to Break With its Neoliberal History

I think the Peruvian right—basically, Fujimorismo—really needs to be given a closer look, because in many ways its combination of far-right populism and neoliberal economics was ...

Speaking to Leeds

Last year, in the second national lockdown, a series of posters were hung in various locations around Leeds. They exhibited Pete Mitchell’s photographs of the city ...

The Fight Against the Police Crackdown Bill Isn’t Over

Longstanding British laws giving a police force broad powers to preserve ‘public order’ and prevent ‘anti-social’ behaviour are testament to the fact that the right to ...

Jimmy Reid: ‘We’re Not Rats. We’re Human Beings.’

Alienation is the precise and correctly applied word for describing the major social problem in Britain today. People feel alienated by society. In some intellectual circles ...

How a New Aristocracy Is Profiting from Covid

Throughout history, those born into dizzying wealth could usually be relied on to lose it. ‘Three generations between clogs and clogs‘ was the Victorian maxim, which ...

The Upper Clyde Shipbuilders Work-In at 50

Clydebank was described as a ‘town in mourning’. On 29 July 1971, thousands of shipyard workers from across the Upper Clyde heard confirmation they would lose ...

How an Indian Radical Founded the Mexican Communist Party

When the Indian nationalist MN Roy entered a small Chinese restaurant in 1917’s Mexico City, he just intended to make a new friend in the strange ...

46. Asset Manager Capitalism: An Interview with Adrienne Buller and Ben Braun

https://media.blubrry.com/aworldtowin/content.blubrry.com/aworldtowin/wtw-ben-adrienne-abridged.mp3 Listen on iTunes Listen on Spotify This week, Grace speaks to Adrienne Buller and Ben Braun. Adrienne is a senior research fellow at the think ...

Fighting the Floods Means Fighting the Status Quo

Since I wrote about this summer’s heatwave earlier this month, the rest of July has been dominated by news of devastating flooding spanning Germany, Belgium, Turkey, ...

The Floods Will Get Worse – Unless the System Changes

Since I wrote about this summer’s heatwave earlier this month, the rest of July has been dominated by news of devastating flooding spanning Germany, Belgium, Turkey, ...

To Save the Planet, We Have to Change How We Travel

The government’s Transport Decarbonisation plan has been long awaited in the climate world. Transport is a pivotal arena for climate action: it’s the UK’s biggest polluting ...

What We Didn’t Learn from the Cummings-Kuenssberg Interview

Interviews constitute a particular genre, defined by their essentially voluntary character. Schedules must be cleared, venues agreed and, perhaps, terms of engagement established. When they take ...

Chasing Utopia

One of the surprising tendencies of the last decade is the return of utopian thinking. Whether it be demands for the abolition of the family, defunding ...