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Monday, 28 May 2012

PPP3 - The Eurozone Crisis

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POSITIVE POLITICS PODCAST EPISODE 3: THE EUROZONE CRISIS.

In this episode, Joel and Neil explore the current Eurozone crisis. They hear from Tiana, a Greek state employee, about the horrific social disaster being wreaked on Greek society by the political leaders and banks of France and Germany. They then here from Prof Alex Callinicos about how the Greek people are faced with two choices: a default from above - continue this unbearable pain and have a chaotic default imposed - or a default from below - take immediate pain now, but begin the process of healing and regaining sovereignty. Dr Claes Belfrage tells us about how the Icelandic people did say 'no' to the 'markets', but also how the left-wing government which came to power after the bankruptcy has struggled to implement a progressive agenda, how the left has struggled to unite, and how entrenched reactionary forces have regrouped. Finally, James Meadway tells us how at the heart of this battle between financial capital and European people is a struggle for democracy itself.

TRACKLISTING:
  • Rebel Diaz - Which Side Are You On?
  • Faith No More - We Care A Lot
  • Raphael Saddiq - Go To Hell

Monday, 7 May 2012

PPP2 - Activism, Resistance, Organising

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POSITIVE POLITICS PODCAST EPISODE 2: ACTIVISM, RESISTANCE, ORGANISING.

In this episode, Joel and Neil ask 'what can we do to challenge injustices and change our world?' They speak with activists working at the local and national level and highlight the common obstacles, goals, and strategies that activists share globally.

TRACKLISTING:
  • Plan B - Ill Manors
  • Grace Petrie - Farewell to Welfare
  • Bob Dylan - Paths of Victory
  • Rage Against the Machine - Wake Up