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A podcast from Tribune magazine on radical politics, critical theory, and culture. Hosted by Alex Doherty.

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A podcast from Tribune magazine on radical politics, critical theory, and culture. Hosted by Alex Doherty.

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/poltheoryother

Contact: politicstheoryother@gmail.com

Tribune Radio: https://www.blubrry.com/tribuneradio/

    Teaser - PTO Extra! Is time up for Lukashenko? w/ Nelly Bekus

    Teaser - PTO Extra! Is time up for Lukashenko? w/ Nelly Bekus

    On Sunday Alexander Lukashenko, ruler of Belarus since 1994 claimed a landslide victory in the country's presidential election with an implausible 80% of the vote. Large protests broke out in the wake of the announcement of the result. I spoke to Nelly Bekus about Lukashenko's rise to power, how Belarus differs from other post-Soviet states in its relationship to the Soviet era, and how Covid19 and its economic impact helped spark the protests.

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    Teaser - PTO Extra! Northern Ireland and the politics of John Hume w/ Daniel Finn

    Teaser - PTO Extra! Northern Ireland and the politics of John Hume w/ Daniel Finn

    On Monday the Nobel laureate, and co-architect of the Northern Ireland peace process John Hume passed away at the age of 83. A giant of the political scene in Northern Ireland he was most well known for his role in the Good Friday Agreement that brought the so-called Troubles to a close and for his commitment to nonviolent support for a gradualist route to a united Ireland. I spoke to Daniel Finn, author of 'One Man's Terrorist: A Political History of the IRA' about Hume's legacy, the simplistic contrast made between the politics of Hume and supporters of the armed campaign against British rule in Northern Ireland and the class and generational factors that informed Hume's political outlook.

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    #93 Towards a New Cold War? China and the US w/ Tobita Chow & Jake Werner

    #93 Towards a New Cold War? China and the US w/ Tobita Chow & Jake Werner

    Tobita Chow and Jake Werner join me to talk about the roots of the increasingly antagonistic relationship between China and the United States, the reasons for bipartisan consensus on China's increasing technological prowess, and the specific character of anti-Chinese racism in the United States. We also talked about how the crushing of the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989 signalled China's deepening integration into the US-led international order

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    Teaser - PTO Extra! Outsourcing and the UK's Covid-19 shock doctrine w/ Rachel Shabi

    Teaser - PTO Extra! Outsourcing and the UK's Covid-19 shock doctrine w/ Rachel Shabi

    Rachel Shabi joins me to talk about her recent article in the New York Review of Books - 'The Pro-Privatization Shock Therapy of the UK’s Covid Response'. We talked about why the UK Government's response to the coronavirus pandemic was so heavily dependent on outsourcing to private corporations, and whether the UK's very heavy Covid19-related death toll will eventually erode public support for the Conservative government.

    • 3 min
    #RedHacks - Ana Naomi de Sousa on privilege and representation in journalism

    #RedHacks - Ana Naomi de Sousa on privilege and representation in journalism

    In the latest episode of #RedHacks - a series of conversations on journalism in the neoliberal world - Joana Ramiro talks to filmmaker and writer Ana Naomi de Sousa about being a non-white journalist in an industry stymied by privilege.

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    #92 Covid-19 and transforming the global food system w/ Astra Taylor and Troy Vettese

    #92 Covid-19 and transforming the global food system w/ Astra Taylor and Troy Vettese

    Astra Taylor and Troy Vettese join me to talk about their recent article in the Guardian in which they argue that the principal driver of zoonotic diseases is the factory farming of animals and that the covid19 pandemic shows that we need to transition away from a meat-centred global food system. We also talked about an article Troy co-wrote in Jacobin, entitled The Climate Crisis and COVID-19 Are Inseparable.

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/apr/16/coronavirus-covid-19-pandemic-food-animals

    https://www.jacobinmag.com/2020/05/climate-change-crisis-covid-coronavirus-environment

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