News, analysis, interviews and critiques from a Communist Perspective
Deceptions of Empire
In this episode I interview Dr Tara McCormack, lecturer in International Relations at the University of Leicester. We discuss the ongoing wars waged by the British government in Libya and Syria, the gigantic propaganda operation run to manufacture consent for them and the scandal at the OPCW.
Music in the Intro - Fortress Europe by Asian Dub Foundation
Music in the Outro - Masters of War performed by Eddie Vedder and written by Bob Dylan
Excerpts included from "Going Underground with Afshin Rattansi" Interview with former Libyan government Chief Spokesman Moussa Ibrahim
The Enduring Strength of the Cuban Revolution
As the Cuban revolution enters it's eighth decade we look at the reasons for it's continuing strength in the face of the unending aggression from the US empire. Our guest today is Bernard Regan, National Secretary of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign and we spoke about the legacy of colonialism, the rooting of socialism in the Cuban working class and the international solidarity work of the Cuban revolutionary government.
To find out more abut the Cuba Solidarity Campaign be sure to visit their website.
Intro - Fidel Castro addresses a congress of anti colonial revolutionaries in 1966
Outro - Carlos Pueblo - Y En Eso Llego Fidel
Surveying the Wreckage
This week I am joined by Aimee Terese of the "What's Left" podcast and we sift through the wreckage of the Corbyn and Sanders campaigns. Why did both men lose so badly from what appeared to be promising positions? What role did the socialist revival have? Is there any kind of future for social democracy? We cover all that and more in this episode so be sure to listen at least twice!
You can find Aimee's podast on the link below:
The DPRK - Beyond the Latest Slanders
Not a week goes by without a hyperventilating article in the New York Times, Washington Post or Guardian about how either Kim Jong Un is dead or is working on a Bond villain style death ray. Everything you read, hear or see in the capitalist media regarding the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea is either an outright lie or wild exaggeration. How to find truth in such a media landscape? In this episode I speak to Dr Dermot Hudson of the Korean Friendship Association to find the reality of the history of the DPRK and how they are continuing to build their own socialist system.
You can find more information on the work of the KFA on the link below:
The Brexit Club
This is an episode of the show from 2019 where I analysed why Communists must support leaving the European Union.
By Way Of Introduction
Welcome to Red Star Radio. This introduction is from back when the show was named "Partizan Stockport". Despite the name change this still gives you a good flavour what the show is all about.