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A four day festival of music, art & politics building power to Transform the World. Debates, discussion & other sounds from Liverpool & Brighton.

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A four day festival of music, art & politics building power to Transform the World. Debates, discussion & other sounds from Liverpool & Brighton.

If you have audio from previous festivals please get in touch so we can share it here.

    Searching for Socialism: Coronavirus and the crisis this time with Leo Panitch & Sam Gindin

    Searching for Socialism: Coronavirus and the crisis this time with Leo Panitch & Sam Gindin

    Recording of TWT & Verso's webinar on 02.07.20

    COVID-19 has reshaped the global economy in a matter of weeks: millions out of work, unprecendented bailouts from governments and central banks and a radically uncertain future.

    This unprecedented crisis also creates oportunities for radical change. But we can't rely on external circumstances alone to get the sort of change we desperately need.

    🎤 Leo Panitch & Sam Gindin discuss:

    How we develop collective understandings, capacities, practices, strategic insights and democratic organizational institutions that can bring about a fundamental and irreversible shift in wealth and power-- in the UK and everywhere else.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Searching for Socialism: from Protest to Politics, Corbyn, Sanders and Syriza

    Searching for Socialism: from Protest to Politics, Corbyn, Sanders and Syriza

    Recording of TWT and Verso's Zoom call on 18.06.20

    Leo Panitch and Meagan Day discuss:

    How does Jeremy Corbyn's leadership of the Labour Party fit into this move "from protest to politics"? What can we learn from the left's nascent, so far truncated, attempts to take state power in the 21st century?

    • 2 hrs 28 min
    Searching for Socialism: In and Against the Party with Leo Panitch and Jon Trickett

    Searching for Socialism: In and Against the Party with Leo Panitch and Jon Trickett

    Labour's 1983 election campaign was notoriously dubbed 'the longest suicide note in history'. It opened the way not only for a decade of Thatcher's brutal policies, but also for a sharp turn to the right in the Labour party itself.

    The idea that a left-wing program could never win an election became sacrosanct with the 1997 'New Labour' landslide.

    🎤 Leo Panitch and Jon Trickett MP discuss what was new Labour's path to power, within the party and the country? How did the left respond and organise in and against the party during this time?

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Labour's New Left: Democracy and Socialism with Leo Panitch and Hilary Wainwright

    Labour's New Left: Democracy and Socialism with Leo Panitch and Hilary Wainwright

    Recording of TWT and Verso's webinar on 21.05.20

    Leo Panitch and Hilary Wainwright discuss the 1970s new left's attempts to radicalise the Labour Party.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Searching for Socialism: The Spirit of 1945. With Leo Panitch, Colin Leys and Tariq Ali

    Searching for Socialism: The Spirit of 1945. With Leo Panitch, Colin Leys and Tariq Ali

    After a decade of economic depression and war, Clement Atlee's Labour government laid the foundations for today's welfare state with a program of nationalisations and mass public investment. What may seem natural to us now - be it universal healthcare or widespread council housing - was radical then.

    How was post-war Labour able to push through collective ownership and control? And what lessons can we learn from its limits for our own democratic ownership agenda? How does our image of Labour’s “Golden Age” affect our understanding of the party today?

    With Leo Panitch, Colin Leys and Tariq Ali.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Can we have a world without prisons?

    Can we have a world without prisons?

    Recording of Abolitionist Futures and The World Transformed's launch of our Abolitionist Futures Reading group, to discuss how Coronavirus is exposing some of the ideas that underpin our justice system, the history of prison abolition and reform, how we can build a world without prisons and how to organise your own Prison Abolition Reading group with your friends and community.

    • 1 hr 16 min

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