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A Podcast from the anti-sectarian unit of the Irish Labour Movement based in Belfast focusing on political economy and economic democracy.

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A Podcast from the anti-sectarian unit of the Irish Labour Movement based in Belfast focusing on political economy and economic democracy.

    The Magic Money Tree 2.0 - Because one podcast just isn't enough

    The Magic Money Tree 2.0 - Because one podcast just isn't enough

    Part 2 of our delve into bits and pieces of Modern Monetary Theory. 

    • 38 min
    The Magic Money Tree

    The Magic Money Tree

    A discussion with Stewart McGill (@UrbanKravMaga) and Professor John Barry in how to get your wee head around the challenges posed by Modern Monetary Theory. This podcast takes us through some of the basic concepts. Enjoy this journey through the most counter intuitive economic analysis around. 



    Resources

    This most excellent analysis by contributor Stewart McGill is your starting point! 

    https://resistance666site.wordpress.com/2020/08/05/modern-monetary-theory-a-marxist-perspective/



    https://tribunemag.co.uk/2019/06/for-mmt

    http://www.billmitchell.org/

    https://www.taxresearch.org.uk/Blog/2020/08/12/mmt-a-uk-primer/

    https://www.cnbc.com/video/2019/03/01/stephanie-kelton-explains-modern-monetary-theory.html

    Stephanie Kelton (2020) The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and How to Build a Better Economy 

    William Mitchell, L Randakk Wray & Martin Watts (2019) Macroeconomics

    • 33 min
    This is Left Bloc! - 'Education doesn't change the world, education changes people, people change the world!'

    This is Left Bloc! - 'Education doesn't change the world, education changes people, people change the world!'

    Talking with Dave Gibney, Emma Clancy, Professor John Barry, Clare O'Connor about 'Left Bloc Ireland' an exciting new media & political education project in Ireland. 

    Alongside the Trademark Belfast podcast you can listen to the Week at Work, Nuall na nÓg, Offshore and The ABC's of Green Politics

    https://anchor.fm/the-week-at-work - Reviewing the weekly news in Ireland and beyond from a left perspective, breaking through the overton window of what is 'acceptable' and challenging the establishments control of  'common sense' 

    https://anchor.fm/nuall-na-nog - Tabharfaidh an gang aghaidh ar mhórcheisteanna sóisialta agus polaitiúla a bhaineann go mór leis an aos óg in Éirinn agus ar fud fad na cruinne. Beidh spraoi againn fosta ag plé an tsó agus an anró, uilig faoi anáil na heite clé agus na Gaeilge.

    • 44 min
    Build the future now - Cooperatives as practical utopias

    Build the future now - Cooperatives as practical utopias

    An interview with Trademark Belfast conducted by Owen Connolly of Green Hope Politics about the potential, challenges and resistance to building a cooperative economy...
    “[in a cooperative] the opposition between capital and labour is abolished… even if at first only in the form that the workers in association become their own capitalists” (Marx, 1894: 571-72).
    "...the system of civilised co-operators is the system of socialism" (Lenin 1923)
    "...cooperatives are a tool for class struggle” (Gramsci 1919)
    "..better than working for some jumped up wee knob who can't wipe his own arse without an actual worker present" (Alice McLarnon 2020)

    • 27 min
    Fascism is Capitalism in Decay

    Fascism is Capitalism in Decay

    Talking with Duroyan Fertl, activist, writer, researcher, and former advisor to Sinn Féin and GUE/NGL about fascism and the small problem of the far right in the German military. 

    https://braveneweurope.com/duroyan-fertl-kill-lists-and-commandos-germany-has-a-nazi-problem

    • 49 min
    Beyond capitalism - Embracing the future with Economic Democracy and Community Wealth

    Beyond capitalism - Embracing the future with Economic Democracy and Community Wealth

    Fifty friends of Trademark Belfast zúm in to listen and chat with Joe Guinan in Washington DC about Blade Runner, capitalism, economic democracy and the potential of Community Wealth Building as part of https://www.goodrelationsweek.com/

    Learn more at:

    https://democracycollaborative.org/

    https://cles.org.uk/

    • 1 hr 19 min

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Educate, Agitate, Organise!

This is a brilliant podcast that provides listeners with some excellent political, economic, social and historical education. With some deadly characters presenting the podcast, it’s great craic too! Subscribe today! Go raibh maith agat gach daoine @Trademark Belfast! ✊

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