A weekly podcast on world politics, culture and economics, hosted by Eric Draitser.
This week labor journalist and organizer Kim Kelly joins CounterPunch Radio to discuss her important new book "Fight Like Hell: The Untold History of American Labor." Eric and Kelly discuss recent labor history in the neoliberal era and how the sustained attack on unions has helped radicalize a new generation of workers at Starbucks, Amazon, and other workplaces large and small. The conversation touches on Kim's book and the idea of a labor history from below as well as the importance of learning about movements and individuals often forgotten or ignored by traditional labor history. Kim Kelly is one of America's leading labor journalists, don't miss this conversation only on CounterPunch! More
This time Eric welcomes to the show author and activist Ray Acheson to discuss their brand new book "Abolishing State Violence: A World Without Bombs, Borders, and Cages" (Haymarket, 2022). Eric and Ray explore the nature of abolitionism, its historic roots, and the ways in which it is a framework emerging from the oppressed and marginalized. Ray discusses their anti-nuclear work and how the Left should respond to the growing calls for nuclear energy to tackle the climate crisis. The conversation also touches on the psychology of activism and the importance of seeing past perceived failures toward the larger goal. Ray is an incredible activist and organizer, and we are thankful that they chose to come to CounterPunch and discuss it all with us! More
This time Eric welcomes back author and economist Michael Hudson to discuss his new book "The Destiny of Civilization: Finance Capitalism, Industrial Capitalism, or Socialism" available from CounterPunch. Eric and Michael discuss the nature of financialization, neoliberalism, and how these ideas form the basis of the modern global capitalist system. The discussion also explores the role of the US Dollar, the nature of debt as a weapon, US financial imperialism, and so much more. More
This week Eric welcomes back to CounterPunch economist, author, and scholar Richard Wolff to discuss the state of the US and global economy. Prof. Wolff provides his analysis of the inflation issue and what banks, corporations, and the US Government can and should (but probably won't) do. Eric and Richard also discuss unemployment, interest rates, the crypto collapse, the future of the US dollar as a global reserve currency, and much more. Don't miss the latest CounterPunch Radio! More
This time Eric welcomes back economic analyst and journalist Doug Henwood to discuss the economic situation in the US and globally. Doug provides his analysis of the causes and implications of the current rise in inflation, and how much of the Left has failed to properly analyze the situation. Eric and Doug also discuss issues ranging from "de-dollarization" and the impact of Russia's war in Ukraine to the political fallout for Democrats in coming elections and more. Don't miss this week's CounterPunch Radio. More
Shalon van Tine
This time Eric welcomes back to CounterPunch Radio author and historian Shalon van Tine for a discussion of the greatest Russian/Soviet films of all time. Eric and Shalon present their top 5 films and go back and forth discussing various aspects of these films and filmmakers. If you are a film nerd or just a student of history, this is an indispensable conversation for you exclusively at CounterPunch. More
Important voice in this bleak era
This podcast is one of my favorites and certainly an important one in an era wherein many so-called leftists are shilling for corporate media and war mongering. Eric is a great host, and the selection of guests is varied rather well.
This hits hard.
CounterPunch Radio is the best leftist podcast I have found.
I have been listening to this podcast for years. Erick knows what he is talking about. Erick is too intelligent to fail!