Author: Paul Jay

Revolutionary Expectations and the Fight Against Austerity – Catarina Príncipe on RAI (1/5)

Revolutionary Expectations and the Fight Against Austerity – Catarina Príncipe on RAI (1/5)

This interview was originally published on July 17, 2015. On Reality Asserts Itself, Ms. Principe talks about growing up in Portugal expecting the promise of the social state to be fulfilled and becoming an activist in the fight against forces dismantling the achievements of the Portuguese revolution.

Young Autoworkers Ask Older Workers, “What Happened” – Frank Hammer on RAI (pt 3/4)
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Young Autoworkers Ask Older Workers, “What Happened” – Frank Hammer on RAI (pt 3/4)

This interview was originally published on October 8, 2013. In this episode of Reality Asserts Itself, Frank Hammer discusses the pressures on Detroit auto workers’ wages that came from the American and global south.

The Fight Against UAW Leadership and GM – Frank Hammer on Reality Asserts Itself (pt 2/4)
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The Fight Against UAW Leadership and GM – Frank Hammer on Reality Asserts Itself (pt 2/4)

This interview was originally published on October 7, 2013. In this episode, Frank Hammer tells Paul Jay about being inspired by the national liberation movements and the struggle against concessions as a response to the outsourcing of jobs.

Après Moi, le Déluge – Christopher Williams on Reality Asserts Itself (pt 5/5)
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Après Moi, le Déluge – Christopher Williams on Reality Asserts Itself (pt 5/5)

This interview was originally published on August 14, 2014. Mr. Williams says the global elites plan to protect themselves by adapting to the threat of continuing fossil fuel use, while everyone else will suffer the consequences of climate change disasters.

After the Fall of the Dictatorship, I Knew Political Economy was the Key – Lapavitsas (pt 2/8)

After the Fall of the Dictatorship, I Knew Political Economy was the Key – Lapavitsas (pt 2/8)

This interview was originally published on May 23, 2014. On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Lapavitsas says his politics were further formed in the upsurge of the Greek Left after military rule fell, and it led him to the study of economics in London.

The Deep State and the Power of Billionaires – David Cay Johnston on Reality Asserts Itself (pt 3/4)

The Deep State and the Power of Billionaires – David Cay Johnston on Reality Asserts Itself (pt 3/4)

This interview was originally published on September 3, 2014. Mr. Johnston, a leading investigative journalist, says everybody who gets to make a serious run for president is a Wall Street candidate; weakening the estate tax is one way billionaires defend their power and fortunes.

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