Economy & Work

Gentrification of Baltimore’s Middle East – Marisela Gomez on Reality Asserts Itself (pt 3/4)
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Gentrification of Baltimore’s Middle East – Marisela Gomez on Reality Asserts Itself (pt 3/4)

This is an episode of Reality Asserts Itself, produced on January 9, 2014. Hopkins trained doctor Marisela Gomez tells Paul Jay that Johns Hopkins expansion plans are changing the class and racial character of the surrounding community.

At the Center of a Storm – Irvin Jim, General Secretary of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa on RAI (pt 1/3)
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At the Center of a Storm – Irvin Jim, General Secretary of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa on RAI (pt 1/3)

This interview was originally published on January 28, 2015. On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Jim tells host Paul Jay about his youth and radicalization in the fight against apartheid. Mr. Jim is now the leader of the largest union in South Africa with 340,000 members, which has recently broken with the ANC and is calling for a return to the principles of the Freedom Charter.

What Happened to Making Steel in Baltimore? – Mark Reutter on Reality Asserts Itself (1/3)
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What Happened to Making Steel in Baltimore? – Mark Reutter on Reality Asserts Itself (1/3)

This interview was originally published on February 23, 2015. Mark Reutter, author of Making Steel: Sparrows Point and the Rise and Ruin of American Industrial Might, talks about why steel production collapsed across America.

To Win We Need Strong Militant Unions – Jane McAlevey pt 6/8

To Win We Need Strong Militant Unions – Jane McAlevey pt 6/8

“We’re not going to win anything in the broader society if we don’t start with the foundation of strong worksite unions and organizing workers who may not agree with us. Under a capitalist system, the single most powerful thing workers can do is walk off the job and stop production.” Jane McAlevey joins Paul Jay on theAnalysis.news.

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