Terms of Engagement: Democracy
Democracy is something we can all agree on. But what does it actually mean? James Butler looks at the many ways the word gets used politically and what it means to attempt to run a government or an organisation 'democratically'.
‘They Don’t Keep the Peace, They Keep the Chaos’ – “Light Touch” Policing at Peaceful Protests
Aaron Bastani reports from the latest NCAFC demonstration for free education, directly challenging the police about their role in creating disruptions at peaceful gatherings and damaging the Met's reputation.
IMO: Why You Shouldn’t #LoveThePolice
Aaron Bastani explains why Russell Brand's new initiative #LoveThePolice ignores both structural and racial problems with the police force.
Communist Strategy In The 21st Century
Back from his PhD-induced hiatus Aaron Bastani joins James Butler to discuss the subject of his thesis, observing patterns in recent social movements.
What Happened At The National Demo for #Free Education
Craig McVegas reports from the largest student demo since the famous 2010 revolts against the trippling of tuition fees.
Britain Needs (Fully Automated Communism) A Payrise
On this week's show Aaron and James discuss the forthcoming TUC demonstration, 'Britain Needs a Payrise'.
Aaron Bastani reports from the #CopsOffCampus protest, looking at police tactics and the evolution of the UK student movement.
#3Cosas: University Of London Workers Protest
Report on the 3 Cosas campaign and one of their recent demos. Aaron Bastani speaks to vice-president of ULU, Dan Cooper, as well as Sonia Chura, one of the outsourced workers at University Of London.
Open Letter From ‘Refuse to Collaborate’
An open letter from 'refuse to collaborate' regarding the policing of protest in the UK and the imperative for organisations and networks to no longer liaise with police in the 'coordination' of demonstrations.
New Movements, New Unions?
On this week's show Aaron Bastani is joined by Mark Bergfeld, Jacob Bard Rosenberg and Donnacha De Long (President of the NUJ). They discuss different and innovative kinds of organising in the context of the Great Recession.