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Against the Grain - March 31, 2008 at 12:00pm
Environmental lawyer and journalist Claire Hope Cummings; Wes Jackson of The Land Institute
Against the Grain - March 26, 2008 at 12:00pm
Philosopher and author George Caffentzis critiques Peak Oil and describes how Enclosures continue to devastate workers around the globe.
Against the Grain - March 25, 2008 at 12:00pm
Nobel laureate and former chief economist for the World Bank, Joseph Stiglitz, talks about the costs of the invasion of Iraq with journalist Doug Henwood.
Against the Grain - March 24, 2008 at 12:00pm
Sabu Kohso of the group No! G8 Action describes Left movements and workers' struggles in Japan over the years. And Robert Weil talks about worker resistance in the sprawling factories of Shenzhen, China.
Against the Grain - March 19, 2008 at 12:00pm
Sociologist Michael Schwartz describes the current catastrophic situation in Iraq and offers an historical and strategic analysis of the US-led war and occupation. And journalist Arun Gupta discusses the specific ways in ...
Against the Grain - March 18, 2008 at 12:00pm
Russell Banks's new novel "The Reserve," about class relations, love, and deception, is set in the Adirondack mountains. And Lenny Kohm describes the impact of mountaintop removal mining on Appalachian ecologies and communities.
Against the Grain - March 11, 2008 at 12:00pm
The veteran activist and theorist Michael Albert, who co-founded Z Magazine and South End Press, has penned a memoir entitled "Remembering Tomorrow: From SDS to Life After Capitalism."
Against the Grain - March 10, 2008 at 12:00pm
In his book "The Lemon Tree," Sandy Tolan traces the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through the lives of two people, an Arab who as a boy left his home in 1948 and a Jew who moved into that man's former house.
Against the Grain - March 5, 2008 at 12:00pm
Anna Stubblefield talks about how the US eugenics movement produced distinctions between "pure" and "tainted" whites, which led to the sterilization of many white women classified as feebleminded. And Heather MacDonald has...
Against the Grain - March 4, 2008 at 12:00pm
Joel Andreas talks about the rebel movement of the Chinese Cultural Revolution and examines the role of charisma in how social movements arise and take action.
Against the Grain - March 3, 2008 at 12:00pm
Joel Kovel, author of "The Enemy of Nature," now in its second, updated edition, discusses capitalism's relationship to the growing ecological crisis.