The Making of Global Capitalism: an interview with Sam Gindin By Rishi Awatramani

15 April 2013 — Organizing Upgrade

9781844677429 Making of Global CapitalismJust before the historic 2012 US presidential election, Rishi Awatramani interviewed long-time labor activist and scholar Sam Gindin to find out what his new book, The Making of Global Capitalism, has to say to social movement activists about this current political moment, the nature of global capitalism, and the possibility for a future beyond capitalism. This is part one of a two part interview with Sam Gindin. Stay tuned for part two next month!

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The Left in Europe: From Social Democracy to the Crisis in the Euro Zone. An Interview with Leo Panitch

18 January 2013 — The Bullet • Socialist Project • E-Bulletin No. 761

<strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Leo Panitch is the Canada Research Chair in Comparative Political Economy and a Distinguished Research Professor of Political Science at York University in Toronto. He is co-editor of the Socialist Register. His most recent book, co-authored with Sam Gindin, is Global Capitalism and American Empire (Verso 2012).

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Video: Public Dialogue Situations: The Left’s Responses to the Crisis in Europe and North America

1 December 2011 — Left Streamed

Toronto — Moderated by Greg Albo, featuring:

  • Leo Panitch is a political economist and theorist based at York University, Toronto, and is co-editor of Socialist Register. His latest book (with co-author Sam Gindin) is The Making of Global Capitalism will be out in the Spring of 2012.
  • Stephanie Ross teaches in the Department of Labour Studies at York University, Toronto, and is the co-director of the Centre for Research on Work and Society.
  • Albert Scharenberg is a political scientist and historian and is the Head of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation. He is a lecturer in politics and American Studies at the Free University of Berlin.
  • Bill Fletcher is a longtime labour and international activist and the former President and chief executive officer of TransAfrica Forum. He is the executive editor of the Black Commentator, and founder of the Center for Labor Renewal. He is co-author (along with Fernando Gapasin) of Solidarity Divided.
  • Part 5 includes a selection of Q+A responses by all the presenters.

Sponsored by the the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, the Centre for Social Justice, and the Socialist Project.

The Left’s Crisis By Leo Panitch

15 August 2011 — The Bullet • Socialist Project • E-Bulletin No. 536

A common response of the left to the financial crisis that broke out in the USA in 2007-08 was often a kind of Michael Moore-type populist one: Why are you bailing the banks out? Let them go under. This kind of the response was, of course, utterly irresponsible, with no thought given to what would happen to the savings of workers, let alone to the paychecks deposited into their bank accounts, or even to the fact that what was at stake was the roofs over their heads.

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Video Rerun: Murdoch Shaped British politics for 40 Years

13 July 2011 — The Real News Network

Leo Panitch: Murdoch used sex scandal journalism to attack left-wing of the Labor Party and later helped create Tony Blair

Bio
Leo Panitch is the Canada Research Chair in Comparative Political Economy and a Distinguished Research Professor of Political Science at York University in Toronto. Panitch is also the author of ‘Global Capitalism and American Empire’ and his most recent release ‘American Empire and the Political Economy of International Finance’. In addition to his university affiliation he is also a co-editor of the Socialist Register the latest volume of which is The Crisis This Time

Video: Austerity in Greece Meant to Break Workers’ Resistance

16 June 2011 — The Real News Network

Bio

Leo Panitch is the Canada Research Chair in Comparative Political Economy and a Distinguished Research Professor of Political Science at York University in Toronto. Panitch is also the author of ‘Global Capitalism and American Empire’ and his most recent release ‘American Empire and the Political Economy of International Finance’. In addition to his university affiliation he is also a co-editor of the Socialist Register the latest volume of which is The Crisis This Time

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Pursuing a Just World Order, Crisis for the Left

18 December, 2010 — Left Streamed

Delhi, India — November 11, 2010.

Leo Panitch: “Pursuing a Just World Order, Crisis for the Left”

Part of the Delhi University symposium on “Globalization, Justice and Democracy.”

This one day symposium, which followed the three day International Conference on “The Global Crisis and Hegemonic Dilemmas” (8-10 Nov.2010 in New Delhi), was more oriented to counter-hegemonic strategies for radical social change.
In this talk, Leo Panitch, drawing on his book In and Out of Crisis (with Greg Albo and Sam Gindin), addresses a lack of ambition on the left which has been more debilitating than its lack of capacity in the current global economic crisis, and outlines the kinds of immediate demands for radical reforms as well as longer term socialist strategic orientation that is needed today.

Other presentations in the series:

Also in India – “Global Crisis and Hegemonic Dilemmas” – in ten parts:

Part 1: with Leo Panitch

Thousands Protest Irish Nightmare Economy By Leo Panitch

5 December, 2010 — The  B u l l e t Socialist Project • E-Bulletin No. 436

Last weekend in Ireland, thousands of people demonstrated against austerity measures and against bearing the burden of the Irish crisis. Just how did the Irish miracle turn into the Irish nightmare? Paul Jay of The Real News Network recently interviewed Leo Panitch. Panitch is a distinguished research professor at York University, teaches political science there, and he’s the author (with Greg Albo and Sam Gindin) of the book In and Out of Crisis: The Global Financial Meltdown and Left Alternatives.

Paul Jay: So, in your view, how do we get from this miracle economy of Ireland with so low unemployment, and apparently a booming middle class, to bust?

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G-20 COMMITS ITSELF TO MORE “NEOLIBERALISM” By Leo Panitch

3 July, 2010 — The Real News Network

Leo Panitch: Free movement of capital and strengthening power of global elites G-20 objective

Bio
Leo Panitch is the Canada Research Chair in Comparative Political Economy and a Distinguished Research Professor of Political Science at York University in Toronto. Panitch is also the author of “Global Capitalism and American Empire” and his most recent release “American Empire and the Political Economy of International Finance”.