Author: Ashley Smith
Spectre’s Ashley Smith interviews Russian socialist Ilya Budraitskis about the politics of Putin’s ongoing war in Ukraine.
Yuliya Yurchenko situates the ongoing conflict in its broader political economic conflict, arguing for a decolonial approach to understanding the war.
Ashley Smith interviews Marxist economist Michael Roberts about the deeper reasons for capitalism’s contemporary malaise, the shape and contradictions of the recovery, and debates between Marxists and Keynesians about the ability of government spending to restore growth and profitability to capitalism.
Spectre’s Ashley Smith interviewed economist Michael Roberts about global economic prospects after the corona crisis.
Rob Wallace speaks about the global capitalist roots of the current pandemic, the likelihood of future pandemics, and the types of organized resistance necessary to prevent them.
Ashley Smith interviewed Black Lives Matter activist and educator Jesse Hagopian about the struggle for Black Lives at school, the uprising for racial justice, the role of unions in that struggle, and the looming workers’ fight against austerity in cities and states across the country.
Dave Zirin talks about what led to the NBA players’ strike, where it can go from here, and its implications for the Black Lives Matter and labor movements.
Spectre’s Ashley Smith interviews leading Hong Kong activist Au Loong Yu in the aftermath of China’s latest crackdown. What does it all mean against the backdrop of the pandemic, global recession, and Cold War redux?
An interview with Marxist economist Michael Roberts about COVID-19 and its likely impact on politics, consciousness, and struggle in the coming years.