Author: Ashley Smith
Banks on the Brink? The Origins, Nature, and Trajectory of the Crisis
What caused the SVB failure? Is a larger crisis on the horizon? Michael Roberts talks to Spectre’s Ashley Smith.
Resisting Genocide: The Uyghur Struggle for Justice
Ashley Smith interviews Uyghur activist and human rights lawyer Rayhan Asat on the Chinese state’s repression of Uyghurs in Xinjang and beyond.
The Crash after the Sugar Rush
In this interview, Michael Roberts discusses both mainstream and Marxist explanations for the current global slump, and how the left should be responding to it.
Against Putin’s War in Ukraine
Spectre’s Ashley Smith interviews Russian socialist Ilya Budraitskis about the politics of Putin’s ongoing war in Ukraine.
Fighting for Ukrainian Self-Determination
Yuliya Yurchenko situates the ongoing conflict in its broader political economic conflict, arguing for a decolonial approach to understanding the war.
Out of Lockdown and Back into the Long Depression
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.
After the Pandemic Slump, What Next?
Spectre’s Ashley Smith interviewed economist Michael Roberts about global economic prospects after the corona crisis.
Competing with Nature: COVID-19 as a Capitalist Virus
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.
Fighting for Black Lives at School
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.