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ourVoices podcast: Vijay Prashad on “is capitalism racist?”

In the latest episode of ourVoices, we ask historian Vijay Prashad if racial hierarchies are a necessary component of the capitalist system.

Laura Basu Freddie Stuart Vijay Prashad
14 July 2020

Vijay Prashad is a journalist, commentator, Executive-Director of the Tricontinental Institute for Social Research, and Chief Editor at LeftWord Books.

This conversation between Prashad and ourEconomy’s Europe Editor, Laura Basu, centres around the fundamental question “Is capitalism racist?”, the subject of an upcoming documentary podcast on ourVoices.

The full interview is available below, as well as on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Soundcloud.

Will COVID break up the UK?

Support for Scottish independence is at record levels. Support for a united Ireland is at record levels. Support for Welsh independence is at record levels.

The British state's management of the COVID crisis has widely been seen as disastrous. Will the pandemic accelerate the break-up of the United Kingdom?

Join us on Thursday 6 August at 5pm UK time/6pm CET for a live discussion.

Hear from:

Anthony Barnett Founder of openDemocracy, he has often written about the need for a progressive England to emerge from the shadow of Britain.

Allison Morris Security correspondent and columnist with the Irish News, and an analyst of politics in Northern Ireland.

Harriet Protheroe-Soltani Trade union organiser for Wales and the south-west, vice chair of the campaign group Momentum, and has written about rising support for Welsh independence on the Left.

Chair: Adam Ramsay Editor at openDemocracy and frequent writer about Scottish independence, most recently in The Guardian.

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