Srsly Wrong
Srsly Wrong
Oct 30, 2020
221 – Self-Immolation (w/ Brent Cooper)
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On May 29, 2019, Arnav Gupta burned himself alive on the White House lawn, wearing a USA t-shirt. Very few people noticed, and even fewer tried to listen to what Arnav might have been telling us.

Activist and writer Brent Cooper joins the Wrong Boys for a wide-ranging discussion on this event, self-immolation broadly, and a metamodernist approach to critiquing society and building a better world.

~Episode Artwork by Arnav Gupta, entitled  “HARAMBE OR BLACK PANTHER: THE WORLD IS AS YOU SEE IT”~

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101. Britain, 2021: a new era of capitalist crisis
What is the outlook for class struggle in Britain in 2021? The pandemic was a world-shattering turning point. All the weaknesses of capitalism were laid bare in 2020. But in few countries more so than Britain. The nightmare which began in 2020 has not been limited to public health, but has infected the already-ailing world economy – with British capitalism the worst hit of all the major capitalist powers. Working-class and young people have already suffered hugely as the bosses try to pass on the pain. The bare-bones Brexit deal will only make things worse for Britain’s capitalist rulers. Boris Johnson’s Tory government has been completely exposed for its incompetence and craven defence of profit over lives. But Keir Starmer’s Labour offers no opposition whatsoever. Britain’s working class has no political voice – and desperately needs to build for a new, independent, mass workers’ party. Already this year, the trade unions have overturned the government by forcing part-closure of schools. And young people showed they are ready to explode in protest in last year's Black Lives Matter movement. British capitalism is not well. Meanwhile, Britain’s working class is angry – but lacks political organisation and leadership. This episode of Socialism look at Britain in 2021: a new era of capitalist crisis. Further reading 2020 - a year which drove home the catastrophic failures of capitalism: Global capitalism at most dangerous conjuncture since the 1930s: Workers' action wins Tory U-turn on school safety: Universities: refund the rent, cancel the fees, for fully funded, publicly owned education:
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