Socialist politics is built on mass rallies, strikes, and door-knocking. But since we’re all practicing physical distancing, we decided to launch a video-based political education series this month.
A few times a week Jacobin will host a left-wing thinker on our YouTube channel to explain an idea for around twenty minutes. Then we’ll take questions from our virtual audience for a brief Q&A.
Today, we have on the coronavirus pandemic and its political implications.
Tune in every day at 6 PM Eastern (except where noted). Visit Jacobin on YouTube for past episodes featuring Mike Davis, Ronan Burtenshaw, and Nicole Aschoff (and subscribe!).
This Week on Stay at Home
Mon, March 30: Karen Narefsky on why we demand public housing construction.
Tues, March 31: Leigh Phillips on why the free market can’t handle pandemics.
Wed, April 1: Vijay Prashad on the rise of Modi and Hindu nationalism in India.
Thurs, April 2: Tony Wood on how the “shock therapy” transition to capitalism devastated 1990s Russia and gave us Putin.
Fri, April 3: Sabrina Fernandes on how far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro took over Brazil and the damage his administration has caused.
Sat, April 4: Matt Karp on how it took a mass movement to end US slavery.
Sun, April 5 (12 PM EDT): Grace Blakeley on the UK Labour Party after Corbyn.
Future guests include Katrina Forrester, Astra Taylor, Vivek Chibber, Meagan Day, Touré Reed, and many others.