Past Appearances & Events

Event • Philadelphia

In Conversation: Sarah Jaffe and Malcolm Harris

We had so much fun last week we’re doing it again! On Crowdcast, Malcolm and I will talk about the various Shit that is Fucked Up and Bullshit, from coronavirus response to undervalued care work, #resistance, student debt, Duplo Marxism, and wage labor itself. Tuesday, May 5 at 6pm, HERE.

Event • Eastern Time

System in Crisis: A Working Class Vision for the Future

On May Day, 5pm Eastern, I’m facilitating a conversation with two of today’s most dynamic and inspiring labor leaders, Stacy Davis Gates of the Chicago Teachers Union and Sara Nelson of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA. 

It’s a fundraiser for the wonderful people at Labor Notes and Haymarket Books, but if you’re out of work, don’t worry, you can still tune in! Join Us.

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In Conversation: Sarah Jaffe and Joanne McNeil

Joanne McNeil, author of Lurking: How a Person Became a User, joined me for the first in a series of author conversations during coronavirus. How did tech companies get shaped by the last crisis, and how will they emerge from this one? Where did Amazon get all this power, and how did Zoom take over our lives? And more importantly, how can we take that power back? Watch here.

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Democracy Now: “This Is a Win for Our City”: Chicago Teachers Celebrate End of Historic Strike After 11 Days

(Part One, Part Two below)
Teachers in Chicago are heading back to school Friday, marking the end of a historic eleven-day strike that had shut down the nation’s third-largest school district. After weeks of tense negotiations, the city agreed to reduce class sizes, increase salaries by 16 percent over the next 5 years and bring on hundreds more social workers, nurses and librarians. The union demanded that teachers be able to make up the full eleven days of school before agreeing to return to work and eventually settled with the city on five days. Earlier this week, 7,500 public school workers with the Service Employees International Union, who had been striking also settled with the city earlier. I joined Democracy Now alongside Stacy Davis Gates, the Executive Vice President of the Chicago Teacher Union.

Event • Brighton, England

Novara Media: The Organised Left is Back!

At The World Transformed in September I sat down with James Butler to compare the current situation of left movements in the US and the UK and the links between organised labour and party politics both here and in the US.

Event • New York

Dear Walmart at Workers Unite! Film Festival

I was interviewed years back for this documentary about Walmart workers organizing and fighting for a historic pay raise. It’s now screening at New York’s Workers Unite! Film Festival on May 11, 7:30 PM and I’ll be there to watch and to join a Q&A afterwards with the directors.