Novara - Season 03

Season 3 of the Novara show on Resonance FM.

S03E001 - Fascism, anti-fascism and the state

On this week’s show Aaron Peters and James Butler discuss fascism, anti-fascism and the relation of both to the state.

S03E003 - The Golden Dawn: Who are they and what do they want?

On this week’s show James and Aaron are joined by writer and journalist Yiannis Baboulias as they discuss Greece and the rise of the neo-fascist ‘Golden Dawn’ party.

Resources:

↝ 'A Golden Dawn member murdered an anti-fascist rapper In Athens last night' (Yiannis Baboulias, Vice)

S03E004 - Angela Merkel in the autumn

On this week’s show Aaron Peters is joined by Mark Bergfeld as they discuss the results of the recent German elections.

Resources:

↝ 'The many faces of Frau Merkel' (Al Jazeera English)
↝ 'Reflections on the German elections' (Mark's blog)

S03E005 - Ralph Miliband: The marxist who hated nationalism

On this week’s show Aaron Peters and James Butler discuss Ralph Miliband, the man who hated nationalism, and his legacy.

S03E006 - Regeneration, gentrification and social cleansing

On this week’s show James Butler and Aaron Peters discuss regeneration, gentrification and social cleansing.

S03E007 - Liars, fantasists, murderers

On this week’s show James and Aaron discuss the police, Mark Duggan, ‘spycops’ and Plebgate – are the police immune from any consequences when they lie, cheat and murder?

S03E008 - England and the politics of Englishness

On this week’s show James Butler and Aaron Peters are joined by Niki Seth-Smith as they discuss the politics of English nationalism and ‘Englishness’.

S03E009 - Failure of the 2010 UK student movement: A diagnosis

This week’s show asks why the UK student movement of 2010 proved incapable of enduring after the passage of the Higher Education Bill into law.

S03E012 - Unions without a Cosa?

On this week’s show Aaron Bastani and James Butler discuss the ’3Cosas’ campaign and forthcoming strikes throughout UK higher education. Can the larger incumbent unions adapt and remain relevant?

Resources:

↝ 3Cosas Campaign Tumblr
↝ 3Cosas Strikefund Video
↝ '3Cosas, independent unions, and transforming the labour movement' (Daniel Cooper, Alliance of Workers Liberty, September 2013)

S03E013 - Feminism, class, work

On this week’s show James Butler is joined by Dawn Foster as they discuss feminism and class.

Resources:

↝ Dumbing down feminism for the working class is tedious and offensive (Dawn Foster, New Left Project)

S03E014 - Growth, austerity, poverty

On this week’s show James Butler and Aaron Bastani discuss Britain’s recent growth data. What does it tell us about austerity and what is it’s relationship to declining wages and living standards?

S03E15 - "No justice, no peace": How did the Duggan inquest get it so wrong?

On this week’s show Aaron Bastani is joined by Nina Power as they discuss the conclusions of the recent inquest into the killing of Mark Duggan. How did the jury get it so wrong?

Resources:

↝ "This Perverse Mark Duggan Verdict Will Ruin Our Relations with the Police" (Stafford Scott, The Guardian: 2014)
↝ "Jury's Determination and Conclusion" (Duggan Inquest: 2014)
↝ "Mark Duggan, State Violence and the Long History of British Propaganda" (Adam Elliot-Cooper, Ceasefire: 2014)
↝ "Boris Johnson's Call for Water Cannon Shows a Contempt for the People" (Nina Power, The Guardian: 2014)