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Michael Yates – Episode 130

This time Eric sits down with author and publisher Michael Yates whose new book asks the critical question: Can the working class save the world? Michael helps us understand the questions his book set out to answer, including how we define the working class, how the working class has changed in recent decades, and how it can be organized to change the world. Eric and Michael discuss the importance of internationalism in uniting struggles and fighting global capitalism, including the centrality of anti-imperialist, anti-racist, and anti-patriarchy politics in any labor struggles. The conversation touches on a wide range of subjects related to workers, the working class and class consciousness, all so critical in this time of ever worsening exploitation. Don’t miss this week’s CounterPunch Radio!

Music: The Coup – Laugh/Love/Fuck