Every Thursday throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Everyday Analysis will be hosting political debates, guests and questions on Zoom.
The Next Expulsions with Saskia Sassen (Thursday August 13th, 8.30pm UK TIME)
As the global economy becomes more complex, it becomes more brutally effective at expelling inconvenient people, populations, and even whole geographical regions from its gaze. Saskia Sassen – one of the most influential sociologists in the world today – joins us to discuss her pathbreaking analyses of globalization, movement of people, and cities, and to assess the new kinds of ‘expulsions’ already evident in the post-COVID global economy.
Join via this Zoom Link or using this meeting ID: 842-7238-7631
Rustbelt with Laura Smith
The 2016 Brexit vote set England’s deindustrialised periphery against its metropolitan centres, creating traps for both main parties, from which the right has now emerged victorious. But it didn’t have to be that way. Laura Smith was one of the surprise winners of Labour’s radical left 2017 election campaign, taking the seat of Crewe and Nantwich, which had voted over 60% to leave the EU. As Labour drifted Remain-ward in the run-up to the 2019 election, Laura was one of a minority of voices warning that England’s rustbelt wouldn’t stand for it. To discuss Corbynism, the Brexit vice grip, and what next for radical politics in the deindustrialised Midlands and North, EDA are honoured to joined by the former MP for Crewe and Nantwich.