Interviews Archives - Jane McAlevey

Washington Fruit Packers Protest Working Conditions Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

The Left in Lockdown: We talk to radical organizers Adolph Reed, Barbara Smith, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Jodi Dean, and Jane McAlevey about how they’re staying politically engaged under quarantine

Jane McAlevey is as horrified by the news as you are, whether it’s Governor Andrew Cuomo rushing to invite Google’s Eric Schmidt to “reimagine” the state’s economy and school system, or Mitch McConnell’s latest attempt to punish ordinary Americans for a global pandemic. “These motherfuckers are so much more prepared to take advantage of this than the Left,” she fumes. Read More

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It’s About F*cking Winning: Featuring Jane McAlevey

  “Jane McAlevey is a lifetime agitator and shitkicker. So why haven’t you seen her on TV? Why don’t we ever see any of our brightest thinkers and doers in the mainstream media? This is one of reasons I started RUMBLE — to bring brilliant voices like hers to you. Jane and I discuss how we can start creating 2021 now — the world we want to live in, the things we want to change. Read More

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Green New Deals: Climate Movements and Labour Unions: Jane McAlevey on the 2020 election being the first presidential race with climate at its center

Throughout the Democratic primary, the potential loss of good construction and fossil fuel industry jobs has helped prevent moderate Democratic candidates, including frontrunner Joe Biden, from taking policy positions that would aggressively confront the fossil fuel industry and the climate crisis. Whoever opposes Donald Trump in the general election will face a politics of climate denial built on an empty but alluring promise of job security in the oil, gas, and coal industries. Read More