“Weekends” features free-flowing and humorous commentary on current events and left political strategy, featuring interviews with prominent individuals on the left. Ana Kasparian and Nando Vila broadcasted live from the Jacobin Magazine’s YouTube channel with Jane McAlevey as their guest. Jane’s interview begins around 52 minutes into the show. Read More
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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
Jacobin Review of A Collective Bargain – Workers of the World Can Still Unite: Jane McAlevey's new book offers concrete tactics and practices for how workers can win more battles — and prepare for the larger wars to come.
What is so valuable about McAlevey’s books and work is that she begins with a grounded faith in the potentials of working people. Because she doesn’t romanticize workers as spontaneously radical, she identifies the question of organizing the class — uniting it across divisions and developing their collective potentials into a creative social force — as the overriding task. Read More