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“The austerity doctrine in the time of coronavirus” — EVERYTHING MUST CHANGE! contributors Yanis Varoufakis, Stephanie Kelton, and Brian Eno in conversation with Naomi Klein on Let’s Talk It Over

Friday, April 16th, 2021

“The stalwart left-wing publisher OR Books has firmly established itself as the go-to source for titles that challenge the status quo and suggest options for moving beyond our current ruts. Two new collections from OR do just that.” — EVERYTHING MUST CHANGE! and REDISCOVERING EARTH reviewed in CounterPunch

Tuesday, April 6th, 2021

“[Everything Must Change! pulls together] an impressive mix of international leftist movers and shakers. The result is a commendably broad range of ideas about moving forward with left agendas… The goal of Rediscovering Earth is to not only analyze the insanity of continuing knowingly to destroy our planet but also to help us avert catastrophe… I hope that both of these collections can contribute to an ideological shift away from settling for business as usual.

Read the full review here.

“Shoshana Zuboff on why Big Tech is the biggest threat to democracy” — EVERYTHING MUST CHANGE! contributor interviewed for the New Statesman

Thursday, March 25th, 2021

“The author of The Age of Surveillance Capitalism believes the expanding empire of technology behemoths poses an existential risk.”

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“What does art do, how does it change us? And how can we direct it towards changing things?” — EVERYTHING MUST CHANGE! contributor Brian Eno interviewed for Bloomberg

Thursday, March 25th, 2021

“I’d like to think that being an artist was, in itself, some form of activism—that it impacted the world in a way that made it better. There’s very little explicit, good political music made. It always comes out as propaganda. I think art works in a much more subtle, organic and holistic way.”

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“David Graeber: After the Pandemic, We Can’t Go Back to Sleep” — EVERYTHING MUST CHANGE! contributor featured in Jacobin

Tuesday, March 9th, 2021

“In an essay penned shortly before his death, David Graeber argued that post-pandemic, we can’t slip back into a reality where the way our society is organized — to serve every whim of a small handful of rich people while debasing and degrading the vast majority of us — is seen as sensible or reasonable.”

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“Joe Biden Can Cancel All Student Debt. He Just Won’t.” — EVERYTHING MUST CHANGE! contributor Astra Taylor interviewed for New York Magazine

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

“Student-loan debt is an enormous, damaging problem in the U.S. The data is staggering: 40 million people are in the hole for $1.6 trillion. Loans are so massive and incongruous with what college graduates actually make that repayment plans stretch into adulthood and beyond. Three million senior citizens are still paying them off. Student-loan debt follows people through life, making it hard for them to buy homes and cars and to start businesses. For people of color, it has helped contribute to the racial wealth gap by keeping families from holding on to their money. Joe Biden knows this. He campaigned on canceling “at least” $10,000 worth of debt for borrowers as soon as he got into office, and on canceling debt totally for borrowers at historic Black colleges and universities — but now that he is actually in the executive seat, Biden is dashing hopes that he will enact the policies that will truly fix the issue.”

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“Red Valentine’s: Love & Revolution” — PANDEMIC! 2 author Slavoj Žižek and EVERYTHING MUST CHANGE! editor Srećko Horvat in conversation for Progressive International

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

“Biden Drags His Feet on Canceling Student Debt Despite Campaign Pledge” — EVERYTHING MUST CHANGE! contributor Astra Taylor interviewed on Democracy Now!

Friday, February 19th, 2021

“A pick’n’mix of intellectual stimulation, provocation and inquiry.” — EVERYTHING MUST CHANGE! recommended by Matthew d’Ancona in Tortoise

Friday, February 19th, 2021

“There is no shortage of books plotting a path out of the pandemic, but what appeals about this collection of essays is its eclecticism, radicalism and readiness to think incautiously. With contributions from writers such as Noam Chomsky, Gael Garcia Bernal, Ece Temelkuran, Slavoj Zizek and Shoshana Zuboff, the anthology is a pick’n’mix of intellectual stimulation, provocation and inquiry – and all the better for it. ”

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“An adventurous proposal to seize the Covid-19 crises as, in the words of Saskia Sassen, ‘an invitation to think.'” — EVERYTHING MUST CHANGE! reviewed in Modern Times Review

Friday, February 12th, 2021

“A gathering of influential voices from around the world to weigh in on the progressive possibilities in the wake of COVID-19.”

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“The Dangers of Surveillance Capitalism” — EVERYTHING MUST CHANGE! contributor Shoshana Zuboff interviewed on Bloomberg

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

“Surveillance capitalism and the role social media plays in disinformation” — EVERYTHING MUST CHANGE! contributor Shoshana Zuboff interviewed on Morning Joe

Thursday, February 4th, 2021

“The Coup We Are Not Talking About” — EVERYTHING MUST CHANGE! contributor Shoshana Zuboff writes for the New York Times

Thursday, February 4th, 2021

“We can have democracy, or we can have a surveillance society, but we cannot have both.”

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“Yanis Varoufakis with Russell Brand: The Working Class VS Social Justice Warriors” — EVERYTHING MUST CHANGE! contributor interviewed on Under the Skin

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

“‘It does contain elements of a popular movement’ – Yanis Varoufakis on GameStop” — EVERYTHING MUST CHANGE! contributor interviewed on Channel 4 News

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

“We are not out of the woods, by far.” — EVERYTHING MUST CHANGE! contributor Noam Chomsky interviewed for Truthout

Thursday, January 28th, 2021
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“We Need a Fundamental Reset” — EVERYTHING MUST CHANGE! contributor Shoshana Zuboff interviewed for Time

Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

“On Building an Internet That Lets Democracy Flourish”

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“Prominent commentators from around the world weigh progressive possibilities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic” — EVERYTHING MUST CHANGE! featured on Climate & Capitalism’s Ecosocialist Bookshelf

Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

“Against a return to the normal and, indeed, the notion that there ever was such a thing, these conversations insist that urgent, systemic change is needed to tackle not only the pandemics arising from the human destruction of nature, but also the ceaseless debilitations of contemporary global capitalism.”

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“The left’s big beasts tackle a post-pandemic future” — EVERYTHING MUST CHANGE! featured as the Observer Book of the Day

Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

“Conversations featuring the likes of Noam Chomsky, Brian Eno and Slavoj Žižek imagine a more communal world after Covid.”

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UPCOMING PROGRAM: “BPL Presents: A Night of Ideas” featuring EVERYTHING MUST CHANGE! contributor Astra Taylor and IN DEFENSE OF JULIAN ASSANGE contributor Ai Weiwei — Jan 28, 2021 06:00 PM EST

Friday, January 22nd, 2021

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“Noam Chomsky on Where the Left Goes After Trump” — EVERYTHING MUST CHANGE! contributor in conversation with Ana Kasparian and Nando Vila for Jacobin

Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

“Does the US Want Julian Assange Dead?” — EVERYTHING MUST CHANGE! contributor Yanis Varoufakis in conversation with Aaron Bastani for Novara Media

Monday, January 18th, 2021

“A Brief Cultural History of Work Sucking” — EVERYTHING MUST CHANGE! contributor David Graeber featured in the New Republic

Friday, January 15th, 2021

“In Bullshit Jobs: A Theory, the late David Graeber laments the proliferation of meaningless sectors and jobs that are not productive but seem to exist solely to keep people working. Plenty of jobs have been automated out of existence, he argues, but rather than allowing us more leisure time, the fear of unemployment and threat to the Great American Work Ethic has led to the explosion of useless work.

The thing about bullshit jobs is, the people working them know they’re bullshit. “This is a profound psychological violence here,” Graeber writes. “How can one even begin to speak of dignity in labor when one secretly feels one’s job should not exist? How can it not create a sense of deep rage and resentment?” While many of us in real life may justify these jobs by either projecting value where there is none or just accepting that it’s a paycheck, our culture largely sees them for what they are and treats them accordingly.”

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“Three major threats to life on Earth that we must address in 2021” — EVERYTHING MUST CHANGE! contributors Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad write for Monthly Review

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

“Large parts of the world—outside of China and a few other countries—face a runaway virus, which has not been stopped because of criminal incompetence by governments. That these governments in wealthy countries cynically set aside the basic scientific protocols released by the World Health Organization and by scientific organizations reveals their malicious practice. Anything less than focused attention to managing the virus by testing, contact tracing, and isolation—and if this does not suffice, then imposing a temporary lockdown—is foolhardy. It is equally distressing that these richer countries have pursued a policy of ‘vaccine nationalism’ by stockpiling vaccine candidates rather than a policy for the creation of a ‘people’s vaccine.’ For the sake of humanity, it would be prudent to suspend intellectual property rules and develop a procedure to create universal vaccines for all people.

Although the pandemic is the principal issue on all of our minds, other major issues threaten the longevity of our species and of our planet. These include…”

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“In proposing how to tackle the crisis we must all become philosophers.” — PANDEMIC! and EVERYTHING MUST CHANGE! featured on India Today

Monday, January 11th, 2021

With most of 2020 spent in lockdown, many turned to the written word for various reasons—comfort, escape knowledge, truth. India Today brings you expert recommendations on the best 2020 had to offer.

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“The Case for Wide-Scale Debt Relief” — EVERYTHING MUST CHANGE! contributor Astra Taylor writes for the Nation

Wednesday, January 6th, 2021

Student loans, medical debt, mortgage payments, rent, and municipal debt should all be reduced or eliminated outright, Taylor argues.

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“Brings together sharp, progressive, political commentators to think about the world that has come undone by the novel coronavirus” — EVERYTHING MUST CHANGE! featured on India Today

Monday, December 21st, 2020

Each critical thinker tackles a topic—from love and tech to internationalism and money and debt creation—with the message to organise the world in a manner that benefits everyone equally and ends the exploitation of the poor by the rich.

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“How to Read a Way Out of the Crisis” — PANDEMIC!, THE MONSTER ENTERS, EVERYTHING MUST CHANGE!, and PEOPLE’S POWER featured on Philosophy Football

Tuesday, December 15th, 2020

The Coronavirus Crisis navigated by Mark Perryman’s reading guide to cause, effect and afters.

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“Joe Biden Is the Ultimate ‘Yes Man'” — EVERYTHING MUST CHANGE! contributor Roger Waters interviewed on Going Underground

Friday, December 11th, 2020

“Is Global Stability a Pipe Dream?” — EVERYTHING MUST CHANGE! contributor Yanis Varoufakis debates John Bolton

Friday, December 11th, 2020