interviews

A Visit to Louise Michel - Paul Lafargue

St Lazare prison

French Socialist Paul Lafargue recorded his visit to Louise Michel in St Lazare prison following her conviction for starting a riot in 1883.

Pier Paolo Pasolini interviewed by Louis Valentin (1970)

Maria Callas and Pier Paolo Pasolini on the set of Medea

A 1970 interview with Pier Paolo Pasolini, on the youth revolt of the sixties, culture, love, his film “Oedipus Rex”, the heterosexual couple, homosexuality, and more.

Pier Paolo Pasolini Interviewed by Enzo Biagi for the Italian television network RAI on July 27, 1971

A 1971 interview with a pessimistic Pier Paolo Pasolini, in which he discusses consumer society, the emptiness of success, television as an authoritarian mass medium, eroticism, the conformism of the intellectuals, and his enigmatic relation with the Gospel.

The Brazilian Dictatorship and the Battle of Maria Antônia

An interview with two former students about one of the most famous events in Brazil during the dictatorship period. The student street battles at Maria Antônia street and its impact. As well as a discussion on the legacy of the battle and the dictatorship particularly on contemporary Brazilian politics.

The Hungarian Revolt of 1956 - Peter Pallai

An account of the events of the Hungarian Revolt in 1956 from one of the participants, Peter Pallai who was a student demonstrator.

1997: Interview with Angela Davis

Angela Davis is interviewed about the state of the US labour movement, the effects of globalisation and racial challenges for Black Americans in the 90s.

Common sense for hard times

Commonsense front cover

In 1973, author Jeremy Brecher spent a summer with truck driver and union activist Tim Costello interviewing young American workers about the historical forces that shaped their lives. This book, published in 1976, was the result.

E06: The Industrial Workers of the World in the US, 1905-1918

IWW strikers in Paterson

Podcast episode about the early history of the Industrial Workers of the World union in the United States, 1905-1918. In conversation with Peter Cole, coeditor of the new book Wobblies of the World: a Global History of the IWW.

WCH E5: Workmates - organising with agency workers on London Underground

London Underground track workers

An interview with Andy Littlechild, a rail track charge hand and rail workers' union official, about Workmates: a fighting organisation of permanent and agency contract workers on London Underground in the late 1990s and early 2000s.