Author: Greg Albo

Greg Albo teaches political economy at York University, Toronto. Recent publications include: Divided Province: Ontario Politics in the Age of Neoliberalism (2018; with Bryan Evans); A World Turned Upside Down? Socialist Register 2019 (with Leo Panitch); and Class, Party, Revolution (2018; with Leo Panitch and Alan Zuege).

  • Capitalism vs. Ecology

    We Need to Change Everything! Resistance and Alternatives Toronto — 21 June 2015. It is no longer plausible to propose incremental solutions to the ecological crises of our time. The numbers are clear: to avoid a trillion metric tons of cumulative carbon emissions by 2039, and an increase in global average temperatures of 2°C, it is … Watch video »

  • Launching the Socialist Register 2015: Transforming Classes

    This 51st annual Socialist Register completes the investigation of class formation and class strategies on a global scale begun with last year’s volume. Deploying an understanding of class as an historical social process – rather than an abstract sociological category or statistical artifact – the essays here investigate the concrete ways that working classes are … Watch video »

  • Austerity Against Democracy: An Authoritarian Phase of Neoliberalism?

    From its very beginnings, the new doctrine of neoliberalism was quite consciously set in opposition to socialism as an alternate economic and democratic order to capitalism and as an unyielding defender of private property. In its specific programmatic mandate, neoliberalism was an offspring of the Great Depression and set against Keynesian state intervention. But however … Keep reading »

  • Book forum: Empire’s Ally: Canada and the War in Afghanistan

    Toronto — 19 January 2014. This forum was part of the Canadian Peace Alliance convention weekend in Toronto. Moderated by James Clark. Presentations by: Greg Albo teaches Political Economy at the Department of Political Science, York University Todd Gordon teaches Society, Culture, and Environment studies at Laurier University Angela Joya is Professor of Global Political … Watch video »

  • The Geopolitical Ecology of Empire’s Ally

    Jordy Cummings interviews Greg Albo and Jerome Klassen Jordy Cummings (JC): One of the overarching themes of Empire’s Ally in general,and your contribution in particular, is a questioning of the predominant thesis held by supporters and detractors of the Conservative government, that is to say, the idea that there was a qualitative shift in Canadian foreign … Keep reading »

  • Launching the Socialist Register 2014: Registering Class

    The 50th volume of the Socialist Register is dedicated to the theme of ‘registering class’ in light of the spread and deepening of capitalist social relations around the globe. Today’s economic crisis has been deployed to extend the class struggle from above while many resistances have been explicitly cast in terms of class struggles from … Watch video »

  • Challenging Harper’s Imperialist Agenda

    It has become commonplace to observe that the Conservative government of Stephen Harper has been re-making the symbols and practices of the Canadian state. Canada, in this view, was once the social democratic heartland of North America. But under Harper, Canada has been transformed into a hyper-regime of neoliberal market fundamentalism. Nowhere, it is argued, … Keep reading »

  • The Crisis and the Left

    Toronto — 6 May 2012. Where Does Occupy Lead Now? Launch of the 2012 Socialist Register. Moderated by Leo Panitch. Frances Fox Piven, author of Who’s Afraid of Frances Fox Piven? David McNally, York University, author of Global Slump. Greg Albo, York University, co-author of In and Out of Crisis. These presentations were made at the … Watch video »

  • Launch of the 2011 Socialist Register: The Crisis This Time

    Toronto — 20 January 2011. Listen to audio on Radio4All website Introduced and moderated by Leo Panitch, co-editor of the Socialist Register: Sam Gindin, is a former research director of the CAW and is currently the visiting Packer Chair in Social Justice at York University, Toronto – “Capitalist Crises and the Crisis this Time” Bryan … Watch video »

  • Labour Day 2010: Austerity, Public Services and the Labour Movement

    This Labour Day, like the last two, is dominated by the ongoing global economic crisis. Since 2008 Canada’s workers, working families, and the communities in which we make our lives, have endured a period of deep economic insecurity the likes of which we have not seen since the Great Depression. The crisis began in the … Keep reading »

  • Capitalist Crisis, Radical Renewal?

    Sasha Lilley: Liberals and leftists alike argue that the economic crisis was caused by a lack of state regulation over the banks and financial markets. Consequently, they conclude that we just need new regulation to keep the financial sector in line. Why don’t you think that’s the case? Leo Panitch: Well, the cause of the … Keep reading »

  • In and Out of Crisis: Authors Meet Critics

    Toronto, May 16, 2010. Moderated by Anna Agathangelou. Part 1: the authors of In and out of Crisis: Greg Albo teaches political economy at York University, Toronto. Sam Gindin is the Visiting Packer Chair in Social Justice at York University, Toronto. Leo Panitch teaches political economy at York University, is co-editor of The Socialist Register … Watch video »