Author: Leo Panitch

Leo Panitch (1945 - 2020) was emeritus professor of political science at York University, co-editor (with Greg Albo) of the Socialist Register and co-author (with Sam Gindin) of The Making of Global Capitalism (Verso). His new book, co-authored with Colin Leys, Searching for Socialism: The Project of the Labour New Left from Benn to Corbyn (Verso).

  • The Challenges of the Greek Left After the Election

    Toronto — 19 June 2012. An Assessment and Report-Back Leo Panitch – Editor, Socialist Register, Professor of Political Economy, York University After two years of anti-austerity street battles, Greece is in … Watch video »

  • 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? … Watch video »

  • The Left’s Responses to the Crisis in Europe and North America

    Toronto — 1 December 2011. Moderated by Greg Albo, featuring: Leo Panitch is a political economist and theorist based at York University, Toronto, and is co-editor of Socialist Register. His … Watch video »

  • The Left’s Crisis

    A common response of the left to the financial crisis that broke out in the USA in 2007-08 was often a kind of Michael Moore-type populist one: Why are you … Keep reading »

  • Rebuilding the Left in a Time of Crisis

    Leo Panitch is a political economist and theorist based at York University, Toronto, and is co-editor of Socialist Register. His most recent book is In and Out of Crisis: The … Keep reading »

  • No Fare is Fair

    A Roundtable with Members of the Greater Toronto Workers’ Assembly Transit Committee The Greater Toronto Workers’ Assembly (GTWA) is a promising new initiative aiming to build a united, non-sectarian, and militant … Keep reading »

  • 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 … Watch video »

  • Thousands Protest Irish Nightmare Economy

    Last weekend in Ireland, thousands of people demonstrated against austerity measures and against bearing the burden of the Irish crisis. Just how did the Irish miracle turn into the Irish … 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 … Keep reading »

  • No Time for Public Sector Austerity

    The 2007-08 financial crash was, in terms of its global impact, the greatest in history. It was only prevented from immediately triggering another Great Depression by governments in so many … 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 … Watch video »

  • In and Out of Crisis

    The Global Financial Meltdown and Left Alternatives With the recent publication of their new book on the financial crisis and the crisis of the North American Left, In and Out Of … Keep reading »