Beyond the Noise: Walden Bello on the globalisation of the far right

Ben Wray

Beyond the Noise with David Jamieson is a weekly podcast with CommonSpace journalist David Jamieson, where he gets behind the 24/7 news cycle and gets to the heart of issues, trying to find the substance behind the headlines.

IN this week’s podcast, Jamieson speaks to Walden Bello, one of the most prolific and articulate voices critiquing capitalism and globalisation in recent decades, and the author of three new books exploring the crisis of globalisation, the rise of the far right and the consequences of the Chinese model for the global system.

Jamieson spoke to Bello as part of his recent visit to Scotland organised by Global Justice Now Scotland.

In a wide-ranging interview, they discuss:

1:21 – What does the rise of the authoritarian new far right look like outside of the west, where it is usually studied – as exemplified by Rodrigo Duterte in the Philippines?

9:29 – Why was is the right reaping the benefit of an increasing rejection of neoliberal globalisation, when it is the left which for decades has campaigned against its damaging effects?

28:36 – How should the left in the UK respond to crisis of globalisation in the form of Brexit. In Scotland, how do supporters of independence navigate that cause around relations to the global system?

35:32 – Why the Chinese model, apparently so robust in the face of the 2008 crisis, is coming into crisis. And why it matters for the whole world.

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