Jacobin Radio: Labour Manifesto, Netanyahu Indictments, and the Bolivian Coup
Suzi speaks with Kevin Ovenden about Jeremy Corbyn’s new Labour Party manifesto. The just-launched manifesto promotes a vision for the country with broad appeal that challenges and counteracts the politics of austerity, despair, and decline that have characterized the last several decades. Corbyn is campaigning for real change, and we get Ovenden’s analysis. Suzi then talks to Yoav Peled in Tel Aviv about what happens now that interim Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu, Israel’s longest-serving PM, has been indicted on three counts of bribery, fraud, and breach of trust. Neither Netanyahu’s Likudnor Benny Gantz’s Blue and White Party have been able so far to form a government since Israel’s second election of 2019 in September, and the indictments put Israel in uncharted political territory. We get Peled's insights on what happens next. Finally, Suzi talks to political sociologist Gabriel Hetland about Bolivia, now caught in a spiral of horrors as the far-right regime of terror consolidates its rule after the ouster of Evo Morales on November 10. We also get Gabriel’s latest research into the conditions of the disputed elections that led to Evo Morales’s contested victory and forced resignation.