A Worker's Guide to Everything
80. Energy, Prices and Profits

80. Energy, Prices and Profits

Trademark Belfast  • 07/06/2022

Dr Seán Byers talks to Stewart McGill about energy, price gouging and super profits.

79. Troops Out 50 Years on: Lessons for the British Left

79. Troops Out 50 Years on: Lessons for the British Left

Trademark Belfast  • 08/05/2022

A coming together in London to listen to Dr Maev McDaid, Aly Renwick, Shelly Asquith, Jeremy Corbyn and Stiofán Ó Nualláin about the British Left and Ireland. 

78. 'Flexible' Labour - Jobs under Capitalism

78. 'Flexible' Labour - Jobs under Capitalism

Trademark Belfast  • 24/04/2022

Joined today by Alex Gordon, President of the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union to talk about P&O, workers rights, flexible labour markets and selling your labour under capitalism. 

77. 'From Civil Rights to Armalites'

77. 'From Civil Rights to Armalites'

Trademark Belfast  • 09/04/2022

Hello and welcome to Potted History, a Trademark podcast series for people interested in the key historical events and processes that have shaped the world we live in. Over the course of the series, we’ll be joined by different guests who’ll talk us through a particular theme, event or period in history from a left-wing perspective. We’ll be looking at the Irish revolution and counter-revolution of the early twentieth century; the history and legacy of the recent conflict in the north of Ireland; different aspects of working-class, trade union and socialist history; and anything else that listeners might want us to deal with as we go along. So, thanks as always for listening. We hope you enjoy the series and take something from it.

76. The Fog of War

76. The Fog of War

Trademark Belfast  • 20/03/2022

Another attempt by Stiofán Ó Nualláin, Stewart McGill and Duroyan Fertyl to cut through the fog of war, propaganda, liberal moralising, handwringing and hysteria surrounding the Russian invasion of Ukraine , offering a concrete analysis of a concrete situation.  

75. War in Ukraine

75. War in Ukraine

Trademark Belfast  • 04/03/2022

Stiofán Ó Nualláin joined by regular contributor Stewart McGill, Duroyan Fertyl - Political Analyst and Professor John Barry to offer a counter-hegemonic discussion on the war in Ukraine. 

74. From Guerrilla to Peace Activist

74. From Guerrilla to Peace Activist

Trademark Belfast  • 18/02/2022

Talking with Tanja Nijmeijer & Mariela Kohon about the Colombia Peace Process, Collective Reincorporation of FARC combatants, Cooperative Economics and the challenges for women fighters. https://www.overamsteluitgevers.com/international/news/3493/early-november-2021-tanja-nijmeijer-from-guerrilla-to-peace-process.html

73. WTF is the Stockmarket? - Episode 7

73. WTF is the Stockmarket? - Episode 7

Trademark Belfast  • 04/02/2022

This week talking Bitcoin, energy, gas, monopoly profits, inflation, Russia and Ukraine!

72. 20th Anniversary Special Edition!

72. 20th Anniversary Special Edition!

Trademark Belfast  • 21/01/2022

Founding member Stiofán Ó Nualláin talks to friends and comrades, Kerry Fleck, Dave Gibney, John Barry and Steve Baker about the contribution of Trademark to anti-sectarianism and political education over the last twenty years. 

71. WTF is the Stock Market? - Episode 6

71. WTF is the Stock Market? - Episode 6

Trademark Belfast  • 07/01/2022

Another installment on our deep dive into the markets; this episode concentrates on the murky world of commodity markets and the billionaire commodity traders who buy and sell the earth's resources. Stiofan Ó Nuallain is joined by Seán Byers and Stewart MacGill. 

 

70. The Neo Liberal University

70. The Neo Liberal University

Trademark Belfast  • 18/12/2021

Joined by Professor John Barry and Dr Leonie Hannan to talk UCU strikes, the marketisation of education and the commodification of knowledge!

69. What's wrong with 'The Just Transition'

69. What's wrong with 'The Just Transition'

Trademark Belfast  • 04/12/2021

A discussion with activist academic Paul Ó Connell chaired by Trademark's Amy Rafferty on what kind of just transition is on offer and what kind is needed. 

68. COP THE F*%K ON 26!

68. COP THE F*%K ON 26!

Trademark Belfast  • 23/11/2021

Contributions from leftbloc podcasters during Cop26 from comrades Professor John Barry, Dr Seán Byers and Dave Gibney on the just transition, trade unionsa nd community wealth building...

67. WTF is the Stockmarket? - Episode 5

67. WTF is the Stockmarket? - Episode 5

Trademark Belfast  • 22/10/2021

Stewart Mac Giolla, Seán Byers and Stiofán Ó Nualláín talk energy markets, finance and supply chains, share buy backs, China's property bubble and other stuff....

66. WTF is the Stock Market? - Episode 4

66. WTF is the Stock Market? - Episode 4

Trademark Belfast  • 06/10/2021

Talking inflation, gold standards, derivatives and bond markets with Comrades McGill, Byers and Ó Nualláin. 

65. WTF is the Stock Market? Episode 3 - The Taliban's Stock Portfolio

65. WTF is the Stock Market? Episode 3 - The Taliban's Stock Portfolio

Trademark Belfast  • 10/09/2021

Trademark and guess Stewart McGill continue their discussion of stocks, shares, dividends and bonds (and the Taliban as commodity dealers)

64. WTF is the Stock Market? Episode 2 - Xi Jinping Thought and Capital Markets

64. WTF is the Stock Market? Episode 2 - Xi Jinping Thought and Capital Markets

Trademark Belfast  • 27/08/2021

We continue our discussion based on listeners suggestions, including China, deregulation, why we hold on to gold and why some capitalisms rely less on capital markets than others...

63. WTF is the Stock Market? - Episode 1

63. WTF is the Stock Market? - Episode 1

Trademark Belfast  • 13/08/2021

A new series of pods delving into the history of the #StockMarket, bonds, stocks, buy-backs, big bangs,  short-selling, derivatives, currency and anything else we can think of with Stewart McGill, Sean Byers and Stiofán Ó Nualláin.

62. The Global Attack on Protest and Dissent

62. The Global Attack on Protest and Dissent

Trademark Belfast  • 09/07/2021

With the School of Anti Racism London, we talk about the slide into authoritarianism and fascism and the global crackdown on protest and dissent with Victoria Sandino FARC senator, Emanuelle Andrews of Liberty,  Ben Jamal of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Yasser Louati of the 'Comité Justice & libertés por tous' and Trademark's Stiofán Ó Nualláin.

61. What's green in Ireland?

61. What's green in Ireland?

Trademark Belfast  • 25/06/2021

Listen here to Conor McCabe, activist and writer talking Irish capitalism, climate action and greenwashing.  (Conor has uploaded his presentation from last night to https://www.slideshare.net/conormccabe

60. Magic Money Tree and the lie of austerity

60. Magic Money Tree and the lie of austerity

Trademark Belfast  • 11/06/2021

As part of Belfast and District Trades Council's May Day Programme, Trademark's Stiofán Ó Nualláín gives a take on the Magic Money Tree, MMT and why it's not quite socialism. 

59. Observe the sons of Ulster...

59. Observe the sons of Ulster...

Trademark Belfast  • 28/05/2021

Seán Byers talks to Claire Mitchell and podcast regular Dr Stephen Baker about all things Unionism and Loyalism and the challenges facing an identity and political movement that is more British than the British.  

58. How fascism won the internet

58. How fascism won the internet

Trademark Belfast  • 02/04/2021

A discussion with Nolan McGregor  (www.jarrow-insights.co) and Clem Ó Brolchain (www.creativeworkerscooperative.com) on how fascism won the internet and why the left needs to get its finger out, sharpish.

57. Latin America and the useful idiots of Imperialism

57. Latin America and the useful idiots of Imperialism

Trademark Belfast  • 13/03/2021

Joined today by independent journalist and latina activist @UrbanNathalia and @Phil_Kelly_ from the Cuba Ireland Solidarity Forum (@CubaIreSol) to talk about imperialism in Latin America and its useful idiots.

56. Alternative Ulster?

56. Alternative Ulster?

Trademark Belfast  • 27/02/2021

A tough one this, our first podcast since the passing of our friend and comrade Mel Corry on January 13th from Covid-19. But as Mel would absolutely have it, "Don't mourn, organise!" We're joined by his friends Tommy McKearney, author and activist and Dr Steve Baker, media guru at the University of Ulster to talk about all things Norn Iron, borders, protocols & paramilitaries. 

55. The Year in Review - 2020

55. The Year in Review - 2020

Trademark Belfast  • 10/01/2021

Mel Corry talks to trade unionist Dooley Harte, Alliance for Choice and trade union activist Naomi Connor and Trademark and Belfast Cleaning Coop's Alice McLarnon about the year that was 2020.

54. CETA and the logic of capital accumulation

54. CETA and the logic of capital accumulation

Trademark Belfast  • 19/12/2020

Trademark talks to Dr Paul  O Connell (of SOAS & The Political Education Project @PoliticalEdPoj)  about the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). 

53. David and Goliath - Community Resistance to Extractive Capitalism PART 2

53. David and Goliath - Community Resistance to Extractive Capitalism PART 2

Trademark Belfast  • 11/12/2020

Part 2 of our chat to community activists Martin Treacy (Greencastle People's Office - The GPO) and Niall Bowen about their respective campaigns against oil exploration in the Lough Neagh Basin and Gold Mining in The Sperrin Mountain's. 

52. David and Goliath - Community Resistance to Extractive Capitalism

52. David and Goliath - Community Resistance to Extractive Capitalism

Trademark Belfast  • 04/12/2020

As part of our 'Just Transition' Programme with the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation (London) here Trademark's Mel Corry talks to community activists Martin Treacy (Greencastle People's Office - The GPO) and Niall Bowen about their respective campaigns against oil exploration in the Lough Neagh Basin and Gold Mining in The Sperrin Mountain's. 

51. Towards a Workers Education Movement Part 2

51. Towards a Workers Education Movement Part 2

Trademark Belfast  • 28/11/2020

More and better of what youse all heard last week you lucky lucky punters, Dr Steve Baker again attempts to wrest sense for the ramblings of a small trio of organic intellectuals.  

50. Towards a Workers Education Movement

50. Towards a Workers Education Movement

Trademark Belfast  • 20/11/2020

Dr Steve Baker of Ulster University and member of the UCU is a guest host where he interviews us! I know it's all workers education and stuff....

49. Why Greenwashing Won't Wash

49. Why Greenwashing Won't Wash

Trademark Belfast  • 13/11/2020

As part of our Rosa Luxemburg 'Just Transition' programme we present a panel discussion with Saoirse McHugh - environmental activist,  Natasha Josette - climate justice organiser, Prof John Barry - Queen's University Belfast, Joe Guinan, Democracy Collaborative and 60 odd participants asking questions!

48. A Just Transition, Economic Democracy and a Green New Deal

48. A Just Transition, Economic Democracy and a Green New Deal

Trademark Belfast  • 08/11/2020

As part of our 'Just Transition' Programme in partnership with The Rosa Luxemburg Foundation we talk to environmental activist Seán Fearon and about the Just Transition framework developed by the trade union movement to ensure that a green and sustainable economy is a democratic one. 

47. Green finance - socialising risk, privatising profit

47. Green finance - socialising risk, privatising profit

Trademark Belfast  • 01/11/2020

As part of our 'Just Transition' Programme in partnership with the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation we chat with Seán Fearon, environmental activist and PhD candidate at Queen's University Belfast about the local renewables scandals of 'Cash for Ash' and how the transition to a post carbon economy will socialise the risk and privatise profits. 

46. The Magic Money Tree 2.0 - Because one podcast just isn't enough

46. The Magic Money Tree 2.0 - Because one podcast just isn't enough

Trademark Belfast  • 23/10/2020

Part 2 of our delve into bits and pieces of Modern Monetary Theory. 

45. The Magic Money Tree

45. The Magic Money Tree

Trademark Belfast  • 18/10/2020

A discussion with Stewart McGill (@UrbanKravMaga) and Professor John Barry in how to get your wee head around the challenges posed by Modern Monetary Theory. This podcast takes us through some of the basic concepts. Enjoy this journey through the most counter intuitive economic analysis around.  Resources This most excellent analysis by contributor Stewart McGill is your starting point!  https://resistance666site.wordpress.com/2020/08/05/modern-monetary-theory-a-marxist-perspective/ https://tribunemag.co.uk/2019/06/for-mmt http://www.billmitchell.org/ https://www.taxresearch.org.uk/Blog/2020/08/12/mmt-a-uk-primer/ https://www.cnbc.com/video/2019/03/01/stephanie-kelton-explains-modern-monetary-theory.html Stephanie Kelton (2020) The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and How to Build a Better Economy  William Mitchell, L Randakk Wray & Martin Watts (2019) Macroeconomics

44. This is Left Bloc!

44. This is Left Bloc!

Trademark Belfast  • 10/10/2020

Talking with Dave Gibney, Emma Clancy, Professor John Barry, Clare O'Connor about 'Left Bloc Ireland' an exciting new media & political education project in Ireland.  Alongside the Trademark Belfast podcast you can listen to the Week at Work, Nuall na nÓg, Offshore and The ABC's of Green Politics https://anchor.fm/the-week-at-work - Reviewing the weekly news in Ireland and beyond from a left perspective, breaking through the overton window of what is 'acceptable' and challenging the establishments control of  'common sense'  https://anchor.fm/nuall-na-nog - Tabharfaidh an gang aghaidh ar mhórcheisteanna sóisialta agus polaitiúla a bhaineann go mór leis an aos óg in Éirinn agus ar fud fad na cruinne. Beidh spraoi againn fosta ag plé an tsó agus an anró, uilig faoi anáil na heite clé agus na Gaeilge.

43. Build the future now - Cooperatives as practical utopias

43. Build the future now - Cooperatives as practical utopias

Trademark Belfast  • 03/10/2020

An interview with Trademark Belfast conducted by Owen Connolly of Green Hope Politics about the potential, challenges and resistance to building a cooperative economy... “[in a cooperative] the opposition between capital and labour is abolished… even if at first only in the form that the workers in association become their own capitalists” (Marx, 1894: 571-72). "...the system of civilised co-operators is the system of socialism" (Lenin 1923) "...cooperatives are a tool for class struggle” (Gramsci 1919) "..better than working for some jumped up wee knob who can't wipe his own arse without an actual worker present" (Alice McLarnon 2020)

42. Fascism is Capitalism in Decay

42. Fascism is Capitalism in Decay

Trademark Belfast  • 25/09/2020

Talking with Duroyan Fertl, activist, writer, researcher, and former advisor to Sinn Féin and GUE/NGL about fascism and the small problem of the far right in the German military.  https://braveneweurope.com/duroyan-fertl-kill-lists-and-commandos-germany-has-a-nazi-problem

41. Beyond capitalism - Embracing the future with Economic Democracy and Community Wealth

41. Beyond capitalism - Embracing the future with Economic Democracy and Community Wealth

Trademark Belfast  • 20/09/2020

Fifty friends of Trademark Belfast zúm in to listen and chat with Joe Guinan in Washington DC about Blade Runner, capitalism, economic democracy and the potential of Community Wealth Building as part of https://www.goodrelationsweek.com/ and our Rosa Luxemburg 'Just Transition'  Programme Learn more at: https://democracycollaborative.org/ https://cles.org.uk/

40. The Neo Liberal City: A Utopia of Exclusion

40. The Neo Liberal City: A Utopia of Exclusion

Trademark Belfast  • 11/09/2020

Talking with Agustine Martire, Lecturer in Architecture QUB and vice chair of 'Save the Cathedral Quarter Belfast' and Steve Baker Lecturer in Film and TV studies UU about the evolution of the neo-liberal city, gentrification, property speculation, working class displacement and the broken model of extractive capitalism that is so perfectly distilled into #tribecabelfast  Follow @SaveCQBelfast Tribeca the Castlebrooke promotional video narrated by local actor, Jamie Dornan (The Fall, Fifty Shades of Grey) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOZxJ6uD-_c "ProTanto Quid Retribuamus”, SaveCQ: a protest poem by Conor Shields https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAPfGrHkCYM The Daily Blend: Tribeca Belfast (Colin Geddis) https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=_hkeT9HqXE0&app=desktop

39. The Rise of the Machines - A Worker's Guide to Contemporary Capitalism - Part 3

39. The Rise of the Machines - A Worker's Guide to Contemporary Capitalism - Part 3

Trademark Belfast  • 06/09/2020

Talking with Brian Forbes and Mel Corry about the future of work, a contingent workforce, surveillance and automation. 

38. The Economic & Social Impact of Covid

38. The Economic & Social Impact of Covid

Trademark Belfast  • 30/08/2020

Talking with comrades Kellie O'Dowd, trade union activist and feminist and Dave Gibney, trade unionist and co-host of 'The Week at Work Podcast' about the social and economic impact of the Covid crisis. 

37. The Crises of Contemporary Capitalism - Part 1

37. The Crises of Contemporary Capitalism - Part 1

Trademark Belfast  • 22/08/2020

Talking about the multiple crises of capitalism and how we might move beyond an economic system that is killing the planet. Alongside the usual controlled ranting of the Trademark team we shall have some very special guests to help us along the way. If you have any ideas for themes feel free to contact us! #uptheworkers, paid and unpaid!

36. After Covid - Community Wealth Building and A Just Transition

36. After Covid - Community Wealth Building and A Just Transition

Trademark Belfast  • 14/08/2020

Speaking again with Joe Guinan of The Democracy Collaborative about the proven potential of Community Wealth Building in building a green, just and democratic economy. Get hold of his book co-authored with Martin O Neil here: https://politybooks.com/bookdetail/?isbn=9781509539024&subject_id=89 https://democracycollaborative.org/ A research and development lab for the democratic economy https://cles.org.uk/ The national organisation for local economies - developing progressive economics for people, planet and place.

35. Community Wealth Building - Onwards to Municipal Socialism!

35. Community Wealth Building - Onwards to Municipal Socialism!

Trademark Belfast  • 07/08/2020

Speaking with comrade Joe Guinan of 'The Democracy Collaborative' about the proven potential of Community Wealth Building in promoting a democratic economy. Get hold of his book co-authored with Martin O Neil here: https://politybooks.com/bookdetail/?isbn=9781509539024&subject_id=89 https://democracycollaborative.org/ A research and development lab for the democratic economy https://cles.org.uk/ The national organisation for local economies - developing progressive economics for people, planet and place.

34. "It will come wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross" ... Fascism 2020

34. "It will come wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross" ... Fascism 2020

Trademark Belfast  • 30/07/2020

Conversation with researcher and left activist Mark Malone on the rise of fascism in Ireland. 

33. Colombia, Ireland and a Neo Liberal Peace with Mariela Kohon

33. Colombia, Ireland and a Neo Liberal Peace with Mariela Kohon

Trademark Belfast  • 23/07/2020

Talking to friend and compañera, Mariela Kohon (Trades Union Congress International Officer) and formerly of Justice for Colombia about the Colombian and Irish peace processes and the political economy of peace building (Only scratched the surface, a second podcast is planned) https://justiceforcolombia.org/get-involved/support-jfc/donate/

32. Apple Tax - "We don't pay taxes, taxes are for the little people"

32. Apple Tax - "We don't pay taxes, taxes are for the little people"

Trademark Belfast  • 16/07/2020

Trademark talking to https://emmaclancy.com/  about the Apple Tax decision and pulling on the Green Jersey for Ireland!

31. "If you fight you won't always win..." - Talking with comrade Alex Gordon RMT

31. "If you fight you won't always win..." - Talking with comrade Alex Gordon RMT

Trademark Belfast  • 10/07/2020

A discussion about the history and the potential of organised labour in Ireland and Britain with guest Alex Gordon, train driver, former president  of the Rail, Maritime and Transport Worker's Union (RMT) and Trustee of the Marx Memorial Library.  Also with the Seán Byers and Stiofán Ó Nualláin of Trademark Belfast. https://www.rmt.org.uk/home/ https://www.marx-memorial-library.org.uk/

30. Working Class Education and the Old Mole of History

30. Working Class Education and the Old Mole of History

Trademark Belfast  • 03/07/2020

Talking with Dr Paul O Connell of SOAS London who suggests that if we are to  rise up and break through the crust of the earth and overthrow this system then  we need to embrace the notion of serious, hard, underground, messy, long-term political education.  

29. Hegemony - Ideology as 'common sense'

29. Hegemony - Ideology as 'common sense'

Trademark Belfast  • 26/06/2020

Trademark is today joined by Dr Steve Baker, former shop steward in the Transport and general Workers Union, now Lecturer in Film and TV at the University of Ulster to talk about all things hegemonic....

28. A Worker's Guide to Historical Capitalism - Part 8

28. A Worker's Guide to Historical Capitalism - Part 8

Trademark Belfast  • 19/06/2020

2008 - 2020 The  last in our current series that takes us beyond the Global Financial Crash to look at the lies behind austerity, quantitative easing, privatization and the reconstitution of class power.

27. The EU and its response to the Covid crisis - Beatings will continue until morale improves

27. The EU and its response to the Covid crisis - Beatings will continue until morale improves

Trademark Belfast  • 11/06/2020

Trademark talks to Emma Clancy, advisor to Die Linke (GUE/NGL) in the European Parliament about the EUs 'response' to the biggest global crisis since.....ever.... More from Emma here: https://emmaclancy.com/ https://irishbroadleft.com/ https://www.guengl.eu/the-reviled-stability-growth-pact-must-be-ditched/

26. A Worker's Guide to Historical Capitalism - Part 7

26. A Worker's Guide to Historical Capitalism - Part 7

Trademark Belfast  • 05/06/2020

A discussion on the characteristics of neo-liberal capitalism, the 'enemy' within, the myth of the small state, the dominance of finance capital and the Global  Financial Crash of 2008. 

25. "I'm mad as hell & I'm not going to take it anymore"- with Conor McCabe

25. "I'm mad as hell & I'm not going to take it anymore"- with Conor McCabe

Trademark Belfast  • 28/05/2020

Talking pandemics, austerity 2.0, government formation talks in the Republic of Ireland, youth radicalism & resistance, building a movement. {Conor McCabe, Author of  'Sins of the Father, Tracing the decisions that shaped the Irish economy',  an economic history of the free state,  the post crash austerity programme, and the liquidation of IBRC/Anglo..........and author of 'Money',  a book which sets out to provide a scholarly analysis of money and capital, the institutional economic class interests that exist in Ireland, and alternatives to same in the spheres of paid labour and social reproduction.

24. A Worker's Guide to Historical Capitalism - Part 6

24. A Worker's Guide to Historical Capitalism - Part 6

Trademark Belfast  • 21/05/2020

The End of Bretton Woods, Chile 9/11, the neo-liberal turn and Thatcher!

23. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - Post Covid Futures Part 2

23. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - Post Covid Futures Part 2

Trademark Belfast  • 14/05/2020

The return of Comrade Professor John Barry of Queen's University Belfast talking with Seán Byers and Stiofáin Ó Nualláin about the Just Transition, Green New Deal, Modern Monetary Theory, Community Wealth Building (and the EU.....)

22. A Worker's Guide to Historical Capitalism - Part 5

22. A Worker's Guide to Historical Capitalism - Part 5

Trademark Belfast  • 08/05/2020

The Golden Period of Capitalism, the Welfare Compromise and the historical 'blip'  that was 'social democracy'. 

21. May Day is Worker's Day

21. May Day is Worker's Day

Trademark Belfast  • 01/05/2020

Trademark Belfast on the origins and importance of May Day (with drink) 

20. The Good, the Bad & the Ugly - Post Covid Futures - Part 1

20. The Good, the Bad & the Ugly - Post Covid Futures - Part 1

Trademark Belfast  • 23/04/2020

Not a description of the participants but rather a series of talks between Trademark and friend and comrade John Barry, Professor of Green Political Economy at Queen's University Belfast addressing the dangers and opportunities on the current crisis.

19. A Worker's Guide to Historical Capitalism - Part 4

19. A Worker's Guide to Historical Capitalism - Part 4

Trademark Belfast  • 17/04/2020

The Crash, the  Depression,  The Dust Bowl, The New Deal and how John Wayne won World War 2. (or how the Soviet Union out-produced Nazi Germany and crushed them at the Battle of Kursk)  Historical Capitalism Part 4 John Kenneth Galbraith, The Great Crash of 1929 (1955) Adrian Grant, Socialist Republicanism in Ireland, 1909-1936 (2012) Mark Harrison, ‘Resource mobilization for World War II: the U.S.A., U.K., U.S.S.R. and Germany’, 1938-1945’, https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/staff/mharrison/public/ehr88postprint.pdf Eric Hobsbawm, Age of Extremes: The Short Twentieth Century, 1914-1991 (1994), Part One, https://libcom.org/files/Eric%20Hobsbawm%20-%20Age%20Of%20Extremes%20-%201914-1991.pdf Emmet O’Connor, Reds and the Green: Ireland, Russia and the Communist Internationals, 1919-43 (1943) Stanley G. Payne, A History of Fascism, 1914-1945 (1995) Paul Preston, The Spanish Civil War: Reaction, Revolution and Revenge (2006) John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath (1939) Adam Tooze, The Wages of Destruction (2006) Adam Tooze and James R. Martin, ‘The economics of the war with Germany’, in Michael Geyer and Adam Tooze (eds.), The Cambridge History of the Second World War(2015), https://adamtooze.com/app/uploads/2016/03/Tooze-Martin-Economics-of-War-Against-Hitler-CambHistWW2Vol3.pdf

18. Essential workers, overworked and undervalued.

18. Essential workers, overworked and undervalued.

Trademark Belfast  • 10/04/2020

Mel Corry of Trademark talking with: Michala Lafferty Trade Union official with USDAW  - The retail workers union,   Alice McLarnon of the Belfast Cleaning Society - A Worker's Cooperative, and  Jo McDonnell - Frontline Health Worker

17. A Worker's Guide to Historical Capitalism - Part 3

17. A Worker's Guide to Historical Capitalism - Part 3

Trademark Belfast  • 02/04/2020

Third installment of a wander through the history of capitalism taking in Fordist Mass production, the Bolshevik Revolution and The Crash of 1929. Historical Capitalism Part 3 Jacobin Special 1916 Edition, Between The Risings (2016), https://jacobinmag.com/issue/between-the-risings James Connolly, ‘The Coming Revolt in India’ (1908), https://www.marxists.org/archive/connolly/1908/01/india1.htm James Connolly, ‘The Friends of Small Nationalities’ (1914), https://www.marxists.org/archive/connolly/1914/09/friends.htm James Connolly, ‘What is a Free Nation?’ (1916), https://www.marxists.org/archive/connolly/1916/02/whtfrnat.htm Neil Faulkner, ‘A Marxist History of the World, Part 81: The Roaring Twenties’, Counterfire, 24 June 2012, https://www.counterfire.org/a-marxist-history-of-the-world/15860-a-marxist-history-of-the-world-part-81-the-roaring-twenties F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby (1925) John Kenneth Galbraith, The Great Crash of 1929 (1955) David Harvey, The Condition of Post-Modernity (1989), Chapter 8 Eric Hobsbawm, The Age of Extremes: The Short Twentieth Century (1994), Chapters 1-4 Conor Kostick, Revolution in Ireland: Popular Militancy 1917 to 1923 (2009) V.I. Lenin, ‘The Socialist Revolution and the Right of Nations to Self-Determination’ (1916), https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1916/jan/x01.htm Rosa Luxemburg, The Junius Pamphlet (The Crisis of German Social Democracy) (1915), https://www.marxists.org/archive/luxemburg/1915/junius/index.htm China Miéville, October: The Story of the Russian Revolution (2017) Vijay Prashad, Red Star Over the Third World (2017) John Reed, The Ten Days that Shook the World (1919) Dave Sherry, Empire and Revolution: A Socialist History of the First World War (2014) John Tully, The Devil’s Milk: A Social History of Rubber (2011)

16. Coronavirus and a crisis of capitalism

16. Coronavirus and a crisis of capitalism

Trademark Belfast  • 25/03/2020

Talking through the impact and implications of the global pandemic. 

15. A Worker's Guide to Historical Capitalism - Part 2

15. A Worker's Guide to Historical Capitalism - Part 2

Trademark Belfast  • 19/03/2020

A second installment of our discussion on historical capitalism and why we teach it.  Historical Capitalism Part 2 Friedrich Engels, Condition of the Working Class in England (1844/45), https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/download/pdf/condition-working-class-england.pdf Christopher Hill, Reformation to Industrial Revolution (1990) Eric Hobsbawm, Industry and Empire: From 1750 to the Present Day (1999), Chapters 1 & 2 Eric Hobsbawm, The Age of Capital, 1848-1875 (1975) Eric Hobsbawm, The Age of Empire, 1875-1914 (1987) Adam Hochschild, King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa (1990) V.I. Lenin, Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism (1916), https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1916/imp-hsc/ Karl Marx, Capital Vol. 1 (1867), Chapters 27-33, https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1867-c1/ch26.htm Thomas Pakenham, The Scramble for Africa (1990) Michael Perelman, The Invention of Capitalism: Classical Political Economy and the Secret History of Primitive Accumulation (2000) Karl Polanyi, The Great Transformation (1944), Chapter 1 Walter Rodney, How Europe Undeveloped Africa (1973), Chapters 5 & 6 E.P. Thompson, The Making of the English Working Class (1963), Chapters 7-10 Ellen Meiksins Wood, The Origin of Capitalism (1999)

14. A Worker's Guide to Historical Capitalism - Part 1

14. A Worker's Guide to Historical Capitalism - Part 1

Trademark Belfast  • 11/03/2020

Trademark punters talking political economy, historical capitalism and pandemics. Podcast reading list Historical Capitalism Part 1 Friedrich Engels, The Peasant War in Germany (1850), https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1850/peasant-war-germany/index.htm Neil Faulkner, A Marxist History of the World (2013), Chapter 6 Silvia Federici, Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation (2004) Rodney Hilton, Bond Men Made Free: Medieval Peasant Movements and the English Rising of 1381 (1973) David Jamieson, ‘The Revolution of 1517’, Jacobin, 31 October 2017, https://jacobinmag.com/2017/10/martin-luther-reformation-religion Michael Perelman, The Invention of Capitalism: Classical Political Economy and the Secret History of Primitive Accumulation (2000) Walter Rodney, How Europe Undeveloped Africa (1973), Chapters 1-4 David Stannard, American Holocaust: The Conquest of the New World (1992) Immanuel Wallerstein, Historical Capitalism (1983)

13. Are we all Shinners now father?

13. Are we all Shinners now father?

Trademark Belfast  • 12/02/2020

Talking in a wee state of shock about the seismic impact of Sinn Fein's electoral surge in the free state. 

12. Brexit - Independence Day?

12. Brexit - Independence Day?

Trademark Belfast  • 31/01/2020

Brexit ramblings, don't have a canary...

11. Cooperate and no-one gets hurt!

11. Cooperate and no-one gets hurt!

Trademark Belfast  • 22/01/2020

Three worker coops discuss cooperatives - Trademark, Belfast Cleaning Society and the Creative Workers Coop

10. A dis-United Kingdom

10. A dis-United Kingdom

Trademark Belfast  • 19/12/2019

Staff Christmas do chat about the elections, trigger warning, bad language, content warning, lefty ramblings

9. Youth organizing against sectarianism

9. Youth organizing against sectarianism

Trademark Belfast  • 25/09/2019

As part of Community Relations Week https://www.community-relations.org.uk/we hosted a panel discussion on ‘Youth Organising against Sectarianism’  with Conal Matthews of the Connolly Youth Movement www.cym.ie , Cllr Fiona Ferguson of People Before Profit www.pbp.ie and Christopher Stewart of the Socialist Party www.socialistparty.ie, the event was chaired by Ruairí Lennon.

8. Brexit, the border & the left

8. Brexit, the border & the left

Trademark Belfast  • 07/09/2019

In partnership with the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation www.brexitblog-rosalux.eu a panel debate with Clare Bailey GPNI, Tommy McKearney EXPAC, Deirdre Hargey Sinn Féin, Patricia McKenna Former MEP. 

7. Sectarianism and its resilience

7. Sectarianism and its resilience

Trademark Belfast  • 20/07/2019

First in a series of discussions on this uplifting topic

6. Trademark in the Gaeltacht - What's the point of Irish?

6. Trademark in the Gaeltacht - What's the point of Irish?

Trademark Belfast  • 02/07/2019

Ramblings on the Irish language  - Comhrá scaipthe ar an Gaeilge

5. Reflections on the Elections

5. Reflections on the Elections

Trademark Belfast  • 30/05/2019

General musings about elections in Ireland, north and south,  GB and Europe. 

4. Nazi Terrorists: The Inside Story of National Action

4. Nazi Terrorists: The Inside Story of National Action

Trademark Belfast  • 21/05/2019

A conversation with Matthew Collins of Hope not Hate about his book 'Nazi Terrorists – The Inside Story of National Action'   Book available at: @Bookmarks_books   @CaltonBooks     http://naziterrorist.com/

3. Trade Unions, Organizing and the death of Social Partnership

3. Trade Unions, Organizing and the death of Social Partnership

Trademark Belfast  • 17/05/2019

Talking Trade Unions in Ireland with Dave Gibney, Communications Officer with Mandate the Bar and Retail Workers Union. [www.mandate.ie]

2. The Need for Radical Political Education

2. The Need for Radical Political Education

Trademark Belfast  • 03/05/2019

Check out our new blog in partnership with the The Rosa Luxemburg Foundation at  www.brexitblog-rosalux.eu for discussions on Brexit, the Border, the EU, Eurozone and building left hegemony. Up the workers! 

1. Trademark talking about friend and comrade Joe Law 1946-2016

1. Trademark talking about friend and comrade Joe Law 1946-2016

Trademark Belfast  • 22/01/2019

A tribute to our comrade and friend Joe Law 1946-2016