Biju Matthew in conversation with Romeo Reynoso, a young engineer based in New York City who works at the intersection of environmental, anti racist and other Left struggles.
Thinking through the times is a reflective series that begins by acknowledging that we live in a period in which multiple crises are unfolding at different scales at the same time. It seeks to speak with people involved in organizing without speaking for them, seeking to let their voices be heard with the hope of fostering, thoughtful, careful and respectful engagement.
Biju Mathew, is Secretary, National Taxi Workers Alliance (AFLCIO), a co-founder of India Civil Watch International (New York) and Lamakaan (Hyderabad). His political and intellectual work follows three vectors — neoliberalism, especially its four decades of reorganization of work, diasporic right wings, especially Hindu nationalism and finally questions of internationalism, new left movements and political strategy. He is author of “Taxi! Cabs and Capitalism in New York City” (Cornell, 2008) and several other popular and academic essays. He is Associate Professor of Information Systems & American Studies at Rider University, NJ.