Sasha Lilley

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Sasha Lilley born 1975 is an English-born radio host, writer and journalist based in Oakland, California.


Lilley is the editor of Capital and Its Discontents: Conversations with Radical Thinkers in a Time of Tumult, published by PM Press.[1] Lilley is a contributor to the Turbulence Collective's What Would it Mean to Win?, a collection of debates about the direction of the Global Justice Movement, published by PM Press.[2] She is the series editor of the political economy imprint Spectre.[3]

Lilley is a co-founder and host of the Pacifica Radio program Against the Grain.[4] From 2007-2009, she was the interim program director at KPFA. She directed Pacifica Radio’s coverage of the Winter Soldier hearings in Silver Spring, Maryland,[5] launched the War Comes Home,[6] about the human costs of the Iraq and Afghanistan occupations, curated the multimedia project “1968: The Year that Shook the World” commemorating 1968 with archival audio from the Pacifica Radio Archives, and launched the multimedia collaboration “Afghanistan 2008: Seven Years After the Taliban”.[7]

She has overseen national broadcasts,[8] including on torture under the Bush Administration,[9] the testimonials of survivors of Hurricane Katrina, and on the global financial crisis.[10]

Lilley was an editor, staff writer, and researcher at CorpWatch, reporting on the World Bank, labor struggles, and agribusiness.[11]

She has worked as an academic researcher and investigative journalist, including into US contracts in Iraq[12] following the American-led invasion.[13]


Lilley is married to PM Press and AK Press founder Ramsey Kanaan.


  • Lilley, Sasha. Capital and Its Discontents: Conversations with Radical Thinkers in a Time of Tumult PM Press, 2011.
  • Turbulence Collective (ed.) What Would it Mean to Win? PM Press, 2010.
  • Lilley, Sasha, et al., Catastrophism: The Apocalyptic Politics of Collapse and Rebirth PM Press, 2012.


  • Lilley, Sasha. Theory and Practice: Conversations with Noam Chomsky and Howard Zinn (DVD) PM Press, 2010.


  1. ^ Lilley, S. "Capital and Its Discontents: Conversations with Radical Thinkers in a Time of Tumult" PM Press, 2011
  2. ^ Turbulence Collective, "Move into the Light" PM Press, 2008
  3. ^ PM Press, "Sasha Lilley"
  4. ^ Golden Reel Nomination, Sasha Lilley and CS Soong “What’s Wrong with Tolerance?”
  5. ^ Project Censored, Winter Soldier 2008: Eyewitness Accounts of the Occupations
  6. ^ CounterSpin, "Sasha Lilley on The War Comes Home" 14 November 2008
  7. ^ Common Dreams, "CorpWatch and KPFA Radio Launch 'Afghanistan 2008: Seven Years After the Taliban' Multimedia Project Collaboration.
  8. ^ Bruce Brugmann, "God Bless KPFA" San Francisco Bay Guardian, 28 August 2008
  9. ^ "KPFA Radio Broadcasts Live from the House Judiciary Committee Hearing on Torture"
  10. ^ Pacifica Radio, "Capitalism and Its Discontents: A 5 Part Series on the Financial Meltdown" February 2009
  11. ^ Lilley, Sasha."Paving the Amazon with Soy: World Bank Bows to Audit of Maggi Loan" CorpWatch; Lilley, Sasha.
  12. ^ Chatterjee, Pratap. Iraq, Inc.: A Profitable Occupation Seven Stories Press, 2004
  13. ^ Chatterjee, Pratap. Halliburton's Army: How a Well-Connected Texas Oil Company Revolutionized the Way America Makes War Nation Books, 2009

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