Richard D. Wolff: What is Capitalism and Socialism? What is Money? What is Debt Jubilee?

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acTVism Munich on Feb 21, 2017

In this interview with Professor of Economics Emeritus (University of Massachusetts), Marxist economist and founder of Democracy at Work, Richard D. Wolff, we talk to him about Capitalism and Socialism.

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How to Counter Military Recruitment by Pat Elder (#NoWar2016)

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by Pat Elder
worldbeyondwar.org
September 26, 2016

Remarks at #NoWar2016

Countering military recruitment in the nation’s high schools confronts an ugly mix of a distinctively American brand of institutionalized violence, racism, militarism, nationalism, classism, and sexism. It confronts the greatest problems in American society.

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Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka: CNN Town Hall

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America today news on Aug 17, 2016

CNN hosts Green Party town hall on Wednesday night with the Green Party’s nominee Jill Stein and presumptive running mate Ajamu Baraka.

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Chris Hedges and Jill Stein: Clinton Will Only Fan the Flames of Right-Wing Extremism

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Updated: July 31, 2016

with Chris Hedges

RT America on Jul 30, 2016

Now that the two major political parties have officially selected their nominees for president, Chris Hedges sits down with Green Party candidate for president, Dr. Jill Stein, to discuss an alternative way forward. Bernie Sanders might be out of the race, but Stein says the Green Party is leading the revolutionary charge. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil looks at third parties that have renewed the political vibrancy of American society.

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Ralph Nader: Clinton is a Corporatist and Militarist + Jill Stein’s Green New Deal Makes Wars For Oil Obsolete

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with Ralph Nader

Jill Stein for President Booster Club on Jul 14, 2016

Ralph Nader talks about the 2016 US Election including Bernie Sanders endorsement of Hillary Clinton with Jorge Ramos on Fusion TV.

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The Stimulator: Solidarity Means Tabarnak! Quebec Students Strike Against Capitalism

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stimulator on Apr 11, 2015

This week we look at the student led mobilizations that have rocked the streets of Montreal and Quebec City. From large scale marches, to occupations of university buildings to direct actions, the spring 2015 coalition has re-energized radical organizing in so called Quebec. Continue reading

What A Destructive Wall Street Owes Young Americans by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
March 14, 2014

Wall Street’s big banks and their financial networks that collapsed the U.S. economy in 2008-2009, were saved with huge bailouts by the taxpayers, but these Wall Street Gamblers are still paid huge money and are again creeping toward reckless misbehavior. Their corporate crime wave strip-mined the economy for young workers, threw them on the unemployment rolls and helped make possible a low-wage economy that is draining away their ability to afford basic housing, goods, and services.

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US Higher Education: The New “Treasure Island” for Investors by Joseph Natoli

by Joseph Natoli
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Crossposted from josephnatoli.com and Truthout
November 13, 2013

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“This government’s [England] whole strategy for higher education is, in the cliché it so loves to use, to create a level playing field that will enable providers to compete on equal terms with public universities.” – Stefan Collini, “Sold Out,” London Review of Books

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The Killing of a Vibrant Apple Orchard by Shepherd Bliss

by Shepherd Bliss
Writer, Dandelion Salad
June 20, 2013

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Do not be deceived by the thin perimeter of a few live apple trees remaining next to Apple Blossom School and the five nearby schools on Watertrough Road with 700 students in the Sebastopol countryside in Sonoma County, Northern California. A glorious, historic 47-acre orchard that nurtured people, wildlife, and the environment thrived there for many decades. Then chain-sawed trees languished on their sides with dying green apples, which will never ripen to red, cut down on June 14. Witnessing this slaughter was enough to make a grown man weep.

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Elizabeth Warren’s QE for Students: Populist Demagoguery or Economic Breakthrough? by Ellen Brown

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by Ellen Brown
Writer, Dandelion Salad
webofdebt.com
June 14, 2013

On July 1, interest rates will double for millions of students – from 3.4% to 6.8% – unless Congress acts; and the legislative fixes on the table are largely just compromises. Only one proposal promises real relief – Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s “Bank on Students Loan Fairness Act.” This bill has been dismissed out of hand as “shameless populist demagoguery” and “a cheap political gimmick,” but is it? Or could Warren’s outside-the-box bill represent the sort of game-changing thinking sorely needed to turn the economy around?

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Brian Halweil: From New York to Africa, Why Food is Saving the World

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TEDxTalks on Apr 6, 2011

Long live the Food Movement! Brian Halweil, publisher of “Edible Manhattan,” discusses the problems with the global food system and the solutions he’s found cropping up everywhere.

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Noam Chomsky: Against Privatisation at Sussex

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with Noam Chomsky

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Michael Hudson: Solution to Student Debt is to Get the Banks Out of the Education Business

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by Michael Hudson
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michael-hudson.com
March 21, 2013

TheRealNews·Mar 20, 2013

Michael Hudson: Crippling student debt, which is also a drag on the whole economy, developed as governments pushed the burden of higher education costs onto students and pushed them into the arms of the banks.

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Government Debt and Deficits Are Not the Problem. Private Debt Is. by Michael Hudson

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by Michael Hudson
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michael-hudson.com
March 14, 2013

There are two quite different perspectives in the set of speeches at this conference. Many on our morning panels – Steve Keen, William Greider, and earlier Yves Smith and Robert Kuttner – have warned about the economy being strapped by debt. The debt we are talking about is private-sector debt. But most officials this afternoon focus on government debt and budget deficits as the problem – especially social spending such as Social Security, not bailouts to the banks and Federal Reserve credit to re-inflate prices for real estate, stocks and bonds.

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Noam Chomsky: Education and Student Debt

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Replaced video April 22, 2013

with Noam Chomsky

Edward Rad · Mar 21, 2013

Interview conducted on February 7, 2013 in Lexington, Massachusetts, on behalf of Washington Square News.
Recorded by Alice Sholto-Douglas, NYU’15

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