Leo Panitch: Obama Defends Global Capitalism in Mandela Lecture, Parts 1-2

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Obama Joins Club of the Super-Rich – Defends Global Capitalism in Lecture (1/2)

TheRealNews on Jul 29, 2018

Prof. Leo Panitch and Paul Jay discuss Obama’s Mandela lecture; Obama wants the impossible – a world where the super-rich give up “a little” and there is no massive inequality.

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Leo Panitch: I Think I’m a Marxist, Parts 1-4

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The Radical Ferment of Winnipeg’s Jewish Socialist Politics – Leo Panitch on RAI (1/4)

TheRealNews on Mar 5, 2018

On Reality Asserts Itself, Prof. Leo Panitch talks about the political culture of his family, shaped in Winnipeg’s radical Jewish community before and after World War Two; Labor Zionists, Social Democrats and Communists debated and organized within the Jewish working class movement – with host Paul Jay. Continue reading

Chris Hedges and Leo Panitch: The American Left Needs To Get Its Shit Together, Part 2

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with Chris Hedges and Leo Panitch

teleSUR English on Sep 14, 2015

In this episode of Days of Revolt, host Chris Hedges continues his conversation on global neoliberalism with author and professor Leo Panitch. They name its beneficiaries, the global financial elite; as well as its victims ­ particularly, the people of Greece. Together, they examine how to bring about revolutionary change in the face of imposed austerity and political suppression. teleSUR

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Chris Hedges and Leo Panitch: The Genesis of Global Imperialism and Capitalism

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with Chris Hedges and Leo Panitch

teleSUR English on Sep 7, 2015

In this episode of Days of Revolt, host Chris Hedges sits down with author and professor Leo Panitch to examine the genesis of global imperialism and capitalism. The two discuss how both are upheld by economic and cultural forces, and debate the roles of ignorance, myth, and mal­intent in the perpetuation of systems of inequality. teleSUR

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Socialist Register 2013: The Question of Strategy

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LeftStreamed·Feb 9, 2013

Moderated by Leo Panitch. Presentations by Joan Sangster and Meg Luxton: “Feminism, co-optation and the problems of amnesia: a response to Nancy Fraser.” Recorded in Toronto 31 January 2013.

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Sam Gindin and Leo Panitch: May 1st and an Independent Workers Movement

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Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin: Occupiers and union activists should build class organizations that challenge for power.

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Capitalism Is The Crisis with Chris Hedges, Derrick Jensen (2011; must-see)

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August 10, 2011

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Austerity in Greece Meant to Break Workers’ Resistance + Thousands of Greeks Say No to Austerity

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Austerity in Greece Meant to Break Workers’ Resistance

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Leo Panitch: Greece will default on its debt, banks want to make Greek people pay a heavy price

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Leo Panitch: Thoroughly modern Marx Pt. 2

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Panitch: Marx’s theories are seeing new light as the debate over bank nationalization continues

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Leo Panitch: Thoroughly modern Marx

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Leo Panitch: Marx was a realist; the real romantics think you can have capitalism without great crisis.  Pt 1

Leo Panitch, economist and Professor at York University, talks to Paul Jay about the relevance of Marxist theories in studying today’s global economy. Panitch discusses the ideological crisis of the free market theory and notes that at this time “Marx would not be offering policy advice to governments about what is to be done in the face of this crisis; he would tell people to overcome their social isolation, form new collective organizations and identities, and make a social revolution.”

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The Iraq war hits Wall Street + The financial crisis at the local level

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At almost $1 trillion, and counting, the Wall Street bailout will cost taxpayers as much as the Iraq war. Barack Obama squandered the chance to lead with an alternative plan to the Wall Street bailout. Instead both Obama and McCain pushed for a plan that’s not only deeply unpopular but potentially as costly as a new Iraq war.

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