Socialist Register 2013: The Question of Strategy

Occupy May Day 2012

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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

International Workers Day march in Minneapolis

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Apr 30, 2012 by

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)

with Chris Hedges
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August 10, 2011

ha ha capitalism, you suck

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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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We Must Democratize Our Economic Institutions by Manila Ryce

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By Manila Ryce
Wednesday, May 7th, 2008
The Largest Minority

The Real News – We Must Democratize Our Economic Institutions

Senior Editor Paul Jay sits down with economist Leo Panitch to discuss participatory economics. In a truly democratic society, democracy isn’t simply limited to the political process but is incorporated into every aspect of daily life. Workers must essentially own the means of production because capitalism is fundamentally opposed to democracy. Anything less than real socialism in America will equal the collapse of our country, not to mention our environment. For more info on democratizing society, check out the forum on Participatory Society for the 21st Century.

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Does carbon trading really work? + global recession + unions (videos)

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Does carbon trading really work?

Larry Lohmann critiques cap-and-trade

Saturday January 26th, 2008

Larry Lohmann is the editor of Carbon Trading: A Critical Conversation on Climate Change . He also works with The Corner House, a research and solidarity NGO in the UK and is a member of the Durban Group for Climate Justice

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