1. Global Capitalism: May Update


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    Rick Wolff - May 17, 2011 These Tuesday evenings begin with an update and analysis of major economic events of the last month and their contexts of longer-term economic trends shaping politics and society here and abroad. We focus on the evolving global capitalist economic crisis and its consequences. We examine topics such as * the social costs effects of the historic long-term US unemployment, * national debt crises and “austerity programs” in Greece, Ireland, Spain, and beyond * changes in today’s Chinese economy and their global effects, * tax reform and the entire tax issue in the US today, * continuing crisis in the US housing and credit markets * the economics of immigration Actual economic developments shape the agenda for each monthly Tuesday meeting. Rick Wolff, with occasional guests, presents an economic update and an analysis of some particular economic topics and then open the floor to questions, comments and a general discussion of where the US and world economies are going and the political implications. We aim to develop participants’ understanding of and ability to explain to others the key economic developments of our time. Richard D. Wolff is Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he taught economics from 1973 to 2008. He is currently a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School University, New York City. He also teaches classes regularly at the Brecht Forum in Manhattan. More info can be found on his website: rdwolff.com

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    • Marx Reloaded (2010) (Subtitulación-es)


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      Marx Reloaded es un documental que examina de qué modo las ideas del filósofo y socialista alemán Karl Marx pueden ayudarnos a entender la crisis económica y financiera global del 2008. Escrita y dirigida por Jason Barker y protagonizada por Slavoj Zizek, Jacques Rancière, Antonio Negri y Michael Hardt. La crisis financiera que estalló en 2008 poco a poco ha devenido la recesión más grave en el último medio siglo. El Gobierno de EE. UU. destinó más de un billón de dólares a evitar la quiebra de su sistema bancario. Las consecuencias de la crisis en Europa y el resto del mundo aún son inciertas, y destapan múltiples interrogantes: ¿Es esta crisis un efecto colateral del libre mercado, o su origen obedece a otras causas? ¿Cuáles serán sus probables efectos en nuestra sociedad, nuestra economía y nuestro modo de vida? ¿Nos adentramos sin saberlo en una nueva era poscapitalista? A lo largo de Marx Reloaded, una serie de filósofos, artistas y activistas políticos tratan de arrojar luz sobre estas y otras cuestiones, reivindicando la óptica marxista como instrumento certero para comprender la realidad socioeconómica. El documental incluye entrevistas a destacados filósofos e ideólogos marxistas, como: Norbert Bolz, Micha Brumlik, John Gray, Michael Hardt, Antonio Negri, Nina Power, Jacques Rancière, Peter Sloterdijk, Alberto Toscano y Slavoj Zizek. Como contrapunto, también hay entrevistas a pensadores críticos con este resurgimiento del marxismo, así como secuencias cómicas de animación que narran las aventuras de Marx a través del "matrix" de sus propias ideas.

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        Animation: Josef Schulz, Sounds by Bezirk02 My website: www.josefschulz.de

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        • Il signore di Moritzplatz


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          “But if these years have taught me anything it is this: you can never run away. Not ever. The only way out is in.” ― Junot Díaz,

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          • War on Kleptocracy


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            Alternative media coverage of the March for the Alternative on the 26th March...'War on Kleptocracy' "For decades we have enjoyed creating money for nothing, you have accepted paying interest on this money as if this was normal and rational. We implore you to continue to support our fraudulent system which is depriving you of real wealth. Do not investigate the fractional reserve banking system or the fiat currency system. Do not think about your future or your child's future. Thinking is difficult, please return to watching TV it is much easier than thinking"

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            • A Role Model


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              Director Luca Zordan Editing Coco Zordan Who's the real "model"? We met Autumn during a photo shooting in Miami Beach. Her 9 year-old son Miles was posing for a fashion catalogue. Autumn has 4 other younger kids besides Miles. She moved from Texas to Florida with her family because her husband had lost his job. We all have to learn from her strong and inspiring personality.

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