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  • Audio: Historical Materialism 2010 NYC - Crisis and Political Organization - Thomas, Toscano, Blackledge & Bargu Chair: Geoff BaileyPeter Thomas - Confronting the Crisis: Gramsci and the Politics of HegemonyAlberto Toscano - Democracy and CatastrophePaul Blackledge - Ethics and Anti-capitalism: Crisis, Revolution and the problem ...
    Posted Jan 23, 2010, 2:12 PM by David Calnitsky
  • Audio: Historical Materialism 2010 NYC - Origins of the Crisis - Moseley, Kliman & Mohun Origins of the Current CrisisChair: Alberto HandfasFred Moseley - The Crisis is far from overAndrew Kliman - Roots of the Economic CrisisSimon Mohun - What is the Present Crisis ...
    Posted Jan 23, 2010, 2:07 PM by David Calnitsky
  • Audio: Historical Materialism 2010 NYC opening plenary DIMENSIONS OF THE PRESENT CRISIS Chair: Francesca Manning Anna Agathangelou Stanley Aronowitz Aaron Benanav Silvia Federici Duncan Foley Joel Kovel
    Posted Jan 23, 2010, 1:59 PM by David Calnitsky
  • Patrick (Gegendstandpunkt): "What the World Economic Crisis Teaches Us about Capitalism" Joseph Patrick of the German Marxist quarterly GegenStandpunktLecture and Discussion in San Francisco, CaliforniaSeptember 3, 2009listen to audio mp3Unfortunately, what the overwhelming majority has learned from ...
    Posted Sep 28, 2009, 12:04 AM by John Clegg
  • Shaikh and McNally: "Marx and the Global Economic Crisis, Left Forum, 2009 NYC" Anwar Shaikh: http://radicalnotes.com/journal/2009/06/13/anwar-shaikh-on-marx-and-the-global-economic-crisis/David McNally: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x9hrct_david-mcnally-on-marx ...
    Posted Aug 24, 2009, 6:05 AM by John Clegg
  • Kliman, Freeman + Cooney: "Marx’s ‘Capital’ and the Crisis" - Video from Left Forum 2009 Video from Left Forum 2009 panel titled “Marx’s ‘Capital’ and the Crisis”, sponsored by Critique of Political Economy (COPE) and the New SPACE. Introduction by Radhika Desai and presentations ...
    Posted May 5, 2009, 7:16 AM by David Calnitsky
  • Rasmus, Prins, Hudson, Ticktin: "On the Brink of Depression" - Audio from Left Forum April 18, 2009 Audio from Left Forum April 18, 2009"On the Brink of Depression: Turning Point in World Capitalism?"# Jack Rasmus, Economics and Politics, St. Mary's College# Nomi Prins, Author, "Other ...
    Posted Apr 25, 2009, 11:42 AM by David Calnitsky
  • Rick Wolff video lecture series on the crisis http://www.openlensmedia.org/podcast_economic.html also see his overpriced DVD: Capitalism Hits the Fan – downloadable via bittorrent here: Capitalism Hits the Fan
    Posted Apr 8, 2009, 1:31 PM by John Clegg
  • Capitalism and Its Discontents: A 5 part series on the financial meltdown Capitalism and Its Discontents, a 5 part series, delves into the roots of the crisis gripping the economies of the Global North and South -- and the political upheaval it has ...
    Posted Feb 24, 2009, 12:17 PM by David Calnitsky
  • Rick Wolff Documentary: “Capitalism Hits the Fan” The full-length version (just under an hour) available in low resolution at:http://www.mediaed.org/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=139Also see:http://www.capitalismhitsthefan ...
    Posted Feb 17, 2009, 5:11 AM by David Calnitsky
  • David McNally Interview - Anatomy of a Crisis Interview with David McNally on the economic crisis:http://www.againstthegrain.org/program/138/id/031405/wed-1-14-09-anatomy-crisisIn David McNally's analysis of the nature ...
    Posted Jan 15, 2009, 4:01 PM by David Calnitsky
  • Panitch and Ginden: "Grasping the Financial Crisis" (audio) Grasping the Financial CrisisA TSCI event with Sam Gindin and Leo Panitch Wednesday, November 26, 2008"This sucker could go down": the outcome feared by George W. Bush has ...
    Posted Jan 2, 2009, 9:01 AM by John Clegg
  • Bellamy Foster: "Capitalism in Crisis" A November 3, 2008, public lecture by John Bellamy Foster, editor of Monthly Review and co-author (with Fred Magdoff) ofThe Great Financial Crisis: Causes and Consequences, which will ...
    Posted Jan 2, 2009, 7:29 AM by John Clegg
  • Henwood and Shaikh: The Deepening Economic Disaster: Causes and Opportunities for Change (audio) Henwood gives his basic straightforward description of the crisis: increase in loan-backed consumption, Bernanke's depression-informed choices...Shaikh contrasts crises in the 1840s and 1930s (crises of sharp ...
    Posted Dec 8, 2008, 4:06 PM by John Clegg
  • Robin Blackburn on the Economic Crisis http://www.againstthegrain.org/program/120/id/491420/wed-12-03-08-finances-failuresUnderstanding the current economic crisis requires grasping the connections between interest rate policy, household debt levels ...
    Posted Dec 4, 2008, 9:30 AM by David Calnitsky
  • Michael Perelman on the Economic Crisis and the History of Capitalism Michael Perelman’s talk at the San Francisco Peace & Freedom Party on the economic crisis available at:http://www.archive.org/details/perelman-econ-crisisAlso, Michael Perelman’s blog ...
    Posted Nov 25, 2008, 5:32 PM by David Calnitsky
  • Lewis Lapham interviews Michael Hudson on the history of debt and credit up to the current crisis Lewis Lapham interviews Michael Hudson on Bloomberg radio show The World in Time. On the history of debt and credit up to the current crisis.http://www.michael-hudson.com ...
    Posted Nov 18, 2008, 3:01 PM by David Calnitsky
  • Wallerstein interview on Against the Grain 11.12.08 Immanuel Wallerstein reflects on Obama's victory and describes the current crisis as a depression, placing it in the context of broad political-economic trends. Ismael Hossein-Zadeh enumerates several ...
    Posted Nov 17, 2008, 9:46 PM by David Calnitsky
  • David Harvey on the crisis and neo-liberalism Audio recording from David Harvey's class on Marx's Capital in which he draws on the example of the New York fiscal crisis of the 1970s and the emergence ...
    Posted Nov 17, 2008, 9:50 PM by David Calnitsky
  • Bailouts And Bankruptcies, The Economic Crisis in Canada and Around the World On Monday October 27 more than 200 people gathered in Winnipeg’s Millenium Library for a public forum with 3 economists and one historian focusing on the Economic Crisis in ...
    Posted Nov 9, 2008, 12:16 PM by David Calnitsky
  • Financial Chaos and the Crisis of Neoliberalism A workshop on understanding the credit crisis and its implications for wages, pensions, American power and Left alternatives.• Greg Albo, community activist, Socialist Project and Professor of Political Economy, York ...
    Posted Nov 9, 2008, 7:51 AM by David Calnitsky
  • Lapavitsas and dos Santos talks on origins of the crisis The Financial Crisis Of 2007-8: Why And What Next?, Costas Lapavitsas, SOAS On the Market and Policy Origins of the International Financial Crisis, Paulo dos Santos, SOAS slides from ...
    Posted Nov 4, 2008, 2:31 PM by John Clegg
  • Loren Goldner: Mute Interview "Fictitious Capital and Today's Global Crisis" http://blip.tv/file/667781/
    Posted Nov 4, 2008, 10:11 AM by franqui coat
  • Mike Davis interview From Against the Grain: Mike Davis on the current economic meltdown, worker reaction to it, etc. http://www.againstthegrain.org/program/107/id/441410/wed-10-29-08-mike-davis
    Posted Nov 2, 2008, 6:27 AM by David Calnitsky
  • Brecht Forum Panel 10/6/2008 - An Offer We Can't Refuse?: Progressives Respond to the Wall Street Crisis with William Greider, Arun Gupta, Doug Henwood, Naomi Klein & Frances Fox Piven at the Brecht Forum, 10/6/2008, co-sponsored with The Nationhttp://s11.video2.blip.tv/1090000285395 ...
    Posted Oct 29, 2008, 10:41 AM by David Calnitsky
  • Andrew Kliman talk - Worse than They want You to Think: A Marxist Analysis of the Economic Crisis A talk by Andrew KlimanOctober, 21 2008 @ The New SPACEhttp://ia310828.us.archive.org/3/items/TheNewSPACE_WorsethanTheywantYoutoThink_AMarxistAnalysisoftheEconomocCrisis__/crisistalk.wmaThe text of the talk can be ...
    Posted Oct 30, 2008, 3:04 PM by John Clegg
  • Eric Hobsbawn on BBC http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_7677000/7677683.stm
    Posted Oct 20, 2008, 3:52 PM by Asher Dupuy-Spencer
  • Global Capitalism and its Discontents-- Your Call (sept. 29th) with Brenner What is capitalism? And how is the current crisis changing the way you understand the basic structure of our economy? The current financial meltdown has sparked a debate on whether ...
    Posted Oct 14, 2008, 12:55 PM by John Clegg
  • Geography of the Bubble Economy lecture by Dick Walker Talk by Dick Walker from the University of California Berkeley Geography department Geography of the Bubble Economy September 24, 2008 WATCH HERE
    Posted Oct 13, 2008, 12:51 PM by John Clegg
  • Richard Wolff "Capitalism Hits the Fan, A Marxian View" Capitalism Hits the Fan: A Marxian View A powerful introduction to some fundamentals of this crisis.a much shorter version of the talk can be found here: Market Meltdown 101 ...
    Posted Nov 12, 2008, 4:41 PM by John Clegg
  • Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin podcast Interview with Doug Henwood on the financial crisis, neoliberalism, and the American empire see also their article http://www.zmag.org/znet/viewArticle/18977
    Posted Oct 11, 2008, 10:23 AM by John Clegg
  • Duncan Foley on imperialism and the crisis
    Posted Oct 10, 2008, 10:22 PM by John Clegg
  • Anarchist analysis of the crisis audio and slides from Paul Bowman's talk "Anarchist analysis of the global capitalist crisis":
    Posted Oct 16, 2008, 6:18 AM by John Clegg
  • Audio/video of York Uni Marxists on the crisis Market Meltdown Forum: Audio: http://www.socialistproject.ca/inthenews/meltdown1_intro.mp3 http://www.socialistproject.ca/inthenews/meltdown2_albo.mp3 http://www.socialistproject.ca/inthenews/meltdown3_stanford.mp3 http://www ...
    Posted Oct 11, 2008, 4:04 PM by John Clegg
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Audio: Historical Materialism 2010 NYC - Crisis and Political Organization - Thomas, Toscano, Blackledge & Bargu

posted Jan 23, 2010, 2:09 PM by David Calnitsky

Chair: Geoff Bailey

Peter Thomas - Confronting the Crisis: Gramsci and the Politics of Hegemony
Alberto Toscano - Democracy and Catastrophe
Paul Blackledge - Ethics and Anti-capitalism: Crisis, Revolution and the problem of Organization
Discussant: Banu Bargu

Audio: Historical Materialism 2010 NYC - Origins of the Crisis - Moseley, Kliman & Mohun

posted Jan 23, 2010, 2:01 PM by David Calnitsky

Origins of the Current Crisis

Chair: Alberto Handfas

Fred Moseley - The Crisis is far from over
Andrew Kliman - Roots of the Economic Crisis
Simon Mohun - What is the Present Crisis a Crisis of?

Audio: Historical Materialism 2010 NYC opening plenary

posted Jan 23, 2010, 1:54 PM by David Calnitsky

DIMENSIONS OF THE PRESENT CRISIS
Chair: Francesca Manning
Anna Agathangelou
Stanley Aronowitz
Aaron Benanav
Silvia Federici
Duncan Foley
Joel Kovel

Patrick (Gegendstandpunkt): "What the World Economic Crisis Teaches Us about Capitalism"

posted Sep 27, 2009, 11:58 PM by John Clegg   [ updated Sep 28, 2009, 12:04 AM ]


Joseph Patrick of the German Marxist quarterly GegenStandpunkt
Lecture and Discussion in San Francisco, California
September 3, 2009

listen to audio mp3

Unfortunately, what the overwhelming majority has learned from the recent collapse of the financial sector and the general breakdown of business is how much they need the success of banks and business in general. The worse things get for them in this crisis-stricken economy, the more they are convinced that basically everything in the capitalist system is their means for making a living – including bank profits, booming stock markets and even complex derivatives. Faced with capital’s failure to grow and with the malfunctioning enrichment of the rich, the masses and the elite demand that all of that be made to function again. The public’s initial outrage at the machinations of investment banks has long since turned into the hope that these greedy speculators get back on their feet again and do business in a more stable fashion. Meanwhile, capitalists are rescuing their property and protecting their profits by passing on the damages to their employees, sacking them and exposing them to greater deprivation. And the victims – they accept that sacrifices will have to be made in order for “our” economy to get off the ground again.

For those on the democratic left, the crisis has confirmed their doubts about the beneficence of “the market” and its capacity to ensure the greatest good for the greatest number. They demand more state regulation, perhaps even the nationalization of certain banks and key industries, so that “the economy” can function more reliably! For the more radical left, capitalism’s real flaw is that it is prone to crises; without them, one wonders whether they would have anything to criticize about it.

In drawing these lessons from the collapse of finance and the subsequent “great recession,” both these groups show disregard for the lessons that the crisis itself is teaching. All the more reason to raise some critical questions:

  • What sort of an economy is this, if failed speculation in the most remote spheres of finance brings production to a halt and radically increases the poverty of the masses?

  • What sort of a country is this, if banks are its most crucial element? What do unprecedented government bailouts of the banks reveal about the wealth of modern nations?

  • What sort of a world economy is this, if a nation’s standing is determined by its ability to successfully uphold its collapsed financial sector? Every nation knows that crises are times of dramatic shifts in terms of national wealth and power and they all are eager to take advantage of “the worst crisis since 1929” to revise the global “balance of power.”

The answers to these questions suggest that the capitalist system doesn’t deserve to get back on its feet, but to be abolished. The domination of capital reveals its absurdity and brutality all the more in times of economic crisis, when the expansion of capital – because it doesn’t succeed – strangles the entire material life-process of society.


Shaikh and McNally: "Marx and the Global Economic Crisis, Left Forum, 2009 NYC"

posted Aug 23, 2009, 3:40 PM by John Clegg   [ updated Aug 24, 2009, 6:05 AM ]

Kliman, Freeman + Cooney: "Marx’s ‘Capital’ and the Crisis" - Video from Left Forum 2009

posted May 5, 2009, 7:05 AM by David Calnitsky

Video from Left Forum 2009 panel titled “Marx’s ‘Capital’ and the Crisis”, sponsored by Critique of Political Economy (COPE) and the New SPACE.

Introduction by Radhika Desai and presentations by Andrew Kliman, Alan Freeman and Brendan Cooney.

http://kapitalism101.wordpress.com/2009/04/28/left-forum-09-marxs-capital-and-the-economic-crisis/



Rasmus, Prins, Hudson, Ticktin: "On the Brink of Depression" - Audio from Left Forum April 18, 2009

posted Apr 25, 2009, 11:40 AM by David Calnitsky

Audio from Left Forum April 18, 2009

"On the Brink of Depression: Turning Point in World Capitalism?"

# Jack Rasmus, Economics and Politics, St. Mary's College
# Nomi Prins, Author, "Other People's Money"
# Michael Hudson, Institute for the Study of Long Term Trends
# Hillel Ticktin, Critique

http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/node/41875

Rick Wolff video lecture series on the crisis

posted Apr 8, 2009, 1:23 PM by John Clegg

http://www.openlensmedia.org/podcast_economic.html 

also see his overpriced DVD: Capitalism Hits the Fan – downloadable via bittorrent here: Capitalism Hits the Fan

Capitalism and Its Discontents: A 5 part series on the financial meltdown

posted Feb 24, 2009, 12:12 PM by David Calnitsky

Capitalism and Its Discontents, a 5 part series, delves into the roots of the crisis gripping the economies of the Global North and South -- and the political upheaval it has spawned, from Iceland to Brazil.

http://www.kpfa.org/all-programs/capitalism-and-its-discontents-5-part-series-financial-meltdown



Capitalism and Its Discontents: A 5 part series on the financial meltdown - February 9, 2009 at 10:00am

Doug Henwood talks about the US economic stimulus package. Ian Bone talks about how the crisis is affecting the UK, where wildcat strikes have erupted in recent weeks. And political economist David McNally talks about the roots of the slump.

Capitalism and Its Discontents: A 5 part series on the global financial meltdown - February 10, 2009 at 10:00am

A look at the state of welfare in the US in the midst of recession with Frances Fox Piven.  Salvatore Engel-DiMauro speaks about the International Monetary Fund's massive bailout of the Hungarian economy.  And Patrick Bond talks about how the economic crisis has affected South Africa and the Global South.

Capitalism and Its Discontents: A 5 part series on the global financial meltdown - February 11, 2009 at 10:00am

A look at social ferment in France, in the wake of a general strike. Andrej Grubacic talks about the World Social Forum in Belem, Brazil. And radical geographer Richard Walker speaks about getting a handle on finance capital in the midst of the crisis.  With host Sasha Lilley.

Capitalism and Its Discontents: A 5 part series on the global financial meltdown - February 12, 2009 at 10:00am

Hauker Mar Helgason talks about the protests which brought down the government of Iceland.  A look at the boom and bust in global food prices with Eric Holt Gimenez.  George Katsiaficas talks about how South Korea and East Asia are weathering the current slump.  And Canadian political economist Leo Panitch speaks about the role of the state under economic liberalization and whether the global crisis will strengthen the US as an imperial power. 

Capitalism and Its Discontents: A 5 part series on the global financial meltdown - February 13, 2009 

Labor scholar Janice Fine talks about the prospects for union organization in this country in the midst of recession. A look at activist efforts to prevent owners and tenants from being evicted from foreclosed homes with Gifford Hartmann and Gerard Jamin. Economist Matias Vernengo speaks about how the economies of Latin America are faring. Joel Kovel talks about the dangers of rightwing resurgence during times of economic ferment, while Barbara Epstein discusses what ingredients tend to generate social movements of the Left in such times.


Rick Wolff Documentary: “Capitalism Hits the Fan”

posted Feb 17, 2009, 5:07 AM by David Calnitsky

The full-length version (just under an hour) available in low resolution at:
http://www.mediaed.org/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=139

Also see:
http://www.capitalismhitsthefan.com/

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