An open course consisting of a close reading of the text of Karl Marx’s Capital Volume I in 13 video lectures by Professor David Harvey.
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Slavoj Zizek has been described as more a phenomenon than a philosopher. He packs auditoriums and lecture halls wherever he speaks and is one of Europe’s foremost Marxist theorists. He’s said to have an opinion on every subject from decaffeinated coffee to sex, from seagulls and swearing to the end of the world.
Speaker: Professor Ha-Joon Chang
Chair: Professor Robert Wade
This event was recorded on 5 October 2010 in Old Theatre, Old Building
We may like or dislike capitalism, but surely we all know how it works. Right? Wrong. Today, most arguments about capitalism are dominated by free-market ideology and unfounded assumptions that parade as ‘facts’. This lecture in which Ha-Joon Chang will talk about his new book "23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism" tells the story of capitalism as it is and shows how capitalism as we know it can be, and should be, made better.
In anticipation of this year’s May Day, we present an adaptation of last year’s hour of radical and celebratory music and audio.
Music: Freddie Ain’t Dead – Rollingcalf (Seeing Red Radio Mix) Kalakuta Republic – MixMaster Mike, Lateef and Gift of Gab of Blackilicious Fiffteen – Family Values Katrina, Tookie, and Illegal Immigrants – Son of Nun Let Them Eat War – Bad Religion Got to Fight Back – Civilianslave Join the Union Tonight – John Handcox Minimum Wage Strike – David Rovics Stab Them or Shoot Them – Utah Phillips with Ani DiFranco Which Side Are You On – Pete Seeger Use Your Cobra Skulls – Cobra Skulls There is Power in the Union – Billy Bragg Homefront – Tree Understanding Marx – Red Shadow All You Fascists Bound to Lose – Woody Guthrie One Day More – Elaine Purkey You Ain’t Been Doing Nothing If You Ain’t Been Called a Red – Faith Petric The Internationale – Billy Bragg
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Original version broadcast on Thursday, April 30, 2009 8 PM EST on WXOJ-LP 103.3 FM Valley Free Radio Northampton, MA
Program length: 58:51
Alex Callinicos of the Socialist Workers Party at Marxism 2007 spoke on “From Marx’s Capital to Capitalism in the 21st Century”. This talk and many others can be found on the Resistance MP3 site. Hopefully, this will inspire you to pick up Marx’s master work, and if so, please check out David Harvey’s excellent online resource.
Music: Red Shadow – In the Lobby Bob Hill (Fred Hellerman) – Pity the Downtrodden Landlord Dave Lippmann – I Hate Walmart Ben Folds – Fred Jones Pt. 2 David Rovics – Strike a Blow Against the Empire Thievery Corporation – The Richest Man in Babylon (G Corp Dub) Inti-Illimani – El Pueblo Unido Albino! – Democracy
Background Music by Charlie Hunter, Bonobo, Frankenstein, Crooklyn Dub Consortium, Ani DiFranco and Utah Phillips, Beatmakin Troopa and others.
Original version broadcast on Thursday, January 7th, 2009 8 PM EST on WXOJ-LP 103.3 FM Valley Free Radio Northampton, MA
Program Length – 59:53
Stepping back into local history, this edition of SRR examines the US Constitution and the rebellion that woke up the Founding Fathers; Shay’s Rebellion, which took place in the hills and valleys of Western Massachusetts. We include excerpts of talks by Howard Zinn and Michael Parenti.
Toward an American Revolution: Exposing the Constitution and other Illusions by Jerry Fresia
Music: Who is This America? – Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra Down on Penny’s Farm – The Bently Boys Excuse Me Mr. – Ben Harper The Best Democracy Money Can Buy – David Rovics Take Back the Power – Asian Dub Foundation
Original version broadcast on Thursday, September 17th, 2009 8 PM EST on WXOJ-LP 103.3 FM Valley Free Radio Northampton, MA
Program Length – 1:13:47
Despite a variety of technical setbacks, the long awaited Seeing Red podcast is now available. David Harvey speaks of the “irrational rationalizing of an irrational system.” The Honduran Generals admit that they were saving US democracy by destroying it at home. We remember Hiroshima and pay tribute to the brave sacrifice of Victor Agosto, who was court-martialed for refusing to go back to Afghanistan.
Hiroshima Day: America Has Been Asleep at the Wheel for 64 Years Ssangyong sit-in workers’ appeal: `Our lives are at stake’ Vestas Workers Occupy UK Factory On TV, Honduran Generals Explain Their Role in Coup Soldier Who Didn’t Obey Is Jailed
Music: Hiroshima by David Rovics The Internationale by Pól Mac Adaim Camilo by State Radio
Another archive release features one of the many informative talks collected on the Resistance MP3 site. Chris Harman of the Socialist Workers Party relates that Revolution in our century is not only possible but inevitable.
Music: The Internationale – Alistair Hulet Revolution – Nina Simone Revolution – Bob Marley & the Wailers Revolution – Los Fastidos After the Revolution – David Rovics Revolution – Sub Dub
The first part of a debate between Slavoj Zizek and Alex Callinicos held at Marxism 2009 entitled, “What does it mean to be a Revolutionary today?”.
Music: There’s a Skeleton in My Military Industrial Closet – Cobra Skulls Mr. Bossman – Linval Thompson We Will Stop You – ZSK The Internationale – ?
Background Music by Destroy Babylon
Sunday’s coup by the Honduran military and the international response it invoked reveals a shifting dynamic between the global South and the continued hegemony of the North Atlantic. After 13 years of hard-fought struggle the Smithfield Workers finally win their first contract. Recent unemployment statistics reveal a lengthening recession in the United States. We return to Michael A. Lebowitz’s book, Build It Now: Socialism in the 21st Century for a look at Karl Marx’s disrobing of classical political economy in his master work Capital. We remember the days of rioting at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village forty years ago this week. Finally, we look back at this day, July 2nd, in Revolutionary History.
A New Day Dawns in the Western Hemisphere: The Old Day Not Yet Buried by Harry Targ First-ever union contract approved at world’s largest pork plant by John Wojcik 467,000 More Jobs Lost in June by Jason Lefkowitz An excerpt from “Build It Now: Socialism in the 21st Century” by Michael A. Lebowitz An excerpt from the documentary, Before Stonewall
Music: Contras, Kings and Generals, & From Kabul to Khartoum – David Rovics Charming the Cobra – Cobra Skulls Susan’s in the Union – Vern Paltrow Gone, Gone, Gone – Red Shadow The Internationale – Sheffield Socialist Choir