Original video: http://criticaltheoryinberlin.de/event/corona-capitalism-struggles-over-nature/
Downloaded by http://huffduff-video.snarfed.org/ on Wed May 27 12:37:25 2020 Available for 30 days after download
Raymond Williams reading ‘You’re A Marxist, Aren’t You?’ from 1975. With an introduction by Phil O’Brien of the Raymond Williams Society.
Original video: https://soundcloud.com/user-902721807-400345305/youre-a-marxist-arent-you-raymond-williams
Downloaded by http://huffduff-video.snarfed.org/ on Fri May 22 19:32:39 2020 Available for 30 days after download
Things seemed to be looking up on the left. People started to wonder: are the zombie years finally over? Will French strikes and street battles in Chile light sparks around the world or will their effects be merely local? What are the prospects in the USA for the movement coalescing around Sanders and the DSA? Then suddenly the roof collapsed. In three stunning days, Sanders went from unstoppable front-runner to toast. Before anyone could recover enough of their senses to reflect on what just happened, Coronavirus sent much of the U.S.A. into lockdown and shelter-in-place, bursting the latest economic bubble, sending the nation into a probable depression with projected 30% unemployment. Something is happening here, in the words of Buffalo Springfield: what it is ain’t exactly clear. So, let’s join Doug, Jodi, Leo and Asad for a wide-ranging panorama of the current moment: what strategies should the Left follow to derail the next push for more austerity?
Asad Haider, Jodi Dean, Leo Panitch, Doug Henwood (mod)
In her radical and visionary new book, McKenzie Wark argues that information has empowered a new kind of ruling class. Through ownership and control of information, this emergent class dominates not only labour but capital as traditionally understood as well. And it’s not just tech companies like Amazon and Google. Even Walmart and Nike can now dominate the entire production chain through the ownership of not much more than brands, patents, copyrights, and logistical systems. While techno-utopian apologists still celebrate these innovations as an improvement on capitalism, for workers—and the planet—it’s worse. A new ruling class uses the powers of information to route around any obstacle labor and social movements put up. So how to find a way out? McKenzie Wark explains. Alexander, Magally, and Jasper discuss. Wendy moderates.
McKenzie Wark, Alexander Zevin, Jasper Bernes, Wendy Liu (moderator)
Original video: https://mscp.org.au/archive/217-on-the-possibility-of-a-pop-or-pulp-philosophy
Downloaded by http://huffduff-video.snarfed.org/ on Thu May 14 08:17:17 2020 Available for 30 days after download
Marx Reloaded (Saturday 18 April 2015)
The fourth seminar of the series Critical Economics in Times of Crisis was aimed at actualising Marx’s theoretical tools to the current economic turmoil. It has been suggested that his insights remain widely relevant for the analysis of today’s economic crisis and of the capitalist economy as a whole.
RICCARDO BELLOFIORE (Università degli Studi di Bergamo) Title: Is there life on Marx? The value theory of labour as a theory of exploitation and as a theory of crisis
Abstract: Capital is a zombie: dead labour coming back to life as an un-dead. Value is a ghost that needs to ‘takes possession’ of the body of money and transmogrifies into a vampire. However, Marx’s monetary theory of value – the grounding of the identity between (new) value and (living) labour through money as a commodity – is problematic. It must be reconstructed within a macro-monetary theory of capitalist production. The ‘transformation’ of ‘values’ into ‘prices’ cannot but redistribute the monetary ‘value added’ extracted from wage workers within production as ‘contested terrain’. This discourse is prolonged into a new reading of Marx’s theory of crisis.
For further references: https://criticalseminars.wordpress.com/iv-seminar/
Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryEJw71JOro&feature=emb_title
Downloaded by http://huffduff-video.snarfed.org/ on Mon May 11 16:46:33 2020 Available for 30 days after download
Samir Gandesha Public Lecture August 17, 2019
Co-sponsored by SFU’s Institute of Humanities and South Asian Network for Secularism and Democracy (SANSAD).
The question of identity has become urgent for activism in the West though the issue has been important in many other parts of the world as well in a variety of forms.
Political Identities form in opposition to oppression (or, reactively, as perceived victimization) and demand recognition, rights, and equity (or aggressively promote their denial). They also divide, become separated in privilege, get co-opted, and become instruments of domination. Can identity struggles lead to fundamental social transformation or must they necessarily be limited to the horizon of recognition and reform? Can the empowerment of identity be woven into solidarity or must it necessarily be doomed to fragmentation and the sustenance of the status quo?
Samir Gandesha has been a post-doctoral fellow at the University of California at Berkeley (1995-97) and an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at the Universität Potsdam (2001-2002). He is currently Associate Professor in the Department of the Humanities and the Director of the Institute for the Humanities at Simon Fraser University. He specializes in modern European thought and culture, with a particular …
Page 1 of 51Older