Monthly Archives: December 2011

Great series of talks on the crisis

For a great series of talks on the crisis and its impact on the subjectivities of individuals see France Culture here. Among those discussing the crisis are Maurizio Lazzarato, author of an important new book on debt as mode of … Continue reading

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Europe’s Debt Crisis Deepens by Richard D. Wolff

Over the weekend (17th/18th Dec), Fitch — the major rating company that, with its fellow majors, Moody’s and Standard and Poor’s, dominate the business of assessing the riskiness of debt instruments — took a highly publicized step. It downgraded the … Continue reading

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Frederic Lordon on the Occupy movement

Frederic Lordon is one of the leading French critical economists and has been an essential intellectual voice since the crisis began. On this short video he explains (in French) why he finds the Occupy movement so important and the particular … Continue reading

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Richard Wolff on the Lehman’s collapse and the broader lessons to be drawn in the age of debt and austerity

Last week, federal court Judge James M Peck approved the final phase of the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy, which began with the investment bank’s collapse on 15 September 2008. That bankruptcy, the largest in US history, precipitated the credit markets’ disintegration … Continue reading

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Christian Mahieux on the experience of the pension struggle in France

Christian Mahieux is one of the funders of Sud-rail, an important new trade union that emerged in the 1990s and expressed dissatisfaction with the modes of practice of older union federations. He played a prominent role in the mass mobilisations of … Continue reading

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Meeting between the Occupy movement and the dock workers? / Rencontre du mouvement Occupy et des dockers?

Le mouvement Occupy convoque ses partisans à une journée de mobilisation visant à fermer tous les ports du côte ouest des Etats-Unis.  Pour voir l’appel, cliquez ici. Et pour voir la vidéo (tres professionnel) qui annonce la mobilisation, voir ici. … Continue reading

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Films courts sur la crise / short films about the crisis

Pour voir une série de films courts (pédagogiques, satiriques ou tout simplement engagés) sur la crise voir ici.Et pour voir un film légendaire sur une autre crise, celle des années 1930, La Vie est à nous, dont la production fut dirigée … Continue reading

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