Category Archives: The crisis beyond the Hexagon

This is no bailout for Main Street America In reality, a $25bn mortgage deal with banks is a drop in the ocean – given US homeowners’ $700bn of negative equity

(by Rick Wolff ) Big announcements of breakthrough legislative deals during election campaigns should be taken with huge grains of salt. Generally more rhetoric than reality, they sometimes contain real concessions made by politicians seeking votes. So it is with Thursday’s … Continue reading

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Taking stock: Occupy in late January by Jeffrey Masko

With wind and rain, OWSW ushered in a new phase of Occupy with the January 20th day of actions in the financial district of San Francisco. Any claim that Occupy is dead or in decline has been proven to be … Continue reading

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Video artist Joan Loague and Occupy Wall St.

Noted video portrait artist, Joan Logue has been documenting the “Occupy Wall Street” event since it began to until December 7th. Her pieces ( here ) are short takes on Occupy actions and activity around in Zuccotti park and Brooklyn, … Continue reading

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Video and the occupy movement or comment filmer une révolution

The last post was about an article analysing the formal choices made by current oppositional video. This link here is to something very, very different. It is essentially a ‘how to’ manual for oppositional film-making. Multi-camera film-making, camera angles and … Continue reading

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video and the occupy movement

As is well known, video material has played a key role both for the occupy movement and in the Arab Spring (on the latter see here). Given that amateur and non-mainstream videos challenge the hegemony of dominant media, multiply the impact … 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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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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