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  • Paul Mattick: Roots of the Crisis

    Paul Mattick: Roots of the Crisis

    This is an exert from an interview with Marxist theorist and philosopher Paul Mattick Jr. He is author of several books and journal articles. His recents works include Business As Usual: The Economic Crisis and the Failure of Capitalism, an excellent short read on the economic crisis. He is the son of council communist theoreticians Paul Mattick Sr. (1904-1981) and Ilse Mattick (1919-2009).

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  • Musings on Horizontal Decision-Making and Bureaucracy

    By Marianne Maeckelbergh The year 2011 has breathed new life into horizontal models of democratic decision-making. With the rise of the 15 May movement and the occupy movement horizontal decision-making became one of the key political structures for organising responses to the current global economic crisis. While this decision-making process has arguably never been as widely practiced as it is today, it has also never seemed as difficult and complicated as it does today. At its height there were 5,000 […]

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  • M26 2011: London

    M26 2011: London

    By Marianne Maeckelbergh and Brandon Jourdan On Saturday March 26th 2011 an estimated 500,000 people marched through central London to protest UK austerity measures which are expected to lead to the loss of tens of thousands of jobs and major cuts to public services.

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  • The Greek Revolt

    The Greek Revolt

    By Brandon Jourdan and Marianne Maeckelbergh While the government of Greece implements austerity measures following European Union and IMF bailouts, large anti-austerity protests continue to spread across Greece. This short documentary details how people in Greece are resisting the troika’s structural adjustment programs.

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  • Occupied Berkeley: The Taking Of Wheeler Hall

    Occupied Berkeley: The Taking Of Wheeler Hall

    By Brandon Jourdan and David Martinez On November 20th, 2009 students occupied Wheeler Hall at the University of California, Berkeley campus. They locked themselves into the second floor of the building and called for an end to the continued fee increases, the re-hiring of laid-off workers, and other demands stemming from the University’s ongoing assault on the very nature of a public education. This is their story.

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