Bill Resick talks with Chuck Sheketoff of the Oregon Center for Public Policy about the great recession in Oregon and the looming cuts in social services. What can and should be done? Sheketoff is one of the founders of the OCPP where you can keep up with state issues from a progressive angle.
What are the most fundamental causes of the current economic crisis? Radical anthropologist David Harvey provides a lucid account of how this crisis and others are the result of capitalism’s inevitable compulsion to expand itself into a state of collapse, and argues that the only sane thing to do is to join an anti-capitalist movement. In this piece, Joe Clement introduces and presents parts of a lecture of Harvey's that explains in Marxist terms how we got into the mess we're in now.
Check out the animated video that accompanies the lecture on Harvey's website, where you can also find a whole course devoted to Marx's Capital.
Movie Moles Frann Michel and Jan Haaken give you the real and radical viewing of Toy Story 3: it's about the great recession, the fear of unemployment, and the fear of being tossed in the dump when you're no longer new. It even shows the way forward towards a world of cooperation and solidarity.