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Occupy the Banks Part 2: Making Finance a Public Utility -- A Socialist Strategy

This talk is the follow up panel discussion to an excellent presentation by Die Linke’s Philipp Hersel, on the German Left Party’s outline on turning the financial system into a public utility which can be seen… 74 more words

Contemporary Politics

Making Banks and Finance a Public Utility with Die Linke's Philipp Hersel

What would we do if we could nationalize the banks?  This is an important question, as this kind of demand requires not only the obvious political dimension, but also a technical one.   170 more words

Contemporary Politics

Weekly Show for June 6, 2014

This week’s broadcast includes news of the vote on the new UFT contract, progressives and union leaders giving support to Governor Cuomo’s reelection, Tri-national Coalition to Defend Public Education Conference in Chicago, Teachers speaking out at the Panel for Education Policy, the use of direct action to resist the trend of excessive and abusive standardized testing, a discussion of what non-coercive education would look like and final thoughts on the significance of the UFT contract. 1,964 more words

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Election is not a Dirty Word

Guys, let’s win.

After all these decades of defeat, infighting, and general obscurity, the time is now for the left to develop a broad, cooperative national strategic framework. 3,224 more words

Radical Politics

Cornel West: We are Calling for Fundamental Transformation of U.S. Capitalist Society (Must-see)

Dandelion Salad

strugglevideomedia on May 30, 2014

Full remarks of Cornel West at the Left Forum 5/30/2014. Cornel West is an American philosopher, academic, activist, author, public intellectual, and prominent member of the Democratic Socialists of America.

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