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This Week on Against the Grain

Mon 11.07.11 | Anarchism in Thought, and in the Streets
Anarchist principles inform much of what is happening at Occupy Wall Street and beyond. So what does anarchism, a rich tradition of political thought, mean? Martha Ackelsberg, Cindy Milstein, Tomas Moniz and Roger White discuss anarchist ideas and dynamics. Milstein also describes “anarchism in action” at Occupy Philly.

Tues 11.08.11 | Wall Street, Populism, and the Left
Moving your money out of the big banks that have helped create the deepest economic crisis since the Great Depression may seem like an excellent idea. But leftwing journalist Doug Henwood believes such actions — along with community currencies and attempts to abolish corporate personhood — are misguided. Henwod discusses the long, and problematic, history of American populism, and what a radical approach to finance might look like.

Wed 11.09.11 | “Free Trade” & Corporate Power
Martin Hart-Landsberg points out that free trade agreements, such as the one the US is poised to conclude with South Korea, are about much more than trade — they expand the power of big corporations, strip governments of their ability to regulate them, and fuel capitalism’s destructive tendencies. According to Hart-Landsberg, the Korea-US trade deal would also fuel the already-disastrous financialization of the US economy.

via Against the Grain

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