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How corporate socialism destroys | David Cay Johnston - 1 views

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    David Cay Johnston is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author. A 13-year veteran of The New York Times, David won the Pulitzer in 2001 for enterprise reporting that uncovered loopholes and inequities in the U.S. tax code. He has written several best-selling books, including Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense (and Stick You With the Bill). His latest, The Fine Print: How Big Companies Abuse "Plain English" and Other Tricks to Rob You Blind, will be published in September.
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David Foster Wallace on Political thinking in America - YouTube - 0 views

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    Edited version of the ZDFmediatek interview with David Foster Wallace. This version offers David Foster Wallace's ideas, without repetitions, long pauses, interviewer's comments. Although some cuts may appear rough, there is no attempt at editorial bias or content manipulation. Mr. Wallace's archives (books in his library, notes, and writings) have been recently acquired by the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas Austin.
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Keiser Report 182: Currency Grenade & David Graeber - YouTube - 0 views

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    David Graeber begins after 12:50
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Occupy and anarchism's gift of democracy | David Graeber | Comment is free | guardian.c... - 0 views

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    The US imagines itself a great democracy, yet most Americans despise its politics. Which is why direct democracy inspires them
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David Graeber, the Anti-Leader of Occupy Wall Street - BusinessWeek - 0 views

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    How the anthropologist, activist, and anarchist helped transform a hapless rally into a global protest movement

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David Graeber: On Playing By The Rules - The Strange Success Of #OccupyWallSt... - 0 views

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    Just a few months ago, I wrote a piece for Adbusters that started with a conversation I'd had with an Egyptian activist friend named Dina:

    All these years," she said, "we've been organizing marches, rallies… And if only 45 people show up, you're depressed, if you get 300, you're happy. Then one day, 200,000 people show up. And you're incredulous: on some level, even though you didn't realize it, you'd given up thinking that you could actually win.

    As the Occupy Wall Street movement spreads across America, and even the world, I am suddenly beginning to understand a little of how she felt.
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World | David Graeber: The Shock of Victory - 0 views

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    The biggest problem facing direct action movements is that we don't know how to handle victory.

    This might seem an odd thing to say because of a lot of us haven't been feeling particularly victorious of late. Most anarchists today feel the global justice movement was kind of a blip: inspiring, certainly, while it lasted, but not a movement that succeeded either in putting down lasting organizational roots or transforming the contours of power in the world. The anti-war movement was even more frustrating, since anarchists and anarchist tactics were largely marginalized. The war will end, of course, but that's just because wars always do. No one is feeling they contributed much to it.
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New Left Review - David Graeber: The New Anarchists - 0 views

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    It's hard to think of another time when there has been such a gulf between intellectuals and activists; between theorists of revolution and its practitioners. Writers who for years have been publishing essays that sound like position papers for vast social movements that do not in fact exist seem seized with confusion or worse, dismissive contempt, now that real ones are everywhere emerging. It's particularly scandalous in the case of what's still, for no particularly good reason, referred to as the 'anti-globalization' movement, one that has in a mere two or three years managed to transform completely the sense of historical possibilities for millions across the planet. This may be the result of sheer ignorance, or of relying on what might be gleaned from such overtly hostile sources as the New York Times; then again, most of what's written even in progressive outlets seems largely to miss the point-or at least, rarely focuses on what participants in the movement really think is most important about it.

    As an anthropologist and active participant-particularly in the more radical, direct-action end of the movement-I may be able to clear up some common points of misunderstanding; but the news may not be gratefully received. Much of the hesitation, I suspect, lies in the reluctance of those who have long fancied themselves radicals of some sort to come to terms with the fact that they are really liberals: interested in expanding individual freedoms and pursuing social justice, but not in ways that would seriously challenge the existence of reigning institutions like capital or state. And even many of those who would like to see revolutionary change might not feel entirely happy about having to accept that most of the creative energy for radical politics is now coming from anarchism-a tradition that they have hitherto mostly dismissed-and that taking this movement seriously will necessarily also mean a respectful engagement with it.

    I am writing
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W?SB! - David Suzuki Interviewed at Occupy Montreal - YouTube - 0 views

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    Why? Simply Because scores an impromptu interview with known social activist David Suzuki on the first day of the Occupy Montreal movement. This protest was a satellite protest to Occupy Wall Street. Follow the movement at #occupywallstreet - 
    Thanks to Jobbook for the great help on the interview!
    http://www.whysimplybecause.com
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What is Debt? - An Interview with Economic Anthropologist David Graeber « nak... - 0 views

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    David Graeber currently holds the position of Reader in Social Anthropology at Goldsmiths University London. Prior to this he was an associate professor of anthropology at Yale University. He is the author of 'Debt: The First 5,000 Years' which is available from Amazon.

    Interview conducted by Philip Pilkington, a journalist and writer based in Dublin, Ireland.
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What does it mean to be an 'anarchist'? | David Goodway | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk - 0 views

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    Too often associated with mayhem on the streets, for centuries anarchists have actually sought a more ordered society
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David Katz, M.D.: The Pursuit of HAPPYness: San Fran Bans the Happy Meal - 0 views

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    There is a very familiar way of describing exploitation of the vulnerable: It's like taking candy from a baby. Can a society that coined this phrase come to accept that the greater exploitation may be handing the candy to the baby in the first place?
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David Ray Griffin - Let's Get Empirical - 0 views

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    "David Ray Griffin Debunks Popular Mechanics and other [9/11] debunkers."
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