The coffee’s freshly ground, there’s a wide selection of teas and the sticky buns are homemade.
- “Keith and Iraq veteran Scott Olsen — the Occupy Oakland protester who suffered brain damage at the hands of Oakland police — discuss his health, how Olsen got involved in the movement and what he envisions the next steps of the movement will be.”
- Mumia Abu-Jamal, in his weekly radio address, gives us his take with Tahrir Square, Part 2.
- “Exit polls in Russia’s parliamentary elections point to a sharp drop in support for Prime Minister Vladimir Putin‘s United Russia party.”
- “Israel’s government has cancelled a public relations campaign aimed at encouraging Israelis living in the US to return to the Jewish state after a wave of complaints.” Mayhaps the ex-pats aren’t too fond of your ultra right wing governing, Bibi.
- “Italy’s cabinet adopted a package of tax hikes and pension reforms worth 24bn euros ($32 billion) in a rush to ease a crisis that is threatening the eurozone, government sources said.” Yeah, keep drivin’ that bus towards the cliff. That would be the bus the confidence fairy cut the brake lines on.
- “Environmentalists chant “Down With Canada” as expectations are low for COP17 climate talks.”
- Mr Robert takes us on a stroll over some really old streets in Beirut.
Marx in the Morning
Richard D Wolff, one of the few Marxist economists in the US, has a 4 session course on the basics of Marxian economics. It’s not about socialism or communism, it’s about capitalism. Prof Wolff will put a lot of what a lot of people believe of Marxist theory to rest in the first session. The link below will take you to the 1st session. The 1st session is in 6 parts, the other 3 are in 8 parts. The 1st session is an hour and a half. Sessions 2-4 are about 2 hours each. My link will put you on an autoplay link, after the 1st part plays the 2nd follows automatically. There’s a link like that for all 4 sessions and they look like this on YouTube:
‘Intro to Marxian Economics’ – Session 2
“Intro to Marxian Economics” 2 (1of8) – Richard D Wolff
“Intro to Marxian Economics” 2 (2of8) – Richard D Wolff
“Intro to Marxian Economics” 2 (3of8) – Richard D Wolff