Living The Dream in 2018

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Welcome to 2018! In this episode Jon (@JonPiccini) and Dave (@withsobersenses) look into the swirling mists of the crystal ball of class struggle and try to work out what’s going on in 2018 and what happened in 2017. It’s a wide ranging chat about race, class, Invasion Day, strikes that didn’t happen and plebiscites. Will the experiments in radical social democracy continue to gain traction? What’s #changetherules all about? What plans do thinkers for capital have if any at all? Is capital accumulation chugging along nicely or is a debt fuelled financial crisis about to explode? What about bananacoin? All this and more!

Stuff we talk about includes:

Novara Media – Faultlines: Liz Fekete on Racism, Europe and the New Right

Ben Pennings – Buying Time To Beat Adani

Tony Birch – On Sovereignty

Endnotes – The Holding Pattern

IMF – World Economic Outlook Update, January 2018

IMF – Credit Booms – Is China Different

Humphrey McQueen – 150 years young Marx’s Capital

Uluru Statement from the heart

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Living the Dream: Climate, Capitalism & Crisis

Crowds at the People's Climate March through Brisbane. Photo: Glenn Hunt Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/environment/un-climate-conference/thousands-march-in-brisbane-for-climate-change-action-20151128-glahpd.html#ixzz3x0WMblfx Follow us: @smh on Twitter | sydneymorningherald on Facebook
Crowds at the People’s Climate March through Brisbane. Photo: Glenn Hunt

In this episode Jon (@jonpiccini) and Dave (@withsobersenses) chat with Jackson who has been an organiser with AYCC and for the Peoples Climate March in Brisbane . We talk about the opposition to the Adani mine project, some of the experiences and developments within the climate justice movement, the role NGOs play and how this fits together with a broader understanding of capitalism and our struggles for lives of dignity and justice
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Some of the material referred directly, indirectly, in a sly implied way or are kind of relevant are:

George Caffentzis The work/energy crisis and the apocalypse

Nicholas Beuret & Gareth Brown Dancing on the Grave: Salvage, The Walking Dead, and the End of Days

Andrew X Give up activism

Naomi Klein Canada’s New Climate Movement

 

 

Jacobin on Naomi Klein and the Left

Ellen Evans & Jon Moses Interview With David Graeber

The work of Hayek & Keynes can be found in libraries everywhere.

 

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