What’s the relationship between socialism and environmentalism in the struggle for a post-capitalist, ecologically sustainable future? Check out Michael Löwy’s original essay, the roundtable it stimulated, and my response here. Great conversations facilitated by the Great Transition Initiative.
I was honoured to be invited to be a panelist at this event held at the University of King’s College on November 17, 2017. In a moment of rising fascism, aggrieved masculinity, and rabid white supremacy, critical and nuanced discussions about what’s really at stake in the “free speech” debates and the new “culture wars” are all the more urgent. For those interested, here’s the text of my presentation.
Video in three parts from Why Don’t the Poor Rise Up?: Panel Discussion and Launch Event at Mount Saint Vincent University on October 11, 2017 featuring Michael Truscello, Catherine Martin, Jackie Barkley, Lynn Jones, El Jones, Ardath Whynacht, and Brad Fougere. Special thanks to Mark Cunningham for recording and posting the video.
On April 21 and 22, 2016 the Scuola Normale Superiore in Florence, Italy hosted the 4th seminar in the Social Movements & Media Technologies series organized by the Centre for Global Media and Democracy (CGMD) at Goldsmiths University of London and the Centre on Social Movement Studies (COSMOS), Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence. I had the great privilege of being an invited participant for this engaging seminar organized around the theme “The Missing Actor: The Meaning of Political Cultures for Media/Movements Interactions” – check out the list of presenters and abstracts as well as the past and future work of the series.
Full audio of a feature-length interview I did with C.S. Soong of Against the Grain Radio on KPFA. We talked about capitalism, the myth of the middle class, the radical imagination, and building movements against and beyond the status quo. It was a real pleasure to talk with C.S. and to be a part of such an important, grassroots, social justice program.