David Harvey, Author of “Marx, Capital, and the Madness of Economic Reason,” discusses the future of global capitalism.
Tariq Ali talks to investigative journalist, Seymour Hersh, about the assassination of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan in 2011 and describes what the Americans and Pakistanis knew about his whereabouts. They also discuss his revelations concerning the chemical attack at Ghouta, Syria, in August 2013, in part two.
American documentary film directed by Raoul Peck, based on James Baldwin‘s unfinished manuscript, Remember This House. Narrated by actor Samuel L. Jackson, the film explores the history of racism in the United States through Baldwin’s reminiscences of civil rights leaders Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr, as well as his personal observations of American history.
Varoufakis adiscusses themes from his new book, “And The Weak Suffer What They Must?,” including the origins of a crisis that has affected not only Greece, but all of Europe.
Betsy Reed, the editor-in-chief of The Intercept, is moderating a discussion between Noam Chomsky and Daniel Ellsberg on the topic of nuclear policy and war. Chomsky, a laureate professor of linguistics at the University of Arizona, and Ellsberg, the Pentagon Papers whistleblower and author of “The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner,” are appearing onstage together for the first time. The event will be held at the University of Arizona College of Social and Behavioral Sciences on Tuesday, April 24, at 10 p.m. ET.
Toxic Culture: How Capitalism Makes us Sick. Doctor Gabor Maté is a Hungarian-born Canadian physician and award-winning author who specializes in the study and treatment of addiction and is also widely recognized for his perspective on Attention Deficit Disorder and his firmly held belief in the connection between mind and body health. He has authored four books exploring topics including attention deficit disorder, stress, developmental psychology and addiction. The very nature of the system in which people live their lives is a significant source of illness. There are obvious factors like environmental pollution, toxins, and then of course there are the social determinants of health: the impact of poverty, the impact of inequality, the impact of history and continued racism.
Marx defines capital as “value in motion.” Is there a way to map and visualize how capital moves around within the totality of a capitalist mode of production? And in what ways does creating such a visualization help clarify what Marx was attempting to do in the three volumes of Capital that he planned but never completed?