Daily Archives: March 8, 2019

Why recreating ancient artifacts may be the future of archaeology

2014 “Noam Chomsky”: Why you can not have a Capitalist Democracy

Published on Oct 5, 2014

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During the Q&A period after Noam Chomsky gave a lecture at 1199 SEIU Union Hall located in Dorchester, MA on September 30, 2014. “Capitalist Democracy and its Prospect’s” he spoke why you can not have a capitalist democracy. During the 18 minutes he speaks about one of the architects of modern Capitalism, Adam Smith, Laissez-faire Economics, people’s misinterpretations of Adam Smith specifically when it comes to what personal freedom actually is. He tears into what Modern Libertarianism has become in the US. He talks about the transitioning economy from being technology based to biology based. He finally discussed how people income impact political decisions and referred to the Orwellian term “Unpeople “to describe the largest percentage of people who are disenfranchised from political decisions and power and believes as compared to the occupy movement that the country is being rules in a Plutocracy ruled by the top 0.1% of wealth..

The lecture was sponsored by MA Jobs With Justice http://www.massjwj.net/ Massachusetts Jobs with Justice is a coalition of community, faith and labor groups in Massachusetts who work to protect and promote workers’ rights, along with our sister coalition, Western Mass Jobs with Justice.

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Noam Chomsky (2014) “How to Ruin an Economy; Some Simple Ways”

Published on Feb 12, 2014

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Economic Update: EcoSocialism Trailer

Democracy At Work
Published on Jan 15, 2019

Anti-Capitalist Chronicles: The Significance of China in the Global Economy

Democracy At Work
Published on Feb 28, 2019

Support Anti-Capitalist Chronicles on Patreon! Your support helps us compensate the workers it takes to put an episode together: https://www.patreon.com/davidharveyacc [S1 E07] The Chinese economy is now the 2nd largest in the world. Prof. Harvey argues that China’s expansion saved capitalism after the 2008 crash. Transcription by: Victor Vulovic

Greenland’s Melt Is Accelerated by Rainfall, Even During Winter

Mar 08, 2019

In climate news, a new study finds rainstorms are becoming far more frequent across Greenland—even in winter—accelerating the melting of vast areas of ice and setting the stage for global sea level rise that could inundate coastal areas home to hundreds of millions of people. The study published in the journal The Cryosphere found warmer temperatures have led to increased rainfall in Greenland, which triggers widespread ice melt and runoff, contributing to the 270 billion tons of Greenland’s ice added each year to the Earth’s oceans.

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Villains of All Nations: Atlantic Pirates in the Golden Age: Marcus Rediker, Cornell Womack

Villains of All Nations explores the ‘Golden Age’ of Atlantic piracy (1716-1726) and the infamous generation whose images underlie our modern, romanticized view of pirates.

Rediker introduces us to the dreaded black flag, the Jolly Roger; swashbuckling figures such as Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard; and the unnamed, unlimbed pirate who was likely Robert Louis Stevenson’s model for Long John Silver in Treasure Island.

This history shows from the bottom up how sailors emerged from deadly working conditions on merchant and naval ships, turned pirate, and created a starkly different reality aboard their own ships, electing their officers, dividing their booty equitably, and maintaining a multinational social order. The real lives of this motley crew-which included cross-dressing women, people of color, and the’outcasts of all nations’-are far more compelling than contemporary myth.