Sunday, August 31, 2014

Resources for September 1, 2014

"Glenn Greenwald: Constitutional and Civil Rights Lawyer/Journalist (Peace and Conflict Studies Archive)." Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Taylor, Ella. "The Essential Labor Films: Must-see movies of the working world." Keyframe (August 31, 2014)

Spencer, Benjamin P. "“Show Me How To See Things the Way You Do: Existentialism in Faith, Philosophy and Film." (A
 thesis 
submitted 
in 
partial 
fulfillment 
of 
the 
requirements for 
graduation
 with 
Honors 
in 
Religion at Whitman College 2010) ["In 
this 
cross‐disciplinary 
thesis, 
I 
use 
Paul 
Tillich’s 
theological
concept, 
“Absolute
 Faith,” 
and 
Albert 
Camus’ 
philosophical
 notion 
of 
“the
 absurd” 
to 
uncover 
the
 existential 
dimensions 
of 
the 
1998 
film 
The 
Thin 
Red 
Line, 
written 
and 
directed 
by
 Terrence 
Malick. 
The 
film
 explores
 the 
lives 
of 
several 
soldiers 
involved
 in 
the 
Battle
 of 
Guadalcanal, 
and 
I 
argue 
that 
Malick
 uses 
the 
context 
of 
World 
War 
II 
as 
a 
larger
 metaphor 
for 
the 
existential 
conflict
 that 
faces 
human 
beings. 
By 
employing 
the
 theology 
of
 Tillich 
and 
the 
philosophy 
of 
Camus, 
I 
investigate 
the 
overarching
 existential 
themes
 of
 Malick’s 
film, 
and 
conclude 
that 
The 
Thin 
Red 
Line 
provides 
its
 audience 
with 
a 
different 
perspective, 
and 
a 
subsequent 
vocabulary 
with 
which 
to
 navigate 
meaningfully 
the 
inherently 
tragic 
terms 
of 
human 
existence."]


Tyson, Neil deGrasse. The Sky is Not the Limit: Adventures of an Urban Astrophysicist. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2004. [excerpt publiahed on Moyers & Co. : January 10, 2014]

Lindner, Katharina. "Corporeality and Embodiment in the Female Boxing Film." Alphaville #7 (Summer 2014)

Kaufman, Anthony. "Mikhail Krichman: On Russian light and The Return." Keyframe (January 6, 2014)

Axemaker, Sean. "The Wilderness Years: Buñuel in the Fifties." Keyframe (January 7, 2014)





Hudson, David. "Run Run Shaw, 1907 – 2014 'The influence of the Shaw Brothers’ martial arts movies is almost impossible to understate.'” KeyFrame (January 7, 2014)

Contempt (France/Italy: Jean-Luc Godard, 1963)




Contempt (France/Italy: Jean-Luc Godard, 1963: 103 mins)

Brody, Richard. "An Exile in Paradise." The New Yorker (November 20, 2000)

Brody, Richard, Héloise Godet and Lawrence Kardish. "Discussing Godard." The Close Up #3 (November 2014)

"Le Mepris (1963)." Interiors #2 (February 2012)

McGowan, Todd. "The Love of Antagonism in Le Mepris." Acidemic #7 (2012)

McNeil, Jeremiah. "Silver Bullets." My Cinematic Mind (April 24, 2014)




Resources for August 31, 2014

"Drive." Interiors (March 2012)





"Hello." Radiolab 12.10 (August 21, 2014) ["t's hard to start a conversation with a stranger—especially when that stranger is, well, different. He doesn't share your customs, celebrate your holidays, watch your TV shows, or even speak your language. Plus he has a blowhole. In this episode, we try to make contact with some of the strangest strangers on our little planet: dolphins. Producer Lynn Levy eavesdrops on some human-dolphin conversations, from a studio apartment in the Virgin Islands to a research vessel in the Bermuda Triangle."]

Nelson, Kim. "The Conformist: Visions of Blindness." Hammer to Nail (August 28, 2014)

Brody, Richard. "An Exile in Paradise." The New Yorker (November 20, 2000)

Rosenbaum, Jonathan. "The Importance of Being Perverse (Godard’s KING LEAR)." (Originally published in the Chicago Reader: April 8, 1988)

Patterson, John. "Why Bertolucci's The Conformist deserves a place in cinema history: The Italian director's 1970 expressionist masterpiece offered a blueprint for a new kind of Hollywood film, which is why Coppola, Spielberg, Scorsese and co owe him a huge debt." The Guardian (February 22, 2012)

Madrigal, Alexis C. "This 90-Year-Old Lithuanian Filmmaker Has the Best Website: Jonas Mekas is the antidote to all the dark currents and undertows on the Internet." The Atlantic (December 9, 2013)

Derber, Charles, et al. "The End of Work." Open Source (July 31, 2014)

Weiwei, Ai. "China’s Artist/Enemy #1." Open Source (August 4, 2014)


Saturday, August 30, 2014

Drive (USA: Nicolas Winding Refn, 2011)



Drive (USA: Nicolas Winding Refn, 2011: 100 mins)

D'Anna, Becky, James Hancock and Kevin Maher. "Albert Brooks and the Genius of an Open-Faced Sandwich." Wrong Reel #308 (August 2017) 

"Drive." Interiors (March 2012)

The Drive Issue Little White Lies #37 (2011)

Refn, Nicholas Wending. "The Search for a Real Hero." Cinema Scope #48 (2011)

"Drive (2011): The Quadrant System." (Posted on Vimeo: February 1, 2015)















Resources for August 30, 2014)

Patrick, Robert. "Five Ferguson protesters sue police for $41.5 million over arrests." St. Louis Post Dispatch (August 28, 2014)

Holmes, Linda. "Rating The Ratings And Whither The Weather Movie." Pop Culture Happy Hour (August 15, 2014) ["When Stephen and I talked about Boyhood, one of our side conversations was about our bafflement that it was rated R, and this week, joined by Code Switch's Kat Chow, we dig a little deeper into that question. Are ratings really information for parents, or are they still judgments on the morality of your creation? Is there anywhere to go past what a past documentary already explored? Kat talks about being carded at the movies, Stephen compares film boyhood to real boyhood, and we hear from Julie Andrews on the topic of reason."]

"Planet of the Vampires." The Projection Booth #175 (July 15, 2014)

"The Woman Chaser." The Projection Booth #38 (November 23, 2011)








O'Hehir, Andrew. "The Conformist: An unsettling political masterpiece returns." Salon (August 28, 2014)

"The Conformist." Critics Round Up (Ongoing Archive)

Kappeler, Victor E. "Ideology and the Historic Moment of Production: Part 1 of a 5 Part Series." Uprooting Criminology (November 25, 2013)

---. "Ideology and the Historic Moment of Production: Part 2 of a 5 Part Series." Uprooting Criminology (December 9, 2013)

---. "Ideology and the Historic Moment of Production: Part 3 of a 5 Part Series." Uprooting Criminology (January 9, 2014)

---. "Ideology and the Historic Moment of Production: Part 4 of a 5 Part Series." Uprooting Criminology (February 15, 2014)

The Conformist (Italy/France/West Germany: Bernardo Bertolucci, 1970)




The Conformist (Italy/France/West Germany: Bernardo Bertolucci, 1970: 111 mins)

"The Conformist." Critics Round Up (Ongoing Archive)

Falzon, Christopher. "Philosophy Through Film." International Encyclopedia of Philosophy (August 12, 2013)

Nelson, Kim. "The Conformist: Visions of Blindness." Hammer to Nail (August 28, 2014)

O'Hehir, Andrew. "The Conformist: An unsettling political masterpiece returns." Salon (August 28, 2014)

Patterson, John. "Why Bertolucci's The Conformist deserves a place in cinema history: The Italian director's 1970 expressionist masterpiece offered a blueprint for a new kind of Hollywood film, which is why Coppola, Spielberg, Scorsese and co owe him a huge debt." The Guardian (February 22, 2012)









Friday, August 29, 2014

Resources for August 29, 2014

Hedges, Chris. "How the Brutalized Become Brutal." Common Dreams (August 25, 2014)

"Racism/Apartheid." Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Peace and Conflict Studies Archive)

"Statement on Ferguson." Sociologists for Justice (2014)

"Ferguson Syllabus." Sociologists for Justice (2014)

Davis, Charles. "Hollywood's Latest Garbage: Our Tax Dollars at Work." Vice (August 28, 2014)

Palmer, Landon. "Can Cinema Ever Be Spontaneous?" Culture Warrior (March 22, 2011)

DuVernay, Ava. "The Day Before: Ryan Coogler on Fruitvale Station." Filmmaker (July 18, 2013)

Weismann, Jordan. "Here's Exactly How Much the Government Would Have to Spend to Make Public College Tuition-Free." The Atlantic (January 3, 2014)

Davis, Natalie Zemon. "World-Renowned Historian Natalie Zemon Davis Pleads Case of Steven Salaita with U-Illinois." Informed Comment *August 29, 2014)

Ng, Yvonne. "After Police Abuses Caught on Video, a New Guide Teaches How to Best Archive and Distribute Footage." Democracy Now (August 28, 2014)

---. "Part 2: Yvonne Ng on the 'Activists’ Guide to Archiving Video.'" Democracy Now (August 28, 2014)


Merriam-Webster Word of the Day:

precocial \prih-KOH-shul\

adjective: capable of a high degree of independent activity from birth

EXAMPLES

The mallard is a type of precocial bird that can often fly independently just 24 hours after hatching.

"Hares are like deer, horses and cattle in the sense that their offspring are precocial. They still have multiple offspring per pregnancy, but they are born fully furred with their eyes open." — Bill Danielson, The Recorder (Greenfield, Massachusetts), June 26, 2014

Precocial and its partner altricial are really for the birds. Well, at least they are often used to describe the young of our feathered friends. The chicks of precocial birds can see as soon as they hatch and generally have strong legs and a body covered with fine down. Those are attributes you would expect in birds described by the word precocial, which traces to the Latin precox, a term that means "precocious" or "early ripening" (yes, that root also gave us the word "precocious"). Ducks, geese, ostriches, pheasants, and quail are among the birds that hatch precocial offspring. Altricial chicks, on the other hand, are basically featherless and helpless at birth and require days or weeks of parental care before becoming independent.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Shadows (USA: John Cassavetes, 1959)



Shadows (USA: John Cassavetes, 1959: 87 mins)

Palmer, Landon. "6 Filmmaking Tips From John Cassavettes." Film School Rejects (August 13, 2014)

---. "Can Cinema Ever Be Spontaneous?" Culture Warrior (March 22, 2011)










Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Racism/Apartheid (Peace and Conflict Studies Archive)

Abdurrahman, Sarah. "My Detainment Story or: How I learned to Stop Feeling Safe in My Own Country and Hate Border Agents." On the Media (September 20, 2013)

Abu-Jamal, Mumia. "The United States Is Fast Becoming One of the Biggest Open-Air Prisons on Earth." Democracy Now (February 1, 2013)

Abu-Jamal, Mumia and Michael Parenti. "Created Unequal (Law, Money and Mumia Abu-Jamal)." Unwelcome Guests #6 (April 12, 2000)

Alexander, Michelle. "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Jim Crow." We Are Many (September 12, 2012)

"Anaheim: A Tale of Two Cities." Faultlines (December 12, 2012)

Barghouti, Mustafa. "Is There Room for Gandhi in Palestine?" Open Source (April 30, 2010)

Beirich, Heidi. "The Anti-Immigrant Movement." Southern Poverty Law Center (2011)

Biggers, Jeff. "Arizona’s Ethnic Studies Needs No Defense: It Needs More Defenders." AlterNet (November 17, 2011)

---. "Chained Ethnic Studies Students Take Over School Board in Tucson." Common Dreams (April 27, 2011)

Blumenthal, Max. "Max Blumenthal At “Against Israeli Apartheid” in New York City" Law and Disorder Radio (April 7, 2014)["... a speech by award winning journalist, and best selling author Max Blumenthal speaking at the event Against Israeli Apartheid along with Palestinian journalist Ali Abunimah. Max’s new book Goliath: Life and Loathing In Greater Israel shows the reader how the Netanyahu right wing government is actually moderate compared to most other institutions in Israel. His book takes a hard look at Israeli authoritarian politics from a cross section of interviews, from the homes of Palestinian activists to the political leaders behind the organized assault on democratic rights."]

"The Brown Army Faction: A Disturbing New Dimension of Far-Right Terror." Der Spiegel (November 14, 2011)

Brown, Cecil. "Tarantino's "Django: Unchained": Hollywood’s Nigger Joke." Counterpunch (January 1, 2012)

Ciccariello-Maher, George and Mike King. "American Blowback: Cop-on-Cop Crime in LA." Counterpunch (February 8, 2013)

Cleaver, Kathleen, Danny Glover and Brian Jones. "The Black Power Mixtape." We Are Many (May 7, 2014) ["The New School and Haymarket Books present: Danny Glover, Kathleen Cleaver, and Brian Jones discussing the new book: The Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975. Moderated by School of Media Studies Assistant Professor, Michelle Materre. The Black Power Mixtape: 1967 -- 1975 is an extraordinary window into the black freedom struggle in the United States, offering a treasure trove of fresh archival information about the Black Power movement from 1967 to 1975 and vivid portraits of some of its most dynamic participants, including Angela Davis and Stokely Carmichael. The book — like the documentary film that inspired it — includes historical speeches and interviews by: Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture), Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Eldridge Cleaver, Bobby Seale, Huey P. Newton, Emile de Antonio, and Angela Davis. And it also features new commentary voiced by: Erykah Badu, Talib Kweli, Harry Belafonte, Kathleen Cleaver, Angela Davis, Robin Kelley, Abiodun Oyewole, Sonia Sanchez, Bobby Seale, John Forte, and Questlove."]

Constantino, Bobby. "I Got Myself Arrested So I Could Look Inside the Justice System: A former prosecutor fights the law and lets it win." The Atlantic (December 17, 2013)

Crawford, Jarmahl, Peniel Joseph and Isabel Wilkerson. "Stokely Carmichael and Black Power." Radio Open Source (March 6, 2014)

D, Davey. "Wanted for Killing 3, Christopher Dorner’s Claims of Racism, Corruption Resonate with LAPD’s Critics." Democracy Now (February 11, 2013)

Devereaux, Ryan, Sunita Patel and Nicholas Peart. "Testimony, Recordings at Trial Reveal the Racial Biases and Arrest Quotas Behind NYPD’s Stop & Frisk." Democracy Now (April 4, 2013)

Dubal, Veena. "Presumed Guilty: American Muslims and Arabs (9-11 Encore Edition)." Making Contact (September 6, 2011)

Ellis, C.P. "Why I Quit the Klan." American Dreams Lost and Found (Interviewed by Studs Terkel: 1980)

"End Mass Incarceration Now!" The New York Times (May 25, 2014)

Estep, Bill. "Lexington attorney sues Clay Co. officials over strip search at jail." Lexington Herald-Leader (June 8, 2011)

Freedom Riders (USA: Stanley Nelson, 2012: 117 mins)

Giroux, Henry A. "Racism and the Aesthetic of Hyperreal Violence: Pulp Fiction and Other Visual Tragedies." Social Identities 1:2 (1995): 333-354.

Goodman, Amy. "Troy Davis and the Politics of Death." TruthDig (September 13, 2011)

Greenwald, Green. "Discussing the Motives of the Afghan Shooter." Salon (March 19, 2012)

Hanarahan, Noelle and Stephen Vittoria. "'Long Distance Revolutionary': Mumia Abu-Jamal’s Journey from Black Panthers to Prison Journalist." Democracy Now (February 1, 2013)

"Hate and Extremism." Southern Poverty Law Center (Ongoing Archive and Mapping)

Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights. "Tea Party Nationalism." (Special Report: Fall 2010)

"It Shouldn't Matter but It Does (Racism)." Best of the Left #600 (April 28, 2012)

Jensen, Robert, et al. "The Psychology of Transition: Undoing Millennia of Social Control." Unwelcome Guests #597 (March 31, 2012)

Jordan-Young, Rebecca. "Introduction to 'Critical Conceptions: Technology, Justice and the Global Reproductive Market.'" Scholar and Feminist Online 9.1/9.2 (Fall 2010/Spring 2011)

Kersgaard, Scot. "Alabama gives birth to a new civil rights movement." The Colorado Independent (November 16, 2011)

Kimmell, Michael. "Toward a Pedagogy of the Oppressor." Tikkun (November/December 2002)

King, Martin Luther, Jr. "Letter From a Birmingham Jail." African Studies Center of University of Pennsylvania (April 16, 1963)

Kinzer, Stephen and William Murphy, Jr. "US Wars and Social Control (From Regime Change Abroad to the War on Drugs at Home)." Unwelcome Guests #304 (April 30, 2006) ["In our first hour, this week, Stephen Kinzer, whose book, Overthrow, details the US empire's long history of instigating regime change, both the public pretext and the real interests at play. In our second hour, William Murphy Jr speaks about the "War On Drugs"."]

Knight, Michael Muhammad. "The Innocence of White People." Vice (September 18, 2012)

Kuldova, Tereza. "Lookism: Why we don't want to be perceived as "ugly" or "different." Antropologi (December 13, 2011)

López, Ian Haney. "The Dog Whistle Politics of Race." Moyers & Company (February 28, 2014)

---. "Dog Whistling About ISIS — and Latinos Too." Moyers & Co. (September 30, 2014)

Maddow, Rachel. "Benton Harbor's Emergency Financial Manager." Rachel Maddow Show (April 19, 2011)

McLemee, Scott. "CLR James and African American Liberation." We Are Many (June 18, 2009)

Mitchell, Jerry and Dawn Porter. "Spies of Mississippi: New Film on the State-Sponsored Campaign to Defeat the Civil Rights Movement." and "PART 2: Interview with "Spies of Mississippi" Director and Reporter Jerry Mitchell." Democracy Now (February 25, 2014)

The N Word (USA: Todd Nelson, 2004: 86 mins)

Parenti, Michael. "Racism and the Ideology of Slavery." Unwelcome Guests #8 (April 29, 2000)

Partapuoli, Kari Helene. "Norway Attacks Reveal Growing Violent, Anti-Muslim Sentiment in Europe." Democracy Now (July 26, 2011)

Pensoneau, Migizi. "Behind the Scenes of Our Tense Segment on The Daily Show." The Huffington Post (September 30, 2014)

Pruitt, Jos. "Racist Psychology Today article claims black women are objectively less attractive than other women." Feministing (May 16, 2011)

Ransby, Barbara. "Remembering the Overlooked Life of Eslanda Robeson, Wife of Civil Rights Legend Paul Robeson." Democracy Now (February 12, 2013)

Richman, Joe and Bridgette McGee-Robinson. "The Story of Willie McGhee." Re:sound (2010)

Roy, Arundhati. "Capitalism: A Ghost Story" We Are Many (March 26, 2014 at The New School in NYC) ["From the poisoned rivers, barren wells, and clear-cut forests, to the hundreds of thousands of farmers who have committed suicide to escape punishing debt, to the hundreds of millions of people who live on less than two dollars a day, there are ghosts nearly everywhere you look in India. India is a nation of 1.2 billion, but the country’s 100 richest people own assets equivalent to one-fourth of India’s gross domestic product. Capitalism: A Ghost Story examines the dark side of democracy in contemporary India, and shows how the demands of globalized capitalism has subjugated billions of people to the highest and most intense forms of racism and exploitation."]

Smith, Phillip. "NYC, Marijuana Arrest Capital of the World? Activists Rally at Bloomberg's Apartment Over Illegal, Racist Pot Arrests." AlterNet (March 30, 2012)

Sparrow, Taylor. "Thinking More Than The State Allows: Radical Politics In These Troublingly Quiet Times." People of Color Organize! (February 19, 2011)

Springer, Claudia. :Taken by Muslims: Captivity Narratives in The Lives of a Bengal Lancer and Prisoner of the Mountains." Jump Cut #53 (Summer 2011)

"Survivor tries to make sense of aftermath of Norway attacks as trial continues." Public Radio International (May 7, 2012)

Theoharis, Jeanne. "On Rosa Parks’ 100th Birthday, Recalling Her Rebellious Life Before and After the Montgomery Bus." Democracy Now (February 4, 2013)

Thompson, Ahimir 'Questlove.' "Questlove on Police Racial Profiling, Hip-Hop, Michele Bachmann & Soul Train’s Lasting Influence." Democracy Now (September 2, 2013)


Tyson, Neil deGrasse. The Sky is Not the Limit: Adventures of an Urban Astrophysicist. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2004. [excerpt publiahed on Moyers & Co. : January 10, 2014]

Venables, Robert. "Who Are These People?(The Onondaga Nation Encounters European Settlers)." Unwelcome Guests #302 (April 16, 2006)

Walker, Alice. "30th Anniv. of "The Color Purple": Racism, Violence Against Women Are Global Issues." Democracy Now (September 28, 2012)

---. "Palestine Conditions "More Brutal" Than in U.S. South of 50 Years Ago." Democracy Now (September 28, 2012)

Walker, Frank X. "The Unghosting of Medgar Evers." WUKY (August 31, 2013)

Watkins, Boyce. "University of Kentucky: The Plantation that Never Quits." (June 12, 2012)

Wilkerson, Isabel. "Isabel Wilkerson’s Leaderless March that Remade America." Open Source (October 12, 2010)

---. "The Warmth of Other Suns: Isabel Wilkerson on the Great Migration." Making Contact (February 25, 2014) ["Should they go or should they stay? That was a question millions of African Americans living in the South asked themselves in the 20th Century. For many the answer was simple. Life in the South was hard and dangerous, with lynching, Jim Crow laws, and lack of economic opportunities. From 1910 to the 1960s an estimated 6 million African Americans left the South and moved North, in what became known as 'The Great Migration.'"]

Wright, Simon, et al. "Trayvon Martin & The Fight Against The New Jim Crow." We Are Many (April 11, 2012)

Zirin, Dave. "Out for Executing the NBA Game Plan: The Atlanta Hawks and That Levenson E-mail." The Nation (September 8, 2014)

Monday, August 25, 2014

Resources for August 25, 2014

Johnston, Chris. "Richard Attenborough dies aged 90: Actor best known for roles in Brighton Rock and The Great Escape, who later directed Chaplin and Gandhi, has died." The Guardian (August 24, 2014)

Borg, Emma. "On Language and Context." Philosophy Bites (January 7, 2014)








The Wolf of Wall Street (USA: Martin Scorsese, 2013: 180 mins)





Leiter, Brian. "University of Illinois Repeals the First Amendment for Its Faculty." Huffington Post (August 23, 2014)

Walsh, Linda. "Oppenheimer and the Rhetoric of Science Advisers." The Partially Examined Life (July 1, 2014)

Hussain, Sophia. "Ferguson and the normalization of black murder." Verso (August 25, 2014)

Blum, William. Killing Hope: US Military & CIA Interventions Since World War II. London: ZED Books, 2004.

Science: Biotechnology 101 Archive." Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Science (Ongoing Archive)

All Watched Over By Machines of Loving Grace (United Kingdom: Adam Curtis, 2011)

Angier, Natalie. "Abstract Thoughts? The Body Takes Them Literally." The New York Times (February 2, 2010)

Beck, Ulrich and Bruno Latour. "How to Think About Science #5: On the Risk Society and the False Dichotomy Between Nature & Culture." Ideas (January 2, 2009)

Bergen, Benjamin K. "The New Science of Meaning." Huffington Post (December 11, 2012)

Berger, John J. Climate Myths: The Campaign Against Climate Science. Berkeley, CA: Northbrae Books, 2013. [Available in the BCTC Library]

Bigger Stronger Faster (USA: Christopher Bell, 2008)




Bittman, Mark. "That Flawed Stanford Study." Opiniator (October 2, 2012)

Blakemore, Colin. "Mechanics of the Mind." The Reith Lecture (November 10 - December 15, 1976)

\ Blase, Martin. "Missing Microbes." Radio West (April 28, 2014) ["Your body is host to about 100 trillion bacterial cells that form your microbiome, the complex ecosystem of microorganisms on which your life depends. Today, our microbiomes are threatened by a loss of species diversity that could be our undoing. In a new book, Dr. Martin Blaser argues that our obsession with hygiene and overuse of antibiotics has bleached our microbiomes, making them weak and making us more susceptible to dangerous new diseases."]

Christensen, Villy, Reg Waatson and Siwa Msangi. "Will There Be Any Fish in 2050." (February 26, 2011)

Chutkan, Robynne. "The Future of Probiotics." The Atlantic (December 12, 2013) ["Hippocrates said that all disease begins in the gut. A gastroenterologist's predictions on how new treatments will begin there, too."]

Clausen, Amy. "Women and Skepticism" The F Word (December 17, 2009)

Critical Art Ensemble. BioCom. (Online art installation: 1997/1998)

"Critical Art Ensemble: When Thought Becomes Crime." Dialogic (October 5, 2005)

Daston, Lorraine. "How To Think About Science #2: On Paradigms and Objectivity." Ideas (January 2, 2009)

Datta, Deblina, et al. "Guard Us All? Immigrant Women and the HPV Vaccine." Making Contact (July 29, 2009)

Dunning, Brian. "New Age Energy: An examination of energy, as New Agers use the term." Skeptoid #1 (October 3, 2006)

Earle, Sylvia. "Her Deepness." On Being (June 7, 2012)

"Eight Ways Monsanto Fails at Sustainable Agriculture." Union of Concerned Scientists (January 4, 2012)

"Facing Time." To the Best Of Our Knowledge (October 10, 2010)

Fry, Douglas P. "Peace in Our Time: Steven Pinker offers a curiously foreshortened account of humanity's irenic urges." Bookforum (December/January 2012)

Gleick, James, et al. "Information." To the Best of Our Knowledge (September 4, 2011)

Gleiser, Marcelo and Marilynne Robinson. "On the Mystery We Are." On Being (November 8, 2012)

"Global Warming." History Commons (Ongoing Historical Timeline)

Goldenberg, Suzanne. "Emails expose BP's attempts to control research into impact of Gulf oil spill." The Guardian (April 15, 2012)

Grand, Gabriel. "Meet Carl Hart, the Scientist Debunking America's Myths About Drugs." PolicyMic (December 2, 2013)

Hacking, Ian and Andrew Pickering. "How To Think About Science #4: On Science as Experimental Philosophy." Ideas (January 2, 2009)

Hauter, Wenonah. "Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America from Monsanto to Wal-Mart." Democracy Now (April 2, 2013)

Hauter, Wenonah and Gregory Jaffe. "The Monsanto Protection Act? A Debate on Controversial New Measure Over Genetically Modified Crops." Democracy Now (April 2, 2013)

Health/Healthcare/Medicine: Peace and Conflict Studies Archive

Hounsell, Steve. "Biodiversity Primer." Alternatives (November 24, 2010)

Human Resources: Social Engineering in the 20th Century (USA: Scott Noble, 2011: 119 mins)

John Hawks Weblog ["I'm an anthropologist, and I study the bones and genes of ancient humans. I was trained as a paleoanthropologist. ``Paleoanthropology'' is more than a speciality within anthropology, or biology. It is an integrated study involving methods and insights from many fields. Unlike many paleoanthropologists, my study extends across the entire span of human evolution, the last 6 million years, as I examine the genetic and environmental causes that made the foundation of our origins. My academic position is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin—Madison."]

Jordan-Young, Rebecca. "Introduction to 'Critical Conceptions: Technology, Justice and the Global Reproductive Market.'" Scholar and Feminist Online 9.1/9.2 (Fall 2010/Spring 2011)

"Kill 'em All." Radiolab (March 25, 2014) ["Ever since there have been humans, mosquitoes have been biting us, and we’ve been trying to kill them. And, for the most part, the mosquitoes have been winning. Today there are over 3000 species on pretty much every corner of Earth. Mosquito-borne diseases kill around 1 million people a year (most of them children) and make more than 500 million people sick. But thanks to Hadyn Perry and his team of scientists, that might be about to change. Producer Andy Mills talks with author Sonia Shah about the difficulties of sharing a planet with mosquitoes and with science writer David Quammen about the risks of getting rid of them."]

Lakoff, George. "How to Use the Language of “Systemic Causation” To Talk About Climate Change." Uprising Radio (November 1, 2012)

Lock, Margaret. "How to Think About Science #3: Biology and Culture." Ideas (January 2, 2009)

Lovelock, James. "The Gaia Hypothesis." Ideas (January 1, 2009)

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science [Berlin, Germany: "Researchers at the MPIWG investigate how new categories of thought, proof, and experience have emerged in the centuries-long interaction between the sciences and their ambient cultures. The specific research projects span several millennia: cultures north, south, east, and west: and numerous scientific disciplines, ranging from the origins of counting systems in Mesopotamia to today’s postgenomics, from Renaissance natural history to the early days of quantum mechanics. Exemplary research questions include: How did the fundamental scientific concepts (e.g., number, force, heredity, probability) and practices (e.g., experiment, proof, classification) develop in specific historical contexts? And in what ways did local knowledge, originally devised to solve specific problems, become universalized? These questions form the basis of a theoretically oriented history of science which studies scientific thinking and knowledge acquisition in their historical development."]

Miller, Anna Lekas. "Occupy vs. Monsanto: Activists, Farmers Fight the Corporation They Fear Will Take Over All America's Crops." AlterNet (February 6, 2012)

Nuland, Sherwin. "The Biology of Spirit." On Being (March 6, 2014)["Dr. Sherwin Nuland died this week at the age of 83. He became well-known through his first book, How We Die, which won the National Book Award in 1994. But pondering death was for him a way of wondering at life. He reflected on the meaning of life by way of scrupulous and elegant detail about human physiology."]

Orion Magazine (The first issue of the Orion Nature Quarterly was published in June 1982, and in its editorial George Russell, the publication’s first Editor-in-Chief, boldly stated Orion’s values: “It is Orion’s fundamental conviction that humans are morally responsible for the world in which we live, and that the individual comes to sense this responsibility as he or she develops a personal bond with nature.”)

Pangburn, D.J. "These Short Online Psychedelic Courses Will Bend Your Mind." Motherboard (April 16, 2014)

PLoS Blogs Network ["PLoS (stands for the Public Library of Science a non profit publisher and advocacy organization on a mission to lead a transformation in research communication) has always engaged in debate about science and medicine. Starting with the launch of our main blog, plos.org, back in 2006, PLoS quickly realized how informal communication can catch readers’ attention. PLoS ONE then launched their journal blog, everyONE in March 2009. Two months later, the editors of PLoS Medicine started Speaking of Medicine to interact with those interested in global health. PLoS Blogs has been set up to bring a select group of independent science and medicine bloggers together with the editors and staff who run our blogs. Our independent network is made up of writers who love science and medicine, and scientists and physicians that love to write. Here, you’ll find an equal mix of blogs from journalists and researchers tackling diverse issues in science and medicine."]

Popova, Maria. "What Is Science? From Feynman to Sagan to Asimov to Curie, an Omnibus of Definitions." Brain Pickings (April 6, 2012)

"Psychedelics." To the Best of Our Knowledge (June 6, 2010)

Reyes, Oscar and Tamra Gilbertson. "Carbon Trading: How it Works and Why it Fails." New Left Project (December 18, 2010)

Rosenbaum, Jonathan. "Interview with Alain Resnais on MON ONCLE D’AMÉRIQUE (1980)." (Personal Website: February 26, 2014)

"Science and the Search for Meaning: Five Questions, Part Five: Can Science be Sacred?" To the Best of Our Knowledge (08/28/11)

Seafood Watch [California: "The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program helps consumers and businesses make choices for healthy oceans. Our recommendations indicate which seafood items are "Best Choices," "Good Alternatives," and which ones you should "Avoid." Seafood Watch raises consumer awareness through our pocket guides, website, mobile applications and outreach efforts. We encourage restaurants, distributors and seafood purveyors to purchase from sustainable sources. Seafood Watch recommendations are science-based, peer reviewed, and use ecosystem-based criteria. Since 1999, we've distributed tens of millions of pocket guides, our iPhone application has been downloaded more than 240,000 times, and we have close to 200 partners across North America, including the two largest food service companies in the U.S.]

"Seeing and Perceiving." To the Best of Our Knowledge (February 6, 2011)

Shapin, Steven and Simon Schaffer. "How to Think About Science #1: Leviathan and the Air Pump Ideas (January 2, 2009)

Shaw, John. "The problem of the poor: faith, science and poverty in 19th century Britain." The National Archives Podcast Series (September 28, 2006)

Shiva, Vandana. "Everything I Need to Know I Learned in the Forest." AlterNet (December 10, 2012)

---. "Prop 37, GMOs, Food Sovereignty, and More." Uprising Radio (October 31, 2012)

Stiglitz, Joseph. "How Intellectual Property Reinforces Inequality." Opinionator (July 14, 2013)

Suzuki, David. "On the Environment with a Focus on Climate Change." Lannan Podcasts (November 13, 2012)

Teicholz, Nina. "The Big Fat Surprise." Radio West (September 3, 2014) ["Since the 1950s, a war has been waged in America against an accused dietary culprit: fat. Avoid fat, we were told, and you’ll live longer and healthier. However, as the investigative journalist Nina Teicholz discovered, there isn’t solid evidence of the benefits of a low-fat diet nor of the dangers of fat. In a new book, Teicholz reviews the science and history of the war on fat and she joins us Thursday to explain how America’s nutrition was derailed by personal ambition, bad science, and politics."]

Tokar, Brian. "Genetic Engineering." Unwelcome Guests (March 22, 2000)


Tyson, Neil deGrasse. The Sky is Not the Limit: Adventures of an Urban Astrophysicist. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2004. [excerpt publiahed on Moyers & Co. : January 10, 2014]

Wallace, Thomas. "The Diagnosis of Mineral Deficiencies in Plants by Visual Symptoms." University of Bristol Agricultural and Horticulture Research Station, Long Ashton, Bristol: 1943.

Walsh, Linda. "Oppenheimer and the Rhetoric of Science Advisers." The Partially Examined Life (July 1, 2014)

Warner, Melanie. "Pandora’s Lunchbox: Pulling Back the Curtain On How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal." Democracy Now (March 1, 2013)

Wolchover, Natalie. "A New Physics Theory of Life" Quanta (January 22, 2014)

The World According to Monsanto (France/Canada/Germany: Marie-Monique Robin, 2008: 108 mins)

Zajonc, Arthur. "How To Think About Science #7: On Goethe's Way of Knowing and the Discoveries of Modern Physics." Ideas (January 2, 2009)

Zaroff, Larry. "Medicine and the Human Condition." Entitled Opinions (November 23, 2011)

ENG 281 Lettrboxd Profiles/Response Credits

Lydia Putnam (#12)

Doman Ruggles (#13)

David Davis-Martin (#1)

Jay Pennington (#5)

Rafael Rangel (#13)

Paul Durham (#2)

Kevin Avery (#11)

Bryan Davenport (#12)

Lauren Peel (#11)

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Resources for August 24, 2014

Said, Hammad. "Relevance of Hannah Arendt’s 'A Report On The Banality Of Evil' To Gaza." Counterpunch (July 28, 2014)

"Live Coverage of Eric Garner Rally on Staten Island." The New York Times (August 23, 2014)

Lazar, Seth. "On Sparing Civilians in War." Philosophy Bites (July 19, 2014) ["In war there are legitimate and illegitimate targets. Combatants can be killed; civilians shoudn't be deliberately targeted. This is a matter of international law, but is also believed to be a moral principle. Some philosophers have argued that a combatant/civilian distinction is unsustainable. Seth Lazar , of the Australian National University, disagrees. In this interview with Nigel Warburton he explains why."]

McMahan, Jeff. "On Killing in War." Philosophy Bites (November 21, 2009) ["If someone is shooting at me in a war, surely it is morally acceptable for me to shoot back and kill him or her. Jeff McMahan of Rutgers University, author of a new book on this topic, challenges the view that such killing is always acceptable."]

Sandel, Michael. "Against Market Society." This Partially Examined Life (July 26, 2014)

Economics/Political Economy." Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Peace and Conflict Studies archive)

Palmer, Landon. "6 Filmmaking Tips From John Cassavettes." Film School Rejects (August 13, 2014)

Bernstein, Paula. "25 Documentary Filmmakers to Follow on Twitter." Indiewire (December 27, 2013)

Hannah Arendt (Germany/Luxemborg/France: Margarethe von Trotta, 2012: 113 mins)

"I always tell the younger film-makers and students: Do it like the painters used to...Study the old masters. Enrich your palette. Expand the canvas. There's always so much more to learn." - Martin Scorsese (2013)

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Economics/Political Economy: Peace and Conflict Studies archive (ongoing)

"10 Things They Won't Tell You About Money in Politics." Open Secrets (2014)

Abu-Jamal, Mumia and Michael Parenti. "Created Unequal (Law, Money and Mumia Abu-Jamal)." Unwelcome Guests #6 (April 12, 2000)

Ali, Tariq. "The Rotten Heart of Europe." Unwelcome Guests #637 (January 5, 2013)

All Watched Over By Machines of Loving Grace (United Kingdom: Adam Curtis, 2011)

Alperovitz, Gar. "America Beyond Capitalism." Unwelcome Guests #637 (January 5, 2013)

---. ""Worker-Owners of America, Unite": Will Cooperative Workplaces Democratize U.S. Economy?" Democracy Now (December 15, 2011)

Ariely, Dan. "The Upside of Irrationality." FORA TV (June 7, 2010)

Aronowitz, Stanley, Steve Williams, and Rick Wolff. "A Chronology of Capitalism." Making Contact (May 20, 2009)

Atris, Abu. "A Revolution Against Neoliberalism?" Al Jazeera (February 24, 2011)

Baker, Dean. "The Hedge Fund Managers Tax Break: Because Wall Streeters Want Your Money." Truthout (April 14, 2014)

Baxter, Joan. "How corporate tax breaks hurt humanity. Truth be told: taxation is only certain for the ordinary law-abiding citizen, the non-rich." Rabble (March 18, 2011)

---. "Land Grabbing in Africa." Unwelcome Guests #619 (September 1, 2012)

Beckert, Sven and Seth Rockman. "How Slavery Led to Modern Capitalism." Bloomberg (January 24, 2012)

Behind the News with Doug Henwood (KPFA: Berkeley)

Belasco, Amy. "The Cost of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Other Global War on Terror Operations Since 9/11." (Congressional Research Service: September 2, 2010)

Bello, Walden, Kevin Danaher and Njoki Njehu. "Report Back from A16 (The A16 IMF/World Bank Demonstrations in Washington, D.C.)." Unwelcome Guests (April 22, 2000)

Benton, Michael Dean. "Increase the Minimum Wage." Mayer for Mayor (April 21, 2014)

Bernstein, Jake. "Inside the New York Fed: Secret Recordings and a Culture Clash." Pro Publica (September 26, 2014) ["A confidential report and a fired examiner’s hidden recorder penetrate the cloistered world of Wall Street’s top regulator — and its history of deference to banks."]

Berry, Wendell. "The Idea of a Local Economy." Orion (Winter 2001)

"The Best and Worst Performing State Economies in America." The Atlantic (October 11, 2010)

Black, William. "Fraud Recipe for CEOs." Unwelcome Guests #619 (September 1, 2012)

Blyth, Mark. "Sovereigns, Citizens and Suckers." Open Source (September 6, 2011)

Blyth, Mark, David Kaiser and Vanessa Williamson. "The French Sensation: Income Inequality in 700 Pages and a Hundred Graphs." Radio Open Source (May 1, 2014)

Boggs, Grace Lee. "Becoming Detroit: Grace Lee Boggs on Reimagining Work, Food, and Community." On Being (July 18, 2013)

Bond-Graham, Daniel. "It's a Banker World: LIBOR Litigation to Recoup Damages After the Biggest Financial Fraud in World History has been Thrown Out." Counterpunch (April 4, 2013)

Boyle, Greg. "The Calling of Delight: Gangs, Service, Kinship." On Being (February 26, 2013)

Brown, Cecil. "Tarantino's "Django: Unchained": Hollywood’s Nigger Joke." Counterpunch (January 1, 2012)

Brown, Ellen. "Robbing Main Street to Prop Up Wall Street: Why Jerry Brown's Rainy Day Fund Is a Bad Idea for California." TruthOut (May 7, 2014)["There is no need to sequester funds urgently needed by Main Street to pay for Wall Street's malfeasance. Californians can have their cake and eat it too – with a state-owned bank."]

Brown, Pamela. "Rolling Jubilee: Buying Up Distressed Debt, Occupy Offshoot Bails Out the People, Not the Banks." Democracy Now (November 15, 2012)

Brown, Pamela and David Harvey. "1T Day: As U.S. Student Debt Hits $1 Trillion, Occupy Protests Planned for Campuses Nationwide." Democracy Now (April 25, 2012)

Bybee, Roger. "The Great Corporate Tax Swindle." In These Times (September 1, 2011)

Campbell, Howard. "The Drug War Zone." History for the Future (February 15, 2011)

"The Card Game." Frontline (Documentary and resource website: November 24, 2009)

Carrion, Maria. "General Strike Sweeps Europe as Millions Reject Austerity as Solution to Economic Crisis." Democracy Now (November 14, 2012)

Center for American Progress ["The Center for American Progress is dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through progressive ideas and action. Building on the achievements of progressive pioneers such as Teddy Roosevelt and Martin Luther King, our work addresses 21st-century challenges such as energy, national security, economic growth and opportunity, immigration, education, and health care. We develop new policy ideas, critique the policy that stems from conservative values, and challenge the media to cover the issues that truly matter and shape the national debate. Founded in 2003 to provide long-term leadership and support to the progressive movement, CAP is headed by John D. Podesta and based in Washington, D.C. CAP opened a Los Angeles office in 2007."]

Chang, Ha Joon. Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism. NY: Bloomsbury Press, 2008.

Chatterjee, Partha. "Nationalism, Internationalism and Cosmopolitanism: some lessons from modern Indian history." London School of Economics and Political Science (April 3, 2014)

"Chile Rising." Fault Lines (Documentary video posted on Youtube: January 2, 2012)

Chomsky, Noam. "America's Economic Suicide." AlterNet (May 4, 2012)

---. "The Occupy Movement to the Arab Spring." On Point (June 11, 2012)

---."The State-Corporate Complex: A Threat to Freedom and Survival." Needs No Introduction (April 21, 2011)

Chossudovsky, Michel and Michael Parenti. "The Costs of Empire at Home and Abroad." Unwelcome Guests (March 22, 2000)

Chua, Amy. "The Myths of Globalization: Markets, Democracy, and Ethnic Hatred." Conversations with History (November 21, 2005)

"Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability." IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) (2014)

Cohan, William and Michael Hudson. "Jon Corzine’s MF Global Firm Collapses in Biggest Wall Street Failure Since Lehman Brothers." Democracy Now (November 3, 2011)

Cooper, Donna. "Infographic: Tax Breaks vs. Budget Cuts." Center for American Progress (February 22, 2011)

Copps, Michael. "Former FCC Commissioner Warns About Comcast-Time Warner Merger, "Mindless" Media Consolidation." Democracy Now (February 17, 2014)

Costs of War [Website of collected information and reports: Sponsored by Brown University and Watson Institute for International Studies]

The Debt Resistors' Operations Manual. (A Project of Strike Debt and Occupy Wall Street, 2012)

Derber, Charles, et al. "The End of Work." Open Source (July 31, 2014)

DiLeo, Petrino. "An Economic History of the Great Depression." We Are Many (June 18, 2009)

Economic Policy Institute ["The Economic Policy Institute, a nonprofit Washington D.C. think tank, was created in 1986 to broaden the discussion about economic policy to include the interests of low- and middle-income workers. Today, with global competition expanding, wage inequality rising, and the methods and nature of work changing in fundamental ways, it is as crucial as ever that people who work for a living have a voice in the economic discourse. EPI was the first — and remains the premier — think tank to focus on the economic condition of low- and middle-income Americans and their families. Its careful research on the status of American workers has become the gold standard in that field. Its encyclopedic State of Working America, issued every two years since 1988, is stocked in university libraries around the world. EPI researchers, who often testify to Congress and are widely cited in the media, first brought to light the disconnect between pay and productivity that marked the U.S. economy in the 1990s and is now widely recognized as a cause of growing inequality. EPI's staff includes eight Ph.D.-level researchers, a half dozen policy analysts and research assistants, and a full communications and outreach staff. EPI also works closely with a national network of prominent scholars. The institute conducts original research according to strict standards of objectivity, and couples its findings with outreach and popular education. Its work spans a wide range of economic issues, such as trends in wages, incomes, and prices; health care; education; retirement security; state-level economic development strategies; trade and global finance; comparative international economic performance; the health of manufacturing and other key sectors; global competitiveness and energy development. Its research is varied, but a common thread runs through it: EPI examines issues through a "living standards" lens by analyzing the impact of policies and initiatives on the American public."]

Einstein, Albert. "Why Socialism?" Monthly Review (May 1949)

el-Shafei, Omar. "Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi Ousted Following Days of Massive Largest Anti-Government Protest" Law and Disorder (July 8, 2013)

The End of Poverty (USA: Philippe Diaz, 2008: 106 mins)

Faux, Jeff. " Education Profiteering; Wall Street's Next Big Thing?" The Real News Network (September 30, 2012)

Ferguson, Charles. "Predator Nation: Corporate Criminals, Political Corruption, and the Hijacking of America." Democracy Now (Posted on Dialogic: May 29, 2012)

Fisher, Max. "Map: U.S. Ranks Near Bottom on Income Inequality." The Atlantic (September 2011)

Flowers, Margaret and Raymond Offenheiser. "Occupy G8: Peoples’ Summit Confronts World Leaders at Camp David, Urging Action on Poverty, Hunger." Democracy Now (May 18, 2012)

Foster, John Bellamy. "Education and the Structural Crisis of Capital: The U.S. Case." Monthly Review (July 1, 2011)

Foster, John Bellamy and Robert W. McChesney. "The Internet's Unholy Marriage to Capitalim" Monthly Review (March 2011)

Foster, John Bellamy, Robert W. McChesney and R. Jamil Jonna. "The Global Reserve Army of Labor and the New Imperialism." Monthly Review 63.6 (November 2011)

---. "The Internationalization of Monopoly Capital." Monthly Review (June 1, 2011)

---. "Monopoly and Competition in Twenty-First Century Capitalism." Monthly Review (April 1, 2011)

Frank, Thomas. "Academy Fight Song." The Baffler #23 (2013)

Freedman, Carl. "The Supplement of Coppola: Primitive Accumulation and the Godfather Trilogy." Film International #49 (2011): 8-41

Fulcher, James. Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press, 2004.

Giles, David HGB. "Dumpster Diving and Smoothies of Wrath." Food Anthropology (January 1, 2006)

Giroux, Henry A. "Neoliberalism, Democracy and the University as a Public Sphere." Truthout (April 22, 2014)

"Global Financial and Economic Crises of 2007 - 2009." History Commons (Historical Timeline)

Global Issues: Social, Political, Economic and Environmental Issues That Affect Us All." [UK/USA: Anup Shah "Welcome to the global issues web site. This web site looks into global issues that affect everyone and aims to show how most issues are inter-related. There are over 550 articles on this site, mostly written by myself. The issues discussed range from trade, poverty and globalization, to human rights, geopolitics, the environment, and much more. Spread over these articles, there are over 7,000 links to external articles, web sites, reports and analysis to help provide credence to the arguments made on this web site."]

Graeber, David. "Debt: The First Five Thousand Years." Mute (February 10, 2009)

---. "A Practical Utopian's Guide to the Coming Collapse." The Baffler #22 (2013)

Graeber, David, et al. "Let Your Life Be A Friction (To Stop The Machine)." Unwelcome Guests (March 3, 2012)

---, et al. "Occupy 2.0 (Peer Produced Politics)." Unwelcome Guests (March 10, 2012)

---, et al. "The Psychology of Transition: Undoing Millennia of Social Control." Unwelcome Guests #597 (March 31, 2012)

Graves, Lisa and John Nichols. "Billionaires for Austerity: With Cuts Looming, Wall Street Roots of "Fix the Debt" Campaign Exposed." Democracy Now (February 26, 2013)

Greenwald, Robert. "Koch Brothers Exposed: The 1% at its Very Worst." Uprising Radio (March 27, 2012)

Gross, Daniel. "Radical Fast Food Joint Doubles Down on High Wages." The Daily Beast (September 9, 2013)

Guevara, Marina Walker, Michael Hudson and Gerard Ryle. "Likely Largest Journalism Collaboration In History." The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (April 3, 2013)

Hagos, Michael. "The Cult of Having Versus the City of Being." Wafrika (2009)

Hall, Stuart. "The Neoliberal Revolution." Lawrence & Wishart Books (2012)

Hari, Johann. "How Goldman Sachs gambled on starving the world's poor - and won." The Independent (July 2, 2010)

Harvey, David. "17 Contradictions of Capitalism." London School of Economics and Political Science (April 2, 2014)

... A Brief History of Neoliberalism. NY: Oxford University Press, 2007.

---. "Crises of Capitalism." RSA Animate (June 28, 2010: Video)

---. Reading Marx's Capital with David Harvey." (A close reading of the text of Karl Marx’s Capital Volume I in 13 video lectures by Professor David Harvey: 2011)

Hedges, Chris. "Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt." Law and Disorder Radio (July 30, 2012)

---. "The Death of the Liberal Class." (Video of presentation at The Sanctuary for Independent Media: October 17, 2010)

---. Neoliberalism and Its Effects in the Modern USA." Unwelcome Guests (September 28, 2012)

---. "On 9/11 & Touring U.S. Economic Disaster Zones in "Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt" Democracy Now (September 11, 2012)

Hedges, Chris, Jim Powell and Tim Maby. "Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco: drawing America's invisible poor - audio slideshow." The Guardian (July 12, 2012)

Hedges, Chris, Vandana Shiva and Robert Scheer. "Liberalism, Economy, and Corporate Domination." Uprising Radio (October 22, 2010)

Henwood, Doug. "A Return to a World Marx Would Have Known." The New York Times (March 30, 2014)

Hjersted, Tim. The Top 10 Films that Explain Why Occupy Wall St. Exists." Films For Action (December 13, 2011)

Holland, Joshua. "Bumbling, Blame and Bankruptcy in Wake of West Virginia Chemical Spill." Moyers and Co. (January 24, 2014)
Houlder, Vanessa, Megan Murphy and Jeff Gerth. "IRS, U.S. Banks at Odds Over $1 Billion in Tax Credits from Barclays Deals." Pro Publica (September 25, 2011)

"How U.S. Taxpayers Subsidize the Nation's Wealthiest Family." Jobs with Justice (April 14, 2014)

Hudson, Michael. "Wall Street vs. Greece: G20 Opens as Greek PM Pushes for Referendum on Bailout and Austerity Measures." Democracy Now (November 2, 2011)

Hudson, Michael and Jeffrey Sommers. "The Queen Mother of Global Austerity and Financialization: Thatcher's Mean Legacy." Democracy Now (April 8, 2013)

Hudson, Michael and Jeffrey Sommers. "Wisconsin Death Trip." Counterpunch (March 11, 2011)

International Socialist Review (The ISR is published bimonthly by the Center for Economic Research and Social Change.)

Jaffe, Sarah and Joshua Holland. "Which Bank Is the Worst for America? 5 Behemoths That Hold Our Political System Hostage." AlterNet (October 19, 2011)

Jayaraman, Saru. "All Work and No Pay." Bill Moyers and Co. (April 4, 2014) ["Did you know the federal minimum wage for millions of restaurant workers is $2.13 an hour? Advocate Saru Jayaraman says that’s not only unfair but unsafe."]

Johnson, Dave. "Actually, 'the Rich' Don't 'Create Jobs,' We Do." TruthOut (May 14, 2011)

Johnston, David Cay. "The corporations that occupy Congress." Reuters (December 20, 2011)

Jourdan, Brandon. "Egyptian Winter: A New Short Documentary." Global Uprising (March 4, 2013) ["Two years after the revolution in Egypt began, unrest continues across the country as the political and economic situation worsens. As the current government consolidates its power, the demands of the revolution may seem further away than ever. Still the revolution has opened up new spaces for political action, spurring public debate on issues that have gone unacknowledged and unresolved for too long. This short documentary looks at some of the reasons motivating revolutionaries to keep taking the streets, the obstacles that they are facing, and the tactics that they are using. It looks into the current economic and political problems facing Egyptians, the growing independent union movement, black bloc tactics, and the response of women to sexual assaults.]"

---. "New Documentary: Bosnia and Herzegovina in Spring." Global Uprisings (March 21, 2014) ["This short documentary tells the story of the uprising in Bosnia and Herzegovina that started in early February 2014. Since February 5 2014, protests have swept across Bosnia and Herzegovina. The protests were started by workers from five factories in northern city of Tuzla: Dita, Polihem, Poliolhem, GUMARA and Konjuh. The factories had been privatized, bankrupted and stripped of assets, leaving the workers with large debts, no salaries, no health care and no benefits. The protests culminated on February 7, 2014 when several governmental buildings were set on fire in cities across the country, including the presidential building in Sarajevo. Under pressure of protests, four regional governments resigned. The protests were followed with mass popular assemblies, referred to as plenums, that quickly spread across the country."]

Kempf, Hervé. "Salary Ceiling, A Lever for Change." Truthout (January 3, 2011)

Klein, Naomi. "Capitalism vs. the Climate: On Need for New Economic Model to Address Ecological Crisis." Democracy Now (September 18, 2014)

---. "“My Fear is that Climate Change is the Biggest Crisis of All”: Naomi Klein Warns Global Warming Could Be Exploited by Capitalism and Militarism." Democracy Now (March 9, 2011)

---. "On the Legacy of Milton Friedman and Neoliberalism." Democracy Now (October 6, 2008)

---. The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. NY: Metropolitan Books, 2007.

Korten, David. "Agenda for a New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth." Needs No Introduction (March 10, 2011)

Kwoba, Brian. "How Capitalism Underdeveloped Africa." We Are Many (June 2009)

Lapon, Gary. "College, Inc.: The abuses of the growing for-profit higher education industry." Socialist Worker (August 27, 2012)

Lebowitz, Michael A. "The Unifying Element in All Struggles Against Capital Is the Right of Everyone to Full Human Development." Monthly Review (November 1, 2011)

Leonard, Annie. "The Story of Cap and Trade." (Posted on Youtube: March 15, 2012)

Leonard, Christopher. "The Chicken Competition." Guernica (October 1, 2014) ["How poultry companies concentrate wealth and pit farmers against each other in a secretive tournament pay system."]

---. "The Meat Racket." Radio West (March 7, 2014) ["Just a handful of companies raise nearly all the meat consumed in America, and among them, Tyson Foods is king. According to the journalist Christopher Leonard, Tyson wrote the blueprint for modern meat production. He says there’s no better way to understand how our food is produced than to know how the company works. In a new book, Leonard explores how Tyson mastered the economics of factory farming to rise to the top, and how it transformed rural America and the middle class economy in the process."]

Leonard, Sarah. "Occupy Wall St. and the Downfall of the Smartest Guys in the Room." Bookforum (November 8, 2011)

Lepore, Jill. "Tea Party Time ... and the Death of Compassion." Open Source (October 14, 2010)

Levine, Bruce E. "How Ayn Rand Seduced Generations of Young Men and Helped Make the U.S. Into a Selfish, Greedy Nation." AlterNet (December 15, 2011)

Lim, Dennis. "Time Has Been Kind to ‘Heaven’s Gate’." The New York Times (September 23, 2012)

Linebaugh, Peter and Marcus Rediker. The Many Headed Hydra: The Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic. Boston: Beacon Press, 2000.

Lovera, Patty. "Cargill Meat Recall Heightens Fears Budgets Cuts Will Weaken Oversight, Threaten Public Health." Democracy Now (August 5, 2011)

MacArthur, Julie L. "From Fenians to financiers: James Connolly and the Irish meltdown." Rabble (December 16, 2010)

Maddow, Rachel. "Benton Harbor's Emergency Financial Manager." Rachel Maddow Show (April 19, 2011)

Magdoff, Fred. "Food as a Commodity." Monthly Review (January 1, 2012)

Maher, Stephen. "The Political Economy of the Egyptian Uprising." Monthly Review (November 1, 2011)

Marchman, Michael. "New Movements of Resistance, USA." The International Institute for Research and Education (2013)

Marshall, Andrew Gavin. "Politics and Language." The Corbett Show (July 31, 2012)

Martin, Andrew and Andrew Lehren. "A Generation Hobbled by the Soaring Cost of College." The New York Times (May 13, 2012)

Mayer, Danny. "How JP Morgan Took Over All Kentucky's Financial Services, And Why You Should Be Scared." AlterNet (August 4, 2011)

---. "Let Them Eat Art!: The 21c public/private partnership." North of Center (December 5, 2012)

McChesney, Robert W. and John Bellamy Foster. "Capitalism, The Absurd System: A View From the United States." Monthly Review (June 2010)

McChesney, Robert W. and John Nichols. "The Bull Market: Political Advertising." Monthly Review (April 1, 2012)

McLean, Bethany. "A Hidden History of the Economic Crisis." RSA (December 2, 2010)

Mirrlees, Tanner. "How to Read Iron Man: The Economics, Geopolitics and Ideology of an Imperial Film Commodity." Cineaction #92 (2014)

Misra, Tanvi. "Mapping the Hourly Wage Needed to Rent a 2-Bedroom Apartment in Every U.S. State: The figures highlight the mismatch between dipping job earnings and soaring housing costs." City Lab (May 27, 2015)

Morgenson, Gretchen and Joshua Rosner. “Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon.” Democracy Now (June 2, 2011)

Paalberg, Michael. "US unions' continued decline masks new forms of worker activism." The Guardian (January 25, 2013)

Palast, Greg. "Mitt Romney’s Bailout Bonanza: How He Made Millions from the Rescue of Detroit." Democracy Now ((October 18, 2012)

Parenti, Michael. "Globalization: The New Imperialism." Unwelcome Guests (March 22, 2000)

Parrish, Will. "Grapes of Wrath." Against the Grain (April 25, 2011)

Peet, Richard. "Finance Capital." Unwelcome Guests (September 28, 2012)

Pink, Dan. "Drive." RSAnimate (October 18, 2010)

Power, Nina. "There is a context to London's riots that can't be ignored: Those condemning the events in north London and elsewhere would do well to take a step back and consider the bigger picture." Guardian (August 8, 2011)

Price, Wayne. "The Ecological Crisis is an Economic Crisis; the Economic Crisis is an Ecological Crisis." NEFAC (July 8, 2010)

Pyke, Alan. "Seattle Announces $15 Minimum Wage, Highest In The U.S." Think Progress (May 1, 2014)

Reosti, Ron. "Making the American Socialist Revolution." Law and Disorder Radio (July 15, 2013)

"Resisting The Military Financial Complex (Just Say No To Debt Repayment)." Unwelcome Guests (September 22, 2012)

Resnick, Stephen. "Econ 305: Marxian Economics." (38 video lectures: 2011)

Reyes, Oscar and Tamra Gilbertson. "Carbon Trading: How it Works and Why it Fails." New Left Project (December 18, 2010)

Ross, Andrew. "Are Student Loans Immoral?" The Daily Beast (September 27, 2012)

Roy, Arundhati. "Capitalism: A Ghost Story" We Are Many (March 26, 2014 at The New School in NYC) ["From the poisoned rivers, barren wells, and clear-cut forests, to the hundreds of thousands of farmers who have committed suicide to escape punishing debt, to the hundreds of millions of people who live on less than two dollars a day, there are ghosts nearly everywhere you look in India. India is a nation of 1.2 billion, but the country’s 100 richest people own assets equivalent to one-fourth of India’s gross domestic product. Capitalism: A Ghost Story examines the dark side of democracy in contemporary India, and shows how the demands of globalized capitalism has subjugated billions of people to the highest and most intense forms of racism and exploitation."]

Sandel, Michael. "Against Market Society." This Partially Examined Life (July 26, 2014)

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