Toward the end of his review of the moving film, 5 Broken Cameras, came words that stayed with me. Celebrating this documentary of one Palestinian village’s resistance to colonization, Ali Mustafa quotes its cameraman and co-director, Emad Burnat: “Forgotten wounds cannot be healed. So I film to heal.” So it was with Ali himself. To
The following article is part of a four-person symposium hosted by New Socialist webzine. You can find the full forum here: http://www.newsocialist.org/692-up-against-the-neoliberal-parties-what-should-the-left-do-four-views Anyone looking for easy answers to the challenges of radical politics today is sure to be disappointed. The terrain on which the left operates at the moment is messy, complicated and full of contradictions.
My contribution to the “inequality debate” hosted by the Broadbent Institute. Written December 2012; posted January 23, 2013: While growing social inequality is the product of a multi-pronged economic, political and cultural offensive by corporate power across the neoliberal era, the systematic weakening of trade unions looms especially large in the story. To continue reading,
On December 3, 2012, nearly 200 people crammed the Ballroom at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto to celebrate the launch (in paperback) of Monsters of the Market: Zombies, Vampires and Global Capitalism, and the book’s receipt of the 2012 Deutscher Memorial Award. MCed by Faria Kamal and Alan Sears, the event heard brief remarks from
By David McNally This article will be the afterword to the forthcoming Danish translation of the author’s book Global Slump: The Economics and Politics of Crisis and Resistance — NSW. Since the outbreak of the global slump in 2008 we have been treated to an incessant stream of predictions that “the crisis is over,” that
(Published October 23, 2012 at Jacobin) “Dead is in,” proclaims a Halloween poster outside my local thrift store. Case in point, consider the record ratings for the recent season premier of AMC’s The Walking Dead, which now boasts the largest viewership in the 18-49 age group in the U.S. Continued at: http://jacobinmag.com/2012/10/zombies-apocalypse-or-rebellion/
It is a truism to say that democracy began with the Greeks – less so to say that it originated in popular rebellion against debt and debt-bondage. Yet, with the Greek people ensnared once more in the vice-grip of rich debt-holders, it may be useful to recall that fact. For the only hope today of
On January 20, 2011 about 200 people gathered in Toronto’s Lula Lounge for the launch of Global Slump: the Economics and Politics of Crisis and Resistance. Emcees Liam McNally Faria Kamal (No One Is Illegal, Toronto) and Syed Hussan (No One Is Illegal, Toronto) introduced the event. Jesook Song (Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto and New Socialist Group) and John Clarke (Ontario Coalition Against Poverty) offered appreciations of the book. After brief opening remarks, David McNally did a short reading from the text. Music at the opening and conclusion is “Revolution” by Nina Simone.