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Debating Marx’s Crisis Theory & The Falling Rate of Profit

1. Video: A commentary on the falling rate of profit in Marx’s crisis theory. Izmir University of Economics – Workshop on The Great Meltdown of 2008: Systemic, Conjunctural or Policy-created?

2. Paper: Crisis Theory and the Falling Rate of Profit by David Harvey

This is a draft of an essay to be published in 2015 in: The Great Meltdown of 2008: Systemic, Conjunctural or Policy-created? Editors: Turan Subasat (Izmir University of Economics) and John Weeks (SOAS, University of London); Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited.

3. Paper: Monomania and crisis theory – a reply to David Harvey by Michael Roberts

4. Blog Post: David Harvey, monomaniacs and the rate of profit by Michael Roberts

In Solidarity With Istanbul

In Solidarity With Istanbul

Taksim Solidarity Press Release Website | Blog

We have united in the streets; our struggle in the streets will prevail!

We will not let anyone touch our Gezi Park! We will not let anyone exploit our labor, our habitat or nature!

Our struggle, which sparkled five days ago at Taksim Istanbul Gezi Park, has spread out to streets, neighborhoods, town squares in Turkey and abroad, demonstrating the collective will of millions of people. The public has made a decision! We will not let anyone demolish the Gezi Park! From now on Gezi Park represents other atrocities and state terror like Taksim, Reyhanli, Roboski, and May 1st. From now on Gezi Park stands for labor, nature and freedom. The Park is an expression of a collective will to live in a democratic country despite state’s oppression and despite all fascist attacks to restrict freedom. From now on, everyone should know that this Park, the Taksim Square and all the public squares of this city, this country and this world are entrusted to labor, to laborers and to the people. We will not let AKP (Justice and Development Party) or the capitalists get their hands on these public spaces.

For those who have been expanding the struggle and resisting in every street during the last five days in the face of all kinds of oppression, violence, misinformation, manipulation and media censorship, we salute you! For those who are liberating public squares, we salute you! For those who are overcoming the obstacles, crossing the bridges, we salute you! And for those who are opening the doors of their houses and their schools to the resisters, we salute you all!

We declare once again: We are claiming Taksim in the name of our struggle and solidarity.

Our struggle over the last five days showed everyone that the attempt to create a culture of fear is futile. We stand fearless against the brute force, violence, imprisonments and anti-democratic attacks by the government. As we have uttered repeatedly in the squares: this is only the beginning; our struggle will continue!

Our current demands are as follows:

* Gezi Park will remain as a Park. We will not allow the destruction of the Park for the construction of a Topçu K??las? in Taksim! Nor will we let the government plunder nature or our habitat!

* The following parties should take responsibility and resign immediately: authorities who have prevented the people from exercising their democratic rights initially during the protests at the Gezi Park and in the following days throughout the demonstrations across the country; those who ordered the use of violence to oppress people; those who executed those orders, and those who have caused injuries to hundreds of people! The Mayor of Istanbul and the General Director of Turkish National Police should take primary responsibility and be the first to resign!

* Use of tear gas must be prohibited!

* Our friends under custody all over the country for participating in our struggle should be released immediately and no further investigations shall be pursued!

* All bans on demonstrations and meeting in all public spaces, Taksim square in particular, must be lifted.

This is the voice of the streets, the resistance and the people! We expect the government meet these demands without any reservation. We have united in the streets; we have realized the strength of solidarity; you have witnessed our power. We know that our struggle in the streets will prevail!

Taksim Solidarity!

Video: Camila Vallejo & Noam Titelman – Student Leaders Speak Out

On Monday, October 15, 2012, “Student Leaders Speak Out: A Public Conversation Between Protagonists from Hemispheric Student Struggles in Chile, Quebec, and New York” was hosted at the Graduate Center, CUNY by the Center for Place, Culture and Politics.

Video: The End of Stupidity in the Face of Capitalism

David Harvey Awarded an Honorary Degree at the University of Bristol

From the press release:

“Human geographer Professor David Harvey is being awarded a Doctor of Science degree for a lifetime of innovative and internationally recognised work.

Professor Harvey published his first book Explanation in Geography while working at the University of Bristol between 1961 and 1968.

He’s described as the most influential human geographer of the late 20th and early 21st century, with work now spanning over 50 years and covering more than 40 disciplines.

An honorary degree is a major accolade, awarded in recognition of outstanding achievement and distinction in a field or activity consonant with the University’s mission.”

Read the speech.

Professor Harvey also gave a lecture titled “The Urbanisation of Class Struggle” at the University of Bristol on July 17, 2012.

Party Celebrating Two Million Page Views to davidharvey.org

TWO MILLION HIT CELEBRATION!!

You are cordially invited to a celebration of the phenomenally successful website of our colleague David Harvey. David’s website has now had over 2 million hits, making it one of the most widely accessed website in all of academia worldwide.

When: Friday, May 18th, 2012, 4:00 p.m.
Where: The Brockway Room, Room 6402, Anthropology Program, 6th Floor

In addition to the celebration, there will also be a brief explanation of how the website was built and is maintained by Chris Caruso—webmaster extraordinaire for this and other GC sites. Possibilities for faculty members to set up their own websites will also be explored.

Sponsored by:
The Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC)
Ph.D. Program in Anthropology
Center for Place, Culture and Politics
Committee on Globalization and Social Change
Center for the Humanities

City as Stage: A Conversation with Tania Bruguera, Peter Marcuse, Damon Rich and Radhika Subramaniam

City as Stage: A Conversation with Tania Bruguera, Peter Marcuse, Damon Rich and Radhika Subramaniam
Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 3pm
The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, New York, NY

This discussion explores urban space as a site of contestation and possibility. It will begin with a screening of Yto Barrada’s video Beau Geste (2009), followed by a conversation between Tania Bruguera (Artist), Peter Marcuse (Columbia University), Damon Rich (Architect), and Radhika Subramaniam (Parsons The NewSchool for Design).

How does the current economic crisis reconfigure urban space, specifically in New York? How do contemporary artistic and urban practices engage with and impact the various social imaginaries of the city? Bringing together the disciplines of urban planning and design with artistic and curatorial practices, this platform considers the city as a stage of conflict, desire, and imagination.

This program is free of charge and open to the public, based on a first-come, first-serve basis. Capacity is limited, we kindly suggest an early arrival.

All events will be conducted in English and each venue is physically accessible.

These events may be photographed, videotaped, or otherwise recorded. By attending this event, you grant the Whitney Museum permission to use photographs, and/or audiovisual recordings in which you appear for archival, documentary, publicity advertising, or other purposes.

Immigrant Movement International is co-sponsored by CREATIVE TIME and the Queens Museum of Art.

Technical Difficulties – Resolved

As of today, Wednesday July 14, we are experiencing difficulties with our streaming videos of the Capital lectures.  Our provider, Blip.tv, is currently working to resolve the issue and we hope to have the streaming videos back online asap. In the mean time, you can still download the videos either from this site or from iTunes and watch them on your computer.  Apologies for the inconvenience.

Update July 15: Classes 7-12 are now being streamed via Vimeo, while classes 1-6 and 13 remain with Blip.tv. All classes are again accessible via streaming video.

Upcoming NYC Talks

Remembering Giovanni Arrighi
Sunday, March 21 10:00 AM – 11:50 PM
The Left Forum | Pace University W614

Organizing for the Anti-Capitalist Transition
Sunday, March 21 3:00 – 4:50 PM
The Left Forum | Pace University Student Union

Marx or Keynes or…?
Wednesday, March 31 6:15pm
Heyman Center for the Humanities
Columbia University | Davis Auditorium, the Schapiro Center

Support More Capital Video Lectures

Continuing the success of Professor Harvey’s online video lectures of Marx’s Capital, Volume I, we are currently raising money to continue the project with new lectures on Capital Volumes II and III.

Inspired by the overwhelming interest in the Volume I lectures, which according to Google Analytics have logged over 700,000 page views from 10,884 cities in 187 countries since June 2008, we are happy to announce the next stage of this project.

Professor Harvey is planning on teaching a semester class on Capital Volumes II and III in the Spring of 2011. With your help, we plan to film, edit, and post a new set of free online videos to this site. To do this, we need to raise our budget of $10,000.

Support this project by making a tax-deductible donation today.