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“Nothing to Lose but our Fear”: Fiona Jeffries in conversation with Silvia Federici and David Harvey

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“Nothing to Lose but our Fear”
Fiona Jeffries in conversation with Silvia Federici and David Harvey
The Graduate Center, CUNY
December 2, 2015

Consolidating Power: Interview with Roar Magazine

Consolidating Power
Roar Magazine
December 9, 2015

AK Malabocas: In the last forty years, the mode of capital accumulation has changed globally. What do these changes mean for the struggle against capitalism?

David Harvey: From a macro-perspective, any mode of production tends to generate a very distinctive kind of opposition, which is a curious mirrored image of itself. If you look back to the 1960s or 1970s, when capital was organized in big corporatist, hierarchical forms, you had oppositional structures that were corporatist, unionist kinds of political apparatuses. In other words, a Fordist system generated a Fordist kind of opposition.

With the breakdown of this form of industrial organization, particularly in the advanced capitalist countries, you ended up with a much more decentralized configuration of capital: more fluid over space and time than previously thought. At the same time we saw the emergence of an opposition that is about networking and decentralization and that doesn’t like hierarchy and the previous Fordist forms of opposition.

So, in a funny sort of way, the leftists reorganize themselves in the same way capital accumulation is reorganized. If we understand that the left is a mirror image of what we are criticizing, then maybe what we should do is to break the mirror and get out of this symbiotic relationship with what we are criticizing. [continue reading]

Video: The Power of Ideas: a discussion with David Harvey at LSE

The Power of Ideas: a discussion with David Harvey
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
10 December 2015

Also available as audio file (mp3)

Video: David Harvey Interview: Life & Thought

Interview: Life & Thought
30 July 2015
ENFF, Sao Paulo, Brazil,

Lau Kin Chi and Sit Tsui Jade interviewed David Harvey about his childhood, his studies, his work on Marx’s Capital, and his involvement in social movements.

Video: David Harvey: Talk on the Contradictions of Capitalism in Chile

The Contradictions of Capitalism
Universidad Academia de Humanismo Cristiano
School of Geography
Providencia, Chile
November 2014

Video: David Harvey: The Urbanization of Our Discontents

The Urbanization of Our Discontents
The Ideal City Conference
August 27, 2015
Urbino

Video: David Harvey: The Revolutionary Class Today [legendas em português]

Text from Boitempo Editorial:

David Harvey talks about how to conceive of and organize the working class in contemporary circumstances. Different from its classical, factory-based, guise, the working class today is fragmented and scattered throughout the urban setting. In this context, Harvey emphasizes the importance of thinking up new territorial strategies for class struggle – a terrain more explored by the anarchist tradition than the classical Marxist one. He then, paraphrasing Murray Bookchin, insists that the future of the left depends crucially on our capacity for putting together the best of Marxism with the best of anarchism. A must see video.

The clip is an excerpt of the closing panel of Boitempo’s Rebel Cities International Seminar, that took place in São Paulo, Brazil in June 2015 and celebrated the publication of the Brazilian edition of Professor Harvey’s PARIS, CAPITAL OF MODERNITY (http://bit.ly/ParisHarvey).

A video recording of the full panel is available online here: http://bit.ly/cidadesrebeldesenglish

Video: David Harvey: Slums & Skyscrapers: Space, Housing and the City Under Neoliberalism

Slums & Skyscrapers: Space, Housing and the City Under Neoliberalism
Dangerous Times Festival
28 June 2015
London

Video: David Harvey at Dangerous Times Festival 2015 London

Dangerous Times Festival
28 June 2015
London

Video: From 1848 to today’s Rebel Cities | David Harvey, Fernando Haddad & Guilherme Wisnik

Closing panel at the Rebel Cities International Seminar, with David Harvey, in conversation with the mayor of São Paulo, Fernando Haddad, and the urban critic Guilherme Wisnik. The debate also celebrated the publishing of the Brazilian edition of PARIS, CAPITAL OF MODERNITY.

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