A Weekly Correction: June 18, 2019

A Weekly Correction: June 18, 2019

“The right to the city is far more than the individual liberty to access urban resources: it is a right to change ourselves by changing the city […] The freedom to make and remake our cities and ourselves is, I want to argue, one of the most precious yet most neglected of our human rights.”  - David Harvey

What we’re reading :

What's Next for Cuba?

We talk with Sujatha Fernades about Cuba after the Pink Tide. Sujatha Fernandes teaches political economy and sociology at the University of Sydney. She is the author of several books, including Cuba Represent! Cuban Arts, State Power, and the Making of New Revolutionary Cultures (Duke University Press, 2006) and Who Can Stop the Drums? Urban Social Movements in Chávez’s Venezuela (Duke University Press, 2010). Her latest book is Curated Stories: The Uses and Misuses of Storytelling (Oxford University Press, 2017). She is currently completing a collection of essays entitled The Cuban Hustle.

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The Fight Against the Neo-Liberal University

We talk with Jeff Schuhrke about how grad workers at UCI staged their first-ever strike…and won! Jeff Schuhrke is a PhD candidate in history at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is the co-president of the Graduate Employees Organization, AFT Local 6297.

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A Weekly Correction: June 11, 2019

A Weekly Correction: June 11, 2019

“Across recorded history, the periodic compressions of inequality brought about by mass mobilisation warfare, transformative revolution, state failure, and pandemics have invariably dwarfed any known instances of equalisation by entirely peaceful means.” - Walter Scheidel

What we’re reading:

An Ethical Education: In Conversation with Jon Moscow and Amy Halpern-Laff

We talk with Amy Halpern-Laff and Jon Moscow about their exciting new podcast Ethical Schools. Amy and Jon are the co-executive directors of Ethics in Education Network. Together they edit the newsletter, coordinate professional development services, and host the podcast. You can find them on social media or at the park with their dogs.

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A Weekly Correction: June 5, 2019

A Weekly Correction: June 5, 2019

“A spectre takes on solid form and haunts the world, before conjuring itself out of existence.” - Tony Wood

What we’re reading :

This week we’re reading Fully Automated Luxury Communism, a manifesto by Aaron Bastani that outlines a radical vision in which automation and technological advances, by transforming the nature of work and production, will provide the basis for the founding of a new global society based on social justice. These transformations that he argues constitute the “Third Disruption” will not just ensure world’s survival, but the creation of a new world of social justice with “limitless public services and consumer commodities [...] free or affordable to all.” Further reading : Fully Automated Luxury Communism by Aaron Bastani – a manifesto for the future

Seeking Justice: Who Assassinated Marielle Franco?

We speak with Stephanie Reist about the search for Marielle Franco’s killers one year after her death. We also discuss the relationship between the state and organized crime in Brazil, and how political life has changed under the Bolsonaro regime. Stephanie Reist is a freelance writer and researcher based in Rio de Janeiro. She received her PhD in Latin American cultural studies from Duke University and is currently a postdoctoral researcher in education policy at the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro, Multidisciplinary Institute. Her research focuses on race and public policy in urban peripheries.

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Border conflicts and a war over resources in Venezuela

We speak with Luis Angosto-Ferrández about the battle over gold and diamonds in the Gran Sabana region. Luis Angosto-Ferrández is a senior lecturer in Anthropology and Latin American Studies at the University of Sydney. He is author of Venezuela Reframed: Bolivarianism, Indigenous Peoples and Socialisms of the Twenty First Century, editor of Democracy, Revolution and Geopolitics in Latin America: Venezuela and the International Politics of Discontent and co-editor of The Politics of Identity in Latin American Censuses.

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A Weekly Correction : Regarding the EU

A Weekly Correction : Regarding the EU

In light of the European Parliamentary Elections that have taken place over the course of the past three days (results of which will be announced this evening), this edition of A Weekly Correction will focus exclusively on the European Union — its policies, legislative bodies, and the future challenges it will face. The articles we have round up offer widely divergent perspectives on the institution, namely among the Left, demonstrating the complexity and nuance of the subject. From visions that see the EU as necessary for a transnational working-class movement, to those that criticise it for its neoliberal policies and austerity, these articles help provide a basis for thoroughly understanding the implications of the election outcomes (as well as an understanding of the future of the EU more generally).

Social Housing: How to Take Back the City

We speak with Stephan Barton about rent control, why social housing is preferable to public housing, and how affordable cities are not Utopian dreams! Stephen Barton was the former director of the City of Berkeley Housing Department and former deputy director of the Berkeley Rent Stabilization Program.

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Introducing Mila Stieglitz-Courtney and the "A Weekly Correction" blog

We speak with Mila Stieglitz-Courtney about the new blog A Weekly Correction. Mila is an intern and producer at the podcast and has been creating weekly reading/watching/listening lists for our audience. This is an exciting addition to our project and we are very excited to be working with Mila!

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A Weekly Correction : May 21 2019

A Weekly Correction : May 21 2019

Socialist democracy is not something which begins only in the promised land after the foundations of socialist economy are created […] Socialist democracy begins simultaneously with the beginnings of the destruction of class rule and of the construction of socialism.” - Rosa Luxemburg

What we’re watching:

This week, we’re reading an open letter written by a collective of French 'Gilets Jaunes' university academics, calling for an acknowledgement of the movement's demands, the resignation of the Interior Minister, and public inquiries into the violent repression the movement has experienced.

Change Agent: The Highlander School

This week we speak with Mie Inouye about The Highlander Folk School. Mie Inouye is a doctoral candidate in political science at Yale University, where she’s writing a dissertation on twentieth-century theories of organizing in leftist social movements in the US.

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Note: A fire destroyed the main office of the Highlander Center in March 2019.

You can read about the fire here: (link to the full New York Times article)

A social justice center in Tennessee with deep connections to the civil rights movement said that a fire that engulfed its main office last week may have been intentionally set, after a “symbol connected to the white power movement” was found spray-painted in the parking lot.

The organization, the Highlander Research and Education Center, which trained Rosa Parks and hosted the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., said it had lost decades of documents and artifacts in the fire at its campus in New Market, Tenn., outside Knoxville.

“Because of our history we are not surprised that this space, one where marginalized people working across sectors, geographies and identities show up consistently, has been repeatedly targeted over our 87 years of existence,” Highlander said in a statement this week acknowledging the white power symbol.

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What does Beto believe in?

This week we speak with Luke Savage about Beto O’Rourke. Luke Savage is a Staff Writer at Jacobin Magazine. He writes about Canadian and international politics, religion, labor issues, philosophy, and the history of the democratic left. His writing has appeared in The Guardian, Canadaland, Maisonneuve, the New Statesman, The Tyee, Current Affairs, and others. He also co-hosts a weekly podcast about current events agitprop cinema.

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If you missed our episode on Biden you can find it here: First as tragedy, then as farce: Joe Biden in 2020?

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A Weekly Correction : May 13 2019

A Weekly Correction : May 13 2019

“There is no document of civilisation that is not at the same time a document of barbarism.” -  Walter Benjamin

What we’re reading

Surveillance Capitalism and the Changing Landscape of the Modern Economy:

In The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, Shoshana Zuboff outlines the emergence of technological innovations and market mechanisms which make ubiquitous surveillance increasingly likely, a phenomenon which she calls ‘surveillance capitalism’. As Zuboff describes, extreme concentrations of knowledge and lack of democratic oversight or regulation have given rise in the past two decades to an unprecedented concentration of power among select companies such as Google and Facebook, which she insists will have wide ranging implications in the future on our economy and society.

The ever-expanding border: checkpoints in the Dominican Republic

We talk with Elena Herminia Guzman about the increase in racial profiling of people of Haitian-descent in the Dominican Republic. Elena Herminia Guzman is an Afro-Indigenous Boricua filmmaker, educator, and anthropologist from New York City. Her work broadly looks at issues of representation in the African/Black Diaspora. Her artistic work and research also extend to Haiti and the Dominican Republic where she conducted fieldwork and has a series of visual projects with a focus on narrative performance such as Carnival and the Lenten festivals of Rara. She is a co-founder of Ethnocine Collective, a feminist filmmaking collective that is committed to a feminist and decolonial lens that pushes the boundaries of non-fiction film. 

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Introducing: A Weekly Correction

Introducing: A Weekly Correction

Hello A Correction listeners!

Welcome to the first of our new feature “A Weekly Correction,” a compilation of the things we're reading, listening to and watching each week. Our goal is to round up some of the best and most interesting content from our favorite publications on econ-related subjects, which we hope will serve as a useful platform for all those interested in contemporary issues within political-economy. This weekly feature will be curated by Mila Stieglitz-Courtney, an intern and recent addition to the A Correction team! You can find out more about Mila here.

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Finding Your Calling: Get More Out of College

We talk with Tom Perrin about how to find meaning in college through “vocational education.” Tom Perrin is Associate Professor of English and Associate Provost at Huntingdon College. His book, The Aesthetics of Middlebrow Fiction, was published in 2015, and his work has also appeared in American LiteratureNOVEL, and the Times Literary Supplement.

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On A New Militant Mexican Labor Movement

We speak with LAUREN KAORI GURLEY about the strikes in Matamoros. Since January, 50,000 workers have gone off the job and the prospects for the labor movement are the best in a generation. We talk about what has led to this moment and what we might expect going forward. Lauren Kaori Gurley is a reporter-researcher at The New Republic. She previously served as web editor at the North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA). Her reporting on labor, immigration, poverty, and the U.S.-Mexico border has been published in CityLab, In These Times, NPR's Latino USA, The American Prospect, and ProPublica.

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Who's Afraid of Ilhan Omar?

We speak with Lyle Jeremy Rubin about AIPAC, empire, and Ilhan Omar. In the early 2000s, Lyle Jeremy Rubin was an intern at AIPAC and was on the board as a campus representative. He is currently a PhD candidate in history at the University of Rochester and is writing his dissertation on the reception of the political economist Adam Smith’s thought in the United States.

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