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War on Youth: Youth in Revolt

June 10, 2013
| Henry Giroux discusses his book Youth in Revolt: Reclaiming a Democratic Future as part of the War On Youth series.
Length: 10:44 minutes (9.84 MB)
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Peter Worthington and the blurry divisions between left and right

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I'll miss Peter Worthington, Canada's archetypal right-wing journalist, who died this week at 86. I say that without irony or subtext. I'll just miss him. When we did public events together we were always positioned as left vs. right. But I couldn't conceal my delight at seeing him. CBC's Michael Enright, who hosted one panel, said: "Would you two stop acting like long-lost brothers?"

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Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt

January 28, 2013
| Author and journalist Chris Hedges offers his perspective on Idle no More, Occupy and more.
Length: 20:57 minutes (19.18 MB)
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Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the origin of equality

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"The first person who, having enclosed a plot of land, took it into his head to say this is mine and found people simple enough to believe him was the true founder of civil society. What crimes, wars, murders, what miseries and horrors would the human race have been spared, had someone pulled up the stakes or filled in the ditch and cried out to his fellow men: 'Do not listen to this impostor. You are lost if you forget that the fruits of the earth belong to all and the earth to no one!'"

- Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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How the Occupy movement led the way to Obama's re-election

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Obama couldn't have done it without Romney. But he couldn't have done it without Occupy Wall Street, either. In fact he needed Occupy Wall Street first, in order to make full, effective use of Romney. Here's what I mean.

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| September 19, 2012
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The Occupy movement one year on: What is left?

Photo: Elaine Bernard

In few days, on September 17, we will commemorate one year since the start of the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement -- a movement that many said was inspired by the Arab revolutions and the Indignés movement of Europe. Many activists, including me, thought that this movement would have a long breath and might even bring social change to America and to the world.

One year later, can we still believe so? What worked and what went wrong?

Despite all the criticism and disagreement about OWS, it is obvious that the movement brought the notion of income inequalities to the political arena. Indeed, in 2008, after the financial crisis swept the U.S. and quickly travelled to Europe, the world was left with a very troubling question: what really happened?

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| September 10, 2012
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Protests continue for Occupy movement in Spain

Land surface temperature observations taken of Spain. Photo: NASA GSFC/Jacques Descloitres and Ana Pinheiro/Flickr

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Judy Rebick: From Occupy to Maple Spring

June 29, 2012
| The most recent book by feminist and social activist Judy Rebick is titled Occupy This! In the book, she examines the roots of the Occupy movement.
Length: 43:10
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