Globalization: Social & Geographic Perspectives

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Material for the last blog posting deadline – 5/17

May 13th, 2011 · No Comments
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You may write about any two items from the long list below:

Paul Mason on global youth protest, “Towards a Politics of Solidarity,” Opening Plenary, Left Forum, 3/18/2011.

“Dubstep Rebellion – The British Banlieue Comes to Millbank,” (Paul Mason) BBC Newsnight, 12/9/1010.

* Interview with Naomi Klein, author of No Logo and The Shock Doctrine, (“The Persuaders,” Frontline, 2004)

* “Meet the Yes Men, the Political Satirists Who Punked GE,” (Tina Dupuy) The Atlantic, 4/22/11.

Recommended: Ch. 54, “Counterhegemonic Globalization: Transnational Social Movements in the Contemporary Political Economy,” (Peter Evans) pp. 444-450.

Recommended: “Chevron’s $50 Million Ad Campaign Gets Crushed,” (The Yes Men) Yes Lab.  Read story and check out links. and “The Yes Men Fix the World” (2009) – 1) Play trailer 2) Read story (click “Story” in header)

Recommended: “France Will Not Repay Haiti Reparations,” The Lede Blog, New York Times, 7/15/2010. The Canadian-based group, Committee for the Reimbursement of the Indemnity Money Extorted from Haiti (C.R.I.M.E.), carries out a Yes Men-style prank on the French Foreign Ministry.

Recommended (video): “Revolution in Cairo,” PBS Frontline, March 2011. (24:56)

Recommended (video): “Deleuze’s Postscript on Societies of Control,” Liquid Theory TV, 2010.

Recommended (video): “Is WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange a Hero? Glenn Greenwald Debates Steven Aftergood of Secrecy News,” Democracy Now, 12/3/2010 (31 min)

Recommended (audio-stream): “Naomi Klein’s Critical Art,” On Point, NPR, 5/3/2010. Writer Naomi Klein talks about corporate marketing 10 years after No Logo, and politics in the age of “brand” Obama. (45 min)

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