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Occupations and The Struggle Over Reproduction: An Interview with Silvia Federici

Max Haiven Silvia Federici is a veteran activist and writer who lives in Brooklyn, New York.  Born and raised in Italy, Federici has taught in Italy, Nigeria, and the United States and has been involved in many movements, including feminist, education, and anti-death penalty struggles. Her influential 2004 book Caliban and the Witch: Women, the […]

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Occupy Education: An Interview with Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

Sunday, January 8, 2012, at Elliot Bay Bookstore, Seattle, WA Interviewed by Rahul K. Gairola, Seattle University and University of Washington   In January 2012, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak visited Seattle for a number of reasons: to deliver the keynote address of the annual conference of the South Asian Literary Association (SALA), participate on a distinguished […]

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The Left at the Moment: An Interview with Michael Bérubé

Part I/Politics in the U.S. Today: What Time is It? Gabriel Noah Brahm: In early 2009, when The Left at War had just come out, Barack Obama was inaugurated and George W. Bush was finally out of office.  Those were heady days.  The right seemed to be on the run, as you put it in […]

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Michael Perelman, On globalization, economics, and the history of food crises

Michael Perelman is a prolific and compelling scholar of contemporary economics and politics who teaches at California State University in Chico.  He has published 19 books on a wide variety of topics.  Graduating with a degree in agricultural economics, questions of the global inequalities of food production and distribution, both past and present, led Perelman’s […]

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Raj Patel, On rights, sovereignty, and suicide

Interviewed by Scott Stoneman Raj Patel is an activist, organizer and visiting scholar in the Centre for African Studies at the University of California at Berkeley, as well as a Research Associate at the School of Development Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. He has written extensively on food sovereignty as an […]

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Julie Guthman, On globalization, neoliberalism, obesity, local food and education

Interviewed by Scott Stoneman Julie Guthman is an Associate Professor in the Community Studies Department at UC Santa Cruz. Her pressing and rigorous work has dealt with the ways in which organic farming movements and reform in California strain the boundaries that obtain between nature and capital and between the local and the global (Agrarian […]

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Herbert Marcuse's 3-Dimensional Hippopotamus: An Interiew with Documentary Filmmaker Alexander Juutilainen

Alexander Juutilainen is the producer/director of the acclaimed documentary Herbert’s Hippopotamus. This video told the story of Herbert Marcuse’s role in student activism while a Professor at the University of California, San Diego and the virulent response of California politicians and residents. Juutilainen was born in Finland and is of Finnish and Greek/Macedonian descent. He […]

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Silvia Federici, On capitalism, colonialism, women and food politics

In this interview Federici shares her thoughts on the relationship between
food, agricultural production, women’s work, global capitalist
accumulation and struggle around the world.

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