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A Round-up: Nu-Bureacracy, Naomi Klein, Greece and University Cuts,

In Anti-capitalism, Lectures, Podcasts on February 20, 2010 at 2:00 pm

Nu-Bureacracy and Capitalism Podcast

Somebody has been kind enough to post a podcast of Fischer’s lecture at the Nu-beaurcracy and Capitalism event at Goldsmiths. Right here.

Naomi Klein on No Logo 10 Years on

The Guardian ran an extract from the introduction to the tenth anniversary edition of No Logo a few weeks ago. Klein talks about the powerful shifts in branding culture and how models of out-sourcing are increasingly being integrated into government.

Lenin’s Tomb on Greece and the Speculative on the Euro

Describing the hypocritical austerity measure being imposed on Greece, Lenin’s Tomb predicts that yet again it will be workers who will be hardest hit while the interests of Capital will, once again, benefit.

University Budget Cuts

The budget-cuts and ‘economising’ within universities have certainly started to become discernible this week.  And whilst they will undoubtedly be devastating, an opposition is gradually forming:  Leeds lecturers voted to strike against Job losses; A campaign began against the proposed budget cuts in the philosophy department at Kings;  UCL students have started a petition against the proposed redundancies for both teaching and administrative staff in the modern languages department, to name but three. Perhaps what is heartening is the national mainstream media attention this is getting: Just today, Willian Rees-Mogg wrote a very realistic assessment of the cuts in the Times today;  whilst the Guardian ran with a story about the sorry state of University buildings and facilities – a story anyone who has attended university in the last 5 years will certainly attest to.

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