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Super Position – The New Inquiry

Super Position – The New Inquiry | Politics of Assembly | Scoop.it

"Super Position" David Graeber on superheroes and constituent power. Dark Knight Rises offers an opportunity to ask some potentially enlightening questions about contemporary culture. What are superhero movies really all about? 

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Can Debt Spark a Revolution? | The Nation

Can Debt Spark a Revolution? | The Nation | Politics of Assembly | Scoop.it
If Occupy evolves into a debt resistance movement, the results could be explosive.
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Emergent Culture – Anthropologist Dr. David Graeber on the Necessity of a Debt Jubilee

Emergent Culture – Anthropologist Dr. David Graeber on the Necessity of a Debt Jubilee | Politics of Assembly | Scoop.it
Making Sense of the Human – Planetary Condition: Demystifying the Past, Unraveling the Present & Anticipating the Future...
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How wired is your life?

How wired is your life? | Politics of Assembly | Scoop.it

Internet and social networks have become as common as "the air we breathe", writes Santiago Zabala.  

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The politics of technocracy - Stuck in a post-post-ideological world - Knowledge Bank - Mindful Money

The core principle of a democratic system is the ability of the public to hold those in power to account for their decisions. In a complex modern society, however, the ability to do this has been eroded by the rise of the technocrats.

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Media Reform

Media Reform | Politics of Assembly | Scoop.it

Media Reform coordinates the work of advocacy groups campaigning to protect the public interest in light of the Leveson Inquiry and Communications Review.

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In Rousseau’s footsteps: David Graeber and the anthropology of unequal society (The Memory Bank)

In Rousseau’s footsteps: David Graeber and the anthropology of unequal society (The Memory Bank) | Politics of Assembly | Scoop.it

A review of David Graeber Debt: The first 5,000 years (Melville House, New York, 2011, 534 pages) 

Debt is everywhere today. What is “sovereign debt” and why must Greece pay up, but not the United States? Who decides that the national debt will be repaid through austerity programmes rather than job-creation schemes? Why do the banks get bailed out, while students and home-owners are forced to repay loans?

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Definitive change discussed within historical terms by Dan Hind

Definitive change discussed within historical terms by Dan Hind | Politics of Assembly | Scoop.it

Dan Hind: We have witnessed for more than a quarter of a century the struggles of the two great political parties for power and plunder, while grievous wrongs have been inflicted upon the suffering people. We charge that the controlling influences dominating both these parties have permitted the existing dreadful conditions to develop without serious effort to prevent or restrain them. Neither do they now promise us any substantial reform. 

Omaha Platform, 1892

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The Limits of Communication by Jodi Dean - Guernica / A Magazine of Art & Politics

The Limits of Communication by Jodi Dean - Guernica / A Magazine of Art & Politics | Politics of Assembly | Scoop.it
Political theorist Jodi Dean probes the contradictions and traps of nonstop information.
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Emergent Culture – DEBT JUBILEE

Emergent Culture – DEBT JUBILEE | Politics of Assembly | Scoop.it

An Emerging Global Consensus !

Jubilee is in the air and in a very big way now that the Occupy Movement has come to embrace the concept as demonstrated by their 1 year anniversary rallying call of universal debt resistance.

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10 myths of the UK's far right

10 myths of the UK's far right | Politics of Assembly | Scoop.it
Economic crisis and political complacency create a hothouse for racism, Daniel Trilling warns in a new book. Here he lists 10 dangerous misconceptions about the far right...
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Banks threaten to leave the UK...but who'd have them? - Economic Impact - Mindful Money

Banks threaten to leave the UK...but who'd have them? - Economic Impact - Mindful Money | Politics of Assembly | Scoop.it

Periodically, members of UK plc will threaten to take their business elsewhere unless they are allowed to...delete as applicable....pay super-low tax rates/ merge with their closest competitor/receive some kind of regulatory or governmental indulgence....

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David Graeber "Debt: The First 5000 Years" - Alberta Rose Theater

David Graeber explores the evolving concept of debt and how it has shaped our history up to our current economic crisis.
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An open letter to Lord Patten: give the people some say over how our affairs are reported | openDemocracy

The BBC has failed to act in the public interest when addressing several of the last decade's most important stories, each of them involving corruption among Britain's elites. In an open letter to the BBC Chairman, Dan Hind proposes a radical new solution

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Organic Writing and Digital Media: Seeds and Organs | Digital Pedagogy | HYBRID PEDAGOGY

Organic Writing and Digital Media: Seeds and Organs | Digital Pedagogy | HYBRID PEDAGOGY | Politics of Assembly | Scoop.it
Hybrid Pedagogy is an academic and networked journal of teaching and technology that combines the strands of critical and digital pedagogy to arrive at the best social and civil uses of technology and digital media in education.
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