Leo Panitch, Canada Research Chair in Comparative Political Economy, York University,Sam Gindin, former Research Dir. of the Canadian Autoworkers Union and Prof. at York University, Tommy Douglas, leader of the Canadian New Democratic Party
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The Making of Global Capitalism:
The Political Economy of American Empire
. Leo Panitch, Canada Research Chair in Comparative Political Economy in the Dept. of Political Science at York University
. Sam Gindin, former Research Dir. of the Canadian Autoworkers Union and Prof. at York University
Panitch and Gindin discuss the intimate relationship between modern capitalism and the American state, including its role as an informal empire promoting free trade and capital movements. Through a
powerful historical survey, they'll show how the US has superintended the restructuring of other states in favor of competitive markets and coordinated the management of increasingly frequent financial crises. Analyzing the first great economic crisis of the twenty-first century, they identify the centrality of the social conflicts that occur within states rather than between them and how these emerging fault lines hold out the
possibility of new political movements transforming nation states and of transcending global markets.
The Story of Mouseland
Narrated by Tommy Douglas, leader of the Saskatchewan Co-operative Commonwealth Federation and, later, the New Democratic Party of Canada, both social democratic parties.
A political fable expressing the CCF's view that the political system was flawed in offering voters a false dilemma: the choice of two parties, neither of which represented their interests.
produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
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