31st August 2014
In his new book, The Falling Rate of Learning and the Neoliberal Endgame, David Blacker gives a brilliant, witty and at the same time chilling analysis of the philosophy underpinning education 'reform' in the United States. Showing how Marx's discovery of the tendency of the rate of profit to fall is playing out in the ever more desperate global search for cheaper sources of labour and the next technological fix, he draws the conclusion that as far as the vast majority of humanity is concerned, 'no longer do (the elites) want to exploit you, they want you gone.' Moreover in the process of 'escaping from the rest of humanity', they are destroying the planet. Late stage capitalism is strapped to a suicide vest which promises to destroy it and all the rest of us.
30th August 2014 | Colombia | corporate reform, democracy
29th August 2014 | Paraguay
25th August 2014 | Canada | anti-cuts, cuts
19th August 2014 | Lebanon | low pay, teachers' strike
17th August 2014 | Australia | corporate reform, teachers' strike
15th August 2014 | United States | creative protest, demonstrations