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Thursday, September 27, 2007


Naomi Klein at Town Hall

The author of No Logo has a new book that names the latest stage of capital—The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. Her point is this: In recent years, capital has absorbed major disasters into its profit-making logic. The tsunami of 2004, Hurricane Katrina, Iraq, 9/11—all have offered fresh (and spectacular) opportunities for the extraction of surplus value. With this turn in her thinking, the Marxism of Klein meets the Marxism of Mike Davis. (Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, 652-4255. 7:30 pm, $5.)


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Don't forget to BUY her book! If you're gonna preach on such matters, you gotta walk the walk.

Hey, I posted a pic of mine from last year that's similar to this weeks cover Stranger! It was while I supposed to be working, ya know on company time, but I really do think the workplace offers the some of the best conceptual moments.

Posted by June Bee | September 27, 2007 11:22 AM

If you don't have time or money to read the book before you go, here's the Alfonso Cuaron-directed short film that glosses it:

Posted by Grant Cogswell | September 27, 2007 11:24 AM

I love Cuaron's featurelength movies but the short really grates on my nerves. Nothing like blatant counterpropaganda to make me reconsider hermitage.

Posted by Fyodor Zulinski | September 27, 2007 12:28 PM

A Jewish writer like Naomi Klein is a gift to our city! She is a spark of divine light, and an inspiration to the dark evil hearts of the goyim.

Thanks to The Stranger for this heads up on another Jewish artist visiting town. I'll be there.

Posted by Issur | September 27, 2007 6:53 PM

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