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Wednesday, Mar 9 2011
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People have written about their time at global anticapitalist events over the past decade — before Seattle 1999, global anticapitalist events didn’t exist, so what does it all mean? In Moments of Excess: Movements, Protests, and Everyday Life, an English protest group called the Free Association collects the multifarious answers. What we’ve seen reminds us of the Situationist International Anthology — radical political theory in nearly equal parts with stories about farmers, how you spends your free time, the wit and wisdom of protest signs, plus the constant sense that reading this stuff could get you arrested, beaten, and teargassed. Today, several group members read from Moments of Excess; in their own words, “Neoliberalism’s ideology of permanent progress through growth may have been shattered by the economic crisis, but it staggers on, zombielike — and unprecedented cuts in public expenditure across the world are actually expanding its programme of social decomposition. As cracks appear in the most unlikely of places, there’s space to ask the one question worth asking: What sort of world do we want to live in?”
Mon., March 14, 7 p.m., 2011

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