We speak with local activists and advocates who are pushing to make sure local people in Oakland have a seat at the table for downtown development.   Guests: Michael Low, organizer Eric K Arnold,  spent 20 years as a music journalist and documentarian before expanding his repertoire to include community-based reportage on topical issues, from energy to environment … Continued


Was the emergence of capitalism a preordained affair?  Was it natural and inevitable that capitalism developed in England and spread to the rest of the world, as conventional accounts would have it?  Or was capitalism’s emergence contingent, arising out of social conflict in the countryside?  Marxist scholars Christopher Isett and Stephen Miller explore what the … Continued


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