Hey, everybody. Today, in less than an hour on my campus, and on more than 200 campuses around the US, activist-academics Frances Fox Piven and Cornel West are heading up a live-streamed Teach-In “On Austerity, Debt, Corporate Greed, and What YOU Can Do About It.”
If you’ve sorta kinda got an idea of what’s been going on in Wisconsin (or Indiana, or…), or if you’re wondering why people (like me) keep posting links to clips of Anthony Weiner on the floor of the US House of Representative, or if you keep thinking “why are we still talking about ‘austerity’ as a legitimate approach to the economy? Isn’t that just supply-side economics, AKA Reaganomics, AKA trickle-down economics, AKA voodoo economics?” (Yes, yes it is. Bullshit then, bullshit now.) Are you asking “why is Congress spending so much time on social engineering and depriving people of their rights, rather than working on job creation?”
Then please, tune in at a campus near you, show up at Judson Memorial Church in Manhattan, or just dial up the live-streaming webcast here and sign in as a guest. I’ll be watching and thinking about what I/we can do, and try to follow up with a post later this week.