Monthly Archives: May 2013

Downtown Bench Removal, More Gentrification?

LISTEN: The removal of downtown public benches ordered by the mayor of Northampton, Massachusetts provoked strong activist opposition challenging merchant concerns that excessive loitering by panhandlers and others was detracting from downtown business activity. City councilors Bill Dwight and Maureen … Continue reading

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ECONOMICS, THE ENVIRONMENT AND OUR COMMON HERITAGE – INTERVIEW: JAMES K. BOYCE

LISTEN: Bread and Roses host Elliot Tarry talks with author and University of Massachusetts economics professor James K. Boyce about his latest book, Economics, The Environment and Our Common Heritage. Topics discussed include crop diversity, NAFTA’s impact upon Central American … Continue reading

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Spanish anarchism today, Los Indignados, Okupa squatters

LISTEN: The intersection of contemporary Spanish anarchism with Los Indignados or the 15-M movement that erupted in May 2011 in plaza encampments across Spain to protest an economic crisis of over 50 percent youth unemployment is discussed by Justin Helepololei, … Continue reading

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