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VIDEO: David Harvey and David Graeber at CUNY April 25th

Jessica Turner14 May 2012

At last, video of Verso's April 25th, 2012 talk between David Harvey and David Graeber at CUNY Graduate Center's Center for Place, Culture and Politics. Harvey's Rebel Cities: From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution was published just this spring and Graeber's exhaustive Debt: The First 5,000 Years continues to garner much-deserved praise. Respectively two of the foremost theorists of Marxist geography and the Occupy movement, Harvey and Graeber's conversation touched on Murray Bookchin, El Alto's 2003 and 2005 uprisings, the explosion of Chile's student movement just last year, the commons, inclusive versus exclusive hierarchies, the hidden history of US "democracy," alternatives to capitalism and, of course, Occupy Wall Street. 

Every minute of their conversation is stimulating, rigorous—and inspiring. Many thanks to CUNY Graduate Center, Melville House and all those who turned out to the discussion. 

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