Categories links Links for feb 08 Post author By tom Post date February 21, 2008 1 Comment on Links for feb 08 Six Word Memoir ‘Banned by the state, the Free Theatre of Belarus performs in secret locations and texts the venue to audiences. Every play could be their last. Mark Ravenhill reports’ coveredinbees.org: At Last, the People – Stafford-Beer and the cybernetic economy Jennings family have bitpart in Guardian video of Kevin Rudd’s apology on behalf of Australian government First recording of Ginsberg’s Howl found Would the entire population of China jumping have an affect? phpBB – open source message board, very easy install, very intuitive user interface Naomi Klein’s The Shock Doctrine is essential intellectual self-defence Sock puppets on neoliberal society Meet the world (in flags) ‘the true history of British Judo and Aikido’ coveredinbees.org ‘Hayek and dry stone walls’ Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related ← Links: mostly science blogs edition → Why I want a charter for terrorists and criminals One reply on “Links for feb 08” Re The Shock Doctrine I have realised something over the past few months. I had previously had a kind of background assumption that most intelligent people really knew that fundamentalist capitalism is bad for the poor (well its obvious isn’t it!) and the environment, and life itself, and they too could see all the holes in the arguments, but they couldn’t do anything about it as they were helpless to challenge the power of the rich folk and the Daily Mail readers. This may not be news to others as it was to naive little me, but this is not true! In fact neo-liberalism is the dominant paradigm not just in parliament or the media but in thought, and the most absurd illogical falsehoods are completely accepted and going unchallenged in places like academia, in supposedly serious documents, written by supposedly intelligent people. There is a desperate need of alternative narratives, which means a desperate need for people who can think and research (Eg. us) to challenge the assumptions of neo-liberalism. Forget those who say that talking is a waste of time and locking yourself to things is the only way. Those who don’t agree with the neo-liberal craziness need to talk lots more! Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.