Anti-Capitalist Chronicles: Social Media and the Internet as a Powerful Organizing Tool – Part 1

Anti-Capitalist Chronicles: Social Media and the Internet as a Powerful Organizing Tool – Part 1

This is David Harvey and you’re listening to the Anti-Capitalist Chronicles, a podcast that looks at capitalism through a Marxist lens. This podcast is made possible by Democracy at Work. Okay, today on the Anti-Capitalist Chronicles I’m doing something a bit different. I decided it would be a good idea to have a guest. My

Chinese Social Media Reacts to Tiananmen Square Viral Video | Leica Ad Protest | China Uncensored

Chinese Social Media Reacts to Tiananmen Square Viral Video | Leica Ad Protest | China Uncensored

A viral ad has Chinese censors going bonkers. Welcome to China Uncensored. I’m Chris Chappell. This video went viral on Chinese social media. It’s an ad for the German camera company Leica. It’s basically a collage of all the insane stuff photographers have endured to tell the world’s important stories. Presumably using Leica cameras. And

How did social media impact the Arab Spring?

How did social media impact the Arab Spring?

Hello, I’m Eleanor and I’m going to be talking about the impact of social media on the Arab Spring. The Arab Spring brought a great deal of attention to social media. Suddenly sites such as Facebook and Twitter weren’t just ways to connect with friends but were seen to have major, political ramifications. Indeed, it

How India runs the world's biggest election

How India runs the world's biggest election

The world's biggest democracy just hadan election. The world’s biggest democratic election It’s a marathon election A mammoth undertaking It’s the world’s biggest exercise in democracy In India, voters picked its central government for the next five years. An eighth of the world's population was eligible to vote in this election. This year, 2019, there