Interview with Paul Mason: the economics of revolt

  • February 6, 2014

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Capitalism & Crisis

Speaking at the Global Uprisings conference, the British journalist reflects on the connection between the crisis of capitalism and recent uprisings.

Global Uprisings interview series:

  1. Mariam Kirollos — Fighting Sexual Assault in Egypt
  2. Paul Mason — The Economics of Revolt
  3. Paul Mattick — More business as usual

Paul Mason is a British journalist and broadcaster. He is the current Culture and Digital Editor of Channel 4 News, having previously been economics editor of BBC2′s Newsnight. He is the author of several acclaimed books including Meltdown: The End of the Age of Greed, Live Working or Die Fighting: How the Working Class Went Global, and Why It’s Still Kicking Off Everywhere: The New Global Revolutions. He is also a visiting professor at the University of Wolverhampton.

The following interview is the second in a series of interviews conducted at the Global Uprisings conference in Amsterdam, NL, that occurred during the weekend of November 15-17th, 2013. View more interviews and online documentaries at

Brandon Jourdan

Brandon Jourdan is an award-winning independent filmmaker, journalist, and writer. Together with Marianne Maeckelbergh he runs the Global Uprisings documentary series. Brandon has contributed to the New York Times, CNN, Babelgum, Reuters, Deep Dish TV, Democracy Now!, the Independent Media Center, Now with Bill Moyers, Foreign Exchange, and Free Speech Television.

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Marianne Maeckelbergh

Marianne Maeckelbergh is Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Leiden University in the Netherlands and IOF Marie Curie visiting scholar at University of California, Berkeley.

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