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  •  at this point, I am seriously close to begging (2+ / 0-)
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    please, please, we need volunteers ... w/o volunteers to write there is no series and no group, please, can you volunteer to write something? It is not hard, it does not have to be perfect, please!

    "Hegel noticed somewhere that all great world history facts and people so to speak twice occur. He forgot to add: the one time as tragedy, the other time as farce" Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte .

    by NY brit expat on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 12:21:32 PM PST

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    •  expat, (3+ / 0-)

      I have a diary in mind.

      Problem is, looks like I will be working weekends again, starting next weekend!

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      by JayRaye on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 12:38:24 PM PST

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      •  if you have something in mind (3+ / 0-)
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        you can still write, we can monitor discussion and you can check in when you are able; discussions often go past the date anyhow. I am certain that I am not the only one that checks yesterday's discussion to see what people are saying. Think about it, perhaps we can work something out, I love your posts!

        "Hegel noticed somewhere that all great world history facts and people so to speak twice occur. He forgot to add: the one time as tragedy, the other time as farce" Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte .

        by NY brit expat on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 12:45:30 PM PST

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    •  i have one suggestions beyond (4+ / 0-)

      what i wand to write.

      my formal marxism training is minimal.

      could  we do a series which uses something like

      Reading Marx by David Harvey

      which takes us through Capital with help?

      I would be really motivated to watch all these videos if I knew I could come here and discuss them.

      What do you think?  It wouldn't require writing a diary so much as posting the video for the week and asking a couple of questions to discuss the chapter.  We could fit this into open spots during weeks we had no regular volunteers and gradually work through the whole  thing?   There are thirteen chapters.

      I think we have members who are really knowledgeable who could help the rest of us, but they might be bored by something so basic.

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      by BlueDragon on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 01:08:10 PM PST

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      •  We would have to get permission (2+ / 0-)
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        from David Harvey to do this or Richard Wolfe who has similar videos; I am certain that they are copyrighted and we cannot post them w/o permission.

        There are enough people here with an excellent knowledge of Capital to do pieces, we had discussed doing this, beginning with topics in Capital and have already had a piece by Justina; Geminijen, me, Justina and others have taught and wrote on it. We can do it, we just need to organise it ... pieces can be written and planned, but we also need to discuss what is happening in the real world. I am always afraid of turning too much inwards and not dealing with the real world, so we can intersperse the pieces with other pieces so that we do not lose track of what is happening beyond theory. What do people think?

        "Hegel noticed somewhere that all great world history facts and people so to speak twice occur. He forgot to add: the one time as tragedy, the other time as farce" Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte .

        by NY brit expat on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 01:36:42 PM PST

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        •  interspersing sounds fine to me (1+ / 0-)
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          and can help fill in gaps.

          we can post links without permission, right?

          but I am looking for a way to have a fallback that requires nothing extra from anyone beyond posing a question or two and commenting.

          I don't  think we should get too technical or removed either.

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          by BlueDragon on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 01:45:09 PM PST

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          •  this is their intellectual property (1+ / 0-)
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            we could publish the videos, but we would need to write around them explaining what is there so that it would not be a copyright violation.

            "Hegel noticed somewhere that all great world history facts and people so to speak twice occur. He forgot to add: the one time as tragedy, the other time as farce" Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte .

            by NY brit expat on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 02:03:33 PM PST

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        •  they're available on Youtube /nt (1+ / 0-)
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          Warning - some snark above‽ (-9.50; -7.03)‽ “If someone has a tool and is trying to negate your existence it would be reasonable to reciprocate in kind with your own tool.” - Dalai Lama XIV (sic)

          by annieli on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 10:37:51 PM PST

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    •  well, let us know how to go about it. (1+ / 0-)
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      i would love to write about Marx.

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