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Sunday, July 5 • 9:30am - 11:30am
Technology, surveillance, and Marxism

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The Marxist analysis reveals digital technology as a spectacular invention that reflects both the innovative and terrible aspects of capitalism. Rather than unleashing its potential to free humanity from want, the ruling class—from the NSA to Google—is using technology for surveillance and control.

Recommended readings:
• "Race, surveillance, and empire" by Deepa Kumar and Arun Kundnani, ISR #96: http://isreview.org/issue/96/race-surveillance-and-empire
• "Race, surveillance, and empire: A commentary" by Tithi Bhattacharya and Lance Selfa, ISR #97
• No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State, by Glenn Greenwald
• The Digital Person: Technology and Privacy in the Information Age, by Daniel Solove
• Overseers of the Poor, by John Gilliom

Recommended Books Available in the Haymarket Room:
• No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State, by Glenn Greenwald
• Digital Disconnect: How Capitalism is Turning the Internet Against Democracy by Robert McChesney
• The Shadow Factory: The NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America by James Bamford

Speakers
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Mukund Rathi

Mukund Rathi is a member of the International Socialist Organization and a student at the University of Texas at Austin


Sunday July 5, 2015 9:30am - 11:30am
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