WATCH: Interactive Interview w/ Author Richard Heinberg: Are We At The End Of Growth?




UPDATE 1/31/2012: We think it went pretty well… despite the interviewer’s audio being a little over modulated; Richard Heinberg sounds great, though!

Please check out the recording below, and comment below or in our forums… http://occupyeducated.org/forums/topic.php?id=320&replies=1#post-629

First go to our page featuring much of his book “The End of Growth” for FREE

Then watch it on this page you’re reading now, or use/share this link for the Live Q&A if the embed is broken: http://www.vokle.com/events/46009-interactive-q-and-a-richard-heinberg-author-of-the-end-of-growth

On Monday, January 30th, 8PM Eastern/5PM Pacific, Richard Heinberg, author of “The Party’s Over”, “Peak Everything” and “The End of Growth”, the last of which is featured on our Essential Reading List, will be discussing what it means to be living in a growth-based economy on a finite planet.  If it is not sustainable to grow forever, then what sort of demands should Occupy be making of the system?  Do we need fixes, or a complete rethinking of our economy?  Do we search for economic justice now, or prepare for an entirely new game?

photos from groaction.com (above) and theoildrum.com

VIDEO: Occupy Your Foreclosure

It was hard for many Occupy Wall Street participants to justify our insistence on staying in one specific location — Zuccotti Park. In truth, we weren’t stopping Wall Street from expanding their destruction, we weren’t shutting down the NY Stock Exchange, we weren’t cutting off the oxygen to Bank of America boardrooms, we weren’t delivering CEOs of Goldman Sachs to prison. We were just causing a scene, and oh, what a scene we’ve caused!

The scene has now exploded beyond the park and on to a place where physically occupying a space has a direct role in stopping the thieves — occupying foreclosed homes. What was perceived by some to be a public nuisance has now inspired a direct public service; a private sector nightmare.

It’ll be pretty bad PR when you see cops bashing in the faces of Occupiers as they dive in front of a homeowner about to be cracked open with a night stick. Get ready to see shots of of senior citizens crawling out of their McMansions, vomiting up tear gas. Get ready to google “boy pepper sprayed and beaten for not leaving mobile home fast enough.”

Get ready to see FOX News addicts who once complained about the homeless occupying Zuccotti Park, now begging those same Occupiers to save them from the being thrown out into the streets.

Get ready to see some serious Tea Party and Occupier bonding, when sane Tea Partiers see that the heart of their fury – corrupt government gutting the American public for private gain – is one in the same.

Here’s a preview of what it might look like when Occupiers come to defend your home… hope it doesn’t end this way — cop on cop eviction.

#OccupyEducated