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Reclaiming Finance: How Time is Stolen and can be Taken Back
Date Sunday January 19
Time 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location Details
Niebyl Proctor Marxist LIbrary
6501 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609
Event Type Teach-In
Organizer/AuthorGene Ruyle
Emailcuyleruyle [at]
Reclaiming Finance:
How Time is Stolen and can be Taken Back

In The Thief of Time Terry Pratchett imagines time as a substance that can be moved from place to place. In his novel monks guard giant jars of time and make sure it flows just how it is supposed to. Though intended as humor Terry Pratchett’s novel mirrors the reality of banking. In the current global capitalist order central banks and large financial institutions direct the flow of time through currencies and credit in order to reserve it for governments and global conglomerates. Dante Popple, a senior at Bard College at Simon's Rock studying Politics and Philosophy, will discuss the mechanisms by which banks and governments steal time and how they can be undone, and what a socialist form of finance might look like.

Sunday, January 19, 2014
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

6501 Telegraph Avenue in Oakland
(between Alcatraz and 66th)
Seating is limited, so plan to come early. We start promptly.
FREE - but hat will be passed for donations to NPML

Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library
A weekly discussion series inspired by our respect for the work of Karl Marx and our belief that his work will remain as important for the class struggles of the future as they have been for the past.

Info: Gene Ruyle at 510-428-1578 or cuyleruyle [at]
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