In this episode, we'll hear excerpts from a presentation by Chicago activist Bob Simpson, talking about Occupy Chicago, Occupy Wall Street, and the history and possible future of the movement. Plus, Normal Finkelstein, noted scholar and activist, returns to DePaul for the first time since his famous fight for tenure nearly four years ago. We'll hear one of the speeches he gave.
Mitchell Szczepanczyk is a software developer, media producer, political activist, aspiring polyglot, degree-holding linguist, and game show aficionado. He has written two e-books, and contributed to the books Real Utopia and Democratic Economic Planning. Mitchell has been involved with groups working on the heterodox economic model known as a "participatory economy"; he co-founded CAPES, the Chicago Area Participatory Economics Society, and has organized events with CAPES. He is currently helping to develop computational models of a participatory economy. A son of Polish immigrants and a native of Michigan (USA), he makes his home in Chicago where he has lived since 1996.