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Nafeez Ahmed to join Alt Banking this Sunday

August 20, 2014

I am super excited to announce that best-selling British author Nafeez Ahmed will be speaking at the Alt Banking group this Sunday. The title of his talk is Mass Surveillance and the Crisis of Civilization: The inevitable collapse of the old paradigm and the potential for the rise of the new.

Ahmed is an international security scholar and investigative journalist and executive director of the Institute for Policy Research & Development. He writes for The Guardian on the geopolitics of interconnected environmental, energy and economic crises, and is currently on tour in the United States to launch his science fiction novel, Zero Point.

As advance reading for this talk, we recommend browsing through his Guardian articles, including the widely read June 2014 piece, Pentagon preparing for mass civil breakdown. He’s also recently published on occupy.com an article entitled Exposed: Pentagon Funds New Data-Mining Tools To Track and Kill Activists, Part I.

Details: Ahmed will speak from 2-3pm on Sunday, August 24th, in room 409 of the International Affairs Building of Columbia University at W. 118th Street and Amsterdam Ave. After that we will have our regular meeting from 3-5pm in the same room, followed by food and drinks at Amsterdam Tapas. Please join us! And if you can’t this weekend but want to be on our mailing list, please email that request to alt.banking.ows@gmail.com.

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  1. August 20, 2014 at 7:23 am

    I had never heard of Nafeez Ahmed, but I looked at his latest post at the Guardian and that was more than enough for me. Say what you will about the war between Israel and Hamas, but linking it to gas is so far-fetched, that it’s impossible to call his writing journalism.

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  2. Josh
    August 20, 2014 at 8:57 am

    For a very good video on the events in Ferguson, MO and then militarization of the police more generally see:


    I found the second half very compelling.

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