The Guardian asked me to comment on the NSA revelations. I looked at this through the lens of anarchist concepts of democracy and complexity theory. The article is online here, and text is below.
This is a great short video which puts David Harvey's Marxist critique of capitalism into animated form. It's a compelling analysis, but notably Harvey fails to offer any solution. For that, well, my views are in my book. In a few words: direct action, participatory democracy, recapturing agency.