One day ahead of Occupy Wall Street’s broadly anticipated May Day strike, David Harvey, social theorist and professor of anthropology at the City University of New York, talks about the historic importance of urban revolutionary movements.

In his latest book “Rebel Cities: From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution” (Verso 2012), Harvey describes how American capitalism has turned the nation’s cities into “playgrounds for the rich,” while the poor, increasingly pushed to the margins, are left to live among decaying parks, utilities and transportation systems. –ARK

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