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Daily Archives: October 22nd, 2008

Radical Perspectives on the Crisis

 

This is a useful site on developments, explanations and discussion on the current capitalist crisis. The site says:

 

“The world is falling apart and we want to know why and what to do about it. Some of us have been studying some of this stuff for a while and others are trying to brush up quick.

On this site we will post all the useful information we can find on understanding and grappling with whatever capitalism will throw at us during this exceptional period, as well as seeking exit strategies in the struggles which develop.”

 

See: http://sites.google.com/site/radicalperspectivesonthecrisis/

 

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Rikowski web site, The Flow of Ideas is at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

Information for Social Change – New Issue

 

http://libr.org/isc

Current issue: http://www.libr.org/isc/toc.html

 

 

Current Issue

 

No. 27, Summer 2008 (all in PDF Format, formatted for A4 paper).

Special Issue on ‘Radical Bookshops’.

The role of Radical bookshops as information providers, radical publishers, and campaigning centres.

*       Whole Issue (PDF fomat, file size to download: approx 1 Mb

Contents and Editorial

*       Contents

*       Editorial – Radical Bookshops (and Radical Bookshop list) (Martyn Lowe)

Articles

*       Zine Libraries and a Directory of Zine Libraries and Infoshops
(Lacey Prpic Hedtke)

*       International Bookstore het Fort van Sjakoo (Rutger van Ree)

*       Housmans Bookshop (Bill Hetherington)

*       Freedom, Freedom Press and Freedom Bookshop (Donald Rooum)

*       All White in the Public Library (John Pateman)

‘THE GLOBALISATION LECTURES’

Organised by the Department of Development Studies

School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

University of London

Convenor: Prof. Gilbert Achcar

2008-2009

LECTURE 1

 

 

THE IMPERIAL PARADOX:

IDEOLOGIES OF EMPIRE

FROM ALEXANDER THE GREAT TO GEORGE W. BUSH

 

 

PROFESSOR ELLEN MEIKSINS WOOD

Professor Emerita of Political Science at York University (Toronto, Canada)

 

Wednesday 29 October, 6:30pm

SOAS, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, London

 

 

Professor Ellen Meiksins Wood is the author of many major books on the history of political thought and the history of capitalism.

Her most recent works include:

Citizens to Lords: A Social History of Western Political Thought from Antiquity to the Middle Ages (2008)

Empire of Capital (2005)

The Origin of Capitalism: A Longer View (2002)

— 
Gilbert Achcar
Professor of Development Studies & International Relations
University of London – School of Oriental and African Studies
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG
Phone +44 (0)20 7898 4557
Fax     +44 (0)20 7898 4759

 

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Rikowski web site, The Flow of Ideas is at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk