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Daily Archives: December 15th, 2008

Thought Becomes Realityby Circulus

 

 

CIRCULUS ALBUM APPEAL/DECLARATION OF LOVE

 

 

Dear friends,

 

I’m sure many of you are aware of the sorry state of the music industry and how much harder it is now to release albums, with major labels teaming up with mobile phone companies and all that desperate nonsense.

 


We have recorded our third album and many of those who have heard it say it’s the best one yet. Rather than giving it away to some record label we have chosen to release on our own label Mythical Cake (can anyone spot the anagram?)

 


We have called it “Thought Becomes Reality”. The artwork and songs follow a 2012 theme. In order to meet production costs and bring this album to you we are launching an exciting appeal.

 


The inside of the CD booklet depicts a drawing of a large extraterrestrial craft. There are portholes along the side of the craft. If you can help us launch this album we will show your photograph peering out of one of the portholes. You will be journeying with us and you will have made this flight possible.

 


Here it is, take it or leave it. Fifty pounds a seat. We will also send you three advanced copies well before its official release in March 2009.

 

 


Please forward this message on!

 

Love Circulus
A huge thank you to
Spiral Earth for their generous donation towards the craft.

 

 

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

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

Currently listening :
Clocks Are Like People
By Circulus
Release date: 2006-08-14

Critical Race Theory in the UK: What is to be learnt? What is to be done?

 

 

Thursday 25th & Friday 26th June 2009

The Institute of Education

University of London

20 Bedford Way

London WC1

 

 

Full attendance: £80 inc. VAT

 

 

Keynotes include:

 

Richard Delgado

Jean Stefancic

Kevin Hylton

 

 

… With a Panel for Discussion including David Gillborn and Ann Phoenix

 

 

Whether you are new to CRT or have some experience of this emerging critical framework this major conference intends to consider the relevance of CRT to our understanding of core issues concerning ‘race’, racism, racialisation, gender, class, sexuality, age and disability in UK higher education.

 

 

Papers might explore the following:

 

·         What is the place for CRT in social theory?

·         How should we theorise ‘race’, racism and racialisation?

·         Do we need to privilege the black voice in the academy?

·         How does ‘race’ interrelate with other social inequalities?

·         Is the classroom a site for antiracist education?

 

 

This conference is being held in conjunction with the support of:

The Institute of Education, University of London

The British Sociological Association

The Centre for Research into Diversity in the Professions, Leeds Metropolitan University

 

 

In case of queries, please contact Frances Worrall:

Tel: 0121 414 2995

Email: f.l.worrall@bham.ac.uk

 

 

External links:

http://www.c-sap.bham.ac.uk/events/new_event.htm?id=183

 

 

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

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

THE DEEPENING ECONOMIC DISASTER – WEB SITE

See this politically interesting, economically topical and useful web site at: http://nyusociology.org/blogs/radical/2008/12/08/the-deepening-economic-disaster/

 

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

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

Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism, 1883-1918

By Jeffrey B. Perry

Just Published by Columbia University Press (November 2008)

Biography of St. Croix, Virgin Islands-born Hubert Harrison (1883-1927)

Who Was Hubert Harrison? http://www.cupblog.org/?p=444

For a Brief Description of the Book — http://cup.columbia.edu/book/978-0-231-13910-6/hubert-harrison

For a Longer Description of the Book – See BlackPast.org http://www.blackpast.org/?q=perspectives/hubert-harrison-voice-early-20th-century-harlem-radicalism

For an Excerpt from the Book’s “Introduction” — http://cup.columbia.edu/book/978-0-231-13910-6/hubert-harrison/excerpt

For Reviewer Comments — by Cornel West, Amiri Baraka, Arnold Rampersad, David Levering Lewis, Manning Marable, Winston James, Joyce Moore Turner, David Roediger, Komozi Woodard, Bill Fletcher Jr., Christopher Phelps, Peniel Joseph, Gary Okihiro, Portia James, and Gene Bruskin — See  http://cup.columbia.edu/book/978-0-231-13910-6/hubert-harrison/reviews

For Online Purchase – Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Hubert-Harrison-Harlem-Radicalism-1883-1918/dp/0231139101/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1225666313&sr=8-1

Barnes and Noble: http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Hubert-Harrison/Jeffrey-B-Perry/e/9780231139106/?itm=3

Encourage Your Library To Get the Book — So that others may have an opportunity to read about Hubert Harrison.

Please Help to Spread the Word    —   Please forward this email to friends and others who might be interested.

 

Jeffrey B. Perry

Author of Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism, 1883-1918

http://www.jeffreybperry.net

 

Glenn Rikowski

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

The Political Philosophy of Michel Foucault


Mark G. E. Kelly
 

 

Routledge 2008

 

This book is the first to systematically reconstruct Michel Foucault’s political and philosophical thought across his career. It argues, in the areas of epistemology, power, subjectivity, resistance, politics, and ethics, that Foucault’s work represents the articulation of a consistent and progressive philosophical and political viewpoint. In the first four of these areas, I believe my treatments are by some margin the most comprehensive expositions available anywhere, and encompass new views with which Foucault scholars should engage. 

 
 

 

Mark Kelly Lecturer in Philosophy Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy Middlesex University
London N14 4YZ
http://www.mdx.ac.uk/www/crmep/STAFF/MarkKelly.htm
 
 

 

 

 

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

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

LEFT FORUM – CALL FOR PAPERS

 

 

Call for Papers: Left Forum 2009, New York City, April 17-19

 

 

Please Circulate

 

 

Calling all Ecosocialists, Left Greens and Green Lefts:

 

 

This is a call to join the Praxis Research and Education Center and other groups in presenting a series of ecosocialist panels at the Left Forum in NYC next April. Green anticapitalist speakers/presenters are needed on a variety of topics, from the gravity of the ecological crisis and capitalism’s inherent inability to reverse it, to Green Left and ecosocialist strategies and solutions.

 

 

For those who aren’t familiar with this annual event, the Left Forum (formerly the Socialist Scholars’ Conference) has been bringing together “intellectuals and activists from around the world to address the burning issues of our times” for at least forty years. It is sponsored by an array of Left journals and institutions from Monthly Review, to the National Lawyers Guild, New Politics, Radical Teacher, Rethinking Marxism, and URPE to the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation. Regular participants at the Forum include Cornel West, Stanley Aronowitz, Frances Fox Piven, Manning Marable. The Forum puts on nearly a hundred panels over two days and is regularly attended by several hundred activists and left academics from across the U.S. and abroad.

 

 

In 2007, ecosocialists like Joel Kovel, Michael Löwy, Heather Rogers, Richard Smith and myself presented panels, but the issue was apparently off the agenda at the 2008 Left Forum — partly due to lack of initiative on our part. This year, the Forum’s theme is ‘TURNING POINTS’, but sad to say the prospectus, while talking about the economic crisis and the new ‘moment’ epitomized by the Obama victory, fails even to mention the environmental crisis which threatens to engulf humanity within the next twenty or thirty years.

 

 

In our opinion it is essential that we awaken the Left to the immanence of ecological collapse and the urgency of an ecosocialist solution. Our ambition is to propose a series of panels under the heading: “Turning Points: Ecosocialism or Capitalist Ecocide” and mobilize our best speakers so as to attract a serious audience. The deadline for submission of panels (including speakers and topics) is January 1, and the number of panels we are able to put on will depend on the availability of speakers (generally three to a panel). Since at every Left Forum Session there are several competing panels, it is important that we present a series of panels to reach participants who may have conflicts at a given Session.  If you are interested in participating, please send us your proposal (topic) and some sort of CV or identification as soon as possible. Also, your organizational affiliation if you wish to co-sponsor these panels. Finally, please recommend any speakers you would like to hear, especially if you have personal relation or a contact address where we can invite them.

 

 

Hoping to hear from you,

 

 

Another world may still be possible.

 

Yours, Richard Greeman

Contact : rgreeman@gmail.com

 

 

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

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