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Socialism

Socialism

NORTHEAST SOCIALIST CONFERENCE 2009

 

http://www.northeastsocialistconference.net/

Join Us!
Every year hundreds of activists and socialists gather at the Northeast Socialist Conference to debate and discuss the struggles before us. The world faces urgent problems and need a vision for a different future. With the free-market consensus in tatters and an open debate beginning about how best to organize our society, these discussions are more vital than ever. Plan now to join us the weekend of October 23-25!

Special Friday Plenary
A Woman Among Warlords: Eyewitness to Empire
Featuring Malalai Joya, a female Member of the Afghan Parliament and courageous voice against women’s oppression and US occupation. Also feature Saadia Toor and Ashley Smith.

Friday October 23
8pm
Columbia University – International Affairs Building – Altschul Auditorium (417) – entrance at 117th Street and Amsterdam

Malalai Joya rose to fame in December 2003 when, as an elected delegate to the Constitutional Loya Jirga, she spoke out publicly against the domination of warlords. Since then she has survived four assassination attempts, and travels in Afghanistan under a burqa and with armed guards. Her newly published book, A Woman Among Warlords, has been widely praised; Noam Chomsky has written that it “leaves us with hope that the tormented people of Afghanistan can take their fate into their own hands if they are released from the grip of foreign powers”.

There will be a book signing following the event.

WORKSHOPS
Conference discussions will include reports and strategizing from today’s front-line battles. There will also be workshops on Marxism, the history of radical labor and socialist movements, alternatives to capitalism, US imperialism, and solidarity movements around the world.

With nearly 50 workshops to choose from, these are just some of the topics that will be featured:

*The New Movement for LGBT Equality
*The Revolt in Iran
*The Politics of Food
*Roots of the Economic Crisis
*Guantanamo at Home
*Gaza: Eyewitness to Destruction
*Poor People’s Movements
*The Fight for Single-Payer Healthcare
*The Future Socialist Society
*Social Unionism and the Future of the Labor Movement
*Hubert Harrison and Black Radicalism
*The Myth of a Post-Racial America
*Occupation Rebranded: US Imperialism in the Obama Era
*Reform and Revolution
*The Radical History of the American Working-Class
*What a Sustainable Society Could Look Like
*Racism, Sentencing and the Prison System
*The Assault on Abortion Rights
*Radical Pedagogy vs Charter Schools and Testing: The Fight for Public Education
*The Russian Revolution
*Sports and Politics
*Lenin: Myth and Reality
*Student Struggle and the Fight for Socialism
*The Communist Women’s Movement in the Comintern Era
*and dozens more!

UPDATED SPEAKERS LIST:

Anthony Arnove, Michele Bollinger, Sam Farber, Laura Flanders, Robert Gangi, Arun Gupta, Brian Jones, Fred Magdoff, Mahmood Mamdani, Manning Marable, Scott McLemee, Paul LeBlanc, Jeffrey Perry, Frances Fox Piven, John Riddell, Jennifer Roesch, Heather Rogers, Jeremy Scahill, Helen Scott, Liliana Segura, Ashley Smith, Michael Schwartz, Members of the Viva Palestina Convoy to Gaza, Dave Zirin… and more!

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

Globalisation

Globalisation

THE GLOBALISATION LECTURES AT SOAS

 

THE GLOBALISATION LECTURES, 2009-2010
Organised by the Department of Development Studies
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
University of London
Convenor: Professor Gilbert Achcar

Tuesday 27 October, 6:30pm – Logan Hall, Institute of Education

CRISES AND THE UNIPOLAR MOMENT

PROFESSOR NOAM CHOMSKY
Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Co-sponsored by the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (SOAS)
Information at http://www.soas.ac.uk/events/event52739.html

Wednesday 25 November, 6:30pm – Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

THE AMERICAN EMPIRE IN LIGHT OF THE GLOBAL CRISIS – A DEBATE BETWEEN PROFESSOR ALEX CALLINICOS Director of the Centre for European Studies, King’s College London, and PROFESSOR LEO PANITCH, Distinguished Research Professor, York University, Toronto

Wednesday 27 January, 6:30pm – Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

FOR A GREEN AND JUST WAY OUT OF THE GLOBAL CRISIS

DR. SUSAN GEORGE
Board Chair of the Transnational Institute (tni.org)

Wednesday 3 March, 6:30pm – Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

HUMANITARIANISM AT THE RISK OF IMPERIALISM

DR. RONY BRAUMAN
Former President of 1999 Nobel Peace Prize winner Doctors without Borders (MSF, Paris)


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
http://www.soas.ac.uk/staff/staff30529.php

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk