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Karl Marx

WRITING A MARXIAN SOCIAL HISTORY OF MODERN INDIA

Xenos – Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London

invites you to a talk by Sumit Sarkar

‘Writing a Marxian Social History of Modern India: Problems and Prospects’

With responses by Alex Callinicos (King’s College), Sanjay Seth (Goldsmiths) and Rashmi Varma (University of Warwick)

July 7, 6-8pm
Room RHB 308
Goldsmiths, University of London

Sumit Sarkar is one of the fore most historians of modern India. His books include Swadeshi Movement in Bengal, 1903-8 (1973), Modern India (1989), Writing Social History (1998) and, most recently, Beyond Nationalist Frames: Postmodernism, Hindu nationalism, History (2002). He was a founding member of the Subaltern Studies Group, as well as one of its most important critics.

For further information please write to xenos@gold.ac.uk or a.toscano@gold.ac.uk

This talk is co-sponsored by the journal Historical Materialism

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Work, work, work

CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF EDUCATION AND WORK – UPDATE 27th JUNE 2010

VIDEO: WHAT BIG MEDIA IGNORED: 25,000 PEACEFULLY DEMONSTRATE AGAINST G20 POLICIES IN TORONTO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mL46t8H4oU

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THE TORONTO G20 RIOT FRAUD: UNDERCOVER POLICE ENGAGED IN PURPOSEFUL PROVOCATION AT TAX PAYERS’ EXPENSE

by Terry Burrows, Global Research

Toronto is right now in the midst of a massive government / media propaganda fraud. As events unfold, it is becoming increasingly clear that the ‘Black Bloc’ are undercover police operatives engaged in purposeful provocations to eclipse and invalidate legitimate G20 citizen protest by starting a riot. Government agents have been caught doing this before in Canada.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=viewArticle&code=BUR20100627&articleId=19928

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THE G8 FAILS ITS OWN TEST

Editorial, The Toronto Star

Canada pledged a credible $1.1 billion in new funds over five years for Harper’s signature “Muskoka Initiative” to improve maternal and child health care…But the recession-battered G8 as a group responded feebly, mustering only $5 billion over five years. That is barely a fifth of what the United Nations reckons would be their fair share if they were determined to make a real difference…This is a shabby performance for a rich club that generates close to $40 trillion in wealth, and prides itself on the belief that “its collective will can be a powerful catalyst for sustainable change and progress,” as the communiqué put it. By that grandiose measure, the G8 failed its own leadership test.

http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/article/829105–the-g8-fails-its-own-test

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PUNISHMENT PARK: AN EYEWITNESS REPORT OF POLICE VIOLENCE IN EAST TORONTO

by Chris Webb, Canadian Dimension

This morning I gathered with a group of friends and comrades in Jimmie Simpson park on Queen Street East. We were small in our numbers because many organizers had been arrested and are currently being held in a large detention facility at 629 Eastern Avenue. Our intention was to provide support, food, water and transport to those who were released from the detention centre…The message and intent of the march was one of peace, solidarity and justice.

http://canadiandimension.com/blog/3115/

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VIDEO: YORK UNIVERSITY POLITICAL SCIENCE PROFESSOR DAVID McNALLY TALKS TO THE CBC’S CAROLE MACNEIL ABOUT BLACK BLOC TACTICS AND ANARCHISTS

http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/News/ID=1531407713

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THE HARPER PLAN FOR A GLOBAL DEPRESSION

by James Laxer, rabble.ca

If the U.S. and other major countries slam the brakes on government spending, the world will be pushed into a deflationary downward spiral. Unemployment will rise and many countries will be pushed back into recession. The U.S. needs to deal with its debt problems in such a way as not to convert the current economic malaise into a catastrophe. Over time, the U.S. will need to sharply raise taxes for the rich and the affluent, refashion its trade relationships with China and other countries, and re-launch its crumbling manufacturing sector.

http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/james-laxer/2010/06/harper-plan-global-depression

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POLICE POWERS TOO SWEEPING

Editorial, The Toronto Star

Since when do Canadians have to submit to police scrutiny for strolling down the street in broad daylight? We don’t do “Papers, please.” The Charter of Rights and the age-old common law affirm our right to go peacefully about our business without having to identify ourselves to the police, much less submit to searches.

Except in Toronto at the 2010 Group of 20 summit this weekend.

http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/article/828909–police-powers-too-sweeping

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“I HAVE LIVED IN TORONTO FOR 32 YEARS. HAVE NEVER SEEN A DAY LIKE THIS” JOURNALIST STEVE PAIKIN’S TWITTER ACCOUNT OF PROTEST

Journalist Steve Paikin, calling it an awful night for democracy, witnessed quite a bit in yesterday’s demonstration(s), including being “escorted” away by police.

Some highlights:

•   i have lived in toronto for 32 years. have never seen a day like this. shame on the vandals.
•   so the police just started arresting people. i stress, this was a peaceful, middle class, diverse crowd. no anarchists
•   the demonstration on the esplanade was peaceful. it was like an old sit in. no one was aggressive. and yet riot squad officers moved in.
•   i saw police brutality tonight. it was unnecessary. they asked me to leave the site or they would arrest me. i told them i was dong my job.
•   ppl standing around with hands in air. this was peaceful. it won’t be now. unprovoked attack by police

http://twitter.com/spaikin

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Recession 2

INTERNATIONAL SOCIALISM 127

Out now!

http://www.isj.org.uk

This issue leads with an article on “Marxism and feminism today”. Neoliberal capitalism promised women genuine equality and personal fulfilment. But the realities of women’s oppression persist, reinforced by a debased culture of lap-dancing and cosmetic surgery that has taken the transformation of women into objects to new extremes. This has provoked a new wave of feminism in reaction.

Judith Orr gives the new feminism a critical welcome, arguing for a materialist analysis of the relationship between women’s oppression and class exploitation. Genuine liberation, she concludes, is inseparable from the struggle against capitalism.

The issue also includes interviews with Shlomo Sand (author of The Invention of the Jewish People) and Richard Wilkinson (co-author of The Spirit Level). John Newsinger looks at the great wave of sit-down strikes in the mid-1930s that broke bosses’ resistance to the unionisation of basic industry in the United States. Gonzalo Pozo looks at the theory of the permanent arms economy developed by Tony Cliff, Mike Kidron, and Chris Harman. The late French Marxist philosopher Daniel Bensaïd is remembered in an article by Sebastian Budgen. Plus analysis, feedback, reviews and pick of the quarter

Issue 127

Analysis
The mould cracks

Marxism and feminism today
Judith Orr

Interview: Zionism, socialism and nationalism
Shlomo Sand & John Rose

Interview: Reviving the spirit of equality
Richard G Wilkinson & Iain Ferguson

1937: the year of the sitdown
John Newsinger

Reassessing the permanent arms economy
Gonzalo Pozo

The Red Hussar: Daniel Bensaïd, 1946-2010
Sebastian Budgen

Empire and literature
Gareth Jenkins

Feedback

Another side of anarchism
Ian Birchall

A response to the sex work debate
Gareth Dale and Xanthe Whittaker

Book reviews

Economic development
Joseph Choonara

Sharing history
Penny McCall Howard

Gramsci rendered whole
Chris Bambery

Driving American decline
G Francis Hodge

Philosophy on the barricades
Stacey Whittle

Drama in three acts
Louis Bayman

Dispelling “the Malthus myth”
Martin Empson

Poles apart?
Adam Fabry

Irrational records
Paul Blackledge

Contesting the revolutionary tradition
Leo Zeilig

Pick of the quarter

This quarter’s selection

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Antonio Gramsci

GRAMSCI, LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION

NEW BOOK!

Gramsci, Language and Translation (ed.) Peter Ives and Rocco Lacorte 
Lexington Books, ISBN 978-0-7391-1860-3 Paper

http://www.lexingtonbooks.com 

“A significant body of scholarship already exists that illuminates the manner in which Gramsci’s views on language and translation inform his analyses of the relationship between politics and culture. Yet, Anglophone readers have remained generally unaware of this very important dimension of Gramsci’s thinking and writing, even though it features prominently in his elaboration of such key concepts as hegemony, common sense, and subalternity. Peter Ives and Rocco Lacorte provide the perfect remedy by gathering in a single volume the seminal essays on the topic, including previously untranslated contributions by Tullio De Mauro, Franco Lo Piparo, Utz Maas, Derek Boothman, and Francisco Buey. Together with the recent publication of Gramsci’s translation notebooks, this timely volume will invigorate discussions on the intersections of language, politics, and culture.”– Joseph A. Buttigieg, University of Notre Dame

“In the crowded field of Gramsci studies, this is a gem of rare beauty. It provides an English readership with a wide-ranging introduction to an important set of insights, developed initially in Italy but taken up elsewhere, into Gramsci’s theory, methods, the key concept of hegemony, his approach to the language question, and more general issues of political strategy. The contributors are the key figures in this debate and, together, they productively highlight the role of arguments about language, philology, and translation for understanding Gramsci’s working methods and his theoretical and political conclusions. With a strong introduction and some excellent translations of earlier contributions, this book will enable readers to gain a better understanding of Gramsci’s place in Italian culture and politics as well as ideas about how to develop his arguments in their own work. I recommend this text wholeheartedly.”– Bob Jessop, Lancaster University

“This collection of essays inaugurates a new era of scholarly exchanges within and beyond the specialized fields of humanistic cultural studies. Expertly edited by Peter Ives and Rocco Lacorte, Gramsci, Language, and Translation gathers the rigorous and provocative inquiries of an impressive array of international scholars crossing the traditional boundaries of political science, sociology, linguistics, translation studies, history, etc. It’s a historic event that, by way of opening up the Gramscian/Marxist canon, promises to renew critical thinking on the problems of global political economy while implicitly engaging protagonists in the urgent controversies on justice, human rights, religion, terrorism, race, ethnicity, immigration, and the post-9/11 ‘culture wars.’ A major scholarly achievement and an extremely valuable equipment for the civic intelligence of our troubled times” — E. San Juan, Jr., W. E. B. Du Bois Institute, Harvard University, and director, Philippines Cultural Studies Center, Connecticut

Gramsci, Language, and Translation

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction-Translating Gramsci on Language, Translation, and Politics (Peter Ives and Rocco Lacorte)

# Part I-Gramsci’s Linguistics and Gramsci’s Marxism

* Chapter 1-The Linguistic Roots of Gramsci’s Non-Marxism (Franco Lo Piparo)

* Chapter 2-Linguistics and Marxism in the Thought of Antonio Gramsci (Luigi Rosiello)

* Chapter 3-Language from Nature to History: More on Gramsci the Linguist (Tullio De Mauro)

* Chapter 4-Linguistics and the Political Question of Language (Stefano Gensini)

* Chapter 5-Gramsci the Linguist (Utz Maas)

* Chapter 6-Gramsci from One Century to Another (Interview with Edoardo Sanguineti by Giorgio Baratta)

# Part II-Language, Translation, Politics, and Culture

* Chapter 7-Translation and Translatability (Derek Boothman)

* Chapter 8-Aunt Alene on Her Bicycle: Antonio Gramsci as Translator from German and as Translation Theorist (Lucia Borghese)

* Chapter 9-On ‘Translatability’ in Gramsci’s Prison Notebooks (Fabio Frosini)

* Chapter 10-Translations and Metaphors in Gramsci (Maurizio Lichtner)

* Chapter 11-Translatability, Language, and Freedom in Gramsci’s Prison Notebooks (Rocco Lacorte)

# Part III-Politics, Theory, and Method

* Chapter 12-Language and Politics in Gramsci (Francisco F. Buey)

* Chapter 13-Gramsci’s Subversion of the Language of Politics (Anne Showstack Sassoon)

* Chapter 14-Some Notes on Gramsci the Linguist (Tullio De Mauro)

* Chapter 15-The Lexicon of Gramsci’s Philosophy of Praxis (André Tosel)

* Chapter 16-Subalternity and Language: Overcoming the Fragmentation of Common Sense (Marcus Green & Peter Ives)

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THOUGHTS FROM LOCK DOWN TORONTO: REFLECTIONS ON THE 2010 G8/G20 SUMMITS

Text: The following 45-minute sound recording contains some thoughts that anticipate the upcoming G20/G8 meetings in Toronto. It debates the likely G8/G20 responses to the present phase of the global crisis as well as the security measures surrounding the summits which are estimated to cost over $1 billion Canadian dollars. The interview and discussion was held with Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s Economics and Business Correspondent, Mike Hornbrook, for CBC News. The interview took place on 18 June 2010.

Link to the sound file is on: http://stephengill.com/news/

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Dr. Stephen Gill, F.R.S.C.
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Department of Political Science
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Books

REVIEWING BOOKS FOR HISTORICAL MATERIALISM

The journal Historical Materialism is looking for book reviewers.

Books to be Reviewed:

If you wish to review any of these books, or would like to propose other books for review, please write to a.toscano@gold.ac.uk 

Theodor W. Adorno, Current of Music (2009)

Chris Alden et al. (eds.), China Returns to Africa: A Rising Power and a Continent Embrace (2008)

Chris Alden, China in Africa (2007)

Bastian van Apeldoorn et al. (eds.), Contradictions and Limits of Neoliberal European Governance: From Lisbon to Lisbon (2009)

Paige Arthur, Unfinished Projects: Decolonization and the Philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre (2010)

Maurizio Atzeni, Workplace Conflict: Mobilization and Solidarity in Argentina (2010)

Simon Baker, Surrealism, History and Revolution (2007)

Giorgio Baratta, Antonio Gramsci in contrappunto (2007)

Luciano Barca, Cronache dall’interno del vertice del PCI, 3 vols. (2005)

Andrew E. Barshay, The Social Sciences in Modern Japan: The Marxian and Modernist Traditions (2004)

Peter Beilharz, Socialism and Modernity (2009)

Daniel Bensaïd, Strategies of Resistance + ‘Who are the Trotskyists?’ (2009)

Olivier Besancenot and Michael Löwy, Che Guevara: His Revolutionary Legacy (2009)

Roland Boer and Jorunn Okland (eds.), Marxist Feminist Criticism of the Bible (2008)

Sergio Bologna, Ceti medi senza futuro? Scritti, appunti sul lavoro e altro (2007)

AA.VV. Condizioni e identità nel lavoro professionale. Riflessioni sul saggio di Sergio Bologna Ceti medi senza futuro? (2008)

Werner Bonefeld (ed.), Subverting the Present, Imagining the Future: Insurrection, Movement, Commons (2008)

Derek Boothman, Traducibilità e processi traduttivi. Un caso: A. Gramsci linguista (2004)

Philip Bounds, Orwell & Marxism: The Political and Cultural Thinking of George Orwell (2009)

Sarah Bracking, Money and Power: Great Predators in the Political Economy of Development (2009)

Peter Bratsis, Everyday Life and the State (2006)

Dennis Broe, Film Noir, American Workers, and Postwar Hollywood (2009)

Michael E. Brown, The Historiography of Communism (2009)

Alex Callinicos, Bonfire of Illusions: The Twin Crises of the Liberal World (2010)

Andrew Chitty and Martin McIvor, Karl Marx and Contemporary Philosophy (2009)

Mike Cole, Critical Race Theory and Education: A Marxist Response (2010)

Sam Coombes, The Early Sartre and Marxism (2008)

Cristina Corradi, Storia dei Marxismi in Italia (2005)

Sean Craven, Against the Spiritual Turn: Marxism, Realism and Critical Theory (2010)

Eric Leif Davin, Crucible of Freedom: Workers’ Democracy in the Industrial Heartland, 1914-1960 (2010)

Michael Decker, Tilling the Hateful Earth: Agricultural Production in the Late Antique East (2009)

Nick Dyer-Witheford and Greig de Peuter, Games of Empire: Global Capitalism and Video Games (2009)

Terry Eagleton and Matthew Beaumont, The Task of the Critic: Terry Eagleton in Dialogue (2009)

Stuart Elden, Terror and Territory: The Spatial Extent of Sovereignty (2009)

Ben Fine, Theories of Social Capital: Researchers Behaving Badly (2010)

Roberto Fineschi, Un nuovo Marx. Filologia e interpretazione dopo la nuova edizione storico-critica (Mega 2) (2008)

Maurice Godelier, In and Out of the West (2009)

Jane Hardy, Poland’s New Capitalism (2009)

David Harvey, A Companion to Marx’s Capital (2010)

David Harvey, The Enigma of Capital (2010)

Wang Hui, The End of the Revolution: China and the Limits of Modernity (2009)

Mobo Gao, The Battle for China’s Past: Mao & the Cultural Revolution (2008)

Richard H. Immerman, Empire for Liberty: A History of American Imperialism from Benjamin Franklin to Paul Wolfowitz (2010)

Ken Jones et al. Schooling in Western Europe: The New Order and its Adversaries (2008) 

Paul R. Josephson, Would Trotsky Wear a Bluetooth? Technological Utopianism Under Socialism, 1917-1989 (2010)

Ray Kiely, Rethinking Imperialism (2010)

John Milios and Dimitris P. Sotiropoulos, Rethinking Imperialism: A Study of Capitalist Rule (2009)

David Laibman, Deep History: A Study in Social Evolution and Human Potential (2007)

Luca La Rovere, Storia dei Guf (2003) and L’Eredità del fascismo (2008)

Gianpasquale Santomassimo, La terza via fascista. Il mito del corporativismo (2006)

Tommaso Baris, Il fascismo in provincia (2007)

Loreto Di Nucci, Lo Stato-partito del fascismo. Genesi, evoluzione e crisi, 1919-1943 (2009)

Domenico Losurdo, Marx e il bilancio storico del Novecento (2009)

Manning Marable, Beyond Black & White, 2nd ed (2009)

Marco Maurizi, Adorno e il tempo del non-identico (2004)

George E. McCarthy, Dreams in Exile: Rediscovering Science and Ethics in Nineteenth-Century Social Theory (2009)

Terrence McDonough et al. (eds.), Contemporary Capitalism and its Crises: Social Structure of Accumulation Theory for the 21st Century (2010)

Patrick McGee, Theory and the Common from Marx to Badiou (2009)

Jim McGuigan, Cool Capitalism (2009)

István Mészáros, The Challenge and Burden of Historical Time: Socialism in the Twenty-First Century (2008)

Claire Metelits, Inside Insurgency: Violence, Civilians, and Revolutionary Group Behavior (On the Front Lines with the FARC, SPLA, and PKK) (2010)

Andrew Milner (ed.), Tenses of Imagination: Raymond Williams on Science Fiction, Utopia and Dystopia (2010)

Sandra Moog and Rob Stones (eds), Nature, Social Relations and Human Needs: Essays in Honour of Ted Benton (2009)

Rosalind C. Morris (ed.), Can the Subaltern Speak? Reflections on the History of an Idea (2010)

Jerry Z. Muller, Capitalism and the Jews (2010)

Antonio Negri, The Labor of Job: The Biblical Text as a Parable of Human Labor (2009)

Jose Neves, Comunismo e Nacionalismo em Portugal. Politica, Cultura e Historia no Seculo XX (2008)

Aldo Pardi, Il sintomo e la rivoluzione. Georges Politzer crocevia tra due epoche (2007)

David Parker (ed.), Ideology, Absolutism and the English Revolution: Debates of the British Communist Historians, 1940-1956 (2008)

Elizabeth J. Perry, Patrolling the Revolution: Worker Militias, Citizenship, and the Modern Chinese State (2006)

Colloque de Cerisy. La Philosophie Déplacée. Autour de Jacques Rancière (2006)

Jonah Raskin, The Mythology of Imperialism: A Revolutionary Critique of British Literature and Society in the Modern Age, new ed. (2009)

Ferruccio Rossi-Landi, Ideologia (2005)

Andrew Sartori, Bengal in Global Concept History: Culturalism in the Age of Capital (2008)

Simon Skempton, Alienation After Derrida (2010)

Kate Soper et al. (eds.), The Politics and Pleasures of Consuming Differently (2009)

Marc Stears, Demanding Democracy: American Radicals in Search of a New Politics (2010)

Simon Stewart, Culture and the Middle Classes (2010)

Yvette Taylor, Classed Intersections: Spaces, Selves, Knowledges (2010)

Kenneth Surin, Freedom Not Yet: Liberation and the Next World Order (2009)

Leila Simona Talani (ed.), The Global Crash: Towards a New Global Financial Regime? (2010)

Hiroshi Uchida (ed.), Marx for the 21st Century (2006)

Paolo Virno, Multitude Between Innovation and Negation (2008)

Sheldon S. Wolin, Democracy Inc.: Managed Democracy and the Specter of Inverted Totalitarianism (2010)

Mark P. Worrell, Dialectic of Solidarity: Labor, Antisemitism and the Frankfurt School (2008)

Li Xing (ed.) The Rise of China and the Capitalist World Order (2010)

Update 6th July 2010 – Revised List

At: http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/books-for-review/books-to-be-reviewed/

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THE ROUGE FORUM NEWS – CALL FOR ESSAYS FOR ISSUE #17

First posted by Adam Renner on Facebook, 26th June 2010

The Rouge Forum is a group of educators, students, and parents seeking a democratic society. We are concerned about questions like these: How can we teach against racism, national chauvinism and sexism in an increasingly authoritarian and undemocratic society? How can we gain enough real power to keep our ideals and still teach–or learn? Whose interests shall school serve in a society that is ever more unequal? We are both research and action oriented. We want to learn about equality, democracy and social justice as we simultaneously struggle to bring into practice our present understanding of what that is. We seek to build a caring inclusive community which understands that an injury to one is an injury to all. At the same time, our caring community is going to need to deal decisively with an opposition that is sometimes ruthless.

For the next issue of the Rouge Forum News, we invite essays, poetry and art from students from kindergarten through graduate school. Grad students, looking for an outlet for a working paper that you would eventually like to turn into a peer-reviewed article? Send it to us for publication and feedback in the Rouge Forum News. High school students, have a piece of poetry or drawing or comic strip that you’d like to get out to 4000 readers? Send it to us for publication in the Rouge Forum News. K-12 teachers and professors, received a good paper at the end of the spring term? Encourage your students to submit it to the Rouge Forum News.

Please send your submissions via a Microsoft word attachment to adamrenner70@gmail.com. Deadline is September 1.

Issue 17 will be published in the fall 2010. Visit http://www.rougeforum.org for past issues of the Rouge Forum News and other information about the Rouge Forum.

The Rouge Forum blog: http://www.richgibson.com/blog/

The Rouge Forum Conference: http://rougeforumconference.org/

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Capitalist Schools in Crisis

TOWARD A NATIONWIDE SCHOOL STRIKE, OCTOBER 7th 2010

A message from Rich Gibson, The Rouge Forum

Dear Friends,

Growing from the March 4th Actions, the M4 Committees have called for a nationwide school strike on October 7th, to be followed by state conferences on October 23 and 24. Shut them down and open Freedom Schools where educators, parents, students, and community people can gain and test knowledge in a reasonably free atmosphere, seeking to learn why things are as they are–and what to do.

Rescue Education from the Ruling Classes!

The Rouge Forum helped lead March 4th. Join Us!

More information on schools and society is here, at the Rouge Forum Blog: http://www.richgibson.com/blog/

Good luck to us, every one.
Rich Gibson

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Jacob

WE ARE MANY

You can catch highlights for the Socialism 2010 Conference, as well as previous conferences, at the newly launched website We Are Many

http://wearemany.org/

Talks for this weekend’s conference in Chicago, including

* End the Siege of Gaza: Kevin Ovenden, Tariq Ali, Gilbert Achcar and Ahmed Shawki

* The Malthus Myth: Population, Poverty, and Global Warming: Ian Angus

* Imperialism and Resistance in Haiti: Roger Leduc and Ashley Smith

Can be found here: http://wearemany.org/event/2010/06/socialism-2010-chicago

You can also subscribe to our free podcast via iTunes. Just search for “we are many.”

More content will be added in the coming weeks, including talks at the July 1-4 Socialism 2010 conference in Oakland (http://www.socialismconference.org/oakland).

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ENDNOTES 2

Endnotes 2 is now available in print and online from: http://endnotes.org.uk

Contents:

• Crisis in the Class Relation
• Misery and Debt
• Notes on the New Housing Question
• Communisation and Value-Form Theory
• The Moving Contradiction
• The History of Subsumption
• Sleep-Worker’s Enquiry

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Daniel Faraday

RETHINKING EUROPE AFTER THE FINANCIAL CRISIS

JMCE Postgraduate Workshop: Call for Papers!

Date: Friday, 8th October 2010

Place: London, King’s College London

Theme

As we approach the end of the first decade of the 21st Century, the European Project continues to show its age-old problems – and a new powerful vector of instability. While the tormented path of the European Constitution, as amended by the Lisbon Treaty, has made palpable the gravity of the democratic deficit and has compounded the obstacles in agreeing to common foreign and economic policies and in coordinating the response to external events, the shock-waves of the global economic crisis have for the first time threatened the stability of the Euro and prompted speculation on defaults, exit strategies and a two-speed Europe.

How can we assess the impact of the financial/economic crisis on the future trajectories of the European Union and of the individual member states? And how does it force us to reconsider the tools and methodologies of the different disciplines and to develop new analyses and approaches? 

Suggested topics

Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

– the relationship between the European core and the Southern and Eastern European peripheries: uneven development, structural imbalances and political dimensions;
– national or comparative assessments of the impact of the coming austerity measures on class, gender, racial, generational and other divides;
– new developments in the law and governance of the EU and member states;
– theorising the role of the national state after the rescue of the banking system; 
– the debate over Euro and over a common European economic government;
– social and political mobilisation between apathy, mass anti-cuts struggles and the rise of far right movements; 
– rethinking the European disciplines: critical evaluations, interdisciplinary dialogue and new approaches;
– rethinking the EU as a multilayered/interdisciplinary scientific object; 

Further details

The day-long interdisciplinary workshop is organised by the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence of King’s College London, with the aim of providing an opportunity to showcase the work of leading postgraduate research students on the future of Europe in the light of the most recent developments.

Postgraduates from across the European Union and from all European disciplines (e.g. European Studies, Public Policy, Law and Economics) will be invited to present their original contributions and to discuss the key issues in a closing round-table debate.

The proceedings of the workshop will be published on the JMCE website. Limited travel bursaries may be available to help speakers with travel expenses, please e-mail the organisers for application details.

Further details will be published in due course on the JMCE website (www.kcl.ac.uk/projects/jmce/workshop.html).

Deadline for abstracts 

If you would like to submit an abstract for the workshop to be selected by the organising committee please e-mail us your proposal, including the title, author, university and an abstract of 250 words, by Monday 19th of July 2010.

Contact: Please send your application and any enquiries to Paolo Chiocchetti at paolo.chiocchetti@kcl.ac.uk 

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Miles Straum

RACE, RADICALISM, AND REPRESSION ON THE PACIFIC COAST AND BEYOND

A Major Conference at the University of Washington, Seattle

May 12-14, 2011

Call for Proposals

From the Industrial Workers of the World and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union to the Black Panthers and the Third World Liberation Front strikes, radical movements embracing and demanding racial justice have figured prominently in the history of the “left coast” of the United States. They have also generated violent responses, including state repression, that reverberated across the United States and around the world.

The Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest and the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies at the University of Washington invite panel and paper proposals on any aspect of race, radicalism, and repression within or somehow related to the Pacific Coast of North America, including linkages to peoples, ideas, and movements across the oceans and continents. We are especially interested in proposals that seek to reorient the study of race and politics in U.S. and world history.

In addition to the conference, the University of Washington Press will publish a collection of essays selected and revised from the conference presentations. George Lipsitz of the University of California, Santa Barbara, will deliver the keynote address.

All proposals must include a title and an abstract of each presentation (no more than 300 words) and a brief CV of each presenter (no more than two pages). Panel proposals must also include a title and a description of the session (no more than 250 words). Please submit all materials as email attachments (Microsoft Word or pdf) to cspn@uw.edu by September 30, 2010.

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