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Charles Widmore

INSURGENT NOTES

The first issue of Insurgent Notes: Journal of Communist Theory and Practice, an on-line journal put out by the Insurgent Notes Collective is now up at: http://insurgentnotes.com

Comments are welcome through: editors@insurgentnotes.com or to me personally (lrgoldner@yahoo.com)

Loren Goldner

INSURGENT NOTES
Journal of Communist Theory and Practice
Vol. 1,  No. 1
Summer 2010

Editorial: Presenting Insurgent Notes

The Historical Moment That Produced Us: Revolution or Recomposition?/Loren Goldner

Bring In The Paper, Bring on the Torches/S. Artesian

Workers’ Progress? From Iron Mines to Iron Bars/John Garvey

A Chinese Alternative? Interpreting the Chinese New Left Politically/Lance Carter

Crisis in the U.S: Social and Economic Effects, Restructuring and Methods of Adapting/Henri Simon

A Report on Recent Struggles In Greece/the Greek BIDA group

California: After the March 4th Movement/John Garvey

Capitalism is a Waste of Time: Godwin, Malthus, and the Ideology of “No Alternative”/Jason Rhodes

Strike Wave in China/Lance Carter

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Wizz Jones

WIZZ JONES AT FOREST ROOTS

Dear Forest Folk

Don’t forget that on Friday, 25th June we have bluesman, songwriter and guitarist extraordinaire, Wizz Jones http://www.wizzjones.com A real musician’s musician, cited by John Renbourn and Eric Clapton as an important early influence and he’s coming to perform for us at Forest Roots! Make sure you don’t miss this night and if you want more information on Wizz there’s loads on the Internet. He even has an entry in Wikepedia!

Friday, 23rd July, Acoustica featuring Paul Kerr, Chris Haigh and Olly Blanchflower. A welcome back to this lively group who play a mixture of Irish and contemporary folk music and will set us up for the summer

Usual venue: the Function Room of the Forest Gate Hotel, Godwin Road, E7 0LW.

Usual time: it starts at 8.30pm

Stay forever young

Jenny and Caroline

STOP PRESS…….Forest Voices Choir is now rehearsing for their summer programme of concerts at the Forest Gate Festival and Forest Roots learning summer songs and looking for new members. Come and join us for free workshops to improve your singing skills, learn songs and meet new people in a friendly and relaxed environment. Doesn’t matter if you think you can’t sing here’s the opportunity to learn. Everyone welcome. Our next meeting is this Thursday, 24th June, 7-9pm in the Function Room of the Forest Gate Hotel, 105 Godwin Road, Forest Gate, London E7 0LW.

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Ben Linus

POWER AND EDUCATION

VOLUME 2 NUMBER 1 2010

The latest issue is at: http://www.wwwords.co.uk/power/content/pdfs/2/issue2_1.asp

POWER AND EDUCATION
Volume 2 Number 1 2010, ISSN 1757-7438

Susanna Hannus & Hannu Simola. The Effects of Power Mechanisms in Education: bringing Foucault and Bourdieu together

Gillean McCluskey & Mirriam Lephalala. ‘A person is a person because of others’: challenges to meanings of discipline in South African and UK schools

Michelle Forrest, Miriam Cooley & Linda Wheeldon. Mapping the Movement of Invention: collaboration as rhizome in teaching and research

Jill Jameson. Trust and Leadership in Post-Compulsory Education: some snapshots of displaced dissent

Christiane Thompson. The Power of Authority: challenging educational theory and practice

Cameron McCarthy & Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz. Teaching Difficult History: Eric Williams’ Capitalism and Slavery and the challenge of critical pedagogy in the contemporary classroom

Jennifer Lavia & Pat Sikes. ‘What part of me do I leave out?’: in pursuit of decolonising practice

Anne Pirrie, Kevin Adamson & Walter Humes. Flexing Academic Identities: speaking truth to power

BOOK REVIEWS

Transnational Perspectives on Culture, Policy, and Education: redirecting cultural studies in neoliberal times (Cameron McCarthy & Cathryn Teasley, Eds), reviewed by Douglas Brown

Journey into Dialogic Pedagogy (Eugene Matusov), reviewed by Alexander M. Sidorkin

Labor of Learning: market and the next generation of educational reform (Alexander M. Sidorkin), reviewed by Eugene Matusov

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Midnight

TOWARD THE LAST JUBILEE! MINNIGHT NOTES AT THIRTY YEARS

New Pamphlet: Toward the Last Jubilee! Midnight Notes at Thirty Years

(Edited by Craig Hughes. Published by Autonomedia & Perry Editions)

In November 2009, the Midnight Notes Collective marked thirty years of work with MN30, a day-long conference held at the Brecht Forum in Manhattan that was attended by more than seventy comrades. This pamphlet, which includes essays by writers involved in or inspired by the work of Midnight Notes, developed from that gathering.

The short pieces in this pamphlet are characteristic of the crises – of capitalism, of the working class, of movements – that MN30 occurred in. The authors don’t mince words—not in their celebration and admiration of Midnight Notes, nor in their presentation of the very real difficulties of the period; not in their critiques of where the project has been and gone, and certainly not in their raising of the real pressing political issues we all need to grapple with.

Available for sale from Autonomedia (http://www.autonomedia.org) and AK Press (http://www.akpress.org).

Table of Contents:

Craig Hughes: Introduction

p.m: From Midnight to Dawn: Permutations of a Crisis and the Comedy of the Commons

Steven Colatrella: Comments on Midnight Notes 30 Years

George Caffentzis: Two Themes of Midnight Notes: Work/Refusal of Work and Enclosure/Commons

Chris Vance: A Short Reflection on Midnight Notes

Team Colors Collective: High Entropy Workers Unite!

Sabu Kohso: An East Asian Mediator’s View of Midnight Notes Collective

Jenna Loyd: Beyond Walls and Cages: State Violence, Racism, and the Possibility of Abolition Economies

Manuel Yang: Elegy for Midnight Notes?

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Capitalism

POWER AND THE HISTORY OF CAPITALISM

The History Department of Lang College and the New School for Social Research and the Culture of the Market Network of the University of Manchester are pleased to announce a conference on Power and the History of Capitalism, to be held April 15-16, 2011 at the New School in New York City.

Purpose

This conference seeks to sharpen our long-term historical perspective on relations of power, politics, and modern capitalism, with a special emphasis on United States history from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century.  We ask how capitalism and its periodic crises have revised political rights and responsibilities, reconfigured political practices and institutions, and redistributed wealth.  Conversely, we aim to analyze how power relations – whether organized by state policy and laws, structured by social norms and institutions, articulated in ideology, or embedded within racial, gender and class relations — have shaped economic outcomes.  The ongoing crises of contemporary capitalism – as well as the heightened emphasis on questions of power within the social sciences and humanities – invest these questions with new urgency.

This event will be the third meeting of the Culture of the Market Network, a two-year collaboration between the University of Manchester, Oxford University, the New School, and Harvard University. The Network brings together an international group of scholars from the humanities and social sciences to investigate in four conferences how economic ideas, institutions, practices and objects are embedded in the wider culture. The project also aims to reinsert the study of markets, finance and business into mainstream history.

Conference Themes and Topics

Organizers of the conference solicit papers that will examine the mutual constitution of political and economic systems in the United States. Possible themes and topics may include:

* The relation between capitalist development and political revolution
* The socio-political origins and consequences of monetary standards and policy
* The rise and fall of the Fordist political-economic paradigm
* The recurring collapses and resurgences of financial capitalism
* The distribution of power among the institutions of capitalism
* The salience of racial, gender, and class relations for structuring economic power
* The ability of economic and financial globalization to challenge or to sustain the economic boundaries and policies of nation-states
* Concepts of economic citizenship
* The relationship between economic crisis, popular insurgency, and social change
* Hegemony of — and competition between — capitalist elites
* The substitution of market relations for social policy
* The capacity of economic theories to operate as political ideology and to shape the reality they purport to describe
* The institutions that incubate ideologies of the market
* Finance as a mode of governmentality
* The role of the economics discipline in policy-making
* The role of policies, laws, and norms in structuring markets in ways that produce particular distributional outcomes.
* Forms of labor and their management
* Theories and practice of corporate governance
* Debates over the proper relationship between the financial markets, the state, and the real economy

Submissions

Proposals for papers must include the following information:

Title
Maximum 250 word summary of proposed paper
1 page CV including author’s name, address, telephone, email, and institutional affiliation

All proposals must be sent to powerandhistoryofcapitalism@gmail.com no later than October 1, 2010.

Notification will be sent November 1, 2010.

Further Information
http://www.arts.manchester.ac.uk/cultureofthemarket/

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Global Economy

MIGRANT WORKERS’ RIGHTS IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY

ESRC Seminar

Thursday September 2nd 2010 International Slavery Museum, Liverpool, UK

This one-day seminar, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, is the second in the Middlesex University series examining emerging issues of global labour regulation. The seminar will be held at the International Slavery Museum (http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/ism/) in Liverpool’s dockside on Thursday September 2nd 2010 from 10am until 5.30pm.

Migration is an integral part of an increasingly internationalised economy. Around 3 per cent of the world’s population, just less than 200 million people, now live and work outside of their own country. This number has been growing at just less than 3 per cent in each year. The increased tendency for people to migrate to work and live has been spurred by changes in the world economy and the effects of structural economic change, or through war and civil upheaval, or environmental damage. Trade liberalisation and market de-regulation has also increased the propensity to migrate, as new geographical patterns of production have emerged. Yet labour migration is not a central concern of international agencies such as the WTO, the IMF or the World Bank. Migrant workers and their families are vulnerable to exploitation and racism, and labour market imbalances can result from migration in both sending and receiving countries.

The purpose of this seminar is to examine migration from a rights –based perspective. We hope to explore aspects of civil, human and social rights of migrant workers as well as labour and economic rights. Migrant labour is thus viewed from within perspectives of forced, slave and child labour as well as economic labour. As such the seminar welcome the participation of those academics, practitioners and migrant worker activists who wish to develop new agendas for regulating migrant labour through a variety of agency and policy initiatives.  

The seminar will be divided into two sessions. The first, thematic session, will examine alternative perspectives on migrant workers’ rights. The second session will present case studies from different world regions. Speakers/Participants will include: 

Marion Hellmann (Assistant General Secretary, Building and Wood Workers International, Geneva) – overview of migrant workers in the world economy

Professor Joshua Castellino (Law Department, Middlesex University) – A Rights Based Approach to Migration

Svetlana Boincean (International Union of Food, Farm and Hotel Workers ) -on eliminating Child Labour in agriculture and tobacco growing 

Heather Connolly and Professor Miguel Martinez Lucio (Manchester University)- Welfare Systems, Social Inclusion and Migrant Worker-Union Relations in the EU

Steve Craig (UCATT building workers’ union, UK) –  Vulnerable Work and Migration in the UK construction industry

Nick McGeehan (director of Mafiwasta www.mafiwasta.com , an organisation for migrant workers in the Gulf).

And case study representations from migrant worker activists in Ireland, the Gulf Region, Italy, and India.

If you are interested in participating in the seminar please register your interest with Denise Arden at d.arden@mdx.ac.uk. Lunch and refreshments are provided and the seminar is free to attend, but registration in advance is necessary. More information can be obtained from the seminar organisers, Professor Martin Upchurch (m.upchurch@mdx.ac.uk) and Professor Miguel Martinez Lucio (Miguel.MartinezLucio@mbs.ac.uk).

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What lies in the shadow of the statue?

INSECURE TIMES, EMERGENCY MEASURES: STATE(S) OF EXCEPTION?

One Day Workshop: Thursday 22nd July 2010

Institute of Advanced Studies, Lancaster University,
Room A010, 9.00 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

Conor Gearty, Law, LSE;

Bob Jessop, Sociology, Lancaster;

Costas Lapavitsas, Economics, SOAS;

Martin Loughlin Law, LSE.

OTHER PARTICIPANTS INCLUDE:

Christos Boukalas, Politics, Lancaster

Michael Dillon, Politics, Lancaster

Michael Kratke, Sociology, Lancaster

Mark Lacey, Politics, Lancaster

Christopher May, Politics, Lancaster

David Seymour, Law, Lancaster

David Sugarman, Law, Lancaster

The Centre of Law and Society at Lancaster University has organised a one-day Workshop on the subject of the ‘state of exception’ from researchers and scholars across the spectrum of the human sciences, lawyers, activists, and NGO’s.

The response of western states to the attacks on the World Trade Centre in late 2001 led to major shifts in state organisation and operating modes and in social practices and perceptions. It thus significantly affects the nexus of socio-political relations, as expressed in such spheres as law, political action, economy, popular ideology and culture, war, policing, work, international relations, and ultimately, the texture of everyday life.

Academic reflection on these developments seems, whatever its entry point or primary area of concern, to converge on the conclusion that we are dealing with some kind of “state of emergency”: whether as a derailment from the rule of law, unilateralism in international affairs, recurrence of a Schmittian ‘Political’ informing state power – and so on. It can be argued that the concept “state of emergency” not only re-appears, but claims predominance within social science in the early 21st century. Significantly, it seems to be the social-science concept that most resonates in society, as it is used by a variety of actors, in a variety of contexts.

In any case, the specific post-9/11 version of counterterrorism policy has by now developed and acquired its own history. Democrat dominance in the US political stage may imply that further changes lie ahead, while the ‘emergency’ mode of power seems to be migrating (again?) from security to economic policy.

Given its centrality in social theory, the importance of its referents, the range of areas in which it is now employed, the polyvalence of the term, and the indeterminacy characterising the present conjuncture, it is time to (re)assess the character of state power and its effects on the practices and meanings of early 21st century social life. To this end, it would be good to start by assessing the concept that has been the analytical lynchpin for current developments.

Accordingly, the Centre of Law and Society is organising a one-day Workshop on the “state of exception”.

The Workshop will bring together academics, lawyers, activists and NGO staff in an attempt to clarify the term’s meaning and connotations and to investigate its relevance and adequacy as a conceptual and analytical framework for contemporary socio-political phenomena.

For further information and registration, please contact:
Dr. Christos Boukalas,
Department of Politics and International Relations,
Lancaster University,
Lancaster LA1 4YD,
United Kingdom.
Email: c.boukalas@lancaster.ac.uk

Co-organisers
Christos Boukalas (Politics, Lancaster University) and
David Sugarman (Law, Lancaster University)

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What lies in the shadow of the statue?

Althusser

ALTHUSSER AND POLITICAL THEORY

Call for Papers

Décalages, A Journal of Althusser Studies, is planning a special issue on Althusser and Political Theory. We accept articles in English, Spanish, Italian and French. For information concerning submitting an article, please go to our website: http://www.decalages.net

The deadline for submission is October 1, 2010.

Décalages, a Journal of Althusser Studies, proyecta publicar un número especial en torno al tema “Althusser y la teoría política”. Décalages es una revista plurilingüe que acepta colaboraciones en español, francés, inglés e italiano. En nuestra pagina web, http://www.decalages.net, se encuentra toda la información necesaria para la presentación de originales. El plazo de recepción termina el 1 de octubre de 2010.

Décalages, A Journal of Althusser Studies, prépare la publication d’un numéro spécial sur “Althusser et la théorie politique”. On admet des articles en français, espagnol, italien et anglais. Dans la page web http://www.decalages.net on trouvera l’information nécessaire pour l’envoi des textes. On peut présenter des contributions jusqu’ au 1 d’octobre de 2010.

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Mutiny

MUTINY AND MARITIME RADIALISM IN THE AGE OF REVOLUTION: A GLOBAL SURVEY

CALL FOR PAPERS

We announce a conference to be held June 17-18, 2011 at the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam (NL). The conference will explore the transnational dimensions of mutiny and maritime radicalism during the great cycle of war and revolution beginning in the mid-1750s, progressing through the eras of the American, French, and Haitian Revolutions, into the period of the South American Wars for Liberation, and concluding with the revolutionary movements of the 1830s-40s.

Our central theme will be mutiny – its causes, frequency, forms, patterns, and outcomes – as we chart, link, and compare maritime insurrections in the Atlantic and beyond, on warships, merchant and fishing vessels, on privateers, slavers, convict ships, troop transports, hulks, galleys, and other vessels plying their trade on the seas.  We will also concentrate on the mutineers themselves: their individual and collective biographies, social composition, self-organization, objectives, and ideas.

We also include unrest in port cities, sites of international exchange between maritime and landed forms of resistance.  Sailors did not live only on ships.  They spent significant amounts of time in port, sometimes connecting shipboard unrest and radical movements on land in personal, political, and social ways.

Our aim is to rediscover the age of revolution in its full geographic extent, and though our central focus will be on the Atlantic with its wars and revolutions, we take an expansive and flexible view of its limits, hoping for contributions on other maritime regions such as the Baltic, Caribbean, Mediterranean, and Black Seas, or the Indian, South Pacific, Arctic, and Antarctic Oceans, excluding none.

Questions covered in the papers might include:

1.  What was the chronology and geography of mutiny (broadly defined) in the age of revolution?
2.  What kinds of ships were involved and how many?
3.  What were the social profiles of the mutineers?
4.  How were the crews initially raised/mobilized?  How were they remunerated?
5.  What was the social composition of mutinous crews?
6.  What was the nature of self-organization among mutinous crews?
7.  What were the political dimensions of mutinies?  What were their demands?
8.  What were the connections of mutinies to other ships and fleets, to landed society, and to other social movements?

We expect the conference to result in an edited volume published by a major international press.

Proposals should include a title, 250 word abstract, and short CV.  
Please submit materials by email attachment to maritimeradicalism2011@gmail.com by September 1, 2010.

The Mutiny Conference Advisory Committee

Claire Anderson (Warwick University) clare.anderson@warwick.ac.uk
Emma Christopher (University of Sydney) emma.christopher@arts.usyd.edu.au  
Niklas Frykman (Claremont McKenna College) nfrykman@gmail.com
Lex Heerma van Voss (International Institute of Social History) lhv@iisg.nl  
Marcus Rediker (University of Pittsburgh) marcusrediker@yahoo.com

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Agency

AGENCY IN A CHANGING EDUCATIONAL CONTEXT

Just published at: http://www.wwwords.eu/eerj/content/pdfs/9/issue9_2.asp

EUROPEAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH JOURNAL
Volume 9 Number 2, 2010   ISSN 1474-9041

ECER KEYNOTES – VIENNA 2009

Stephen J. Ball. New Voices, New Knowledges and the New Politics of Education Research: the gathering of a perfect storm?

Roland Reichenbach. Two Solitudes: educational research and the pedagogical realm

Herbert Altrichter. Theory and Evidence on Governance: conceptual and empirical strategies of research on governance in education

SPECIAL ISSUE
AGENCY IN A CHANGING EDUCATIONAL CONTEXT: Negotiations, Collective Actions and Resistance
Guest Editors: ANNE-LISE ARNESEN, ELINA LAHELMA, LISBETH LUNDAHL & ELISABET ÖHRN

Anne-Lise Arnesen, Elina Lahelma, Lisbeth Lundahl & Elisabet Öhrn. Introduction. Agency in a Changing Educational Context: negotiations, collective actions and resistance

AGENCY

Kari Berg. Negotiating Identity: conflicts between the agency of the student and the official diagnosis of social workers and teachers

Jukka Lehtonen. Gendered Post-Compulsory Educational Choices of Non-Heterosexual Youth

Joakim Lindgren & Lisbeth Lundahl. Mobilities of Youth: social and spatial trajectories in a segregated Sweden

TEACHERS’ AND STUDENTS’ COLLECTIVE ACTIONS, NEGOTIATION AND RESISTANCE

Maria Rönnlund. Student Participation in Activities with Influential Outcomes: issues of gender, individuality and collective thinking in Swedish secondary schools

Ulpukka Isopahkala-Bouret. Vocational Teachers between Educational Institutions and Workplaces

Marianne Dovemark. Teachers’ Collective Actions, Alliances and Resistance within Neo-liberal Ideas of Education: the example of the Individual Programme

Carina Hjelmér, Sirpa Lappalainen & Per-Åke Rosvall. Time, Space and Young People’s Agency in Vocational Upper Secondary Education: a cross-cultural perspective

CHANGING CONTEXTS OF AGENCY

Ann-Sofie Holm. Gender Pattern and Student Agency: secondary school students’ perceptions over time

Katariina Hakala. Discourses on Inclusion, Citizenship and Categorizations of ‘Special’ in Education Policy: the case of negotiating change in the governing of vocational special needs education in Finland

Tove Steen-Olsen & Astrid Grude Eikseth. The Power of Time: teachers’ working day – negotiating autonomy and control

REVIEW ESSAY

Jörg Dinkelaker. Learning in the Knowledge Society and the Issue of Fundamental Change in Education: a comparative review

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Raya Dunayevskaya

MARXIST-HUMANIST WEBSITE

FROM US MARXIST-HUMANISTS http://www.usmarxisthumanists.org/

JUNE 10, 2010

OUR NEWLY REVAMPED WEBSITE CONTAINS THESE FEATURED AND CURRENT ARTICLES:

Peter Hudis, co-editor of the Rosa Luxemburg Reader, “Today’s Global Financial/Economic Crisis and the Legacy of Rosa Luxemburg”
http://www.usmarxisthumanists.org/articles/todays-global-financialeconomic-crisis-and-the-legacy-of-rosa-luxemburg/

Kevin Anderson, author of Marx at the Margins, “From the Grundrisse to Capital, Multilinear Themes”
http://www.usmarxisthumanists.org/articles/from-the-grundrisse-to-capital-multilinear-themes/

David Black, author of Helen Macfarlane, “Why Philosophy? Why Now? On the Revolutionary Legacies of Raya Dunayevskaya, CLR James, and Anton Pannekoek”
http://www.usmarxisthumanists.org/articles/why-philosophy-why-now-on-the-revolutionary-legacies-of-raya-dunayevskaya-clr-james-and-anton-pannekoek/

Eli Messinger, radical psychiatrist, “Review Essay: Michael Löwy’s The Theory of Revolution in the Young Marx”
http://www.usmarxisthumanists.org/articles/review-essay-michael-lowy%E2%80%99s-the-theory-of-revolution-in-the-young-marx/

Statement of the International Marxist-Humanist Organization, “We Are All Palestinians Now”
http://www.usmarxisthumanists.org/articles/we-are-all-palestinians-now/

Ba Karang, writer for Africa Links, “Africom and the USA’s Hidden Battle Front in Africa”
http://www.usmarxisthumanists.org/articles/africom-and-the-usa%E2%80%99s-hidden-battle-front-in-africa/

Kamran Afary, author of Performance and Activism, and Kevin Anderson, “Behind the 2009 Upheaval in Iran”
http://www.usmarxisthumanists.org/authors/kamran-afary/

Batay Ouvriye (Haiti), “Behind the January 12, 2010 Haiti Earthquake”
http://www.usmarxisthumanists.org/articles/after-the-january-12-2010-haiti-earthquake/

Peter Hudis and Kevin Anderson, interview with Simon Birnbaum for iz3w, “The Obama Effect Undermines the Left” (in German and English)
http://www.usmarxisthumanists.org/articles/the-obama-effect-undermines-the-left/

Dale Parsons, labor activist, “A Deeper Look at the Massey Coal Mine Deaths”
http://www.usmarxisthumanists.org/articles/a-deeper-look-at-massey-coal-mine-deaths/

Statement of the International Marxist-Humanist Organization, “Support the People of Afghanistan and Pakistan in the Face of Imperialist War and Fundamentalist Retrogression”
http://www.usmarxisthumanists.org/articles/support-the-people-of-afghanistan-and-pakistan-in-the-face-of-imperialist-war-and-fundamentalist-retrogression/

Yasmin Nair, LGBT activist, “What’s Left of Queer?: Immigration, Sexuality, and Affect in a Neoliberal World”
http://www.usmarxisthumanists.org/articles/what%E2%80%99s-left-of-queer-immigration-sexuality-and-affect-in-a-neoliberal-world/

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Education Crisis

EDUCATION DAY OF ACTION

Day of action on Monday

This Monday 21st June has been declared a day of action for education by a coalition of education unions, with protests organized at colleges and universities across the country.  A full list of these protests is available at http://unitedforeducation.org.uk/21-june-whats-happening-where-you-are/

In London there are a number of rallies and protests, mostly at around noon, but some in particular deserve support.

At University of the Arts, UCU members will be on strike on the day with picket lines at 272 High Holborn, Central St Martins, Chelsea School of Art and Design and London College of Communications as well as a rally at 12.30pm at Chelsea College of Art.  At Westminster University where UCU members face up to 50 percent pay docking for taking action short of a strike over job losses there is a rally at 12pm at the Regent Street site (309 Regent Street).

3pm, London South Bank University

At LSBU where management are breaking from national bargaining, the joint trade union action group has called a protest at 3pm and is asking other colleges and universities to join them.  Many universities and colleges holding rallies at 12noon or 1pm, and should aim to send support to South Bank afterwards.  Student campaign groups from Middlesex University and King’s College London will be coming, and we call on students and education workers from across London to join them.

Education Activist Network National Autumn Conference

31st December – save the date

In the new academic year we will be holding a conference to build our resistance to David Willetts’ cuts and “reforms”.  After the success of our February teach-in we have high hopes.  More details of speakers and participants will follow soon, but activists should save the date and aim to win support from their union branch or campaign group.

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