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Crisis Theory

CRISIS OF LABOR, CRISIS OF CAPITAL

Crisis of Labor, Crisis of Capital: A Global View from the End of the American Century

A talk by Beverly Silver

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19TH, 2010
THE SKYLIGHT ROOM (9TH FLOOR)
6.30 PM – 8.30 PM
CUNY GRADUATE CENTER, 365 FIFTH AVE @ 34TH STREET

BEVERLY SILVER is Professor of Sociology at the Johns Hopkins University. Her research focuses on problems of development, labor, social conflict and war, using comparative and world-historical methods of analysis. Her work recasts a variety of issues in a broad spatial and temporal framework in order to identify patterns of recurrence, evolution and “true novelty” in contemporary processes of globalization. She is author of Forces of Labor: Workers’ Movements and Globalization since 1870, which won several awards, including the 2005 Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award of the American Sociological Association.

Free and open to the public.

SPONSORED BY THE CENTER FOR PLACE, CULTURE AND POLITICS

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‘I believe in the afterlife.

It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Human Herbs’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h7tUq0HjIk (live)

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Midnight

ECOLOGY AND SOCIALISM – MEETING IN NEW YORK

Ecology and Socialism featuring John Bellamy Foster and Chris Williams

Time
24 October · 16:00 – 18:00
Location
NYU Kimmel Center, rm 802
60 Washington Square
New York, NY

More info:
Around the world, consciousness of the threat to our environment is growing. The majority of solutions on offer, from using efficient light bulbs to biking to work, focus on individual lifestyle changes, yet the scale of the crisis requires far deeper adjustments. Time still remains to save humanity and the planet, but only by building social movements for environmental justice that can demand qualitative changes in our economy, workplaces, and infrastructure.

*** John Bellamy Foster’s most recent book, The Ecological Revolution:Making Peace with the Planet, is a collection focusing on the ecological crisis, and includes essays on global warming, peak oil, species extinction, world water shortages, global hunger, alternative energy sources, sustainable development, and environmental justice. Foster argues that we have reached a turning point in human relations with the earth, and that any attempt to solve our problems merely by technological, industrial or free market means, divorced from fundamental social relations, cannot succeed.

*** Chris Williams is a Long-time environmental activist and Vice President of the Union of Adjunct Faculty at Pace University, where he teaches course in energy and the environment, physics, and chemistry. He is also the chair of the science dept at Packer Collegiate Institute. His first book is Ecology and Socialism: Solutions to Capitalist Ecological Crisis.

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‘I believe in the afterlife.

It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Human Herbs’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h7tUq0HjIk (live)

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The Ockress: http://www.theockress.com
Wavering on Ether: http://blog.myspace.com/glennrikowski

Rikowski Point: http://rikowskipoint.blogspot.com