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Karl Marx

MARXIST THEORY COLLOQUIUM AT NYU

CORRECTION:
  
The Marxist Theory Colloquium at NYU is basically a monthly discussion group for Marxist faculty in the New York City area and a few invited guests that has been going on for about ten years. We generally attract 20 – 30 people to each session, which takes place in a room that holds 35.

Sebastien Budgen’s wonderful announcement service for radical books and meetings – which I use regularly – seems to have made a mistake this time, because our meetings are not open to the general public, and we fear that a lot of people who come because of the earlier announcement are not going to get into the room, including some of our regulars.

People with a special interest in this topic or speaker can email me – giving their background in Marxist theory – and I will invite some of them to the meeting.

We are delighted, of course, when anyone wants to know more about Marxism, but the purpose of our colloquiu m is to allow those who already know a good deal of Marxism to discuss Marx”s theories among themselves.   Sorry.

In Sollidarity –

Bertell Ollman, Department of Politics, NYU
Convener of the Marxist Theory Colloquium at NYU
Email: obertell@netscape.net

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FROM POST-MARXISM TO MANY MARXISMS – PETER THOMAS

Dr. Peter Thomas (Brunel University – Historical Materialism) gives a lecture:

From Post-Marxism to Many Marxisms

In Helsinki,  31 January 2011 (at 14–16, House of Science and Letters, Kirkkokatu 6, Hall 505)

To celebrate the publication of  a new book in Finnish

Juha Koivisto & Vesa Oittinen (eds.): MEGA-Marx. Johdatus uuteen Marxiin. Vastapaino: Tampere 2011.

All Welcome!
Info: Juha.Koivisto@uta.fi

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Peterloo

NEW APPROACHES TO THE HISTORY OF POPULAR PROTEST AND RESISTANCE IN BRITAIN AND IRELAND, 1500-1900

A workshop, 1 July 2011, School of Humanities, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK

Sponsored by the History Workshop Journal

For more information or to book a place, contact Dr Katrina Navickas, University of Hertfordshire. Email k.navickas@herts.ac.uk   

Format:

11am-1pm – two roundtables of 5 minute mini-papers, and each followed by discussion.

1pm-2pm – lunch (provided)

2pm-4pm – open-floor session to discuss pre-circulated longer papers and discussion points.

4pm-4.30pm – plan for new agenda for the history of protest, and discussion of proposed published outputs of the workshop.

The proceedings will be live-blogged, and there may be web-conferencing for participants unable to travel.

Workshop website: http://protesthistory2011.org.uk/

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Capitalist Crisis

DAVID McNALLY SPEAKS ON THE GLOBAL SLUMP: THE ECONOMICS AND POLITICS OF CRISIS AND RESISTANCE

David McNally, author of Global Slump: The Economics and Politics of Crisis and Resistance analyzes the global financial meltdown as a systemic crisis. He argues that – far from having ended – the crisis has ushered in a whole period of worldwide economic and political turbulence.

Analyzing the massive intervention of the world’s central banks to stave off a Great Depression, he shows that, while averting a complete meltdown, this laid the basis for recurring crises for poor and working class people: job loss, increased poverty and inequality, and deep cuts to social programs, as well as the intensification of racism and attacks on migrant workers.

Only real resistance to corporate power and corporate policies can change this. David traces new patterns of social and political resistance – from housing activism and education struggles, to mass strikes and protests.

You can listen to David McNally speak about these issues at ‘Equal Time Radio’: http://equaltimeradio.com/?q=node/312

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Socialism and Hope

SOCIALISM AND DEMOCRACY No.54

Socialism and Democracy
No. 54 (Vol. 24, No. 3)                                              
November 2010
http://www.sdonline.org

Marx for Today

EDITED & INTRODUCED BY MARCELLO MUSTO

Part I: Re-reading Marx in 2010

Articles by Kevin Anderson, Terrell Carver, Paresh Chattopadhyay, George Comninel, Michael Lebowitz, Marcello Musto, Victor Wallis, and Rick Wolff

Part II: Marx’s Global Reception Today

Review essays on Marx scholarship in Hispanic America, Brazil, the Anglophone world, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, China, Korea, and Japan

Single copies: $15 postpaid in USA; $20 elsewhere
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Somerville, MA 02144, USA
617-776-9505; info@sdonline.org

Personal subscriptions: $30/calendar year (three issues) to Taylor & Francis, 325 Chestnut Street, 8th floor, Philadelphia, PA 19106, (outside North America: journals@tandf.co.uk)

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