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Student Revolt

THE ASSAULT ON UNIVERSITIES: A MANIFESTO FOR RESISTANCE

The UK White Paper on universities that was published in June contains yet more proposals that will embed the market ever deeper into our educational system through the entrance of private providers and the extension of a logic of financialisation. The deadline for submissions is 20 September and we encourage you to make a response (http://bit.ly/jpLET3).

We would also like to let you know that the manifesto has now been published in a book, ‘The Assault on Universities: A Manifesto for Resistance’ (Pluto Press) which contains a series of short essays identifying the consequences of the reforms as well as possible alternatives. We are sure you will find it both stimulating and useful in your response to the attacks on higher education.

Details of the book are at: http://bit.ly/lKgYdE.

You can also use the book and manifesto as the focus for a meeting, debate or other form of campaign activity where you work.

We would be delighted to help arrange a meeting on your campus and to build up a head of steam against the government’s disastrous reforms.

No university is immune and there will certainly be a good audience for a lively and topical meeting.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us: hemanifesto@gmail.com (or d.freedman@gold.ac.uk if you have trouble accessing gmail).

 

With best wishes

Des Freedman

Michael Bailey

 

 

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Student Rebellion

STUDENTS IN REVOLT:  CHILE, 2011

Public forum with visiting education historian Dr Leonora Reyes, University of Chile

Queensland University of Technology

Gardens Point campus (Brisbane), 15 September 2011, Room 310 M-Block, 6.30-8pm

Since April, Chile has been paralysed by huge student and workers’ mobilisations intended to abolish fees, democratise schools and universities, and make public education open to all. Thousands of students are on strike and have occupied hundreds of schools and universities. Such is their public support that the popularity of the national university students’ leader, Camila Vallejos, now outstrips President Piñera’s by 4 to 1. The global implications are potentially profound: the Pinochet dictatorship’s private marketisation of education in 1980 has since been copied around the world.

Join us for a first-hand report and debate on the implications for all.

Sponsors: Australian Solidarity with Latin America (ASLA), National Tertiary Education Union (University of Queensland branch), QUT Student Guild.

 

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Heraclitus

RADICAL PHILOSOPHY NEW YORK CONFERENCE 2011

Radical Philosophy 
New York Conference 2011

Columbia University, New York
Friday 21st October 2011, 9am – 7.30p

The event is free but advance registration is essential, to:
radicalphilosophyrsvp@gmail.com

Sessions:
Postcolonial Worlds
Representing Capitalism
Biocapital and Security
Temporalities of Crisis
Politics of Information

Speakers:
Claudia Aradau – RP/International Relations, King’s College London
Souleymane Bachir Daigne – Philosophy, Columbia University
Tim Bewes – English, Brown University
Antonia Birnbaum – Philosophy, University of Paris 8
Finn Brunton – Information, University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Marilena Chaui – Philosophy, University of São Paulo
David Cunningham – RP/English, University of Westminster
Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui – Workshop on Andean Oral History, Bolivia
David Golumbia – Media, University of Virginia
Harry Harootunian – Literature, Duke University
Esther Leslie – RP/English, Birkbeck, University of London
Rosalind C. Morris – Anthropology, Columbia University
Mark Neocleous – RP/Politics, Brunel University, London
Peter Osborne – RP/Philosophy, Kingston University London
Kristin Ross – Comparative Literature, New York University
Kaushik Sunder Rajan – Anthropology, University of Chicago
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak – University Professor, Columbia University

Programme details and abstracts @: http://www.radicalphilosophy.com/uncategorized/radical-philosophy-conference-2011  

 

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Edu-factory

MARXISM AND EDUCATION: INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON EDUCATION FOR REVOLUTION

CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS

Special Issue of Cultural Logic
http://clogic.eserver.org/

“Marxism and Education: International Perspectives on Education for Revolution”

Issue Editors: Rich Gibson & E. Wayne Ross

FOCUS OF THE SPECIAL ISSUE
The core issue of our time is the reality of the promise of perpetual war and escalating color-coded inequality met by the potential of a mass, activist, class-conscious movement to transform both daily life and the system of capitalism itself. In this context, schools in the empires of the world are the centripetal organizing points of much of life. While the claim of capitalist schooling is, in the classics, education, “leading out,” the reality is that schools are segregated illusion factories, in some cases human munition factories. Rather than leading out, they encapsulate.

Mainstream educational and social research typically ignores, disconnects, the ineluctable relationships of what is in fact capitalist schooling, class war, imperialist war, and the development of varying forms of corporate states around the world.

At issue, of course, is: What to do?

The long view, either in philosophy or social practice is revolution as things must change, and they will.

Connecting the long view to what must also be a long slog necessarily involves a careful look at existing local, national, and international conditions; working out tactics and strategies that all can understand, none taken apart from a grand strategy of equality and justice.

GUIDELINES
The editors are seeking manuscripts that explore education for revolution and are informed by Marxist perspectives. We are particularly interested in manuscripts that explore and examine:

* local/regional contexts and educational activism linked to global anti-capitalist movements;
* broad foundational and historical themes related to education and revolution (e.g., philosophy, social movements, community organizing, literacy, popular education, etc.); and
* organizational and practitioner perspectives.

The editors are also interested in reviews of books, film, and other media related to education for revolution.

Article manuscripts should be approximately 5,000-10,000 words in length (20-40 pages), although we will consider manuscripts of varying lengths. The editors prefer that manuscripts be prepared  using either APA or Chicago styles. Manuscripts should be submitted as email attachments (Microsoft Word or RTF)  to the both editors: rgibson@pipeline.com and wayne.ross@ubc.ca.

Authors interested in submitting manuscripts should email manuscript title and a brief description to the editors by December 1, 2011. Final manuscripts are due April 1, 2012.

ABOUT CULTURAL LOGIC
Cultural Logic, which has been online since 1997, is a non-profit, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal that publishes essays, interviews, poetry, and reviews (books, films, and other media) by writers working in the Marxist tradition.
E. Wayne Ross
http://www.ewayneross.net
wayne.ross@mac.com

 

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