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Education Crisis

CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF EDUCATION AND WORK: UPDATE 30th SEPTEMBER 2012

EVENTS

First Annual Min Sook Lee Labour Arts Awards

The First Annual Min Sook Labour Arts Award will be given out at the Mayworks Gala on December 1st, 2012 at the Steelworkers Hall.

How can your local and/or organization help us?

1. Please discuss the Min Sook Lee award categories for potential nominees from your local/council/organization. Awards are granted in three categories, to local unions, union activists and to artists. Please send your nomination in by October 12.
2. Plan to attend the Mayworks Gala on Saturday, December 1st at the Steelworkers Hall where the awards will be given out. Tickets are $50 each and $25 for students, unemployed/ underemployed. A delicious East African dinner and fabulous entertainment is included in the cost of the ticket.
Reserve your table(s)/ticket(s) today! If you are unable to attend, please consider buying a couple of tickets so that we can offer them to our low income supporters.
3. Share this email with your e-list or include in your next newsletter.

We are very excited about what will be the talked-about event this fall. We appreciate your time and look forward to hearing from you soon!!

For information about the Awards and/or Gala, please call 416.561.3163 or
email minsookleeawards@gmail.com.

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Labour Education Centre 25th Anniversary

Thursday November 1st, 2012
4:30pm to 7:00pm
Labour Education Centre
15 Gervais Drive, Suite 100
(1 Block east of Don Mills Rd. on Eglinton Ave. East)
Free parking available next to building          

RSVP to lec25@laboureducation.org

Please feel free to forward to others who may wish to attend.

25 Years of Serving Workers 1987 – 2012

http://www.laboureducation.org  

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32nd Meeting of The Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education/Association Canadienne pour l’ étude de l’éducation des adultes
(CASAE)

A conference to be held in conjunction with CSSE and CSSHE
University of Victoria, Victoria BC, Canada
June 3-5, 2013

Call for Proposals – EXTENDED DEADLINE!

Deadline for receipt of proposals via email is now November 1, 2012. Submit by email to: Maureen Coady, mjcoady@stfx.ca.

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Lessons from Quebec’s Student Strike: A cross-Canada speaking tour

Saturday, September 29 – Friday, October 5, 2012
Various locations

A cross-Canada speaking tour, featuring:

-Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, former spokesperson for CLASSE
-Cloé Zawadzki-Turcotte, a former member of CLASSE’s executive and a key organizer behind the strike
-Ethan Cox, rabble.ca’s Quebec correspondent and a former student organizer

This special tour will address what happened in Quebec, but also how the hard-earned lessons of the longest student strike in Canadian history can be applied to organizing across the country. We hope to be able to build bridges of solidarity with movements in other parts of Canada, ties that are critical to mounting a truly national movement against Stephen Harper and austerity.

For more info: http://rabble.ca/whatsup/spreading-maple-spring-lessons-quebecs-student-strike

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ILPC 2013 Call for Papers

Rutgers University
18-20 March 2013

The 2013 International Labour Process will take place at the Rutgers University <http://smlr.rutgers.edu/2013-ILPC> in New Brunswick, New Jersey less than an hour by train from New York City. The deadline for submissions of proposals for abstracts and symposia is 31st October 2011.

The full Call is available here:
http://www.ilpc.org.uk/Portals/56/ilpc2013-docs/ilpc2013-callforpapers.pdf.
Proposals for abstracts and symposia can be submitted through the conference website (http://www.ilpc.org.uk/).

The website also contains full details of the special streams <http://www.ilpc.org.uk/ILPC2013/StreamInformation.aspx> that will supplement the general conference.

If you have any questions please contact hmckay@work.rutgers.edu. We look forward to seeing you at Rutgers University.

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International Webinar at CAPLA Conference

October 21–23, 2012
Westin Nova Scotian Hotel
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Don’t miss the Early Bird registration deadline on October 4th for CAPLA’s conference in Halifax, NS !

The Canadian Association for Prior Learning Assessment (CAPLA) presents Recognizing Learning, Skills and Competencies: Strengthening today’s workplace for a better tomorrow on October 21–23, 2012 at the Westin Nova Scotian Hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

To register and for up-to-date information on pre-conference sessions, keynote speakers, concurrent workshops and other on-site events, visit http://www.capla.ca or call 1-877-731-1333.

For those who cannot attend the Halifax conference, take advantage of the joint International PLA Network workshop/webinar taking place on Monday, October 22. Click here for registration details:
http://reg.agendamanagers.ca/Registrant/Register/659580

Conference participants are responsible for their own accommodation. Please contact the Westin Nova Scotian Hotel directly at 1-888-679-3784 to book your room.  Reference “CAPLA” to take advantage of the preferred conference rate of $139 which will expire on September 27.

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NEWS & VIEWS

There’s Something Happening Here
by Steven Ashby, Chicago Tribune

Teachers go on strike in Chicago and Lake Forest. Chicago symphony musicians walk out. Machinists walk picket lines in Joliet, and Wal-Mart warehouse workers stop working in Elwood. Gov. Pat Quinn gets chased from the state fair by angry government workers, and talk of a state workers strike is
rumbling.

The complete article can be viewed at:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/ct-perspec-0927-labor-20120927,0,3709084.story

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Striking Greeks Retake Streets: ‘No to Troika’s Austerity!’

by Common Dreams

Hundreds of thousands of anti-austerity protesters took to the streets of Greece on Wednesday as the country was paralysed by a general strike in the first mass confrontation with Athens’s three-month-old coalition government.

Read more: http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/09/26

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How Chicago Teachers Fought and Won

by Peter Brogan, rabble.ca

On Tuesday, September 18, 2012 the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) House of Delegates voted overwhelmingly to suspend their first strike in 25 years, begun on the previous Monday, September 10 at 12:01am.

Many commentators from both left alternative publications and in the corporate press have observed that in an era of austerity when seemingly no unions in the United States — and I would add Canada — are fighting back against layoffs, budget cuts, wage freezes and the like, the CTU has stood up to a city government that was seeking massive concessions.

Read more: http://rabble.ca/news/2012/09/seven-days-shook-chicago-how-teachers-fought-and-won

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Culture of Concessions Has Gutted Organized Labour

by Sam Gindin, the Bullet

At the end of the 1970s, just before the era of concessions began, the U.S. section of the United Auto Workers included some 700,000 members at the Big Three (GM, Ford and Chrysler). In each subsequent round of bargaining, the union accepted concessions in exchange for the promise of ‘job security.’ Today, after three decades of this charade – sold by the union as well as the companies – there are 110,000 UAW members left at these companies, a stunning loss of almost 85 per cent of the jobs.

Read more: http://www.socialistproject.ca/bullet/702.php

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Analysis of Saskatchewan’s Renewal of Labour Legislation

Unions in a Democratic Society: A Response to the Consultation Paper on the Renewal of Labour Legislation in Saskatchewan, a new CCPA report by Christopher Schenk, critically reviews the contemplated changes to labour legislation proposed by the Saskatchewan government in their Consultation Paper on the Renewal of Labour Legislation in Saskatchewan. Despite claims by the government that the proposed changes merely seek to “modernize” labour legislation in the province, this report illustrates how the proposed changes will have the perverse effect of lowering wages, undermining workplace democracy and contributing to worsening inequality in Saskatchewan.

Read more: http://www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/reports/unions-democratic-society

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New Book from CSEW’s Work and Lifelong Learning Network – Teacher Learning and Power in the Knowledge Society

Editors: Rosemary Clark, Ontario Teachers’ Federation, Canada; D.W. Livingstone, University of Toronto, Canada; Harry Smaller, York University, Canada

The rise of knowledge workers has been widely heralded but there has been little research on their actual learning practices. This book provides the first systematic comparative study of the formal and informal learning of different professional groups, with a particular focus on teachers.

Drawing on unique large-scale national surveys of working conditions and learning practices in Canada, teachers are compared with doctors and lawyers, nurses, engineers and computer programmers, as well as other professionals. The class positions of professionals (self-employed, employers, managers or employees) and their different collective bargaining and organizational decision-making powers are found to have significant effects on their formal learning and professional development (PD).

Promising alternative forms of integrating teachers’ work and their professional learning are illustrated. Teacher empowerment appears to be an effective means to ensure more integrated professional learning as well as to aid fuller realization of knowledge societies and knowledge economies.

Paperback ISBN 978-94-6091-971-8 Hardback ISBN 978-94-6091-972-5
Now with 20% conference discount

For more information: https://www.sensepublishers.com/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=&products_id=1487&osCsid=3deb287ce2d5edb3759fd76ab9190ea2

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JOBS

rabble.ca Seeking Editorial Interns and a Labour Beat Reporter

If you’re looking for a job that offers a wonderful work environment and a chance to put your activist ethics and skills to work, you’ve found the right place!

rabble.ca is seeking new editorial interns and a labour beat reporter — please visit the link below to find out more about these positions:

Editorial internships: http://rabble.ca/sites/rabble/files/fall_2012_editorial_internships.pdf

Co-op position: Labour Beat Reporter: http://rabble.ca/sites/rabble/files/labour_coop_position_caw_rabble.pdf

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Director of Labour Relations, SGEU

Saskatoon, Permanent Full-Time

The Saskatchewan Government and General Employees’ Union (SGEU) is “a membership driven, democratic union that strives for healthy productive work environments as we provide quality public services and representation for all interest groups.” We value respect, learning, cooperation, dignity, equality, justice and diversity. Headquartered in Regina, the SGEU has offices in Saskatoon and Prince Albert where qualified and competent staff provide a wide range of services to over 21,000 members.

Position Role:
A member of the senior management team, reporting to the Director of Human Resources, the Director of Labour Relations (DLR) manages and provides leadership, guidance, mentoring to the labour relations staff working in the Saskatoon and Prince Albert offices. The DLR plans, develops and ensures labour relation functions are timely, responsive, accurate and efficient.

For more information: http://www.sgeu.org/union-resources/jobs-at-sgeu/director-labour-relations-saskatoon-permanent-full-time

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ABOUT CSEW (CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF EDUCATION & WORK, OISE/UT):

Head: Peter Sawchuk
Co-ordinator: D’Arcy Martin

The Centre for the Study of Education and Work (CSEW) brings together educators from university, union, and community settings to understand and enrich the often-undervalued informal and formal learning of working people. We develop research and teaching programs at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (UofT) that strengthen feminist, anti-racist, labour movement, and working-class perspectives on learning and work.

Our major project is APCOL: Anti-Poverty Community Organizing and Learning. This five-year project (2009-2013), funded by SSHRC-CURA, brings academics and activists together in a collaborative effort to evaluate how organizations approach issues and campaigns and use popular education. For more information about this project, visit http://www.apcol.ca.

For more information about CSEW, visit: http://www.csew.ca

 

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Labour

NEW PERSPECTIVES ON GLOBAL LABOUR HISTORY

International Journal on Strikes and Social Conflicts

Special Issue: “NEW PERSPECTIVES ON GLOBAL LABOUR HISTORY”

Guest Editor of the Special Issue: Christian G. De Vito

Call for Articles

 

This call for articles for a special issue of the journal Workers of the World  (http://www.workeroftheworldjournal.net/) on New Perspectives on Global labour history is open to PhD-, young- and senior researchers from all over the world.

The originals may be submitted in Spanish, French, English, Italian and Portuguese. However, the article in its final form will be published in English, so – once approved for publication – the author is responsible for its translation within two months.

 

On Global Labour History

First conceived at the International Institute of Social History (IISH) at the end of the 1980s as a response to the crisis of labour and social history, Global labour history (GLH) is by now a truly global “area of interest” involving scholars from a broad range of countries all over the world. Debate is open within its ever extending borders on all key-issues in contemporary historiography. However, three fundamental features have marked Global labour history since its inception:

1.    In Global labour history, the field of labour history is stretched beyond institutional and top-down histories. Labour relations and conditions, individual and collective identities and conflicts of all kind of (male and female) workers are taken into account.

2.    In Global labour history, the chronology of labour history is expanded beyond the divide of the First Industrial Revolution, at least so far as to include the origins of merchant capitalism.

3.    Global labour history covers the whole world and refuses any Eurocentric perspective as well as any approach that takes the nation-state as its exclusive point of reference.

Because of this, on the one hand, traditional categories in labour history are questioned, such as proletarianization, peripheral labour, etc., while all forms of labour relations involved in the process of commodification of labour are explored, e.g. slavery, wage labour, serfdom, indentured labour, etc.

On the other hand, new methodologies are used in order to address interconnections exchanges and fluxes between different places and across the global and local levels. Among others: histoire croisée, microhistory, history of the everyday life, the concepts of translocality and teleconnections, the practices of “following the traces” and following the production and consumption chains.

 

For more detailed information on Global labour history, you might want to see:

·       Marcel van der Linden, Jan Lucassen, Prolegomena for a Global Labour History, IISH, Amsterdam, 1999 (See also: http://www.iisg.nl/publications/prolegom.pdf)

·       Jan Lucassen (ed.), Global Labour History. A State of the Art, Peter Lang, Bern, 2006.

·       Marcel van der Linden, Workers of the World. Essays Toward a Global Labour History, Brill, Leiden, 2008.

·       Christian G. De Vito (ed.), Global Labour History. La storia del lavoro al tempo della “globalizzazione”, Ombre Corte, Verona, 2012.

 

On the  Special Issue on Global Labour History

The special issue of the journal Workers of the World seeks to explore the potentialities of Global labour history further, both applying new methodological approaches to themes that have been already investigated and proceeding along new thematic and methodological directions.

In the selection of articles, therefore, priority will be given to contributions presenting one or more among the following features:

a.    A particular focus on methods and concepts that stress connections, exchanges, fluxes and jeux d’échelles between places and between the local and global (or micro and macro) scales.

This approach will transcend nationally-based and Eurocentric perspectives and also mere trans-national comparisons. The consequences – advantages and disadvantages – of this methodological shift on the analysis of concepts and issues will be explicitly addressed.

 

b.    A particular focus on long-term approach.

Various periods (e.g. early modern and modern; medieval and early modern; ancient, medieval and early modern) will be integrated and the consequences produced by the long-term perspective in the observation of specific phenomena, in the use of concepts and sources, etc. will be explicitly addressed.

 

c.     A particular focus on the historicization of the concept of “work” (and related terms).

What did “work” mean within specific historical contexts? And what was the (individual and/or collective) perception of work by workers, non-workers and employers?

 

d.    A particular focus on one or more among the following issues:

·      The relationship between “free” and “unfree” labour, with further focus on intermediate forms of labour relations and on the use of the categories of “free” and “unfree” labour as such.

·      The relationship between workers, non-workers, household and communities.

·      The social world of the (individual and organized) employers, in relationship to the social world of the (individual and organized) workers.

·      The relationship between gender and work.

·      The relationship between labour and politics, in the double sense of the relationships between work and political regime and political and union organizations and political regime.

·      The relationship between the everyday experience of work and the organization of socio-political conflicts.

 

Rather than addressing the methodological and theoretical issues in Global labour history in an abstract way, articles will present the results of empirical research on work and social conflicts and then, building on these, they will address the meaning of “doing” Global labour history, the advantages and disadvantages of taking such a perspective and the differences with other approaches.

 

Calendar

·      Article submission by the author: 1st September – 10th December 2012

·      Selection of the articles by the editor: 10th December 2012 – 1st January 2013

·      Peer-review process: 1st January – 15th February 2013

·      Notification of acceptance by the reviewers: 15th February 2013

·      Definitive article submission by the author: 15th February – 15th April 2013

·      Final revision by the editor: 15th April – 15th May 2013

·      Publication on line: 15th May 2013

Please note: No articles sent by the authors after the above mentioned deadlines will be accepted.

 

Submission of Articles

All articles should be sent to this email address: christian.devito@gmail.com (Christian G. De Vito) with cc to workersoftheworld2012@yahoo.co.uk.

The originals may be submitted in Spanish, French, English, Italian and Portuguese. However, the article in its final form will be published in English, so – once approved for publication – the author is responsible for its translation within two months.

Articles should be no longer than 5,000 words (including spaces and footnotes) in Times new roman, 12, line space 1,5.

Rules for submission of contributions can be found at the following link:

http://www.workeroftheworldjournal.net/index.php/autor-guidelines/english-version

 

Selection and Peer-review of the Articles

Articles are first selected by the editor of the special issue on the basis of the requirements indicated in this call for articles.

A total of twenty articles are anonymously submitted to the referees. Each article is submitted to two referees.

On the basis of the feedbacks provided by the referees, the editor further selects the ten

articles that will be published.

For any further information, please contact the editor of the special issue at: christian.devito@gmail.com.

 

First published at: http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/call-for-articles-workers-of-the-world-special-issue-new-perspectives-on-global-labour-history

 

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Global Capitalism

THE MAKING OF GLOBAL CAPITALISM

September 27th, 2012 7:30 PM

BOOK PARTY/FORUM
The Making of Global Capitalism
Leo Panitch & Sam Gindin with Doug Henwood

Panitch and Gindin’s newest book offers a significant rethinking of the development of global capitalism. Focussing on the American state, they argue that its distinctiveness rests in its capacity to identify the interests of its own capital with that of capital in general, while restructuring other states to the end of spreading capitalist social relations and preventing economic crises from interrupting capital’s globalizing tendencies. Examining recent economic crises, the authors identify social conflict occurring within, rather than between, states, producing political fault-lines replete with possibilities for the emergence of new movements to transcend capitalist markets and states.

Leo Panitch, Sam Gindin and Doug Henwood will participate in the panel discussion. Reception to follow.

Sam Gindin is the Packer chair in Social Justice in the Department of Political Science at York University in Toronto. His books include In and Out of Crisis: The Global Financial Meltdown and Left Alternatives, and The Terrain of Social Justice.

Leo Panitch is Professor of Political Science at York University, Canada, and an editor of The Socialist Register. His publications include A Different Kind of State? (with Greg Albo and David Langille) and Working-Class Politics in Crisis.

Sliding scale: $6/$10/$15
Free for Brecht Forum Subscribers

 

First published at: http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/the-making-of-global-capitalism-book-party-forum-leo-panitch-sam-gindin-with-doug-henwood-nyc-27-sept

 

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Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.com

Online Publications at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=pub&sub=Online%20Publications%20Glenn%20Rikowski

 

Glenn Rikowski’s paper, Critical Pedagogy and the Constitution of Capitalist Society has been published at Heathwood Press as a Monthly Guest Article for September 2012, online at:

http://www.heathwoodpress.com/monthly-guest-article-august-critical-pedagogy-and-the-constitution-of-capitalist-society-by-glenn-rikowski/

 

Heathwood Press: http://www.heathwoodpress.com 

Education Crisis

PROGRESSION AND TRANSITIONS: MORE THAN UNIVERSITY AND A-LEVELS

SRHE

Post-Compulsory and Higher Education Network

Progression and transitions – more than university and A-levels

Thursday 8th November, 2012

SRHE, 73 Collier Street, London, N1 9BE

14:00-16:00

 

This seminar focuses on diversity and difference in young people’s transitions at the end of secondary education in England. While recent media interest has focused on ‘AAB’ and transition to high tariff universities, for many students transitions involve a diversity of routes other than A-levels, and do not necessarily mean moving on to HE. Drawing on their extensive research, Professor Ann Hodgson and Professor Alison Fuller offer their analyses of the challenges and complexities of youth transitions at a time of policy turbulence and change in education.

 

14+ participation, progression and transition to higher study and employment: an ecological framework

Ann Hodgson, Professor of Education and Co-Director of the Centre for 14+ Research and Innovation, Institute of Education, University of London

This presentation will propose a possible new way of looking at the issue of school-to-work and school–to-higher education transitions through a three-dimensional ecological model, focusing in particular on ‘local learning ecologies’.  I will suggest that this model can be used as a means of understanding the interaction of a range of multi-level factors that play out at the local level to either constrain or support the participation, progression and transition of young people within upper secondary education and into higher study and employment in England.

 

Hybrid qualifications, institutional expectations and youth transitions: a case of swimming with or against the tide

Alison Fuller, Professor of Education and Work and Director of Research Centre

Southampton Education School, University of Southampton

This presentation uses the concept of hybrid qualifications to expose the way in which the English system, with its longstanding academic and vocational divide, fails to support the transitions of young people with ‘average’ educational attainment. The concept of hybrid qualifications was developed during EU funded research undertaken in 2010 – 11 with project partners from Germany, Austria and Denmark. It was conceived to mean those qualifications generally achieved by young people aged 16-18 which would facilitate entry to the labour market or access to university.  In the English system we defined Level 3 qualifications such as the BTEC National suite of Diplomas, Applied A-Levels, the Advanced Diploma and the qualifications contained within the Advanced Apprenticeship as contenders for hybridity.  Compared with the clear pathways for entry to bachelor degrees that are articulated for those who have attained traditional academic qualifications (namely A-levels), the routes for those leaving school with vocational qualifications are poorly and narrowly-defined and fragile.  Using the rich, narrative data gathered from interviews and focus groups with students, tutors and key stakeholders, we illustrate how for this group transition often involves ‘swimming against rather than with the tide’.

 

Ann Hodgson has worked as a teacher, lecturer, LEA adviser, editor and civil servant, joining the Institute of Education, University of London in 1993, where she is now a Professor of Education, Assistant Director (London) and Co-director of the Centre for Post-14 Research and Innovation. Current projects include Global Learning for Global Colleges, funded by the Department for International Development; Developing a National Qualifications Framework for Qatar; Improving professional learning for the Institute for Learning; acting as the academic partner for London Councils on 14-19 education and training; developing 14+ Progression and Transition Boards with a number of local authorities; and surveying teacher and lecturer views of 14-19 policy in partnership with NUT and UCU.  Ann has published widely in a variety of forms on topics related to post-14 education policy, vocational education and training, lifelong learning and curriculum and qualifications reform.  Recent books include: Post-compulsory education and lifelong learning across the United Kingdom: policy, organisation and governance (IOE Publications 2011), co-edited with Ken Spours, and Martyn Waring; Education for All: the future of education and training for 14-19 Year Olds (Routledge 2009), co-authored with other Nuffield Review directors and researchers; Education and Training 14-19: curriculum, qualifications and organisation (Sage 2008), co-authored with Ken Spours; and Improving Learning, Skills and Inclusion: the impact of policy on post-compulsory education (Routledge 2008), co-authored with Frank Coffield, Sheila Edward, Ian Finlay, Ken Spours and Richard Steer.

Alison Fuller is Professor of Education and Work, and Director of Research Centre in Southampton Education School, University of Southampton (www.soton.ac.uk/education). Alison has directed many research projects in the areas of education – work transitions, apprenticeship, vocational education and training, workplace learning, and widening participation including for the ESRC, EU and EHRC and has published widely. She has recently completed a project for the Gatsby Charitable Foundation on technician level roles in the healthcare sector. Her most recent book (edited with Professor Rachel Brooks and Dr Johanna Waters) Changing Spaces of Education: new perspectives on the nature of learning has recently been published by Routledge (2012).

 

Event booking details

To reserve a place at this seminar please register at http://www.srhe.ac.uk/events/or telephone +44 (0) 207 427 2350.   SRHE events are open to all and free to SRHE members as part of their membership package. The delegate fee for non-members is  £45 from 1 August. Non-members wishing to join the Society may do so at the time of registration and the delegate fee will be waived. Please note that places must be booked in advance and that a £45 fee for non-attendance will be charged if a place has been reserved but no notice of cancellation/non-attendance has been given in advance.

 

Yours sincerely

Francois Smit, SRHE Event Manager, Society for Research into Higher Education, 73 Collier Street, London N1 9BE, Telephone 0207 427 2350, Fax number 0207 278 1135, srheoffice@srhe.ac.ukhttp://www.srhe.ac.uk

 

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‘Human Herbs’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au-vyMtfDAs

 

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.com

Online Publications at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=pub&sub=Online%20Publications%20Glenn%20Rikowski

 

Glenn Rikowski’s paper, Critical Pedagogy and the Constitution of Capitalist Society has been published at Heathwood Press as a Monthly Guest Article for September 2012, online at:

http://www.heathwoodpress.com/monthly-guest-article-august-critical-pedagogy-and-the-constitution-of-capitalist-society-by-glenn-rikowski/

 

Heathwood Press: http://www.heathwoodpress.com

 

 

Education Crisis

CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF EDUCATION AND WORK: UPDATE 25th SEPTEMBER 2012

 

EVENTS

Film – Revolucion

Tuesday Sept. 25, 7pm
OISE (252 Bloor St.W. Toronto) Room 2279
PRICE: Pay What You Can

Toronto the Better movie series kicks off on Sept.25th with an original movie from Toronto teacher and union activist Paul Bocking. Revolucion tells the stories of Mexicans impacted by The North American Free Trade Agreement. More bust than boom, they tell us. And they are fighting back. Join us in solidarity with our Mexican brothers and sisters in the “free trade” barrel.

This movie is part of our “Learning with Latin America” series and will be followed in October by Marmato: Manger of Gold.

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The State of Labour, Past and Present

Wednesday, September 26, 8 – 11 p.m.
Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West (near Dufferin)

Ever wonder how we got the weekend, vacation pay, workman’s compensation and many other things that we take for granted? These were the hard won spoils of the labour movement. The “Voice of Industry”, an early labor newspaper published by the first union for working women in the United States, was an early emblem of that movement. And we’re reviving the conversations that took place in its pages. The Voice of Industry was a weekly American labour newspaper that ran from 1845-1848, published by the first union of working women in the U.S. In its pages, working women published articles and poetry about a range of issues related to the social changes wrought by the Industrial Revolution. While their world was very different from our own, much of their criticism remains as powerful and relevant today as it was over a hundred years ago. In 2008 the paper was recovered in its entirety and made freely available online. This year, a substantial redesign of the site was undertaken, with a view of making the sentiments, criticism and moral vision of these workers accessible to a broader audience. To celebrate the redesign, we will be holding an evening of speakers and performances on September 26th at the Gladstone Hotel.

SPEAKERS:
* Jim Stanford – Chief Economist, Canadian Auto Workers Union
* Bryan Palmer – Professor of Labour History, Trent University
* Fay Farady – Labour, Human Rights and Constitutional Lawyer

PERFORMANCES:
* Sean Morley Dixon
* the Voice of Industry Choir
* and others.

voiceofindustry.com | https://www.facebook.com/events/393136110753762

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Toronto Socialist Action Presents Rebel Films: Students in Revolt – Chile, Mexico and Quebec
2012. 54 minutes (total)

Friday, September 28 – 7 p.m.
OISE, 252 Bloor St. West, Room 2-212 (at the St. George Subway Station)
Everyone welcome. $4 donation requested.
Please visit: http://www.socialistaction.ca or call 416 461-6942.

Co-sponsored by Youth for Socialist Action. Three short documentaries are joined together by Rebel Films to show the rise of students and youths around the world in action against the corporate agenda.  It depicts street protests challenging reactionary education ‘reforms’ in Chile, electoral fraud (once again) in Mexico, and the university fees hikes and repressive legislation in Quebec.  This event is co-sponsored by Youth for Socialist Action. YSA leaders Tyler Mackinnon and Evan Engering will lead off the open discussion following the screening.

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Dispatches From the Global Labour Movement: A Speaker Series at York University

A collaboration of:
* Centre for Research on Work & Society
* Canada Research Chair in Comparative Political Economy
* Canada Research Chair in the Political Economy of Gender & Work
* Work & Labour Studies Program, LAPS

All are welcome.
For more info, contact: crws@yorku.ca

1. Lessons from the 2012 Quebec Student Strike: A Panel Discussion
Wed. September 26th
Ross S701 2:30-4:30pm

2. Developments in Collective Bargaining & Gender Equity in Australia
Sue Wiilliamson, University of Sydney
Tuesday October 30th
Ross S701 2:30-4:30pm

3. The Political Economy of the New Attack on Canadian Unions
Andrew Jackson, Packer Visiting Professor in Social Justice
York University
Monday December 3rd
Ross S674 (Verney Room) 2:30-4:30pm

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NEWS & VIEWS

Chicago Teachers Raise the Bar

by Theresa Moran, Labor Notes

The Chicago Teachers Union has done the seemingly impossible. At a time when teachers are pilloried in the press and attacked by Democrats and Republicans alike, Chicago teachers walked out for seven days in a strike that challenged every tenet of the corporate agenda for overhauling education.

Read more: http://labornotes.org/2012/09/chicago-teachers-raise-bar

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Voter equality for a healthy democracy

by the Maytree Foundation

If we told you that voters in some Ontario ridings have twice the influence in Parliament as voters in Oak Ridges-Markham, what would your response be? In the latest Maytree Opinion, Alan Broadbent discusses how our democracy is healthy only when Parliament represents people in all parts of the country equally. Currently, we’re a bit ill.

Read this month’s Maytree Opinion: http://maytree.com/spotlight/voter-equality-for-a-healthy-democracy.html

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Progressives Must Move Beyond Occupy

by Cynthia Alvarez, Common Dreams   

Average citizens evaluate political organizations based on how those organizations actually function. They know a political organization is a microcosm of the society it wishes to create. So after ten months of heavy involvement in Occupy, I have this question for Occupiers: would you honestly want to live in a society that is organized like Occupy and functions like Occupy? Do you want a society that claims to be “leaderless” while its true leaders remain hidden and unelected? Do you want a society with no written rules? Do you really expect the general public to support an organization that would extend this model to the rest of society?

Read more: http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/09/17

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Abuse of migrant workers ‘endemic’ in Canada, new study says

by Toronto Star

The moment Liliane arrived in Toronto from Uganda as a live-in caregiver, her boss seized her work permit and passport. For two years of work, she was only paid a total of $2,100.

Senthil Thevar was promised $15 an hour by a recruiter in India to work as a chef in a Toronto restaurant. Instead, he only earned $8 hourly, sharing accommodation in a cold basement, with no vacation and holidays.

On paper, Tanzanian taxidermist Juma was supposed to make $16.08 an hour to make animal specimens in Canada. His boss wrote him a $3,168 paycheque each month, but Juma must immediately withdraw the money and pay it back as “my taxes.”

It might seem these migrant workers just happened to be struck by bad luck — and unscrupulous employers. But a new report released Monday by the Metcalf Foundation says Canada’s current immigration and labour laws virtually doom temporary migrant workers to mistreatment.

Read more: http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/1257536–abuse-of-migrant-workers-endemic-in-canada-new-study-says

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Book – Researching the Social Economy

Edited by Laurie Mook, Jack Quarter, and Sherida Ryan
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division © 2010

Researching the Social Economy is one of the first comprehensive research collections on the social economy in Canada. While the term “social economy” is used widely is Western Europe and Quebec, it has had minimal currency in English Canada, where the differences between the public and private sectors and among nonprofits, co-operatives, social enterprises, and community economic development organizations have been emphasized.

The contributions to this volume, flowing from an inter-regional and international network of scholars and community organizations, analyze how the social economy, in its many manifestations, interacts with and shares commonalities with organizations in the other sectors of the economy. Taken as a whole, Researching the Social Economy enriches our understanding of how this important cluster of organizations contributes to Canadian society in both economic and social terms, and lays the groundwork for future study.

Read more: http://www.utppublishing.com/Researching-the-Social-Economy.html

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ABOUT CSEW (CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF EDUCATION & WORK, OISE/UT):

Head: Peter Sawchuk
Co-ordinator: D’Arcy Martin

The Centre for the Study of Education and Work (CSEW) brings together educators from university, union, and community settings to understand and enrich the often-undervalued informal and formal learning of working people. We develop research and teaching programs at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (UofT) that strengthen feminist, anti-racist, labour movement, and working-class perspectives on learning and work.

Our major project is APCOL: Anti-Poverty Community Organizing and Learning. This five-year project (2009-2013), funded by SSHRC-CURA, brings academics and activists together in a collaborative effort to evaluate how organizations approach issues and campaigns and use popular education. For more information about this project, visit http://www.apcol.ca.

For more information about CSEW, visit: http://www.csew.ca

 

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Glenn Rikowski’s paper, Critical Pedagogy and the Constitution of Capitalist Society has been published at Heathwood Press as a Monthly Guest Article for September 2012, online at:

http://www.heathwoodpress.com/monthly-guest-article-august-critical-pedagogy-and-the-constitution-of-capitalist-society-by-glenn-rikowski/

 

Heathwood Press: http://www.heathwoodpress.com 

CRITICAL PEDAGOGY AND THE CONSTITUTION OF CAPITALIST SOCIETY

Critical Pedagogy and the Constitution of Capitalist Society was a paper I wrote originally for the ‘Migrating University: From Goldsmiths to Gatwick’, held at Goldsmiths College, University of London, on 14th September 2007. It has now been republished at Heathwood Press as the Monthly Guest Article for September 2012. Some of the links do not now work for the original paper, which was posted to The Flow of Ideas website in 2007. These have been rectified for the Heathwood Press version.

You can view the Heathwood Press republishing of Critical Pedagogy and the Constitution of Capitalist Society at: http://www.heathwoodpress.com/monthly-guest-article-august-critical-pedagogy-and-the-constitution-of-capitalist-society-by-glenn-rikowski/

Heathwood Press is the publishing arm of the Heathwood Institute – An Independent Institute for Critical Thought: a ‘radical academic collective of authors and researchers whose aim is to continuously and normatively break new grounds of intellectual and political thought’ (Heathwood website).

This is an exciting initiative: the sort of development that yields hope for the future.  

Heathwood Press can be viewed at: http://www.heathwoodpress.com

Glenn Rikowski, London 22nd September 2012

 

References as:

Rikowski, G. (2012) Critical Pedagogy and the Constitution of Capitalist Society, Monthly Guest Article or September 2012, Heathwood Press, online at: http://www.heathwoodpress.com/monthly-guest-article-august-critical-pedagogy-and-the-constitution-of-capitalist-society-by-glenn-rikowski/

Rikowski, G. (2007) Critical Pedagogy and the Constitution of Capitalist Society, A paper prepared for the ‘Migrating University: From Goldsmiths to Gatwick’ Conference, Panel 2, ‘The Challenge of Critical Pedagogy’, Goldsmiths College, University of London, 14th September 2007, online at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=articles&sub=Critical%20Pedagogy%20and%20Capitalism

 

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Crisis Theory

THE GREAT RECESSION: PROFIT CYCLES, ECONOMIC CRISIS – A MARXIST VIEW

An E-book

Author: Michael Roberts

At: http://archive.org/details/TheGreatRecession.ProfitCyclesEconomicCrisisAMarxistView

 

First published at: http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/book-available-online-the-great-recession.-profit-cycles-economic-crisis-a-marxist-view-by-michael-roberts

 

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Online Publications at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=pub&sub=Online%20Publications%20Glenn%20Rikowski

 

Glenn Rikowski’s paper, Critical Pedagogy and the Constitution of Capitalist Society has been published at Heathwood Press as a Monthly Guest Article for September 2012, online at:

http://www.heathwoodpress.com/monthly-guest-article-august-critical-pedagogy-and-the-constitution-of-capitalist-society-by-glenn-rikowski/

 

Heathwood Press: http://www.heathwoodpress.com 

 

CLR James

C.L.R. JAMES’ ‘BEYOND A BOUNDARY’

C.L.R. James’ Beyond a Boundary 

50th Anniversary Conference 
University of Glasgow. 
Friday 10th and Saturday 11th May, 2013.

Regularly cited as one of the great sports books of the twentieth century, C.L.R. James’ Beyond a Boundary (1963) is, by his own famous definition, about far more than cricket. Developing a concern to understand sport as part of a much wider social and political context (a concern first articulated in his earlier writings for the Glasgow Herald), James’ study is part-autobiography, part-historical study and part-political-call-to-arms written against the backdrop of the decolonisation struggles. His reflections thus reach out into a critical account of racism and imperialism, into wider questions of aesthetics and popular culture, and into the struggle for revolutionary social change which was the enduring concern of his life. Crucially, James insisted that such questions were not simply of concern to academics or to experts, but were also a central part of what drew ordinary men and women to sport. 
 
Much loved, and widely read, James’ study has also been the subject of searching criticism: he has been accused, among other things, of a failure of critical judgement in relation to cricket’s role in the moral framework of empire, of a lack of attentiveness to gendered inequalities, and of a naïve faith in the spontaneity of popular political resistance. 
 
This conference is convened on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the publication of Beyond a Boundary, with the intention of both celebrating and questioning, drawing out the book’s intellectual legacies and identifying the issues it leaves unanswered. We would welcome original papers dealing with any aspects of Beyond a Boundary. These might include:
 
– critical engagement with or reinterpretation of James’ arguments; 
– studies of the production and reception of the book itself;
– interpretations, via James, of contemporary sport;
– reflections on the transnational responses to James’ text;
– discussion of Beyond a Boundary within James’ wider corpus and in relation to his political practice;
– papers reporting on the use of James’ insights and methods in social research, in teaching, in journalism or in political activism.
 
Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be sent to Andy Smith:  andrew.smith.2@glasgow.ac.uk In keeping with James’ own practice, we would ask potential speakers to avoid unnecessary technical jargon, and to prepare papers intended for a general audience. 
 
Abstracts should be submitted by the end of October, 2012.
 
Already confirmed keynote speakers for the conference are Mike Brearley (former England Test captain and previously President of the British Psychoanalytic Society), and Wai Chee Dimock (Department of English, Yale) and Robert A. Hill (History, UCLA and C.L.R. James’ Literary Executor). We expect also to have contributions from Selwyn Cudjoe, Selma James and Mike Dibb.

Further keynotes to be announced; to be added to the conference mailing list, please e-mail the address given above. 

 

First published at: http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/cfp-clr-jamess-beyond-a-boundary-50th-anniversary-conference-glasgow-10-11-may-2013

 

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Glenn Rikowski’s paper, Critical Pedagogy and the Constitution of Capitalist Society has been published at Heathwood Press as a Monthly Guest Article for September 2012, online at:

http://www.heathwoodpress.com/monthly-guest-article-august-critical-pedagogy-and-the-constitution-of-capitalist-society-by-glenn-rikowski/

 

Heathwood Press: http://www.heathwoodpress.com 

Capitalism in Crisis

FINANCE AND THE REALIZATION OF VALUE IN THE “SOCIAL FACTORY”

Call for Papers: Association of American Geographers ( AAG ) Annual Meeting 2013, Los Angeles April 9 -13th

Finance and the Realization of Value in the “Social Factory”

Co-organized by Mark Kear (Simon Fraser University) and Lana Swartz (University of Southern California)

Session Overview

This session explores the changing role of money and finance in the realization of value outside traditional sites of production, and through social processes and activities not historically associated with value production. Over the last three decades geographers have documented dramatic transformations in the nature of labor in affluent capitalist states. These transformations have been attended by a growth in insecure, casualized, and irregular employment; a blurring of work and non-work time as well as a rise in the prominence of “entrepreneurial,” “affective,” “creative” and “immaterial” labour. Italian autonomists (e.g. Hardt and Negri 2010, Marazzi 2011, Vecellone 2007) argue that these shifts in the nature of work have dispersed and decentralized the valorization process to a point where ‘the whole society is placed at the disposal of profit’ (Negri, 1989: 79 cited in Gill and Pratt 2007) – turning society into a “social factory” for the production of value. This “real subsumption of society under capital,” however, creates challenges for the regulation of productive processes and the realization of value created beyond the “factory gate.”

With these challenges in mind, we hope to explore how innovations in payments systems, banking, financial analytics and credit scoring products as well as other financial apparatuses (e.g. loan products, mobile apps, transaction services, etc.) enable the capitalization and regulation of diffuse value producing activity (in the home, online, etc.), and help capture surpluses produced through such activity. According to Hardt and Negri (2009: 289) “only finance is able to oversee and compel the flexibility, mobility and precariousness of biopolitical labor-power;” however, the specific financial devices (Muniesa, Millo and Callon 2007) and mechanisms through which everyday activities and forms of sociality are rendered sources of economic value remain largely unstudied.

The current efforts of financial institutions, state regulators and consumer advocates to build a more “inclusive” financial system, develop new products, and harness new data sources, promise to produce new “spaces” into which financial markets can expand and “empower” the excluded. Some of these efforts lay new infrastructures of value transfer and production, while others work to privatize and “ride the rails” of public systems (Maurer 2012). We hope this session will facilitate a rewarding and critical discussion about this post-subprime crisis future of financialization – its vectors, contradictions, geographies, and targets for resistance.

Possible paper topics and themes include:

– Money and payment infrastructures

– Financial empowerment, financial inclusion and financial citizenship

– Behavioral finance, financial education and financial subject formation

– Geographies of transactional finance

– Biocapitalism / cognitive capitalism

– South-to-north policy transfer / finance and the “bottom of the pyramid”

– Asset-based welfare and neoliberalization

– Mobile banking and prepaid cards

– Finance and precarity

– Financial ethnography

– Consumer finance, social protection and personal responsibility

– Finance and class

– Resistance to financialization

– Finance and the commons

– Financial reform

– Finance and measurement (e.g. data, scoring, and risk)

– Finance and social capital

– Debtor-creditor relations

– Finance and philanthrocapitalism

Submissions need not be limited to these suggestions; we welcome abstracts with expansive interpretations of these topics and themes.

Please send proposed titles and abstracts of up to 250 words to Mark Kear ( mkear@sfu.ca ) and Lana Swartz ( dswartz@usc.edu ) by October 1st , 2012.

References

Gill, R., & Pratt, A. (2008). In the Social Factory? Immaterial Labour, Precariousness and Cultural Work. Theory Culture and Society , 25 (7-8), 1–30.
Marazzi, C. (2011). The Violence of Financial Capitalism . Los Angeles: Semiotext(e).
Maurer, B. (2012). Mobile Money: Communication, Consumption and Change in the Payments Space. Journal of Development Studies , 48 (5), 589–604.
Muniesa, F., Millo, Y., & Callon, M. (2007). An introduction to market devices. Socialogical Review , 55 (2), 1–12.
Negri, A., & Hardt, M. (2009). Commonwealth . Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard Press.
Vercellone, C. (2007). From Formal Subsumption to General Intellect: Elements for a Marxist Reading of the Thesis of Cognitive Capitalism. Historical Materialism , 15 (1), 13–36.

First published at: http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/2nd-cfp-aag-2013-la-9-13-april-finance-and-the-realization-of-value-in-the-social-factory

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Glenn Rikowski’s paper, Critical Pedagogy and the Constitution of Capitalist Society has been published at Heathwood Press as a Monthly Guest Article for September 2012, online at:

http://www.heathwoodpress.com/monthly-guest-article-august-critical-pedagogy-and-the-constitution-of-capitalist-society-by-glenn-rikowski/

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Austerity

NEW PARTIES OF THE LEFT IN THE AGE OF AUSTERITY
A day of debate organised by London Socialist Resistance

SATURDAY 29 SEPTEMBER
10:30 – 5pm – ULU, Malet Street, WC1 – £10 and £5 (students)

With STATHIS KOUVELAKIS (Syriza), KATE HUDSON (Respect), ADAM HANIEH (author and activist), SANDRA DEMARCQ (NPA – France), ANDREW BURGIN (CoR), ALAN THORNETT (Socialist Resistance), PHILLIPE NADOUCE (Front de Gauche), and MICHAEL VOSS (Red Green Alliance – Enheidlisten, Denmark)
 
Sessions on Greece, France, and Britain. What sort of parties for the 21st century and Why working class political representation.
 
This event will hear from the experiences of Greece, France and Denmark and debate ideas about how to put a new broad party on the agenda of the left in Britain.

To register, email london@socialistresistance.org  
For further info, go to www.socialistresistance.org

 

First published at: http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/new-parties-of-the-left-in-an-age-of-austerity-london-29-sept

 

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Glenn Rikowski’s paper, Critical Pedagogy and the Constitution of Capitalist Society has been published at Heathwood Press as a Monthly Guest Article for September 2012, online at:

http://www.heathwoodpress.com/monthly-guest-article-august-critical-pedagogy-and-the-constitution-of-capitalist-society-by-glenn-rikowski/

 

Heathwood Press: http://www.heathwoodpress.com

Bonuses for Some

CAPITALIZING POWER

CAPITALIZING POWER: THE QUALITIES AND QUANTITIES OF ACCUMULATION (September 28-30, 2012)

Conference: September 28, Senate Chamber (N940), Ross North Building, Keele Campus, York University

Workshop: September 29-30, 172 York Hall, Glendon Campus, York University

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This is the third in a conference series organized by the Forum on Capital as Power. The present meetings explore the capitalization of power. There are 24 presentations, including keynote addresses and guest presentations by Jeffrey Harrod, Herman Schwartz, Justin Podur, J.J. McMurtry and Jonathan Nitzan. The conference is sponsored by a SSHRC Connection Grant and York University.

Attendance is free and all are welcome.

PROGRAMME & INFORMATION: http://bnarchives.yorku.ca/341/

First published at: http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/conference-on-capitalizing-power-york-28-30-sept-2012  

 

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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)

 

‘Maximum levels of boredom

Disguised as maximum fun’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLjxeHvvhJQ (live, at the Belle View pub, Bangor, north Wales)  

 

‘Human Herbs’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au-vyMtfDAs

‘Stagnant’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo  

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

‘The Lamb’ by William Blake – set to music by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw3VloKBvZc

 

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Glenn Rikowski’s paper, Critical Pedagogy and the Constitution of Capitalist Society has been published at Heathwood Press as a Monthly Guest Article for September 2012, online at:

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