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Marx for TodayINSURGENT NOTES – ISSUE 6 (March 2013)

Insurgent Notes: http://insurgentnotes.com

 

Editorial: In This Issue

Loren Goldner: Fictitious Capital and Contracted Social Reproduction Today: China and Permanent Revolution

John Garvey: The New Worker Organizing

Matthew Quest: CLR James and Maoism

John Garvey: Trotsky Reconsidered: Claude Lefort’s Perspective

Michael Rectenwald: A Post-Mortem on Post-Modernism

 

Book Reviews:

Loren Goldner.  Review/Essay:  Cesar Chavez, the United Farm Workers, and the Question of Unions in Contemporary Capitalism

Freddy Fitzsimmons. Review/Essay: The Condition of the Working Classes in England

Maury Moriarity  on  Michael Schmidt/Lucien van der Walt

Black Flame: The Revolutionary Class Politics of Anarchism and Syndicalism.

AK Press 2009. Vol. 1.

 

First published in http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/new-issue-of-insurgent-notes

Posthuman

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Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLjxeHvvhJQ (live, at the Belle View pub, Bangor, north Wales); and at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo (new remix, and new video, 2012)  

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

 

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Medical Sociology

Medical Sociology

BSA MEDICAL SOCIOLOGY GROUP ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2013 – CALL FOR PAPERS

British Sociological Association

MEDICAL SOCIOLOGY GROUP

ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2013

Call for Papers

Wednesday 11th – Friday 13th September 2013

University of York

 

We look forward to welcoming you to our 45th Annual Conference.

We are pleased to announce Professor Catherine Pope University of Southampton, Professor Sarah Cunningham – Burley, University of Edinburgh have agreed to be our plenary speakers at the 2013 conference.

 

Papers, posters and other forms of presentation will be structured around streams that include:

1.                 Cancer

2.                 Citizenship and health

3.                 Complementary and alternative medicines

4.                 Critical public health

5.                 Embodiment and emotion

6.                 Ethics

7.                 Ethnicity

8.                 Experiences of health and illness

9.                 Evidence

10.               Gender

11.               Health policy

12.               Health service delivery

13.               Health care organisation

14.               Individual, Collective and Global Risk

15.               Inequalities

16.               Lifecourse – reproductive health; chronic conditions; ageing; death and dying

17.               Mental Health

18.               Methods

19.               Open

20.               Patient – professional interaction

21.               Pharmaceuticals

22.               Politics of health

23.               Professions

24.               Risk

25.               Screening and diagnosis

26.               STS and medicine

27.               Theory

28.               Teaching Medical Sociology

 

We welcome abstract submissions for oral presentations, poster presentations and symposia/special events

Further details and abstract submission forms are available from: http://www.britsoc.co.uk/events/medsoc-annual-conference.aspx and events@britsoc.org.uk

The abstract submission deadline is 26th April 2013.

Abstracts received after this date will not be considered.

 

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Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLjxeHvvhJQ (live, at the Belle View pub, Bangor, north Wales); and at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo (new remix, and new video, 2012)  

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

 

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

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

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

Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.com

Glenn Rikowski on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/glenn.rikowski

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

Ordu City Centre, Turkey

Ordu City Centre, Turkey

UNION BUSTING AT ORDU UNIVERSITY, TURKEY

Systematic oppressions and mobbing against trade union members at Ordu University have gained momentum in the last weeks. Unionized academics are being blocked to do what is necessary to run their scientific studies, which are of course their most basic duties.

According to the latest news to come from Ordu University, affixed stamps and notices of the Union on the doors of personal rooms belonging to seven assistant professors, who are all members of KESK/EgitimSen Union, were photographed and taken off under the escort of security forces. It has also been told by reporters that a field investigation regarding with these seven assistant professors was put in motion. The criminalized words of the Union were that: “We would like to have a university for the benefit of humans, society and nature”.

Despite the peaceful character of this message these notices and stamps were taken off and concerned union members were taken into formal investigation by the directive given by Professor Guven Murat, the Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Administration Sciences. This is a brutal violation of trade union rights which were adopted by European Court of Human Rights.

Another problem is that all these investigations and mobbing have been used for the purpose of deterrence to prevent scientists to practice academic and scientific freedoms. Indeed an inquiry was hold against Assistant Professor Dr. Deniz Yildirim only because he participated and made a presentation in an activity organized by a social foundation named TAKSAV (Culture and Art Foundation For Social Researches) on 24th December 2012. This was despite the fact that Deniz Yildirim was away on leave on 24th! Although he was at work at the University on 25th December, the wording used in the accusation letter sent by the Dean proves both discrimination against Union members and also bad the intentions of the University Management.

What is more, the contracts of unionized scholars have been renewed only for two years as exceptions of the usual practice (three years!). There are many examples showing that Union members have been exposed to arbitrary and discriminative actions of University Management. Unusual supervisions that unorganized scholars never face with are systematically put in practice only for those who are members in KESK/EgitimSen.

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Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLjxeHvvhJQ (live, at the Belle View pub, Bangor, north Wales); and at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo (new remix, and new video, 2012)

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

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

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

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

Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.com

Glenn Rikowski on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/glenn.rikowski

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