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RECENT ARTICLES AND FEATURES IN THE INTERNATIONAL MARXIST-HUMANIST WEBZINE (July 2013)

THE UNCONSCIONABLE ACQUITTAL OF GEORGE ZIMMERMAN — by Dale Parsons
Summary: The acquittal of the murderer of Trayvon Martin shows, “beyond reasonable doubt,” that unconscionable acts of murder and abuse against Black Americans continue to define the social and legal structures of this land, and that racism is more than ever the Achilles heel of American “civilization.”

EGYPTIAN REVOLUTIONARIES PUSH OUT ISLAMISTS, BUT FACE ANOTHER ROUND OF MILITARY RULE  — by Kevin Anderson
Summary: The overthrow of the Muslim Brotherhood government involved an unprecedented level of popular mobilization that has created a new opening for the Egyptian and the worldwide revolutionary movement.  At the same time, the new military-backed government carries with it serious dangers, as do the contradictions within the left itself, including on gender.

ONE LEAP FORWARD, TWO LEAPS BACK: PROGRESS ON LGBT RIGHTS VS. BACKWARD MOVE ON CIVIL RIGHTS OF AFRICAN AMERICANS — by Peter Hudis
Summary: The U.S. Supreme Court’s June 26 decision represents a crucial leap forward for LGBT rights. However, it takes place at the very time that the Court has pushed the country further backward on race relations.

REAFFIRMING THE CHARTISTS’ REVOLUTIONARY MOMENT — by Dan La Botz
Labor historian and activist Dan La Botz reviews David Black and Chris Ford’s 1839: The Chartist Insurrection. This critical review stresses that “The authors aim is to show that modern Britain, so often thought of as a model of moderation and gradualism, . . . does indeed have a revolutionary, working class tradition.” Originally appeared in New Politics.

A DEBATE ON SOCIALISM AND THE MARKET — by Phil Walden and Richard Abernethy
Summary: This exchange of emails followed a discussion at a public meeting of the Oxford Communist Corresponding Society (website: http://communistcorrespondingsociety.org) on the subject of “A beginner’s guide to economic planning” on 30 May 2013.

SLOVENIA ON THE ROAD TO PERIPHERY — by Aljosa Slamersak
Summary: This article, written by a member of the Slovenian Marxist left, covers the impact of the global economic crisis in terms of its effects on the population and the neoliberal maneuvers of established political forces, including on the part of the center left.  At the same time, anger and a clarity of vision concerning capitalism itself are building among the population.

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MANY ARTICLES on our site have recently been translated from English into Persian, Spanish, Chinese, French, and Portuguese. (See the Languages Pages.)

*** RECENT BOOKS OF INTEREST ***

MARX’S CONCEPT OF THE ALTERNATIVE TO CAPITALISM — by Peter Hudis
Historical Materialism Series, Brill Academic Publishers, hardcover
2012, paperback June 2013

MARX ON GENDER AND THE FAMILY: A CRITICAL STUDY — by Heather Brown
Historical Materialism Series, Brill Academic Publishers, hardcover
2012, paperback June 2013

RECENT BOOK REVIEWS:
Review of The Dunayevskaya-Marcuse-Fromm Correspondence, 1954-1978, ed. by Kevin Anderson and Russell Rockwell:
-Joane Braune, in Marx & Philosophy Review of Books (April 30)

Reviews of Kevin Anderson, Marx at the Margins:
-Ben Selwyn, “Beyond the Western World,” International Socialism (April 13)
-Marcel Stoetzler, “Marx on Modernity, Revisited,” Patterns of Prejudice (47:2)

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NEW CONSTITUTION OF THE INTERNATIONAL MARXIST-HUMANIST ORGANIZATION
It lays out principles and an organizational form for a revolutionary organization rooted in Marx and the heritage of Marxist-Humanism. At the same time, it takes cognizance of the present moment in terms of (1) the crisis of capitalism and the need for an alternative; (2) the forces of opposition — rank & file labor, women’s liberation, youth, African-Americans and other oppressed minorities, and sexual minorities.  (See About page.)

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Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ 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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Knowledge

Knowledge

20th and 21st CENTURY FRENCH AND FRANCOPHONE STUDIES INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM

 

20th and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium

New York City: March 6-8 2014

Co-organized and hosted by

NYU, CUNY Graduate Center and Columbia University

 

Call for Papers/ Appel à communications

Money / L’Argent

 

This conference, to be held in New York City on March 6, 7 and 8 2014, will focus on the role that money, economics, dépense, financial crises and equitable or unjust economic distribution have played in 20th and 21st century French and Francophone literatures, visual cultures, theatre, history, theory, translation studies and gender and ethnic studies. Since the financial crises of 2008, there has been an ever widening debate about the role that financial gain plays in the production of culture and the functioning of institutions of higher education throughout the world. At the same time, the crises have energized communities that put into question the culture of capital and the ties between capitalism and culture, all of which has created particularly dynamic, ideological, moral and cultural power struggles. This conference will serve as an open discussion on the way money has worked in stories, aesthetic forms, translations, methodologies, curricula and our own institutions from 1900 to the present.

 

Possible topics include:

Economics and the Cultural Field

National or Global Culture?

Financial Crises and the Avant-garde

Gender and Economic Disparities

Fetishism and the Taboo of Money

Writers and their Institutions

Cinematic Production and Globalization

Copyright and Royalties in the Digital Age

Cultural and Economic Centers and Peripheries

Culture and the Welfare State

Anti-capitalism

“Occupy Wall Street” and “le Comité invisible”

The Great Depression and Art

Money/Colonialism/Postcolonialism

Money/Migration/Art

Poetry and/versus Money

Cognitive Capitalism and the Study of Literature and Film

Esthetic Practices and the Working Class

 

Proposals for individual presentations and for complete panels can be submitted in French or English by August 31, 2013. Please send them to ffsmoney2014@gmail.com. The proposal should be from 200-250 words for each presentation and should include the affiliation, the name and the email address of each participant.

 

Organizers:

Peter Consenstein (CUNY)

Ludovic Cortade (NYU)

Madeleine Dobie (Columbia)

Philip Watts (Columbia)

 

20th and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium

New York City: March 6-8 2014

Co-organized and hosted by

NYU, CUNY Graduate Center and Columbia University

 

Call for Papers/ Appel à communications

Money / L’Argent

 

Ce colloque, qui aura lieu à New York le 6, 7 et 8 mars 2014, met l’accent sur les rôles que jouent l’argent, l’économie, la dépense, les crises financières et la répartition économique—juste ou injuste—dans la littérature, les cultures visuelles, le théâtre, l’histoire, la théorie, la traduction et l’étude de la sexualité et de l’ethnicité au sein des études françaises et francophones des 20e et 21e siècles. Les crises financières de 2008 ont lancé un débat de plus en plus étendu sur l’importance du gain financier dans la production culturelle et dans les systèmes universitaires dans le monde. Ces crises remettent en cause les rapports entre le capitalisme et la culture. Ainsi s’ouvrent des luttes de pouvoirs idéologique, culturelle et morale. Ce colloque se veut un lieu de discussion au sujet du rôle de l’argent dans la littérature, les formes esthétiques, les traductions, les méthodologies et même les programmes d’étude de nos propres universités du début du 20e siècle jusqu’à nos jours.

 

Pistes de réflexion (liste non exhaustive):

L’économie et les champs culturels

Culture nationale ou mondiale?

Les crises financières et les avant-gardes

Genre, sexualité et inégalités économiques

Fétichisme et tabou de l’argent

Les écrivains et les institutions

Le cinéma et la mondialisation

Les droits d’auteur à l’ère numérique

Centres et périphéries culturelles et économiques

La production culturelle et l’État-providence

L’Anticapitalisme

« Occupy Wall Street » et le « Comité invisible »

La crise économique des années 30 et l’art

Argent/Colonialisme/Post-colonialisme

Argent/Migration/Art

La poésie et/versus l’argent

Le capitalisme cognitif et l’étude de la littérature et du cinéma

Les pratiques esthétiques de la classe ouvrière

 

Les propositions de communication individuelles et de panels complets pourront être soumises en français ou en anglais jusqu’au 31 août 2013 à cette adresse email : ffsmoney2014@gmail.com. Veuillez joindre un résumé de 200-250 mots pour chaque communication ainsi que le nom, l’affiliation et le courriel de chaque participant.

Organisateurs :

Peter Consenstein (CUNY)

Ludovic Cortade (NYU)

Madeleine Dobie (Columbia)

Philip Watts (Columbia)

 

First published in: http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/cfp-20th-21st-century-french-and-francophone-studies-colloquium-money-largent-nyc-6-8-march-2014

 

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Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ 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