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WHAT IS TO BE DONE? LARS T. LIH AS READER OF LENIN

Conference: What Is to be Done? Lars T. Lih as Reader of Lenin

Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht, The Netherlands
After 1968
8th November 2010 
10:00-12:00

Lenin’s Scenario of Class Leadership: The Unifying Theme of his Political Career   

– Lecture by Lars T. Lih
– Introduced by Sara Farris + Peter Thomas
– Auditorium
08.11.2010 
13:30-15:30

What Is to be Done? and Bolshevism: Lars T. Lih as Reader of Lenin 
– Workshop with Sara Farris, Lars. T. Lih, Peter Thomas + Katja Diefenbach
– Auditorium

Lenin wrote What Is to Be Done? at top-speed in late 1901 and early 1902—years filled with dramatic events that foreshadowed the great Russian revolution of 1905. Beneath the polemics, Lenin’s book reflects this drama and offers an enthusiastic, indeed romantic view of the galvanizing effect of the workers’ struggle against the Tsar on all of Russian society. Lenin assigned the Social Democratic underground a heroic mission in leading this struggle against the Tsar. His vision of the underground was opposed in spirit to the conspiratorial underground of an earlier generation of Russian revolutionaries. Indeed, his concrete proposals arose from the collective experience of his own generation of underground activists, and as such were accepted by all factions in the Social Democratic party.

These features of What Is to Be Done? force us to look critically at the accepted story that Lenin’s book was the major cause of the split in 1903-4 between Bolsheviks and Mensheviks.

For further information, please contact: Katja Diefenbach: katja@bbooksz.de or Sara Farris: sara.farris@gmail.com
or Peter Thomas: thomas_p_au@yahoo.com.au

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The Swan

LA BRECHE

A new issue of the radical Swiss journal, La Breché, is now out.

http://www.labreche.ch/lb/RevLB06.htm

Message

Etat espagnol

Présentation
Le chômage explose, les logements nouveaux, vides, se comptent par centaines de milliers. Le gouvernement de José Luis Zapatero a décidé un brutal plan d’austérité. Quelle sera la riposte des salariés? (cau)

La crise d’une économie européenne subalterne La crise de l’économie espagnole entre la tyrannie des marchés
financiers, le déficit budgétaire, l’explosion du chômage et des coupes massives dans les dépenses sociales.
Daniel Albarracin

Crise

Capitalisme du troisième âge: Quo vadis?
A partir de questions portant sur la théorie des ondes longues et de son adéquation à la situation présente de l’économie mondiale, passage en revue de diverses approches.
Daniel Albarracin

Une crise à ricochet
«Le G20 renonce à taxer les banques», l’oligarchie de l’UE promet des «années de souffrance» aux salarié·e·s.
Charles-André Udry

Dossier eaux et pouvoirs

Présentation
«Lorsque le terme eau apparaît dans la presse ces temps-ci, la crise
est rarement loin derrière.» The Economist

Problèmes de l’eau en espagne
Sur la base d’une étude minutieuse des désastreuses politiques de
l’eau de l’Etat espagnol, l’auteur dessine les lignes de force
d’une «nouvelle culture de l’eau».
José Manuel Naredo

Les obstacles à une gestion intégrée de l’eau et des écosystèmes
En partant des spécificités hydrauliques
de l’Espagne, J. M. Naredo éclaire les conflits à l’œuvre et
définit les points forts de la construction d’une écologie et
d’une économie politique de l’eau.
Entretien avec José Manuel Naredo

L ’eau privatisée. L’eau, l’argent et le pouvoir
La pénurie de l’eau ne relève pas d’un processus naturel, elle
est socialement construite.
Erik Swyngedouw

Culture

Culture et socialisme
A contre-courant, l’auteur discute l’intrication culture-nature
avec la volonté d’éclairer la nécessité de redéfinir leurs
relations dans une un perspective subversive.
Terry Eagleton

A lire

Gilbert Achcar
Les arabes et la shoah
Entretien avec le journal israélien Yedioth Ahronoth

John Bellamy Foster
The ecological revolution: making peace with the planet
Erik Wallenberg

Dir. Michel Biard
La révolution française, une histoire toujours vivante
Nicole Perron

Débat

Alexander Rabinowtch
The Bolsheviks in power
Une analyse de Sarah Badcock

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Wanstead Flats

FOREST ROOTS

Dear Forest Folk

Don’t forget this Friday (30th April) we have our very own Nick Pickett, who has been entertaining us with his wonderful songs and fantastic guitar and harmonica playing since Forest Roots started. He will be joined by Chris Haigh for a few numbers, so if you’ve seen Nick perform before then you know he’s going to give us a fantastic night.

We also have Stew Simpson, an up and coming singer/songwriter, who we’ve seen before at Forest Roots and he was so good we asked him back. The Flats Family Band will be there and Angus will be giving us one of his self-penned numbers.

Also a date for your diary as next month we have The Kremlinaires, masters of Soviet swing and Bolshevik boogie, on Friday, 28th May

So see you all this Friday at Forest Roots, the Forest Gate Hotel, On the corner of Godwin Road and Tylney Road, Forest Gate, London E7

Stay forever young

Jenny and Caroline

PS: Please note, Forest Roots is a volcanic ash free zone however if you just want to let off a bit of steam it’s the perfect place to be!

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