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SCIENCE & SOCIETY SPECIAL 75th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Science & Society
Special 75th Anniversary Celebration
Friday, October 14, 7:30 p.m.

As you might know, Vol. 76, No. 1 of *Science & Society* is in production, which means that we have completed 75 years — three quarters of a century! — of continuous publication of first-order research in Marxist theory, philosophy and historical/cultural studies.  This is a remarkable achievement, and one that is unique, worldwide.

We are celebrating (as well we should!) by holding a special 75th Anniversary Party, on *Friday, October 14*, at the Brecht Forum in New York City.   The Brecht Forum is at West Street between Bank and Bethune, just south of 14th Street on the far west side of Manhattan.  You will find a map and other directions at http://www.brechtforum.org.  Join us at 7:30; program begins at 8.

Planning is just getting under way.  The keynote speaker will be Dr. Gerald Horne, a long-time member of our Editorial Board and a prolific social and cultural historian.  Many recent authors, from several continents, will be present, and will be introduced and honored for their contributions.  We have several musical and artistic components lined up; it is too soon to announce them, but be assured that this will be a memorable event — politically, intellectually, culturally . . . and gastronomically!

As the capitalist economic and social crisis deepens across the globe, it is important to mark our victories and achievements.  S&S is just one small one, but you have played a part in it, and the cumulative impact of that is, well, incalculable.  So let’s celebrate!

In solidarity,
The *Science & Society* Editorial Board

 

 

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Money

ON THE POLITICS OF INDEBTEDNESS

A discussion with Richard Dienst, Randy Martin and Bruce Robbins to launch The Bonds of Debt

Join Richard Dienst at New York’s Brecht Forum for a discussion to launch his new book, The Bonds of Debt: Borrowing Against the Common Good. The discussion will be moderated by Jeremy Glick.

Wednesday May 25th, 7.30pm

Brecht Forum
451 West Street (btw Bank and Bethune)
New York, NY 10014

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

Register online here: https://brechtforum.org/civicrm/event/info?id=11939&reset=1

And for more information, visit the Verso website: http://www.versobooks.com/books/959-the-bonds-of-debt

The credit crisis has pushed the whole world so far into the red that the gigantic sums involved defy understanding. On a human level, what does such an enormous degree of debt and insolvency mean? In The Bonds of Debt, cultural critic Richard Dienst considers the financial crisis, global poverty, media politics and radical theory to parse the various implications of a world where man is born free but everywhere is in debt. 

Written with humor and verve, The Bonds of Debt ranges across subjects—such as Obama’s national security strategy, the architecture of Prada stores, press photos of Bono, and a fairy tale told by Karl Marx—to capture a modern condition founded on fiscal imprudence. Moving beyond the dominant pieties and widespread anxieties surrounding the topic, Dienst re-conceives the world’s massive financial obligations as a social, economic, and political bond, where the crushing weight of objectified wealth comes face to face with new demands for equality and solidarity. For this inspired analysis, we are indebted to him.

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Socialism and Hope

THIS SPRING AT THE BRECHT FORUM

Dear Friends,

Spring is here and things are heating up at the Brecht Forum. On April 15th we are hosting the legendary activist Grace Lee Boggs for a book party celebrating “The Next American Revolution” along with Academy award nominated actress Ruby Dee. 

On May 20th, the Brecht Forum, Critical Resistance and the Mission and Social Justice Ministry of The Riverside Church welcomes Angela Y. Davis for a talk “The World We Need is The World We Want” hosted by GRIT TV’s Laura Flanders.

Also check out our classes in Spanish, Hubert Harrison,and a special seminar conducted by the 15th Street Manifesto Group.

Check out www.brechtforum.org for updates and as always, subscribers go to most events and classes for free. 

Thanks!

Kazembe Balagun 

Outreach Coordinator

Friday, April 15

7:30 pm

FORUM AND DISCUSSION

Co-Sponsor: The Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership

The Next American Revolution:

Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century

Grace Lee Boggs with Scott Kurashige Introduction by Ruby Dee

A world dominated by America and driven by cheap oil, easy credit, and conspicuous consumption is unraveling before our eyes. In this powerful,…

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Friday, April 22

7:00 pm

PERFORMANCE

Deadly She Wolf Assassin at Armageddon

& Momma’s Song

Fred Ho and Afro Asian Ensemble

Revolutionary composer and Afro-Asian creator-extraordinaire Fred Ho has created another innovative “first”: a double manga-cd project,…

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Thursday, May 5

7:30 pm- 9:30 pm

6-SESSION CLASS BEGINS

Hubert Harrison, Theodore W. Allen & the Continuing Centrality of the Fight Against White Supremacy

Jeffrey B. Perry with Others

This course will focus on Hubert H. Harrison (1883-1927) and Theodore W. Allen (1919-2005), two autodidactic, anti-white supremacist working class…

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Friday, May 20

7:00 pm

SPECIAL FUNDRAISER FOR CRITICAL RESISTANCE AND THE BRECHT FORUM (THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE AT RIVERSIDE CHURCH 490 RIVERSIDE DRIVE AT 120TH STREET)

Co-Sponsor:Mission and Social Justice Ministry of Riverside Church, Brecht Forum and Critical Resistance Presents

Conversations Uptown

The World We Want is the World We Need

Angela Y. Davis, Ruthie Gilmore, Vijay Prashad Moderated by Laura Flanders

Some 40 years after uprisings at Attica and her own arrest, Angela Davis comes to Riverside Church in Harlem to build bridges around issues of social equality.

—END—

‘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)

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Midnight

TOWARD THE LAST JUBILEE! MINNIGHT NOTES AT THIRTY YEARS

New Pamphlet: Toward the Last Jubilee! Midnight Notes at Thirty Years

(Edited by Craig Hughes. Published by Autonomedia & Perry Editions)

In November 2009, the Midnight Notes Collective marked thirty years of work with MN30, a day-long conference held at the Brecht Forum in Manhattan that was attended by more than seventy comrades. This pamphlet, which includes essays by writers involved in or inspired by the work of Midnight Notes, developed from that gathering.

The short pieces in this pamphlet are characteristic of the crises – of capitalism, of the working class, of movements – that MN30 occurred in. The authors don’t mince words—not in their celebration and admiration of Midnight Notes, nor in their presentation of the very real difficulties of the period; not in their critiques of where the project has been and gone, and certainly not in their raising of the real pressing political issues we all need to grapple with.

Available for sale from Autonomedia (http://www.autonomedia.org) and AK Press (http://www.akpress.org).

Table of Contents:

Craig Hughes: Introduction

p.m: From Midnight to Dawn: Permutations of a Crisis and the Comedy of the Commons

Steven Colatrella: Comments on Midnight Notes 30 Years

George Caffentzis: Two Themes of Midnight Notes: Work/Refusal of Work and Enclosure/Commons

Chris Vance: A Short Reflection on Midnight Notes

Team Colors Collective: High Entropy Workers Unite!

Sabu Kohso: An East Asian Mediator’s View of Midnight Notes Collective

Jenna Loyd: Beyond Walls and Cages: State Violence, Racism, and the Possibility of Abolition Economies

Manuel Yang: Elegy for Midnight Notes?

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Harvesting

GREEN GONE WRONG

An event with Heather Rogers and Dr. James Hansen to launch 

Green Gone Wrong: How Our Economy is Undermining the Environmental Revolution

by Heather Rogers

Friday April 30th, 7pm

CUNY Graduate Center

Proshanky Auditorium

365 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10016

RSVP: jkhanduja@demos.org

Green Gone Wrong is published in the US by Scribner, and in the UK by Verso

Verso—Books with a Critical Edge

40 Years of Radical Publishing 1970—2010

Event sponsors: Demos, The Nation, The Center for Place, Culture and Politics at the CUNY Graduate Center, and the Investigative Fund

Co-sponsors: Brecht Forum, Capitalism, Nature, Socialism, Center for Humanities at CUNY Graduate Center, The Center for Sustainable Urban Development at the Earth Institute at Columbia University, Bluestockings Bookstore, Haymarket and Verso.

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