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MARX MEMORIAL LIBRARY: POLITICAL ECONOMY FOR TRADE UNIONISTS

There is a series of four classes entitled Political Economy for Trade Unionists taking place in April and May as follows:

 

Tuesday 29 April – Today’s Capitalist Crisis: Banks, Profits, Wages and Austerity

Tutor:  Jonathan White

 

Tuesday 6 May – The Assault on the Workplace: Rights, Conditions and Pay

Tutor: John McGee

 

Tuesday 13 May – The Law and Industrial Relations

Tutor: John Hendy QC

 

Tuesday 20 May – The Assault on Democratic Rights: The threat to labour’s collective voice

Tutor:  Professor Marj Mayo

 

All classes begin at 6.30 in the Lecture Hall at the Library.  The Registration fee for four classes is £12.

 

Dr Laura Miller

Administrator

Marx Memorial Library

37a Clerkenwell Green

London EC1R 0DU

(Tel)  0207 253 1485

(Web site) http://www.marx-memorial-library.org

 

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THE EDUCATION SHOCK DOCTRINE 

International Socialist Review

ISSUE 71: May-June 2010

http://www.isreview.org/


The education shock doctrine

Letter from the editors

ANALYSIS IN BRIEF

Lance Selfa 
The right on the defensive 
The passage of health care reform gives the Democrats new legs

PLUS: Helen Redmond on the health care bill—prescribing aspirin for cancer; Joel Geier on contradictions in the economic recovery

COLUMN

Phil Gasper • Critical thinking 
The imperial war in Afghanistan

FEATURES 

Gillian Russom 
Obama’s neoliberal agenda for education 

Gillian Russom 
The case against charter schools 

Adam Sanchez 
Disaster schooling: How the “shock doctrine” is playing out in New Orleans, Chicago, and Detroit 

Arundhati Roy 
Bhumkal: Walking with the Comrades 
The author of The God of Small Things travels with India’s rural rebels

HISTORY

Danny Lucia 
Bringing misery out of hiding: The unemployed movement of the 1930s

FEATURE REVIEW

Tom Twiss and Paul Le Blanc 
Revolutionary betrayed: Trotsky and his biographer 
Robert Service’s widely-acclaimed work is full of inflated assertions and shocking inaccuracies

BOOK REVIEWS 

Jeff Bale 
Defector from the school reform consensus 

Review of Diane Ravitch: The Death and Life of the Great American School System

PLUS: Sherry Wolf on the fight for civil rights up North; Petrino DiLeo on the next debt bubble; Martin Smith on Race and radicalism in the Civil War; Dennis Kosuth on the 1989 revolutions in the Eastern Bloc; Lee Wengraf on women in the American gulag; Matt Swagler on the myth of “heterosexual Africa”; Ragina Johnson on same-sex marriage in practice

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CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF EDUCATION AND WORK – UPDATE 3rd AUGUST 2009

 

OUR MANDATE: 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.

To change your subscriptions settings, visit: http://listserv.oise.utoronto.ca/mailman/listinfo/csewbroadcast

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

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

•   RESOURCE FROM CSEW – BEYOND PD DAYS: TEACHERS’ WORK AND LEARNING IN CANADA

•   GOOD GREEN JOBS FOR ALL CONFERENCE

•   CALL FOR PAPERS – CANADIAN JOURNAL OF FILM STUDIES / REVUE CANADIENNE D’ÉTUDES CINÉMATOGRAPHIQUES

•   THE CANADIAN CO-OPERATIVE HALL OF FAME IS NOW LIVE!

•   CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – OUR VOICE/NOTRE VOIX: VIEWPOINTS OF THE PSYCHIATRIZED / POINTS DE VUES DES PSYCHIATRISÉS

•   PROTECTING VULNERABLE WORKERS IN ONTARIO

•   THE RIGHT-WING PRESCRIPTION FOR ECONOMIC RECOVERY: LIONIZE THE RICH AND DEMONIZE THE POOR

•   WALL DECLARES WAR ON ORGANIZED LABOUR IN SASKATCHEWAN

•   FROM MERGER TO CIVIL WAR: MEASURING THE COST OF UNION INFIGHTING

•   ONTARIO TRILLIUM FOUNDATION TREND REPORTS

•   A ECONOMIC RECOVERY PLAN NEEDS VITAL AND HEALTHY NONPROFIT SECTOR

•   THE UNHEARD VOICES: COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS AND SERVICE LEARNING

•   BUILDING THE FUTURE WE WANT: FINDING OPPORTUNITY IN ADVERSITY

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RESOURCE FROM CSEW – BEYOND PD DAYS: TEACHERS’ WORK AND LEARNING IN CANADA

By R. Clark, F. Antonelli, D. Lacavera, D. W. Livingstone, K. Pollock, H. Smaller, J. Strachan, & P. Tarc

This book (and accompanying DVD, “No Two Alike”) encapsulates key findings from a decade of research into teacher work and formal and informal learning. It explores issues in teacher professional development, and provides practical suggestions. Using this book for supporting evidence and job-embedded strategies, PD planners can now go Beyond PD Days.

Ontario Teachers’ Federation, Toronto, 2007

Available from OTF by phone 416-966-3424 or 1-800-268-7061

GOOD GREEN JOBS FOR ALL CONFERENCE

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Allstream Building, CNE at the Princess Gate

Registration: 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Conference: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

The former Automotive Building, now Allstream, has been restored to LEEDS Silver standard and is easily accessible by public transit.

For more information, please contact the Good Jobs for All Coalition: http://www.goodjobsforall.ca or call one of these numbers:

Judy Persad 416-441-3663 ext. 224

Julius Deutsch 416-892-4380

Ana Fonseca 416-441-3663 ext. 221

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CALL FOR PAPERS – CANADIAN JOURNAL OF FILM STUDIES / REVUE CANADIENNE D’ÉTUDES CINÉMATOGRAPHIQUES

http://www.filmstudies.ca  email: cjfsedit@filmstudies.ca

The editors of CJFS/RCEC – Charles Acland (Communication Studies) and Catherine Russell (Cinema Studies) at Concordia University, Montreal – seek submissions of manuscripts in film and moving image studies for the following special topics issues:

* Film Publics Reconsidered

* Star Performance

* Expanded Screens

As always, we continue to seek high quality research for general topic issues. The CJFS/RCEC is Canada’s leading scholarly venue for moving image studies, refereed using a double-blind review process. We publish innovated research on all topics and formats related to moving image studies. We also regularly publish book reviews.

Complete guidelines for contributors can be found in each issue of the journal, as well as on our website at: http://www.filmstudies.ca  Send queries and manuscripts to cjfsedit@filmstudies.ca

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THE CANADIAN CO-OPERATIVE HALL OF FAME IS NOW LIVE!

Launched at the Canadian Co-operative Association’s 2009 National Congress as part of CCA’s 100th anniversary celebrations, the Hall of Fame honours the legacies and achievements of outstanding Canadian co-operators past and present.

Inductees into the Hall of Fame include all winners of CCA’s Canadian Co-operative Achievement Award and Global Co-operator Award, as well as 14 pioneers of the Canadian co-op movement, as nominated by co-operators and supporters across Canada.

Visit the Hall of Fame to learn about Canada’s greatest co-operators including Alphonse Desjardins, named history’s Greatest Canadian Co-operator in an on-line vote; Glen Tully, winner of the 2009 Canadian Co-operative Achievement Award and Olha Zawerucha Swyntuch, winner of the 2009 Global Co-operator Award.

The Canadian Co-operative Hall of Fame can be found at http://www.coopscanada.coop/public_html.hof

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – OUR VOICE / NOTRE VOIX: VIEWPOINTS OF THE PSYCHIATRIZED SINCE 1987 / POINTS DE VUES DES PSYCHIATRISÉS DEPUIS 1987

Our Voice/Notre Voix – Viewpoints of the Psychiatrized since 1987/Points de Vues des Psychiatrisés depuis 1987 calling for submissions for their 50th issue.

The theme is “Dare to Imagine: From Lunatics to Citizens”. They are accepting submissions of poems, opinions and articles and the call is open to all stakeholders. Honorariums provided to all who have their work published.

Deadline is September 30 at 4 pm.

For details email ovnvletters@nb.aibn.com. Visit http://www.ourvoice-notrevoix.com to learn more about the organization.    

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PROTECTING VULNERABLE WORKERS IN ONTARIO

Deena Ladd, co-ordinator of the Workers’ Action Centre, reports that the Ontario Ministry of Labour has just released a consultation paper addressing provincial protections needed on issues facing live-in caregivers and workers coming into Canada through the Temporary Foreign Workers Program. The information gathered from this consultation will form the basis for new legislation introduced later on this year.

To read more:  http://www.industrymailout.com/Industry/LandingPage.aspx?id=412853&lm=20377760&q=138135738&qz=0fca39212d4c8e01b58be5b10647f9f2

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THE RIGHT-WING PRESCRIPTION FOR ECONOMIC RECOVERY: LIONIZE THE RICH AND DEMONIZE THE POOR

By Dylan Headley, AlterNet

Wing-nut commentary about the crisis blames the victims. As if things weren’t already bad enough.

To read more: http://www.alternet.org/media/141035/the_right-wing_prescription_for_economic_recovery%3A_lionize_the_rich_and_demonize_the_poor/

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WALL DECLARES WAR ON ORGANIZED LABOUR IN SASKATCHEWAN

By J.F. Conway, Bullet No. 239

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall has had a cakewalk since defeating Lorne Calvert and the New Democratic Party (NDP) in the November 2007 provincial elections. After Calvert’s resignation and as the NDP went through a leadership contest, Wall enjoyed a period of easy living. You can call this a honeymoon for the new Saskatchewan Party government, or you can admit that the NDP in opposition has been singularly pathetic. There are just no fundamental ideological differences on the big economic issues, and that will be even more true now that Dwain Lingenfelter, the former deputy premier under Roy Romanow, has been anointed NDP leader.

Continue Reading: http://www.socialistproject.ca/bullet/bullet239.html

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FROM MERGER TO CIVIL WAR: MEASURING THE COST OF UNION INFIGHTING

By Robert Hickey

In 2004, the clothing and textile union UNITE, merged with the hotel and gaming union, HERE. What began as the merger between two of North America’s most progressive and activist-oriented unions has disintegrated into a destructive civil war.

Fierce internal politics are not new to the labour movement. The tools of union democracy provide rank-and-file members with accountability from their leaders and a source of strength for their organization. However, a divided house of labour hurts unions and working people in general.

To read more: http://rabble.ca/news/2009/07/merger-civil-war-measuring-cost-union-infighting

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ONTARIO TRILLIUM FOUNDATION TREND REPORTS

In order to keep abreast of change and make healthy adaptive choices for your community and organization, non-profit organization leaders need to keep an ear to the ground and identify the latest trends, threats and opportunities. For readers working in Ontario, the Ontario Trillium Foundation has provided a concise way to keep up with changes in your local community.

Your Community in Profile are a series of customized statistical reports on economic, social and demographic trends in Ontario. They put a face to Ontario communities and provide the most recent demographic data and analyses available about 16 regions in Ontario and the province as a whole.

Find them at: http://www.trilliumfoundation.org/Your_Community_in_Profile//english/index.html

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A ECONOMIC RECOVERY PLAN NEEDS VITAL AND HEALTHY NONPROFIT SECTOR

Economic recovery throughout the Greater Toronto Region requires the active engagement of all sectors, including the vital non-profit sector that delivers a variety of critical programs and services and provides a valuable boost in the form of jobs and other economic activity

The Greater Toronto Region Economic Summit held in May has released their economic recovery plan, Choosing Our Future, focused on the role of nonprofits in ensuring a vibrant economy.

To read more: http://wellesleyinstitute.com/greater-toronto-region-economic-recovery-plan-needs-vital-and-healthy-non-profit-sector

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THE UNHEARD VOICES: COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS AND SERVICE LEARNING

http://www.temple.edu/tempress/titles/2023_reg.html

This book is based on the work of a student seminar using a community-based research methodology. Its design (along with one of its chapters) is informed by community organization staff. Its content is based on interviews conducted by students to understand how community organization staff think about service-learning.

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SYMPOSIUM – BUILDING THE FUTURE WE WANT: FINDING OPPORTUNITY IN ADVERSITY

The symposium will bring together a broad range of individuals and organizations to explore the ways in which the current economic and social crisis may provide opportunities to rethink how government, the non-profit sector, and business can renew our social safety net for the 21st century.

Keynote speaker: Hon. Edward Broadbent, Former Leader, New Democratic Party of Canada, and Past Director, International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development

Speakers will include:

* John Cartwright, President, Toronto and York Region Labour Council

* Don Drummond, Senior Vice President & Chief Economist, TD Bank

* Marvyn Novick, Professor Emeritus, Ryerson University

* Ratna Omidvar, President, Maytree Foundation

* Armine Yalnizyan, Senior Economist, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

Panels will include: Ending Poverty, Social Infrastructure, Good Jobs, Social Security, and Economic Stabilizers

Cost and further information: $50.00 (includes lunch and refreshments). More information and registration package to follow.

For more details visit: http://socialplanningtoronto.org/councilnews/building-the-future-we-want-finding-opportunity-in-adversity/

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