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The Future Present

THE FUTURE PRESENT – ISSUE 1 OUT NOW!

THE FUTURE PRESENT

Critical Marxist Review of Class and Society

The Future Present offers critical Marxist analysis of class and society, in the UK and internationally.  Our Review is a forum for people who want to strengthen the activism of the present, for the renewal and recomposition of the communist movement, and for those who wish to replace global capitalism with a genuinely human emancipatory communism.  

The pilot issue includes exclusive translations from Russian, Ukrainian, German and Italian with rare Marxist texts published for the first time in English.

Issue No.1 includes:

·         Gregor Gall: Creating Coalitions against the Cuts

·         Kim Moody: How should socialists relate to a new social movements

·         Andrew Kliman:  Lies, Damned Lies, and Underconsumptionist Statistics

·         Erik Swyngedouw: The Communist Hypothesis in the 21st century

GLOBAL REVOLUTONARY STRATEGY IN the 21st century

·         Aleksandr Tarasov:  World Revolution 2 the Return to a Global Revolutionary Strategy Based on the Experience of the 20th Century

·         Emiliano Alessandroni: Libya, Gramsci and Historical Dogmatism

·         Kevin Anderson:  The Arab Revolution at the Crossroads

Anthology: Communism and the National Question: past, present and future

·         Allan Armstrong: Communism and   ‘Internationalism from Below’

·         Maggie Chetty:  Working towards an independent, republican, socialist Scotland  

·         Joan Josep: Nuet i Pujals National State; Popular Catalanism Through Self-Determination

·         Dan Jakopovich: The Interdependence of Nationalisms,  and the Struggle for a Left Alternative 

·         Goran Markovic: National Question and Nationalism inYugoslavia, What went wrong?

·         Zakhar Popovych:  Ukrainian capitalism and Russification

·         Moshé Machover: TheMiddle East– Still at The Crossroads

·         Muhsin Kareem:   Communism, nationalism and  the Independence of Kurdistan 

·         Ivan Dzyuba: The Future of Nations; Nations under Communism

The first English translation of the Lev Yurkevych – Lenin debate On the National Question

·         Chris Ford: Lev Yurkevych: A Sketch of a forgotten Marxist

·         Lev Yurkevych: Jesuit Politics (1914)

·         Lev Yurkevych: The Russian Social Democrats and the National Question (1917)

Further information available at: http://thefuturepresent.webs.com

The journal will be available in most radical bookshops and at labour movement events.  

Copies can be obtained by post for £6.00(UK) each including postage.  €5 (Eurozone), $6 (Canada)

THE FUTURE PRESENT

Critical Marxist Review of Class and Society

145-157 St John Street, London EC1V 4PY,United Kingdom

Email: editortfp@aol.com

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‘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)

‘Maximum levels of boredom

Disguised as maximum fun’

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Marxism and Art

SENSATIONAL MARXISMS: TOWARDS A COMMUNISM OF THE SENSES

Call for Papers

AAG 2011 – Seattle, USA, 12-16 April

Session organisers – Alex Loftus (Royal Holloway, University of London) and Erik Swyngedouw (University of Manchester)

Liberating ourselves from the horrors of the present requires an artistic and sensuous imagination that will be transformed in the coming of a future society. Sensuous experience is the raw material from which a revolutionary project might be realised. Equally, sensuous experience provokes new forms of political subjectivity. This is at the heart of Ranciere’s understanding of “the distribution of the sensible” and the relationship he theorises between politics and aesthetics. It might also be traced to other threads of Marxist thought. In part inspired by Epicurus, Marx thought deeply about sensuousness. He clearly also understood this through an artistic model (as Lefebvre claimed, Marx “imagines a society in which everyone would…perceive the world through the eyes of an artist, enjoy the sensuous through the eyes of a painter, the ears of a musician and the language of a poet”).

Discussions of affect and the affective within Geography have rarely included such considerations. Nevertheless, emerging practices within a relational and post-relational aesthetics have drawn significantly from new communist theory (Badiou, Zizek, Nancy) and reconnected with Marx’s theorisation of the senses (Roberts 2009). For Toscano (2008), this places the question of a “communism of the senses” within an understanding of both aesthetic and Marxist thought. At the same time, with the publication of Merrifield’s (2011) Magical Marxism, we have been challenged to think more freely about the positive foundations on which we struggle for radical change. As Merrifield writes: “Politics more than anything needs the magical touch of dream and desire, needs the shock of the poetic”.

This session will explore the role of poetics and sensuousness within politics and the struggle for a future society. Possible topics are:

·         The role of the senses in an “inaugural communism”
·         Marxist thought and relational sensuousness
·         Politics, aesthetics and the new communist theory
·         Magical, sensational marxisms
·         The Politics of the Senses
·         The Communist Imaginary today
·         Sensuous communist geographies
·         Emerging Communist Geographies

If you are interested in participating, please contact either Alex Loftus (alex.loftus@rhul.ac.uk) or Erik Swyngedouw (erik.swyngedouw@manchester.ac.uk).

Erik Swyngedouw
Professor of Geography
School of Environment and Development
Manchester University

New books:
Heynen N, Kaika M, Swyngedouw E (Eds.) In the Nature of Cities, Routledge, London and New York, 2005.

Swyngedouw Erik, Social Power and the Urbanization of Water Flows of Power, Oxford University Press, 2004.
ISBN 0-19-823391-4

Webpage: http://www.sed.manchester.ac.uk/geography/staff/swyngedouw_erik.htm

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Capitalism

THE POINT IS TO CHANGE IT

Antipode
Volume 41, Issue 1, 2010

Online ISSN: 1467-8330 Print ISSN: 0066-4812

http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/123329956/issue

Journal compilation © 2010 Editorial Board of Antipode

Introduction

1-9
Introduction: The Point Is To Change It
Noel Castree, Paul Chatterton, Nik Heynen, Wendy Larner, Melissa W. Wright
Abstract
Published Online: 25 Mar 2010
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2009.00713.x

Original Articles

10-26
Now and Then1
Michael J. Watts
Abstract
Published Online: 25 Mar 2010
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2009.00714.x

27-49
The Idea of Socialism: From 1968 to the Present-day Crisis
Hugo Radice
Abstract
Published Online: 25 Mar 2010
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2009.00715.x

50-65
The Revolutionary Imperative
Neil Smith
Abstract
Published Online: 25 Mar 2010
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2009.00716.x

66-93
To Make Live or Let Die? Rural Dispossession and the Protection of Surplus Populations
Tania Murray Li
Abstract
Published Online: 25 Mar 2010
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2009.00717.x

94-116
Postneoliberalism and its Malcontents
Jamie Peck, Nik Theodore, Neil Brenner
Abstract
Published Online: 25 Mar 2010
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2009.00718.x

117-141
D/developments after the Meltdown
Gillian Hart
Abstract
Published Online: 25 Mar 2010
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2009.00719.x

142-165
Is the Globalization Consensus Dead?
Robert Wade
Abstract
Published Online: 25 Mar 2010
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2009.00720.x

166-184
The Uses of Neoliberalism
James Ferguson
Abstract
Published Online: 25 Mar 2010
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2009.00721.x

185-213
Crisis, Continuity and Change: Neoliberalism, the Left and the Future of Capitalism
Noel Castree
Abstract
Published Online: 25 Mar 2010
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2009.00722.x

214-238
Money Games: Currencies and Power in the Contemporary World Economy
John Agnew
Abstract
Published Online: 25 Mar 2010
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2009.00723.x

239-261
Pre-Black Futures
Katharyne Mitchell
Abstract
Published Online: 25 Mar 2010
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2009.00724.x

262-280
The Shape of Capitalism to Come
Paul Cammack
Abstract
Published Online: 25 Mar 2010
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2009.00725.x

281-297
Who Counts? Dilemmas of Justice in a Postwestphalian World
Nancy Fraser
Abstract
Published Online: 25 Mar 2010
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2009.00726.x

298-319
The Communist Hypothesis and Revolutionary Capitalisms: Exploring the Idea of Communist Geographies for the Twenty-first Century
Erik Swyngedouw
Abstract
Published Online: 25 Mar 2010
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2009.00727.x

320-346
An Economic Ethics for the Anthropocene
J. K. Gibson Graham, Gerda Roelvink
Abstract
Published Online: 25 Mar 2010
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2009.00728.x

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Crisis Theory

FINANCIALISATION AND ENVIRONMENT

 Hallsworth Conference on Financialisation and Environment 
The Implications for Environmental Governance of the Global Financial Crisis
15-16 April, 2010, University of Manchester
Board Room, Arthur Lewis Building, 2nd floor

Please register at: http://www.socialsciences.manchester.ac.uk/disciplines/politics/events/hallsworth/booking/

Program

Thursday, 15 April 2010

10:30: Welcome and Registration

11:00: Introduction – Erik Swyngedouw, University of Manchester

11:30: Debates on Economic Valuation and Payment for Environmental Services – Joan Martinez Allier, Autonomous University of Barcelona

12:30: Lunch

13:30 Carbon trading, new enclosures and eco-social contestation – Patrick Bond, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban

14:30: The Financialisation of the ‘Good Environment’ and ‘Good Environmental Citizen’ – Samuel Randalls, University College London

15:30: Coffee

16:00: The Domination of Finance capital over Nature – Claude Serfati, University of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines

17:00: Discussion 

17:30: Close
Friday, 16 April 2010

10:00: The Role of Finance in the Ambiguous Post-Neoliberalising of Nature: A Research Program for the Agro-fuels Project – Ulrich Brand, University of Vienna

11:00: Sugarcane in Brazil: Finance capital, Slave Labour and Deforestation – Leonardo Sakamoto, Brazilian Comission for the Eradication of Slave Labour and NGO Repórter Brasil

12:00: Carbon Markets and Climate Change – Larry Lohman, The Corner House

13:00: Lunch

13:30: Carbon Emissions as New Fields for (Finance) Capital – Christian Zeller, University of Salzburg

14:30:  Processes of Exchange in the Carbon Credit Industry – John Broderick, University of Manchester

15:30: Coffee

15.45: Round Table: Financialisation of the Environment: What Governance?

17:00: Close

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Power to the People?


…masses, proletariat, workers, soviets, nation, community, subalterns, multitude, commons…

Saturday 9th May 2009
Radical Philosophy Conference, Birkbeck College, Malet Street, London

BOOK NOW!

£25/£10 unwaged

Registration and further details: matt.charles@blueyonder.co.uk

Cheques payable to `Radical Philosophy Ltd’ should be sent to: 
Radical Philosophy Conference, Peter Osborne, CRMEP, Middlesex University, Trent Park Campus, Bramley Road, London N14 4YZ

 


PROGRAMME:


Plenary (chair: Peter Osborne, RP)
Gayatri Spivak (Columbia University, NY): ‘They, the People’

 


1. The General Will (chair: Peter Hallward, RP)


David Andress (Portsmouth): ‘The General Will on the Street: Parisian Activism, Sovereignty and Power, 1789–93’

 

Sophie Wahnich

(CNRS, Paris): ‘How Do the People Make Themselves Heard?’

 


2. Urban Collectivities (chair: David Cunningham, RP)

AbdouMaliq Simone (Goldsmiths): ‘Urban Intersections and the Politics of Anticipation’

Erik Swyngedouw (Manchester): ‘Reflections on the Post-Political City’

 

3. Population & Biopolitics (chair: Claudia Aradau, RP)

Couze Venn (Nottingham Trent): ‘Biopolitics, Diasporas and (Neo)Liberal Political Economy’

Encarnacion Gutierrez Rodriguez (Manchester): ‘Feminist Strategies Revisited – Sexopolitics, Multitude and Biopolitics’

 


4. Class, Commons & Multitude (chair: Esther Leslie, RP)

 

Massimo De Angelis

(UEL): ‘Crisis, Tragedies and the Commons’

Daniel Bensaid (University of Paris-VIII), ‘Can We (Still) Break the Vicious Circle of Domination?’

 

 

‘Power to the people!’ was once a revolutionary slogan, but reference to government by the people and for the people soon became an empty cliché of the post-revolutionary status quo. The people has become a notoriously ambiguous and contested term, for which numerous alternatives have been proposed: the proletariat, the workers, the masses, the soviets, the nation, the community, the multitude, the commons… And now? How might we assess the different  conceptions of political change embodied in these often conflicting ideas? What is the political and philosophical significance of `the people’ today?

 

£25/£10 unwaged

Registration and further details: matt.charles@blueyonder.co.uk

Cheques payable to `Radical Philosophy Ltd’ should be sent to: Radical Philosophy Conference, Peter Osborne, CRMEP, Middlesex University, Trent Park Campus, Bramley Road, London N14 4YZ

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