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2001

THE ANTHROPOCENE: ARCHITECTURE, CITIES, POLITICS, LAW AS GEOLOGICAL AGENTS

The Centre for the Study of Democracy invites you to a panel discussion on The Anthropocene: Architecture, Cities, Politics, Law as Geological Agents25 November 2014, 17.00 – 19.00, followed by a drinks reception, Fyvie Hall, University of Westminster, Regent Street, London W1B 2UW

The Anthropocene has been posited as a new geologic epoch, defined by unprecedented human disturbance of the earth’s ecosystems. Buildings and cities, politics and law come into view as geological agents mobilising earth materials, minerals and energies, with unintended consequences becoming increasingly palpable. For some, the anthropocene signals the final enclosure of politics and culture within ecology; for others it calls for more rationality, planning and management; for others, the unitary ‘human’ of the anthropocene hides political difference and elevates a particular kind of consumer into a motor of history.

Chair: Roland Dannreuther, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Humanities
Panel Members: Lucy Bond, Lecturer in English Literature. David Chandler, Professor of International Relations, Jon Goodbun, Senior Lecturer in Architecture, Tony Lloyd Jones, Reader in Planning and Sustainable Development, Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Professor of Law & Theory
Discussant: Lindsay Bremner, Director of Architectural Research, University of Westminster

More information available here:  http://bit.ly/1wWEld4

David Chandler, Professor of International Relations, Director of the Centre for the Study of Democracy, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Westminster, 32-38 Wells Street, London, W1T 3UW. Tel: ++44 (0)776 525 3073.

Journal Editor, Resilience: International Policies, Practices and Discourses: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/resi20

Amazon books page: http://www.amazon.co.uk/David-Chandler/e/B001HCXV7Y/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0

Personal website: http://www.davidchandler.org/
Twitter: @DavidCh27992090

 

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‘Human Herbs’ – a song by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au-vyMtfDAs

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Glenn Rikowski’s latest paper, Crises in Education, Crises of Education – can now be found at Academia: http://www.academia.edu/8953489/Crises_in_Education_Crises_of_Education

Glenn Rikowski’s article, Education, Capital and the Transhuman – can also now be found at Academia: https://www.academia.edu/9033532/Education_Capital_and_the_Transhuman

Mountain WalkGLACIAL BALANCE

As a tool to teach the general public about climate change, I’d like to share a few new trailers for my film Glacial Balance. It tells the story of the relationship Andeans have to their nearby glaciers and the worldwide chain reaction effects that will continue to be felt – linking lives around the planet. Along the way it addresses issues of Latin American geography, geology, hydrology, amongst other disciplines as we travel with teams of scientists to study these delicate masses of ice.

The trailers and more info on the film are at http://glacialbalance.com, which is available for personal and education use (on a sliding fee scale).

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or feedback.

Thanks,
Ethan Steinman
ethan@glacialbalance.com

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‘Cheerful Sin’, a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

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Raya Dunayevskaya

THE INTERNATIONAL MARXIST-HUMANIST

ANNOUNCING OUR NEW WEB PUBLICATION

THE INTERNATIONAL MARXIST-HUMANIST (September 2012)
See: http://www.internationalmarxisthumanist.org/

***NEW BOOKS OF INTEREST:

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

MARX ON GENDER AND THE FAMILY: A CRITICAL STUDY – by Heather Brown

Historical Materialism Series, Brill Academic Publishers 2012, paperback in 2013

***FEATURED ARTICLES:

TAKING BACK OUR LABOR: WISCONSIN AND THE CRISIS OF AMERICAN CAPITALISM – by Dale Parsons

YEAR TWO OF THE ARAB REVOLUTIONS – by Kevin Anderson

FROM THE ECONOMIC CRISIS TO THE TRANSCENDENCE OF CAPITAL – by Peter Hudis

THE MARIKANA MINE WORKER’S MASSACRE ? A MASSIVE ESCALATION IN THE WAR ON THE POOR – by Ayanda Kota

TRANSCENDENCE OF THE OPPOSITION BETWEEN THE REAL AND THE IDEAL – by Marilyn Nissim-Sabat

CRITIQUE OF THE SITUATIONIST DIALECTIC IN THE AGE OF OCCUPY – by David Black

***LATEST ARTICLES:

THE LEFT AND THE JIHAD: LOVE-HATE RELATIONSHIP? – by Bill Weinberg

THE CONNECTION OF MIND AND NATURE: MARX’S 1878 NOTEBOOKS ON GEOLOGY – by Martin Hundt

FROM HABAKKUK TO LOCKE: THE NON-PECULIARITY OF THE ENGLISH GLORIOUS REVOLUTION OF 1688 – by David Black

MARX EN TORNO AL NACTIONALISMO, LA ETNICIDAD U LAS SOCIEDADES NO ‘OCCIDENTALES’ – by Kevin Anderson

The International Marxist-Humanist Organization (IMHO) aims to develop and project a viable vision of a truly new, human society that can give direction to today?s many liberation struggles, whether of labor, women, youth, or racial/ethnic and sexual minorities. It seeks to work out a unity of theory and practice, worker and intellectual, and philosophy and organization. We ground our ideas in the totality of Marx’s Marxism and Raya Dunayevskaya’s body of ideas and upon the unique philosophic contributions that have guided Marxist-Humanism since its founding in the 1950s.

Contact: arise@internationalmarxisthumanist.org

 

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‘Human Herbs’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au-vyMtfDAs

 

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Anarchism

ANARCHIST DEVELOPMENTS IN CULTURAL STUDIES

Anarchist Developments in Cultural Studies
Volume 2010.1 – “Post-anarchism Today”

Edited by Duane Rousselle & Süreyyya Evren

We have been witnessing a growing interest in the development of a distinctly ‘anarchist studies’ approach to scholarship. Along with this, divergent disciplines are beginning to take anarchist scholarship more seriously. We are beginning to get the sense that, as anarchists, our work is rapidly coming to be defined as the radical position within various ‘schools’ of radical studies. Within this shift, there has been an expansion within the anarchist rubric toward more vibrant and diverse contributions: non-anarchists are beginning to adopt anarchistic philosophies, anarchists are beginning to appropriate non-anarchist philosophies as their own by reading them through their own selective lens, and anarchist scholars are beginning to draw upon any number of sources and methodologies for their inspiration. As a result, the anarcho-sphere has been witnessing adventurous and refreshing new debates.

We hope to offer a platform for the documentation of these recent developments in anarchist thought and to inspire others to see anarchism in all of its brilliant manifestations by linking these developments under a common tendency. We are inspired by Jesse Cohn’s invitation to an ‘anarchist cultural studies’ wherein he has suggested that “anarchists have pretty much always been interested in and actively theorizing about and investigating the kinds of things that now get called ‘cultural studies’” — we are pleased to offer the space in which you, our friends and comrades, can further explore these investigations.

The most difficult part of this project was simply to begin. But we are happy to share with you all that we have passed that part! The first issue of ADCS, volume 2010.1, “Post-anarchism Today,” includes articles from geology, film studies, sociology and religious studies. The publication of this issue coincides with the release of our new book “Post-anarchism: A Reader” (Pluto Press) and may be thought to include materials that expand upon the discussions included therein.

You may pre-order hard copies of ADCS 2010.1 for yourself or for your (campus and radical) libraries by visiting: http://littleblackcart.com/index.php?main_page=product_book_info&products_id=597.

However, you may also read the first issue on our website at the end of the month in a typographically accurate PDF format and print this out to share with your friends and colleagues by visiting: http://www.anarchist-developments.org.

Our promise to you: we will always keep our journal free and easily accessible online using the highest quality print-ready formats.

We should state at the outset: our journal aims to disrupt the compulsion toward the commodification of radical knowledge. In this regard, our journal will always be freely available to read, download, print, and distribute from our website. Our publication uses open source software (the Open Journal Systems web platform) and fonts, and aims to contribute to the open source movement.

We invite you to pre-order our journal and to watch our website for updates. We also encourage submissions for future issues to Duane.Rousselle@unb.ca.

Thanks goes out to the North American Anarchist Studies Network for providing the needed infrastructure for this project to get off of the ground – we consider ourselves to be working within the Cultural Studies working group of the network and invite others to join the discussions at http://www.naasn.org.

For Anarchy,
Süreyyya Evren
Duane Rousselle

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