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Raya Dunayevskaya

MARXISM AND FEMINISM: PAST AND PRESENT

Marxism and Feminism, Past and Present: On Helen Macfarlane, Rosa Luxemburg and Raya Dunayevskaya

London Public Meeting

Thursday 8 November 2012

7.30 pm at The Lucas Arms, 245a Grays Inn Road, King’s Cross, London, WC1X 8QZ (5 mins. Kings Cross Tube)

 

Speakers:

Heather Brown, author of Marx on Gender and the Family: A Critical Study

Sandra Rein, author of Reading Dunayevskaya: Engaging the Emergence of Marxist Humanism, 1930-1955

David Black, author of Helen Macfarlane: A Feminist, Revolutionary Journalist and Philosopher in Mid-19th Century England; and co-author (with Chris Ford) of 1839: The Chartist Insurrection

Meeting sponsored by the International Marxist-Humanist Organization.

ALL WELCOME

 

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David Black & Chris Ford

The Charter

Chartism

1839: THE CHARTIST INSURRECTION

1839:  The Chartist Insurrection
David  Black and Chris Ford
(Unkant Publishing)

ISBN:  978-0-9568176-6-2
Published:  April 2012, 268pp

‘This book assists us greatly in understanding the potential for future challenges to the system’ — John McDonnell MP

‘In retrieving the suppressed history of the Chartist Insurrection, David Black and Chris Ford have produced a revolutionary handbook’ — Ben Watson

1839, the year after QueenVictoria’s coronation, saw a chain of events which brought Britain closer to revolution than at any time since the English Civil War – or any time since. The issue was the unjust and corrupt electoral system, in which only seven hundred thousand people were entitled to vote in a country of twenty-five million. Drawing on the accounts of the participants themselves – agitators, conspirators, idealists, journalists, informers, soldiers and  politicians – 1839 shows how Parliament’s rejection of the first Chartist petition for Universal Suffrage led to mass rioting, a failed general strike and insurrections in south Wales and northern England.

The events of 1839 are  presented not just as a battle of wills between the Chartists and the Government, but also as a battle of ideas between the radicals themselves on questions of democracy, social justice, and the ‘limits’ of peaceful protest.

Foreword by John McDonnell MP. Appendices include Julian Harney’s ‘The Tremendous Uprising’ and Edward Aveling’s memoir, ‘George Julian Harney: A Straggler of 1848’. Illustrated throughout.

David  Black  is author of ‘Acid: A New Secret  History of LSD’ and ‘Helen Macfarlane: A Feminist, Revolutionary Journalist and Philosopher in Mid-Nineteenth Century England’.

Chris  Ford’s works  include ‘The  Crossroads of the European Revolution: Ukrainian Social-Democrats and Communists  1917-1920’ (Critique, 2010), and Introduction to ‘Borotbism: A Chapter in the History of the  Ukrainian Revolution’ by Ivan Maistrenko.

See:
http://www.unkant.com/2012/04/dave-black-chris-ford-1839-chartist.html
http://www.amazon.co.uk/1839-Chartist-Insurrection-John-McDonnell/dp/095681767X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1335198243&sr=8-1

Update 23rd May 2012:

Promotional Film for the Book: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JydjP23QAVc

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Raya Dunayevskaya

NEWS AND ARTICLES FROM U.S. MARXIST-HUMANISTS

FROM U.S. MARXIST-HUMANISTS: (http://www.usmarxisthumanists.org/)

SEPTEMBER 2010

NEW ARTICLES AND FEATURES:

1. What Does Marxist-Humanism Mean for Today? Celebrating the Centenary of Raya Dunayevskaya  (1910-1987)

Video of meeting at Loyola University Chicago featuring presentations by Peter McLaren (UCLA), David Schweickart (Loyola University), Sandra Rein (University of Alberta), Ba Karang (West Africa), Kevin Anderson (University of California, Santa Barbara), and Peter Hudis (Loyola University). We have also posted the written texts or summaries for some of the presentations.

2. Reports from the successfully concluded Founding Conference of the International Marxist-Humanist Organization

a. Peter Hudis, co-editor of the Rosa Luxemburg Reader, “Why a New International Marxist-Humanist Organization? Why Now? The Economic, Political, and Philosophical Context

b. Kevin Anderson, author of Marx at the Margins, “Overcoming Some Current Challenges to Dialectical Thought

c. David Black, author of Helen Macfarlane, “On Philosophical Battles of Ideas, Past and Present

3. Miriam Qamar, student activist, “Thoughts on the Dialectics of Revolution and Palestinian Nationalism

4. Richard Abernethy, “Dubai: in a playground of the super-rich, workers confront a bonded labour system

5. Melisa Azad, student activist, “Immigrant Rights and the Politics of Hate: Report of a Demonstration

6. Kaveh Boveiri, co-translator of the Persian edition of Capital, “I Have a Pacemaker: Reflections on the G20 Toronto Protests

7. David Black, author of Helen Macfarlane, “‘Reification a Myth’ Shock (or What Gillian Rose Tells Us About Sohn-Rethel, Adorno and Ancient Greece)

8. Discussion: About the Book ‘Das Kapital’: Interview with Mohsen Hakimi by Yousef Fahrhad (in Persian)

THE SITE ALSO INCLUDES OTHER ARTICLES FROM THE PAST DECADE BY U. S. MARXIST-HUMANISTS

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Chartism

CHARTISM (1838-1858): NEW PERSPECTIVES

Chartism (1838-1858): New Perspectives / Le Chartisme (1838-1858): Nouvelles Perspectives

The annual international Chartism Conference is organised by the Society of Labour History, the Chartist Study Group and the South Wales Centre for History and Interdisciplinary Research (SWCHIR). It will be held at the Sorbonne, Paris, between 2-4 July 2010.

This is a two day conference on many aspects of Chartist history followed by a ‘Revolution Walk’ on 4 July.

Speakers include Speakers: Benoît Agnès (Université Paris I-Panthéon Sorbonne, Joan Allen (Newcastle University), Fabrice Bensimon (Université Paris IV-Sorbonne, Eugenio Biagini (Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, Malcolm Chase (Leeds University), Ian Haywood (Roehampton University), Iorwerth Prothero (Manchester), Michael Sanders (University of Manchester), and Gregory Vargo (Columbia University, New York, USA).

Fabrice Bensimon.
Maison de la Recherche,
Université Paris 4-Sorbonne,
28 rue Serpente,
75006 Paris.
Email: fbensimon@free.fr

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