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A CONFERENCE ON DEMOCRACY AND SOCIAL CHANGE FOR CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY

See: https://vimeo.com/39843177

Please join us at this major international conference on dissenting social
movements past and present, here at the University of Michigan, October 31 to November 2: “A New Insurgency: ‘The Port Huron Statement’ in Its Time and Ours.”

Visit the conference website now — http://www.lsa.umich.edu/phs* and let students, colleagues, friends, and co-workers know about it. All events
are free and open to the public. University classes are welcomed to
attend.

Fifty years ago, in June 1962, dozens of activists belonging to Students
for a Democratic Society (SDS) met in Port Huron, Michigan, to draft a
manifesto for a new era of protest. The document they produced, ‘The Port Huron Statement’:   http://www.lsa.umich.edu/phs/resources/porthuronstatementfulltext
grasped the spirit of the Black Freedom Struggle, the peace movement, and the anti-colonial revolution abroad. It presented a radical vision of social justice and what democracy in action could mean—and it spread the word about an awakening New Left that would soon shake the world.

“A New Insurgency: *The Port Huron Statement *in Its Time and Ours”
features leading activists and distinguished scholars. They will examine
the local, national, and global scene of social struggles, 1958-1965, and
compare the movements of those times with the “new insurgency” of the past few years—from the Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street, the “indignados” and anti-austerity rallies of Europe, and mass student campaigns for educational equality from Chile to Quebec.

“A New Insurgency” has been organized by University of Michigan faculty,
students, and staff and supported by contributions from a wide range of
campus departments, institutes, and administration offices. Please fill out
the free registration on the conference website, and find news about
the Preview Lecture and Film Series: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/phs/events/lectureseries and other campus events throughout September and October, that are associated
with “A New Insurgency.”

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We Are The Crisis

INSURGENCY AND RESISTANCE

Call for Papers

Theme: Insurgency and Resistance
Type: 34th Annual North American Labor History Conference
Institution: Wayne State University
Location: Detroit, MI (USA)
Date: 18.–20.10.2012
Deadline: 23.3.2012
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The Program Committee of the North American Labor History Conference invites proposals for sessions, papers, and roundtables on “Insurgency and Resistance” for our thirty-fourth annual meeting.

Throughout history, workers have engaged in insurgency and resistance from factories to fields, from plantations to plants, from mines to mills, and in cities and in the countryside. Power and authority have been contested on a variety of terrains, both inside and outside of traditional labor structures. More recently, conflicts have erupted in Latin America, the Arab world, southern Europe, China, and across North America.

The program committee encourages submissions from international, comparative, and interdisciplinary perspectives. We welcome the integration of public historians with community and labor activists, using a variety of formats (workshops, roundtable discussions, book talks, and multimedia presentations). We encourage thematic sessions that cross borders, both disciplinary and geographical, especially those dealing with race, gender, class, and empire.

Please submit papers and panel proposals (including a 1 paragraph abstract and a brief vita or biographical statement for all participants) by March 23, 2012 to: nalhc@wayne.edu.

Contact:
Professor Francis Shor, Coordinator
North American Labor History Conference
Department of History
Wayne State University
3094 Faculty Administration Building
Detroit, MI 48202
USA
Phone: +1 313 577-2525
Fax: +1 313 577-6987
Email: nalhc@wayne.edu
Web: http://nalhc.wayne.edu

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‘I believe in the afterlife.

It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

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Capitalism IS Crisis

INSURGENCY AND RESISTANCE

CALL FOR PAPERS

INSURGENCY AND RESISTANCE

The 34th Annual North American Labor History Conference

October 18-20, 2012

Wayne State University

Detroit, Michigan

The Program Committee of the North American Labor History Conference invites proposals for sessions, papers, and roundtables on “Insurgency and Resistance” for our thirty-fourth annual meeting.

Throughout history, workers have engaged in insurgency and resistance from factories to fields, from plantations to plants, from mines to mills, and in cities and in the countryside.  Power and authority have been contested on a variety of terrains, both inside and outside of traditional labor structures. More recently, conflicts have erupted in Latin America, the Arab world, southern Europe, China, and across North America.

The program committee encourages submissions from international, comparative, and interdisciplinary perspectives.  We welcome the integration of public historians with community and labor activists, using a variety of formats (workshops, roundtable discussions, book talks, and multimedia presentations).  We encourage thematic sessions that cross borders, both disciplinary and geographical, especially those dealing with race, gender, class, and empire.

Please submit papers and panel proposals (including a 1 paragraph abstract and a brief vita or biographical statement for all participants) by March 23, 2012, to:

Professor Francis Shor, Coordinator, North American Labor History Conference, Department of History, Wayne State University, 3094 Faculty Administration Building, Detroit, MI 48202

Phone: 313-577-2525; Fax: 313-577-6987, Email: nalhc@wayne.edu

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Revolt

INSURGENCY AND RESISTANCE

Call for Papers

The 34th Annual North American Labor History Conference
October 18-20, 2012
Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan

The Program Committee of the North American Labor History Conference invites proposals for sessions, papers, and roundtables on “Insurgency and Resistance” for our thirty-fourth annual meeting.

Throughout history, workers have engaged in insurgency and resistance from factories to fields, from plantations to plants, from mines to mills, and in cities and in the countryside.  Power and authority have been contested on a variety of terrains, both inside and outside of traditional labor structures. More recently, conflicts have erupted in Latin America, the Arab world, southern Europe, China, and across North America.

The program committee encourages submissions from international, comparative, and interdisciplinary perspectives.  We welcome the integration of public historians with community and labor activists, using a variety of formats (workshops, roundtable discussions, book talks, and multimedia presentations).  We encourage thematic sessions that cross borders, both disciplinary and geographical, especially those dealing with race, gender, class, and empire.

Please submit papers and panel proposals (including a 1 paragraph abstract and a brief vita or biographical statement for all participants) by March 23, 2012, to:

Professor Francis Shor, Coordinator
North American Labor History Conference
Department of History
Wayne State University
3094 Faculty Administration Building
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: 313-577-2525; Fax: 313-577-6987
Email: nalhc@wayne.edu

 

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Workers Councils in Historical and Comparative Perspective

Call for Essays: Workers Councils in Historical and Comparative Perspective
DARIO AZZELINI Dario & IMMANUEL NESS

14 April 2009

The editors consider workers councils as the definitive form of democratic labor control. Worker councils, seen as worker control over the economic resources that are vital to their lives, has had a prodigious history as one of the most dramatic forms of radical working-class action against business and corporate domination. From the origin of the industrial revolution to the present neoliberal capitalist era, workers councils have been recognized as a tangible means of both expressing working-class radicalism and grasping and consolidating power and control from the ruling class following labor organizing and direct insurgency.

The editors Dario Azzellini and Immanuel Ness are seeking submissions for a special collection on issue on worker councils and worker control from a comparative and historical perspective. The editors consider worker councils as a significant form of challenging capitalism and obtaining and securing worker power over workplaces and communities. We are seeking essays that demonstrate how worker councils have engendered and advanced perceptible gains for labor. We also seek essays that examine the endogenous and exogenous state and capitalist forces aligned against workers councils and democracy under labor control. We encourage submissions that are both contemporary and historical, including case studies and theoretical essays that range over any geographical space (including international, cultural, country, or regional focus).

The editors are seeking academically rigorous essays that also are accessible to workers, trade unionists, and activists. We encourage submissions that are free of jargon and rooted in historical experience. The culmination of the essays will be a book on workers councils published in many languages that embraces theory and action and easily grasped by a wide range of readers seeking democratic and socialist transformation through workers councils.

Possible topics for submission may include the following:

* Theoretical and philosophical consideration of worker councils and worker control
* Historical case studies of worker councils drawn from throughout the world
* Contemporary regional and national examples of workers councils
* Worker councils as a means toward revolutionary transformation

The editors consider the questions related to workers councils as praxis as essential to reclaiming democratic participation from capitalist forms of domination in general and, and particularly significant in the contemporary era of financial crisis. As such, please ensure that the essays are accessible to a broad range of readers, and offer a tangible contribution to research and praxis of social transformation.

Proposals for essays are welcome and are due and will be accepted through August 15 2009. Manuscript submissions are due November 15 2009, with anticipated publication in early 2010. Essays should range from 5,000 to 7,500 words in length, although the editors will consider shorter or longer manuscripts on a case by case basis. Essays will be published in a volume to appear in several languages. The editors have already secured publication agreements from publishers for this work in several languages.

Please send all proposals and manuscript submissions electronically to both editors: Dario Azzellini dnapress@gmx.net and Immanuel Ness iness@brooklyn.cuny.edu

Postal Addresses and telephone:
Dario Azzellini
Lausitzer Str. 10
10999 Berlin
Germany

Tel. +49-30-61288162
Fax: +49-30-61288162
Email: dnapress@gmx.net
http://www.azzellini.net

Immanuel Ness
Brooklyn College Graduate Center/CUNY
25 Broadway – 7th Floor
New York 10004 NY (US)

Tel. +011-212-822-1715
Fax. +011-212-966-4038
Email: iness@brooklyn.cuny.edu
http://www.immanuelness.net

Please circulate this call widely to all interested parties

 

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