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Wie Streiken?

MARX IS MUSS 2011

Berlin Conference

2 – 5 June 2011

Alte Feuerwache, Axel-Springer Strasse, 40/41, Berlin

Speakers include:

Alex Callinicos

Slavoj Zizek

Elmar Altvater

Janine Wissler

Nicole Gohlke

Claudia Haydt

Dietmar Dath

Lucas Zeise

Frank Deppe

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With Marx21 Magazine

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Gaza

GAZA: ISRAEL’S WAR AND THE GOLDSTONE REPORT

2 May 2011, 7:30 PM ~ 10:00 PM
Room 417, Altschul Auditorium, International Affairs Building,
Columbia University
420 West 118th Street, NY, NY 10027

RSVP: HTTPS://CALENDAR.COLUMBIA.EDU/SUNDIAL/WEBAPI/REGISTER.PHP?EVENTID=49503

This panel is dedicated to examining the reality and consequences of Israel’s war and siege of Gaza. What do we know about Gaza 2008-2009 today after several investigations by various human rights organizations? Is the head of the UN fact-finding mission Justice Richard Goldstone right in arguing (as he did recently) that a ‘reconsideration’ of his UN report, which found evidence of war crimes and possibly crimes against humanity, is now in order?

Panelists:

Norman G. Finkelstein, author of This Time We Went Too Far: Truth and Consequences of the Gaza Invasion
Rashid Khalidi, author of The Iron Cage, Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies at Columbia, and Co-Director of CPS
Peter Weiss, Vice President, Center for Constitutional Rights

Sponsored by the Center for Palestine Studies at Columbia University

For more information, please visit: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/palestine/

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Crisis in Japan

THE CRISIS IN JAPAN

The Crisis in Japan: Is Nuclear Power a Viable Alternative?

Following a catastrophic Earthquake and Tsunami, a nuclear crisis on the scale of Chernobyl is taking place in Japan.  This human catastrophe poses many questions not least of all that of the viability of nuclear power.

Marxism 21 is hosting a delegation from the Japanese Revolutionary Communist League who will provide an eyewitness report and Marxist analysis of the current situation in Japan.

An Eyewitness Report by Japanese Marxists
Thursday 28th  April ,  7:00 – 9:00 PM

INCA – Italian General Confederation of Labour
Italian Advice Centre
124 Canonbury Road, Islington
London
N1 2UT
(Opposite Highbury and Islington London Overground/London Underground)

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Karl Marx

MEETING ON ‘MARX AT THE MARGINS’ – WITH KEVIN B. ANDERSON

Location: Niebyl Proctor Marxist Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave. Oakland, CA 94609

Saturday September 25th, 2010
2:00 PM

Marx at the Margins: On Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Non-Western Societies

Author event Marx at the Margins: On Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Non-Western Societies by Kevin B. Anderson 

Marx’s critique of capital was far broader than is usually supposed. To be sure, he concentrated on the labor-capital relation within Western Europe and North America. But at the same time, he expended considerable time and energy on the analysis of non-Western societies, as well as race, ethnicity, and nationalism. While some of these writings show a problematically unilinear perspective and, on occasion, traces of ethnocentrism, the overall trajectory of Marx’s writings was toward a critique of national, ethnic, and colonial oppression and toward an appreciation of resistance movements in these spheres.

In 1848, in the Communist Manifesto, Marx and Engels espoused an implicitly and problematically unilinear concept of social progress. Precapitalist societies, especially China, which they characterized in ethnocentric terms as a “most barbarian” society, were destined to be forcibly penetrated and modernized by this new and dynamic social system. In his 1853 articles for the New York Tribune, Marx extended these perspectives to India, while viewing the communal social relations and communal property of the Indian village as a solid foundation for “Oriental despotism.” Postcolonial and postmodern thinkers, most notably Edward Said, have criticized the Communist Manifesto and the 1853 India writings as a form of Orientalist knowledge fundamentally similar to the colonialist mindset.

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Capitalist Schools in Crisis

TOWARD A NATIONWIDE SCHOOL STRIKE, OCTOBER 7th 2010

A message from Rich Gibson, The Rouge Forum

Dear Friends,

Growing from the March 4th Actions, the M4 Committees have called for a nationwide school strike on October 7th, to be followed by state conferences on October 23 and 24. Shut them down and open Freedom Schools where educators, parents, students, and community people can gain and test knowledge in a reasonably free atmosphere, seeking to learn why things are as they are–and what to do.

Rescue Education from the Ruling Classes!

The Rouge Forum helped lead March 4th. Join Us!

More information on schools and society is here, at the Rouge Forum Blog: http://www.richgibson.com/blog/

Good luck to us, every one.
Rich Gibson

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