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Special Saturday Evening Event at Left Forum

with Oliver Stone, Peter Kuznick, Bill Fletcher, Jr. and Donna Murch on the Untold History of the United States

 

Saturday, June 8th, 7:30 pm

Pace University’s Schimmel Auditorium

1 Pace Plaza, New York City, NY

 

Writing in a recent issue of Counterpunch Michael D. Yates says, “Oliver Stone’s Showtime series, Untold History of the United States, is the most radical mainstream television I have ever watched.” 

Join Oliver Stone, co-writer Peter Kuznick, Bill Fletcher, Jr. and Donna Murch in a discussion of the 10-episode series and the political challenges it raises today. 

 

Oliver Stone (Director) has won Oscars for directing “Born on the Fourth Of July” and “Platoon,” and for writing “Midnight Express.” He was nominated for director (“JFK”) and co-writer (“Nixon”). Stone has directed four documentaries — “Looking for Fidel” (’04), “Comandante” (’03), “Persona Non Grata” (’03), and “South of the Border” (’09). In the fall of 2012, Showtime debuted a 10-episode Documentary series entitled “Untold History of the United States,” which Stone created, narrates and executive produced. Simon & Schuster released the book component with the same title, which was co-written with history professor Peter Kuznick. Prior to his film career, Stone worked as a school teacher in Vietnam, a Merchant Marine sailor, taxi driver, messenger, production assistant and sales representative. He served in the U.S. Army Infantry in Vietnam in 1967-68. He was wounded twice and decorated with the Bronze Star for Valor. After returning from Vietnam he completed his undergraduate studies at New York University Film School in 1971. 

Peter Kuznick, Professor of History at American University, was active in the Civil Rights and anti-Vietnam War movements and remains active in antiwar and nuclear abolition efforts. He is co-author of the The Untold History of the United States and is a co-writer of the 10 part documentary film series with the same title.  Kuznick is author of Beyond the Laboratory: Scientists As Political Activists in 1930s America (University of Chicago Press), co-author with Akira Kimura of  Rethinking the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Japanese and American Perspectives (Horitsu Bunkasha, 2010), co-author with Yuki Tanaka of Genpatsu to hiroshima – genshiryoku heiwa riyo no shinso (Nuclear Power and Hiroshima: The Truth Behind the Peaceful Use of Nuclear Power (Iwanami, 2011), and co-editor with James Gilbert of Rethinking Cold War Culture (Smithsonian Institution Press). 

Bill Fletcher, Jr. is a longtime labor, racial justice and international activist. He is an Editorial Board member and columnist for BlackCommentator.com, a Senior Scholar for the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC and a founder of the Black Radical Congress.

 Fletcher is the co-author (with Fernando Gapasin) of Solidarity Divided, The Crisis in Organized Labor and A New Path Toward Social Justice (University of California Press). He is the author of They’re Bankrupting US – And Twenty Other Myths about Unions (Beacon Press, 2012). Fletcher will interview Stone and Kuznick.

Donna Murch is associate professor of history Rutgers University, director Black Atlantic (2008-present), and co-director of the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis from 2010-2012. Her teaching and research specializations are postwar U.S. history, modern African American history, twentieth-century urban studies, and the political economy of drugs.  She received her Ph.D. from the Department of History at U.C. Berkeley and has won numerous fellowships and awards, including a Teaching Effectiveness Award and a Woodrow Wilson postdoctoral fellowship.  Professor Murch has published several scholarly articles and has recently completed a book entitled Living for the City: Migration, Education and the Rise of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California (University of North Carolina Press, 2010), which won the Phillis Wheatley Award in December 2011. She is a member of the Board of Left Forum and will be the Master of Ceremonies of the event.

 

Left Forum Conference 2013:

June 7-9

Pace University

1, Pace Plaza

New York, NY.

 

Further details: http://leftforum.org|leftforum@leftforum.org

Discounts are available for a limited time (e.g., students $10)                 

Register here!

Help out before the conference.

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Described by the Chicago Police as “more dangerous than a thousand rioters,” Lucy Parsons remains one of the most fascinating figures in US history.  As a mixed-race woman in Texas, likely born enslaved, Parsons became one of the most militant leaders in the radical labor movement at the turn of the century. 

“LUCY PARSON’S LIFE expressed the anger of the unemployed workers, women, and minorities against oppression and is exemplary of radicals’ efforts to organize the working class for social change”
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Tariq Ali

TARIQ ALI IN CHICAGO

Haymarket Books is pleased to present:

Revolution in the Air: The Arab Spring and a World in Motion

with

Tariq Ali
+world-renowned political writer, novelist, and filmmaker
+author, Bush in Babylon, Clash of Civilizations, Street Fighting Years, the Islam Quintet and more
+co-author, with Oliver Stone, of Haymarket Books’ On History: Tariq Ali and Oliver Stone in Conversation
+frequent contributor to The Guardian, London Review of Books, and the New Left Review

Thursday, Oct. 27th
Doors 7:00 pm \\ Talk 7:30 pm \\ Free
Seating: first come, first served

Victory Gardens Biograph Theater
2433 N. Lincoln, Chicago, IL
Facebook: http://on.fb.me/pIpUFH

Talk \\ Q & A \\ Booksigning \\ Bar

PLEASE JOIN US for an evening with world-renowned political thinker and activist Tariq Ali. From the revolts that have shaken the Middle East, to the Occupy Wall Street sentiment sweeping the U.S., mass movements have been born across the globe. Join us as we discuss this new resistance to the status quo, it’s challenge to empire and the dictates of capital, and radical notions of democracy and liberation born anew.

Made possible with generous support from the Lannan Foundation

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CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF EDUCATION AND WORK – UPDATE 25th OCTOBER 2010

 EVENTS

NO MORE DEATHS: PEOPLE’S RESISTANCE TO UNDOCUMENTED AND PRECARIOUS WORK

Thursday, November 4
6:00pm – 8:00pm
OPSEU Union Hall
31 Wellesley St. East, Toronto

As migrant workers continue to die, labour activists and community groups must gather together, to reignite a new fight. This is a fight that creates far-reaching changes and challenges the very root of people’s inability to access real safety – immigration status and racism.

Join community groups and labour activists to discuss and demand:

– Moratorium on deportations for all workers with WSIB claims and MOL complaints
– Access to Health and Safety without Fear
– Status for injured workers and their families
– Status for All!

For more info: nooneisillegal@riseup.net

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BUILDING LABOUR RESISTANCE: WINNING STRATEGIES IN DIFFICULT TIMES

Tuesday October 26, 2010
7 to 9 pm
Ryerson Student Centre, Room A/B (Second floor)
63 Gould St. Toronto
One block north of Dundas on the corner of Church St.

Join us for a panel discussion with labour activists from the private and public sector sharing successful strategies to fight back against the challenges working people, communities and labour are facing due to corporate greed, cutbacks and the crisis of capitalism. There will be time for questions and discussions for those in attendance.

Speakers:
– Don Guest, First Vice President Brantford District Labour Council & Organizer for 3 Days of Solidarity Picket for USW 1-500 Striking Workers in Brantford.
– Michael Hurley, President Ontario Council of Hospital Unions & CUPE Ontario 1st Vice-President.
– Representative from Unite Here Local 75.
– Moderator: Ilian Burbano, Co-President CUPE 3393 & Organizer with Latin American Solidarity Network.

This forum is organized by the Labour Caucus of the Greater Toronto Workers Assembly (http://www.workersassembly.ca)

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PREMIERE OF OLIVER STONE’S FILM, “SOUTH OF THE BORDER”
(co-written with Tariq Ali)

Oct 27, 2010
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Bloor Cinema
506 Bloor Street West, Toronto
Toronto, ON

There’s a revolution underway in South America, but most of the world doesn’t know about it. Oliver Stone undertakes a road trip across South America exploring the myths behind the movements leading the cultural, social and political transformation that is sweeping across the continent. As well he delves into the American corporate media’s intentional misrepresentation of South America while interviewing many of its democratically elected presidents.

Watch the trailer: http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2009/sep/03/oliver-stone-south-of-the-border-hugo-chavez

For more info: jsharkey@sympatico.ca

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VIDEO: HOW LABOUR IS (PART OF) THE PROBLEM IN BUILDING THE LEFT

Lecture by: Professor Frances Fox Piven, CUNY Graduate Center.

A leading scholar and political activist, Frances Fox Piven was recently president of the American Sociological Association and is former Vice-President of the American Political Science Association. Her most recent book is Keeping Down the Black Vote (2009).

Moderated by John Myles, Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto

Watch the video: http://www.socialistproject.ca/leftstreamed/ls71.php

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11TH ANNUAL CESAR CHAVEZ BLACK EAGLE AWARDS DINNER

November 3, 2010
Ontario Federation of Labour Building
15 Gervais Drive, Toronto
Reception 5:30 pm, Dinner 6:00 pm
Cash Bar

Hosted by: United Food and Commercial Workers Canada, Agricultural Workers Alliance and the Cesar E. Chavez Foundation

Award recipients: Paul Cavalluzzo, Olivia Chow, Vincenzo Pietropaolo, Kerry Preibisch, Leonel Godoy and Gil McGowan

The award dinner is held in memory of Cesar E. Chavez, who died in 1993, following a lifelong struggle to secure basic human rights and social justice for migrant farm workers. This event continues to be an important fundraiser in support of the AWA, an organization which is dedicated to supporting and providing information and resources to the agriculture and migrant farm workers who toil on Canadian soil.

More info: info@awa-ata.ca or (416) 675-1104 ext. 2244

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NEWS & VIEWS

TEN POINTS IN CANADA’S REAL ECONOMIC UPDATE

by Duncan Cameron, rabble.ca

The minister of finance has made his Fall Economic Update. We wanted to hear what he had to say about government spending — but we didn’t. Why? Because the real story is one of austerity.

The federal finance minister promised Canadians a look at what is happening with the economy. On the surface, the job is fairly straightforward. James Flaherty has to say whether the economy is growing, or not; and he has to say what he intends to do about it.

Read more: http://rabble.ca/columnists/2010/10/ten-points-canadas-real-economic-update

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THE EVIDENCE FROM THE U.K. IS CLEAR: PRIVATIZATION IS MORE COSTLY

Former British health minister could not be clearer: increased privatization has meant increased costs. Frank Dobson, British MP, was keynote speaker at the CUPE health care sector meeting in Victoria, British Columbia, on Thursday, October 21.

Read more: http://cupe.ca/health-care/evidence-uk-clear-privatization-costly

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THE PERFECT STORM

by Robert Reich, CommonDreams.org

It’s a perfect storm. And I’m not talking about the impending dangers facing Democrats. I’m talking about the dangers facing our democracy.

First, income in America is now more concentrated in fewer hands than it’s been in 80 years. Almost a quarter of total income generated in the United States is going to the top 1 percent of Americans.

Read more: http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/10/19-1

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MICHIGAN BLUES

by Michael Moore

I have a rule of thumb that’s served me well my whole life: whenever corporate executives begin talking about how they support “free markets” and “competition,” check to see if you still have your wallet.

Read more: http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/mike-friends-blog/michigan-blues

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THE LOST SOUL OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Author discusses new book on “corporatization, the assault on academic freedom, and the end of the American university.”

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2010/10/20/schrecker

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ONLINE JOURNAL ARTICLES

NOT ONLY WIDE OPEN SPACES: URBAN HISTORY AND THE AMERICAN WEST
Anne M. Butler
Journal of Urban History published 21 October 2010, 10.1177/0096144210384251
http://juh.sagepub.com/cgi/reprint/0096144210384251v1

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THE PRACTICE OF DIALOGUE IN CRITICAL PEDAGOGY
Jodi Jan Kaufmann
Adult Education Quarterly 2010;60 456-476
http://aeq.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/60/5/456

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THE COSMOS OF THE PARIS APARTMENT: WORKING-CLASS FAMILY LIFE IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
Eliza Ferguson
Journal of Urban History published 18 October 2010, 10.1177/0096144210384247
http://juh.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/0096144210384247v1

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MIND THE GAP: SCHOOL LEAVER ASPIRATIONS AND DELAYED PATHWAYS TO FURTHER AND HIGHER EDUCATION
Tom Stehlika
Journal of Education and Work, Volume 23 Issue 4 2010
http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a926503481~frm=titlelink
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JOB POSTINGS

LABOUR/COMMUNITY CONFERENCE ORGANIZER, TEMPORARY FULL-TIME

The Labour Caucus of the Greater Toronto Worker’s Assembly is planning a conference at the end of January 2011 to bring together and create a space for working class people to explore strategies and build capacity for resistance and mobilizing to win within our unions, workplaces and our communities. To assist in the planning and coordination we are hiring an organizer for 10 weeks to prepare for the conference and to take on tasks assigned by the Free and Accessible Transit Campaign.

The person will need to have the following skills, experience and abilities:

– demonstrated experience in organizing in labour and/or in the community
– strong communication skills
– experience organizing events, workshops and/or forums
– commitment to the principals of the Worker’s Assembly which include an anti-capitalist perspective and radical anti-oppression politics
– understanding that class expands beyond the organized labour movement
– able to work independently

The organizer will attend Labour Caucus meetings and meetings with the Free and Accessible Transit campaign. The organizer’s daily work will be the responsibility of a subcommittee that includes members of the Labour Caucus and the Transit Campaign and there will be a designated member to support and work with the organizer. The successful individual will be selected through committee in a democratic process. 

Start Date: Flexible with start date from early November to mid November 2010 with an end date in January 2011

Rate of Compensation: $6,000 for 10 weeks – Full Time.

Please submit your interest for this opportunity no later than Saturday October 30, 2010 at 9 am. Please include experience, skills and reasons for wanting to take on this work – resumes, cover letters or other letters of interest are acceptable. 

Email: gtwalabour@gmail.com; Fax: 647-350-4049

For more information about the Workers’ Assembly: http://www.workersassembly.ca

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ABOUT CSEW (CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF EDUCATION & WORK, OISE/UT):
Head: Peter Sawchuk
Co-ordinator: D’Arcy Martin

The Centre for the Study of Education and Work (CSEW) brings together educators from university, union, and community settings to understand and enrich the often-undervalued informal and formal learning of working people. We develop research and teaching programs at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (UofT) that strengthen feminist, anti-racist, labour movement, and working-class perspectives on learning and work.

Our major project is APCOL: Anti-Poverty Community Organizing and Learning. This five-year project (2009-2013), funded by SSHRC-CURA, brings academics and activists together in a collaborative effort to evaluate how organizations approach issues and campaigns and use popular education.

For more information about CSEW, visit: http://www.csew.ca

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‘I believe in the afterlife.

It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

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