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Antonio Gramsci

Antonio Gramsci

PAST AND PRESENT: PHILOSOPHY, POLITICS, AND HISTORY IN THE THOUGHT OF ANTONIO GRAMSCI

International Conference

18-19 June 2015

London

Speakers: Fabio Frosini (Università di Urbino, Italy), Alex Loftus (King’s College London), Peter Thomas (Brunel University); including contributions from: Anne Showstack-Sassoon (Birkbeck), Cosimo Zene (SOAS).

The legacy of the Italian theorist Antonio Gramsci (1891-1937) has been widely acknowledged as one of the most significant intellectual contributions of the twentieth century. Even as the historical events of his life have faded from living memory, Gramsci’s thought has increased in influence and become diffused amongst a multitude of disciplines in the academic firmament; from philosophy to history and geography, through cultural theory and subaltern studies, to international relations, linguistics, critical legal studies and beyond. In light of the widespread and heterogeneous deployments of his ideas, it seems apt and necessary to return to the texts themselves: Gramsci’s pre-prison and his prison writings, both the Prison Notebooks and the Letters from Prison.

The aim of this conference is to bring together a new generation of scholars working on Gramscian themes in order to engage closely with his writings. Working in collaboration with experienced Gramsci scholars, this conference is the first initiative of a group of early-career researchers and graduate students. Through a combination of panels and workshops, the conference will provide participants with the opportunity to present their work and to receive constructive feedback in a friendly and stimulating environment.

The two-day international conference also aims to contribute to the process of building links between Anglophone and international, in particular Italian, Gramsci scholarship. The organizers hope to create a network through which to share research and encourage interactions between researchers from different countries working on Gramscian thought and related topics. It is proposed that an edited collection of essays will be published as a product of the conference and further engagements.

Gramsci’s perspective is marked by a profound sense of the manifold connections between the explanation of the past and the analysis of the present. Our intention is collectively to investigate the rich potentialities of the theme ‘Past and Present’ in his thought. Participants are invited to explore the conceptual laboratory of Gramsci’s historical-political narration, as well as his endeavour to theorize the unity of theory and practice. This nexus between ‘explication’ of the past and strategic ‘analysis’ of the present is characteristic of the originality of Gramsci’s approach to the ‘question of theory’. More broadly, the conference aspires to study the way in which Gramsci’s historical perspective intermingles with his engaged concern for the future of a ‘big and terrible’ world, in the sense that might today be called ‘global history’.

Gramsci’s ability to dialectically unite seemingly opposed elements (i.e. civil society and the state, structure and superstructure, the spatial elements of historicism, or vice versa the multiple temporalities going across the political space) illuminates the capacity of his thought to stimulate critical renewals in various domains of thought. Further investigation of this critical project reveals the aspect of ‘reciprocal translatability’ that Gramsci identifies between different facets of the knowledge of reality as ‘philosophy’, ‘politics’ and ‘economics’. The conference aims to explore the ongoing elaboration of this ‘homogeneous circle’ (Notebook 4, § 46), that is, the constitution of Gramsci’s conception of the world and its relation to history, understood as a unitary and dynamic process.

Consequently, we encourage paper proposals that analyze Gramsci’s thought (either the prison or his pre-prison writings) from political, philosophical, economic, and historical points of view, whilst evoking the connections between these different dimensions. Inter-disciplinary papers that focus on the reappraisal of Gramscian concepts in the contemporary world (within cultural theory, post-colonial studies, International Relations, geography, history of science, etc.) are also welcome.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to: the Marxian legacy and the philosophy of praxis; Gramsci and global history: the ‘integral historian’; the Gramscian analysis of modernity: crisis, hegemony and passive revolution; the Party and the role of the traditional and organic intellectuals; Gramsci and pragmatism: language, truth, ideology; Anti-economism and Gramsci’s critical economy; Gramscian cultural writings; Centre and periphery; From ‘subaltern social groups’ to global subalternity.

Abstracts of no more than 400 words should be sent by Friday 23 January 2015 to: gramsciconference2015@gmail.com

 

Supported by:

– Department of Geography, King’s College London

– International Gramsci Society

– International Gramsci Society – Italia

– Ghilarza Summer School – Scuola internazionale di studi gramsciani

– Further support tbc

Organizing Committee:

Francesca Antonini (Università di Pavia, Italy)

Aaron Bernstein (King’s College London)

Lorenzo Fusaro (Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM), Mexico)

Robert Jackson (Manchester Metropolitan University)

 

First Published in http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/gramsci-conference-2015-past-and-present

Antonio Gramsci

Antonio Gramsci

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Kevin Andersdon

Kevin Andersdon

TWO PAGES FROM U.S. RADICAL HISTORY:  MARX’S CIVIL WAR WRITINGS AND THE SOCIALIST PARTY IN THE ERA OF EUGENE DEBS

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2014

6:00-8:30 PM

Westside Peace Center

3916 Sepulveda Blvd., near Venice Blvd. (free parking in rear)

Suite 101-102, press #22 at door to get into building

Culver City (LA area)

 

SPEAKERS:

Kevin Anderson, author of “Marx at the Margins: On Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Non-Western Societies”

Robert Paul “Gabe” Gabrielsky, longtime socialist and labor activist

 

This meeting will focus on two pages in U.S radical history, each with great relevance for today:  (1) In light of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Kevin Anderson will take up Marx’s Civil War writings in terms of race, class, democracy, and revolution. (2) Gabe Gabrielsky will focus on Eugene Debs and the Socialist Party, one of the high points of labor and socialist organization in U.S. history.

 

Background readings for those interested:

Kevin suggests Ch. 3 of “Marx at the Margins” or his shorter essay on Marx and the Civil War, or his critique of Spielberg’s “Lincoln.”

Gabe suggests the Wikipedia entries for Debs and the Socialist Party of America.

 

Sponsored by the West Coast Chapter, International Marxist-Humanist Organization

 

More information: <arise@internationalmarxisthumanist.org>

http://www.internationalmarxisthumanist.org/

 

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http://www.internationalmarxisthumanist.org/events/two-pages-u-s-radical-history-marxs-civil-war-writings-socialist-party-era-eugene-debs

 

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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

Match Women

Match Women

MATCHWOMEN’S FESTIVAL

Saturday 5th July 2014

Mander Hall

Hamilton House, Mabledon Place

London

WC1H 9BD

11AM to 9PM

Nearest stations: Euston and King’s Cross

Website: http://www.matchfest.co.uk/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/matchwomen

 

The Legacy of the Matchwomen

In the summer of 1888, 1400 women walked out on strike over management bullying and appalling, hazardous working conditions. The women and girls working at Bryant & May’s match factory in London’s East End shocked the world, and ultimately changed it.

Working-class women at this time were supposed to be seen and not heard, especially if, like many matchwomen, they were of Irish heritage. Instead, the matchwomen paraded the streets of the East End, singing songs and telling the truth about their starvation wages and mistreatment by the firm.

They marched to Parliament, and their strength and solidarity won them better pay, safer conditions, and the right to form the largest union of women and girls in Britain.

They were an inspiration to other groups of workers up and down the country and throughout the world. The modern movement for workers’ rights had begun, and the matchwomen were at the forefront of it.

Last year’s first Matchwomen’s Festival marked the 125th anniversary of the Matchwomen’s Strike.

It was a brilliant day with around 700 visitors, including the late Bob Crow, and was one of Tony Benn’s last public engagements.

Since then, the importance of the matchwomen to British history has been acknowledged in Parliament with a debate devoted to them, and Labour MPs recommending that the book about them, Striking a Light, should be on the school syllabus. Minister Ed Vaizey replied that Michael Gove would read it: so far, no word on whether Mr Gove enjoyed it, but we wait with baited breath.

MPs also wanted to see a properly-worded blue plaque acknowledging the women’s courage at the old factory site, which Vaizey supported. Watch this space, or indeed, that space if you live nearby.

This year’s festival is smaller, but still perfectly formed. We have some wonderful speakers, songs from Tina McKevitt, and spoken word from Faisal Ali.

We’re excited to have the inspiring Sara Khan on the importance of making links with Muslim women, Sukhwant Dhaliwal on the work and history of Women Against Fundamentalism, eminent trade union and human rights barrister John Hendy QC, and the TUC’s Scarlet Harris.

Kate Connelly will speak on her book about the astonishing life of Sylvia Pankhurst,

Terry McCarthy will speak about the matchwomen-inspired London Dock Strike of 1889, on which he is an authority. Actor and director Kate Hardie will talk about her film Shoot Me, and Alex Wall will talk about working with people with eating disorders, and how they can affect us all.

Heather Wakefield and Caroline Raine have excellent records on organising trade union women, and will update us on the latest issues and disputes and how we can support them.

Louise Raw is the author of Striking a Light and speaks and writes on the Matchwomen, women, unions and history.  Diana Johnson MP was instrumental in bringing the Matchwomen’s legacy to the attention of parliament.

 

Special Guest:

Eam Rin

We welcome to the festival a very special guest. Eam is at the forefront of the dangerous struggle for workers’ rights in Cambodia, which has left 5 people dead this year alone. A garment sewer for 14 years and secretary of the Cambodian Democratic Union, Eam is visiting the UK to talk about the current brutal government crackdown on freedom of association.

 

The Line-up: http://www.matchfest.co.uk/matchfest-line-up.html

Tickets are £2 each for the whole day through Eventbrite, plus a small booking fee.

Booking: http://www.matchfest.co.uk/tickets.html

Bryant & May

Bryant & May

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Communisation

Communisation

IISH COLLECTIONS MADE AVAILABLE ONLINE

International Institute of Social History

Leading IISH collections made available online

Announcement, IISH, Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

Starting today, dozens of the IISH’s leading archives are fully available to view free of charge via the institute’s catalogue. Celebrated collections can now be studied from anywhere in the world, including the papers of Pieter Jelles Troelstra and Ferdinand Domela Nieuwenhuis, Lev Trotsky, the German Social Democrat politicians Eduard Bernstein and Karl Kautsky, and the French anarchist Louise Michel, as well as the archives of political parties as the Dutch Social-Democratic Party.

The digitalized documents can be browsed and each piece can be viewed in full screen mode. By adjusting the size and contrast, or rotating, it will be possible to consult the material easily. The documents can also be downloaded as a pdf file or printed out.

The Institute has digitalized its archives in recent years using Metamorfoze, a national programme that aims to preserve the printed materials that form part of our heritage. SNS Reaal has also made an important contribution: for the last two years, the company has been supporting a major project undertaken by the Institute to digitalize the most famous and important archives that were purchased between 1935 and 1940 using funds from the ‘Centrale’ life insurance company (a precursor of SNS Reaal). In the coming years, many more IISH collections, including the archives of Marx and Engels, will be made available online.

 

Look into the archives of:

Bakunin at http://search.socialhistory.org/Record/ARCH00018  –

Lev Trotsky at http://search.socialhistory.org/Record/ARCH01483/Description

Alexander Berkman at http://search.socialhistory.org/Record/ARCH00040  –

Eduard Bernstein at http://search.socialhistory.org/Record/ARCH00042

Domela Nieuwenhuis at http://search.socialhistory.org/Record/ARCH00483

Frank van der Goes at http://search.socialhistory.org/Record/ARCH00518

Alexander Herzen at http://search.socialhistory.org/Record/ARCH00517

Karl Kautsky at http://search.socialhistory.org/Record/ARCH00712

Labour and Socialist International at http://search.socialhistory.org/Record/ARCH01368

Louise Michel at http://search.socialhistory.org/Record/ARCH02550

Henriette Roland Holst at http://search.socialhistory.org/Record/ARCH01198

SDAP at http://search.socialhistory.org/Record/ARCH01292

Troelstra at http://search.socialhistory.org/Record/ARCH01482

 

Read more about the ‘Centrale’ digitization project at: http://socialhistory.org/nl/projects/centrale-digitization-project and http://socialhistory.org/en/news/leading-iish-collections-made-available-online

IISH: http://socialhistory.org/

 

First published in: http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/leading-iish-collections-made-available-online

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Janine Booth

Janine Booth

GUILTY AND PROUD OF IT! POPLAR’S REBEL COUNCILLORS AND GUARDIANS 1919-25

By Janine Booth

Merlin Press

In the aftermath of the First World War, thirty Labour councillors went to prison rather than accepting inequitable taxes.

With unemployment rising in 1921 in Bow, Limehouse, Millwall and Old Ford, Poplar Borough Council could not help provide relief drawing only on the limited wealth of one poor London borough. 

Poplar councillors, including future labour leader George Lansbury, demanded that rates from richer areas should help. Rich Kensington had a hugely greater rateable value and fewer jobless people; it could afford to pay more. So Poplar refused to pay over rates to the London County Council, and thus began the Poplar Revolt.

Drawing on archive research and on newspaper reports, this book tells the story of the support mobilised by Poplar Council. 

The story begins when newly-enfranchised working-class voters elected Labour to run the Council in 1919. For the next two years, it improved life for Poplar residents, coming into ever-increasing conflict with the central authorities and the local government funding system. 

The crisis came in 1921, when Poplar Council refused to levy a portion of its rates. Poplar’s fight took its Councillors to prison in September 1921. Released after one month, they continued to battle but the struggle lost momentum. The book ends with a survey of outcomes and considers how this story has meaning today. 

“In the 1920s, Poplar’s Councillors and Guardians chose to fight. Had they chosen differently, we would not even remember them.”

Booth has done Poplar proud with her immensely well researched, lively and readable account… The book is especially good at bringing to light many of the lesser known characters in the struggle. It also reflects critically on the lessons of Poplar, which still resonate today.’ — Labour Research.

ISBN. 9780850366945
2009 Paperback
Contents here …
Price:£12.95

Janine Booth

Janine Booth

Merlin Press: http://www.merlinpress.co.uk

Janine Booth lives in Hackney, east London. She is a member of the RMT trade union and of Workers’ Liberty. She contributes to the socialist feminist Stroppyblog and has been a socialist candidate for Hackney Council and the Greater London Authority.

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Labour

Labour

LABOUR HISTORY CONFERENCE – EDMONTON

Labour History Conference — Edmonton, June 2014

Call for Papers

The Labour Movement has a long history of working alongside or against a wide variety of other social and political movements: from the anti-Fascist popular front to the Latin American solidarity campaigns of the 1970s and 1980s, from the women’s movement to LGBTQ movement today, from anti-nukes to environmental movements, from human rights campaigns in the 1940s and 1950s to Idle No More today. The Alberta Labour History Institute (ALHI) conference of 18-21 June, 2014, wants to investigate this past, present and future of labour’s interaction with other social movements in Canada and beyond.

ALHI seeks to share academic and people’s own histories with the broader community. It draws its members from organised labour, activist communities and the academy, and its conferences seek to build links between academic and non-academic history. Panels featuring “traditional” academic papers will be interspersed with group oral histories featuring people on-stage and in the audience telling their own stories. All of the presentations are filmed in high definition video and transcribed for archival purposes, with low-res versions uploaded onto our YouTube channel (search “Alberta Labour
History” on YouTube).

Our last conference included a concert by Maria Dunn and friends, a film festival, museum displays and keynote addresses from both historians and labour leaders. About one third of the conference participants were academics, and two thirds current and retired trade unionists and other activists. The 2014 conference will be similarly structured and seek a similar audience.

We are looking for people or groups interested in taking part in one of four categories on the theme labour’s interaction with other social movements, past, present and future. We encourage papers and presentations from any perspective, including those that may be critical of labour in the past or present.

We also encourage potential presenters to take a broad view of social movements, defining them as you like.
1)      Academic presentations of 15-20 minutes of length by students, established academics or others.
2)      Oral history participants who want to tell their own story on the theme in 10 minutes.
3)      Films up to 20 minutes in length.
4)      Museum-style displays that can be shipped to Edmonton and put up for public display during the length of the conference.
Interested presenters should send a statement of interest or abstract and brief bio or c.v. to <ALHI@labourhistory.ca> by 15 Ocotober, 2013 (to be considered for any possible travel funding) or by 15 November, 2013 for inclusion in the programme. All proposals will be peer-reviewed by a panel of academics and labour activists, and selected presenters will be informed by either the end of September or the end of November.

In the past we received grants and donations sufficient to subsidise many of our presenters. We will be fundraising again, but cannot promise support at this time

First published in http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/cfp-labour-history-conference-edmonton-june-2014

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Eric Hobsbawm

Eric Hobsbawm

ERIC HOBSBAWM: HISTORIAN, TEACHER AND CRITIC

PUBLIC MEETING

All welcome

Eric Hobsbawm: Historian, Teacher and Critic

 

This special seminar from the Socialist History Society will seek to assess the late Eric Hobsbawm’s enduring contribution to the study of history.

 

Panel Discussion

Willie Thompson, formerly Professor of Contemporary History at Glasgow Caledonian University;

Malcolm Chase, Professor of Social History, University of Leeds;

David Parker, Emeritus Professor, University of Leeds.

 

Tuesday 1st October 2013, 7.00 pm.

At Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4QH.

Near Liverpool Street station/underground.

Space is limited -please book early to ensure your place

To book, contact the Bishopsgate Institute on 020 7392 9200

For further information: http://www.bishopsgate.org.uk/Events

 

First published in http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/eric-hobsbawm-historian-teacher-and-critic-bishopsgate-institute-1-october

 

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Tyrion Lannister

Tyrion Lannister

SWIMMING AGAINST THE TIDE

Trotskyists in German Occupied France

 

By Yvan Craipeau

Translated by David Broder

With an appendix of the surviving collection of Arbeiter und Soldat and a fragment of Der Arbeiter in English translation.

This book tells the history of France’s Trotskyists from 1938 to 1945, focusing on their activities aimed at subverting the German army of occupation. 

It considers the history of the French Left, the coming of war, the independent line taken by Trotskyists in opposition to the French CP, work aimed at influencing German soldiers, and the potential for radical change at the end of the war. It reproduces the text of publications aimed at influencing the German conscripts in the occupation army.

Much has been written on the French Resistance but far less is known of the small courageous minority who rejected nationalism and based their activity on the international unity of the working class. Craipeau’s book gives a fascinating account of these revolutionaries, based on his own first-hand experience of the movement. David Broder has done us a service in making this important book available to English readers. Ian Birchall, former senior lecturer, Middlesex University.

18.99 GBP – available at http://www.merlinpress.co.uk/acatalog/SWIMMING-AGAINST-THE-TIDE.html

First published in http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/new-from-merlin-swimming-against-the-tide-trotskyists-in-german-occupied-france

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Chartism

Chartism

50 YEARS OF E.P. THOMPSON’S ‘THE MAKING OF THE ENGLISH WORKING CLASS’ – DAY CONFERENCE

http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/the-making-of-the-english-working-class/

A day conference organised by the People’s History Museum and the Working Class Movement Library

13 April 2013

Time 10:00 – 16:00

Duration 6 hours

Edward Thompson’s The Making of the English Working Class appeared in 1963 and has become one of the most influential history texts of the twentieth century.  It is still in print fifty years on, having survived challenges from Marxist, feminist and postmodern historians.  This day conference celebrates Thompson’s classic, and considers its reception, its critics, and why it endures.

Speakers will include the broadcaster Stuart Maconie and Professor Adrian Randall from University of Birmingham.

The conference will also include displays from the Working Class Movement Library and the Labour History Archive and Study Centre at the People’s History Museum.

First published at: http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/50-years-of-ep-thompsons-the-making-of-the-english-working-class-a-day-conference-organised-by-the-people2019s-history-museum-and-the-working-class-movement-library-13-april-2013

 

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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

‘The Lamb’ by William Blake – set to music by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw3VloKBvZc

 

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ERIC HOBSBAWM (1917-2012) – A TRIBUTE

Readers may well have registered the death of the historian Eric Hobsbawn earlier this year. Some colleagues from Sussex and Brighton universities, and from Kings College, have organised a tribute event for this December (Saturday 8th) to celebrate and commemorate his work.

Details are copied below. Please print and display as appropriate, bring to the notice of interested students, and forward to any relevant academic or other lists.

The event is free to staff and students, and to residents of Brighton and elsewhere, but you are encouraged to book a place by e-mail in advance to prevent disappointment (e-mail  T.Hickey@brighton.ac.uk).

Tom Hickey and Gill Scott

School of Humanities, University of Brighton

 

Eric Hobsbawm (1917-2012) – A Tribute

Saturday 8th December

University of Brighton

10-11 Pavilion Parade

Brighton BN2 1RA

 

“Human beings are not efficiently designed for a capitalist system of production.”

Age of Extremes (1994), p.414

 

“The imagined community of millions seems more real as a team of eleven named people.”

Nations and Nationalism Since 1780 (1990), p.143

 

Bandits, Rebels and Resistance * Marx and the Historical Imaginary * Jazz and the Sounds of the Subaltern * History in Theory and Theory in History * Culture, Biography and Politics * Socialism, Communism and Labour History * Industry, Empire and Revolution * Long and Short Centuries * Education, Activism and the Academy

Alex Callinicos, Mark Perryman, Eileen Yeo, Stuart Laing, Patricia McManus, Louise Purbrick, Paddy Maguire, Mark Erickson, Tom Hickey, Lucy Robinson, Mark Abel

This one-day symposium is dedicated to the work and the life of Eric Hobsbawm as a tribute from some of the many who have benefited from his insights and collegiality, in their work as historians and as activists for a better world. It is hosted by the ‘Politics, Aesthetics, Philosophy’ group in the School of Humanities at the University of Brighton. Admission is free but places can be booked in advance via T.Hickey@brighton.ac.uk.

 

First published in http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/eric-hobsbawm-1917-2012-2013-a-tribute-brighton-8-december

 

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A World To Win

THE REVOLUTION WILL BE NETWORKED

An Assembly to Develop an Agreement of the People

November 17, Waterloo Action Centre, London, 1.00-5.00pm

In 1647, during the English Revolution, the Levellers set out an Agreement of the People because relations between the people, parliament and the monarchy had broken down.

In 2012, the relationship between the state, corporations and the people has again broken down in an irretrievable way. A new Agreement of the People is needed. A people’s constitution.

On the day an assembly of working groups will collectively map out and network ideas and proposals to re-shape and improve the Agreement that is published here as a working draft.

The aim is to produce a new document that can then go out to the sponsoring groups – The People’s Republic of Southwark, National Community Activists Network, Rotherham Against The Cuts and Peoples Assemblies Network – and other organisations and individuals.

Bro.’s Grim, Adnan al-Sayegh plus poet-translator Cristina Viti will enhance our deliberations and lift the event from the prosaic to the poetic and provide an international dimension.

With this in mind, five organisations are supporting The Revolution Will Be Networked event on November 17 at Waterloo Action Centre. Reserve your place.

 

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Revolution

EUROPEAN REVOLUTIONARIES AND ALGERIAN INDEPENDENCE 1954-1962

Meeting to Launch Volume 10 Number 4 of Revolutionary History

This volume considers the course of the Algerian War 1954-1962, and the response of the French and European left. It gives the fullest account in English of the role of the revolutionary left in giving political and practical solidarity to the Algerian liberation struggle. It presents substantial extracts from Sylvain Pattieu’s Les camarades des frères (Paris 2002), and gives the fullest account of the role of Trotskyists in this period, drawing on documents and interviews with participants.

Speakers:  

Ian Birchall
Fritz Keller (Vienna – author of Internationalism in Practice: The Austrian Left and the Algerian Resistance.)
John Plant

Thursday 27 September, 6.30pm, at Bookmarks, 1 Bloomsbury Street, London, WC1B 3QE: entry £2 redeemable against any purchase on the night.

Call 020 7637 1848 or e-mail events@bookmarks.uk.com to reserve your place.

First published at: http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/meeting-to-launch-vol.-10-no.-4-of-revolutionary-history-european-revolutionaries-and-algerian-independence-1954-1962-london-27-september

 

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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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