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SEEING THROUGH THE EYES OF THE POLISH REVOLUTION

New in Paperback from Haymarket

Seeing Through the Eyes of the Polish Revolution: Solidarity and the Struggle Against Communism in Poland

HM series Marxism & Socialism World History

BY JACK M. BLOOM

In 1980 Polish workers astonished the world by demanding and winning an independent union with the right to strike, called Solidarity–the beginning of the end of the Soviet empire. Jack M. Bloom’s Seeing Through the Eyes of the Polish Revolution explains how it happened based on 150 interviews of Solidarity leaders, activists, supporters and opponents. Bloom’s invaluable and insightful study shows how an opposition was built, documents the battle between Solidarity and the ruling party, outlines the conflicts that emerged within each side during this tense period, explains how Solidarity survived the imposition of martial law, and how the opposition forced the Stalinist government to negotiate itself out of power.

About the author

Jack Bloom is Associate Professor of Sociology and Adjunct Associate Professor of Minority Studies and of History at Indiana University Northwest. He has published the award-winning Class, Race and the Civil Rights Movement (Indiana University Press, 1987).

See: http://www.haymarketbooks.org/pb/Seeing-Through-the-Eyes-of-the-Polish-Revolution

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LIVES OF THE ORANGE MEN

New book on socialist surrealism in Poland released…

Lives of the Orange Men: A Biographical History of the Polish Orange Alternative Movement
Major Waldemar Fydrych
Foreword by the Yes Men
Edited by Gavin Grindon

In Communist Poland, Surrealism Paints You!!!

Between 1981 and 1989 in Wroclaw Poland, in an atmosphere in which dissent was forbidden and martial law a reality, the Orange Alternative deployed the power of surrealist creativity to destabilise the Communist government. It worked. The militia were overwhelmed by thousands of unruly dwarves; celebrations of official festivals so disturbingly loyal that the Communist forces had to arrest anyone wearing red; walls covered in dialectical graffiti; new official festivals to assist the secret police with their duties; and a popular restaging of the storming of the Winter Palace using cardboard tanks and ships.

Lives of the Orange Men tells for the first time the story of this activist-art movement and its protagonists that played a key role in the 1989 revolution in Poland. Written by its central figure and featuring an appendix of newly-translated key texts including the ‘Manifesto of Socialist Surrealism’, a timeline of every Orange Alternative happening and a new foreword from the Yes Men.

“The streets of Wrocław were a magical place to be, once upon a time… Communism’s melting away in Eastern Europe in 1989 cannot be understood without the Orange Alternative. So listen to Major Fydrych – This book teaches the mystical tongue of the Orange Men and unveils their rites. Long live the dwarves!” – Padraic Kenney, author of A Carnival of Revolution: Central Europe 1989

“Lives of the Orange Men presents eyewitness reports and primary documents of the Orange Alternative’s cultural activism. Their ideological masquerade, predating The Yes Men and Reclaim the Streets, baffled police and stymied the disintegrating regime of General Jaruzelski. What more could anyone ask except to remind readers that there is no freedom without dwarves!” – Greg Sholette, author of Dark Matter: Art and Politics in the Age of Enterprise Culture

“Dwarves belong to capitalism!” – The Polish Communist Militia
PDF available freely online: http://www.minorcompositions.info/?p=624

Released by Minor Compositions, Wivenhoe / Brooklyn / Port Watson Minor Compositions is a series of interventions & provocations drawing from autonomous politics, avant-garde aesthetics, and the revolutions of
everyday life.

Minor Compositions is an imprint of Autonomedia
http://www.minorcompositions.info | minorcompositions@gmail.com

 

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POLITICAL ACTION, RESILIENCE AND SOLIDARITY: CALL FOR PAPERS – EXTENDED CALL

Political Action, Resilience and Solidarity: An inter-disciplinary, inter-institutional workshop 

Call for Papers

Event organisers:
Nicholas Michelsen, King’s College London
Wanda Vrasti, University of Humboldt

In association with:
• Centre of Integrated Research in Risk and Resilience, King’s College London.
• Research Centre in International Relations, Department of War Studies, King’s
• College London.
• Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance, The Open University
• Centre for the Study of Democracy, Westminster University.

Location: King’s College London.

Thursday the 18th and Friday the 19th of September 2014

The concept of resilience first appeared as a means to articulate how complex ecosystems are able to meet the challenges of radically shifting environmental conditions whilst retaining their key functionalities. Thinking in terms of resilience is deemed to offer an advance on previous approaches to risk-management in that it is concerned with fostering the adaptive capacities that are innate to any system. Inasmuch as resilience allows a system, community or agent’s inherent openness to the unexpected to become a source of beneficiary adaptation, it has garnered attention in a wide number of fields, from socio-ecological systems to psychology, disaster risk management, urban and national infrastructure design, post-conflict development and public health planning. Across these fields, the concept of resilience increasingly frames the possibility of spaces for policy action, offering a heuristic device under which the defining problems of our era of supposedly unalloyed uncertainty and insecurity can be addressed.

Contemporary debates around resilience have centred on the political content of the concept. Whereas in socio-ecological literatures, the concept has retained a broadly positive connotation, as a means to conceptualise sustainable resource management, in its wider usage, resilience is subject to critique as informing a conservative, indeed pacifying  rationality of governance (“resilience from above”). Resilience seems to bypass any suggestion that extant (social, economic, political and ecological) circumstances might be subjected to a wider or structural critique.

In this context, resilience is often contrasted with explicitly political concepts like Solidarity. Whereas resilience seems to suggest adaptation and immunisation in the face of complex unalterable forces, solidarity offers a means to challenge and alter extant conditions. By contrast with resilience, however, the concept of solidarity suffers from significant under-theorisation in contemporary literatures. What does it mean to “act in solidarity” with something or someone, and how is this related to the performance of political subjectivity or citizenship? What does it mean for activists in Tahrir Square to stand in solidarity with government employees in Madison? We suspect that the concept must be more than just an affective unification of a group of otherwise disparate actors. Indeed, rather than being diametrically opposed concepts, solidarity seems a precondition for community resilience (“resilience from below”). In this sense, perhaps it is at the intersection of solidarity and resilience that effective political action can occur.

Equally important is the intersection between resilience and democratic citizenship. Resilience often refers to policies that aim at making citizens able to cope with sudden changes in their life through, among other methods, taking therapeutic measures; informing them what to do in times of disaster; and supporting critical infrastructure so important activities can continue. Yet, this understanding of resilience eschews the idea that coping with depletion of rights requires new rights claims. Rights to housing, care, political participation, and so on, are mostly ignored. Resilience policies become in their effects ‘managerial’. They tell citizens what to do and they avoid the fundamental democratic questions about what social, economic and political rights and lives citizens demand. At this intersection between rights claims and resilience, resilience from below — what people do in response to crises and precarity – attains democratic political rather than managerial significance.

This collaborative inter-institutional and interdisciplinary workshop is concerned to examine and problematize the distinct genealogies and interaction of the concepts of Resilience, Solidarity, and democratic citizenship with particular focus on the problem of political action or agency. It aims to explore the ways in which community resilience may be associated or contrasted with the mechanisms underpinning social and political solidarity and with new rights claims. A number of related concepts, such as identity, acts of citizenship and political agency, are clearly of relevance in this context. As such, we invite paper abstracts of no more than 300 words that speak to the workshop theme in the broadest sense.

Possible areas for discussion include:

* Activism
* Affect
* Citizenship
* Conflict and post-conflict reconstruction
* Development
* Disasters
* Ethics
* Group psychology
* Identity politics
* Public health
* Political theory/philosophy
* Radical Democracy
* Revolutionary politics
* Social Movements
* Socio-ecological systems
* Transformative communities
* Urban Infrastructure

Please send paper abstracts by June 20th to: nicholas.michelsen@kcl.ac.uk

 

David Chandler, Professor of International Relations, Director of the Centre for the Study of Democracy, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Westminster, 32-38 Wells Street, London, W1T 3UW. Tel: ++44 (0)776 525 3073.
Journal Editor, Resilience: International Policies, Practices and Discourses: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/resi20

Amazon books page: http://www.amazon.co.uk/David-Chandler/e/B001HCXV7Y/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0

Personal website: http://www.davidchandler.org/
Twitter: @DavidCh27992090

 

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Global Economic Crisis

Global Economic Crisis

CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF EDUCATION AND WORK: UPDATE 2nd SEPTEMBER 2013

EVENTS

TORONTO SOLIDARITY COMMITTEE LAUNCH PARTY
Monday, September 2
8pm
The 460, 460 Spadina Ave, Toronto

Join the Toronto IWW in celebrating the launch of our Solidarity Committee, which will be supporting workers fighting back against bad bosses, stolen wages and other workplace issues that affect precarious workers.

The event will feature music, a brief discussion of the Solidarity Committee and its organizing model, and guest speakers.

For more info: http://torontoiww.org/

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BOOK LAUNCH – THE NEW COMMUNE-IST MANIFESTO: WORKERS OF THE WORLD, IT REALLY IS TIME TO UNITE

Monday Sept. 2 — 7 pm
Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham St., Toronto

By Ernesto (Ernie) Raj Peshkov-Chow; Published by RED/Fernwood, September 2013

The union movement and the Left have lost their vision of the way forward. Some key questions are asked, but no answers are forthcoming that resonate with the billions of people who comprise today’s working class. What is the alternative to capitalism? How do we get there, wherever there is?

For more info: http://www.newcommuneist.com
Or http://www.fernwoodpublishing.ca

Sponsored by: Beit Zatoun, International Socialists, Socialist Action and Greater Toronto Workers’ Assembly

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DISABLED PEOPLE AGAINST CUTS: SOLIDARITY ACTION IN TORONTO WITH DISABLED PEOPLE AGAINST CUTS (DPAC) WEEK OF ACTION IN THE UK

Tuesday, September 3
12pm
777 Bay Street, Toronto

Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) is holding a week of action to challenge austerity and brutal attacks on disabled people being carried out by the Cameron Government. We are rallying outside the British Consulate to show our support and build for our own struggles in Ontario as ODSP comes under attack.

For more info: http://update.ocap.ca/node/1093

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OCCUPY ECONOMICS TORONTO WORKSHOP: THE CORPORATE SYSTEM OF INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC RELATIONS

Tuesday, Sep. 3
6:00 – 9:00 pm.
Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil St., Toronto
Event is free

At the height of the Colonial Period, the Western powers  in a number of trading enclaves around the world enjoyed what was called ‘extraterritorial power’: their citizens and commercial enterprises were governed by the colonial powers own legal systems and not the host nations.

At the moment the sisterhood of multinational corporations (today including state-owned Chinese multinationals) are replicating such a system, established under the guise of a set of international trade agreements with so-called ‘investor protection’ clauses. Modelled on NAFTA’s chapter 11, they will triumph corporate profit over environment protection, human rights, fight for gender equality, for labour rights, etc. National and local legislation will be superseded by board of arbitrators.

We must wake up the Canadian people up to the implications of this sacrifice on the altar of corporate profit maximization.

For more info: http://occupyeconomics.ca/

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NEWS & VIEWS

THE RADICAL TRADITION OF AUTOWORKERS: AN INTERVIEW WITH GREG SHOTWELL

By Andy Piascik, Z Magazine

The sit-down strike by General Motors workers in the winter of 1936-37 was one of the galvanizing events in U.S. labor history. Similarly, the efforts of the primarily African-American autoworkers of the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement (DRUM) sparked the resurgence of rank and file militancy in the late 1960s and 1970s. In more recent years, the New Directions caucus and Soldiers of Solidarity carried on the radical tradition in the United Automobile Workers.

Gregg Shotwell was active in both New Directions and SOS for much of his 30 years working at General Motors, during which time the UAW’s rolls fell from 1.5 million members to 382,513. He published “Live Bait and Ammo,” a boisterous newsletter that regularly skewered management as well as official union passivity.

In this interview, Shotwell talks about the onslaught of auto management, the decline of the UAW, and the efforts of autoworkers to resist both.

Read more: http://www.zcommunications.org/the-radical-tradition-of-autoworkers-by-andy-piascik.html

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UNION WAGE ADVANTAGE GROWS BY $1.71 PER HOUR

By Doug Allan, Leftwords

The gap between union and non-union wages in Ontario has grown significantly since the start of the recession in 2008, increasing by $1.71 per hour, Statistics Canada data indicates.

The hourly union advantage grew by 34 cents per hour each year on average. For a full time worker, that means the advantage for having union coverage in your workplace is growing by about $663 per year.

Compared to five years ago, that means the union wage advantage for an employee working full time hours has grown by $3,334 per year.

Read more: http://ochuleftwords.blogspot.ca/2013/08/union-wage-advantage-grows-by-171-per.html

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SCHOOL4CIVICS – PULLING BACK THE CURTAIN ON POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT

By Alejandra Bravo, The Maytree Foundation

When we put out a call in April to be part of our upcoming series of School4Civics boot camps, workshops and networking events, we were pleased to see the broad interest in getting involved in political life. People who get involved in politics are some of our most engaged, committed and civic-minded neighbours. Most of them have already been active in their communities, volunteering, sitting on boards, and contributing in other ways. When they get involved in politics, they are really putting themselves and their families out there in a way that most people can’t imagine.

Read more: http://diversecitytoronto.ca/blog/school4civics-pulling-back-the-curtain-on-political-engagement/

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CALL FOR PAPERS/PROPOSALS – IDEA JOURNAL 2014

Design Activism: Developing Models, Modes and Methodologies of Practice

Academics, research students and practitioners are invited to submit design research papers and critical project works that engage interior design/interior architecture theory and practice with the topic of Design Activism: Developing Models, Modes and Methodologies of Practice for the Idea Journal 2014.

The living conditions of First Nations communities, food-security concerns, access to clean safe water, domestic violence – seemingly disparate subjects can be, and are being, connected to interior design teaching and practice. Such issues are particularly linked to the ongoing discussions of designers working within the new global design paradigm. There is evidence that a range of worthwhile initiatives have been undertaken by design professionals who choose to pursue socially responsible practices, and by educators and practitioners who are intentionally shifting away from a focus on pure
aesthetics and market-driven practices.

Dissatisfied with what they perceive as an over-emphasis by the design community on aesthetics, and its failure to meaningfully address the design needs of at-risk and low-income communities, several academics and practitioners have started to incorporate social-justice issues into their design research and teaching – while a number of independent design practitioners are involving themselves in activism.

The Idea Journal accepts: design research papers, refereed studios, project reviews, visual essays, book & exhibition reviews.

Authors are invited to register their interest in submitting a paper on the form following and forward by email to the Executive Editor, Suzie Attiwill by 21 October 2013. Registration of interest is not refereed. The acknowledgement of registration facilitates development of a proposal to full research paper, refereed studio, visual essay or project review by providing formatting guidelines and publication standards to registrants.

Email: IDEAJournal2014@gmail.com
Website: http://idea-edu.com/journal/2014-idea-journal/

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CALL FOR PAPERS: 2014 CANADIAN ASSOCIATION FOR WORK AND LABOUR STUDIES (CAWLS) INAUGURAL CONFERENCE

Hosted at Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, during the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. May 2014.

The conference organizing committee invites submissions for participation in the inaugural conference of the Canadian Association for Work and Labour Studies. The committee welcomes proposals for single papers, multiple paper panels, roundtables and/or workshops. In keeping with the Congress theme, “Borders without Boundaries”, the participation of researchers in academic, union and community settings is encouraged.

Please send electronic copies of 250-word proposals to the conference organizing committee c/o Dr. Larry Savage, Conference Chair and Director, Centre for Labour Studies, Brock University Labour.Studies@brocku.ca. All proposals are due by December 1, 2013.

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THOUSANDS STRIKE FAST FOOD, PICKETING AND OCCUPYING

By Jenny Brown, Labor Notes

Thousands of fast food workers walked off their jobs in 58 U.S. cities [on Thursday], an indictment of an economy that’s producing little more than McJobs. Some picket lines turned into temporary occupations, and several stores closed.

From a McDonald’s in Peoria, Illinois, to a Burger King in Durham, North Carolina, the one-day strikes hit businesses in dozens of new cities and towns. Organizers estimated a thousand restaurants were affected.

Read more: http://www.labornotes.org/2013/08/thousands-strike-fast-food-picketing-and-occupying

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THE MOVEMENT AND THE MESSAGE: BRIDGING THE DIVIDE BETWEEN UNIONS AND THE PUBLIC

By Sima Sahar Zerehi, Our Times

We’ve typecast ourselves. The defenders of labour rights, the champions of working people, have become a relic of the past. At times we’re almost a parody of ourselves, a walking/talking vintage edition of class struggle: same t-shirts, same placards, same songs and chants.

Read more: http://ourtimes.ca/Featured_Story/article_286.php

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JOB POSTINGS

NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE, EDUCATION DEPARTMENT: CANADIAN LABOUR CONGRESS (CLC)

The Canadian Labour Congress is seeking a National Representative responsible for online, hybrid and/or blended education and learning. The Representative will also contribute to the development and delivery of in-class learning.  This position is based in Ottawa.

The successful candidate will report to the National Director, Education.

Responsibilities include:
– develop course material on a range of issues related to labour education;
– oversee and create a range of media for online learning initiatives, in order to engage learners online and foster learning and social change;
– develop educational strategies using social media;
– plan, develop and deliver train-the-trainer courses;
– evaluate the success of individual learning and media techniques;
– provide technical support to affiliated unions, federations of labour and labour councils with respect to their education development and delivery needs;
– maintain a strong working knowledge of current and emerging online and in-class learning techniques and best practices;
– work closely with staff in other CLC departments in the development of educational materials;
– assist in piloting new course material.

For more details and to apply: https://charityvillage.com/jobs/search-results/job-detail.aspx?id=279417&l=2

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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 this project, visit http://www.apcol.ca

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

 

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North Atlantic Oscillation

North Atlantic Oscillation

INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY RELOADED

CALL FOR PAPERS: International Solidarity Reloaded

Trade Unions and other Social Movements: Between the Challenges and Opportunities of Globalisation
Graduate Conference 2014
April 1-4, 2014
Georg-August University of Göttingen, Conference Centre by the Historical Observatory. Organised by the Hans Böckler Foundation in cooperation with the Göttingen Graduate School of Social Sciences (GGG)

Against the backdrop of economic globalisation, the transnational networking and cooperation of trade unions and other social movements has increasingly gained attention in social movement and trade union research. As capital now increasingly moves in global terms and political and economic decision-making processes no longer occur exclusively at the national level, trade unions and other social movements now also face the challenge of collaborating across borders. International solidarity seems more necessary than ever – while simultaneously ‘uneven geographical development’ (Harvey) often makes this increasingly difficult. At the same time, however, globalisation as well as social transnationalisation processes seem to open up new possibilities for international solidarity. Simplified travel and communication options facilitated especially by the internet as well as the emergence of a global public at large all make easier cross-border diffusion of ideas, frames and collective identities.

These developments are analysed by different disciplines, with scientists often referring to international solidarity as a natural basis for transnational action. However, the concept of international solidarity proper often remains vague in scientific debates. A particular shortfall here is the lack of noteworthy theoretical development about what international solidarity actually is and what conditions favour or inhibit it. In this context, equally meagre attention has hitherto focused on the relationship between solidarity, interest and empathy on an international scale.

This multi-disciplinary conference aims to contribute to a better understanding of the foundations for international solidarity among workers, trade unions and other social movements in such areas as migration, feminism, climate change, and in view of the protests against European austerity policies. Furthermore, it intends to analyse what windows of opportunity might open up in the age of economic globalisation and social transnationalisation. The conference aims to bring together trade union and social movement research as well as research and practice in a debate on international solidarity, thereby contributing to the development of theories. To this end, questions as to the relationship between shared interests and identification and/or empathy in a globalised and transnationalised world are to be re-formulated. Forming a special focus here will be the commonalities and differences between workers’ movements and other social movements.

The questions to be debated at the conference include:
*�� What is solidarity across borders based upon? What are its foundations and prerequisites? What is the difference between international workers’ solidarity and the solidarity of other social movements?
*�� What contribution do concepts from movement research such as frames and opportunity structures bring to the understanding of international solidarity?
*�� How can the relationship between common interests and “emotional” factors and/or empathy and shared identity be determined? How could this relationship change within the context of globalisation and transnationalisation?
*�� What are the obstacles to, but also opportunities for, international solidarity in social movements and trade unions?
*�� What are the prerequisites for organising international solidarity along supply chains and/or in transnational corporate networks? What role does international solidarity play in the revitalisation of trade unions?
*�� What specific role do developments such as the transnationalisation of social life, the digitalisation of communication and extended travel possibilities play in promoting international solidarity?
*�� What role does the internet play as a space for the transnational public at large? What (catalyst) effects are proven to result from transnational solidarity?
*�� What can trade unions learn from other social movements such as the feminist, environmental or development policy movements, and vice versa?
*�� What difficulties – but also perspectives and needs – exist for alliances between trade unions and other social movements on an international scale?

Addressees of the Conference
The conference targets doctoral candidates, post-doctoral researchers as well as researchers on the cusp of research and practice. It provides a forum for discussing one’s own questions, theses, theoretical ramifications, methodological approaches and challenges. Interested scientists are requested to submit exposés that deal with international solidarity issues of labour organisations and social movements in general, against the background of growing transnationalisation. A special focus at the conference will be to debate cross-border approaches pursued by trade unions and social movements which contribute to further theoretical understanding of solidarity and its prerequisites.

Programme and Organisation
Sarah Bormann, Shuwen Bian, Jenny Jungehülsing, Martina Hartung and Florian Schubert
(Hans Böckler Foundation doctoral scholarship holders)
Doctoral Scholarship Department of the Hans Böckler Foundation
Göttingen Graduate School of Social Sciences

Details and Deadlines
Interested parties are kindly requested to e-mail a 1 to 2-page abstract in German or English as well as a brief biography and details on their research profile to WT@boeckler.de by no later than 6 September 2013.

For enquiries also contact this address or call the Scholarship Department of the Hans Böckler Foundation (Dr Susanne Schedel on tel. ++49(0)211/7778-301).
The contributions will be selected in late September. Conference languages are German and English. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided. The Hans Böckler Foundation will bear the costs of board and lodging. It will also bear the travel costs of conference speakers and Hans Böckler Foundation scholarship holders.

Contact
Dr Susanne Schedel
Hans Böckler Foundation
Doctoral Scholarship Department
Hans-Böckler-Strasse 39
40476 Düsseldorf
WT@boeckler.de

 

First published in: http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/cfp-international-solidarity-reloaded.-trade-unions-and-other-social-movements-between-the-challenges-and-opportunities-of-globalisation-graduate-conference-2014

 

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‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

 

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Work

Work

WORKING USA: CALL FOR ARTICLES

From: Kim Scipes: kimscipes@earthlink.net

Working USA:  The Journal of Labor and Society
Call for Papers: “Building International Labor Solidarity”

Working USA: The Journal of Labor and Society will devote a thematic issue to Building International Labor Solidarity, which will be published in early 2014.  The thematic editor is Kim Scipes of Purdue University North Central who will work closely with Working USA editor, Immanuel Ness.

As new labor movements emerge in Africa, the Middle East, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania, we seek essays that focus on research that is designed to build international labor solidarity with these and other workers.  The editors seek in-depth, critical description and analyses of efforts motivated by the rise of workers movements that engage in transnational solidarity, as well as articles that examine imperial and global power efforts to control, guide, and circumscribe them. Historical examples must retain focus that refract on today’s problems and concerns. Paper proposals are encouraged that address labor unions and workers’ movements in the United States and beyond, but priority will be given to research across the developed-developing country divide, or among developing countries of the Global South.

Proposals for papers in the journal should be submitted by August 15, 2013, with a length of 250-500 words.  Final papers will be peer-reviewed by referees appointed by the editorial board, and should not exceed 7,500 words.  For author guidelines, go to the following website:

See: http://working-usa.org

Papers must be received by October 15, 2013.  E-mail for questions or submissions: kscipes@pnc.edu and iness@brooklyn.cuny.edu

Book Project
Concurrently, the editors of the special issue are separately publishing a collection on Building International Labor Solidarity, for which they are seeking submissions.  Contributors can submit papers to both the journal issue and the book, but they must be separate essays.  This will supplement issues addressed in the journal and go beyond them.  Each chapter can reach 10,000 words, and focus on practical, on-the-ground experiences and critical reflections on the subject.  This collection is planned as an activist-oriented project, and we are looking for accounts that address
specific issues raised in the practice of or literature about building international labor solidarity that examine the history and unfolding of events.  Again, priority will be given to work across the developed-developing country divide, or among developing countries/Global South.

Proposals for chapters in the collection should be submitted by September 15, 2013, with a length of 250-500 words.  Chapters are due by June 1, 2014, and authors should check with either editor about their proposed papers.

Immanuel Ness, Brooklyn College, City University of New York, New York, USA, Email: iness@brooklyn.cuny.edu

Kim Scipes, Purdue University North Central in Westville, Indiana, USA,
Email   kscipes@pnc.edu

 

First published in http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/call-for-articles-for-working-usa-building-international-labor-solidarity

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Karl Marx

RETHINKING MARXISM 2013

CALL FOR PAPERS

Rethinking Marxism 2013: Surplus, Solidarity, Sufficiency

RETHINKING MARXISM: a journal of economics, culture & society is pleased to announce its 8th international conference, to be held at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst on 19-22 September 2013.

RETHINKING MARXISM’s seven previous international conferences have each attracted more than 1000 students, scholars, and activists. They have included keynote addresses and plenary sessions, formal papers, roundtables, workshops, art exhibitions, screenings, performances, and activist discussions.

Among the confirmed keynote events for Rethinking Marxism 2013: SURPLUS, SOLIDARITY, SUFFICIENCY are Katherine Gibson giving the inaugural Julie Graham Memorial Lecture, a series of panels engaging with and celebrating the different aspects of the work of Steve Resnick and Richard Wolff and an installation of the late artist Susan Kleckner’s work at Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp, along with a series of conversations and film screening organized by Susan Jahoda and Jesal Kapadia.

In 2013, 5 years into the greatest economic and social depression since the Great Depression, and 4 years after the last international conference convened, we want to invite participants to explore and interrogate three keywords: SURPLUS, SOLIDARITY and SUFFICIENCY. We find these keywords to be particularly useful in critically engaging with our historical conjuncture from different perspectives. Needless to say, fellow participants who would like to bring in other concerns, other concepts, other debates and engagements into the mix should definitely feel free to do so. Our international conferences have always functioned as pluralistic and open platforms that represent the vast richness of the Marxian tradition. When we propose these keywords, we only intend them as possible provocations for scrutiny and invitations for engagement.

The keyword SURPLUS, as in surplus labor (whether it takes the capitalist value-form or the various non-capitalist forms in our contemporary economies) and surplus laborers (especially with skyrocketing unemployment), enables us to approach the causes, consequences and solutions to the current economic crisis by deploying Marxian vocabularies and frameworks. The keyword SOLIDARITY, on the other hand, makes possible reflections on how to do things differently—together, collectively, communally, whether it is the organization of a democratically run workplace, a journal, a conference, a neighborhood association, a political party, a social movement, an international solidarity effort, or a revolutionary insurgence. And finally, the keyword SUFFICIENCY opens to investigation the bipolar convulsions of growth (fetishism) and austerity, various logics of invidious (over-)consumption, and the ecological and social destruction unleashed by the acephalous and endless movement of the circuits of capital.

Rather than uncritically endorsing these keywords, we would like them to be both utilized and rethought in investigating the current economic and ecological crises and articulating new revolutionary imaginaries and vocabularies that will enable the work of enacting communism here and now.

For more information on the proposed theme, visit: http://www.rethinkingmarxism.org/sss

We encourage, however, scholars and students in all disciplines, activists and artists working in areas that intersect with Marxism to submit proposals on themes other than those proposed above. Participants can present in areas such as critical race theory, feminism, political economy, anarchist studies, cultural and literary studies, art and art criticism, literature and literary studies, queer theory, working-class and labor studies, postcolonial studies, geography and urban studies, psychoanalysis, social and natural sciences, philosophy, history, and around issues of class, race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexuality, and disability. Historical analyses are especially welcome.

In addition to three plenary sessions, an art installation and screenings, there will be concurrent panels, workshops, and cultural events. We invite the submission of organized sessions that follow traditional or non-traditional formats (such as workshops, roundtables, and dialogue among and between presenters and audience) as well as individual presentations. Anyone engaging with Marxism in any discipline or form of activism is encouraged to submit paper and panel proposals. We also welcome video, poetry, performance, and all other modes of presentation and cultural expression.

SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS

Proposals for papers, films, or other formats should include:
* Paper title
* Presenter’s name and contact information (mail, email, phone, affiliations)
* Brief abstract (no more than 200 words)
* Technology/spacial requirements for the presentation

Proposals for panels should include:
* Panel title
* Name, contact information, and paper title for each presenter
* Brief abstract (no more than 200 words) explaining the panel’s focus
* Brief abstract for each paper (no more than 200 words)
* Names and contact information for any discussant(s) or respondent(s)
* Technology required by the presenters
* Title, contact, and address for any sponsoring organization or journal

If your paper or panel proposal is intended for the track on the work of Steve Resnick and Rick Wolff, please indicate this in your submission.

The appropriate preregistration fee must be paid with all proposal submissions. Unfortunately, any proposal not accompanied by the appropriate preregistration fee cannot be considered. Proposals that are not accepted will have their preregistration fees returned in full. If you are submitting a proposal for an entire panel, please make sure the preregistration fee for all members of the panel is paid.

The deadline for proposal submission is July 1, 2013.

Submissions should be sent to Vincent Lyon-Callo at Vincent.lyon-callo@wmich.edu.

To submit a proposal and to pay the preregistration fee, follow the instructions on the conference website: http://www.rethinkingmarxism.org/RM2013

REGISTRATION RATES

______ Regular Rate $125

______ Low-Income Rate $60

PUBLICATIONS

Selected papers, poems, art, and other forms of presentation from the conference may be published in RETHINKING MARXISM and/or in separate edited volumes of contributions.

VENDORS AND ADVERTISEMENTS

Literature tables and display areas are available to groups, vendors, and publishers at reasonable rates. Ad space in the conference program is also available at reasonable rates. All ads must be camera-ready.

ORGANIZERS & SPONSORS

This conference is organized by a committee composed of the members of Association for Economic and Social Analysis and the editorial board of Rethinking Marxism and sponsored by Association for Economic and Social Analysis (AESA) and Rethinking Marxism.

For more information, visit the conference website: http://www.rethinkingmarxism.org/RM2013

All inquiries concerning the conference can be addressed to Vincent Lyon-Callo at Vincent.lyon-callo@wmich.edu.

 

Originally published at: http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/cfp-rethinking-marxism-2013-surplus-solidarity-sufficiency-amherst-ma-19-22-sept-2013

 

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Human Rights

RIGHTS, SOLIDARITY AND JUSTICE: WORKING PEOPLE ORGANIZING, PAST AND PRESENT

The Labor and Working-Class History Association invites proposals for panels, roundtables, and workshops for its national conference in New York next June, 2013.  

Deadline for submissions is: September 15, 2012.

CALL FOR PAPERS: ‘Rights, Solidarity and Justice: Working People Organizing, Past and Present’

LAWCHA National Conference, June 6-8, 2013, New York City

Meeting in a year in which surging corporate power has threatened both unions and democracy as we know it, the 2013 LAWCHA conference in New York City will focus on how varied groups of working people have built the solidarity needed to challenge their employers, each other, their communities, and the state to seek justice and improve their lives. Historically and today women, immigrants and people of color have often been at the forefront of these struggles.  Many have seen the revitalization of their organizations – unions, cooperatives, mutual aid societies, and political movements – as critical to their struggles for equality and democracy in and beyond the workplace.  In the present moment, faced with obstacles to organizing that evoke earlier centuries, workers and their allies are creating innovative organizational forms and strategies in the U.S.and around the world. LAWCHA seeks panels, roundtables, and workshop proposals that put today’s challenges and successes in deeper perspective, including comparisons across time, space, and national borders, and that explore the rich range of working peoples’ lives and movements, from Early American history to the Wisconsin upheaval and Occupy Wall Street.    

Meeting a few blocks from the site of OWS at Brooklyn College’s Graduate Center for Worker Education, located in Manhattan in a city that has long been a laboratory of innovative working-class self-organization, we welcome panel proposals of all kinds, including those that are historical, contemporary, transnational, or comparative, and those that combine activists and academics. LAWCHA is also interested in proposals for workshops and roundtables that examine past experience and current strategies for work in areas of LAWCHA’s on-going activity – historical memory and commemoration; teaching labor history in the schools; building global networks of labor historians; and labor activism and solidarity, as well as skills workshops on the art of organizing, op-ed writing and other media work, building labor centers and more.  We envision the possibility of threads of linked sessions in each of these areas of interest forming a significant part of the program. We also encourage more conversational sessions than the conventional 3 paper /commentator format. While we welcome individual paper proposals, we are especially keen to receive proposals for complete sessions.

Send proposals for panels (or individual papers), roundtables, and workshops to LAWCHA conference program committee: lawcha.cfp+2013NYC@gmail.com

Proposals should include brief abstracts for sessions and individual papers and short biographies/c.v.s for participants.

DEADLINE for submissions is: September 15, 2012; notification by December 15, 2012.

Conference sessions and accommodations will be in and around the NYU/Brooklyn College campus in lower Manhattan.

Labor and Working –Class History Association (LAWCHA): http://www.lawcha.org/

 

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Socialism and Hope

LEFT FORUM 2011: TOWARDS A POLITICS OF SOLIDARITY

WHERE: Pace University, One Pace Plaza New York, NY 10038

WHEN: March 18 – 20, 2011
The Left Forum—the largest annual conference of left and progressive intellectuals, activists, academics, and the interested public in the U.S—will convene this March in New York City. Last year’s participants included Noam Chomsky, Arundhati Roy and Jesse Jackson. The Left Forum will bring together 700 speakers, over 3,000 participants and 200 panels, during the three-day conference.

Plenary Speakers include:

Cornel West: Culture critic; Distinguished Professor, Princeton University
Barbara Ehrenreich: Author of Nickel and Dimed
Malalai Joya: former member of Afghan parliament
Paul Mason: BBC Newsnight economics editor
Laura Flanders: best-selling author; host of GRITtv
John Nichols: author of The “S” Word; correspondent for The Nation
Carlos M. Vilas: Universidad Nacional Lanus, Argentina; Editor, Latin American Perspectives

For interviews, press passes, or other media queries, email media@leftforum.org

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Capitalist Crisis

CONFRONTING THE CRISIS

Over 400 economists from across Europe signed to express their support for the 2010-11 EuroMemorandum, ‘Confronting the Crisis: Austerity or Solidarity’.

The English text, together with the list of signatories, has now been posted on the EuroMemo Group’s new web site, www.euromemo.eu

The long version of the EuroMemorandum is also available in Spanish, as well as translations of the shorter summary into German, Dutch and Danish. 

Translations of the full text into German, French and Greek are in the process of being completed and will be posted as they become available.
Trevor Evans, John Grahl and Diana Wehlau for the Steering Committee of the EuroMemo Group

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Professor John Grahl
Middlesex University Business School
The Burroughs
Hendon
London NW4 4BT

J.Grahl@mdx.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8411 5905

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The Island

LOST TEXT

History Matters

THE ILLUSIONS OF ‘SOLIDARITY’ By David Brown

A ‘Lost Text’ from 1975 rediscovered: David Brown on the ‘Illusions’ of Maurice Brinton and Cornelius Castoriadis

Editorial notes by the Hobgoblin Collective:

Hobgoblin has published (online) for the first time a text, written in 1975 as a letter to the membership of the Solidarity group – also known as ‘Solidarity For Workers Power’. This group was founded in 1960 by Chris Pallis, an eminent neurologist who wrote under the name “Maurice Brinton,” and Ken Weller, a young shop steward working in the motor industry. The group, initially known as Socialism Reaffirmed, published a journal, Agitator, which after six issues was renamed Solidarity. Both Brinton and Weller had previously been members of Gerry Healy’s Socialist Labour League, founded amidst the mass defections from the Communist Party after the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. As Richard Abernethy put in an obituary for Chris Pallis in Hobgoblin in 2005:

“Solidarity punctured and deflated some favourite left-wing illusions. It recognised that there was no actually existing socialism, no worker’s states, in the world. Notwithstanding all differences between the Western capitalist bloc, the Eastern bloc ruled by Communist parties, and the Third World, the basic divide between rulers and ruled existed everywhere.”

The Solidarity group, despite never having much more than a hundred members, was influential, not least because Solidarity became the main conduit of the political theories of Cornelius Castoriadis aka Paul Cardan (1922-97), founder of Socialisme ou Barbarie in France.

The resignation statement by Solidarity member, David Brown, was written at a time (1975) when the group was in decline, facing splits and having to deal with the fact that Castoriadis/Cardan had, following the demise of Socialisme ou Barbarie in 1965, moved to the Right. Brown, was influenced by French ex-Bordigist, Jacques Camatte, some of whose writings he translated, by the Russian value-theorist, II Rubin, and by Karl Korsch, author of Marxism and Philosophy. According to Brown, Castoriadis and Solidarity shared with the traditional left a restricted understanding of Marx’s ideas, not recognising the liberatory core of Marx’s Capital, and taking the shortcoming of the traditional left as grounds for breaking with Marx. Brown argues that Castoriadis, Brinton and the Solidarity group misunderstood the cardinal term of the Marx’s critique of political economy – value. Brown writes:

“The attack on the labour theory of value is only a prelude to a more general attack on the materialist conception of history. By reducing the general conception of the mode of production to mean technology and the word ‘determine’ to mean the same as ‘cause’, a simple transformation of marxism into banality follows.” 

Castoriadis had argued that:

“The revolutionary movement… must become the place (the only place in contemporary society, outside the factory) where… individuals learn about collective life, run their own affairs and fulfill and develop themselves, working for a common objective in reciprocal recognition.”

Brown finds this position to be “entirely false,” and argues (following Jacques Camatte) that “all organisations are despotic” because, basing themselves on “critique of other organisations and individuals” they are “already” the conception of competitive capital.

Two of the editors of The Hobgoblin (Richard Abernethy and George Shaw) are former members of the Solidarity group. As Marxist-Humanists, we do not agree with a lot of the positions David Brown expressed in 1975. If the statement that “all organisations are despotic” means that all attempts to overcome atomization and individual isolation are doomed, then we certainly disagree, believing, as we do, in a philosophically-grounded alternative to capitalism – something Castoriadis, as a “positivist,” never even considered. Nor do we agree that “support for oppressed peoples” was part of the degeneration of Marxism (this in spite of Marx’s own statements on Ireland, Poland etc), or saying that people who voted Labour in 1974 “voted for capitalism.”

We are publishing this text not only because of its historical interest as a critique of a (dead) organization of the Left, once significant (and still influential “beyond the grave,” through the works of its theoreticians and the legacy of its activists) , but also because of the general theoretic questions it raises have, in the 21st century Left, not been surpassed.

TO READ THE TEXT IN FULL SEE THE LINKS BELOW

http://www.thehobgoblin.co.uk/2011_DAVID_BROWN_ON_CHRIS%20PALLIS_1.htm

http://www.thehobgoblin.co.uk/2011_DAVID_BROWN_ON_CHRIS%20PALLIS_2.htm

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Hilton Reading Postone

THE COMMON AND THE FORMS OF THE COMMUNE – RETHINKING MARXISM

Rethinking Marxism: A Journal of Economics, Culture & Society Volume 
22 Issue 3
http://www.informaworld/rm

Special Issue: THE COMMON AND THE FORMS OF THE COMMUNE

In Memoriam
JULIE GRAHAM (1945–2010)

Editors’ Introduction

The Common and the Forms of the Commune
Guest Editors’ Introduction: The Common and the Forms of the Commune
Anna Curcio and Ceren Özselçuk

On the Common, Universality, and Communism: A Conversation between 
Étienne Balibar and Antonio Negri

Subjectivity, Class, and Marx’s “Forms of the Commune”
Jack Amariglio

The Common and Its Production
The Common in Communism
Michael Hardt

Five Theses on the Common
Gigi Roggero

A Common Word
Aras Özgün

Free Association/Means in Common
16beaver group

Commodity Fetishism and the Common
Rethinking Socialism: Community, Democracy, and Social Agency
Antonio Callari; David F. Ruccio

The Common without Copies, the International without Cosmopolitanism: 
Marx against the Romanticism of Likeness
Deborah Jenson

The Nature of the Common
Federico Luisetti

“Modes” of Community
Engendering Feudalism: Modes of Production Revisited
S. Charusheela

On Producing (the Concept of) Solidarity
Kenneth Surin

Pedagogies of the Common
Kathi Weeks

Difference in Common
Translating Difference and the Common
Anna Curcio

Jouissance and Antagonism in the Forms of the Commune: A Critique of Biopolitical Subjectivity
Yahya M. Madra; Ceren Özselçuk

Subjectivity and Visions of the Common
Alvaro Reyes

Rethinking Marxism: http://www.informaworld/rm

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