Ruth Rikowski’s reaction to the death of Michael Jackson on her blog ‘Serendipitous Moments’, see: http://ruthrikowskiim.blogspot.com/2009/06/michael-jacson-shame-on-society.html Following the death of my father last February, the music of Michael Jackson has helped my youngest son, Gregory, to move beyond the aftermath and to move on to new projects. Michael Jackson’s music also helped Ruth too in this respect.
Greg and Ruth had tickets to see Michael at the O2. They are both shocked and saddened at the death of this great man.
All events at TRS, 44 East 32nd St., 11th floor, New York, NY, from 7 pm to 9 pm Sponsored by Marxist-Humanist Initiative
TUESDAY, JUNE 23: PUBLIC MEETING "The economic crisis and left responses," a talk by Andrew Kliman, author of Reclaiming Marx's "Capital": A refutation of the myth of inconsistency "A new organization for a time of crisis," a talk by Anne Jaclard, National Secretary, Marxist-Humanist InitiativeTalks followed by open discussion. Donation requested.
Tuesday June 30. Introduction: purpose of seminar series; overview of crisis theories; definition of "crisis"; history ofcapitalist crises; why crisis theory? Led by Josh Skolnik
Tuesday July 14. Underconsumptionism: does paying workers more boost profit? Led by Seth Weiss
Tuesday July 21. Marx's law of the tendential fall in the rate of profit. Led by Andrew Kliman
Tuesday July 28. The crisis of the free market and the turn to state-capitalist ideology. Led by Anne Jaclard
As the worst economic slump since the Great Depression calls into question the viability of the capitalist system, andas people increasingly doubt whether capitalism is desirable or even necessary, we need to unite theory with practice and an understanding of the current crisis in order to respond effectively. We invite everyone seriously interested in this task to join us in the seminar series. Participants will be expected to have done the readings prior to each session.
Donations are requested, but no one will be turned away because of inability to pay.
I have written a discussion document, expressing a personal point of view, titled "Why we need a Campaign for Social Ownership". The piece is on the Solidarity website. It's rather long so there is a PDF file which you can download from the site.
We also welcome proposals for Special Issues; if you have an idea or have assembled a group of scholars writing on higher education workplace activism and issues of academic labor, send us a proposal.Current preprints include John Welsh's "Theses on College and University Administration" and "The Status Degradation Ceremony." As a whole, both feature articles challenge scholars to rethink the administration of higher education and how we frame research into this process http://m1.cust.educ.ubc.ca/journal/index.php/workplace/issue/current.
Thank you and please forward this invitation to colleagues and networks.
I am a Visiting Fellow in the College of Social Science at the University of Lincoln. I was previously a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Education at Anglia Ruskin University (2014-15). Prior to that, I was previously a Senior Lecturer in Education Studies at the University of Northampton. My interests are in Marxist educational theory, the future of the human and social time. The Rikowski family web site, The Flow of Ideas can be found at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk,
My Wordpress blog, 'All that is Solid for Glenn Rikowski' is at: http://rikowski.wordpress.com,
Glenn Rikowski @ Academia: http://independent.academia.edu/GlennRikowski