Friday, November 25, 2011

Rage Against the Rule of Money






RAGE AGAINST THE RULE OF MONEY
Three Public Lectures by John Holloway

Rage Against the Rule of Money:
http://johnhollowayinleeds.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/holloway-leeds-15-11-2010-45.jpg
Three public lectures by John Holloway, Leverhulme Visiting Professor at the MA in Activism and Social Change, School of Geography, University of Leeds: http://www.geog.leeds.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/maasc



28th November: Rage

6pm, Business School Western Lecture Theatre. Business School. University of Leeds

29th November: The Rule of Money

6pm, Business School Western Lecture Theatre. Business School. University of Leeds

30th November: Break the Power of Money! Communise!

6pm, The Space Project, 37-38 Mabgate Green Leeds.



Funded by the Leverhulme Trust, Professor John Holloway is spending some time as a visiting professor at the School of Geography, University of Leeds in 2011 and is teaching at the MA in Activism and Social Change:
http://www.geog.leeds.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/maasc
The lectures are free and open to the public and there is no need to book.About the venues:Business School Western Lecture Theatre, G01, University of Leeds, LS2 9JT: http://www.teachingspace.leeds.ac.uk/room_details.asp?ID=1-01-087-2570-GR+-G01
Information about how to get to the Business School (LUBS) in a map here:
http://business.leeds.ac.uk/fileadmin/webfiles/General/lubs_map.pdf
Space project: http://www.spaceproject.org.uk/, 37-38 Mabgate Green, LS9 7DS. It’s a non commercial space in Leeds facilitated by the Really Open University http://reallyopenuniversity.wordpress.com/.

See a map here:
http://pedallers.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/p1030288.jpg.For more information about these lectures contact: s.gonzalez@leeds.ac.uk or 0113 343 6639Source: http://johnhollowayinleeds.wordpress.com/

**END**

‘I believe in the afterlife.
It starts tomorrow,
When I go to work’
Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Human Herbs’ at:
http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h7tUq0HjIk (live)

‘Maximum levels of boredom
Disguised as maximum fun’
Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at:
http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLjxeHvvhJQ (live, at the Belle View pub, Bangor, north Wales)

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

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Cheerful Sin - A Song by Victor Rikowski






CHEERFUL SIN – A SONG BY VICTOR RIKOWSKI

This is a song written by Victor Rikowski during his third year at Bangor University, north Wales. Says Victor:
“I’ve always wanted to do a recording of this song or a live performance or something, so now I’ve done this. Having only just bought myself a USB sound card thingy, this is my first bit of recording that I’ve done on my own for many years. This is the fruit of a sleepless night’s labour”

29th October 2011
Cheerful Sin:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8
Victor Rikowski Channel on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/user/VictorRikowski

‘I believe in the afterlife.
It starts tomorrow,
When I go to work’
Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Human Herbs’ at:
http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h7tUq0HjIk (live)

‘Maximum levels of boredom
Disguised as maximum fun’
Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at:
http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLjxeHvvhJQ (live, at the Belle View pub, Bangor, north Wales)

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski
All that is Solid for Glenn Rikowski:
http://rikowski.wordpress.com
The Flow of Ideas:
http://www.flowideas.co.uk

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Marxism and Education: Works by Glenn Rikowski - Version November 2011






MARXISM AND EDUCATION: WORKS BY GLENN RIKOWSKI – VERSION NOVEMBER 2011




This is a list of the main works on Marxism and Education by Glenn Rikowski, revised and update on 6th November 2011:




Online Articles and Papers



Rikowski, G. (1990) The Recruitment Process and Labour Power, unpublished manuscript, Division of Humanities & Modern Languages, Epping Forest College, Loughton, Essex, July. Online at:
http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=articles&sub=Recruitment%20and%20Labour%20Power


Rikowski, G. (1996) Apprenticeship and the Use-value Aspect of Labour Power, First Paper prepared for the ESRC Seminar Series on 'Apprenticeship in Work and Education', Nene Research Centre, Nene College of Higher Education, Northampton, 31st May, at The Flow of Ideas web site: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=articles&sub=Apprenticeship%20and%20the%20Use-value%20Aspect%20of%20Labour%20Power



Rikowski, G. (1996) Revealed Recruitment Criteria Through the Use-value Aspect of Labour-power, Second Paper prepared for the ESRC Seminar Series on 'Apprenticeship in Work and Education', Nene Research Centre, Nene College of Higher Education, Northampton, 31st May, at The Flow of Ideas web site: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=articles&sub=Revealed%20Recruitment%20Criteria%20through%20the%20Use-value%20Aspect%20of%20Labour-power



Rikowski, G. (1996) Education Markets and Missing Products, Revised and extended paper first presented at the Conference of Socialist Economists, University of Northumbria, Newcastle, 7-9th July 1995. This revised version dated 18th December 1996: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=articles&sub=Education%20Markets%20and%20Missing%20Products



Rikowski, G. (1998) Three Types of Apprenticeship, Three Forms of Mastery: Nietzsche, Marx, Self and Capital, a Departmental Paper, School of Education, University of Birmingham, 5th June: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=articles&sub=Three%20Types%20of%20Apprenticeship%20-%20Three%20Forms%20of%20Mastery



Rikowski, G. (2000) Why Employers Can't Ever Get What They Want. In fact, they can't even get what they need, a paper presented at the School of PCET Staff/Student Seminar, University of Greenwich, Queen Anne's Palace, 30 Park Row, Greenwich, London, 27 March. Online at The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=articles&sub=Why%20Employers%20Can[a]t%20Ever%20Get%20What%20They%20Want



Rikowski, G. (2000) That Other Great Class of Commodities: Repositioning Marxist Educational Theory, BERA Conference Paper, Cardiff University, 7-10 September. At Education-line: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/educol/documents/00001624.htm



Rikowski, G. (2000) Messing with the Explosive Commodity: School Improvement, Educational Research and Labour-Power in the Era of Global Capitalism, paper presented at the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Cardiff University, 7-10 September. Available from Education-line: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/educol/documents/00001610.htm



Rikowski, G. (2001) The Importance of Being a Radical Educator in Capitalism Today, Guest Lecture in Sociology of Education, The Gillian Rose Room, University of Warwick, Coventry, 31st May, available at The Institute for Education Policy Studies: http://www.ieps.org.uk.cwc.net/rikowski2005a.pdf



McLaren, P. & Rikowski, G. (2001) Pedagogy for Revolution against Education for Capital: An E-Dialogue on Education in Capitalism Today, Cultural Logic: An Electronic Journal of Marxist Theory and Practice, Vol.4 No.1: http://clogic.eserver.org/4-1/mclaren%26rikowski.html



Rikowski, G. (2001) After the Manuscript Broke Off: Thoughts on Marx, Social Class and Education, a paper prepared for the British Sociological Association Education Study Group Meeting, King’s College London, 23 June. Available at Education-line: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/educol/documents/00001931.htm



Rikowski, G. (2002) Methods for Researching the Social Production of Labour Power in Capitalism, School of Education Research Seminar, University College Northampton, 7th March, at: http://www.ieps.org.uk.cwc.net/rikowski2002b.pdf



Rikowski, G. (2004) Marx and the Education of the Future, Policy Futures in Education, Vol.2 Nos. 3 & 4, pp.565-577, online at: http://www.wwwords.co.uk/pdf/viewpdf.asp?j=pfie&vol=2&issue=3&year=2004&article=10_Rikowski_PFEO_2_3-4_web&id=195.93.21.71



Gibson, R. & Rikowski, G. (2004) Socialism and Education: An E-Dialogue, available from The Rouge Forum web site: http://www.pipeline.com/~rougeforum/RikowskiGibsonDialogueFinal.htm



Rikowski, G. (2005) Distillation: Education in Karl Marx's Social Universe, Lunchtime Seminar, School of Education, University of East London, Barking Campus, 14th February: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=articles&sub=Distillation



Rikowski, G. (2006) Education and the Politics of Human Resistance, Information for Social Change, Issue No.23 (Summer): http://libr.org/isc/issues/ISC23/B3%20Glenn%20Rikowski.pdf



Gibson, R. & Rikowski, G. (2006) Education for a Socialist Future: An E-Dialogue, Information for Social Change, Issue No.23 (Summer): http://libr.org/isc/issues/ISC23/C1%20Rich%20Gibson%20and%20Glenn%20Rikowski.pdf



Rikowski, G. (2006) On the Capitalisation of Schools in England, a paper prepared for The Flow of Ideas, 1st November: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=articles&sub=On%20the%20Capitalisation%20of%20Schools%20in%20England



Rikowski, G. (2006) Ten Points on Marx, Class and Education, a paper presented at Marxism and Education: Renewing Dialogues IX Seminar, University of London, Institute of Education, 25th October: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=articles&sub=Ten%20Points%20on%20Marx,%20Class%20and%20Education



Rikowski, G. (2007) Marxist Educational Theory Unplugged, a paper prepared for the Fourth Historical Materialism Annual Conference, 9-11th November, School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=articles&sub=Marxist%20Educational%20Theory%20Unplugged



Rikowski, G. (2008) Marx and Education Revisited, 21st April, London, online at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=articles&sub=Marx%20and%20Education%20Revisited



Rikowski, G. (2008) Marxism and Education Revisited, 25th April, London, online at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=articles&sub=Marxism%20and%20Education%20Revisited



Rikowski, G. (2011) Capitorg: Education and the Constitution of the Human in Contemporary Society, A paper prepared for the Praxis & Pedagogy Research Seminar, The Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media (GradCAM), Dublin, Ireland, 25th May 2011, available online at ‘The Flow of Ideas’: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=articles&sub=Capitorg




Key Chapters in Edited Collections



Rikowski, G. (1998) Only Charybdis: The Learning Society Through Idealism, in: S. Ranson (Ed) Inside the Learning Society, London: Cassell Education.



Rikowski, G. (1999) Nietzsche, Marx and Mastery: The Learning Unto Death, in: H. Rainbird & P. Ainley (Eds.) Apprenticeship: Towards a New Paradigm of Learning, London: Kogan Page.



Rikowski, G. (2000) The Rise of the Student-Worker, in: K. Moti Gokulsing & C. DaCosta (Eds.) A Compact for Higher Education, Aldershot: Ashgate.



Rikowski, G. (2002) Education, Capital and the Transhuman, in: D. Hill, P. McLaren, M. Cole & G. Rikowski (Eds.) Marxism Against Postmodernism in Educational Theory, Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.



Rikowski, (2002) Prelude: Marxist Educational Theory After Postmodernism, in: D. Hill, P. McLaren, M. Cole & G. Rikowski (Eds.) Marxism Against Postmodernism in Educational Theory, Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.



Rikowski, G. (2002) Fuel for the Living Fire: Labour-Power! In: A. Dinerstein & M. Neary (Eds.) The Labour Debate: An Investigation into the Theory and Reality of Capitalist Work, Aldershot: Ashgate.



Rikowski, G. (2004) Labour's Fuel: Lifelong Learning Policy as Labour Power Production, in: D. Hayes (ed.) The RoutledgeFalmer Guide to Key Debates in Education, London: RoutledgeFalmer.



McLaren, P. & Rikowski, G. (2005) Pedagogy for Revolution Against Education for Capital: An E-Dialogue on Education in Capitalism Today, in: P. McLaren, Red Seminars: Radical Excursions into Educational Theory, Cultural Politics, and Pedagogy, Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.



Allman, P., McLaren, P. & Rikowski, G. (2005) After the Box People: The Labor-Capital Relation as Class Constitution and Its Consequences for Marxist Educational Theory and Human Resistance, in: P. McLaren, Capitalists and Conquerors: A Critical Pedagogy Against Empire, Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.



Articles in Journals (not online)



Rikowski, G. (1992) Work Experience and Part-time Jobs in a Recruitment Context, British Journal of Education and Work, Vol.5 No.1, pp.19-46.



Rikowski, G. (1996) Left Alone: End Time for Marxist Educational Theory? British Journal of Sociology of Education, Vol.17 No.4, pp.415-451.



Rikowski, G. (1997) Scorched Earth: Prelude to Rebuilding Marxist Educational Theory, British Journal of Sociology of Education, Vol.18 No.4, pp.551-574.



Rikowski, G. (2001) Education for Industry: A Complex Technicism, Journal of Education and Work, Vol.14 No.1, pp.29-49.



Books & Booklets



Hill, D., McLaren, P., Cole, M. & Rikowski, G. (Eds.) (1999) Postmodernism in Educational Theory: Education and the Politics of Human Resistance, London: Tufnell Press.



Rikowski, G. (2001) The Battle in Seattle: Its Significance for Education, London: Tufnell Press.



Cole, M., Hill, D., Rikowski, G. & McLaren P. (2001) Red Chalk: On Schooling, Capitalism & Politics, Brighton: The Institute for Education Policy Studies. Available online from The IEPS, at:
http://www.ieps.org.uk.cwc.net/redchalk.pdf


D. Hill, P. McLaren, M. Cole & G. Rikowski (Eds.) (2002) Marxism Against Postmodernism in Educational Theory, Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Rikowski, G. (2005) Silence on the Wolves: What is Absent in New Labour’s Strategy for Education, Education Research Centre, Mayfield House, University of Brighton, Occasional Paper, May.



Green, A., Rikowski, G. & Raduntz, H. (Eds.) (2007) Renewing Dialogues in Marxism and Education – Openings, London: Palgrave Macmillan.


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'Cheerful Sin' - A Song by Victor Rikowski






'CHEERFUL SIN' – A SONG BY VICTOR RIKOWSKI

This is a song written by Victor Rikowski during his third year at Bangor University, north Wales. Says Victor:

“I’ve always wanted to do a recording of this song or a live performance or something, so now I’ve done this. Having only just bought myself a USB sound card thingy, this is my first bit of recording that I’ve done on my own for many years. This is the fruit of a sleepless night’s labour”

29th October 2011

Cheerful Sin:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

Victor Rikowski Channel on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/user/VictorRikowski

‘I believe in the afterlife.
It starts tomorrow,
When I go to work’
Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Human Herbs’ at:
http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h7tUq0HjIk (live)

‘Maximum levels of boredom
Disguised as maximum fun’
Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at:
http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLjxeHvvhJQ (live, at the Belle View pub, Bangor, north Wales)

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski
The Flow of Ideas:
http://www.flowideas.co.uk

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Marxism and Education: Renewing Dialogues XV






MARXISM AND EDUCATION: RENEWING DIALOGUES XV

Education, Crisis and Society



Speakers to include: Alex Callinicos and Dave Hill



A Day Seminar 10.30 – 4.30, Saturday November 26th 2011

Institute of Education, University of London, 20 Bedford Way, WC1, Committee Room 1
The seminar is free but places are limited.
To reserve a place contact Alpesh Maisuria at: amaisuria@ioe.ac.uk

Please forward this invite to those who may be interested

Convenors: Tony Green, Alpesh Maisuria

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Discourse Power Resistance 12










DISCOURSE POWER RESISTANCE 12

DPR Conference 2012

+++IMPACT+++

2 – 4 April 2012, Plymouth College of Art, UK

The conference considers what 'Impact' means for us, our work, our understandings and future developments. Governments, international agencies, funding bodies and policy-makers increasingly use this term. What does it mean?


The social sciences, creative arts, education and humanities are currently under attack on a global scale as funding is concentrated on STEM related subjects; but the threatened fields of scholarship are themselves evolving new ways of thinking and practice and new sites and methods of enquiry.


Practitioners and academics in the threatened areas are responding to the situation with vitality and determination: experimental, adventurous, playful, but serious in redefining boundaries and finding new ways forward. DPR 12 maps these emerging knowledge regimes, their impacts, the imagined futures they enable and the implications for practice, research, learning and teaching.
DPR and PCA have joined forces for this conference. DPR is deeply engaged in the critical interrogation of contemporary culture as it plays out in the academy in research, learning and teaching. Similarly, PCA is working with energy and passion to implement a vision of high quality education for life in contemporary arts practice. Bringing the two together is an adventure in creative synergy.
The conference explores the potential impact on each other of the creative arts and social sciences in terms of theory and practice.
All conference streams are designed to encourage contributions from across the creative arts, social sciences and humanities.
Click here http://www.dprconference.com/conference/streams for details.

Conference streams:
Language, materiality, theory, silence, speaking
International, intercultural, transcultural impact
Research, learning, teaching: impact
Social Science, social work, community, wellbeing
Art Poetics: Practice as Learning, Learning in Practice
Sustainable impact
Open

The conference website is
http://www.dprconference.com/
For further information contact:
http://uk.mc247.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=enquiries@dprconference.com

Call for Papers:
http://www.dprconference.com/conference/call-for-papers
Registration:
http://www.dprconference.com/conference/registration

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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Marx from a Multiculturalist Perspective






MARX FROM A MULTICULTURALIST PERSPECTIVE

You are invited to attend these open discussions on…
Marx from a Multiculturalist Perspective

First & Third Wednesdays, October 2011- January 2012
6:30-9.00 pm @ Chicago Public Library
Harold Washington Library Center, 400 South State St. Chicago IL

In an increasingly globalized world, the cross-cultural exchange of ideas and struggles between those in developed and developing countries takes on added importance. It is often overlooked that one thinker who had a lot to say about the role of multiculturalism in an increasingly globalized world was capitalism’s most important critic—Karl Marx. This series of six discussions will explore Marx’s lesser-known writings on nationalism, ethnicity, and non-Western societies that take on new importance in light of today’s realities. Readings will include excerpts from Marx’s works as well as Kevin Anderson’s new book Marx at the Margins. Readings are available from USMH.

Sponsored by the U.S. Marxist-Humanists
Email: arise@usmarxisthumanists.org Website: www.usmarxisthumanists.org Phone: 773-561-3454

Books: Page numbers in the schedule refer to the following books. An earlier translation of Capital & other Marx readings are online at Marxists.org, & are linked in the schedule. Starred readings* are available by emailing USMH. The Anderson can be bought from USMH & as an e-book. The Dunayevskaya is also available from USMH.
Anderson, Kevin. Marx at the Margins: On Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Non-Western Societies. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010. Print.
Dunayevskaya, Raya. Rosa Luxemburg, Women's Liberation, and Marx's Philosophy of Revolution. 2nd ed. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1991. Print.
Marx, Karl, Ben Fowkes, and Ernest Mandel. Capital: A Critique of Political Economy Vol 1. Tran. Ben Fowkes. New York:NY: Penguin Classics, 1992. Print.

Schedule and Readings

October 19th
Room 7N-5 (7th Floor)

Marx’s Initial Response to the European Encounter with India & China.
Did Marx support the European colonization of Asia and Africa, or was he a sharp critic of it? How do his views speak to the today’s increasingly globalized world? This meeting will explore Marx’s writings of the 1850s on Asia, especially his response to the Sepoy revolt in India and the Tai’ping rebellion in China.

Suggested readings: Marx: British Rule in India (6/25/1853), Future Results of British Rule in India (8/8/1853); Revolution in China and Europe (6/14/1853) Marx at the Margins, pp. 9-41.

Leading the discussion: Peter Hudis, General Editor, The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg

November 2nd
Room 3N-6 (3rd Floor)

In Defense of National Self-Determination: Marx on Poland & Ireland.
Although Marx famously proclaimed, “Workers of the word, unite!” he also strongly supported struggles against national oppression and racism. This meeting will explore his defense of national liberation movements in Poland and Ireland and how he viewed their relation to the overall aims of the labor movement.

Suggested Readings: Marx: Proclamation on Poland (October 1863)*
Letter to Engels (12/10/1869)
Marx at the Margins, pp. 56-78, pp. 115-95.

Leading the discussion: J Turk, U.S. Marxist Humanists

November 16th
Room 7N-5 (7th Floor)

Racism as the Achilles Heel of U.S. Society: Marx’s Writings on the Civil War
Marx was a strong supporter of the North in the U.S. Civil War, as seen in his journalism, his correspondence with Abraham Lincoln, and the text of his greatest theoretical work, Capital. This meeting will explore why Marx held that “labor in the white skin cannot be free where labor in the black skin is branded.”

Suggested Readings: Marx: Letter to Engels (8/7/1862)
Marx at the Margins, pp. 79-114.

Leading the discussion: Miguel A. Rodriguez, student at Loyola University

November 30th Room 3N-6 (3rd Floor)

The “Rosy Dawn” of Capitalist Accumulation: The Impact of Capitalism on the Developing World-
Why is each period of capitalist expansion accompanied by the penetration and destruction of non-capitalist economic formations in technologically less-developed countries? This class will explore the “so-called primitive accumulation of capital”—which Marx held accompanies all periods of renewed capitalist expansion.

Suggested Readings: Marx: Capital Vol. I, chapters 26 and 33 (pp. 873-76, pp. 931-42)
Marx at the Margins, pp. 154-95

Leading the discussion: Eileen Grace, Hobgoblin Collective

December 14th
Room 3N-6 (3rd Floor)

Marx on the Peasantry and Communal Agrarian Relations: Pillar of Reaction or Force of Revolution?
Are peasant movements inherent conservative and patriarchal, or are they a progressive factor in fostering social transformation—especially in the developing world? This meeting will explore Marx’s writings on the Russian peasantry and the liberatory potential of its communal social relations, composed at the end of his life.

Suggested Readings: Marx: Draft Letters to Vera Zasulich (1881)*
Marx at the Margins, pp. 224-236.

Leading the discussion: Ali Reza, Iranian activist: Solidarity with the People of Iran and their struggles for bread, freedom and democracy.

January 11th Room 3N-6 (3rd Floor)

Marx’s Late Writings on India, China, Native Americans, and Islam-
Marx engaged in a series of important studies of indigenous cultures and non-Western societies in the last decade of his life as he searched for new pathways to liberation. This meeting will discuss this long-neglected dimension of his work speaks to debates over the meaning of multiculturalism today.

Suggested Readings: Marx at the Margins, pp. 196-224.
Dunayevskaya, Raya, “The Last Writings of Marx” in Rosa Luxemburg, Women’s Liberation, and Marx’s Philosophy of Revolution, pp 175-98 *

Leading the discussion: Marilyn Nissim-Sabat, author, Neither Victim nor Survivor: Thinking Toward a New Humanity


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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Creative Writing Worshop at the Idea Store - East London






CREATIVE WRITING AT THE IDEA STORE EAST LONDON

Discover the Writer within You – by taking part in our new CREATIVE WRITING Workshops!

Tuesdays, 4.00-6.00pm [11+]

Do you have a passion for writing, telling and sharing stories?

Have you ever wanted to be an author?

If so, then take part in this FREE Workshop to start your creative journey.


The Workshop will also help you to improve your IT and literacy skills, to help you along the way.

We will be covering all forms of fiction so that you can focus on what interests you: whether it is writing novels or poetry, TV and film scripts, plays, short stories, or even comic books.

Set the stories of your imagination free!

IDEA: Library Learning Information

Idea Store
Chrisp Street
1 Vesey Path
East India Dock Road
LONDON
E14 6BT
Tel: 0207 364 1506
Website: http://www.ideastore.co.uk/en/articles/libraries_your_local_idea_store_library_idea_store_chrisp_street

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DevXS






DevXS

DevXS is a FREE developer marathon spread across three days, where students from across the UK and beyond are encouraged to team up and build cool things that contribute to university life. All you need to do is get here!. If you are not a student, it would be great if you could pass this email onto relevant people in your organisation.

Please note we actively encourage you to speak to computer science tutors, who are also welcome to attend as long as they bring along some students!. Tutors might be able to organise a team of you to attend (e.g. travelling by minibus etc). If you think you might have difficulty getting here, please contact us on hello@devxs.org, and we might be able to help.

Tell others about it by printing off a poster and putting it somewhere visible where others can see it!

See: http://devxs.org/assets

DevXS is about students sharing their ideas, mashing up data and building prototypes that improve, challenge and positively disrupt the research, teaching and learning landscapes of further and higher education.

We're going to award prizes to the best ideas, prototypes and collaborations and there are going to be developers from universities around the country hanging around to help you out.

So if you are a student (undergraduate or postgraduate) or a tutor, please register for this event as soon as possible, places are limited and it is a fantastic opportunity to improve your CV and work with some of the best young developers in the country! You may even get the chance to speak to recruiters from industry.

The event will take place at the University of Lincoln on the weekend of 11-13 November, 2011. We will provide free accommodation on the night of the 11th (twin rooms) and then a relaxation zone on the 12th (bring your sleeping bag!). There will also be free food and refreshments!

Register now before it is too late: http://devxs.org/register

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Reactionary Mind






THE REACTIONARY MIND

Dear friends:



I wanted to let you know that my book The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin is one day away from its official publication date, which happens to coincide with Rosh Hashanah (hence my writing you today), but you can buy it now at Amazon or elsewhere, in hard cover or on Kindle.


If you live in the New York area or will be traveling here next week, I'd like to invite you to a public conversation between me and Chris Hayes, host of the excellent new MSNBC show "Up With Chris Hayes," about my book. It will be on Thursday, October 6, at 7 pm, in the Martin Segal Theater of the CUNY Graduate Center. That's 365 5th Avenue, between 34th and 35th. Seating may be tight, so try to get there early. Here's a link to the event. It's being sponsored by the Center for Humanities, The Nation, and the Roosevelt Institute.If you do come, please make sure to say hi. And whether you can or can't come, I'd be grateful if you could share this note to your friends and colleagues and lists.



Happy New Year!


Corey Robin


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Monday, October 3, 2011

Education Against Austerity






EDUCATION AGAINST AUSTERITY

Education Against Austerity – Thursday 6th October, 6.30pm @ The Quad, LSE, London WC2A 2AE

Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=267737039913763

Report, photos and videos on #Anti-Tory-March: http://educationactivistnetwork.wordpress.com/2011/10/02/ean-report-from-tory-conference-demo-in-manchester/

The new academic term is opening in anger: On Sunday 1500 joined the EAN feeder march in Manchester and more than 30000 trade unionists marched in total. As tens of thousands are being denied university places and forced into debt, we will discuss how we can build a movement that can.

The deep inequalities faced by millions of young people were exposed by the summer riots. Yet the Tories are coming for more; this year will see the attempt to implement their “White Paper” – the definitive entry of business into education and wholesale privatisation of entire institutions. The creation of the £18000 a year New College of the Humanities while 70% of courses are cut at London Met University shows the Con-Dem project for our education. Yet the government is weak and when we build pressure from below we can win. The student revolt pushed the coalition into turmoil and ESOL was partially saved after widespread resistance.

Education Against Austerity seeks to both to set the political tone of the new term and begin to lay down the organisational framework for a shut down of education in November when millions of public sector workers look set to join lecturers and teachers for mass strikes. We hope to see you there joining EAN to discuss how we build effective resistance in our colleges and universities as part of a growing movement against austerity.

Education Against Austerity – Thursday 6th October, 6.30pm @ he Quad, LSE, London WC2A 2AE

Speakers include:
* Owen Jones, author of Chavs looks at the rising demonization of young people.
* Mark Campbell, Save London Met campaigner explains what’s behind the public sector strikes and why they matter in the fight for education.
* Susan Matthews, Defend the Right to Protest activist on the rise of political policing and why we should defend arrested protesters.
* Mandy Brown, Action for ESOL on how we defected ESOL cuts and where next in the fight for Further Education.
* Mark Bergfeld, NUS NEC discusses where next for the student movement

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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Ruth Rikowski's News Updates Progression - 47th News Update






RUTH RIKOWSKI’S NEWS UPDATES PROGRESSION – 47th NEWS UPDATE

This can be found at ‘Ruth Rikowski News Updates Progression’, which came out on 2nd October 2011.

In this 47th News Update, Ruth explores the following topics, amongst others:

* Capitorg: Education and the Constitution of the Human in Contemporary Society – by Glenn Rikowski.

* School Culture and ‘Fear of a Blank Planet’ – by Dishi Phillips.

* Education and Bonus Culture – by Brianna Haberman-Lawson

* Competition and Markets in Education – by Brad Dymond

* Rage! Writers Change the World – by Victor Rikowski

* Review of ‘Libraries and Society’ – by Ruth Rikowski

See the 47th News Update at: http://ruthrikowskiupdates.blogspot.com/2011/09/hope-everyone-had-good-summer.html

Glenn Rikowski
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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Marxism in Culture






MARXISM IN CULTURE: PROGRAMME FOR THE AUTUMN TERM 2011

Friday 14 October
Financialisation, Monetisation, Privatisation: Creating the New Market in Higher Education
Andrew McGettigan (Central Saint Martins)

Friday 28 October
Self-emancipation, activity theory, and political deskilling / reskilling: Some thoughts on organising into a big fish
Alex Levant (Wilfred Laurier University)

Friday 25 November
A Socialist Realist Sander: Comparative Portraiture as a Marxist Model in the German Democratic Republic
Sarah James (University College London)

Friday 09 December
Cultures of Marxism 1: Publishing and the Left
Contributors to be confirmed

All seminars start at 5.30pm, and are held in the Court Room (unless otherwise indicated) at the Institute of Historical Research in Senate House, Malet St, London. The seminar closes at 7.30pm and retires to the bar.

Organisers: Matthew Beaumont, Dave Beech, Alan Bradshaw, Warren Carter, Gail Day, Steve Edwards, Larne Abse Gogarty, Owen Hatherley, Esther Leslie, David Mabb, Antigoni Memou,Chrysi Papaioannou, Nina Power, Dominic Rahtz, Pete Smith, Peter Thomas & Alberto Toscano.

For further information, contact Warren Carter, at: w.carter@ucl.ac.uk
or Esther Leslie at: e.leslie@bbk.ac.uk

Cheers,
Warren

Warren Carter
Teaching Fellow
History of Art
University College London
Tel:- 020 3108 4023

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Europe Against Austerity Conference


EUROPE AGAINST AUSTERITY CONFERENCE

The European left gathers in London to debate responses to the economic crisis in Europe
Europe Against Austerity Conference
1st October, 10am-5pm, Camden Centre, Bidborough Street, London WC1H 9AU

In the last two years Europe has seen waves of strikes, mass demonstrations, student radicalizations, civil disobedience and even riots in response to government austerity policies.

Struggles have broken out against cuts to pensions and raises in the retirement age, increased post-school education charges, reduced welfare payments, privatisations and falling living standards.

Is there an alternative to cuts and privatisation? What does the left say to the crisis of the Eurozone? What were the fundamental economic causes of the ‘great recession’ and does the left have a different way out? Is the European left as nationally fractured as its governments increasingly are?

This conference brings together the main left political, trade union and campaigning forces across Europe in the widest such forum since the meetings of the European Social Forum.

It will be an unparalleled opportunity to hear what the alternative voice from across Europe from West to East, South to North.

Speakers will include representatives of Die Linke (the German Left Party), the European Left Party (http://www.european-left.org/), Partie de Gauche (the French Left Party), Sinn Fein, the European
Attac network, (http://www.attac.org/en/what-attac) and anti-austerity campaigns and left parties from Denmark, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, and Eastern Europe joining British trade unionists (including Len McCLusky general secretary of Unite), and Jeremy Corbyn MP.

The conference is now a free-standing European-wide initiative with support across the EU and beyond. For a full list of current supporters see here: http://www.europeagainstausterity.org/conference-supporters/

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tackling Michael Gove's Education Revolution






TACKLING MICHAEL GOVE’S EDUCATION REVOLUTION: CAUGHT IN THE [EDUCATION] ACT

Tackling Michael Gove’s Education Revolution
CAUGHT IN THE [EDUCATION] ACT

Michael Gove’s new Education Act gives the Secretary of State some 50 new powers. What is the agenda behind this shift of power to the centre? What is the role of profit in these plans? How can education be defended? Join the workshops that will be led by our guest speakers to discuss the way forward.

10am - 3.30pm Saturday 19th November 2011
University of London Union, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HY

Clyde Chitty/Melissa Benn – A Divided Education System
David Wolfe (Matrix Chambers) - Implications of the new Education Act
Stephen Ball (Institute of Education) – Privatisation
Martin Johnson (ATL) – Edubusiness
Sam Ellis (ASCL) – Paying the Price
Christine Blower (NUT) – The International Scene
Patrick Roach (NASUWT) – What Next?

For more information, please go to: http://tinyurl.com/EducationAct2011

Conference fee: £20 (including buffet lunch)
Organised and supported by: Anti Academies Alliance, CASE, Comprehensive Future, FORUM (www.wwwords.co.uk/FORUM), ISCH, Socialist Educational Association


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Monday, September 19, 2011

LINKS Update - 19th September 2011






LINKS UPDATE – 19th SEPTEMBER 2011

What's new at Links: Thailand, Pakistan, ecosocialism, 9/11, Sudan, Egypt, GCC, Venezuela, Palestine, Swaziland, Blacks & Comintern, Australian left

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Thailand: Why aren’t the generals in jail?
By Giles Ji Ungpakorn
September 19, 2011 -- On the fifth anniversary of the September 19, 2006, military coup in Thailand, General Sonti Boonyaratgalin should be facing charges for staging an illegal coup and tearing up a democratic constitution. General Prayut Junocha should also be facing charges for ordering the killings of nearly 90 unarmed pro-democracy demonstrators last year.

Pakistan: Arrested, tortured for assisting climate change victims
[Urgent: Please send messages calling for the release of Baba Jan and his comrades c/- farooqtariq@hotmail.com. Farooq Tariq will be a guest speaker at the Climate Change Social Change activist conference in Melbourne, over September 30 to October 3.]
By Farooq Tariq

September 15, 2011 -- Baba Jan, a federal committee member of the Labour Party Pakistan (LPP), has been taken from jail ... and the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) is torturing him on the name of investigation”, fears the LPP.




Derek Wall: 'Ecosocialism places Marx at the centre of its analysis'
September 10, 2011 -- Economist, activist and writer Derek Wall is a member of the Green Party of England and Wales (and the Green Left grouping within it) and is the author of several books on ecology and politics. Wall will speak via video link at the Climate Change Social Change activist conference in Melbourne,r September 30 to October 3. He maintains the ecosocialist blog Another Green World. He spoke to Green Left Weekly’s Simon Butler about the politics of ecosocialism.


US rulers turned 9/11 outrage into blank cheque for endless war
By Rupen Savoulian
September 17, 2011 -- Near where I live in Sydney, there is a war memorial commemorating all those people from the area who have died serving the Australian armed forces in wars overseas. There are columns for each war Australians have participated in, followed by the names of those who never returned. For instance, there are columns for World War I (1914-1918), World War II (1939-1945), the Korean War (1950-53), and also the "International Campaign against Terrorism (2001– )". Notice that last one? Unlike the others, the war on terror has no end date.


Sudan: Secret police target Communist Party press
September 15, 2011 -- The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists has expressed alarm at the growing censorship of opposition newspapers in Sudan. The regime's secret police, the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS), halted the distribution of four different opposition newspapers without cause.


Dateline Egypt: Everything up for grabs in ongoing revolt
By Raul Bassi, Cairo
September 11, 2011 -- After the overthrow of Egypt's dictator Hosni Mubarak in February 2011, a new chapter in Egyptian history is being written and its authors are the people themselves. Anything could happen and everything is up for grabs given the profound political, social and economic crisis in which Egypt's neoliberal system finds itself in.


Thailand: Free Somyot Prueksakasemsuk!
September 17, 2011 -- Australia Asia Worker Links reports that jailed trade union activist Somyot Prueksakasemsuk was denied bail on September 12. Somyot is in jail for allegedly insulting the Thai king, under the country's notorious lèse majesté law.


New book: Adam Hanieh's 'Capitalism and Class in the Gulf Arab States'; Modern slaves in the GCC
Long-time friend of Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal, Adam Hanieh, has just released a book that is essential reading for all those following developments in the Middle East. With Hanieh's permission, Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal publishes an interview with the author, conducted by Jadaliyya, and a short excerpt from the book.


Venezuela: Communes in Caracas
September 7, 2011 -- Translated by Owen Richards -- Among the aims of community organisation is that of building the communal state, where power is exercised directly by the people, through self-government, with an economic model of social property and local self-development. Based on this premise, 236 communes and more than 9000 communal councils have been established, according to information from the Ministry of Popular Power for the Communes.


Palestine: Ilan Pappe -- At the UN, the funeral of the two-state solution
By Ilan Pappe
September 12, 2011 -- We are all going to be invited to the funeral of the two-state solution if and when the UN General Assembly announces the acceptance of Palestine as a member state.


Black liberation and the Communist International
By John Riddell
September 11, 2011 -- The influence of the Communist International was decisive in the early 1920s in winning a generation of black revolutionaries to Marxism. On this the historians agree. But what did this influence consist of, and how was it exerted?


Eyewitness Swaziland: The birth of ‘Liberation Friday!’; 'The struggle for a democratic Swaziland continues'
By the Swaziland Democracy Campaign
September 10, 2011 -- Friday, September 9, marked the last day in the second Global Week of Action on Swaziland, culminating in a large protest march in Mbabane that resulted in pitched battles between a heavily armed and aggressive security detachment, and mostly poor workers, students and the unemployed, who gathered legally and peacefully as they have done all week.


On the Australian left: 'Let’s unite behind Green Left Weekly'
September 8, 2011 -- For many years we were regular contributors to Green Left Weekly and proud supporters of the paper. We’ve now decided to resume writing for GLW and we urge other former contributors to consider doing the same.

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Sunday, September 18, 2011

'Rage! How Writers Change the World' - by Victor Rikowski






RAGE! WRITERS CHANGE THE WORLD

This is an essay written by Victor Rikowski when he was a final year student in Music, Creative Writing and English Literature at Bangor University, Wales.

It was written as an assignment for the QXE3089 module, ‘Rage! How Writers Can Change the World’.

Victor’s essay can now be found at The Flow of Ideas website:

Rikowski, V. (2011) Rage! Writers Change the World, An essay written for the QXE3089 module, ‘Rage! How Writers Can Change the World’, Bangor University, Wales, April, online at:
http://www.flowideas.co.uk/index.php?page=articles&sub=Rage%20-%20Victor%20Rikowski


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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Journal of Transformative Education - Call for Papers






JOURNAL OF TRANSFORMATIVE EDUCATION – CALL FOR PAPERS

The central aim or scope of the journal reflects a keen interest in furthering, through scholarly analysis, inquiry, and dialogue, the fields of transformative learning and transformative education. This work can and does occur within a wide variety of educational contexts, including adult education, education for the professions, continuing education and professional development, higher education, community education, and the workplace, as well as more informal and non-formal settings for adult learning.

We would like to encourage submissions from either practitioners or researchers who are working from a transformative perspective in educational that relate to the aims and scope of the journal. We receive a fair number of submissions now from folks in in-service teacher education, and it would be
wonderful to have adult education more represented in the journal as well.

For more information on the journal I encourage you to peruse the journal's website at http://jtd.sagepub.com/.

For a specific call for papers, go to: http://www.sagepub.com/upm-data/31118_JTED_CFP_Oct09(2).pdf.

For Guidelines for Manuscript Submission, go to:
http://www.sagepub.com/journalsProdDesc.nav?ct_p=manuscriptSubmission&prodId=Journal201653#tabview=manuscriptSubmission

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It starts tomorrow,
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‘Maximum levels of boredom
Disguised as maximum fun’
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Saturday, September 10, 2011

The Assault on Universities: A Manifesto for Resistance






THE ASSAULT ON UNIVERSITIES: A MANIFESTO FOR RESISTANCE

The UK White Paper on universities that was published in June contains yet more proposals that will embed the market ever deeper into our educational system through the entrance of private providers and the extension of a logic of financialisation. The deadline for submissions is 20 September and we encourage you to make a response (http://bit.ly/jpLET3).

We would also like to let you know that the manifesto has now been published in a book, 'The Assault on Universities: A Manifesto for Resistance' (Pluto Press) which contains a series of short essays identifying the consequences of the reforms as well as possible alternatives. We are sure you will find it both stimulating and useful in your response to the attacks on higher education.

Details of the book are at: http://bit.ly/lKgYdE.

You can also use the book and manifesto as the focus for a meeting, debate or other form of campaign activity where you work.

We would be delighted to help arrange a meeting on your campus and to build up a head of steam against the government's disastrous reforms.

No university is immune and there will certainly be a good audience for a lively and topical meeting.

Please don't hesitate to contact us: hemanifesto@gmail.com (or d.freedman@gold.ac.uk if you have trouble accessing gmail).

With best wishes
Des Freedman
Michael Bailey


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Radical Philosophy New York Conference 2011






RADICAL PHILOSOPHY NEW YORK CONFERENCE 2011

Radical Philosophy
New York Conference 2011

Columbia University, New York
Friday 21st October 2011, 9am – 7.30p

The event is free but advance registration is essential, to:
radicalphilosophyrsvp@gmail.com

Sessions:
Postcolonial Worlds
Representing Capitalism
Biocapital and Security
Temporalities of Crisis
Politics of Information

Speakers:
Claudia Aradau – RP/International Relations, King's College London
Souleymane Bachir Daigne – Philosophy, Columbia University
Tim Bewes – English, Brown University
Antonia Birnbaum – Philosophy, University of Paris 8
Finn Brunton – Information, University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Marilena Chaui – Philosophy, University of São Paulo
David Cunningham – RP/English, University of Westminster
Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui – Workshop on Andean Oral History, Bolivia
David Golumbia – Media, University of Virginia
Harry Harootunian – Literature, Duke University
Esther Leslie – RP/English, Birkbeck, University of London
Rosalind C. Morris – Anthropology, Columbia University
Mark Neocleous – RP/Politics, Brunel University, London
Peter Osborne – RP/Philosophy, Kingston University London
Kristin Ross – Comparative Literature, New York University
Kaushik Sunder Rajan – Anthropology, University of Chicago
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak – University Professor, Columbia University


Programme details and abstracts @: http://www.radicalphilosophy.com/uncategorized/radical-philosophy-conference-2011


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Marxism and Education: International Perspectives on Education for Revolution









MARXISM AND EDUCATION: INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON EDUCATION FOR REVOLUTION

CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS

Special Issue of Cultural Logic
http://clogic.eserver.org/

“Marxism and Education: International Perspectives on Education for Revolution”

Issue Editors: Rich Gibson & E. Wayne Ross

FOCUS OF THE SPECIAL ISSUE
The core issue of our time is the reality of the promise of perpetual war and escalating color-coded inequality met by the potential of a mass, activist, class-conscious movement to transform both daily life and the system of capitalism itself. In this context, schools in the empires of the world are the centripetal organizing points of much of life. While the claim of capitalist schooling is, in the classics, education, “leading out,” the reality is that schools are segregated illusion factories, in some cases human munition factories. Rather than leading out, they encapsulate.

Mainstream educational and social research typically ignores, disconnects, the ineluctable relationships of what is in fact capitalist schooling, class war, imperialist war, and the development of varying forms of corporate states around the world.

At issue, of course, is: What to do?

The long view, either in philosophy or social practice is revolution as things must change, and they will.

Connecting the long view to what must also be a long slog necessarily involves a careful look at existing local, national, and international conditions; working out tactics and strategies that all can understand, none taken apart from a grand strategy of equality and justice.

GUIDELINES
The editors are seeking manuscripts that explore education for revolution and are informed by Marxist perspectives. We are particularly interested in manuscripts that explore and examine:

* local/regional contexts and educational activism linked to global anti-capitalist movements;
* broad foundational and historical themes related to education and revolution (e.g., philosophy, social movements, community organizing, literacy, popular education, etc.); and
* organizational and practitioner perspectives.

The editors are also interested in reviews of books, film, and other media related to education for revolution.

Article manuscripts should be approximately 5,000-10,000 words in length (20-40 pages), although we will consider manuscripts of varying lengths. The editors prefer that manuscripts be prepared using either APA or Chicago styles. Manuscripts should be submitted as email attachments (Microsoft Word or RTF) to the both editors: rgibson@pipeline.com and wayne.ross@ubc.ca.

Authors interested in submitting manuscripts should email manuscript title and a brief description to the editors by December 1, 2011. Final manuscripts are due April 1, 2012.

ABOUT CULTURAL LOGIC
Cultural Logic, which has been online since 1997, is a non-profit, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal that publishes essays, interviews, poetry, and reviews (books, films, and other media) by writers working in the Marxist tradition.

E. Wayne Ross
http://www.ewayneross.net/
wayne.ross@mac.com

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