Monday, April 4, 2016

The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg


Support the ongoing effort to produce:
The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg
The effort to issue The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg (issued by Verso Books) has reached a critical phase, and we appeal for your help in enabling future volumes to be published.
The Complete Works was inaugurated in March 2011 with the 600-page Letters of Rosa Luxemburg, the largest collection of her correspondence ever published in English. Volume I of the Complete Works, entitled Economic Writings 1, was published in 2013 and contains the first full English translation of one of her most important books, Introduction to Political Economy, as well as eight newly-discovered manuscripts on anthropology, economic history, and the theory of crises. Volume II, entitled Economic Writings 2, was published in 2015 and contains a new translation of The Accumulation of Capital and the Anti-Critique.
We are now raising funds to cover the costs of translation of her Political Writings, beginning with three volumes (Vols. 3, 4 and 5) devoted to “On Revolution.” They will contain all of her writings on the 1905-06 Russian Revolution, 1917 Russian Revolution, and 1918-19 German Revolution. These reveal Luxemburg at her finest—as a fierce supporter of revolutionary democracy, with a sensitive grasp of spontaneous freedom struggles as well as of non-hierarchical forms of organization. Many of these writings—a large number of them translated from Polish—have never appeared in print since their initial publication, and most have never before appeared in English.
The Complete Works will make her entire body of work available for the first time in any language. All of the writings will be newly translated, with the highest level of scholarly editing. But we cannot continue to commission translations without your support. We need to raise an additional $35,000 to help pay for the translation costs of the next three volumes.
We urge you to make a contribution to the Rosa Luxemburg page of the Toledo Fund, at
There are few better ways of celebrating International Women’s Month!
—The Editorial Board, Rosa Luxemburg Complete Works.

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Sunday, April 3, 2016

Why Study the Rich?


Public Programme
April 23, 2016: 12.30-5.30pm, Free
Rabbits Roads Institute
Old Manor Park Library
835 Romford Road
Manor Park
E12 5JY
An afternoon of talks and discussion
Refreshments served. Older children and young adults welcome.

‘Why study the Rich?’ is an event that brings together cross-disciplinary approaches to studying wealth in society. Come and listen to talks by activists, writers and artists whose scrutiny, investigation and differing perspectives attempt to challenge cultural narratives and societal structures that are intrinsically linked to the maintenance of power.
Open discussion with the audience is encouraged throughout the afternoon, as together we discuss how studies of ‘the rich’ might reveal a deeper understanding of the conditions of contemporary life and contribute to the debate about inequality in society.

Confirmed Speakers:
Roger Burrows, Professor of Cities at Newcastle University
Aditya Chakrabortty, senior economics commentator for The Guardian
Jeremy Gilbert, writer, researcher and activist & Professor of Cultural and Political Theory at UEL
Katharina Hecht, PhD student at LSE, on Economic Inequality
Jo Littler, Reader in Cultural Industries at City University London
Laure Provost, Artist, screening film ‘How to make money religiously

‘Why study the Rich?’ culminates a project called The Rich as a Minority Group by artists Ruth Beale and Amy Feneck in collaboration with GCSE Sociology students from Little Ilford School in Newham.

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