Walter Rodney’s "Russian Revolution"

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Walter Rodney’s "Russian Revolution" with Robin D.G. Kelley, Vijay Prasad, and Jesse Benjamin

 

May 24, 2018

7.00pm - 9.00pm

 

Verso Books

20 Jay Street, Suite 1010
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States

+1 718-246-8160

 

Renowned Pan-African and Socialist Theorist on the Bolshevik Revolution and its Post-Colonial Legacy

In his short life, Guyanese intellectual Walter Rodney emerged as one of the foremost thinkers and activists of the anti-colonial revolution, leading movements in North America, Africa, and the Caribbean, Wherever he was, Rodney was a lighting rod for working-class

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Marx 200

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Organised by the Marx Memorial Library

Date and Time: Sat 5 May 2018, 09:00 – 17:30 (15:15 - 16:30) BST

Venue: SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, London, WC1H 0XG UK

Concession: £15/10 >> tickets available here 

 

15.15 - 16.30      Sessions

                Marxism and the present as history

                Chair: Vijay Prashad

                Speakers:

                John Foster, Emeritus Professor, Social Sciences, University of the West of Scotland

                Isabel Monal, Editor of Marx Ahora, a Cuban theoretical journal

                Marxism and culture

   

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2018 PEN World Voices Festival: Resist and Reimagine

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'How can writers help bring about a new politics more responsive to the growing movements for living wages, universal healthcare, and racial justice? Mark Nowak of the Worker Writers School and Vijay Prashad of LeftWord Books join Anjali Kamat in conversation about writers working at the intersection of economic inequality, creativity, and power. Featuring poetry from the Worker Writers.'

 

Date and Time: 20 April, 2018 7:00 PM-8:00 PM

 

Venue: SubCulture, 45 Bleecker Street, Downstairs New York, NY 10012.

 

Subway: 6 to Bleecker St. B, D, F, or F to Broadway / Lafayette St. N or R to

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Socialists Are Urgently Looking for the Future: American Marxist Mike Davis Talks to Algerian Journalist Mohsen Abdelmoumen.

Submitted by Vijay Prashad on Mon, 04/16/2018 - 12:22
Marx in Diego Rivera's mural

 

 

The Algerian journalist Mohsen Abdelmoumen interviewed Mike Davis recently. This is a fascinating interview that ranges from the question of Marxism today to the politics of Middle East to the necessity of socialism. I highly recommend it. Mike Davis is an American Marxist who has published some very important books: Prisoners of the American Dream (1986), City of Quartz (1990), Late Victorian Holocausts (2001), Planet of Slums (2006) and Buda's Wagon: A Brief History of the Car Bomb (2007). He is an editor of New Left Review. His essay in New Left Review on the US election of Trump is