New Book: Greece and the Reinvention of Politics

by Alain Badiou. Translated by David Broder. From Verso: In a series of seven trenchant interventions Alain Badiou analyses the decisive developments in Greece since 2011. Badiou considers this Mediterranean country “a sort of open-air political lesson”, with much to tell us about the wider situation. Greece is exemplary of “our fundamental contradictions in Europe, … More New Book: Greece and the Reinvention of Politics

New Book: Red Flag Unfurled – History, Historians, and the Russian Revolution

by Ronald Grigor Suny. From Verso: Reflecting on the fate of the Russian Revolution one hundred years after October, Ronald Grigor Suny—one of the world’s leading historians of the period—explores the historiographical controversies over 1917, Stalinism, and the end of “Communism” and provides an assessment of the achievements, costs, losses and legacies of the choices … More New Book: Red Flag Unfurled – History, Historians, and the Russian Revolution

New Book: Communist Insurgent – Blanqui’s Politics of Revolution

by Doug Enaa Greene. From Haymarket Books: This book discusses the life and political activity of French Communist Louis-Auguste Blanqui and the problems of his political current. In the revolutionary tradition, the name of Louis Blanqui is either remembered with derision or as a noble failure. Yet during his lifetime, Blanqui was a towering figure … More New Book: Communist Insurgent – Blanqui’s Politics of Revolution

New Book: Fighting Fascism – How to Struggle and How to Win

by Clara Zetkin. Edited by John Riddell and Mike Taber From Haymarket Books: An organizer of the First International Women’s Day, Clara Zetkin presented this Report and Resolution on fascism at the June 1923 enlarged plenum of the Communist International’s executive committee. At a time when fascism was a new and little-understood phenomenon, Zetkin’s work … More New Book: Fighting Fascism – How to Struggle and How to Win

Capital 150: Marx’s Capital Today – King’s College

Dates of Event: 19th September 2017 – 20th September 2017 Last Booking Date for this Event: 20th September 2017 Description: 19th September: 1100-2000hrs | 20th September: 1000-1600hrs International conference sponsored by Department of European and International Studies, King’s College London, and thenextrecession.wordpress.com blog. Karl Marx published the first volume of his life work, Capital: A Critique of Political Economy, in September 1867. Together … More Capital 150: Marx’s Capital Today – King’s College

New Book by Kristin Ross: Communal Luxury – The Political Imaginary of the Paris Commune

From Verso: Kristin Ross’s new work on the thought and culture of the Communard uprising of 1871 resonates with the motivations and actions of contemporary protest, which has found its most powerful expression in the reclamation of public space. Today’s concerns—internationalism, education, the future of labor, the status of art, and ecological theory and practice—frame … More New Book by Kristin Ross: Communal Luxury – The Political Imaginary of the Paris Commune

Radical Newswire

The following is a list of critical media outlets for activists to accumulate pertinent information on issues related to social justice: News: AlterNet. Syndicated writings from the alternative press. CodePink. Women-led grassroots organization working to end U.S. wars and militarism, support peace and human rights initiatives, and redirect resources into healthcare, education, green jobs and … More Radical Newswire