Also see Alex Callinicos’ piece on The Guardian website.
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The global economic crisis has highlighted the bankruptcy of a system that puts profits before the needs of ordinary people. Billions across the planet face hunger, war, poverty, catastrophic climate change and unemployment.
But billions are also asking whether a different world is possible, talking about alternatives and fighting back. Marxism 2010 will bring thousands of these people together from across the world to discuss, debate and organise the fightback. Don’t miss it. Book online here.
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Living in the End Times will be published Summer 2010.
Zizek analyzes the end of the world at the hands of the “four riders of the apocalypse”
“As the 21st century falters forward with faith wars and economic collapse, women need to be at the forefront of reimagining our world. This book is a timely reminder that we have been here before” Jeanette Winterson, Times
“Rowbotham has a marvellous gift for explication and an eye for the illuminating quotation… readers of this ambitious and eloquent book will agree with Rowbotham’s tough-minded conclusion: that in women’s ongoing effort to reconcile the personal and the political, “there is no automatic accretion of improvement”, but the need to reinvent utopia in every era.” Elaine Showalter, Daily Telegraph
Night of the Golden Butterfly is coming soon!
Monday 10 May: Talk and reading from Night of the Golden Butterfly at the British Library. From 18.45.
Tuesday 11 May: Public lecture at the LSE. From 18.30.
Wednesday 12 May: Talk at Bookmarks Bookshop. From 18.30.
The paperback edition of the explosive The Invention of the Jewish People will be published Summer 2010.
“Shlomo Sand has written a remarkable book. … Anyone interested in understanding the contemporary Middle East should read this book.” Tony Judt
“…a formidable polemic against claims that Israel has a moral right to define itself as an explicitly and exclusively Jewish society, in which non-Jews, such as Palestino-Israelis, are culturally and politically marginalised.” Max Hastings, Sunday Times
“Shlomo Sand’s The Invention of the Jewish People (Verso) is both a welcome and, in the case of Israel, much needed exercise in the dismantling of nationalist historical myth and a plea for an Israel that belongs equally to all its inhabitants. Perhaps books combining passion and erudition don’t change political situations, but if they did, this one would count as a landmark.” Eric Hobshawm, Observer, Books of the year
“A string of firecrackers” Stephen Howe, Independent, Book of the Week
“Sand takes on a formidable tradition in claiming that moral validity in the Middle East needs good history, and no discussion of the region any longer seems complete without acknowledgement of his book.” Independent on Sunday, Best History Books of 2009
“An important book – one that hammers another nail into Zionism’s ideological coffin.” Tony Greenstein, Weekly Worker
“[Sand’s] quiet earthquake of a book is shaking historical faith in the link between Judaism and Israel.” Rafael Behr, Observer
Alberto Toscano’s long-awaited history of the figure of the fanatic Fanaticism: On the Uses of an Idea will be published very soon. Verso is publishing Owen Hatherley‘s A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain in Autumn 2010. More details to be announced soon!
A new, updated edition of Peter Hallward’s Damming the Flood: Haiti, Aristide, and the Politics of Containment is due this autumn.
On Torture and the Death of Justice by Gareth Peirce is forthcoming this summer. She is a defence lawyer who has represented many men and women in their appeals against wrongful convictions made on the basis of disputed scientific evidence, misidentification and police malpractice, including the family of Jean Charles de Menezes.
Haiti and the Politics of the Universal
Friday and Saturday, March 12-13, 2010.
This conference will address contemporary theoretical turn in Haitian Studies, discussing Haiti’s place in Atlantic Modernity and its central role in political history and theory since 1791. Topics will range from the world-historical significance of the Haitian Revolution to the place of Haiti in the global political order since 2004.
Verso authors Peter Hallward (Damming the Flood), Richard Seymour (The Liberal Defense of Murder), Owen Hatherley (author of the forthcoming A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain), Stathis Kouvelakis (Philosophy and Revolution) and Paul Gilroy (The Black Atlantic) will be among the speakers at the 2010 Oxford Radical Forum this weekend (5th-7th March). Other speakers include Teresa Hayter, Nina Power and Paul Blackledge.
:: DISASTER POLITICS IN HAITI: AID, EXPLOITATION AND THE ARMY
Peter Hallward (author, Damming the Flood: Haiti, Aristide, and the Politics of Containment; Middlesex University), Richard Seymour (author, The Liberal Defense of Murder; blogs at ‘LENIN’S TOMB’).
Peter Hallward, author of Damming the Flood: Haiti, Aristide and the Politics of Containment appeared on Democracy Now! yesterday to talk about the Haiti earthquake
Haitian President René Préval said Sunday that the death toll from the earthquake could reach 300,000 once all the bodies are recovered from the rubble. We speak to Peter Hallward, professor of Modern European Philosophy at Middlesex University. “Unless prevented by renewed popular mobilisation in both Haiti and beyond, the perverse international emphasis on security will continue to distort the reconstruction effort, and with it the configuration of Haitian politics for some time to come,” wrote Hallward recently. “What is already certain is that if further militarisation proceeds unchecked, the victims of the January earthquake won’t be the only avoidable casualties of 2010.”
Watch the programme here.
INC research group In Continental Philosophy at Goldsmiths University of London has organized a Screening Series based around a common theme: Revolution.
Join the Screening Series at the Goldsmith University on
Friday 12th of February, 5.00-8.00 RHB 137 for a
Screening of Queimada (1969) by Gillo Pontercorvo
followed by a conversation between Alberto Toscano, Peter Hallward and Benjamin Noys about the film, Fanon, and the Haitian revolution.
For further information, click here.
Alberto Toscano is a lecturer in sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London. He has published numerous articles on contemporary philosophy, politics and social theory, and is an editor of Historical Materialism. His last published book is Fanaticism: On the Uses of an Idea (Verso 2009).
Peter Hallward Professor of Modern European Philosophy at Middlesex University in the UK. His research ranges across several debates in recent continental philosophy and the reception of postcolonial literature. Damming the Flood (2008) is his fourth book, after Absolutely Postcolonial (2001), Badiou: A Subject to Truth (2003), and Out of this World: Deleuze and the Philosophy of Creation (2006).
Radical Activist Network public meeting
From 7:30pm to 9:30pm on Thursday, February 11, 2010 at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London.
* Peter Hallward, author of Damming the Flood: Haiti, Aristide, and the Politics of Containment and Out of This World: Deleuze and the Philosophy of Creation
* Selma James, writer and solidarity activist, Global Women’s Strike
* Nick Dearden, director of Jubilee Debt Campaign
Haiti was the first independent nation in Latin America, freed as a result of an inspiring slave revolt. Yet it has been subject to domination ever since, from US occupations, to the crippling 135-year debt imposed by former colonial master France, to Western-backed dictatorships, coups, and IMF-imposed free market economic ‘reforms’.
Now, as US troops patrol the country, free market economists are seeing new opportunities to privatise and ‘restructure’ Haiti’s economy, while its external debts have still not been cancelled by rich donors. The ‘shock doctrine’ looks to be striking again. Join the discussion about what solidarity we can offer to those in Haiti seeking an alternative future.
No Shock Doctrine for Haiti group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=292737727221&ref=ts