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Delhi Solidarity Group, 26 April 2008


Join hands to raise our collective voice against Displacement & Un-Democratic, Unjust, Anti-People & Pro-Corporate Land Acquisition (Amendment) Act, 2007 and Resettlement and Rehabilitation Bill, 2007

Join Dharna at Jantar Mantar, Delhi 28th to 30 April, 2008

Dear Friends,


Abahlali baseMjondolo Press Release Monday 21 April 2008

Abahlali baseMjondolo to Mourn UnFreedom Day Once Again

Time: 9:00 a.m., Sunday 27 April 2008 Venue: Community Hall, Kennedy Road Shack Settlement, Clare Estate, Durban

May 8, 2008 10:00am-5:30pm (two sessions)

Please join the United Nations Department of Public Information, the United Nations Environment Programme, and the Natural World Museum for a groundbreaking international seminar. The Art Changing Attitudes Toward the Environment seminar will focus on a top priority for the United Nations: climate change and the environment. The seminar will contribute to keeping the spotlight on the issue from a different perspective and will be an important contribution and forum to reach out to the general public.

Future Promises: The Life and Work of Stanley Aronowitz

A Conference Sponsored by the Composition & Commons Co-research Project, School of Business and Management, University of London, Queen Mary

May 19th, 2008 – 9:30am – 6pm http://stevphen.mahost.org/futurepromises.html Room 4.24, Francis Bancroft Building, Queen Mary, Mile End Road, London

London, March 15: Brian Holmes Book Release, "Unleashing the Collective Phantoms"

Saturday March 15th, 6:30 PM book launchHousmans Bookshop, Kings Cross (www.housmans.com)

Unleashing the Collective Phantoms: Essays In Reverse Imagineering by Brian Holmes

Carnival at the End of the World

A Benefit for Fifth Estate Magazine

New York City, Sunday, July 8, 4-6 pm

Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery
just north of Houston

(F or V train to Second Avenue, 6 to Bleecker St.)


$6 (admission includes free issue of magazine and subscription for the next issue)

An Afternoon of Poetry, Anarchism and Banjos


Eli Smith

Joe Maynard


Spencer Sunshine

Cara Hoffman

Jack Bratich

Stevphen Shukaitis


Steve Dalachinsky

Jim Feast

Ron Kolm

Yuko Otomo

Jill Rapaport

Jessica Slote

"Uprooting the Capitalist Law of Value"

New York News and Letters

News and Letters invites you to participate in our discussions on Monday nights at a new location:

MONDAY, JUNE 25 at 7:00 – 9:15 p.m. sharp


Presentation by Andrew Kliman on a 1948 essay by Raya Dunayevskaya, published in 2 parts in the April-May & June-July issues of News & Letters newspaper and on the website. In it she takes up the Soviet Union’s 1943 theoretical justification for state-capitalism—the assertion that the law of value still operates under socialism. From the essay:

“The break with the structure of Marx's CAPITAL lays the theoretical groundwork for a complete revision of Marxist economic theory, but the new edifice still remains to be constructed. It is no simple matter to extend the operation of the law of value to a "socialist" society. So solid was the structure Marx had built to prove the opposite that no one--not even the all-powerful Politburo of the Russian Communist Party--could merely circumvent what Marx called his major original contribution: the analysis of the twofold character of labor.”

Our next discussion after this one will be MONDAY JULY 16, when the topic will be our publications.
Discussions will continue weekly from July 16 through August 20. You can always check the website under “Events” or call the local phone for topics and other information.

All discussions are at

TRS Inc. Professional Suite

44 East 32nd Street, 11th floor

between Park and Madison Avenues, Manhattan

Admission is free; all are welcome.

Sponsored by N.Y. News and Letters Committee

information: www.newsandletters.org

(212) 663-3631 arise@newsandletters.org

Planning the Sacco & Vanzetti Memorial

New York City, Aug. 23, 2007

New York City's Libertarian Book Club is organizing a memorial for Thur., Aug. 23 in Union Square of the judicial murder of Italian anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, one of the most notorious miscarriages of justice in the history of the US.

We held our first organizing meeting for the memorial two weeks ago; our next meeting will be on Wednesday, June 13, at 7pm in the Muste Room at 339 Lafayette Street (the War Resisters League Building.

Anyone interested in contributing their time and talents to the memorial is invited to attend. The memorial will be preceded by a teach-in at St Joseph's Church (6th Ave at West 4th Street), and include talks, performance, music, etc.

THIS AIN'T JUST HISTORY! Immigrants, anarchists, and others on the "terrorist" hit list are being targeted today by the institutional heirs of the J Edgar Hoover-era FBI and all the others who fomented the Red Scare that led to the deaths of Sacco and Vanzetti. Their deaths marked the beginning of an era of state terror in America that's still going strong.

339 Lafayette is at Lafayette and Bleecker Streets. It's easily accessible by the N, R, F, D, and 6 Subway lines.

Ben Trott writes:

"Moving against the G8"

Ben Trott, Red Pepper

[When the G8 travelling circus rolls up to Rostock in Germany later this month, it will again be met with mass protests. Ben Trott reports on the efforts of the German left to unite and draw lessons from the protests at the 2005 Gleneagles summit.]

The G8 last met in Germany in the summer of 1999, six months before the World Trade Organisation (WTO) protests in Seattle, and well into the socalled ‘cycle of struggles’ that began with the 1994 Zapatista uprising in Chiapas, Mexico. Yet for Germany’s ‘globalisationcritical movement’, as it came to be known, the mobilisation against the Cologne G8 Summit was a false start.

The mobilisation was split in numerous directions. Confusion had been created by the role that the German Greens – and in particular Joschka Fischer, who was foreign secretary and their most senior member of parliament – were playing in steering Nato towards a military intervention in Kosovo.The radicals, meanwhile, were split into two different camps and unable to exert much influence within the broader coalition.The turnout on the streets was low, huge police repression was experienced and the protests were generally considered a disaster.The mobilisation around this year’s G8 summit, to be held in Heiligendamm near Rostock on 6-8 June, has sought to learn from this experience.


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