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Rainer J. Hanshe writes:

Nietzsche Birthday Lecture

Walter Sokel

New York City, Oct. 15, 2005

The Nietzsche Circle with the support of Deutsches Haus presents its first fall event, a talk presented by Dr. Walter Sokel:

"On the Dionysian in Nietzsche:

Monism and Its Consequences"

Please join us for this birthday celebration with Dr. Sokel, who will be visiting New York from California expressly to give this talk, which we are much honored to offer. A discussion with the audience will follow.

"I Beg Your Pardon" Exhibition
or, the Reestablishing of Cordial Relations

New York CIty, Oct. 15–16, 2005

Saturday, October 15, 12-6 PM, and Sunday, October 16, 12-6 PM

Reception: Saturday, October 15, 4-6 PM

The New School, 66 West 12th Street, 4th floor

New York City

In the current political environment saturated by aggression and segregation along various kinds of power lines, processes of reconciliation and forgiveness have been strategically used as tactics for political and social manipulations. For this two-day exhibition at The New School, artists were asked to contribute a statement, video, image or text to address the Reestablishing of Cordial Relations or Forgiveness in the context of their work and political environment.

Walter Rodney Commemoration
New York City, Oct. 21, 2005

Walter Rodney 25th Anniversary Commemoration Comittee in collaboration with The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture


Walter Rodney Across the Generations:

An Evening of Reflection.

To celebrate and commemorate the life of scholar/activist, Dr. Walter Rodney on the twenty-fifth anniversary of his assassination in Guyana.

The evening brings together several generations of activists and scholars who were influenced by the work and example of Walter Rodney. This includes those who worked with Rodney in any of the several theaters of struggle in which he was engaged during his lifetime, in Africa, the Caribbean, the USA, and Guyana. It also includes a younger generation of activists and scholars whose work was inspired by the legacy of Walter Rodney.

Cultural activists from the USA, and the Caribbean will provide the spiritual refinement that was always a feature of Rodney’s work.

Special Guests: Asha and Kanini Rodney.

Participants Include:

*Sam Anderson - *Monifa Bandele - *Moses Bhagwan - *Humberto Brown - *Horace Campbell - *Rosa Clemente - *Howard Dodson - *Roberta Kilkenny - *Mahmoud Mamdani - *Rupal Oza - *Fernando Reals - * Amita Swadhin - *Others TBA.

Cultural Presentations: TBA

Friday – October 21st: 6–9 pm.

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

515 Malcolm X Blvd. NYC

"El Bloqueo" Premiere

New York City, Oct. 6, 2005

Indypendent co-founder Heather Haddon, currently a
reporter at the Norwood News in the Bronx, and Rachel
Dannefer are premiering their 45-minute film "Bloqueo:
Looking at the U.S. Embargo Against Cuba" at the Brecht
Forum this Thursday, Oct. 6 starting at 7:30 pm.

Make this netWORK

Brooklyn, New York, Oct. 6, 2005

A gathering of media makers and social justice organizers

October 6th, 7-9:30pm

Prison Moratorium Project

388 Atlantic Avenue, 3rd Floor

Brooklyn, NY 11217

This is the third in a series of informal networking events organized to
create a space for grassroots media makers and social justice
organizers/activists to come together, get to know one another and make
the connections necessary to strengthen local campaigns and independent
media networks.

Anarchist6913 writes:

"Songs Against the Wall"

New York City, Oct. 7, 2005

Three Cities Against the Wall

Ramallah, Tel Aviv, New York


Friday October 7th — 8:00 pm

Sliding Scale $7–$20


ABC No Rio

156 Rivington Street

(between Clinton and Sufolk)


T: (212) 254-3697

W: http://www.abcnorio.org/

with Music by:

Jeff Lewis and The Ropes

- NYC anti-folk musician -

W: http://www.thejeffreylewissite.com/

Rebecca Moore

- NYC vocalist/violinist -

W: http://www.bluviolin.com/

Barry Bliss

- NYC anti-folk musician -

W: http://www.antifolkonline.com/BarryBliss.html

along with Multi Media by:

Seth Tobocman

- NYC political comix artist -

(with Steve Wishnia and Eric Blitz)...

W: http://www.sethtobocman.mahost.org/

Mushon Shual

- Israeli digital artist -

W: http://www.shual.com/

This is a benefit for


(Israeli, Palestinian and American artists working for a just peace)

W: http://www.abcnorio.org/againstthewall/

Spinoza17 writes: "Initial conference alert, full programme forthcoming..."

"Towards a Cosmopolitan Marxism"
Historical Materialism's Annual Conference 2005
London, November 4–6, 2005

Birkbeck College and School of Oriental and African Studies, London, WC1

The Editorial Board of Historical Materialism: Research in Critical Marxist Theory, in collaboration with the Isaac and Tamara Deutscher Memorial Prize Committee and the Editorial Board of the Socialist Register, is pleased to announce its annual conference, ‘Towards a Cosmopolitan Marxism’, 4-6 November 2005.

Since its inception, Historical Materialism has been firmly committed to the project of creating a space of dialogue and debate which extends across disciplinary, linguistic and cultural borders, and promotes the circulation, cross-fertilisation and expansion of critical Marxist thought.

World War 3's 25th Anniversary Issue

A Platform for Political Art

Issue #36 Release Party/Art Exhibit Opening

October 6, 2005, 6-8 pm

Exit Art, 548 Broadway, 2nd Floor, New York City

A release party for the 25th Anniversary Issue of World War 3 Illustrated is slated for Thursday October 6th at the Exit Art gallery in New York City. Co-founded by Seth Tobocman and Peter Kuper, WW3 has become a premiere platform for political art and the latest issue, World War 3: #36 "Neo Con" does not disappoint.

further_bunny writes:

"Open Season"

London, October, 2005

NODE.London presents : Open Season, London, October 2005

This October the UK government, as part of its presidency of the EU is holding a pan-European conference on how to consolidate regulation and control of intellectual property, copyright and technology.

Looking for creative alternatives, NODE.London is declaring this October an 'Open Season' on technology, media, culture, politics and art with a diverse and challenging series of events – building towards London-wide media arts events in March 2006.

jzb writes:

"Strategies of Refusal: Explorations in Autonomist Marxism"
New York City, Fall, 2005

172 Allen Street between Stanton and Rivington

$25–50 sliding scale (Cash only)

Registration begins Wednesday, September 22, 2005

Maximum enrollment: 15

Sundays 12–2 PM from October 9nd–December 4th

Instructors: Jack Z. Bratich & Stevphen Shukaitis

Since the publication of Hardt and Negri's Empire new attention has been brought to a previously ignored current of revolutionary theory and practice, namely that of autonomist Marxism. The attention paid to readings of Negri have tended to neglect the vast wealth of engaged theoretical reflection contained within the history of autonomist thought and organizing from which Negri's work emerges.

The course will begin to explore this future behind our backs focusing on key concepts and practices with autonomist Marxism such as class composition analysis, spatial articulations and enclosures, mobility and exodus, the refusal of work, affective labor, biopower, communication and information theory, and current developments in autonomist organizing such as those around precarious labor.

It will explore the writing of theorists as Mario Tronti, Paolo Virno, the Midnight Notes Collective, Harry Cleaver, Silvia Federici, Bifo, Leopoldina Fortunati, Ferrucio Gambino, Raniero Panzieri, Sandro Mezzadra, George Caffentzis, Maurizio Lazzarato, Mariarosa Dallacosta, Toni Negri, Félix Guattari, and Alisa Del Re.

Having at least a working knowledge of Marxist concepts (and a willingness to critique them) would be very helpful. A majority of the reading will be made available electronically and/or in scanned form.

For more information / readings:
http://www.refusingstructures.net/strategies.htm or email strategies@refusingstructures.net

Sponsored by Autonomedia: Mindfucking the Lumpenprofesoriat Since 1984


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