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Anonymous Comrade writes "The new English web pages of the Czechoslovak Anarchist Federation and Czechoslovak Anarchist Association monthly magazine A-kontra are now
on-line:

http://a-kontra.csaf.cz

New web pages include regulary updated anarchist news service from Czechia in English.

We ask all webmasters who link our old web pages to change the link to a new one because due to technical problems we have lost acces to the old web pages and they are not updated any more.

Thanx,
A-kontra collective"

A new issue of Cultural Logic is now on line at:

cultural logic

Here is the index:

Articles

Theodore W. Allen

"On Roediger's Wages of Whiteness

Bill V. Mullen

"Notes on Black Marxism"

Ahmet Öncü and Ahmet Hasim Köse

"Re-Considering the Meaning of 'Scientific Management' from a Marxist
Perspective"

Nicholas J. Smith

"Why Hardcore Goes Soft:
Adorno, Japanese Noise, and the Extirpation of Dissonance"

Susanne Soederberg

"Deconstructing the Neo-liberal Promise of Prosperity and Stability:
Who Gains from the Maquiladorization of Mexican Society?"

Sam Coombes

"Sartre's Concept of Bad Faith in Relation to the Marxist Notion of False
Consciousness:
Inauthenticity and Ideology Re-Examined"

Interviews

"Living History: Talking with Tito"

An Interview with John Gerassi by Tony Monchinski

"Big Apple Redux"

An Interview with Marshall Berman by Tony Monchinski

Reviews

E. O. Wilson's Consilience

Reviewed by Lucas MacKenzie

Paula L. M. Moya and Michael Hames-Garcia, eds.,
Reclaiming Identity: Realist Theory and the Predicament of Postmodernism

Reviewed by Barbara Foley

Satya P. Mohanty's Literary Theory and the Claims of History:
Postmodernism, Objectivity, Multicultural Politics


and

Paula L. M. Moya and Michael Hames-Garcia, eds.,
Reclaiming Identity: Realist Theory and the Predicament of Postmodernism

Reviewed by Carol J. Moeller

Alan Gilbert, Must Global Politics Constrain Democracy?
Great-Power Realism, Democratic Peace, and Democratic Internationalism


Reviewed by Alan Spector

Poetry

Puja Ahluwalia

"Dorcelina Falador"

Sean Thomas Dougherty

"American Sonnet #1" and Other Poems

Dee Rimbaud

"A New Clean American Dream"

Best wishes,

David Siar, co-editor

The journal Historical Materialism: Research in Critical Marxist Theory is aiming to publish a symposium on the theme of 'Marxism and the Fantastic', and we are looking for papers interrogating this topic in any fruitful way. We are open to consideration of 'the fantastic' in psychological terms, but we are particularly interested in discussions of the non-real, the fantastic in arts and literature.

Marxist theory has long engaged with modernist movements such as surrealism. In addition, there is already a body of Marxist theory engaging with science fiction, as exemplified in the work of Darko Suvin, Fredric Jameson and Carl Freedman. However, there is as yet no body of Marxist work which systematically engages with "the fantastic" more generally conceived, either perceiving science fiction as a subset of the fantastic, or opposed to it. We would like to make a start at filling that gap.

Introducing the International Simultaneous Policy Organization

zeroworkaholic writes Noam Chomsky has indicated his interest in the International Simultaneous Policy project, British in origin, about which, read on:


"The principal barrier to the implementation of any significant measure to improve today’s economic, environmental or social problems, be they in advanced, developing or non-industrialised countries, is competition. Global de-regulated capital flows and corporations know no national boundaries and by their ability or threat to move elsewhere, force nations to compete with one another for capital, jobs (and therefore votes) and ever scarcer natural resources.

jim writes "The New York City Memorial for Martin Glaberman, a beloved friend and
comrade to many, who passed away recently, will be held Saturday, April
13th at 5:30 pm, at Tamiment Library - NYU.

The library holds the labor history and radical history archives and is on
the 10th floor of 70 Washington Square South - the tall red brick building
at the corner of the park; the building is the main library at NYU. The
Memorial will constitute a panel at the Socialist Scholars Conference.
Speakers expected as of now include Staughton Lynd, Ferruccio Gambino,
Peter Linebaugh, Scott McLemee, Gene Glaberman and others.

For more information, please contact Steven Colatrella at 973-226-9097.

The main desk phone number for the Tamiment Library is 212-998-2630. The
guards at the library entrance will be informed of our event, and
instructed to let guests enter to go up to the 10th floor; please bring a
photo id. In case of any misunderstanding about entering the building for
the event, please have them call 998-2630."

Transmissions: Globalization, Technology, Media

Thursday, April 25, 2002 - Saturday, April 27, 2002

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, The Hefter Center

Below is a plain text version of the schedule. Please go to the site for a
more reader-friendly version tech conf

CONFERENCE DESCRIPTION

The contemporary characters of technology, communication networks, and the arts have all been affected by world-wide trends, now often designated by the short-hand, "globalization." Against this background, the conference aims to expand on recent scholarship and suggest new ways of thinking about
the interaction among media forms and technologies (both broadly defined) in the global contexts and corresponding notions of transmission, flows, journeys, passage-ways and currents. The conference gathers approaches that push the definitions of media technology and globalization, considering
these terms theoretically, historically, or as fodder for invention, art, and fabulation.

The Ides of March

NYC's ABC No Rio Third Biannual Exhibition

Third Biannual Building-Wide Exhibition at ABC No Rio

Over 60 Artists Featured on Four Floors

March 14-April 11

OPENING: THURSDAY MARCH 14 at 7:00PM

CLOSING: THURSDAY APRIL 11 at 7:00PM

VIEWING HOURS: Tuesdays & Thursdays-5:00 to 7:00PM

AFI-Anarchist Federation Ireland

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Hi all

MFR is an anarchist internet radio station run
by w@g (Walthamstow Anarchist Group in London) people
and others. The site is live and can be found at
Middle Finger Radio

Right now it includes a policy statement and explains
how the site will work. There is also a big archive of
spoken word by various interesting people. The station
'programs' will contain anarchist only stuff (tho' the
archive is a bit broader) and will consist of
anarchist music and poetry as well as articles on
what's going on of interest politically in Britain and
Ireland.

We want a variety of formats (reports,interviews,
discussions, rants, etc) so if you are involved
in anything locally why not make a recording for
us?

So far we have lined up, amongst other things: A
debate between an Anarchist and a Marxist, an
interview with the Wombles, a talk on the Anarchist
Youth network, some French anarchist songs, an
article on Anarchism in Northern Ireland... get the
idea?

We'll consider anything and everything. Unfortunately
we don't have the technology (or rather the money to
get the technology) to broadcast live, so the station
will consist of downloadable recordings.

Hope you can contribute in some way to help get this
project up and running.

Solidarity

w@g

London "Mayday in Mayfair" Festival of Alternatives Announced

This Mayday, as well as the mass action (more info
below) we are holding a Mayday Festival of
Alternatives -- a week or so of events which celebrate
and demonstrate autonmous, anti-capitalist,
co-operative culture. This will be shown through many
useful hands-on workshops, plus lots of fun film
showings, art exhibitions, parties/picnics, and
actions.

New "Garden of Eden" Proposed for WTC Site

Information about a new community garden,
a "New Garden of Eden," proposed for NYC's
World Trade Center site can be found at: new garden AND at this "Garden Photo Gallery": garden photos

Please send this Web Address information
to all on your lists and spread the word
throughout your gardening community. With.
YOUR help, a "New Garden of Eden" COULD
become the FIRST world community garden. Contact: adam purple