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Socialist Register 2021: Beyond Digital Capitalism (the entire series)
Sun, May 2, 2021 @ 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM$7.00 – $29.00
Beyond Digital Capitalism: New Ways of Living
Continues on April 27 with another final session on May 2
There are tickets for each session for those who are unable to be present for this series. The series tickets provide entrance to the remaining 6 presentations with discussions.
“In addressing how far digital technology has become integral to the capitalist market dystopia of the first decades the 21st century, we were deliberately seeking to counter so much facile futurist ‘cyber-utopian’ thinking that has proliferated through these decades. The proof of capitalism’s continued dynamism, even in the face of severe global economic crisis, lay in the most successful and most celebrated high-tech corporations of the new information sector which really were restructuring and refashioning not only our ways of communicating but of working and consuming, indeed ways of living. Yet precisely because this was taking place within the logics of capitalist accumulation and exploitation, and through the reproduction of capitalist social relations, this produced new contradictions and irrationalities. Perhaps none of these was greater than those revealed by the contrast between the investment, planning, and preparation that went into the interminable competitive race for ‘more speed’ by way of reducing latency in digital communications by so many milliseconds, on the one hand, and on the other the lack of investment, planning, and preparation that underlay the scandalous slowness of the responses to the spreading Covid-19 pandemic around the world.” —From the Preface by Leo Panitch and Greg Albo
LEO PANITCH • 1945-2020
All of us at The Marxist Education Project appreciate all that Leo did and is continuing to do following his untimely death this past December. Both this series and the Class, Party, Revolution Socialist Register series that will begin in March are presented in his memory; they represent a few of the many fruits that still spring from the myriad seeds that Leo has planted.This series is as significant as it is because so much of it was developed and edited with Leo Panitch.Community Restaurants: Decommodifying Food as Socialist Strategy
Postcapitalism: Alternatives or Detours?
Presentations by authors BENJAMIN SELWYN and GREG ALBO Sunday, May 2
2:00 to 4:00 PM (US East Coast DST) /6:00 to 8:00 PM (GMT) /7:00 to 9:00 PM (UK DST)
All tickets are sliding scale. No one is turned away for inability to pay. Please write to info@marxedproject for the URL for the Zoom link to participate in any event or class of The MEP. Please note that all times are for the New York City Eastern Standard Time, with GMT times posted next to the NYC times.
We do offer all sliding scale tiekets with an option to buy this year’s Socialist Register. The combined ticket and book prices include shipping (to the US and Puerto Rico only, sorry).
- Sun, May 2, 2021
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
- $7.00 – $29.00
- Event Categories:
- Agribusiness, Anti-colonialism, automation, Capital Studies, Class, Class and Gender, Classes/Events, Immigration, Labor History, Pandemics and Capital, Political Economy, quality of life, Science and Method, Science and Technology, Seminars and Talks, Socialism