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May 2021

Empire’s Endgame: Racism and the British State (a close reading group)

Mon, May 10 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 PM on Monday, repeating until Mon, May 10, 2021

$20 – $52

Empire's Endgame maps the complex relations between empire, racist culture, political economy, and the practices of a security-oriented state seeking legitimacy in times of unbearable economic uncertainty. While the book's story unfolds in Britain, its lessons and warnings may well apply to the United States and many other crisis-ridden imperialist polities.

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Pluto Wildcat Series: From Workers at Amazon to Wobblies of The World, May 11 through July 14

Tue, May 11 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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One event on Sat, May 22, 2021 at 2:00 PM

One event on Sat, June 12, 2021 at 2:00 PM

One event on Sat, June 19, 2021 at 2:00 PM

One event on Fri, June 25, 2021 at 4:00 PM

One event on Wed, July 14, 2021 at 5:00 PM

$26 – $38

These books uncover the radical militancy which characterises international workers struggles, both contemporary and historical. Looking at diverse topics including proletarianisation and class formation, mass production, gender, affective and reproductive labour, syndicalism and independent unions, and labour and Leftist social and political movements, it is the most comprehensive exploration into workers’ organisation being developed today.

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Re:sources / Re:lations with Working Group on Globalization and Culture

Sun, May 16 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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One event on Sun, June 6, 2021 at 2:00 PM

$7 – $18

The Yale Working Group on Globalization and Culture will share our collective research on two ubiquitous words of our contemporary vocabulary: resources and relations. There will be two meetings, one on May 16 and the second on June 6.
THEMATIC CLUSTERS ONE: On Sunday May 16, we will present the first two clusters, Affordances for Whom? Making and Unmaking Resources, and Language as Resource and Relation.
THEMATIC CLUSTERS TWO: On Sunday June 6, we will present the final two clusters: Source Memory: Relating Archival Contradictions and The Relations of Human Resources.

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June 2021

Amakomiti: Grassroots Democracy in South African Shack Settlements

Sat, June 12 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$7 – $11

Can people who live in shantytowns, shacks and favelas teach us anything about democracy? About how to govern society in a way that is inclusive, participatory and addresses popular needs? This book argues that they can. In a study conducted in dozens of South Africa's shack settlements, where more than 9 million people live, Trevor Ngwane finds thriving shack dwellers' committees that govern local life, are responsive to popular needs and provide a voice for the community.

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Workers’ Inquiry and Global Class Struggle: Strategies, Tactics, Objectives

Sat, June 19 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$7 – $11

By engaging in what Karl Marx called a workers' inquiry, workers and militant co-researchers are studying their working conditions, the technical composition of capital, and how to recompose their own power in order to devise new tactics, strategies, organizational forms and objectives. These workers’ inquiries, from call center workers to platform, trucking, cleaning, logistics, mining, auto factories, teachers, and adjunct professors, are re-energizing unions, bypassing unions altogether or innovating new forms of workers' organizations.

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