Monday, 14 January 2013

Launch of Socialist Register 2013 at Lula Lounge: January 31

The 2013 edition of the Socialist Register, the annual survey of movements and ideas from the standpoint of the independent new left, will be launched at the Lula Lounge on Thursday, 31 January 2013 at 6:30 PM.

More information from the Centre for the Study of Education and Work email listing:

"There will be a panel discussion with Greg Albo, Sam Gindin, Meg Luxton and
Joan Sangster as contributors and Leo Panitch as Chair.

The resurgence of social movements in recent years has put the question of
strategy back on the left's agenda. This volume of the Socialist Register
surveys some of the most explosive mobilizations around the world. But it
also asks, what are the challenges, both political and intellectual, for the
anti-capitalist left today? Some of the issues it takes up:

- the crisis of vision in trade unions -- can they still serve as a vehicle
for working-class organization?;
- the place of gender struggles in left movements today;
- the emergence of Greece as the epicentre for anti-neoliberal movements in
- the condition of new anti-capitalist parties in Europe;
- a balance sheet for the Occupy Wall Street movement;
- the contradictions of progressive governments in South Africa and Bolivia;
- the promise and pitfalls of 'horizontalism' in the new movements;
- the mixed legacy of Leninism as a strategic vision.

Sponsored by York University Bookstore, Brunswick Books, Socialist Project,
and the Socialist Register.

To order a copy:"

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