Public Lecture with George Caffentzis – now 31 Jan 2013

The making of a debt resistors’ movement: From Occupy Wall Street to Strike
Debt //

The financial crisis in the US officially began in September 2008, but the
first mass street response arose in September 2011 with the Occupy Wall
Street movement. Since then Strike Debt, a debt resistors’ organization,
emerged out of Occupy. George Caffentzis will discuss debt resistance as a
working class project and the prospects of Strike Debt in the context of
previous debt resistance movements.

// TIME AND DATE CHANGE // 


Apologies for any inconvenience (please forward and share to help spread the word) – due to circumstances beyond our control and very much in the control of multi-national airlines, please be advised of
 
- NEW TIME AND DATE FOR GEORGE CAFFENTZIS PUBLIC LECTURE - 
 
THURSDAY 31st JAN
TIME: 6pm
VENUE: NEW ACADEMIC BUILDING, LG01
GOLDSMITHS COLLEGE

*This event is organised in collaboration with the Centre for Cultural
Studies <http://www.gold.ac.uk/cultural-studies/>, PM
Press<http://www.pmpress.org>and Common
Notions <http://commonnotions.org/>. *

*George Caffentzis* is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of
Southern Maine. He was a founding member of the Midnight Notes
Collective<http://www.midnightnotes.org/> and
coordinator of the Committee for Academic Freedom in Africa. He is the
author and editor of many books and articles, his latest is *In Letters of
Blood and Fire**: Work, Machines and the Crisis of Capitalism* (PM Press:
Feb 2013)

*Special Offer at the Public Lecture*: pre-order your copy of *In Letters
of Blood and Fire: Work, Machines, and
Value<https://secure.pmpress.org/index.php?l=product_detail&p=424>(Feb
2013, PM Press)
*by* *George Caffentzis and receive 20 % off and free postage.

*In Letters of Blood and Fire:*
Karl Marx remarked that the only way to write about the origins of
capitalism is in the letters of blood and fire used to drive workers from
the common lands, forests, and waters in the sixteenth century. In this
collection of essays, George Caffentzis argues that the same is true for
the annals of twenty-first-century capitalism. Information technology,
immaterial production, financialization, and globalization have been
trumpeted as inaugurating a new phase of capitalism that puts it beyond its
violent origins. Instead of being a period of major social and economic
novelty, however, the course of recent decades has been a return to the
fire and blood of struggles at the advent of capitalism.

For media, review copies or event enquires please contact Camille
Barbagallo camille [at] pmpress.org


Camille Barbagallo

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