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Capitalism, Crisis, Utopia & the Left

Date and Time: 
Saturday, February 12, 2011 -
5:00am to 7:00am

Jura is excited to host an evening discussion with acclaimed US broadcsater Sasha Lilley, host of the program of radical ideas Against the Grain and editor of 'Capital and its Discontents Conversations with Radical Thinkers in a Time of Tumult', recently published by PM Press. Join us for an evening of discussion of capitalism, crisis, and the left.

Capitalism is stumbling, empire is faltering, and the floods and cyclones are intensifying. Yet many people are still grappling with understanding these multiple crises and to find a way forward to a just future. Into the breach come the insights of Capital and Its Discontents, which cut through the gristle to get to the heart of the matter about the nature of capitalism and neoliberalism, capitalism's vulnerabilities at this conjuncture and what can we do to hasten its demise.

Through a series of incisive conversations with some of the most eminent thinkers and political economists on the Left including David Harvey, Ellen Meiksins Wood, Mike Davis, Leo Panitch, Tariq Ali, and Noam Chomsky, Sasha Lilley's Capital and Its Discontents illuminates the dynamic contradictions undergirding capitalism. The left luminaries in Capital and Its Discontents look at potential avenues out of the mess as well as wrong turns and needless detours drawing lessons from the inner workings of capitalism, the history of post-colonial states in the Global South, struggles against imperialism past and present, the eternal pendulum swing of radicalism, the corrosive legacy of postmodernism, and the potentialities of the radical tradition.

This discussion evening is FREE!

UPDATE: Sasha will also be on Workers Radio on Radio Skid Row - 88.9FM. Thursday morning from 8.10am to 8.40am. Check it out! http://www.radioskidrow.org/