Andrew Sayer: Why We Can’t Afford the Rich

Please see below for info on an upcoming lecture in Manchester by Andrew Sayer. Manchester Political Economy Institute Annual Lecture Professor Andrew Sayer Why We Can’t Afford the Rich University Place 3.204, Tuesday 5th May 2015, 15.30-17.30 Drawing upon his recent book, Why We Can’t Afford the Rich (Policy Press, 2014), and using a moral economy approach, Andrew … Continue reading

Critical Design in Rhode Island

I have always thought of “design” as being pretty useless politically, but maybe that’s because I have not been around designers like these… The RISD-BROWN Critical Design Research Initiative Presents: CRITICAL DESIGN CRITICAL FUTURES: A Symposium 24th APRIL 2015 RISD CHACE CENTER, THE RISD MUSEUM, THE RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN 20 N Main St, … Continue reading

Waves of Social Movements

Waves of Social Movements

I just received this book in the mail.  I think it is already out.  I have a piece on democracy and Turkey in it, and there look to be a whole host of excellent chapters on offer as well!

Cold Monster

Somewhere there are still peoples and herds, but not where we live, my brothers: here there are states. State? What is that? Well! Now open your ears to me, for now I shall speak to you about the death of peoples. State is the name of the coldest of all cold monsters. Coldly it tells … Continue reading

Featured video – Financialization sucks: How the academic community of the University of Amsterdam has taken up the fight against neoliberal managerialism

Featured video – Financialization sucks: How the academic community of the University of Amsterdam has taken up the fight against neoliberal managerialism

Originally posted on AntipodeFoundation.org:
by Ewald Engelen, Universiteit van Amsterdam On Wednesday evening, 25 February, a group of approximately 1,500 students marched towards the main administrative building of the University of Amsterdam, on the Spui, smack in the middle of the old city centre. Two days earlier the students had been forcefully removed from…

New Issue of ACME!

ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies Volume 13, issue 3, 2014 Edited by the ACME Editorial Collective Special Thematic Intervention Section: Principled Engagement: Political Ecologists and Their Interactions Outside of the Academy Guest edited by Ian G. Baird and Michael B. Dwyer Principled Engagement: Political Ecologists and Their Interactions Outside the Academy.  Introduction to a Set … Continue reading

Antipode Grants

Antipode Foundation Scholar-Activist Project Awards are grants of up to GB£10,000 to support collaborations between academics, non-academics and activists (from NGOs, think tanks, social movements, or community grassroots organisations, among other places) that further radical analyses of geographical issues and engender the development of a new and better society. They are aimed at promoting programmes … Continue reading

You Are Not A Loan

The debtors’ revolt has begun! Support the strikers On Monday, former students of Corinthian Colleges Inc. declared a debt strike by refusing to pay their federal loans. These former students — who call themselves the Corinthian 15 — are the first to take such a bold stand against the current student debt crisis. At the same time, … Continue reading