What does the future hold for the left? How does the left adapt to, and prepare for, the crises of our time? In moments of crisis it is always important to rethink longstanding assumptions, jettison wishful thinking and dated ideas, and recover wisdom from the past. There is an opportunity to plot a new way forward.
The authors of Challenging the Right, Augmenting the Left, a new collection of edited essays, put forward a diversity of approaches and issues to strategize for the work that awaits us in the 2020s, particularly in the struggle against capitalism, climate change and the far right.
Edited by Robert Latham, A. T. Kingsmith, Julian von Bargen and Niko Block will be launched on Thursday, Aug. 13, from 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom. Brief presentations will be delivered by the book’s editors along with contributors Gary Kinsman, Elise Thorburn, Sabrina Fernandes and David Ravensbergen.
Working within five major thematic areas, the contributors examine how to engage working-class people in anti-capitalist struggles, undermine reactionary currents of ethno-nationalism while supporting anti-colonial movements, strategically build power inside and outside the state apparatus, demand new forms of resistance to address environmental crises, and effectively promote solidarity and ecological responsibility.
This book provides suggestions for working with popular disaffection, taking the rich, fragmented, conflicted history of refusals and defeats as a starting point for next steps in the struggle against capitalism and the far right, rather than as the basis for more conflict or defeatism.
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Meeting ID: 962 0429 5105
This event is free. All are welcome.
For more on the book, visit https://fernwoodpublishing.ca/book/challenging-the-right-augmenting-the-left.