Book Launch and Reception - September 8, 2016 - NYC
On Thursday, September 8, the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office invites you to join us, from 6-8pm, to celebrate the release of Rosa Remix, a collection that examines Rosa Luxemburg and the relevance of her work to contemporary political struggles.
Last fall our office held a conference to which we invited a mixture of academics, journalists, and activists to discuss Rosa Luxemburg’s theoretical work and how it may contribute to current discussions taking place on the Left. The contributions of our invited speakers were so good that we decided to turn them into a book. Rosa Remix is the result.
With seven sections and sixteen chapters, Rosa Remix covers a wide range of subjects, starting with Rosa’s life, finishing with her legacy, and in between grappling with issues like climate justice and other current social movements, war and peace, and feminism. The book also includes drawings from a recent graphic biography of Rosa Luxemburg’s life, plus contributions from its editor and artist/author.
Like all of our materials, Rosa Remix is available for free. Come by our office between 6-8pm on Thursday, September 8, to grab your copy and chat with some of the authors. We look forward to seeing you and sharing our work!
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Thursday, September 8, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office
275 Madison Avenue, Suite 2114 (entrance over 40th St.)
New York, NY 10016
Free and open to the public. Registration here.
Table of Contents
NEW TAKES ON A LONGTIME CLASSIC
Stefanie Ehmsen/Albert Scharenberg: An Introduction to Rosa Remix
Rory Castle: Rosa Luxemburg: A Revolutionary Life
SPONTANEITY AND ORGANIZATION
Jason Schulman: The Mass Strike and Rosa’s Theory of Spontaneity
Ethan Earle: The Global Protest Wave of 2011–12
ROSA LUXEMBURG AND FEMINISM
Nancy Holmstrom: Rosa Luxemburg: A Legacy for Feminists?
Amber A’Lee Frost: Pick-up Artists, Ashley Madison, and Lifestyle Feminism
Alhelí Alvarado-Díaz: Heroine of the Revolution
RED ROSA: A GRAPHIC BIOGRAPHY OF ROSA LUXEMBURG
Kate Evans: Writing (and Drawing) Rosa
Paul Buhle: Red Rosa: The Making of a Graphic Novel
SOCIALISM OR BARBARISM
Bhaskar Sunkara: An Unoriginal Plan to Save the Planet
Alyssa Battistoni: Socialism or Whole Foods: Luxemburgian Answers to our Climate Crisis
Sandra Rein: It’s the End of the World as We Know It: Militarism Then and Now
ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF THE ACCUMULATION OF CAPITAL
Raphaële Chappe: New Perspectives on Neoliberal Finance
Patrick Bond: The Accumulation of Capital: Remixed for Modern-day Southern Africa
Richard D. Wolff: One Hundred Years of Capitalism’s Global Relocation
INSTEAD OF A CONCLUSION
Peter Hudis and Paul Le Blanc: A Life Worth Revisiting: Looking Back on (and Publishing) Rosa’s Complete Works
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