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Announcement :: Globalization
Iain Boal at Lucy Parsons Center, 7pm Thursday 6/16
13 Jun 2005
Modified: 14 Jun 2005
Iain Boal at Lucy Parsons Center 7pm Thursday 6/16
Reading from new book, _Afflicted Powers_
About Iain Boal:

Here's some examples of his ideas and work that might give you a feeling for his thinking:

This one's a lot of fun: the "Glossary of Terms Relevant to Globalization":

Comments at a hearing against further media deregulation:

Iain co-edited an influential collection of essays urging some common sense about the lures and the bad politics of technology, iin "Resisting the Virtual Life"

A description of the event at Lucy Parsons from their web site


Iain Boal: "Afflicted Powers"

date: Thursday, June 16th, 2005

time: 7 PM

description: Iain Boal of RETORT

Social Historian, writer and activist (or, anarchist, luddite and critic) reads from his new book

/Afflicted Powers: Capital And Spectacle In A New Age Of War/
(Verso Press 2005)

/Afflicted Powers/ is an account of world politics since September 11, 2001. It aims to confront the perplexing doubleness of the present~Wits lethal mixture of atavism and new-fangledness. The world careers backward into forms of ideological and geo-political combat that call to mind the Scramble for Africa, and the Wars of Religion. But this brute return of the past is accompanied by an equally monstrous political deployment of (and entrapment in) the apparatus of a hyper-modern production of appearances.

Capital is on the move again. In the Middle East and elsewhere it is
attempting, nakedly, a new round of primitive accumulation and enclosure.

Now, however, it is obliged to do so in unprecedented circumstances. Never before has imperialist victory or defeat depended so much on a struggle for hegemony in the world of images; never before has the dominant world power
been subject to real catastrophe in the realm of the spectacle.

This book attempts to rethink certain key aspects of the current global struggle within this overall perspective, and to provide some critical support for present future oppositions. ...

RETORT is a gathering of antagonists to capital and empire, based for two decades in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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Re: Iain Boal at Lucy Parsons Center, 7pm Thursday 6/16
14 Jun 2005
Oops, there already WAS an event announcement posted. I just didn't notice it.
Here's it is ---