Unfortunately we just received the news that Max Lane will not be able to give his talk on 10 June. Instead, Paulus Suryanta Ginting will give a talk on the current situation of the radical left in Indonesia.
Reflections from the United States on 'Illegality' and 'Incorrigibility'
IIRE, Amsterdam, 15th June 2010, 19.30 (see details below)
The most resounding expression of the unprecedented mobilizations of migrants throughout the United States in 2006 was a proclamation of collective defiance: ¡Aquí Estamos, y No Nos Vamos! [Here we are, and we're not leaving!].
As the global financial crisis continues to fester, local and national governments tend to place the bulk of the burden on public spending. More cuts and lay-offs, reductions in salaries and the disappearance of community-based projects place the most vulnerable sectors of society at higher risk. Parallel to this leaning, liberal, multiparty democracy seems to be failing its citizens. Now more than ever, it is time for activists to take matters into their own hands and reclaim what traditionally has belonged to the commons.