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22-10-2020 @ वाम विमर्श - संघर्ष हमारा नारा है

Event Date : 22-10-2020

Venue Details : facebook.com/Leftwordbooks

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वाम विमर्श

संघर्ष हमारा नारा है

महादेव टोप्पो

कवि और विचारक

निवेदिता झा

लेखिका और सामाजिक कार्यकर्ता

संजय कुंदन

संपादक, वाम प्रकाशन

22 अक्टूबर (गुरुवार), शाम साढ़े पांच बजे

Live on- facebook.com/Leftwordbooks

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29-10-2020 @ Our Space: Manu Jose in conversation with Sudhanva Deshpande

Event Date : 29-10-2020

Venue Details : htts://facebook.com/StudioSafdar

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Our Space — A series of conversations around theatre spaces created by theatre persons.

Manu Jose of Ala Centre for Cultural & Alternative Education, Mulanthuruthy, Ernakulam, Kerala, will be in conversation with Sudhanva Deshpande.

Thursday 29 October, 6:30 pm

Duration: 30 mins

Zoom id: 884 1304 7592

Passcode : 855336

Live on htts://facebook.com/StudioSafdar and YouTube Channel @studiosafdartrust

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19-11-2020 @ Book release - Nothing Human is Alien to me

Event Date : 19-11-2020

Venue Details : facebook.com/leftwordbooks

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Book launch

Nothing Human is Alien to Me

November 19, 9.30 am India (November 18, 8 pm US Pacific Time)

Join us for the online release, along with

Aijaz Ahmad, Marxist thinker, critic and commentator.

Prakash Karat, member of the Polit Bureau of Communist Party of India (Marxist)

Subhashini Ali, member of the Polit Bureau of Communist Party of India (Marxist)

Vijay Prashad, Chief Editor, LeftWord Books

Zoom id - 889 2601 8530

Passcode - 795228


Live on - facebook.com/leftwordbooks  

                 youtube.com/c/leftwordbooks

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26-11-2020 @ वाम विमर्श - संघर्ष हमारा नारा है (भाग-2)

Event Date : 26-11-2020

Venue Details : facebook.com/Leftwordbooks/

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वाम विमर्श
संघर्ष हमारा नारा है
(भाग-2)

भंवर मेघवंशी
लेखक और कार्यकर्ता

यूसुफ किरमानी
राजनीतिक विश्लेषक

संजय कुंदन
संपादक, वाम प्रकाशन

26 नवंबर (गुरुवार), शाम साढ़े चार बजे

Live on- facebook.com/Leftwordbooks/
Youtube.com/maydaybookstore

गुज़रे हुए पाँच-छह साल अगर सांप्रदायिक-नवउदारवादी गठजोड़ की ज़्यादतियों और ज़ुल्मों के साल रहे हैं, तो उनके ख़िलाफ़ भारतीय जन-गण की संघर्षप्राण एकजुटता के भी साल रहे हैं। किसान, मज़दूर, आदिवासी, दलित, स्त्री, विद्यार्थी, कलाकार, कलमकार – सबने यह दिखा दिया और लगातार दिखा रहे हैं कि इस गठजोड़ को अपना एजेंडा पूरा करने की इजाज़त नहीं दी जा सकती। बिना इजाज़त भी एजेंडे पूरे किए जा सकते हैं/जाते हैं, लेकिन यह साफ़ हो गया है कि ऐसी हसरत पालने वाली भाजपा-आरएसएस को लोहे के चने चबाने पड़ेंगे। ज़ाहिर है, अब एजेंडे का भविष्य उनके दाँतों और आँतों की क्षमता पर निर्भर है।

ज़्यादतियों और ज़ुल्मों की कहानियों के साथ-साथ इन संघर्षों की कहानियों को सुनना-सुनाना, सबक हासिल करने के लिए भी ज़रूरी है और उम्मीद की लौ क़ायम रखने के लिए भी।

वक़्त की आवाज़ 5: संघर्ष हमारा नारा है
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20-12-2020 @ संघर्ष हमारा नारा है - किसान आंदोलन

Event Date : 20-12-2020

Venue Details : https://www.facebook.com/leftwordbooks

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वाम विमर्श

संघर्ष हमारा नारा है
(संदर्भः किसान आंदोलन)

विजू कृष्णन
संयुक्त सचिव
अखिल भारतीय किसान सभा

संजय कुंदन
संपादक, वाम प्रकाशन

20 दिसंबर (रविवार), शाम 5 बजे
Zoom ID: 899 1741 4938
Passcode: 639420
Live on- facebook.com/Leftwordbooks

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01-01-2021 @ सफ़दर हाश्मी शहादत दिवस 2021

Event Date : 01-01-2021

Venue Details : Dr Ambedkar Park, Jhandapur

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सफ़दर हाश्मी शहादत दिवस 2021
मज़दूरों और कलाकारों का साझा कार्यक्रम

Since 1989, on every 1st January, Jana Natya Manch goes back to Jhandapur, to perform, to reaffirm its commitment to people's theatre and the unity of the working people and artists. Many artists friends, comrades and local residents of Sahibabad Site-IV join us to celebrate Safdar's red-hot, luminous life by singing, performing and watching plays together.

This year the public meeting will be addressed by SFI activist and JNUSU President Aishe Ghosh.

We request you all to get your masks and sanitisers. We will also ensure physical distancing at the venue.

ALL ARE WELCOME!

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How to reach:
Take metro (blue line) towards Koshambi; Get off at Koshambi Metro station; Walk back a few yards and take shared auto-rickshaw towards Jhandapur; Get down in front of CEL factory; Cross the road and follow red CITU banners and flags towards Dr Ambedkar Park.

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08-01-2021 @ New Year sale at May Day

Event Date : 08-01-2021

Venue Details : May Day Bookstore, New Delhi

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Hello, Hello, Quick Announcement!

We are having a special New Year sale of used and new books at our bookstore on 8, 9 & 10 January. The new books would also be available at discounted prices to book-club members.

This is an offline sale. Registration required to attend to prevent crowding. Register here - https://insider.in/new-year-sale-may-day-jan8-2021/event
And yes, all appropriate precautions will be in place!

Timings: 11 am - 7 pm, 8 - 10 January.

Revolutionary greetings for the New Year 2021 ✊

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04-01-2021 @ Songs of the Soil

Event Date : 04-01-2021

Venue Details : Facebook.com/StudioSafdar

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Songs of the Soil

An Online Celebration of the Music about the Farmers’ Struggle against the 2020 Farm Laws

January 9, 2021, 7.00-9.00 pm

Curated and presented by
Sumangala Damodaran, Sangeet Toor, Vikas Rawal and Sudhanva Deshpande

Live on: Youtube @studiosafdartrust
Facebook.com/StudioSafdar

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24-01-2021 @ The Entangled Triangle

Event Date : 24-01-2021

Venue Details : Studio Safdar, 2253-E Ground Floor, New Ranjit Nagar, Shadipur, New Delhi 110008 New Delhi, Delhi, India 110008

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The Entangled Triangle: Written and directed by Mrunal

Hindi and English. 60 mins.

The Entangled Triangle consists of three stories of three different young individuals Ishaan, Rishab and Aastha; who belong to three different yet similarly disturbed conditions. Their lives coincide and they assemble to tell their story, share their agony and decode their behavioural history.

Jan 24, Sun; 5:00 pm

Tickets: https://insider.in/the-entangled-triangle-jan24-2021/event

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21-02-2021 @ Red Books Day 2021: Aijaz Ahmad on the Communist Manifesto

Event Date : 21-02-2021

Venue Details : https://www.facebook.com/leftwordbooks

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Aijaz Ahmad on the Communist Manifesto

An interview with Vijay Prashad

Premiere on: facebook.com/leftwordbooks or youtube.com/c/leftwordbooks

On 21 February, comrades around the world will read the Communist Manifesto to celebrate Red Books Day. For more on the day, see redbooksday.org and https://www.thetricontinental.org/booklet-red-books-day/. This year, due to the pandemic, we are doing Red Books Day in various way - a lot of it on-line. We are asking people to join a campaign called 'On Valentine's Day, we love Books; on Red Books Day, we read the Communist Manifesto.' 

On 21 February 2021, join us by reading the Communist Manifesto in your language. Livestream it on social media, tape it, play it on Youtube.

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26-02-2021 @ Holi (An Avlokan Theatre Manch Production)

Event Date : 26-02-2021

Venue Details : Studio Safdar, Shahdipur, New Delhi

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Avlokan Theatre Manch presents "Holi".

The play is set in a hostel where students from all walks of life reside. As the title suggests, the day on which this play talks about is the auspicious festival of Holi, but to their surprise, there is no Holiday today, students are shocked and disappointed and this contempt of theirs leads to something which no one could have predicted.

We welcome you to this showcase of college life and it will be our pleasure to host you, please visit insider.com to book tickets or you can contact Hemansh Tandon-9810912992 Swapnil Chitransh +91 94731 58113.

Date & Time: 26 & 28 February, 6:30 pm.

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26-03-2021 @ Book Talk - Memoirs of a Dalit Communist: The Many Worlds of R.B. More

Event Date : 26-03-2021

Venue Details : Virtual Event with The People’s Forum

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Book Talk - Memoirs of a Dalit Communist: The Many Worlds of R.B. More, by Satyendra More
Edited by Anupama Rao, Translated by Wandana Sonalkar

Join Anupama Rao, Sheetal Chhabria, Premilla Nadasen and Sudipta Kaviraj for a book talk and discussion on internationalist and anti-racist perspectives on caste, class, and social life.

March 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm (EST)

This event is virtual; RSVP The People's Forum, New York, for the Zoom link!

Get the book from here.

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19-04-2021 @ Book Talk: Viviremos

Event Date : 19-04-2021

Venue Details : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiS-lIVQZ-F8G_q80sfl3OA

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Join us on April 19th, International Day of Solidarity with Venezuela, for a discussion on the book Viviremos: Venezuela vs. Hybrid War with editors and contributors Manolo De Los Santos, Claudia De la Cruz, Carlos Ron, and Vijay Prashad.

In this talk, we will be discussing the concept of ‘hybrid war,’ how and why the U.S. and its allies have deployed this policy against Venezuela, and what this means for the Venezuelan people. In addition to analyzing the oppressive and violent context of the hybrid war against Venezuela, Viviremos also celebrates the revolutionary imagination fostered by the struggles of working peoples in Venezuela and in a global context.

Viviremos virtual book talk will be happening at The People’s Forum YouTube. Join us and share!

Start: Monday, April 19, 2021 7:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-04:00)

RSVP: https://peoplesforum.org/event/book-talk-viviremos/

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26-04-2021 @ The Marxist Classes: Strategies of resistance in India and the USA

Event Date : 26-04-2021

Venue Details : CPUSA Education Commission, https://www.cpusa.org/

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Join Elisabeth Armstrong in a discussion based on her book, Gender and Neoliberalism: The All India Democratic Women’s Association and Strategies of Resistance.

Strategies of Resistance in India and the USA

Date: Monday, April 26, 2021 (India). Sunday, April 25, 2021 (Eastern, Central, Pacific)
Time: 4:30 AM - 5:30 AM IST, 7 PM Eastern, 6 PM Central, 4 PM Pacific

This discussion will be happening at CPUSA Education Commission. Join us and share!

Register now to participate and receive the recording.

Image: AIDWA Facebook.

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10-05-2021 @ Book discussion: "Gender and Neoliberalism: The All India Democratic Women's Association and its Strategies and Resistance"

Event Date : 10-05-2021

Venue Details : http://facebook.com/maydaybookstore

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LeftWord Books invites you all to a book discussion on Gender and Neoliberalism: The All India Democratic Women's Association and its Strategies and Resistance

Speakers:

Elisabeth Armstrong, Professor and Chair, Program for the Study of Women and Gender, Smith College, USA (Author of the book)

Meera Veelayudhan, Policy Analyst, Former President IAWS

Rajni Palriwala, Professor of Sociology (Retired), University of Delhi

Indu Agnihotri, former Director, CWDS, New Delhi

Date: 10/05/2021
Time: 6:30 pm

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10-08-2021 @ Call for Artists from LeftWord Books

Event Date : 10-08-2021

Venue Details : mayday.leftword.com

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In recent times, India has witnessed lakhs of student protestors braving all odds to hit the streets – from Himachal to Kerala and from Pune to Assam.

Since 2014, the attack on students and higher education has been relentless.

From intensified neoliberal onslaught in terms of massive fee hikes and scraping students’ fellowships to politically-motivated appointments of incompetent administrators, Rohith Vemula’s institutional murder, saffronization of education, attempts to delegitimize students' protest by calling them anti-national, and using brazen state violence against students. This regime has been at war with its students.

Public higher education encourages debate, dissent, critical thinking, and questioning that leads to politically informed citizens aware of their social responsibilities. This is an anathema to the Hindutva Project. Additionally, we have also witnessed protests inside and outside of campuses galvanizing into wider united resistances resulting in even greater Government-backed crackdowns, both at the state and Central levels.

Neoliberalism and Hindutva offensive on higher education is fundamentally anti-student and has posed serious challenges to accessing higher education. However, students and teachers of different institutions continue to put up sustained resistance against this dual assault.

Students Won’t Be Quiet soon-to-be-published by LeftWord Books documents some of these truly inspirational and historic struggles of our time.

What should the cover of this book look like ?!

Here we call for you to imagine the cover for this book and add more colours to students’ struggles through your revolutionary art.

 

Submission Guidelines:


Theme(s):

  • Solidarity and Unity Strengthen Our Collective Resistance
  • Students Against Corporate Loot, Communal Politics, and Caste/Gender Violence
  • We Are Not Defeated As Long As We Resist
  • Right to Protest and Unionise
  • Education for All
  • United Fight Against Saffronisation and Commercialisation of Education
  • Today’s Struggles are Tomorrow’s Hop

Size and resolution:

  • 14.5 x 22 cm / 5.625 x 8.75 inches in JPG format (300 dpi).
  • As this is book cover art, please leave space for the title and do not include additional text.
  • Multiple entries are welcome.
  • Send entries with contact details to winniesgv@gmail.com
  • Last date for submission: 10 August 2021.

 

All proposals will be a part of a virtual exhibition to commemorate eighty-five years of glorious students’ struggle in India.
One of the entries will become the cover of our forthcoming book — Students Won’t Be Quiet.

07-08-2021 @ Book discussion: 'People’s Planning: Kerala, Local Democracy and Development'

Event Date : 07-08-2021

Venue Details : http://facebook.com/maydaybookstore

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Join Leftword Books and 1804 Books for a discussion on our recent publication, People’s Planning: Kerala, Local Democracy and Development. We will be joined by authors T.M. Thomas Isaac and Richard W. Franke, as well as Arya Rajendran, Mayor of the Thiruvananthapuram Corporation, for a discussion moderated by Subin Dennis of the Tricontinental Institute.

Speakers:

T.M. Thomas Isaac is the Minister of Finance of Kerala, an office he previously served from 2006 to 2011. Author of numerous academic papers and books, he was Professor at Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram. During his tenure as a member of the Kerala State Planning Board, he was in charge of the People’s Plan Campaign.

Richard W. Franke is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey, USA. He has written extensively on Kerala.

Arya Rajendran serves as the Mayor of the Thiruvananthapuram Corporation, the largest urban body in Kerala. She is from the Communist Party of India (Marxist). Appointed at the age of 21 she is the youngest Mayor in India.

Subin Dennis is an economist and activist based in New Delhi. Hailing from Kerala, he holds M.A. and MPhil. degrees in economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He was active with the student movement and served as the Delhi State Vice-President of the Students’ Federation of India (SFI). Subin’s writings in English and Malayalam on issues related to economy and politics appear in various periodicals and websites. He worked with the online news portal NewsClick as a writer before joining Tricontinental.

 

Date: 07/08/2021
Time: 7:30 pm IST/ 10 am EDT

 

RSVP: https://peoplesforum.org/event/peoples-planning-kerala-local-democracy-and-development/

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