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Moments of Excess, Movements, and a New Generation of Struggle
Date Tuesday March 15
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Station 40, 3030B 16th Street, San Francisco, CA
Event Type Panel Discussion
Organizer/Author
Talk & Discussion with The Free Association (and Turbulence editors), author of new PM Press book "Moment of Excess: Movements, Protest, and Everyday Life"

Over the past decade or so a “movement of movements” ripped across the planet, forging new alliances and inventing new worlds. That cycle of struggle seems to have drawn to a close. Instead, in the face of a new round of austerity—and a deepening crisis of social reproduction—we are glimpsing the emergence of new struggles and new antagonistic social subjects, particularly in the global North.

What is the relevance, if any, of the politics, practices, and problematics of the “counter-globalisation movement” to these new struggles? With the future unwritten, how can we we best prepare for an event(s) of unknown shape and time of arrival? What is the relationship between intensive collective experiences—"moments of excess"—and "everyday life"? And can understanding these questions help us develop a new generation of struggle, allowing the past to “live in us,” while preventing it from weighing “like a nightmare upon the brains of the living”?

Members of The Free Association, authors of the new book "Moments of Excess: Movements, Protest, and Everyday Life" (PM Press, 2011), will be discussing these and other issues as well as recent antiausterity struggles in the UK and the rest of Europe.

The Free Association is an ongoing experiment—a reading collective, a writing machine, an affinity group. Most of its members are based in Leeds, England, and their political history and friendship dates back to the early 1990s. More information can be found at http://freelyassociating.org/ and https://secure.pmpress.org/index.php?l=product_detail&p=318.

Free Association's David Harvie and Keir Milburn will be touring to talk about the book and related ideas.

$3-5 donation at the door to benefit Station 40's event fund (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Added to the calendar on Sunday Mar 6th, 2011 12:59 PM
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