What’s New – 24th February 2021

24th Feb 2021

– Seminar in Contemporary Marxist Theory, Wednesday 3 March, 4-6:00pm GMT: Neoliberalism and Empire: Latin American and East Central European Perspectives. Quinn Slobodian discusses his book Globalists: The End of Empire and the Birth of Neoliberalism, with Virginia Fontes (Universidad Federal Fluminense, Brazil) and Balázs Trencsényi (Central European University). Register here in advance for this meeting:  

Seminar on 50th Anniversary of the PFOI, Saturday 27th February 2021, 6.00pm UK time, Zoom details: Meeting ID 865 1875 6795, Passcode 111949

Siavush Ranjbar Daemi – “The Fadai Movement and the Iranian Revolution, 1977-1979”

Yassamine Mather – “The Fadai (minority) in Iranian Kurdistan, a personal experience”

Rasmus Elling – ‘what was urban about the allegedly quinteessential urban guerilla of 1970s Iran?’

Arash Azizi – Book Review: “Call to Arms” (Ali Rahnema, 2021)

Rosa Luxemburg at 150: Revisiting Her Radical Life and Legacy. An online symposium hosted by the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung and the International Rosa Luxemburg Society in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of her birth, 4–5 March,

– The Havens Wright Center for Social Justice Presents: 2021: A World in Crisis? Free Online Lecture Series- Spring 2021. You can register here: Speakers: Robin D.G. Kelley, Anne Bonds, Toni Gilpin, Kim Stanley Robinson, James Foley, and Donna Murch.

– Fanonian Futures: A Global South Forum on the Actuality of Frantz Fanon, Friday, February 26, 2021, 1:15 – 3 p.m. EST on Zoom (click here to register):

Mireille Fanon-Mendès France (Fondation Frantz Fanon)

Jane Gordon (University of Connecticut)

Gamal Abdel-Shehid (York University)

Ayyaz Mallick (York University)

– Marking the release of the first complete English Edition of Otto Bauer’s Book ‘The Austrian Revolution’. “Transform” Conference on Socialism in CEE and Austro-Marxism. The deadline for the abstracts is February, 28. 2021.The deadline for the full-articles is May, 30. 2021. Send

– Call for paper for a special issue by a new Journal called Notebooks: The Journal for Studies on Power (BRILL). The submission deadline for draft articles is 30 April 2021. Contact Email:, URL:

– Every year, the Deutscher Prize is awarded for a book which exemplifies the best and most innovative new writing in or about the Marxist tradition. Nominations for this year’s prize (covering publication dates from May 2020 through to April 2021) should be submitted by 1st of May 2020. To nominate a candidate for this year’s prize, please email stating the author, title and publisher of the book, and your reason for nominating it. Many thanks to those who have already nominated titles.

– WISER PUBLIC POSITIONS SERIES 2021- FANON AFTER FANON | Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research,