Archive for May 2016

Zero Squared Special: A Reading in Defense of Zizek

May 27th, 2016 | By

Right before I jetted off to NYC to attend the Left Forum I’d edited a conversation with C Derick Varn for this week’s podcast. Upon my return I see that I made a mistake and saved the wrong file. So that podcast will be put off for a bit. Instead this week’s podcast is merely

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Standing with Slavoj Žižek and Against an Illness on the Left

May 27th, 2016 | By

This year’s Left Forum was, in many ways, identical to last year’s forum. It was held at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice again, the panels and tables were peopled by all the same liberal and sectarian groups, and the array of issues covered were the same as always. For example, there were panels

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Overcoming Capitalism at Left Forum

May 13th, 2016 | By

  Overcoming Capitalism 22 May, 2016 Sun 12:00pm – 01:50pm Room 1.109 Participants: Douglas Lain — Publisher, Zero Books Pete Dolack — Zero Books, author of It’s Not Over Terry Tapp — Zero Books, author of A Serf’s Journal Anne Jaclard — Marxist Humanist Initiative Andrew Kliman — Pace University Introduction: To take up the

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Zero Squared #68: Unsafe Spaces

May 13th, 2016 | By

Tom Slater is the guest this week and we discuss his book out from MacMillan entitled Unsafe Space: The Crisis of Free Speech on Campus which came out from MacMillan books in April. Tom Slater is deputy editor at spiked, UK. He coordinates spiked’s free-speech campaigns Down With Campus Censorship! and the Free Speech University

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Zero Squared #67: How to Dismantle the NHS

May 6th, 2016 | By

Dr. Youssef El-Gingihy is a GP at Bromley by Bow Health Centre and the author of How to Dismantle the NHS in 10 Easy Steps that was published by Zero Books in July of last year. We discuss how the NHS is being broken up into a private insurance system based on the American model.

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