Dov and Willy talking – perspectives from the left on political violence, history, colonialism, imperialism, racism, antisemitism, social media and the importance of critical thinking and debate
January 28, 2024

Dov Osheroff and Willy Maley in a thoughtful conversation on topics that roil the left.

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Anti-fascism: Descendants of Spanish Civil War Veterans on their fathers and identity politics
Panel discussion with Janette Higgins, Willy Maley, Dov Osheroff
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKw1ujpEmZ0

Our Fathers Fought Franco (Edinburgh: Luath, 2023), edited by Willy Maley
by Lisa Croft, Willy Maley, Jennie Renton and Tam Watters
https://www.luath.co.uk/product/our-fathers-fought-franco

Dreams and Nightmares: Abe Osheroff documentary:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0Xsf-H5cl94

Fighting for Democracy, the true story of Jim Higgins (1907-1982) published in 2020., edited by Janette Higgins

The Wretched of the Earth, Frantz Fanon
The End of Jewish Modernity, Enzo Traverso
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Thomas Kuhn

‘Their Song Is Over’ (and other familiar refrains):
Irish Revolutions, Gyrations and Ululations from Lenin to Lennon, Willy Maley

Books, articles and essays by Willy Maley
https://www.gla.ac.uk/services/library/view/author/12587.type.include

 

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Is criticism of religion an intolerant act of bullying against a minority or a courageous challenge to established power?

Is criticism of religion an intolerant act of bullying against a minority or a courageous challenge to established power?

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Religion and Free speech - Daniel Ben-Ami and Jacob Mchangama

One afternoon last June, Salwan Momika, an Iraqi refugee living in Sweden, stepped in front of the largest Mosque in Sweden and lit several pages from the Quran on fire. Momika had sought and received a permit from the Swedish authorities for his provocative demonstration, and there were police monitoring the event.

The event, apparently involving two people, caused international uproar and condemnation from world leaders, especially in the Middle-East. It may affect Sweden’s prospects for entry into NATO, and both the Pope and Putin felt the need to weigh in.

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Preview next week’s Free Speech and the Left conference

Preview next week’s Free Speech and the Left conference

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View this 5 minute preview of next week’s Free Speech and the Left conference

Our panelists discuss censorship, cancel culture, identity politics, the relevance of today’s left and other issues during the upcoming Free Speech and the Left conference.

The online event will take place June 17 to 24 and feature authors, academics, journalists and activists from a dozen countries. The conference will consist of pre-recorded presentations, panel discussions and livestream segments.

Participants include Nadine Strossen, Richard Wolff, Freddie deBoer, Noam Chomsky, Jill Stein, Susan Neiman, Tara Henley, Paul Jay, Jacob Mchangama, Norman Finkelstein, Wayne Hsiung, Katherine Corcoran, Ioan Grillo, Matthew Hoh, Lawrence Wilkerson and others…

Co-hosted by Plebity, India & Global Left, Redline, and acTVism Munich, the conference will be broadcast on Plebity’s YouTube channel.

The full list of panels and conference schedule can be found here: https://www.plebity.org/conference-2023-free-speech-and-the-left/.

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Class Solidarity not Cancel Culture with Jay Lesoleil and Clementine Morrigan

Class Solidarity not Cancel Culture with Jay Lesoleil and Clementine Morrigan

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Class solidarity, not cancel culture with Jay Lesoleil and Clementine Morrigan

Panelists: Jay Lesoleil, Clementine Morrigan

Moderator: Scott Costen

Description:  Today’s identity politics is a toxic morass but it is possible to work towards a leftist vision of a society based on solidarity and mutual tolerance.

Jay and Clementine produce the fuckingcancelled podcast.

Scott Costen is a freelance journalist based in Nova Scotia, Canada