ROSA REMIX - New Takes on a Long-time Classic

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One hundred years after the publication of her masterpiece, The Accumulation of Capital, Rosa Luxemburg’s ideas have come back in a big way across much of the left. If she were still here, what would Rosa say about contemporary feminist movements, the mass strike and Occupy, our deepening ecological crisis, or other crucial issues of our time? Join us at Verso Books on Friday night, August 21, and then at The New School during the day on August 22, to learn and discuss.


The Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung New York Office, in collaboration with Verso Books and The New School, presents Rosa Remix: New Takes on a Longtime Classic.

The event will begin on Friday, August 21 at 6:00pm at the Verso Books office in Downtown Brooklyn, where we will celebrate 100 years of “The Accumulation of Capital” with fresh analysis from Rick Wolff, Patrick Bond, and Raphaele Chappe, followed by a reception with drinks and light snacks. A new translation of the Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg: Volume II, which contains The Accumulation of Capital, published by Verso with support from RLS–NYC, will be available for sale.

On Saturday we will move to The New School’s Wollman Hall, where, from 10:00am until 5:00pm, we will hold a series of panels on issues that explore the relevance of Rosa’s works to issues ranging from climate change to war, spontaneity and contemporary social movements, and today’s women’s movement. We will also get a sneak peek at “Red Rosa,” a forthcoming graphic biography presented by editor Paul Buhle and artist Kate Evans. Amongst the many questions that will be asked over the course of the day, our overarching theme will be whether fresh interpretations of Rosa Luxemburg’s work can help to strengthen the shared struggles of the international left in today’s world.

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PROGRAM

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Friday, August 21, 6:00pm-8:00pmReception to follow
Verso Books, 20 Jay Street, Suite 1010, Brooklyn, NY

“THE ACCUMULATION OF CAPITAL”: 100 YEARS LATER

Patrick Bond (University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)
Richard D. Wolff (New School for Social Research)
Raphaële Chappe (Brooklyn Institute for Social Research)
Stefanie Ehmsen (Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office)

Saturday, August 22, 10:00am-5:00pmCoffee and lunch will be provided l The New School, 65 West 11th St., Room B500 Wollman Hall, New York, NY

10:00am-11:30am:
SOCIALISM OR BARBARISM? WAR, CLIMATE CHANGE, AND THE FUTURE OF THE PLANET

Alyssa Battistoni (Yale University)
Bhaskar Sunkara (Jacobin Magazine)
Sandra Rein (University of Alberta, Canada)
Rory Castle (Swansea University, Wales, UK)

11:45am-1:15pm:
FROM MASS STRIKE TO OCCUPY: THE ELEMENT OF SPONTANEITY

Holger Politt (Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Berlin)
Ethan Earle (Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office)
He Ping (Wuhan University, China)
Jason Schulman (Lehman College, New York)

2:00pm-2:45pm:
RED ROSA: A GRAPHIC BIOGRAPHY OF ROSA LUXEMBURG (Verso, forthcoming)

Paul Buhle (“Red Rosa” Editor)
Kate Evans (“Red Rosa” Author and Artist)

3:00pm-4:30pm:
ROSA LUXEMBURG: A LEGACY FOR FEMINISTS?

Amber Frost (Freelance Writer)
Kate Evans (“Red Rosa” Author and Artist)
Alhelí Alvarado-Díaz (Columbia University)
Nancy Holmstrom (Rutgers University, Newark, emeritus)

4:30pm-5:00pm:
INSTEAD OF A CONCLUSION: PUBLISHING THE COMPLETE WORKS OF ROSA LUXEMBURG

Peter Hudis (Oakton Community College, Illinois)
Paul Le Blanc (La Roche College, Pennsylvania)