China & the Left / Free Meng Wanzhou! / Indian Farmers against Neoliberalism / Imperialism-Defeat in Afghanistan ….

… die Vizepräsidentin von Huawei wird ja immer noch von den kanadischen Speichelleckern Trumps in Haft gehalten … Friiiidämmmm änd dimmmockrässssiii …

Von: Alan Freeman <secretary@geopoliticaleconomy.ca>
Gesendet: Dienstag, 14. September 2021 01:10
An: welsner@uni-bremen.de
Betreff: NEW SPEAKERS – Imperialism’s Defeat in Afghanistan, China and the Left, Indian Farmers Confront Neoliberalism, and Why Meng Wanzhou should be released NOW

See a range of important events on imperialism in Afghanistan, China and the Left, and political struggles in India 

  Dear colleagues, We’d like to invite you to attend these important events: Analyzing Imperialism’s Defeat in Afghanistan: A Tipping Point in World Politics? China and the Left – A Socialist Forum No Farmers, No Food: Indian Farmers Confront Authoritarian Neoliberalism Why Meng Wanzhou should be released NOW! We apologize if the times of various events are inconvenient in your part of the world. Please note that if it is inconvenient for you, you will find recordings of most events at GERG’s website.   Analyzing Imperialism’s Defeat in Afghanistan: A Tipping Point in World Politics? This is the latest panel discussion hosted by the International Manifesto Group, Black Alliance for Peace, and CODEPINK. The Panel will take place Sunday, September 19th at 8:00-10:00AM CDT / 2:00-4:00PM UK Daylight Time. Click here to register to attend this event and please share widely!     About this event This panel will discuss the many questions that are opened up by the US withdrawal from Afghanistan including the following; What is the world significance of the US defeat in Afghanistan? What are the prospects for peace and development there? What role could China, Russia and Iran have in Afghanistan’s reconstruction? How has Western hypocrisy over human and women’s rights unravelled? What is the social character of the Taliban? We’re excited to announce the addition of Assadullah Keshtmand and Victor Gao to the list of speakers for this event! Speakers Medea Benjamin (CODEPINK) Ajamu Baraka (Black Alliance for Peace) Assadullah Keshtmand (Former member of the Central Committee of People’s Democratic Party of Afghanistan) Mohammad Marandi Ann Wright (Veterans for Peace, CODEPINK) Victor Gao (Center for China and Globalization) MK Bhadrakumar (Indian Punchline) Oleg Barabanov (Valdai Club) Nancy Lindisfarne Moderator: Radhika Desai   China and the Left: A Socialist Forum This socialist forum is a one-day conference hosted by the Qiao Collective in partnership with People’s Dispatch. The event will take place September 18, 2021 from 10:00AM-8:00PM U.S. EST. The Conference will take place in-person at The People’s Forum, 320 W 37th ST, New York, NY 10018 and it will be live-streamed at YouTube.com/ThePeoplesForumNYC. The event is also sponsored by Monthly Review and CODEPINK. Click here to register to attend this event and please share widely! See the full conference programme: China and the Left Program.pdf     About this event In partnership with The People’s Forum, Qiao Collective is thrilled to host a one-day international convening of organizers, scholars, and journalists whose work grapples with questions of Chinese socialism, Western imperialism, Global South internationalism, and the renewed Cold War consensus taking hold in the West. Speakers and events will analyze current trends in U.S.-China relations, Chinese development, and international relations through a socialist, anti-imperialist lens. The conference will provide a space for those invested in challenging rise in the U.S.-led imperialist aggression on China to meet, strategize, and discuss. The convening is co-sponsored by Monthly Review and Codepink. The conference will be a one-day hybrid in-person and livestreamed conference. Speakers and attendees will be able to attend either in-person or watch online via livestream on The People’s Forum Youtube channel. There will be panels throughout the day as well as a screen-printing political art activity and an evening social mixer. The past few years, we have seen an alarming escalation of U.S.-led aggression on China—including the expansion of U.S. military presence in Asia and the Pacific, information warfare and media propaganda, political persecution of overseas Chinese people, and economic and trade aggression against China. At the same time, many self-avowed leftist organizations and thinkers have abandoned an anti-imperialist analysis of China in favor of equivocating narratives about Chinese ‘authoritarianism’ and ‘hegemony’. As such, we believe it is crucial to provide a forum for people invested in Global South solidarity and anti-imperialism from across the globe to meet, strategize, and present an alternative analysis of China. We hope for this conference to provide a forum for those invested in Chinese socialism and internationalism. In this spirit, this convening provides a space for developing critical analysis of renewed Cold War aggression on China, as well as its ramifications for Chinese socialist development and international struggles against militarism, neocolonialism, and hybrid war across the Global South. SPEAKERS: Vijay Prashad – Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research – Keynote (in-person) Qiao Collective – Keynote (in-person) Radhika Desai – University of Manitoba (remote) Manu Karuka – Barnard University (in-person) Max Ajl – Wageningen University (remote) Bikrum Gill – Virginia Tech (in-person) Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz (remote) Chris Matlhako – South Africa Communist Party (remote) Robert G. Lee – Brown University (remote) Sit Tsui – Southwest University, Chongqing, China (remote) Yan Hairong and Barry Sautman – Hong Kong Polytechnic University (remote) Tings Chak – Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research (remote) Zhun Xu – John Jay College (in-person) Madison Tang – Codepink (remote) Elias Khalil Jabbour – Rio de Janeiro State University (remote) Sheila Xiao – Pivot to Peace (in-person)     No Farmers, No Food: Indian Farmers Confront Authoritarian Neoliberalism No Farmers, No Food: Indian Farmers Confront Authoritarian Neoliberalism is a free webinar that will take place over Zoom. The webinar will take plac on 18 September 2021 at 8:00AM Pacific Time. This event is hosted by the Institute for the Humanities at Simon Fraser University. It is co-sponsored by the Geopolitical Economy Research Group,the Dr. Hari Sharma Foundation, and the Indian Farmers and Workers Support Group. Click here to register to attend this event and please share widely!     About this event Indian farmers protests against the Modi Governments efforts to corporatize Indian agriculture have been unprecedented in their scale and intensity. Despite government and media efforts to discredit them and heavy handed repression, they have attracted support from all over the country and have persisted. What is at stake in them? What do they tell us about the state of Indian agriculture and economy and of Indian politics? Why should the rest of the world be interested? The event will address the political, social, and economic dimensions and global ramifications of the Indian Farmers’ strike. Panelists to speak for 15 min followed by open discussion and Q&A. Speakers Navsharan Singh is the Senior Program Officer in the Women’s Rights and Citizenship Program of IDRC, and is based at IDRC’s office in New Delhi. Ajay Gudavarthy is a political theorist, analyst, and columnist in India. He is also an associate professor in political science at Centre for Political Studies, JNU, New Delhi. Prabhat Patnaik is an Indian Marxist economist and political commentator, and taught at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning in the School of Social Sciences at JNU in New Delhi, from 1974 until his retirement in 2010. Moderator Radhika Desai is Professor at the Department of Political Studies, and Director, Geopolitical Economy Research Group, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada. She is the author of Geopolitical Economy: After US Hegemony, Globalization and Empire.   This event will take place on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Stó:lō and səlil̓wətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Event is FREE and open to the public. If you would like to donate to the Institute to help fund future events like this one, please visit here.   Why Meng Wanzhou should be released NOW! This is an online panel organized by the Cross Canada Campaign to FREE MENG WANZHOU. This event will take place over Zoom and Facebook Live on Wednesday September 22, 2021 at 7PM EDT. Click here to register to attend this event and please share widely!     About this Event Whomever forms the next Government of Canada will have to deal with Justin Trudeau’s gigantic mistake of arresting Meng Wanzhou, CFO of Huawei Technologies, at the behest of former US President Donald Trump.  Hear expert panelists explain the many reasons why Meng should (and can legally be) released now in order to restore friendly relations with China, and to set a new and independent course in foreign policy for Canada.   Panelists:  John Philpot, international criminal lawyer, Montreal; Stephen Gowans, Ottawa-based author of three books: “Washington’s Long War on Syria”; “Patriots, Traitors and Empires: The Story of Korea’s Fight for Freedom”; and “Israel, a Beachhead in the Middle East.” He blogs at What’s Left; Julie Tang, Co-Founder of Pivot to Peace (USA). This event is endorsed by: The Hamilton Coalition to Stop the War The Canadian Peace Congress World Beyond War (Canada Canada-China Council for Cooperation and Development (CCCCD) Canadian Foreign Policy Institute Just Peace Advocates newcoldwar.org Movements Against War and Occupation The International Action Center (USA) Popular Resistance (USA) The official media sponsor is The Canada Files.   You can keep up with GERG work here and by following GERG on Facebook and Twitter.  You can follow the International Manifesto Group’s work at the newly launched website. For cutting edge analysis of current events, the crisis of imperialism and the emerging pluripolar world order, follow New Cold War.

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