Red May and More …

May 27, 2020 at 3:59 pm (Uncategorized)

News, gossip and stuff.

For the past few years (maybe longer), a month long celebration of radical thought called Red May has been held in Seattle. This year because of the Covid-19 crisis, all of the events were held on-line. Some technical glitches, but a fairly interesting selection of workshops still up at the Red May site and on their You Tube channel. (They would be happy to accept any donation)

One of the organizations / publications involved in Red May is the Commune magazine, which bills itself as “a popular magazine for a new era of revolution.” Last year Internationalist Perspective reprinted with an introduction the Commune article “Between the Devil and the Green New Deal.” However, mid-way through the festival, the Commune announced it was ceasing publication in response to a sexual assault by a (now) former member of its collective and the subsequent handling of the assault (it’s all on Twitter)

Another group involved in Red May is Endnotes, the UK based journal. My copy arrived in the post a few days ago, but I haven’t had a chance to get into it yet. For those of you who can’t wait for your copy to arrive, Endnotes have made all of the articles in the new issue available as PDFs on their site 

If you dropped by the Industrial Workers of the World‘s web site anytime in the last year, you could have been forgiven for wondering if they still existed. Wonder no more: Snappy new web site, lots of updates.

And lastly, I didn’t get around to reading David Graeber’s Bullshit Jobs last year, but with some extra time on my hands…I have no doubt that anyone who reads it will be truck with an eerie sense of …”I don’t remember being interviewed for the book, but that happened to me”

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