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(en) US, NYC, The New SPACE* present: Global Balkans: Revolutions in the Balkans and Eastern Europe

Date Wed, 15 Mar 2006 09:07:47 +0200


The New SPACE (The New School for Pluralistic Anti-Capitalist Education) presents:
A talk by Andrej Grubacic Thursday, March 16 at 7:00 p.m.
The Balkans, we can say with some pride, are back in style. Once again,
we can partake of uninformed inanities about Kosovo, Bosnia, Serbia and
other "permanent focal points of crisis," areas in which, on the edges
of Europe, "insanity giggles" in the "black hole of our own Middle
East," where peoples "imprisoned by history" still await their "de-balkanization."
Such discourse goes back many decades and can be traced to a
cultural-imperialist fixation with "Balkanism," particularly as
developed in the work of George Kennan. One of the founders of American
Slavic Studies and a leading architect of Cold War era foreign policy,
Kennan located the roots of the region’s troubles in a “distant tribal
past” and warned that it may be necessary to occupy, militarily, these
"agitated peoples" until such time as they "calm down” and “grasp their
problems in the right way."

While ideological perceptions remain little changed, new modalities of
domination have emerged. The so-called "revolutions" in the Balkans and
Eastern Europe, from Serbia to Georgia and the Ukraine, disclose a new
pattern of American intervention. De-balkanization now takes the form of
“humanitarian intervention,” promotion of "democracy" and the building
of a "friendly civil society."
Understanding and confronting the contemporary process of
de-balkanization and the systematic effort to curtail genuine democracy
in the region presents a burning challenge for the new global social
movements.

Andrej Grubacic, a historian and social critic, works with the Planetary
Alternatives Network, Z Communications and Peoples Global Action.
Grubacic has been active in the post-Yugoslav movement, a coalition of
anti-authoritarian collectives called DSM! and is currently the European
convener of the Peoples Global Action Network. As a result of his
political activism, Grubacic was forced to leave the University of
Belgrade and move to SUNY Binghamton.


Suggested Donation: $7 - $10

New SPACE classes and talks meet at the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural &
Educational Center: 107 Suffolk Street, NYC (between Rivington Street
and Delancey Street). F train to the Delancey Street station or J, M,
or Z to the Essex Street station.

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Spring 2006 Talks at the New SPACE

THE IRAQI FREEDOM CONGRESS AND IRAQ’S CIVIL RESISTANCE
A talk by Houzan Mahmoud
(Cosponsored by the National Organization for the Iraqi Freedom Struggles)
Tuesday, March 21 at 7:00 p.m.

INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY WITH IRAQ’S FREEDOM STRUGGLES
A Film Screening & Discussion with Bill Weinberg
(Cosponsored the National Organization for the Iraqi Freedom Struggles)
Thursday, April 6 at 7:00 p.m

THE WHOLESALE CRIMINALIZATION OF IMMIGRANT COMMUNITIES:
MASS DETENTIONS, TORTURE AND EXILE
A talk by Jeannette Gabriel
Thursday, April 20 at 7:00 p.m

HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND MODERN-DAY SLAVERY IN NEW YORK CITY
A talk by Crystal DeBoise
Thursday, May 11 at 7:00 p.m.
Suggested donation for talks: $7 - $10.

Please see the New SPACE website for additional talks and Spring course
offerings.

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The New SPACE
(The New School for Pluralistic Anti-Capitalist Education)
http://new-space.mahost.org
new-space@mutualaid.org <mailto:new-space@mutualaid.org>
Tel: 1 (800) 377-6183
Mail: P.O. Box 19, Planetarium Station
New York, NY 10024-0019
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