| Our “World After Covid” webinar next Wednesday– July 1– we’ll have as our guest the incomparable Vijay Prashad, a principled polymath who’s the Director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research and the Chief Editor of LeftWord Books. He has authored 30 books, including The Darker Nations, The Poorer Nations, and Karma of Brown Folk.
His newest book, Washington Bullets, which has a Preface by President Evo Morales Ayma, will be released by LeftWord Books on July 8.
If you have not already pre-registered for the webinars in this series, you’ll need to do so, here. (If you have registered for earlier sessions, you’ll be good to go Wednesday.)
In this June 1 interview, on the implications of what he calls “CoronaShock”, Prashad wrote:
We must judge this moment by the way the capitalist states have abandoned such vast numbers of people into hunger. To my mind, there is something greatly obscene about a human civilization – namely capitalism – that can produce hypersonic cruise missiles that can strike any part of the earth in under an hour but that does not eradicate hunger. This is an absolute moral failure.
And in this recent newsletter from Tricontinental, he laid out a “Ten-Point Agenda for the Global South After Covid-19.” Check it out!
[The gorgeous artwork above is from the newsletter. It is Frutos da terra (‘Fruits of the Earth’) by Túlio Carapiá and Clara Cerqueira (Brazil).]
Also new from Just World Ed: We now have the video of the amazingly rich and timely webinar that Bill Fletcher, Jr did with me last Wednesday. This is a great resource for anyone wanting to explore the resonance of the #BlackLivesMatter movement with current global shifts– and indeed, with the history of the world for the last 100 years and more.
If you missed Fletcher’s webinar, be sure to look at the 58-minute video– and share it with your friends, too!
… As you probably know, we’re keeping and sharing the videos of all the webinars we’re presenting in this series. The earlier ones were with Richard Falk and Medea Benjamin. And as I’ve promised, we’re now building these videos and lots of related materials into a new, on-line “World After Covid” resource center. I hope this resource center can help thinkers and activists worldwide envision how to build a more just and sustainable global order from the ruin and immiseration that this crisis has brought to so many around the world– including, here in the United States.
Building this resource center, like all our programing, takes… resources! I appeal to you: If you are able, can you help us keep our projects moving forward??