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 ==== Who We Are ==== ==== Who We Are ====
  
-Our ongoing Future Historians seminar has been meeting since September 2017. At present (May 2018) we are gathering biweekly via online teleconferencing ​that spans a dozen time zones – with participants from California to Moscow and points in between, including Paris, France; Rabat, Morocco; and Vermont, Washington DC, and Chicago.+Our ongoing Future Historians seminar has been meeting since September 2017. At present (June 2018) we are gathering biweekly via online teleconferencing ​across ​a dozen time zones – with participants from California to Moscow and points in between, including Paris, France; Rabat, Morocco; and Vermont, Washington DC, Chicago, and California. Videos of our past sessions are available on our [[https://​www.youtube.com/​channel/​UCPjQ6Ku50OfG1XP1j0OHEyQ/​videos?​disable_polymer=1|YouTube Channel]].
  
 Future Historians include: **Anya Rebrii**, Ukraine/NY, activist and anthropology student; **Lola Girerd**, Paris, writer and social psychologist;​ **Brian Tokar**, Vermont, Institute of Social Ecology, activist, author of //Toward Climate Justice//; **Jenny Greeman**, NY, actor and educator; **Peter Hudis**, Chicago, Marxist-humanist philosopher and activist, author of //Marx’s Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism//​ and //Franz Fanon: Philosopher of the Barricades//;​ **Silvia Federici**, veteran feminist, author of //Caliban and the Witch//; **Jason Hicks**, NYC transit worker, union activist, DSA member, philosopher;​ **Julia Guseva**, Moscow, translator of Victor Serge, anarcho-syndicalist activist, co-founder of Praxis Center; **Harry Halpin**, Paris, Internet revolutionary and activist, team member World Wide Web Consortium, author of //Social Semantics: The Search for Meaning on the Web//; **Alexei Gusev**, Moscow, Historian of Russian Oppositions,​ Chair of Praxis Center; **Maati Monjib**, Rabat, Morocco, historian of Africa and press-freedom activist, currently facing five years in prison as an opponent of the monarchy; **David Schwartzman**, ​ biogeochemist,​ DC Green Party activist, author of “Solar Communism” and //Life, Temperature,​ and the Earth//; **Samuel Day Fassbinder**,​ author of //Greening the Academy// and scholar of Marx and utopianism; and **Fred Murphy**, ecosocialism group leader at the Marxist Education Project and DSA climate-justice activist. Our convener is **Richard Greeman**, veteran international socialist active in the US, France, Russia, Latin America, and North Africa; best known as translator and scholar of the Franco-Russian revolutionary writer Victor Serge (1890-1947) Future Historians include: **Anya Rebrii**, Ukraine/NY, activist and anthropology student; **Lola Girerd**, Paris, writer and social psychologist;​ **Brian Tokar**, Vermont, Institute of Social Ecology, activist, author of //Toward Climate Justice//; **Jenny Greeman**, NY, actor and educator; **Peter Hudis**, Chicago, Marxist-humanist philosopher and activist, author of //Marx’s Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism//​ and //Franz Fanon: Philosopher of the Barricades//;​ **Silvia Federici**, veteran feminist, author of //Caliban and the Witch//; **Jason Hicks**, NYC transit worker, union activist, DSA member, philosopher;​ **Julia Guseva**, Moscow, translator of Victor Serge, anarcho-syndicalist activist, co-founder of Praxis Center; **Harry Halpin**, Paris, Internet revolutionary and activist, team member World Wide Web Consortium, author of //Social Semantics: The Search for Meaning on the Web//; **Alexei Gusev**, Moscow, Historian of Russian Oppositions,​ Chair of Praxis Center; **Maati Monjib**, Rabat, Morocco, historian of Africa and press-freedom activist, currently facing five years in prison as an opponent of the monarchy; **David Schwartzman**, ​ biogeochemist,​ DC Green Party activist, author of “Solar Communism” and //Life, Temperature,​ and the Earth//; **Samuel Day Fassbinder**,​ author of //Greening the Academy// and scholar of Marx and utopianism; and **Fred Murphy**, ecosocialism group leader at the Marxist Education Project and DSA climate-justice activist. Our convener is **Richard Greeman**, veteran international socialist active in the US, France, Russia, Latin America, and North Africa; best known as translator and scholar of the Franco-Russian revolutionary writer Victor Serge (1890-1947)
  
-At our international online seminars, we Future Historians imagine that we are living in a peaceful, egalitarian,​ sustainable world a century from now, in 2118. Our job is to put together a centennial history book for teenagers called **//THEN AND NOW//**. We collectively research and discuss century-old Source Materials about capitalism’s catastrophes that were unfolding and impending in 2018, and the forms of resistance to them. Next, we weave these together to present an objective picture of the unsustainable THEN (2018). Finally, we extrapolate from the evidence to reconstruct the different paths that led from THEN to NOW (2118), under the heading HOW?+At our international online seminars, we Future Historians imagine that we are living in a peaceful, egalitarian,​ sustainable world a century from now, in 2118. Our job is to put together a centennial history book for teenagers called **//THEN AND NOW//**. We collectively research and discuss century-old Source Materials about capitalism’s catastrophes that were unfolding and impending in 2018, and the forms of resistance to them. Next, we weave these together to present an objective picture of the unsustainable THEN (2018). Finally, we extrapolate from the evidence to reconstruct the different paths that led from THEN to NOW (2118), under the heading HOW? The results may be conceived in the form of a grid, as detailed [[grid-guide|here]].
  
 In real life, we are individuals with varied viewpoints and backgrounds spread across the globe from L.A. to Moscow, including women and men, students, a subway track worker, a few academics and various longtime socialists and radicals. Unlike many leftist groups, we don't denounce each other as traitors or deviants, although we have many differing views. Why? Well, to begin with we’ve all been dead for at least sixty years. So looking backward from the perspective of 2118, we are able see the complimentarity of the different roads (for example “reform” and “revolution”) that led to the Emergence of new societies from the shell of the old. Our picture of the future world is inclusive (of everything but capitalism),​ rather than exclusive, pluralist rather than sectarian. In real life, we are individuals with varied viewpoints and backgrounds spread across the globe from L.A. to Moscow, including women and men, students, a subway track worker, a few academics and various longtime socialists and radicals. Unlike many leftist groups, we don't denounce each other as traitors or deviants, although we have many differing views. Why? Well, to begin with we’ve all been dead for at least sixty years. So looking backward from the perspective of 2118, we are able see the complimentarity of the different roads (for example “reform” and “revolution”) that led to the Emergence of new societies from the shell of the old. Our picture of the future world is inclusive (of everything but capitalism),​ rather than exclusive, pluralist rather than sectarian.
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