Live Working or Die Fighting

The Great Unrest - Then & Now

A three city U.S. tour Mar. 15-18

Featuring Paul Mason
BBC Newsnight and BBC World News America Economics Editor
Blogger, IdleScrawl and author of
Live Working or Die Fighting: How the Working Class Went Global
*Shortlisted for The Guardian First Book Award*

New York City
Tuesday, March 15th | 6:30pm
CUNY Graduate Center | History Lounge
365 Fifth Avenue at 34th street Room 5114 (fifth floor)
Free and open to the public | Space is limited | ID required to sign-in
Hosted by the CUNY Center for Place, Culture, and Politics

Wednesday, March 16th | 6:30pm
Haymarket Pub & Brewery
Drinking and Writing Theater
737 W. Randolph, at corner of Halsted & Randolph
4 blocks west of Clinton Green/Pink line; 6 blocks south of Grand Blue line
#8 Halsted Bus, #56 Milwaukee

Washington, D.C.
Thursday, March 17th | 6:30pm
Busboys & Poets (14th & V)
Langston Room
2021 14th St. NW
Hosted by Teaching for Change

New York City
Left Forum Opening Plenary: Toward a Politics of Solidarity
ft. Barbara Ehrenreich, Laura Flanders, Paul Mason, & Cornel West
Friday, March 18th | 6:30pm
Pace University's Schimmel Theater
1 Pace Plaza
New York, NY 10038
Registration is required | visit for details.


MASON WILL CONSIDER the parallels between today and the "great unrest" of 1911-13, when syndicalism was described by one US business magazine as "the greatest threat to civilisation". Drawing on episodes from his book, he will explore the social and economic roots of the discontent that is currently sweeping the globe.

PAUL MASON is an award-winning journalist who reports regularly on labor rights and social justice stories as economics editor for BBC World News America and BBC Newsnight. In addition to Live Working or Die Fighting, which was shortlisted as a 2007 Guardian First Book Award, Mason is the author of Meltdown: The End of the Age of Greed (Verso Books).


Datesort icon City
March 15, 2011 New York, NY
March 16, 2011 Chicago, IL
March 17, 2011 Washington, DC
March 18, 2011 New York, NY