Speaker: Lionel Sims (Radical Anthropology Group). This meeting was part of Communist University 2012, the annual school organised by the Communist Party of Great Britain (cpgb.org.uk)
The Communist Party of Great Britain’s annual school takes place in a world in great flux. Given its explanatory power and practical programme, Marxism has huge potential in this period – a potential that is irresponsibly squandered by the sectarian in-fighting and opportunism of the Marxist groups. Communist University points a way out of this mess. Come and join the discussions over the week of August 20-26 2012 in south London.
Full details can be found on the CPGB website.
Mark Fischer (CPGB) and Dave Douglass (NUM) discuss the lessons of the Great Miners’ Strike of 1984-5 at Communist University 2009.
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Here are three videos of a series of talks given by Hillel Ticktin (editor of the journal, Critique) at this year’s Communist University. We will be uploading further videos from this event soon. You can also find them at the CPGB’s Vimeo video channel here: http://vimeo.com/cpgb/videos
[CU09]Marxism and crisis theory from Communist Party of Great Britain on Vimeo.
[CU09]What is different about this crisis? from Communist Party of Great Britain on Vimeo.
[CU09]What sort of future for capitalism? from Communist Party of Great Britain on Vimeo.
August 8-15, South London. Book Now!
Global economic crisis and Marx back in the mainstream press. Huge nationalisations and bailouts for the financial system. Millions in Europe and the US face layoffs, repossessions and poverty. Countries like Pakistan face total societal breakdown. Whatever the immediate dynamics of the global economic crisis, the type of capitalism we will face when the dust settles will be very different. Revolutionaries need to both think afresh as well as rediscover the healthy traditions of our movement. That’s what Communist University 2009 is all about – big answers for the big questions. Confirmed speakers thus far include:
Lars T Lih – Author of the excellent Lenin Rediscovered: What is to be done? in context
- Hillel Ticktin – Editor of Critique
Boris Kargalitsky – Russian Marxist, author of Empire of the periphery: Russia and the world system
Moshe Machover – Israeli anti-Zionist and Matzpen founder
Lionel Sims – Author and member of the Radical Anthropology Group
Yassamine Mather – CPGB, exiled Iranian revolutionary
Mike Macnair – CPGB, author of Revolutionary Strategy
Jack Conrad – CPGB, author of Fantastic Reality: Marxism and the politics of religion
Jean-Michel Edwin – Marxist involved in the NPA in France
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