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CRISIS, CLASS AND RESISTANCE

A one-day Conference on Political Economy hosted by International Socialism Journal

Saturday 12 May, 10:30am-6pm

School of African and Oriental Studies (Vernon Square Campus), Central London (Kings Cross/St Pancras tube)

With:

Robin Blackburn (author of Age Shock: How Finance is Failing Us)

Alex Callinicos (author of Imperialism and Global Political Economy)

Guglielmo Carchedi (author of Behind the Crisis: Marx’s Dialectics of Value and Knowledge)

Esme Choonara (author of A Rebel’s Guide to Trotsky)

Joseph Choonara (author of Unraveling Capitalism: A Guide to Marxist Political Economy)

Kevin Doogan (author of New Capitalism? The Transformation of Work)

Jane Hardy (author of Poland’s New Capitalism)

Paul Mason (author of Why it’s Kicking Off Everywhere)

Guy Standing (author of The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class)

In an era of crisis, revolt and revolution, questions are arising that demand answers from the radical left: How is Marx’s analysis of capitalism relevant to the current crisis? Is the working class the agency which can overthrow capitalism? What forms of organisation and resistance are most effective in fighting for a different world? This one-day conference, organised by International Socialism journal, will bring together activists, writers and academics from different traditions and backgrounds to discuss these and other issues. 

Price: £10 waged / £3 students & unwaged

To book, call 020 7819 1177 or email isj@swp.org.uk

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Education Crisis

Education Crisis

INSTITUTE FOR CRITICAL EDUCATION STUDIES

About ICES

As Paul Simon sings “that’s astute…why don’t we get together and call ourselves an institute.” So that’s what we’ve done.  ICES supports studies within a critical education or critical pedagogy tradition, and maintains a network that conducts and circulates cultural, educational, or social research and discourse that are critical in method, scope, tone, and content.

ICES, Critical Education and Workplace defend the freedom, without restriction or censorship, to disseminate and publish reports of research, teaching, and service, and to express critical opinions about institutions or systems and their management.  Co-Directors of ICES, co-Hosts of ICES and Workplace blogs, and co-Editors of these journals resist all efforts to limit the exercise of academic freedom and intellectual freedom, recognizing the right of criticism by authors or contributors.

ICES: http://blogs.ubc.ca/ices/

Some Recent Articles:

School improvement in USA and Canada requires an ‘attitude adjustment’

Weaker teacher unions won’t improve schools

Anarchist scholar to speak at RF@AERA denied entry to Canada

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Lost Generation

Lost Generation

WHY YOUNG PEOPLE CAN’T GET THE JOBS THEY WANT AND THE EDUCATION THEY NEED

New free-to-view E-book 

Martin Allen and Patrick Ainley       

Download here:  e-book -why young people….

Or go to Radicaled: Rethinking Education, Economy and Society at: http://radicaled.wordpress.com/   

Already referred to as a ‘Lost Generation’, after almost two years of Coalition government, young people now have even less to look forward to and are likely to end up worse off than their parents. This publication builds on, develops and updates arguments from our book Lost Generation? New strategies for youth and education (2010) and, in particular, those in our previous e-pamphlet Why young people can’t get the jobs they want (2011)

A paper version is also available @ £3 per copy, contact mar.all@btinternet.com to order.

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