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Marx's Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism

Marx’s Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism

RECENT ARTICLES AND FEATURES IN THE INTERNATIONAL MARXIST-HUMANIST WEBZINE (November 2013)
http://www.internationalmarxisthumanist.org/

A LAND OF BOUNDLESS POSSIBILITIES: COMMENTS FOR PANEL DISCUSSION ON ‘NEW EDITIONS OF ROSA LUXEMBURG?S WORK’ — by Peter Hudis
Peter Hudis, co-editor of the LETTERS OF ROSA LUXEMBURG and of her COMPLETE WORKS, discusses the theorist’s invaluable legacy in the context of Verso’s English publication of her Complete Works. The speech was written for the International Conference on Rosa Luxemburg, held in Paris 4 and 5 October 2013.

RAYA DUNAYEVSKAYA AND HER LEGACY: A REVIEW OF PETER HUDIS, ‘MARX’S CONCEPT OF THE ALTERNATIVE TO CAPITALISM’ — by Out To Lunch (Ben Watson)
Out To Lunch: Ben Watson is host of weekly radio show Late Lunch With Out To Lunch on Resonance FM: London’s Arts Station, and author of ADORNO FOR REVOLUTIONARIES.

HAVE YOU HAD ENOUGH OF THE MADNESS OF CAPITALISM? IS IT TIME TO CONSIDER WHAT MARX REALLY SAID? — by Dr. Lenore Daniels
This discussion of Peter Hudis’s MARX’S CONCEPT OF THE ALTERNATIVE TO CAPITALISM connects it to the struggles of African-Americans and workers in the U.S., especially since the economic crisis.  Originally appeared in OpEdNews,
http://www.opednews.com/articles/1/Have-We-Had-Enough-of-the-by-Dr-Lenore-Daniels-Activism_Capitalism_Capitalism_Crisis-130926-853.html

HOW TO THINK ABOUT SYRIA? ANTI-IMPERIALISM, ASSAD REGIME BARBARISM, AND THE SEARCH FOR AN ALTERNATIVE — by Kevin Anderson
Notes from a presentation to the West Coast Chapter of the International Marxist-Humanist Organization, held at the Westside Peace Center, Los Angeles. Critiques positions of some on the Left and discusses the position on Syria of the International Marxist-Humanist Organization.

THE U.S. LEFT AND SYRIA — BY MICHAEL PUGLIESE
Past and present alignments of sectors of the anti-imperialist left impede effective analysis and solidarity with the Syrian people.
Presented to the West Coast Chapter of the International Marxist-Humanist Organization.

ENTER THE GENUINE CONSERVATIVES: AUSTRALIA’S ELECTION IN 2013 – by Roland Boer
The Australian General Election has produced the first fully conservative government in the country?s history.  Roland Boer explores the contradictions of a right-wing ideology that is suspicious of market capitalism.

*** OTHER LANGUAGES
MANY ARTICLES on our site have recently been translated from English into Persian, French, Hindi, and other languages. (See the Languages Pages.)

***RECENT BOOKS OF INTEREST:
MARX’S CONCEPT OF THE ALTERNATIVE TO CAPITALISM — by Peter Hudis
Historical Materialism Series, now in paperback with Haymarket Books
MARX ON GENDER AND THE FAMILY: A CRITICAL STUDY — by Heather Brown
Historical Materialism Series, now in paperback with Haymarket Books
THE PHILOSOPHICAL ROOTS OF ANTI-CAPITALISM: ESSAYS ON HISTORY, CULTURE AND DIALECTICAL THOUGHT — by David Black, Studies in Marxism Humanism Series, Lexington Books, forthcoming fall 2013

***SPECIAL EVENT IN LONDON, UK
International Marxist-Humanist Organization presents

“New Marxist Perspectives on Gender, Race, and Colonialism”

Speakers:
Heather Brown (author of ‘Marx on Gender and the Family’ — shortlisted for the Deutscher Prize 2013), on “Marx and the Dialectics of Gender and the Family”

Kevin B. Anderson (author of ‘Marx at the Margins’ — 2010), on “Marx and Said on Colonialism”

Peter Hudis (author of ‘Marx’s Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism’ — 2012), on “Frantz Fanon as a Hegelian-Marxist”

Date: Thursday, November 7, 2013
Time: 7.30 pm
Venue: The Artists Room, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square (5 mins from Holborn tube)
ALL WELCOME

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Heather Brown

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Inca

Inca

SOCIETY FOR LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES

50th ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE

SLAS2014

Birkbeck, University of London, 3rd-4th April 2014

 

Those interested in submitting paper proposals to the following panel:

PO1: On the shores of liberal democracy: exploring the reshaping of the community in the context of post-liberal governments in Latin America Panel convenor: Juan Pablo Ferrero (University of Bath)

More information here: http://nomadit.co.uk/slas/slas2014/panels.php5?PanelID=2567
Thank you.
Best regards,
Juan Pablo
— 
Dr Juan Pablo Ferrero
Lecturer in Latin American Studies
Politics, Languages and International Studies
University of Bath
BathBA2 7AY, UK

 

Further Information:

Convenor

Juan Pablo Ferrero (University of Bath ) email

Short Abstract

We welcome papers that engage with notions such as populism, democracy, social movements and post-liberalism in relation to a) the structuration of new political formations and b) the changing nature of the notion of the community underpinning the current dominant state-discourse.

Long Abstract

Over the past ten years, arguably as a reaction to the effects of the implementation of neoliberal policies in the region, Latin America has been experiencing a ‘left turn’ signalled by the return of the state in key regulatory functions. The regional picture is by no means homogeneous and includes various exceptions, however, there is consensus among scholar to characterise these developments as something embedded in historical legacies but also as part of a new phenomenon that to an extent challenges old political practices, creates new publics and, in turn, transforms fundamental state-society relationships. In this process, the notion of the community underlying the dominant state discourse has been transformed encompassing broader shifts present in the transition to a post-liberal state. In this panel we welcome papers that conceptually engage with notions such as populism, democracy, social movements, post-liberalism in relation to a) the structuration of new political formations and b) the changing nature of the notion of the community underpinning the current dominant state-discourse.

We have witnessed a renewed interest in the literature on populism vis-à-vis liberal democracies over the recent years. This shared theoretical interest; together with the configuration of a new socio-political context in the region that tends to defy traditional conceptualisations, represent an invitation to critically observe our own analytical tools. The careful consideration of the discursive displacements at stake in notions like community (or the people or the public sphere) will contribute significantly to better our understanding on the depth of recent socio-political transformations.

Discussant: TBC

 

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Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo  

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

 

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

Rikowski Point: http://rikowskipoint.blogspot.com

Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.com

Glenn Rikowski on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/glenn.rikowski

Online Publications at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=pub&sub=Online%20Publications%20Glenn%20Rikowski