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Despair

Despair

WHERE IS THE LABOUR PARTY GOING?

 

The next of The Commune’s London public forums is on the subject of the social role, degeneration and future course of the Labour Party. The meeting takes place from 7pm on Monday 23rd November at the Lucas Arms, Grays Inn Road, near King’s Cross.

The discussion will be led off by Chris Ford from The Commune, Andrew Fisher from the Labour Representation Committee and David Bailey, Department of Political Science and International Studies, University of Birmingham, and author of ‘The Transition to ‘New’ Social Democracy: the role of capitalism, representation, and (hampered) contestation’.

The Commune London Public Forum on the Labour Party: http://thecommune.wordpress.com/2009/11/01/where-is-the-labour-party-going-23rd-november-london-forum/

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Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

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The Storm in the World Economy

 

Uncaptive Minds Discussion Forum

 

16th February 2009

 

http://thecommune.wordpress.com/2009/02/10/16th-february-forum-the-storm-in-the-world-economy/

 

The last winter has seen the biggest breakdown in the world financial system since the Great Depression, and the opening-up of what promises to be a deep and prolonged recession.

 

Banks have collapsed. Household names from Woolworths to Wedgwood have gone to the wall. The ideological dominance of the free-marketers and neoliberals has been swept away.

 

And yet few are challenging the real cause of the crisis – capitalism itself. The broadsheets write acres about Karl Marx, but in most Western countries the workers’ movement is not even fit to take a punch at the ruling class.

 

We will be discussing the composition of the global working class today, its relation to the economic crisis and the prospects of uprooting this system.

 

Speakers:

 

Kim Moody (leading figure in the American rank-and-file trade union publication Labor Notes)

 

Andrew Fisher (Left Economics Advisory Panel)

 

 

7pm, Monday 16th February, Lucas Arms, Nr. King’s Cross, London

http://thecommune.wordpress.com/2009/02/10/16th-february-forum-the-storm-in-the-world-economy/

 

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

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