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Aesthetics

MILTANT ART AND AESTHETICS

A lecture by Martin Lang

At The Marx Memorial Library

37a Clerkenwell Green

London

EC1R 0DU

7 p.m. Wednesday 17 September

In the Main Hall

 

Special Offer – go to MML’s website:

http://www.marx-memorial-library.org/ where you can buy three new books direct from the site for £30 plus p&p

 

Hans Modrow’s: PERESTOIKA & GERMANY

The Truth Behind the Myths by the last Prime Minister of the GDR and today’s  Honorary Chair of Die Linke : individual price £10 plus p&p

 

“Theory & Struggle”: MML’s theoretical bulletin: individual price £5 plus p&p

 

JAMES CONNOLLY & THE RECONQUEST OF IRELAND – individual price £20 plus p&p- see Archives tab on website or more background

NB: A postal mailing will take place shortly, followed later on by an e-bulletin.

 

Mail to: u.30.1873.daa8f7184fec6bf6@mml.xyz

37a Clerkenwell Green
Marx Memorial Library
London
EC1R 0DU
United Kingdom

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Marx Memorial Library

Marx Memorial Library

MARX MEMORIAL LIBRARY: THE HERITAGE OF RALPH MILIBAND

These lectures at the Marx Memorial Library celebrate the contributions of sociologist and political thinker Ralph Miliband to Marxist thought and politics.

 

The Heritage of Ralph Miliband

Convened and presented by Mike Newman

 

 

Tuesday 17 June – Labour and the New Left: Parliamentary Socialism

Tuesday 24 June – Marxism and Politics: The State in Capitalist Society

 

Dr Laura Miller

Administrator

Marx Memorial Library

37a Clerkenwell Green

London EC1R 0DU

(Tel)  0207 253 1485

(Web site): http://www.marx-memorial-library.org

 

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Marx Memorial Library

Marx Memorial Library

MARX MEMORIAL LIBRARY: POLITICAL ECONOMY FOR TRADE UNIONISTS

There is a series of four classes entitled Political Economy for Trade Unionists taking place in April and May as follows:

 

Tuesday 29 April – Today’s Capitalist Crisis: Banks, Profits, Wages and Austerity

Tutor:  Jonathan White

 

Tuesday 6 May – The Assault on the Workplace: Rights, Conditions and Pay

Tutor: John McGee

 

Tuesday 13 May – The Law and Industrial Relations

Tutor: John Hendy QC

 

Tuesday 20 May – The Assault on Democratic Rights: The threat to labour’s collective voice

Tutor:  Professor Marj Mayo

 

All classes begin at 6.30 in the Lecture Hall at the Library.  The Registration fee for four classes is £12.

 

Dr Laura Miller

Administrator

Marx Memorial Library

37a Clerkenwell Green

London EC1R 0DU

(Tel)  0207 253 1485

(Web site) http://www.marx-memorial-library.org

 

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Raya Dunayevskaya

Women of a Red Decade: Women Writers of the Left in the 1930s

LECTURE

Professor Mary Joannou

MARX MEMORIAL LIBRARY

37a Clerkenwell Green,
London EC1R 0DU

Monday 4th April

6.30pm £2.50/£1 concessions

Women writers of the left made an important contribution to the radical thinking of the day but the extent of their contribution has not been fully recognised. This lecture will discuss the achievement of some of the most politically committed authors whose work shaped and made a difference to the ‘red decade’.  These include Winifred Holtby, Storm Jameson, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Ellen Wilkinson, Virginia Woolf, Vera Brittain, Naomi Mitchison, and Nancy Cunard.

Mary Joannou is Professor of Literary History and Women’s Writing at Anglia Ruskin University.  Her research interests are the women’s suffrage movement, the 1930s, and late Victorian and early twentieth-century writing.  Her publications include “Ladies, Please Don’t Smash These Windows: Women’s Writing, Feminism and Social Change 1918-1938” and “Contemporary Women’s Writing: From the Golden Notebook to the Color Purple”.

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Hillel Ticktin

HILLEL TICKTIN TALKS ON THE CRISIS AND THE CAPITALIST SYSTEM TODAY

SATURDAY 4 DECEMBER, 1.30pm

Marx Memorial Library

37a Clerkenwell Green, London EC1 (near Farringdon tube)

 “The crisis is not simply a periodic crisis, but a crisis in both the strategy of capitalism and its structure, and Keynesians are not addressing these issues, whereas the right, consciously or unconsciously, is trying to come to terms with the real underlying political economic problems of capitalism … Sections of capital have decided to fight to the bitter end in order to inflict an epoch making defeat of the working class … However one has to wonder whether the bourgeoisie has a death wish … The cuts can only educate a whole new generation of the population of the need to change the capitalist system … The contemporary form of the ideology of capitalism is now so threadbare that only a masochist can support it.”     

(Articles by Ticktin can be found at http://libcom.org and here)

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Karl Marx

MARX’S POLITICAL WRITINGS VOLUMES 1-3

Volume 1: The Revolutions of 1848, Volume 2: Surveys From Exile, Volume 3: The First International and After

By Karl Marx

Edited by David Fernbach

Published 4 October 2010

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EVENTS:

V40/MARX’S POLITICAL WRITINGS IN 1970 AND 2010

To celebrate its 40th anniversary, Verso is publishing new editions of Marx’s Political Writings. Join us at the Marx Memorial Library to launch the books with a talk from the editor, David Fernbach, on editing Marx in 1970 and 2010.

Wednesday 10 November, 7-8.30pm, Marx Memorial Library, 37a Clerkenwell Green, London, EC1R ODU

Admission is FREE, all welcome.

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Karl Marx was not only the great theorist of capitalism, he was also a superb journalist, politician and historian. In these brand-new editions of Marx’s Political Writings we are able to see the depth and range of his mature work from 1848 through to the end of his life, from the Communist Manifesto to The Class Struggles in France and The Critique of the Gotha Programme. Edited and introduced by David Fernbach, with a foreword by Tariq Ali.

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Karl Marx studied law and philosophy at the universities of Bonn and Berlin, completing his doctorate in 1841. Expelled from Prussia in 1844, he took up residence first in Paris and then in London where, in 1867, he published his magnum opus Capital. A co- founder of the International Workingmen’s Association in 1864, Marx died in London in 1883.

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Volume 1: The Revolutions of 1848

ISBN: 978 1 84467 603 3/ £12.99 / 400 pages

Volume 2: Surveys from Exile

ISBN: 978 1 84467 607 1/ £12.99 / 400 pages

Volume 3: The First International and After

ISBN: 978 1 84467 605 7/ £12.99 / 400 pages

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For more information and to buy:

http://www.versobooks.com/books/486-the-revolutions-of-1848

http://www.versobooks.com/books/489-surveys-from-exile

http://www.versobooks.com/books/488-the-first-international-and-after

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Karl Marx

KARL MARX: A BIBLIOGRAPHIC AND POLITICAL BIOGRAPHY

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Frank Thomas Walker (1918-1996) had a lifetime interest in Karl Marx. During his working years he would spend most of his leisure time reading, researching and writing about Marx and he continued with this interest after his retirement. He continued to revise and add to his research until his death.

Living in London until 1976, Frank was a well known visitor in many libraries including the Marx Memorial Library in Clerkenwell where he spent many hours. He also frequented the many second hand bookshops throughout London including the bookstalls in Farringdon Road (now gone) and he was able to build up a large library of books and other materials to aid his research. He engaged the assistance of his family to obtain access to and photocopies of additional materials from library resources around the country and abroad, and he made effective use of his membership of the British Library. He corresponded with like minded individuals in Germany, France and Italy to further his research.

Frank appreciated that he needed to be able to read the literature not only published in English but also that published in French, German and Russian and, like Marx, taught himself these skills. His library of well over 3000 items, contained books, journals, copies of letters, and pamphlets in all these languages and formed the basis for his research materials. His library was split up when sold after his death.

This book was written by Frank over many years and revised by him several times. He never felt it was finished and never looked to publish it during his lifetime. Whilst pertinent personal information is included, the biography concentrates on Marx’s writings, his contemporary radical thinkers and activists, and his influence on the main political events happening in Europe during his lifetime. Some of the information contained within should be familiar to readers already knowledgeable about Marx, but there will also be fresh gems of information and interpretations of events that will add to the knowledge of Marxist scholars everywhere.

The actual manuscript was in the form of typewritten sheets with a large number of hand written amendments and additions and it has taken a long time for a publishable version to be prepared. At last it is complete and all Frank’s research can now be accessed by academics and anyone with an interest in Marx. This work will be welcomed by everyone interested in Marx’s life, work and times and would be a useful addition to many libraries. It has been published as an e-book on CD-ROM, 2009, 410 pages.

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Marx Memorial Library

Spring 2009 Lecture Series

 

Marx and the Environment

 

 

9th February 09: Limits to Growth in the Economy

 

David Leal will consider the consequences of world-wide capitalist collective labour – immensely productive but immensely energy consuming – and ask whether we are still confident that technological advances are making socialism and abundance possible.

 

 

23rd February 09: Marxism and Ecology

 

David McLellan will discuss whether Marxism and ecology are incompatible or whether, on the contrary, Marxism can contribute to solving the most important crisis facing our world.

 

 

9th March 09: China: Facing the Green Challenge

 

Jenny Clegg will discuss the challenges facing China as it sets out to achieve a greener development – challenges both at the local levels and in the international context where it finds itself engaged in a trial of strength with the US over the renewal of the Kyoto Protocol.

 

 

23rd March 09: Marx on Nature and Human Nature

 

Lawrence Wilde starts from the point that the young Marx considered himself to be both a humanist and a naturalist – and these positions are hugely relevant to the dilemmas facing us under late capitalism.

 

 

All lectures begin at 7pm

Admission £1, Concessions 50p

 

Marx Memorial Library, 37a Clerkenwell Green, London, EC1R 0DU.  Nearest tube: Farringdon. Buses: 63, 55, 243.

 

Tel. 020 7253 1485   email: info@marx-memorial-library.org

Website: http://www.marx-memorial-library.org

 

 

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