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PROPOSAL FOR PANELS ON MARXIST POLITICAL ECONOMY AT THE CONFERENCE OF THE AHE, FAPE AND IIPE – PARIS 5-8 JULY 2012

From the World Association for Political Economy (WAPE)

The World Association for Political Economy invites scholars of Marx and Marxism to submit papers on ‘Marxist political economy’ to be discussed at the forthcomingParisconference of the AHE, FAPE and IIPPE which will be held from 5th-8th July. This large conference of critical and heterodox economist is an excellent opportunity to develop, in discussion with Marxists and those interested in Marx’s ideas, knowledge and understanding of Marx’s ideas and their relevance in the current turbulent world economic situation.

Papers on any issue relevant to the topic ‘Marxist Political Economy’ are welcome. Abstracts of 500 words or less, with a title, indicative bibliography and the name and institutional affiliation of the author, should be submitted to Xiaoqing Ding at wape2006@gmail.com and to Alan Freeman at afreeman@iwgvt.org on or before 18th January.

Authors will be notified of acceptance for inclusion in the WAPE panels by 25th January. Any proposal not accepted can thus be sent to the organizers of theParisconference by their deadline of 31st January, to be considered for inclusion in the general conference.

WAPE seeks to collaborate with all those attending the conference who contribute in the general area of Marxist political economy, and invites those who have already submitted proposals to contact it, with a view to working to arrange joint panels.

WAPE, registered in Hong Kong, China, is an international academic organization founded on an open, non-profit, and voluntary basis by Marxian economists and related groups around the world. Its mission is to utilize modern Marxian economics to analyze and study the world economy, reveal the law of development and its mechanism, and offer proper policies to promote economic and social progress on the national and global level, so as to improve the welfare of all the people in the world. The last five WAPE forums were successively held in Shanghai, Shimane, Beijing, Paris, Suzhouand Amherstduring 2006-2011. The next conference is to be held in Mexico Cityfrom May 25th-27th 2012. For more information, see http://www.wrpe.org/

 

Regards

Alan Freeman (afreeman@iwgvt.org)

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MARXISM 2011 TIMETABLE

Central London 30 June – 4 July

Final timetable out now: www.marxismfestival.org.uk/2011/timetable.html

Book online: www.marxismfestival.org.uk/2011/bookonline.html

 

New speakers and sessions now confirmed:

* Kamal Abu Aita of the Egyptian tax collectors’ union will join the general secretary of the PCS civil service workers’ union Mark Serwotka and striking workers at the opening rally, which takes place on the evening of a day of coordinated strike action by up to a million workers

* Panos Garganas of the Greek Socialist Workers Party will speak on “Greece & the Eurozone Crisis”

* Laurie Penny (Meat Market: Female Flesh Under Capitalism) will join Nina Power (One Dimensional Woman) and Judith Orr (Sexism and the System) to discuss “Women, Class & Capitalism”

*Mireia Rosello of the Spanish “indignados” movement will join Sean Vernell of the lecturers’ UCU union to speak on “Youth, Anger and Revolution in Egypt, Spain, Britain…”

* Omar Bargouti, Mohammed Tonsi & Wassim Wagdy will participate on the panel “Eyewitnesses to the Arab Spring”

* Gilbert Achcar (The Arabs and the Holocaust and The Clash of Barbarisms) will debate Simon Assaf on the Libyan intervention

 

Other highlights:

* Owen Jones launches his acclaimed book Chavs: The Demonisation of the Working Class

* Terry Eagleton (Why Marx was Right) speaks on the Communist Manifesto

* John Bellamy Foster (The Ecological Rift) on “Marxism and Ecology”

* Tariq Ali speaks on “The Arab Intifada and American Power”

* Iain Sinclair (Hackney: That Rose-Red Empire) on “London and the Olympics”

* Graham Turner (No Way to Run an Economy) asks “Where is the Global Economy Going?”

* Peter Thomas (The Gramscian Moment) on “Gramsci and us: Building Socialist Hegemony Today”

* Danny Dorling launches Bankrupt Britain

* Alberto Toscano (Fanaticism: On the Uses of an Idea) on “University Struggles then and Now”

* Ben Fine (From Political Economy to Economics) on “Reading Marx’s Capital”

* Peter Hallward (Damming the Flood: Haiti, Aristide and the Politics of Containment) on “Marx against Fatalism”

* Owen Hatherley speaks on his book A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain

* Stuart Christie and Andy Durgan debate the Spanish Revolution

* Authors China Mieville and Max Schaefer discuss “Committed Fictions: Politics and Writing”

* Ronnie Kasrils launches The Unlikely Secret Agent

* Guglielmo Carchedi (Behind the Crisis) on “Marxism and Crisis Theory”

* Alex Callinicos (Bonfire of Illusions) on “Crisis and Revolution after the Arab Revolts”

* Istvan Meszaros (Beyond Capital) on “The Structural Crisis of Capitalism”

Join thousands of others at Europe’s biggest festival of radical ideas—featuring over 200 meetings, debates, film screenings, and musical performances.

For more go to: http://www.marxismfestival.org.uk

 

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‘I believe in the afterlife.

It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Human Herbs’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h7tUq0HjIk (live)

 

‘Maximum levels of boredom

Disguised as maximum fun’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLjxeHvvhJQ (live, at the Belle View pub, Bangor, north Wales)  

 

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