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JOHN WEEKS RECORDING, CAPITAL VOLUME II AND MORE: KING’S COLLEGE LONDON READING CAPITAL SOCIETY

King’s College London Reading Capital Society

October 14th 2010
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1) John Weeks Recording:

Around 70-80 people came to King’s last Monday evening for John Weeks’ very interesting talk on ‘Capital, Exploitation and Economic Crises’. For those who weren’t able to come, there is a recording of the talk
here: http://rapidshare.com/files/424492618/JohnWeeks_11Oct2010.mp3

A copy of John’s PowerPoint presentation will also be available soon on http://kclreadingcapital.blogspot.com

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2) Volume II of Capital:

The Reading Group continues this year with Volume II of Marx’s Capital. Although, as Engels pointed out, Volume II does not contain ‘much material for agitation’, in describing the process by which the total social capital is reproduced and circulated, it occupies a crucial place in Marx’s analysis of the capitalist mode of production. Volume II, centred around the market-place, explains not how value and surplus-value are produced, but how they are realised.

For our first session, Nicholas Beech, a PhD student from UCL, will be presenting a short introduction followed by a discussion on Ernest Mandel’s Introduction to the Penguin edition of Volume II.

Monday 25th October

6pm
Strand Building, Room tbc
King’s College London

N.B. We will be reading the Introduction to Vol.II by Ernest Mandel for this meeting.

Facebook event at: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=116271315100098

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3) Reading Marx:

A number of people have expressed an interest in attending one-off sessions around shorter works by Marx, such the Communist Manifesto, the Paris Manuscripts, etc. If you would like to take part in such sessions please contact us on usual email address kclreadingcapital@gmail.com
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Also if you would like to be put in touch with others interested in reading Volume I of Capital likewise please email.

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Regards,
KCL Reading Capital

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CAPITALISM, EXPOLITATION AND ECONOMIC CRISES

King’s College London Reading Capital Society presents….

‘Capital, Exploitation & Economic Crises’

A talk by John Weeks, author of the seminal work ‘Capital and Exploitation’ (re-written and soon to be republished as ‘Capital, Exploitation & Economic Crises’), who will trace a path from Marx’s analysis of commodities to the capitalist crisis of the twenty-first century.

Mon 11th Oct 2010
6.30pm
Room K4U.12, Strand Campus
King’s College London

The current economic crisis is the worst since the depression of the 1930s. Mainstream economics has failed to account for this disastrous collapse of financial assets, which required massive state intervention throughout the capitalist world. Karl Marx did anticipate this type of financial collapse, arguing that it was a product of the ‘fetishism of commodities’ inherent in the capitalist mode of production.

All welcome. Please see John’s website for further background reading – www.jweeks.org

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