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1. Rate of profit, overaccumulation and indebtedness: the causes of the crisis

Michael Roberts, Slideshow

Michael Roberts, “Tendencies, triggers and tulips” (Paper)

Michael Roberts, “Tendencies, triggers and tulips” (Blog post reporting on the seminar)”


2. The power of financial capital and its links with productive capital.

François Chesnais, Slideshow

François Chesnais, “The power of financial capital and its links with productive capital”


3. The strategies of the ruling class and the “austeritarian” program in Europe

Cedric Durand, Slideshow: “Struggles from above: The strategies of the ruling class and the ‘austeritarian’ program in Europe”


4. How to confront financial power. The debate around debt annulations and euro-exit.

Ozlem Onaram, Slideshow

Özlem Onaran, “An internationalist transitional program towards an anti-capitalist Europe: A Reply To Costas Lapavitsas”

What to do about the debt and the euro? A Manifesto


5. Crisis, development and new models in Latin America

Claudio Katz, Slideshow

Claudio Katz, “Lecture: Crisis, development and new models in Latin America”

Claudio Katz, Dualities of Latin America, Part I

Claudio Katz, Dualidades de América Latina, I, II y III


6. Strength and fragility of the new emerging economies: a disconnection of the center and the periphery? The case of Brazil.

Rosa Marques, Slide show

Rosa Marques “Fictitious Capital and Foreign Capital in Brazil” Rosa Maria Marques and Paulo Nakatani


7. The case of China: a changing role in the world economy.

Ricardo Molero, Slideshow

Ricardo Molero, “Karl Polanyi in Beijin”

“Control of Agricultural Prices, Rural-Urban Migration and Primary Distribution: Reasons behind Inequality in China, 1978-2007”


8. The world car industry in the crisis.

Jean-Claude Vessilier, Slideshow

Jean-Claude Vessilier, “Globalization automobile industry in 2013” (abstract)

Jean-Claude Vessilier, “La mondialisation de l´industrie automobile en 2013”


9. Considering the main tendencies of the capitalism in the crisis: what can we say of a post-crisis capitalism?

Michel Husson, “A long lasting chaos”

Daniel Tanuro, “Transition énergétique et alternative anticapitaliste” (Slideshow)


10. Which emergency program for an anticapitalist exit of the crisis? What do we stand for?

Eric Toussaint, “Europe Emergency programme for the crisis”


11. Other documents

Henri Wilno, “Some questions about the crisis”

Henri Wilno, “Quelques questions sur la crise”

Henri Wilno “Sur l´union européenne et la sortie de l´euro”

Jørgen C-J., “The time constants of capitalism”, Appendix



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The latest issue of Public Service Review: Europe (Issue 24) is now online.

The impressive foreword is by President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz discussing European integration and later articles cover in-detail key public policy areas such as finance, defence, education, culture, regional policy, transport. The section Environment, Agriculture and Energy opens with Janez Potoènik’s assessment of positive outcomes from Rio+, followed by in-depth coverage of environment, agriculture, energy and maritime issues.

In addition, Health is represented by a number of searching articles on oncology, women and children’s health, ageing and elderly care, nursing and mental health. The exciting Research, Innovation and Science section begins with Director General of the EC’s Joint Research Centre Dominique Ristori who advocates the power of science for a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy. There is stimulating and broad content under this heading – Research, Innovation and Science – including digital agenda, eHealth, neuroscience, engineering, space, chemistry and social sciences, as well as focuses on European countries such as Lithuania, Italy, Spain and the Czech Republic.

Below you will find links to relevant sectors in the publication as well as a key article within each. Please click the respective sector links for more editorial articles. We hope that you will enjoy reading the issue…

Special Feature

Framework for the future
European Commissioner for Financial Programming and Budget Janusz Lewandowski tells Editor Jonathan Miles how the EEU’s draft budget is innovative yet responsible…

Losing currency?
The UK must remain a key player in efforts to solve the euro crisis, warns Lord Lyndon Harrison, Chairman of the EU Sub-Committee on Economic and Financial Affairs…

A social shift
Northern Ireland Finance Minister Sammy Wilson considers the finance priorities for the social economy and the funding opportunities in the sector…

Liberating Lithuania
Lithuanian Minister of National Defence Rasa Juknevièienë details why the independence afforded by smart and green energy production will aid their defence policy agenda…

Education and Skills
Graduating for growth
The Northern Ireland Executive’s Minister for Employment and Learning Dr Stephen Farry describes the significance of its first higher education strategy…

Strong languages
Bernadette Holmes, President of the Association for Language Learning, calls for a new paradigm for economic and social recovery in the EU…

Special Focus: Education in Sweden
Learning without limits
European universities have much to gain by affording students from further afield the same opportunities as those from Europe, believes Tautgirdas Ruzgas, of Malmö University…

Culture, Arts and Heritage
Culture club
Director General for Education, Training, Culture and Youth Jan Truszczyñski outlines how the European Commission is promoting the continued circulation of works of culture…

Regional Policy
Pushing funding further
Is England getting the maximum benefit from ERDF? Clive Betts, Chair of the Communities and Local Government Committee of the House of Commons, investigates…

A sobering thought
Chief Superintendent Pasi Kemppainen, President of the European Traffic Police Network TISPOL, shares new thinking in protecting Europe’s roads from drink-drivers…

International Development

From strategy to strength
Minister of International Development Heidi Hautala highlights Finland’s commitment to meeting MDG and ODA targets, and why she believes smart aid is based on human rights…

Industry and Entrepreneurship
Visitors welcome
Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the European Commission, discusses efforts to maintain Europe’s place as the world’s leading tourist destination…

Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
Renewed and improved
Northern Ireland Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland outlines his ambitions to take regeneration and housing projects in the country to an even higher level…

Health and Safety
Safer together
Christa Sedlatschek, Director of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, explains why collaboration in risk prevention makes businesses more competitive…

Environment, Agriculture and Energy
Emissions controlled?
European Environment Agency’s Climate Change Analyst Ricardo Fernandez provides insight into the changing levels of greenhouse gas emissions in the EU…

Health and Social Care
A state of transformation
Edwin Poots, Minister for Health, Social Services and Public Safety in Northern Ireland, outlines his department’s plans to develop services that have the individual at their heart…

Research, Innovation and Science
From potential to policy
Dominique Ristori, Director-General of the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre, advocates the power of science for a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy…




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International Research Journal of Arts and Social Sciences

International Research Journal of Arts and Social Sciences (IRJASS)

The International Research Journal of Arts and Social Sciences (IRJASS) is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal that is published monthly by International Research Journals ( IRJASS is dedicated to increasing the depth of the subject across disciplines with the ultimate aim of expanding knowledge of the subject.

Editors and Reviewers

IRJASS is seeking energetic, qualified and high profile researchers to join its editorial team as editors, sub-editors or reviewers. Kindly send your resume to:

Call for Research Articles

IRJASS will cover all areas of the subject. The journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence, and will publish:

* Original articles in basic and applied research
* Case studies
* Critical reviews, surveys, opinions, commentaries and essays

We invite you to submit your manuscript(s) to: for publication. Our objective is to inform authors of the decision on their manuscript(s) within four weeks of submission. Following acceptance, a paper will normally be published in the next issue. Guide to authors and other details are available on our website:

One key request of researchers across the world is unrestricted access to research publications. Open access gives a worldwide audience larger than that of any subscription-based journal and thus increases the visibility and impact of published works. It also enhances indexing, retrieval power and eliminates the need for permissions to reproduce and distribute content. IRJASS is fully committed to the Open Access Initiative and will provide free access to all articles as soon as they are published.

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Tega Dafinone
Editorial Assistant, International Research Journal of Arts and Social Sciences (IRJASS)




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Minor Compositions is launching a workers’ inquiry into the shaping of creative, cultural, and artistic labor in the metropolis.

We are currently searching for accomplices and comrades to take part and further develop this investigation. There is a description and more information below.

Stevphen Shukaitis

The Metropolitan Factory: making a living as a creative worker

Short survey on creative labor here:

Surviving as a cultural or artistic worker in the city has never been easy. Creative workers find themselves celebrated as engines of economic growth, economic recovery and urban revitalization even as the conditions for our continued survival become more precarious. How can you make a living today in such a situation? That is, how to hold together the demands of paying the rent and bills while managing all the tasks necessary to support one’s practice? How to manage the tensions between creating spaces for creativity and imagination while working through the constraints posed by economic conditions?

In a more traditional workplace it is generally easy to distinguish between those who planned and managed the labor process and those who were involved in its executions: between the managers and the managed. For creative workers these distinctions become increasingly hard to make. Today the passionate and self-motivated labor of the artisan increasingly becomes the model for a self-disciplining, self-managed labor force that works harder, longer, and often for less pay precisely because of its attachment to some degree of personal fulfilment in forms of engaging work. And that ain’t no way to make a living, having to struggle three times as hard for just to have a sense of engagement in meaningful work.

This project sets out to investigate how cultural workers in the metropolis manage these competing tensions and demands. The goal is to bring together the dispersed knowledges and experiences of creative workers finding ways to make a living in the modern metropolis. And by doing that to create a space to learn from this common experiences that often are not experienced as such while we work away in different parts of the city.

:: Minor Compositions ::
Autonomous Politics & Aesthetics in the Revolutions of Everyday Life




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Marxism Against Postmodernism in Educational Theory

Marxism Against Postmodernism in Educational Theory


One-Day Conference

Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies

University of Sunderland

Tuesday 17th April 2012

Confirmed keynote speakers: Martin Barker and Ros Brunt.

As the economy has become increasingly named in public debate as the capitalist economy and conventional explanations of the economic crisis and its various social and cultural manifestations seem less and less convincing, Marxism has once again become visible as a viable mode of critical analysis. The aim of the conference is to revive interest in Marxism in work in film, media and cultural studies.  The conference will include papers on ‘race’ and social class, ESPN, the journalism of Marx and Engels, Christianity, the cuts, the Black Panthers, rational optimism, Media and Cultural Studies, social class, hip hop, the current crisis, Batman, Jazz, Treasure Island, Godard, digital Marx.

£60 for full-time staff

£30 for students and part-time staff

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The International Research Journals (IRJ) is currently accepting manuscripts for publication. IRJ publishes high-quality solicited and unsolicited articles, in English, in all areas of Education. All articles published in IRJ will be peer-reviewed.

Our objective is to inform authors of the decision on their manuscript within five weeks of submission. Following acceptance, a paper will normally be published in the next available issue.

One key request of researchers across the world is open access to research publications. The International Research Journals is fully committed to providing free access to all articles as soon as they are published. We ask you to support this initiative by publishing your papers in this journal.

Instruction for authors and other details are available on our website Prospective authors should send their manuscript(s) to

Best regards,

Dr. Muhammad Sarwar
Education Research Journal
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The International Journal for Researcher Development is the first international journal devoted exclusively to the scholarship of researcher development. Its purpose is to further understanding of all aspects of  researcher development and related policy and practice across any sector and context, including conceptual issues such as what researcher development is, and (socio-)psychological an d socio-cultural issues, such as how it occurs. The interpretation of “researcher” is wide and includes research students and other early career researchers, established researchers, those for whom research is a component of their work, experienced and distinguished researchers, and those who aspire to be researchers.

Coverage Includes:

Original empirical research, conceptual analyses, policy analyses, and theoretical perspectives are discussed within the context of researcher development.

Key benefits:

– Two distinct journal sections: i) Research and Theory and ii) Researcher Development in Practice ensure that the understanding of all aspects of researcher development and related policy and practice across all sectors and context is covered

– A transparent and stringent peer review ensures that articles are read and adjudicated by leading experts from around the world

– All research published has strong implications for the workplace.

Submit a paper:

Submissions to the International Journal for Researcher Development are made using ScholarOne Manuscripts, the online submission and peer review system. Registration and access are available at:

Any questions can be sent to the Editor: Dr Linda Evans, Reader in Education, University of Leeds, UK


For full author guidelines and more information please see the journal homepage:

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Caroline Moors, Assistant Publisher / Assistant Commissioning Editor, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Tel: +44 (0) 1274 785267, Email:


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Studies in Transversality: Militant Research
Hosted by Micropolitics Research Group

Tuesday October 13th
PUBLIC LECTURE by Colectivo Situaciones (Buenos Aires)
17.00 – 19.00
Ian Gulland Lecture Theatre, Goldsmiths College

Wednesday October 14th
PUBLIC SEMINAR with A Traversad por la Cultura (Madrid), Colectivo Situaciones (Buenos Aires), Euromayday Hamburg, S.a.l.e. (Venice), Universidad Nomada (Barcelona),  and many others.
14.00 – 19.00
RHB room 342 (in red brick main building), Goldsmiths College

Studies in Transversality is a series of encounters between researchers, cultural workers, and organisers who are concerned with the contexts and consequences of their practices beyond their respective fields of specialisation, and who wish to open new lines of subjectivation.  This session is the first of the year and brings together the practices of Colectivo Situaciones (Argentina), and a number of groups who are researching and organising around questions of creative labour, knowledge production and contemporary social movements in the UK and Europe today. Working through the notion of militant research, the session aims to examine the separations between university based academic research, cultural workers, and activists, the reason why these separations exist, and to share the working  methods of these groups.

About Militant Research
Militant research is a concept-tool that works on the premise that all interpretation of the world is linked to some kind of action. Related to practices of co-research and institutional analysis, militant research proposes that all new knowledge production affects and modifies the bodies and subjectivities of those who have participated. Rather than use research as a tool to categorise and separate knowledge from practice, militant research operates transversally, becoming part of the process that organises relationships between bodies, knowledge, social practices and fields of action.

See Marta Malo de Molina’s two recent articles on militant research at:

Colectivo Situaciones is a collective based in Buenos Aires. Emerging from Argentina’s radical student milieu in the mid 1990s, they have developed a long track record of intervention in Argentine social movements, including work with the unemployed workers’ movement of Solano, HIJOS, the organization of the children of the disappeared during the dictatorship and Creciendo Juntos, an alternative school run by militant teachers. Their books and pamphlets are dialogues with social movements, activists and many other groups, and explore the question of power, tactics of struggle, and how to think about revolution today. In addition to their publishing work, they are also working in a collectively run, alternative school. In a note printed on the back of many of their books, they describe their work as follows: 

…we intend to offer an internal reading of struggles, a phenomenology and a genealogy, not an “objective” description. It is only in this way that thought assumes a creative, affirmative function, and stops being a mere reproduction of the present. And only in this fidelity with the immanence of thought is it a real, dynamic contribution.

For published texts in Spanish and English, see:

About Micropolitics Research Group
The Micropolitics Research Group investigates the forces and procedures that entangle artistic production and the flexible subjectivities of its producers into the fabric of late capitalism. Based primarily in London, the group carries out analysis of issues ranging from the production of subjectivity in creative work, diplomacy, institutional analysis, radical pedagogy and concrete situations of free labour, ‘carrot work’, and creative industry.


Goldsmiths College, University of London, Lewisham Way, New Cross, SE14 6NW
New Cross or New Cross Gate RAIL, or buses: 21, 53, 453, 171, 172, 36, 436
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This event is supported by: London Centre for Arts and Cultural Exchange, Goldsmiths Department of Art Research Support Award, and Goldsmiths College Research and Knowledge Transfer Award

Stevphen Shukaitis
Autonomedia Editorial Collective

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