Marxism and war

Socialists, imperialism and war

Date: 
17 October, 2012 - 19:30 - 21:00
Location: 

Kro Bar, Oxford Road, Manchester (opposite Manchester University Students' Union)

Description: 

Manchester AWL open discussion meeting.

Liverpool AWL: our remembrance - a working-class history of war

Date: 
28 October, 2010 - 22:00 - 23:30
Location: 

The Hub, Liverpool Guild of Students, 160 Mount Pleasant, L3 5TR

Description: 

The 20th century saw two world wars and countless others in which millions of people were sent to die. The beginning of the 21st suggests not a lot has changed. What do socialist say about war?

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Thirty five years after America's war

Author: 
Ira Berkovic

America’s war in Vietnam, and the international movements that sprung up in opposition to it, are central events in the history of 20th century radical politics. The events of that conflict continue to cast a long shadow over the contemporary left’s understanding of imperialist war. Looking back over a distance of 35 years, Vietnam still has a huge amount to teach us in terms of the nature of capitalist imperialism, the nature of Stalinism, and what kind of anti-war politics and movement socialists should aspire to fight for and build.

The Life and Death of Henk Sneevliet

Author: 
Max Shachtman and an unknown Dutch revolutionary socialist

Leon Trotsky once said that the small revolutionary movement he led was like the apex of an inverted social pyramid, upon which the whole weight of capitalist society pressed down. Hounded and murdered by fascists and Stalinists, the Trotskyists suffered terrible casualties during and immediately after the Second World War, all across Europe, from France to Greece. The politics of independent working class socialism, which the Trotskyists represented, was everywhere defeated.