Imperialism

"Capital, empire and revolution" conference

Date: 
9 October, 2004 - 12:00
Location: 

Birkbeck College, London

Description: 

As part of the preparation of the London European Social Forum, the journals HISTORICAL MATERIALISM and SOCIALIST REGISTER, as well as the ISAAC AND TAMARA DEUTSCHER MEMORIAL PRIZE COMMITTEE invite you to a two-day conference on ‘CAPITAL, EMPIRE AND REVOLUTION’ on Saturday 9 October – Sunday 10 October 2004, at Birkbeck College, London.

Speakers include : ELMAR ALTVATER, JOSEPH FRACCHIA, CHRIS ARTHUR, PATRICK MURRAY, LEO PANITCH, COLIN LEYS, VIVEK CHIBBER, MICHAEL DENNING, MICHAEL HEINRICH, PAUL MATTICK JNR., RICHARD WALKER, SUMIT SARKAR, GEORGE COMNINEL.

NEIL DAVIDSON AND BENNO TESCHKE will be delivering their ISAAC AND TAMARA DEUTSCHER MEMORIAL PRIZE LECTURES on the Saturday.

Other invited speakers include : DAVID MCNALLY, GERARD DUMENIL, MOISHE POSTONE, PATRICK BOND, ELLEN WOOD, PETER GOWAN.

If you would like to attend this conference, please register by sending your name by email to hm@lse.ac.uk.

As part of the preparation of the London European Social Forum, the journals HISTORICAL MATERIALISM and SOCIALIST REGISTER, as well as the ISAAC AND TAMARA DEUTSCHER MEMORIAL PRIZE COMMITTEE invite you to a two-day conference on ‘CAPITAL, EMPIRE AND REVOLUTION’ on Saturday 9 October – Sunday 10 October 2004, at Birkbeck College, London.

Libya, anti-imperialism, and the Socialist Party

WL3-34
Author: 
Sean Matgamna

This is a copy-edited and slightly expanded version of the printed text.

Click here for the debate on Libya of which this is part.
Click here to download the printed Workers' Liberty supplement as pdf.
Click here to download the text, as slightly edited and expanded, in pdf format.


Libya, anti-imperialism, and the Socialist Party
Did Taaffe equate the Libyan rebels with the Nicaraguan contras?
Anything other than "absolute opposition" means support?
Intellectual hooliganism and AWL's "evasions"
What is more important in the situation than stopping massacre?
Bishop Taaffe and imperialism
What is the "anti-imperialist" programme in today's world?
From semi-colony to regional power
Taaffe's record as an anti-imperialist
The separation of AWL and the Socialist Party
Militant in the mid 1960s
How did we come to break with Militant? Anti-union laws
What is a Marxist perspective?
Peaceful revolution
Our general critique of Militant's politics
"We can't discuss what Grant and Taaffe can't reply to"

The US in Iraq and union freedoms
Socialists and the European Union
Toadying to Bob Crow
Ireland: why socialists must have a democratic programme
Conclusion: Pretension
Postscript: Militant and the Labour Party, 1969-87 - a strange symbiosis

Reviews: John Palmer; SWP; Foley; Wates and Knevvit; Pauline Kael; Davis and Huttenback; Liebman; Marquand

Author: 
Martin Thomas; Clive Bradley; Stan Crooke; Neil Stonelake; Belinda Weaver; Rhodri Evans; Gerry Bates; Bryan Edmands

Martin Thomas reviews "Europe without America", by John Palmer.

Clive Bradley reviews "Revolutionary Rehearsals", published by the SWP's Bookmarks.

Stan Crooke reviews "Ireland, the case for British disengagement", by Conor Foley.

Neil Stonelake reviews "Community Architecture", by Nick Wates and Charles Knevvit.

Belinda Weaver reviews "State of the Art", by Pauline Kael.

Rhodri Evans reviews "Mammon and the Pursuit of Empire: the Political Economy of British Imperialism, 1860-1912", by Lance Davis, Robert Huttenback, and Susan Gray Davis.

Gerry Bates reviews "Leninism Under Lenin", by Marcel Liebman.

Bryan Edmands reviews "Thank you, Mr Moto", by John P Marquand.

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The battle for democracy in the Arab revolution

Author: 
Sean Matgamna

Sean Matgamna examines the prospects of the Arab Revolution, and compares it to certain events in recent history.

The Arab revolution, the inspiring mass popular movement for freedom and democracy, sweeping across the Middle East might be compared to the “Springtime of the Peoples”, in 1848, when mass popular revolution spread from France to Germany, then to other countries, such as Hungary and Italy.

Articles concerning the national question: Scotland, Ireland and Israel. From Workers' Liberty 8, October 1987

Author: 
AWL

A collection of articles and responses from Workers' Liberty 8, October 1987. Including Scottish devolution, the question of banning the Orange Order and a letter on Zionism and Israel by Tony Greenstein with a response from John O'Mahony.

Click here to download pdf.

Articles concerning the national question: Scotland, Ireland and Israel. From Workers' Liberty 8, October 1987

Author: 
AWL

A collection of articles and responses from Workers' Liberty 8, October 1987. Including Scottish devolution, the question of banning the Orange Order and a letter on Zionism and Israel by Tony Greenstein with a response from John O'Mahony.

Click here to download pdf.