Trade is a vital part of the neoliberal economic, political and ideological regime that now dominates the world economy and most national states.
Fighting global capitalism
Michael Heinrich’s book, An Introduction to the Three Volumes of Karl Marx’s Capital, (Monthly Review Press 2012) is a lucid and refreshing theoretical interpretation of Marxist political economy.
The claim and counter claim as to who is to blame for the “horse meat scandal” is a smokescreen. The big retailers, the multi-nationals, the international agri-businesses all know they are to blame!
There is no definitive Marxist assessment of the current economic crisis or of the period leading up to it, but there is a vibrant debate among Marxists trying to grapple with the underlying causes of
International Community Centre, Mansfield Road, Nottingham
Public meeting with Theodora Polenta (Greek socialist and writer for Solidarity).
Organised by Workers' Liberty Nottingham
Bank of England, central London
Over the last week across London there has been a series of demonstrations and protests against the policies and programs implemented by the G20 leaders.
We are taking to the streets to express our compassion with the family of Ian Tomlinson who tragically died during the 1 April protests at the Bank of England. We are calling for an independent public inquiry into the instances of police violence that occurred though out the week and to establish to true circumstances of his death.
We wish to communicate our disgust and anger at the violent and brutal policing of the G20 demonstrations.
The press once again created an atmosphere of fear and violence in the lead up to the protests, preemptively justifying the police violence that occurred. They also misreported and lied about the circumstances of the tragedy. We recognise that for many communities the reality of police violence is a daily occurrence. The demonisation of communities, like the demonisation of protesters makes police violence seem normal.
As the crisis deepens and continues there will be increased resistance - from factory occupations to demonstrations, strikes and people coming together on the streets. We need to speak out now the right to defend our freedom to protest, our communities and our dignity.
The Calthorpe Arms, 252 Grays Inn Road, Kings Cross London
A London Workers' Liberty forum
As you watch the Olympic spectacular in August, spare a thought for the workers on Beijing's Olympic construction sites, working for about US$5 a day, under terrible conditions. These workers are part of a hundred of millions-strong workforce that has the potential to transform the country - to overturn a political system that tortures and imprisons its opponents and an economic and social system that rests on super-exploitation.
After decades of economic growth at around 10% a year, the Chinese working class has grown enormously, many millions are migrant workers in China's major cities, as well as migrants who have left China seeking a better life. Not working-class organisation and struggle is on the rise. How long before the Chinese working class discovers the militant traditions of its past, before it was crushed by the Stalinist regime?
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Rostock and Heiligendamm, Germany
Rostock and Heiligendamm, Germany
Occupy the Democratic Party? No Way!
Dan La Botz, November 22, 2011
Why should Marxists want to narrow our appeal to 'the workers', enrolling people from other classes only to the extent that they rally behind the working class?