Anti-Capitalism

No Sweat forum with Michael Albert

Date: 
22 October, 2010 - 21:00 - 23:30
Location: 

Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, London

Description: 

In a rare visit from the USA, Michael Albert, author of ‘ParEcon: Life After Capitalism’, 'Realizing Hope: Life Beyond Capitalism' and co-editor and co-founder of the influential US publication ‘Z Mag’, will deliver an introductory overview of the theory and practice he has developed over 30 plus years of activism.

Drawing on his own experiences and extensive knowledge he will address the key problems facing the revolutionary left today and suggest solutions for more effective organising.

An activist from No Sweat will introduce the talk and discuss experiences in the anti-capitalist movement in Britain.

‘ParEcon: Life After Capitalism’, 'Realizing Hope: Life Beyond Capitalism' is available from Housmans Bookshop here:
http://bit.ly/92bRLN

AWL London forum: Greece - is workers' power on the agenda?

Date: 
20 May, 2010 - 21:30 - 23:00
Location: 

Lucas Arms, 245a Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8QZ (5 mins walk from King's Cross station)

Description: 

Faced with a massive financial crisis, Greece's Labour-equivalent PASOK government responded by attempting to force through savage cuts and austerity measures aimed to make the working class pay for the capitalist crisis. Greek workers have responded with massive general strikes, accompanied by huge social upheaval on the streets.

How can we support Greece's workers? What are the economics behind the crisis? And is workers’ power a real possibility?

Martin Thomas will speak for the AWL and Greek Marxist economist Costas Lapavitsas has also been invited.