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Friday, September 17, 2010

ISJ Conference: Imperialism and Austerity

International Socialism journal presents a one day conference on the twin crises of the liberal world — the economic crisis and the crisis of imperialism.

Saturday 25 September, Glasgow
Western Infirmary Lecture Theatre, Glasgow University, G12 8QQ

9.30am - 5pm
Tickets £10 waged/£5 unwaged.
Contact Gregor on 07738 334724 for more details.
For transport information, call Ben: 07805 590391.


Chris Bambery (author, A Rebel's Guide to Gramsci, ISJ editorial board).

Alex Callinicos (Author, Bonfire of Illusions, Imperialism and Global Political Economy and editor of International Socialism).

Joseph Choonara (author, Unravelling Capitalism, ISJ editorial board).

Panos Garganas (editor of the Greek newspaper Workers' Solidarity).

Mike Gonzalez (author, Che Guevara and the Cuban Revolution, A Rebel's Guide to Marx, ISJ editorial board).

Jane Hardy (author, Poland's New Capitalism, ISJ editorial board).

Marnie Holborow (author, The Politics of English).

Boris Kagarlitsky (author, The Politics of Empire, The Twilight of Globalisation).

Richard Seymour (author, The Liberal Defence of Murder, The Meaning of David Cameron, ISJ editorial board).


The twin crises of the neoliberal world.
Imperialism contained? Russia and Latin America.
Racism, the far right and the crisis.
Finance humbled?
The struggle against austerity in Europe.

On the subject of the latter, check out material on the 'Eurozone Between Austerity and Default' here, while Stathis Kouvelakis‏ has an article on 'The Greek Laboratory: Shock Doctrine and Popular Resistance' in Monthly Review's MRzine.

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