Histomat: Adventures in Historical Materialism

'Historical materialism is the theory of the proletarian revolution.' Georg Lukács

Sunday, April 29, 2018

International Socialism 158 and 159 now out

The latest issues of International Socialism is now out and also online - see here for more details and full contents, but highlights of issue 158 include Shirin Hirsch on Enoch Powell, Alex Callinicos on Karl Marx, Judy Cox on the fight for women's suffrage, Joseph Choonara on 'the political economy of a long depression', and material relating to 1968 on the fiftieth anniversary of 'the fire last time'...and highlights of issue 159 include a discussion of youth crime, class and capitalism, the recent UCU strikes, Prague 1968 among much else...

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Marx@200 / Marxism 2018

Marx@200: Marx and the World Today

Saturday 19 May, 1-6pm
Birkbeck, Malet St, London, WC1E 7HX

Karl Marx was born in Trier, in today's Germany, in 1818. He developed a groundbreaking analysis of capitalism and argued for a workers' revolution to overthrow it. His ideas, contained in works ranging from The Communist Manifesto to Capital, would change the world.

But Marx was not just a thinker for the 19th or 20th centuries. This one-day conference will discuss how Marx's theories can be developed in order to make sense of the world today and transform it.

Sessions include: 

  • Why Marx Matters: The Crises of Contemporary Capitalism
  • Marx, Nature and the Anthropocene
  • The Workers of the World Today
  • Trans Rights to #Metoo, the Fight Against Oppression
  • Marxism and Race: A Eurocentric Analysis? 
  • Karl Marx: A revolutionary for today

 Tickets are £6 waged/£3 unwaged - to book tickets see here

Marxism 2018 - a festival of socialist ideas - 5-8 July central London

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If you were excited by Jeremy Corbyn's election as Labour leader, horrified by Donald Trump, want to challenge racism and oppression, desire action over climate change or are looking for an alternative to austerity and war then Marxism Festival 2018 is the place for you. Thousands of activists, campaigners, trade unionists, students, writers and academics will come together at over 130 different meetings.

Speakers include Ilan Pappe, Ghada Khami, John Bellamy Foster, Janet Alder, Alex Callicos and many others... Go to here for more details