Tuesday 23 June 2009

Is Black and Red Dead? registration deadline!

"Between the 7th and the 9th of September 2009, the ASN and the PSA Marxism Specialist group are organising a joint conference on the intersections between Marxism and Anarchism over the past 150 years.

An academic confe rence organized and supported by the PSA Anarchist Studies Network, the PSA Marxism Specialist Group, Anarchist Studies, Capital & Class, Critique-Journal of Socialist Theory, Historical Materialism and Studies in Marxism.

Hosted By: The Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice University of Nottingham

"Crowned heads, wealth and privilege may well tremble should ever again the Black and Red unite!"

(Otto Von Bismark, upon hearing of the split in the First International)

What is the political relevance of the ideological labels "anarchist" and "Marxist" in the contemporary geo-political climate? Despite recurrent crisis, the costs typically borne by the people, neoliberal capitalism continues to colonize the globe in a never ending quest for profit and new enclosures. Meanwhile, an effective political response from the left to the wars, ecological destruction, financial collapse and social problems created by capital and state has so far failed to garner the widespread support and influence it needs. Indeed, the sectarianism of the left may well have contributed to this failure. Still, despite fracture, there have always been borrowings across the left."

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