[Marxism] 100th ANNIVERSARY OF WORLD WAR ONE: CRITIQUE CONFERENCE ON IMPERIALISM AND WAR

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Tue Apr 8 07:33:47 MDT 2014


100th ANNIVERSARY OF WORLD WAR ONE: CRITIQUE CONFERENCE ON IMPERIALISM 
AND WAR
This Friday/Saturday, 11/12 April, Thai Theatre, New Academic Building, 
London School of Economics, WC2A 3LJ (Holborn tube). For more info. see 
http://www.critiquejournal.net

Friday: 11:45am Bob Brenner: ‘The Causes of the Current Crisis’ & Hillel 
Ticktin: ‘The Importance of War in Maintaining Capitalism’, 2pm 
Guglielmo Carchedi & Michael Roberts: ‘The Falling Rate of Profit as the 
Cause of Crises’

Saturday: 10am Mick Cox: ‘Rethinking the Origins of WWI’, Mike Macnair: 
‘From anti-Imperialism to pro-Germanism’, 1pm Alex Marshall: ‘Lenin's 
Theory of Imperialism’ & Suzi Weissman: ‘Stalin’s Obsession with 
Trotsky’, 3pm Savas Matzas: ‘1914 - The Dawn of an Epoch of Wars and 
Revolutions’, Yassamine Mather: ‘WW1 and the Ottoman Empire’

We propose including the whole gamut of causes and consequences, given 
the extraordinary nature of the First World War - its mindless cruelty 
and destructiveness, on the one hand, but the fantastic explosion of 
working class revolution throughout Europe on the other. The ruling 
class was bent on compelling its citizens to fight to the last, for a 
cause which disappeared into the mist. Imperialism, which was a crucial 
underlying cause of the war, continues down to the present and 
conceptions of imperialism will be developed and discussed.

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'REAL WORLD WAR ONE' FREESCHOOL
Sunday 18 May
11.30am-5.30pm at No.88 Fleet Street, EC4 1DH (Blackfriars tube)

Sessions on:
WW1’s relevance today and why capitalism needs war.
Mutinies, women’s protests and revolutions.
Countering Cameron’s WW1 commemorations.
Putin, Ukraine and war today?

Please check this website in May for confirmation of the final 
programme: therealww1.wordpress.com







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