imperialism and the world today: 19th october london forum

29 09 2009

‘uncaptive minds’ public meeting hosted by The Commune

The next of our London forums will be looking at modern imperialism. The coming to power of the Obama administration in the United States has led many people to believe that there will be a change in American foreign policy: yet the western military presence in Central Asia and Latin America is set to increase; the Eastern European nuclear defence shield has been abandoned with the aim of securing Russian support against Iran; and the war in Afghanistan continues unabated.

19thoctober

What is the strategy of imperialist domination today? With the rise of China and India, are there one, two or many imperialisms? What forces really challenge imperialism? Join the debate with speakers:

Andy Higginbottom
Latin America solidarity activist

Marko Bojcun
Ukrainian Marxist and writer on Eastern Europe

From 7pm on Monday 19th October at the Lucas Arms, Grays Inn Road, near King’s Cross. See below for map, or email uncaptiveminds@gmail.com for more details.

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29 09 2009
c0mmunard

people may be interested in reading this article by Loren Goldner on imperialist rivalry in Europe and Asia:

http://home.earthlink.net/~lrgoldner/greatgame.html

and this, an article we have previously published on the politics and economics of Ukraine’s relationship to Russia

http://thecommune.wordpress.com/2009/05/14/an-unfinished-revolution-in-the-ukraine/

29 09 2009
David

Andy Higginbottom has suggested that people may be interested in the following texts:

Karl Marx, Capital Vol 1: The Process of Production of Capital
http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1867-c1/ch16.htm
http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1867-c1/ch17.htm
http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1867-c1/ch18.htm

Rosa Luxemburg, The Accumulation of Capital (1913)
http://www.marxists.org/archive/luxemburg/1913/accumulation-capital/ch29.htm
Chapter 29. the Struggle Against Peasant Economy
(especially second half on South Africa)

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism:
http://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1916/imp-hsc/ch04.htm
http://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1916/imp-hsc/ch08.htm




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