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Critique started in May 1973. It was announced at the first national conference at Imperial College, a conference addressed among others by Ernest Mandel, Ralph Miliband and Hillel Ticktin. Some 500 people attended. The first issue had a print run of 2500 which quickly sold out. The issues of the 70s used to sell around 4-5000 copies very largely in bookshops in the UK, the Continent of Europe and the USA. As the USSR began to mutate the focus of the journal changed to a critique of capitalism. Throughout its focus remained on political economy and the need to reinvigorate Marxism given its Stalinist degradation.
As the first Virtual Special Issue of Critique, we have selected articles which have either formed the basis of the work of the journal or which complement it. In the first instance Critique sought to develop a more credible modern Marxist theory of the USSR and of the Cold War. With that it needed to update the theory of a socialist/Communist society. In turn, the journal turned to a critique of existing Marxist theory of capitalism and so to the question of decline and to finance capitalism. read full story / add a comment
Comrades & friends, Please e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org addressed to Ambassador: Mr. Carlos Eugenio Garcia de Alba at the Mexican Embassy, Dublin. Protesting against these killings and to demand that his government bring the culprits to justice. The CPI has also send a message of solidarity to our sister organisation in Mexico asking them to pass on our sincere condolences to the families of our murdered comrades.
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international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Wednesday July 24, 2013 22:11 by Padddy Hackett 16 comments (last - monday august 12, 2013 19:50)
Neither public nor private debt is the problem. Instead public/private debt is a product of the problem of profitability. Because of the lack of profitability debt has ballooned thereby reinforcing the problem.
For capitalism to economically recover a very deep depression involving massive reductions in the value of labour power and social welfare spending is a necessity. The only other (authentic) option is global communist revolution.
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This interesting article from the WSM was sparked by the recent protest against the G8 in June in Fermanagh but makes a broad analysis of the anti-globalisation / anti-captialism movement of the past 15 years from Seattle where Indymedia was born up to the present day and an analysis of the Arab Spring and the protest in places like Spain, Greece and Turkey. read full story / add a comment
The latest edition of the Weekly Worker is now available on the CPGB website at www.cpgb.org.uk/home/weekly-worker/971
In this week's issue:
SWP: HOW DID THIS BLOODY MESS COME TO PASS? Marxism, the annual school of the SWP, saw a revamped opposition, reports Mark Fischer
DEMOCRATIC CENTRALISM: THE GENIE AND THE BOTTLE If you can loosen SWP restrictions on free debate on one occasion, asks Peter Manson, why not do so permanently? read full story / add a comment
national / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Thursday July 18, 2013 18:57 by R.Ascal 1 comment (last - thursday july 18, 2013 20:52)
Recent hysteria in the corporate media has exposed a growing fear in the capitalist establishment at the rise of socialist republicanism in Ireland,
The latest example follows a protest outside Leinster House in Dublin, called to demand the Jailing of Ireland's Bankers when a group of anti- austerity protestors confronted Labour minister for communications, Pat Rabbitte.
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national / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Tuesday July 16, 2013 16:14 by Towards A Socialist Republic 4 comments (last - tuesday july 16, 2013 21:55)
The question on the lips of many people who have attended the recent anti- austerity protests in Ireland is ‘where are the masses?’ Some who have taken to the streets have been disappointed by the numbers turning out, comparing Irish protests to those in Greece or Turkey and have begun to ask ‘why aren’t the Irish people fighting back?’ read full story / add a comment
national / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Monday July 15, 2013 21:18 by R.Ascal 1 comment (last - tuesday july 16, 2013 09:15) 2 images 1 video file
In many countries fighting for national liberation, the revolutionary forces are coordinated by a 'broad front'. Throughout history, coalition's of anti- imperialist groups have come together to wage a revolutionary class war that seeks to end the exploitation of the working class and establish socialism.
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national / anti-capitalism / feature Wednesday July 10, 2013 22:19 by dave 124 comments (last - friday february 20, 2015 08:44) 2 images 1 video file
People are getting fed up. We have had the Anglo Tapes released and the government decides to go after the whistle blower instead. Since 2008 unemployed has risen to 14% and it would be a lot higher only that 40,000 people are leaving the country every year. The government job initiative is welfare for business interests and as described here is a scam. It is time to high light this even though many have known it for months. It seems like everytime I view the FAS website more and more real jobs are disappearing from it and being replaced with free labour internships. When I search for specific sectors now all I seem to find are internships. This scheme is absolutely sickening me as it has potentially destroyed several thousand entry level jobs. I can't believe that Joan Burton and the Labour Party have completely ruined the youth labour market with a scheme which is:
-replacing real paid jobs with "internships"
-exploiting the jobless
-wasting tax-payer money to provide companies with free labour
-putting underqualified/inexperienced/unvetted people in jobs with far too much responsibility(working with kids etc...)
-distorting our unemployment figures
-putting existing paid jobs at risk
-being used to makeup for a shortfall of skills in the public service due to the recruitment embargo read full story / add a comment
New book entitled 'Let us Rise!' on the 1913 Dublin Lockout including essay on role of women, the solidarity effort in Britain, the revolutionary aftershock and a response by Joe Higgins TD to Jack O'Connor's Larkin graveside speech
Official Launch Monday 15th July 6:30pm Gutter Bookshop, Cow Lane, Temple Bar
Commenting on the imminent launch of Let us Rise! which will be available from all good bookshops from next week Joe Higgins TD said:
“This book commemorates the immortal 1913 Dublin Lockout. This struggle, with brilliant leaders like Jim Larkin and James Connolly, heralded the emergence of the working class as the key social and political force. It ushered in a decade of struggle which could have changed the course of Irish history.
“This period is rich in lessons for working class people today. The struggle waged in 1913 is a beacon that can shine a bright light on the way forward, if its lessons are fully absorbed.” read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / news report Tuesday July 09, 2013 23:24 by Rasher Ó Reilly 1 video file
OSSL claim that their company was a supplier to Shell in respect of the Corrib Gas Project. read full story / add a comment
Beyond Austerity: Unite pre-Budget seminar, July 11th
11 July 2013
Following a series of austerity Budgets which have shrunk the economy, reduced social protection benefits and cut workers' take home pay, the time has come to look Beyond Austerity - to examine the kind of Budget we need to stimulate the economy, put people back to work and give hope to households and local communities. In this pre-Budget seminar organised by Unite, a range of speakers will give their perspectives on Budget 2014. The event has been designed to maximise discussion and debate between the speakers and other participants.
The seminar will run from 9.30 am to 2 pm on Thursday, July 11th, in the Gresham Hotel, Dublin. The full programme is below. If you have already registered, we look forward to seeing you on the 11th; otherwise, please contact email@example.com to register. read full story / add a comment
In an interview with The Vast Minority, writer Paul Cudenec calls for anarchists to unite in "total opposition" to the global capitalist system. He says he is trying to unearth the primal force behind the philosophy and argues that anarchism has the potential to become a new "religion" for the current age. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / news report Tuesday June 25, 2013 21:32 by anonimo 1 comment (last - thursday june 27, 2013 12:47)
Convocação para solidariedade internacional! / Convocation for international solidarity! / Llamamiento a la solidaridad internacional! read full story / add a comment
What is Feminist Economics?
A talk by Conor McCabe followed by discussion. Open to all. Vegan Meals served from 7.30pm.
Seomra Spraoi,10 Belvedere Court, Dublin 1 Dublin
6.30 pm Wednesday, July 17.
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Issue 52 of
Red Banner: a magazine of socialist ideas
is out now, €2 / £1.50 from bookshops or the address above. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-capitalism / news report Monday June 17, 2013 16:16 by RNU PRO 5 comments (last - wednesday june 19, 2013 16:26) 5 images 1 video file
Peaceful protest attacked in Belfast. Martial Law Exposed! read full story / add a comment
Interesting and thought provoking post from the excellent zero hedge site making some interesting points about what being poor in the US entails and how the poor are hit disproportionately hard by the way our capitalist blood sucking institutions operate in today's society. Although the article is US centric, much of it also applies here in our society which has been largely colonised and diseased by american society and its "values" or lack therof read full story / add a comment
RNU take to the streets in protest at imposition of martial law. read full story / add a comment
Between 17th and 18th of June it’s starting again: The representatives of the eight strongest economic imperialist states meet for their yearly G8 summit. Since 1975, this meeting is organized every year, where head of states of Germany, the USA, Great Britain, Canada, Italy, France, Japan and Russia come together. read full story / add a comment