Capitalism's crisis: how do we organise?
Speakers: Ben Lewis | Hillel Ticktin | Chris Knight | Moshé Machover
Event: Communist University 2009
Capitalism is facing its greatest global crisis since the 1930s. It is quite clear that the ruling class currently has no strategy to deal with the crisis beyond 'muddling through'.
But what about our side - the working class movement internationally? Clearly, we face a crisis of our own with the workers' movement and the left are both in very weak positions globally.
What is to be done if we are to overcome this so that the working class can effectively fight back against the crisis and begin to re-articulate a serious international project to positively overcome a declining capitalist system synonymous with war, exploitation and ecological disaster?
This was the topic at the final session of the CPGB's annual school - the Communist University - which was held in London from august 8-15. Four speakers took part in a panel discussion:
Ben Lewis (CPGB)
Hillel Tickin (Editor, Critique)
Moshe Machover (Israeli socialist and founder of Matzpen)
Chris Knight (Radical Anthropology Group)