In the second of three presentations held at Communist University, Hillel Ticktin speaks about the economic crisis in historical perspective.
A panel discussion with Mike Macnair (CPGB); Moshe Machover (Israeli socialist) and Hillel Ticktin (editor of Critique) held at Communist University 2010.
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)
Critique editor Hillel Ticktin opens up his series of three lectures on the capitalist crisis with a discussion of Marxist theories of crisis in order to establish their strengths and shortcomings.
A panel debate on the origins, social form and nature of the medieval Rus between:
Mike Macnair (CPGB)
Hillel Ticktin (editor of Critique)
Boris Kargalitsky (Institute of globalisation studies, Moscow)
Critique editor Hillel Ticktin discusses the dynamics bheind the current capitalist crisis and why they are different to previous downturns.
Critique editor Hillel Ticktin looks at the different straategies being proposed by different sections of the capitalist class and looks at what sort of capitalism we can expect to live under following this epochal crisis of capitalism.
Speakers: Simon Pirani, Hillel Ticktin (Critique) and Russian Marxist Boris Kagarlitsky. This video was taken at the Communist Party of Great Britain’s annual school, the Communist University, which took place from August 9 – 16 2008 in south London.