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Tony Norfield will be giving a lecture next week at King’s College, London, on Wednesday 8 February.
The session is from 6pm to 8pm, and is part of a series of seminars at King’s on Contemporary Marxist Theory.
The seminars are open to the public, but arrive in time to get signed in if you want to attend.
342N Norfolk Building (entrance on Surrey St)
King’s College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS
This paper discusses how the financial system both expresses and reinforces the power of major countries. Developing Marx’s theory by examining bank credit creation, bond and equity markets, the paper shows how what Marx called the ‘law of value’ is modified by the evolution of finance. To understand imperialism today, one has to recognise how financial markets help the centralisation of ownership and control of the world economy. They are also an important way in which the US and the UK siphon off the world’s resources. The question of Brexit and the City of London is also discussed.
To read about it, go here.
I’ve written about this over on Redline. See: Labour receives massive drubbing in southern Irish general election
Folks may be interested in this – Connolly is relevant all over the world!
It’s with great sadness we learned of the death of Peggy O’Hara. Peggy was a principled republican to the end. She saw no reason to bend to the wind – let alone hot air – of Provisional nonsense which pretended they hadn’t been beaten and co-opted. She saw no reason to sell out her principles for some crumbs from the table of British imperialism.
We’ll write a proper obit to her in due course.
We’ve got up a piece on Redline, putting these in context: http://rdln.wordpress.com/2013/04/16/redline-email-discussion-reactions-to-boston-bombing-atrocity/