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Main topic: Is it just the NHS that is in Crisis?
Several international reports have highlighted the growing crisis in the NHS with more threats looming. This needs serious examination but is it an isolated case? A discussion which will attempt to look at the bigger problem and how to solve it.
"How can workers fight exploitation today and prepare for the new society of tomorrow?"
Since the crisis of 2007 all sections of the working class have suffered cuts to their living standards. These have been enforced through wage freezes or wage cuts, new types of precarious employment which don’t guarantee hours of work, sick pay or holidays such as zero hours contracts and supposed self-employment in the “gig” economy. At the same time we suffer savage cuts in the social wage, cuts to benefits, health, education, pensions, social care etc. All this is to squeeze more unpaid work out of workers in a desperate attempt to raise profits. In London and elsewhere, recent months have seen struggles by cleaners, hotel workers and delivery drivers in the booming 'service sector'. How should revolutionaries respond to this fight-back?
Date: 18 March 2017
Time: 1400 hrs.
Venue: Lucas Arms, Grays Inn Road, WC1X 8QY (Nearest tube Kings Cross)
- MDF meeting Sheffield Sat Feb 25th.
Topic: ''The Robots are coming - Look Busy: Automation, Work, Class and Communism"*
The next Midlands Discussion Forum meeting is scheduled for Saturday 25 February 2017 between 2 and 6 pm upstairs at the Rutland Arms, 86 Brown Street, Sheffield S12BS, just a short walk from the central Railway and Bus stations. All welcome.
This discussion is likely to take a critical look at related ideas such as those in Paul Mason's book Post Capitalism who suggests that the new technology that capitalism produces can create a post capitalist society rather than just reform it. The working class has always been the main sufferer in the process of job loss and job creation that new technology brings - but can that technology really threaten capitalism itself or is it only the working class that can perform that task? New technology has always threatened the status quo and repeatedly generates rather idealistic notions such as the 'leisure society' or a society 'without labour' so does the advent of electronic robotic systems actually do away with workers and challenge the system of wage labour and profit creation? What is the impact of the internet and electronic systems produced by capitalism on the working class? What attitude should a communist society take to technologies produced within capitalism? Possible readings:
Worth picking out some of the linked texts in those threads even if you don't want to plough through the whole discussion.
Bordiga Beyond the Myth by Onorato Damen is now available in English translation (it already exists in Italian, French and Spanish). It contains 168 pages and includes 114 footnotes to guide English readers plus 4 appendices, one of which is the first full translation in English of Bordiga's famous letter to Karl Korsch. The price of £7.25 includes postage and packaging in the UK.
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For Communism An Introduction to the Politics of the ICT £3
Class Consciousness and Revolutionary Organisation The issue of “consciousness” is one of the most important for the working class and for revolutionaries. Our approach is unashamedly historical and attempts to draw out the real experience of the working class in its struggles of the last two centuries. 56pp £4
Trotsky, Trotskyism, Trotskyists How Trotsky, who made such an enormous contribution to revolutionary practice, ended up giving his name to a movement which returned to the counter-revolutionary errors of Social Democracy. £3
Stalin and Stalinism The lie that the former USSR was “really existing socialism” remains a potent weapon against the working class. This pamphlet not only examines the origins of the regime that emerged from the defeat of the October Revolution but also explains the motivations of Stalinism. £1
Holocaust and Hiroshima Examines how the nature of imperialist warfare comes to inflict mass murder on the world through an examination of these seminal events. 50p
Capitalism and the Environment (by Mauro Stefanini) Translated from Prometeo these articles were written some time ago but show that our late comrade was ahead of his time in analysing the unsustainability of capitalist production. £1
Spain *1934-39: From Working Class Struggle to Imperialist War* Reprint of key CWO articles long out of print and translations of contemporary documents from the Italian Left in exile. New introduction. £3
Platform of the Committee of Intesa 1925 (new edition) The start of the Italian Left’s fight against Stalinism as Fascism increased its grip. £3
South Africa’s New Turmoil An analysis of class relations in the period after the fall of apartheid thrown into relief by the strike wave which followed the Marikana massacres. £2
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An Introduction to the Politics of the Internationalist Communist Tendency
Party, Class and Soviets in the October Revolution
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