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Book Sale

Get your hands on Marxist classics, socialist histories and rare pamphlets

Saturday, 13 April 2024 - 11:00am
Marx Memorial Library & Workers' School, 37a Clerkenwell Green, London, EC1R 0DU
Contact
Email: m.jump@marx-memorial-library.org.uk
Phone: 02075231485

ONLINE & ONSITE LECTURE: The Labour Government of 1923-4: a constitutionalist takeover of a working class party

With Professor Mary Davis

Wednesday, 6 March 2024 - 7:00pm
Marx Memorial Library & Workers' School, 37a Clerkenwell Green, London, EC1R 0DU
Contact
Email: m.jump@marx-memorial-library.org.uk
Phone: 02075231485

This year marks the centenary of the first Labour Government. It was a minority government and lasted just nine months. Was it the product of a cunning Tory/Liberal plot or a wise decision by Labour to prove that it was ‘fit to govern’?

 

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ONLINE & ONSITE LECTURE: The Labour Governments 1974-76: challenging the rights of capital

With John McDonnell MP

Thursday, 14 March 2024 - 7:00pm
Marx Memorial Library & Workers' School, 37a Clerkenwell Green, London, EC1R 0DU
Contact
Email: m.jump@marx-memorial-library.org.uk
Phone: 02075231485

The Labour Manifesto of 1974 firmly places on the agenda the challenge to the distribution of power and wealth in this country that has reverberated through every political struggle since. Its ambition was the foundation stone for the left to build upon, becoming an inspiration for the radical 2017 and 2019 Labour manifestos.

 

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ONLINE & ONSITE LECTURE: Caste, Capitalism, and the State: Emerging Modalities of Power in India

With Dr Ravi Raman

Thursday, 21 March 2024 - 7:00pm
Marx Memorial Library & Workers' School, 37a Clerkenwell Green, London, EC1R 0DU
Contact
Email: m.jump@marx-memorial-library.org.uk
Phone: 02075231485

The purpose of this study is to explore three sets of relations. First, the history of the relationship between caste and corporate business, especially since Independence. The relationship between the corporate capital and the assembled groups—which include the corporate board members, the accountants and even the auditors is explored and it reveals that the choice is not purely economic, but rather a person;s ethnic background and social networks (see Munshi 2019: Dayanandan et al 2019; Dayanandan, Donker, and Nofsinger 2019). Second, the relationship between corporate capital and the Indian state, which exhibits persistence, conjunctures and disjunctures, is analysed.

The paper reinforces the hypothesis (Raman 2023) that the emerging modality of power in India is Corporate-Hindutva state: a mutually constituted form and substance that manifests as the interconstitutiveness of corporate and Hindutva identities and ideology, which appear to be more than just an alliance. In order to support the validity of the hypothesis further, it is specifically intended to address two questions: first, while mainstreaming business-government nexus has its roots in colonial times and has continued into the post-colonial and neoliberal eras with cascading effects, what is so unique about the emerging form of state power in India in terms of persistence, disjuncture and reinforcement? What intersection of business, caste, and politics does the Corporate-Hindutva-state reflect and what are its implications in terms of the livelihood and rights of the masses in this regard? How does the corporate Hindutva state reflect the evolving feature of India in terms of politics, religion and right-making/state making and its implications for the labouring poor?

Dr Raman is an Expert Member, Kerala State Planning Board. Recent and forthcoming publications include: Political Ecospatiality: Protests and Power in Kerala (Cambridge University Press) and Kerala, 1956 to the present, joint book with Tirthankar Roy (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2024)

2024 Marx Oration

Join us for the annual oration at Karl Marx's grave at Highgate Cemetery

Sunday, 17 March 2024 - 1:30pm
, Highgate Cemetery, London, N6 6PJ
Contact
Email: m.jump@marx-memorial-library.org.uk
Phone: 02072531485

The oration will be given by Lord John Hendy on the 40th anniversary of the 1984-85 Miners' Strike

 

 

ONSITE WORKSHOP - Drawing Club with Finsbury Library

The MML is hosting Finsbury Library's drawing club for a special session - all welcome!

Saturday, 16 March 2024 - 2:30pm
Marx Memorial Library & Workers' School, 37a Clerkenwell Green, London, EC1R 0DU
Contact
Email: m.jump@marx-memorial-library.org.uk
Phone: 02075231485

The "Not too Bad" drawing club will be hosted at the Marx Memorial Library (and we are incredibly chuffed!) - There will be a brief tour of the library and then we'll explore the archive collection of posters. A drawing session will follow with a close look at Soviet graphic design. Newcomers very welcome!

ONLINE LECTURE - Celebrating the Portuguese Revolution & its Lessons 50 Years on

With Albano Nunes - former International Secretary of the Portuguese Communist Party & Participant in the Portuguese Revolution of 1974

Wednesday, 10 April 2024 - 7:00pm
Marx Memorial Library & Workers' School, 37a Clerkenwell Green, London, EC1R 0DU
Contact
Email: m.jump@marx-memorial-library.org.uk
Phone: 02075231485

ONSITE FILM SCREENING: The 50th anniversary of the Portuguese Revolution Reminiscing and Celebrating the 25th April 1974 revolution

A film show and inter-generational discussion

Thursday, 18 April 2024 - 6:00pm
Marx Memorial Library & Workers' School, 37a Clerkenwell Green, London, EC1R 0DU
Contact
Email: m.jump@marx-memorial-library.org.uk
Phone: 02075231485

Films
Caetano assassino (Claude Moreira)
An amateur short documentary on the demonstrations against the 1973 visit to London of Portuguese Prime Minister Marcelo Caetano.
Introduction by: Alvaro de Miranda (Portuguese Workers Coordinating Committee and Migrantes Unidos)

República (Newsreel Collective)
A short documentary on the workers’ occupation of the daily newspaper República made for the 1976 conference in London of the Solidarity Campaign with the Portuguese Working Class. Introduction by: Alan Hayling (Newsreel Collective and TV Producer, ex Commissioning Editor at Channel 4)

Viva Portugal (Cinema Action)
Excerpts from an English version made by Cinema Action (Eduardo Guedes, Ann Lamche and Schlache Lamche) of a feature length Franco-German documentary on the Portuguese Revolution and used by the PWCC in the Solidarity Campaign with the Portuguese Working Class. Introduction by: Pascale Lamche (Cinema Action and award-winning documentary film maker)

Presenters
Ana Naomi de Sousa (filmmaker and journalist)
and Francisco Calafate Faria (Migrantes Unidos, South Bank University)

To be followed by panel discussion

 

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