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Upcoming Edinburgh AF Dayschool - 30th November - building working class resistance to capitalism and racism

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Nov 5 2013 21:05
Upcoming Edinburgh AF Dayschool - 30th November - building working class resistance to capitalism and racism

'In the aftermath of the largest economic crisis in decades and collapse across the world of the legitimacy and membership of social-democratic parties, the opportunity should exist for a re-emergence of the communist movement. Despite this, we remain marginal, disorganised, and lacking in strategic direction. Much of the left remains in thrall to outdated doctrines and tactics unable to adapt to current class composition, to offer any effective opposition to neoliberal revanchism or build the bodies necessary for working class power and autonomy.

Too often self-described revolutionaries and communists meet merely to discuss abstract theoretical conceptions or analyse historical events, divorced from any material relation to current struggles in the UK, or willing to countenance new organisational methods. At best we re-hash anarchism and communism 101 repeating the same basic principles as in previous years , or talk about fights happening in other countries where we can exert little direct input. This gathering aims to be different, to discuss practically how we create a culture of resistance and organisation in our own workplaces and communities, to smash the growing threat of fascism and racism from the EDL to the UKBA.

Though we remain weak at present, reasons for optimism do exist, from the wave of spontaneous workplace occupations and wildcat strikes in 2009 to the student movement of 2010, the arrival of the anti-fascist network as a serious, militant alternative to the UAF, the innovation of the pop-up union at Sussex university and the growth of solidarity networks. We want to draw out the successes and failures of these nascent formations and consider where we go from here. Do these ideas offer the basis for a new workers movement or another dead end? We invite everyone engaged in the struggle against capitalism and fascism to present their ideas and discuss the future of our movement.'

Saturday 30th November
Pleasance, Edinburgh
9.30am-5.30pm
All welcome

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Dec 20 2013 17:14

Will there be any recordings of this or discussion papers that were prepared available on libcom?

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Dec 20 2013 22:57

I don't understand why this has been posted - the meeting was postponed.

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Dec 22 2013 14:40

Some more advance notice of the re-arranged date for this would be helpful when that's agreed.