100th Anniversary of WW1: Critique Conference on 'Imperialism and War', London 11/12 April

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100th Anniversary of WW1: Critique Conference on 'Imperialism and War', London 11/12 April

100TH ANNIVERSARY OF WW1:
CRITIQUE CONFERENCE on IMPERIALISM & WAR

Fri. - Sat.11 & 12 April, Thai Theatre, New Academic Building, London School of Economics, WC2A 3LJ (Holborn tube)

We propose including the whole gamut of causes and consequences, given the extraordinary nature of the First World War - its mindless cruelty and destructiveness, on the one hand, but the fantastic explosion of working class revolution throughout Europe on the other. The ruling class was bent on compelling its citizens to fight to the last, for a cause which disappeared into the mist. Imperialism, which was a crucial underlying cause of the war, continues down to the present and conceptions of imperialism will be developed and discussed.

Timetable

Friday
11:45am Bob Brenner: ‘The Causes of the Current Crisis’ & Hillel Ticktin: ‘The Importance of War in Maintaining Capitalism’
2pm Guglielmo Carchedi & Michael Roberts: ‘The Falling Rate of Profit as the Cause of Crises’

Saturday
10am Mick Cox: ‘Rethinking the Origins of WWI’, Mike Macnair: ‘From anti-Imperialism to pro-Germanism’
1pm Alex Marshall: ‘Lenin's Theory of Imperialism’ & Suzi Weissman: ‘Stalin’s Obsession with Trotsky’
3pm Savas Matzas: ‘1914 - The Dawn of an Epoch of Wars and Revolutions’, Yassamine Mather: ‘WW1 and the Ottoman Empire’

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