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Europe wide day of action in protest against the cuts and austerity measures being imposed by the EU Commission and carried out be national governments.  Please assemble outside the Anglo-Irish Bank  headquarters St Stephen Green at 12-30 and march to the Dail.  It has been poorly organised and advertised by the TU movement but everyone one should try and make its as successful as possible despite foot dragging by some within the movement.  Get your union banner out or local community one.

Economic alternative

On Saturday 9 October, beginning at 11 a.m., we have a public presentation of our alternative economic strategy in the New Theatre (entrance through Connolly Books), 43 East Essex Street. The presentation will deal with the proposals outlined in our publication An Economy for the Common Good and with the present Government’s strategy. This will be an audiovisual presentation, and there will be plenty of time for questions and discussion.

Introduction to Marxism

On Saturday 23 October we begin a new series of presentations on Marxism. The series will cover six to eight areas, from philosophy to economics. It is aimed at those who would like to increase their knowledge of Marxism, or just to find out something about the basic concepts.

The presentations will take place on Saturday mornings from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at intervals of two weeks, three before Christmas and the remainder early in the new year. We hope to make them as relaxed and informal as possible. The presentations are designed to be about twenty minutes long, with plenty of time for discussion on to each topic. The aim is to share the knowledge and experience of those attending.

Each person who decides to attend will be given a pack containing pamphlets and articles that they should read if possible. We hope to have a brochure and information pack ready by early October.

Those who will be giving the talks have been asked to make their presentation as interesting and as visual as possible. (This is not always possible, but we will do our best.) We would also be happy for those attending to give us some response about what they feel needs improving.

If you wish to attend, please let us know, preferably by e-mail ( cpoiATeircomDOTnet) as soon as possible.

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  1. Roy H W Johnston

    September 30, 2010 10:05 am

    I would be interested to see if there is emerging any systematic attempt to develop neo-Marxist policies which pick up from Marx, Engels and Connolly an approach which avoids the pathological state-centralist model adopted in the Stalin epoch. The problem surely is how to democratise the capital investment process, under the leadership of those directly concerned with the production process, including its supply and its market, with the State in the role of referee rather than player in the economic game. This would suggest a need to approach the problem via the co-operative movement, in some innovative manner, which takes account of supplier, worker and consumer interests. If there is any pilot experience along these lines I would like to hear about it. If not, can we discuss where and how to begin?