Upcoming events

The Hatred towards Homosexual People

Even in the 21st century it is not irrelevant who you fall in love with or who you like to have sex with. For many states and for many people this “most private matter” is apparently of high public interest. They see queer people as a threat to the public morality and the nation and are convinced that “sexual diversity” and gay couples raising children are tools to destroy the “natural order of sexes”. Our seminar will suggest some explanations where this hate comes from and some arguments why the answers of many on the Left are often so wrong.

Please RSVP by sending an e-mail to critisticuffs@riseup.net if you want to take part.

Texts

One Nation

With the One Nation campaign Labour is making its case to rule over us. In the campaign quote Ed Miliband sees that wages are so low, unemployment is so high and inequality so extreme that he fears for the unity of British society. He recognises the problems with poverty that those he addresses are facing and thus asks everyone to stick together as a nation to overcome these and any odds. At the same time, though, he touches on everything we need to know in order to come to a rather different conclusion.

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A Companion to David Harvey's Companion to Marx' Capital, Chapter 1

David Harvey is the dominant commentator on Capital in English and many Capital reading groups use his video lectures or his book – A Companion to Marx' Capital – to guide them. Capital can be a daunting book and David Harvey's commentaries have encouraged many to pick it up and work through it. This, in principle, is a valuable project as much can be learned about the world we are forced to live in from that old book.

Yet, those who read A Companion to guide them through Capital in order to learn about the capitalist mode of production will be disappointed: it neither gives an adequate account of what Marx said nor of the capitalist mode of production.

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