Monthly Archives: December 2010

In Capitalist Crisis, Rediscovering Marx

The rise, fall, and return of Marxian analyses – Richard Wolff Marxian analyses are now resurfacing in public dialogues about economy and society. Thirty years of systematic and often successful anti-Marxism agitation are fading in politics, the media, academia, and … Continue reading

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Reporting the demonstration, covering the crisis

Back in the turbulent days of Thatcherism, critical media analysis of British news reporting seemed in plentiful supply, notably because of the important work done at the time by the Glasgow media group. Now, the reporting of the current crisis … Continue reading

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Video: Matt Perry, ‘‘Inconsistency, indecision, manifest impotence’: Anarchism, the comités des chômeurs and the French unemployed, 1931-36.’

Paper delivered as part of panel on The Crisis in History at the annual conference of the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France (ASMCF) held at Nottingham Trent University, 9-11 September 2010.

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Video: Manola Antonioli, ‘Usages et conséquences politiques du discours sur la crise: un regard sur les années 1980.’

Paper delivered as part of panel on The Crisis in History at the annual conference of the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France (ASMCF) held at Nottingham Trent University, 9-11 September 2010.

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Video: Máire Cross, ‘Predicting Crisis in the works of Tocqueville and Tristan.’

Paper delivered as part of panel on The Crisis in History at the annual conference of the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France (ASMCF) held at Nottingham Trent University, 9-11 September 2010.

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UK students’ protests over funding cuts

A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece here that attempted to explain the lack of reaction to cuts in the UK, in contrast to France where there was a wave of mass protest at the time. I ended that piece … Continue reading

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Manifs étudiantes à Londres : un moment de bonheur collectif

Philippe Marlière, professeur de science politique au University College London Depuis le 24 novembre, à Londres, quelques centaines d’étudiants occupent la salle Jeremy Bentham située à côté de la bibliothèque principale de UCL (university college London), l’université où j’enseigne. Cette … Continue reading

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