Alternatives to Capitalism Workshop

November 27, 2012

Alternatives to Capitalism Workshop

November 27, 2012
6:30 pm EST

Where: Centre for Social Justice, CSI — 720 Bathurst St. Ground Floor Lounge, Room 6, Toronto

One of the central tasks of remaking socialism for the 21st century is insisting upon and exploring alternatives to capitalism. This involves assessment of the historical debates and experiences of the 20th century; examining contemporary attempts to pursue social alternatives as in the examples from Cuba and the Bolivarian bloc of states; and investigating the practical alternatives to find a cooperative social logic in workers’ cooperatives and control, eco-localism, and so forth. This workshop will provide a venue for debate and discussion of these issues. It will do so through reading groups, invited talks and public discussions.

The first few meetings will be organized around the reading and discussion of the important new book on 21st century socialism:

M. Lebowitz, The Contradictions of Real Socialism: The Conductor and the Conducted (New York: Monthly Review Press, 2012).

The readings for the second session are:

Lebowitz, The Contradictions of Real Socialism, Chapters 2-8.

A third meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, December 13th. The readings will be announced.

Sponsors: York Institute for Political Economy Initative, Centre for Social Justice, Socialist Project | Facebook event

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