Alternatives to Capitalism Workshop

December 13, 2012

Alternatives to Capitalism Workshop

December 13, 2012

Presenters: Manuel Larrabure and Thomas Ponniah

When: Thursday, December 13th — 6:30pm
Where: Centre for Social Justice/CSI Annex, Second Floor, Meeting Room #1, 720 Bathurst Street, Toronto

One of the central tasks of remaking socialism for the 21st century is insisting upon and exploring alternatives to capitalism. This has been the importance of the Venezuelan Revolution, and the politics emerging in the Bolivarian bloc of states. The recent re-election of Hugo Chavez has led to further radical proposals for socialization. But these require careful study and debate given the experience of Venezuela and the balance of class forces inside the country and the region. One of the central theorists of the new theory of the transition to socialism has been Michael Lebowitz, who draws extensively on the developments in Venezuela in his thinking on ‘real human development’. This meeting will for discussion of these issues in light of the new Venezuela programme.

Suggested readings:
* Venezuelan Programme for the Transition to Socialism

* Michael Lebowitz, The Socialist Alternative: Real Human Development (New York: Monthly Review Press, 2010) or
* Michael Lebowitz, The Path to Human Development: Capitalism or Socialism?, Socialist Project, 2009

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

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