MHI sponsored two panels at the Left Forum, held in New York City at Pace University on March 16-18, 2012: “David Harvey and Capitalist Accumulation” and a “Roundtable on Andrew Kliman’s The Failure of Capitalist Production: Underlying Causes of the Great Recession.” Videos of the two panels appear below.
The Left Forum is the largest annual gathering of U.S. left scholars and activists, and our panels were well attended.
[Added Jan. 19, 2014: Blip has deleted the first two, and countless other, videos. We are trying to recover them.]
For written versions of 3 papers given in the first panel, CLICK HERE.
David Harvey and Capitalist Accumulation
Speakers and titles of talks (in the order in which they spoke):
Aaron Jaffe: “Some Limits of Harvey’s ‘Accumulation by Dispossession’”
Greg Gabrellas: “Morbid Symptoms: Marxist Politics and the Organic Decomposition of Capital”
Brendan Cooney: “The Enigma of The Enigma”
Andrew Kliman: “David Harvey and the 1970s Milieu”
Roundtable on Andrew Kliman’s “The Failure of Capitalist Production: Underlying Causes of the Great Recession”
Kliman’s is the first book to conclude, on the basis of in-depth analyses of official U.S. data, that Marx’s crisis theory can explain the on-going Great Recession. The panel investigated his discussions of the long-term fall in profitability, the relation of the rate of profit to growth, the underconsumptionist alternative, state control and nationalization, and a non-capitalist alternative.
Speakers (in the order in which they spoke):
Andrew Kliman spoke in the discussion following the talks.
Finance Capital and Occupy: Marxist Perspectives
In addition to the MHI panels, we recommend watching a panel entitled “Finance Capital and Occupy: Marxist Perspectives,” sponsored by Platypus Affiliated Society. Speakers, in the order in which they spoke, were Andrew Kliman, Alan Freeman, Costas Panayotakis, and Radhika Desai. Watson Ladd chaired the panel.
Kliman’s PowerPoint presentation includes graphs, which we reproduce here with greater clarity than does the video.
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“Raya Dunayevskaya: Biography of an Idea”
MHI is happy to distribute this documentary film by Alex Fletcher. It explores many major concepts of the philosopher, activist, and feminist Raya Dunayevskaya, who developed Marxist-Humanism over much of the last century, up until her death in 1987. The 79-minute film contains rare video clips of her speeches and offers glimpses of material in her archives, as well as featuring interviews of 3 MHI members who belonged to Dunayevskaya’s organization during her lifetime.
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Kliman-Harvey Marx Debate
Capitalism's Crises: a debate
A pamphlet with contributions by Andrew Kliman, David Harvey, and Doug Lain, with an appendix by Raya Dunayevskaya.
The recent debate between Harvey and Kliman (and Marx!) is collected here in one place. 54-pages. Price $5 + postage. Order through Literature page.
MHI Expands Feature
We have expanded our page of Archives of Marxist-Humanism. It contains various writings by Raya Dunayevskaya from 1941-1987. Some are in the archives collection that she created and donated to Wayne State University (available on microfilm), and many are from additional original documents. Documents and talks will continue to be added in the future. There are also some works by others, and more of these will also be added. Dunayevskaya’s books are described on our Literature page, along with pamphlets and works by others that are available for purchase.
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