Marx@200: A Study Conference

Posted on 22 May 2018

Theme: On the continuing relevance of Marx’s work in social movements and their struggles

13 June 2018 / 1 - 5.30 pm
Balay Kalinaw Conference Hall, University of the Philippines-Diliman, Quezon City

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by the International League of People's Struggle, Institute of Political Economy and Kilusang Mayo Uno (May First Labour Movement)

Two centuries since his birth, Karl Marx’s work on capitalist production as founded on capture of surplus-value remains relevant to the workers’ movements and other exploited sectors today. In the neoliberal era, they have faced a system that remains rooted on economic exploitation -- amidst ongoing changes such as technological leaps, the restructuring of world production and the widespread liberalisation of developing countries’ economies.

In this light, the Institute of Political Economy (IPE), the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) and the Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU – May First Labour Movement) will hold a study conference that aims to enrich understanding of how Marx’s work continues to concretely inform people’s movements during this current phase of monopoly capitalism.

We hope for a meaningful discussion with participants to enhance the initial papers that will be presented. These papers will be further developed and collected into a Marx@200 commemorative book to be published by IPE in August 2018.

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