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Dublin - Event Notice
Saturday March 02 2013
02:00 PM

LookLeft Forum - Realising a Left Alternative

category dublin | anti-capitalism | event notice author Wednesday February 27, 2013 20:07author by Elric Report this post to the editors

LookLeft Magazine are pleased to invite you to the launch of our new issue, featuring a discussion on the topic of Realising a Left Alternative: Complementary Visions of Social Change. This discussion will be lead by Erik Olin Wright, the distinguished American Marxist scholar and author of books such as Envisioning Real Utopias, Gender Equality, Class Counts.

Saturday 2 March, 2:00pm Teachers Club 36 Parnell sq 1, D1 Dublin, Ireland

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Erik writes:

"I will contrast three broad strategic visions that have characterized the history of anti-capitalist social and political struggles: A ruptural vision, that imagines transcending capitalism through a fairly abrupt seizure of power that creates a disjuncture in the fundamental institutions and social structures of a society; an interstitial vision, that proposes building emancipatory alternatives inside of the existing society in whatever spaces make this possible; and a symbiotic vision, that imagines using the existing state as a way of solving problems in the functioning of capitalism in ways thaalso expand the scope of popular power. I will argue that these should be seen as complementary, not mutually exclusive."

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