Historical Materialism: The Marxist Feminist Stream

Since 2012 the Marxist-feminist stream has been a key component of the Historical Materialism conference in London. The number of feminists participating in the HM conference until then had been much lower than it should have been, and feminist discussions had not garnered the attention and centrality that they deserve. A number of us affiliated … More Historical Materialism: The Marxist Feminist Stream

A Feminist History of Capitalism

This is a presentation by Lily Matchett and hosted by Sydney Free School & Sydney University’s Postgraduate Women’s Collective. It explores some historical case studies that illuminate how a) the advent of capitalism has affected women’s lives and rights globally b) gender oppression, racism and capitalism are inextricably linked c) past feminist movements have yielded … More A Feminist History of Capitalism

Das Kapital at 150: Marx’s Critique of Political Economy and the Global Crisis Today

A one-day conference at Hofstra University celebrating the 150th anniversary of the publication of the first edition of Karl Marx’s Capital. Thursday, 6 April 2017 We invite submissions of papers to be presented at a conference to be held at Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York, on Thursday April 6th, 2017.  We are soliciting papers from any … More Das Kapital at 150: Marx’s Critique of Political Economy and the Global Crisis Today

Richard D. Wolff on US Economy from a Marxist Perspective

Wolff analyzes the state of the US economy from a Marxist perspective. Capitalism yields an unequal distribution of wealth, creating unsold products, resultant from production power exceeding the purchasing power of the bulk of society. Credit is then created to fill the gap until the credit cannot be repaid. The system collapses, and the elite … More Richard D. Wolff on US Economy from a Marxist Perspective