After the collapse of Soviet Russia and the Eastern bloc in 1989-91, there was
a resurgence of a triumphalist end-of-history ideology, marked by neoliberal
globalization on the one hand and the disarray of global Left forces on the other.
However, the confidence in capitalism was misplaced: the financial crisis that
erupted in 2007 shows no sign of abating, while social polarization, nemployment
and severe climate change continue apace. There has also been a magnificent
flowering of resistance, as seen in the Occupy movements, the Arab spring and
worldwide anti-austerity protests.
It is in this context that the Korean internationalist Left is hosting the sixth
annual Marx Communale conference, May 10-13, 2013, in Seoul, South Korea.
Themed “The Crisis of World Capitalism and the Left Alternative”, Marx
Communale invites scholars and activists from around the world to speak crises of
the market, production and daily life, as well as the immense, inspiring efforts to
build resistance across the globe. We hope to contribute to newly-emerging
renaissance in Marxist theory and practice.
● To register, click here. Registration deadline is: March 31, 2013.
● For specific questions, please contact Greg Sharzer, conference rep,