Economía marxista para el Siglo XXI

Was Keynes a revolutionary in economic thought and policy? Was he at least radical in his ideas? Or was he a reactionary opposed to the interests of working people and a conservative in economic theory? Ann Pettifor is a leading economic advisor to the British leftist Labour leaders, Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell. She is […]

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It is both appropriate and Ironic that, on the day that William Nordhaus should get the Riksbank prize (also called Nobel) for his contribution to the economics of climate change, the top scientific body, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), should release its latest update on global warming. The report sets out the key practical […]

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a través de De nuevo, sobre trabajo potenciado, respuesta a una crítica — Rolando Astarita [Blog]

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a través de Teoría del valor trabajo, ¿ciencia o disparates? — Rolando Astarita [Blog]

US real GDP growth for the second quarter of 2018 was confirmed at an annual rate of 4.2%. And that means US real GDP is 2.9% higher than one year ago. The ‘annualised’ rate was the highest since the third quarter of 2014. Similarly the year on year rate is the highest since 2014. But […]

a través de Back to normality? — Michael Roberts Blog

President Xi Jinping visits the Marxist literature centre at Peking University in May to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx’s birth © Xinhua/REX/Shutterstock

Students continue to back workers in dispute over trade union rights

China’s most prestigious university has threatened to shut down its student Marxist society amid a continuing police crackdown on students who support workers in a dispute over trade union organisation. Under China’s Communist party, Marxism has been part of the compulsory university curriculum for decades. But universities are now under pressure to embrace “Xi Jinping thought” as the president strengthens his ideological control over the nation. The government is also inspecting primary and secondary school textbooks to remove foreign content. Peking University’s Marxist Society was not able to re-register for the new academic year because it did not have the backing required from teachers, the society said. “Everyone can see what the Peking University Marxist Society has done over the past few years to speak out for marginalised groups on campus,” it added. The threat to close the society follows a summer of student and worker unrest in the Chinese manufacturing hub of Shenzhen. Students from Peking and other elite Chinese universities were detained for supporting workers trying to organise a trade union at a Jasic Technology factory. While workers’ protests have become more common in China, the support of a small yet growing student movement has made the Jasic protests politically sensitive. Zhan Zhenzhen, a member of the Marxist Society at Peking University, was among those arrested in Shenzhen last month. In July, police detained about 30 workers in the biggest such arrest since 2015. In August, police wearing riot gear stormed a student dormitory and took away about 40 students who had been supporting the workers, according to witnesses. Recommended Jamil Anderlini China is at risk of becoming a colonialist power Mr Zhan and the Marxist Society initiated an investigation into working conditions for low-paid workers at Peking University this year. The group said its focus was labour rights, and it gained media attention in 2015 when it published an earlier working conditions report. The Marxist Society said it had approached teachers in the university’s department of Marxism for support with registration but had been refused, with no explanation. A teacher from another department had volunteered to register the society but said his offer was rejected by the university’s Student Society Committee. The university’s Marxism department did not respond immediately to a request for comment. The Student Society Committee declined to comment. Mr Xi visited Peking University this year to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx’s birth. “Peking University is the first place to spread and study Marxism in China. It makes a great contribution to the spread of Marxism and the foundation of China’s Communist Party,” he said at the time.

Source: Financial Times

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