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The Marxist conception of imperialism and the role of the USA

31 August 2022
By: IIRE

In this lecture from the IIRE's serie on the changing shapes of imperialism, Peter Drucker discusses the evolution of US imperialism.

Peter Drucker is a former co-director of the IIRE. He is an advisory editor of the US socialist journal Against the Current and author of Warped: Gay Normality and Queer Anti-Capitalism (Haymarket books).


Suggested background reading:

1970. Ernest Mandel: Ernest Mandel: Sindicatos – ¿Pilares del sistema o sus oponentes?

22 August 2022

El movimiento sindical moderno es producto de la primera fase del capitalismo moderno, el de la libre competencia. El modo de producción capitalista niega a los productores el libre acceso a los medios de producción y los alimentos, obligándolos así a vender su fuerza de trabajo para obtener los medios de subsistencia diaria; su fuerza de trabajo se transforma en una mercancía. Como cualquier propietario de mercancías, el propietario de la fuerza de trabajo va al mercado a venderla.

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Online lecture series: the changing shapes of imperialism

26 July 2022
By: IIRE

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has led to renewed discussion of the notion of imperialism. Is the invasion proof that Russia is an imperialist power? But Russia is not the only country described as an imperialist power. China’s international influence has increased dramatically in the past ten years. In South-East Asia, China's claims over large parts of the South China Sea has brought it into conflict with Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines. Worldwide, Chinese investments play an increasingly important role.

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