Economics

The Need for an Alternative Economic & Political Strategy

Submitted by Admin on Sat, 05/27/2017 - 16:18

What kind of strategy would unite the maximum forces for progress, reforms and socialist revolution at each stage of the revolutionary process?

Its starting point must be to identify the objective basis for building a broad alliance across a wide range of movements that would open the road to socialism.  This can only be opposition to the policies of state-monopoly capitalism in Britain.    

The Capitalist banking Crisis - the tyranny of unregulated markets

Submitted by Admin on Sat, 05/27/2017 - 16:00

The havoc of finance capital - IMF 1990's scandal BCCI investigation financial crash Barings Bank. Our savings are plugged into markets. Our jobs have been plugged into markets. Politics have been plugged into markets. Markets by their definition are unstable and volatile.

If we are looking for change, we must look to how to undermine the neo-liberal ideology.

Failure of Neo-liberalism in the Baltic Republics

Submitted by Admin on Sat, 05/27/2017 - 13:32

Professor Charles Woolfson, respected academic and Communist who lived and worked in the Baltic Republics for some ten years, guides us through the descent of these republics into economic and political chaos through the giant Neo-liberal experiment.

The Baltic States were guinea pigs in a rampant free market & great Neo-liberal experiment, and they are the ones, sadly & ironically, who are paying the highest price for it. 

Recorded late 2009 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Greece in Crisis - EU Capitalist Austerity against European Peoples

Submitted by Admin on Fri, 05/26/2017 - 22:31

"The Greek crisis is a crisis of monopoly Capitalism"

Comrade Ioli Gkouma representing the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) addressed Scottish communists in a public meeting held in the Party offices in Glasgow, Monday, 4 May 2015.

In it she detailed the Greek situation under EU Capitalist austerity, the analysis of the KKE & why SYRIZA (the current governing Party) was offering false slogans & solutions.

Capitalist Economic Crisis - the Causes & Solutions

Submitted by Admin on Thu, 05/25/2017 - 13:37

This was taped before the election of the Con-Dem government, but cuts across their often-reported party political rhetoric and condemns the actual cause -  the neo-liberal experiments of the past 20 years.

This economic collapse is perhaps as big for Capitalism as the collapse of the Soviet Union and Socialist Bloc was for Communists and progressives.

This is not just an economic - but also a political crisis for the Capitalist World, due to the inherent contradictions with Capitalism that it can never escape from.