A day-long seminar on :
Global Economic Crisis and Revolts and Protests of the Masses
2nd December 2012
Time : 10 AM to 8 PM
Gandhi Peace Foundation, Deen Dayal Upadhya Marg, near ITO, New Delhi
The last five years have seen a Global Economic Crisis which is most severe in its scope and depth since the Great Depression. While the United States’ economic situation enters this prolonged slump, the European Union project flounders on the shoals of debt and various kinds of ‘austerity measures’. The turmoil still goes on, notwithstanding the over thirty trillion dollars that have been spent on various recovery efforts. While the ruling class tries to pass the burden of the crisis on the working class and toiling masses, the masses are rising in revolt. 2011 and 2012 have witnessed increasingly widespread eruption of mass rage, particularly across Europe, US and even toppling long standing dictatorial regimes in West Asia/North Africa.
It is of immense importance in this situation, especially for those concerned with the revolutionary transformation of society, to ponder over the emerging scenario, so as to equip ourselves to face the challenges of the emergent times.
Towards this end, Inqlabi Mazdoor Kendra and Krantikari Naujawan Sabha are jointly organizing a day-long seminar on the implications and imports the Global Economic Crisis and the nature, constraints and possibilities of these mass popular struggles. A number of mass democratic and progressive political organisations concerned with the revolutionary transformation of society will participate and discuss their points of view, to deepen our understanding of these recent mass popular movements across the world, and sharpening our own practices while we do so.