Werner Bonefeld on austerity

Open Marxist, Werner Bonefeld, spoke in Glasgow earlier this month. We’re really grateful to him for letting us record and share the talk.Image

‘From humanity to nationality to bestiality: A polemic on alternatives without conclusion’

Listen to the talk.

Here, he discusses the fight against austerity and its opposition. He criticises those on the left who argue for managing capital in the interests of working people and looks at the directions resistance could take, particularly in Europe.

“The struggle against austerity is a struggle for the basic provision of human needs: housing, food, heating, clothing, and also for the time of affection and love. It is a struggle for existence. This struggle can be expressed in all sorts of different forms, including communism and socialism, and also nationalism and barbarism.” 

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