About the show
Recording of the launch of We Make Our Own History
Laurence Cox and Alf Gunvald Nilsen’s book We Make Our Own History: Marxism and Social Movements in the Twilight of Neoliberalism (Pluto, 2014) draws on the Maynooth tradition of activist research in social movements to read Marxism as a reflection of the learning of popular struggles and uses this approach to explore how movements grow out of the struggle to meet human needs, how they develop, how the collective agency of the powerful and wealthy w orks and what all this means for the struggle against neoliberalism today.
The Dublin launch will consist of a discussion about the state of movements and our possible futures. Chaired by community worker and activist John Bissett, there will be short talks from Margaret Gillan (Community Media Network), Andrew Flood (Workers Solidarity Movement) and Fergal Finnegan (MA Community Education, Equality and Social Activism) to open a wider debate.