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Imperialism, crisis and geopolitical chaos today IIRE Ecosocialist School 24 November 2019 Peter Drucker

Introduction to report and reporter

I. Imperialism: Lenin’s and Trotsky’s theories Marx & Engels Basics of Lenin’s theory Imperialism in the 20th century Our anti-imperialism: permanent revolution

II. Neoliberal globalization and the ‘war on terror’ Imperialism today Accumulation by dispossession Armed globalization and the ‘clash of barbarisms’ Neoliberalism’s apogee: hyperglobalization The clash of barbarisms

III. New imperialist powers? Trotsky’s theory & the BRICS bubble China Russia

IV. Imperialism in crisis The challenge from China: trade wars and sea lanes Brexit, Trump and the new far right Crisis in the Middle East

V. Rebuilding peace movements?

Questions for discussion:

   1. What role does US imperialism play in your country? European imperialism? Chinese imperialism?
   2. Is there/has there been a significant peace movement in your country? With what focus?
   3. What is the best hope today for rebuilding mass peace movements with strong anti-imperialist left wings?