John Holloway public lecture on “Crack Capitalism” at the University of Leeds

4 May


By Prof John Holloway,

University of Puebla (Mexico) and

Leverhulme Visiting Professor at the School of Geography (University of Leeds)

11th of May 2011, 5.30pm

Geography Lecture Theatre

(refreshments at the end of the lecture)


The lecture will be video recorded and published on our website for everyone to share

Capitalism is a catastrophe for humanity.

It encloses us in a dynamic of destruction and death.

Is there any way that we can break that dynamic?

John’s lecture will be based in his recently published book “Crack Capitalism” published by Pluto Press and whish is already being translated into 9 languages. John is an international renowned expert on autonomist Marxist theory and the author amongst others of: Zapatista! Rethinking Revolution in Mexico (1998), Open Marxism: Emancipating Marx (1995), and Change the world without taking power (2002), all of which have significantly influenced thinking around social movements particularly in Latin America.

This is part of a Leverhulme Lecture series by prof John Holloway which will continue in November 2011. For more information about Prof Holloway’s visit see here or contact

3 Responses to “John Holloway public lecture on “Crack Capitalism” at the University of Leeds”

  1. Terry Wassall May 4, 2011 at 9:58 am #

    Fantastic! Any chance of inviting John to come and speak to the ROU? And/or how about having an informal crack capitalism discussion group based on a reading of the book?

    • reallyopenuniversity May 4, 2011 at 1:22 pm #

      Hi Terry,

      John should be in attendance on Friday at the journal launch. We are also lining up an event for the launch of the new book by our friends the Free Association ‘Moments of Excess’
      which will involve John. We are just waiting for confirmation on a few logistics, but we hope to have this by Friday.


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