Workshop & Discussion
Facilitated by Dónal Holland

Limited to 10 participants*

What’s the story with this Marx lad? And what is capitalism anyway?

As part of the launch series for We Only Want the Earth, we are thinking about what we should leave behind as we move forward to a new society. In the list of things to get rid of, capitalism is a strong contender. But what exactly is it? Why can’t it just be reformed? Why is it so prone to crises?

For 150+ years, Marx’s Capital has been a fundamental text for those who want to understand and critique the capital system. However, it can be a daunting book. This workshop and discussion is for people who are interested in reading the book but would like an overview to ease them in, or people who don’t want to read the book themselves but want to know what it’s all about, or people who are reading it and would like to discuss it with others. We will focus mostly on Volume 1. The basic concepts and arguments will be presented, and the attendees will participate in an informal discussion of the ideas covered.

This event will be followed by a screening of Nine to Five (1980), Director: Colin Higgins.
All welcome.


This is a free event, however if you earn a living wage or above, we would ask you to purchase a ticket to take part to help us cover the wages of cultural workers, working on our programme. Ireland’s Living Wage for 2019 was €12.30 per hour or a yearly salary equivalent of approx €25.2K.

Marx’s Capital in a Day is now fully booked.

Please add your name to the waiting list via the form below. If a place comes available we will assign on a first come first served basis. If there is a lot if interest in the workshop will will run further sessions in the near future.


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Further Information:
About :We Only Want the Earth: Launch Series
About: We Only Want the Earth Programme 2020

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