The cause of the crisis in global capitalism


A very detailed talk on the cause of the current world financial crisis that starts off by explaining the background economics in an easy to understand manner, moves on to the role the war and other events apart from the sub-prime crash played and concludes with a look at what opportunities have been created for anarchist by this sequence of events.


This talk has been made available in a range of formats as described below, if you view the youtube video file please follow the direct link below and rate it. The talk was recorded at a Dublin WSM meeting on October 1st.

mp3 file - should be playable by just about anything but no images, you can view the images at, url below. The mp3 is at

m4a file - best choice for iPods as the screen will show the slides in sync with the audio -

Both of these files don't include the post talk discussion, this is available as an mp3 at

This audio was first posted to indymedia where you can view the slides at


The causes of the global financial crash by Workers Solidarity on Mixcloud




A Paul Bowman Fan writes...

From: Mandy Meikle

Hi - I've just discovered this talk ( and while I've only skipped through it, it's fantastic! As one who still thinks of wee bushes when someone says 'hedge fund' it was certainly enlightening and entertaining. Who is the speaker? Does he ever come to Scotland? I give talks on peak oil and the need to reduce energy demand and am trying to get head around financial situation. Pass on my thanks to the speaker anyway.