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Bergfeld, Mark, 20 Nov 2013, Paper Presenter at Generations of Protest: Marxism Matters?, De Montfort University, Title of Paper: The role of anarchists in Occupy Bergfeld, Mark, 14 Nov 2013, Panelist at Essex Radical Conference, University of Essex, Social Movements and Activism Today, Bergfeld, Mark, July 2013, Paper presenter at ‘Marxism Conference’, London, Title of […]

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Publications

Published articles THIS PAGE NEEDS SOME SERIOUS UPDATING 2014 Bergfeld, Mark, 11 Jan 2014, Beyond the Hashtags? Gezi Park and the AKP’s Media Power, ROAR Magazine Bergfeld, Mark, Jan 2014, Regime Crisis in Turkey, Counterfire  Bergfeld, Mark, Jan 2014, Tot pot canviar un dia d’any nou…, En Lluita (Catalan) Bergfeld, Mark, Jan 2014, The world according […]

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Talks

Bergfeld, Mark, 20 Nov 2013, Paper Presenter at Generations of Protest: Marxism Matters?, De Montfort University, Title of Paper: The role of anarchists in Occupy

Bergfeld, Mark, 14 Nov 2013, Panelist at Essex Radical Conference, University of Essex, Social Movements and Activism Today,

Bergfeld, Mark, July 2013, Paper presenter at ‘Marxism Conference’, London, Title of Paper: “Where do Profits come from?”

Bergfeld, Mark, 12 May 2013, Discussant with Nicole Gohlke MdB, ND-Haus Berlin, Wie radikal sind Studierende heute?, Marx‘ is Muss-Kongress, organised by Marx21 (Die Linke)

Bergfeld, Mark, 6 Feb 2013, Speaker, Rosa Luxemburg and the Lost German Revolution, Revolt Festival! A two-day event to discuss the crisis of capitalism, and the global movements against it, School of Oriental and African Studies, London

Bergfeld, Mark, 7 Nov 2012, Co-Speaker with Esme Choonara (author ‘A Rebel’s Guide to Trostky’, What is the socialist alternative to the crisis?, United Reformed Church, Sheffield,

Bergfeld, Mark, 3 Nov 2012, Paper presenter at ‘Our universities are not supermarkets’ Conference at SOAS, London. Title of the Paper: Can students strike? Lessons from the Quebec student movement

Bergfeld, Mark, 12 Sep 2012, Speaker, Syria: Resistance, Revolution and The Threat of Imperialist War, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow

Bergfeld, Mark, 7 Jul 2012, Paper presenter together with Hossam El-Hamalawy at Marxism Conference at UCL, London. Title of Paper: Revolution 2.0? Social movements and Social Media

Bergfeld, Mark, 6 Jul 2012, Paper presenter at Marxism Conference at UCL, London. Title of Paper: Reification in Georg Lukacs’ History & Class Consciousness

Bergfeld, Mark, 22 Jun 2012, Speaker, ND-Haus, Was ist ziviler Ungehorsam?, Marx‘ is Muss-Kongress, organised by Marx21 (Die Linke)

Bergfeld, Mark, 15 Jun 2012, Paper presenter at For a Public University! Conference at Nottingham University Title of Paper: Neoliberal universities, neoliberal students? – Rediscovering the subjectivity of students

Bergfeld, Mark, 23 May 2012, Crisis & Resistance in Europe: How can the 99% win?, Augustine United Church, Edinburgh

Bergfeld, Mark, 6 Apr 2012, Discussant, with Sukant Chandan, What’s really behind Syria’s uprising, Shia Ithna’ashari Community of Middlesex (SICM)

Bergfeld, Mark, 11 Dec 2011, Discussant with Andrej Hunko MdB, Nicole Gohlke MdB, Haris Triandafilidou SYRIZA, „Krise und Protest in Europa. Ein Erfahrungsaustausch”, Studierendenkonferenz der Fraktion DIE LINKE. im Bundestag, Berlin

Bergfeld, Mark, Nov 2011, Discussant with Vegard Velle from Norwegian TUC, After Breivik: The fight against fascism in Europe, Marxisme, Copenhagen, Denmark

Bergfeld, Mark, 6 Oct 2011, Panelist with Owen Jones, Laurie Penny, Alan Whitaker UCU, Education Against Austerity, London School of Economics Students’ Union, London

Bergfeld, Mark 1 Oct, 2011, Panelist with French, Greek and Spanish student activists, Coalition of Resistance Conference ‘Europe Against Austerity, Camden Centre, London

Bergfeld, Mark 22 Jun 2011, Panelist with Mark Serwotka, John McDonnell MP, Unite the Resistance Meeting, Friends Meeting House, London

Bergfeld, Mark, 22 May 2011, Panelist with Tony Kearns Vice-President CWU, Communication Workers Union Congress, Meeting ‘Stop the Cuts’, BIC Bournemouth

Bergfeld, Mark, 12 May 2011, Paper presenter at Euro-Mediterranean conference ‘Rivolta di una generazione’ at Political Science, Faculty at La Sapienza, Rome, Italy Title of paper: Yearning for autonomy?  – Global youth revolts in context

Bergfeld, Mark, 29 Apr 2011, Panelist with Len McLuskey, George Galloway, Rally to Defend the Right to Protest, Strathclyde University, Glasgow

Bergfeld, Mark, 12 Feb 2011, Panelist with Michael Chessum (NCAFC), A people’s convention to build resistance to cuts and austerity, Right to Work Campaign, Friends Meeting House, London

Bergfeld, Mark, Dec 2010, Speaker, Solidarity with the Student movement, RMT Union Underground Engineering branch, London

Bergfeld, Mark, 15 Nov 2010, Main speaker,Where next after the national demo?, Education Activist Network, King’s College London.

Bergfeld, Mark, Nov 2010, Speaker, Solidarity with the Student movement, Financial Times, NUJ Chapel, London

Bergfeld, Mark, 31 Oct 2010, Panelist with John McDonnell MP: Time to Fight for Education, London Region UCU

Bergfeld, Mark, 15 May 2010, Panelist with Owen Holland (Sussex University), Stop the Cuts – Defend Jobs and Education, Steve Biko Building, University of Manchester

July 5, 2010 Paper presenter at Marxism Conference at UCL, London: Social movements, police brutality and Marxist analyses of the state

Bergfeld, Mark , 1 Jun 2010, Speaker, Labour and the Envrionment – Friend or Foes?, Klima Camp, Bonn-Meßdorf

Bergfeld, Mark, 28 Oct 2008, Main Speaker: Another Education Is Possible Conference, School of Oriental and African Studies, London

May 3, 2008: Paper presenter at 11th Graduate Philosophy Conference at the University of Essex. Title of Paper: Fight Club & Modern Times – A re-appraisal of Marx’s concept of Alienation?

Publications

Published articles

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2014

Bergfeld, Mark, 11 Jan 2014, Beyond the Hashtags? Gezi Park and the AKP’s Media Power, ROAR Magazine

Bergfeld, Mark, Jan 2014, Regime Crisis in Turkey, Counterfire 

Bergfeld, Mark, Jan 2014, Tot pot canviar un dia d’any nou…, En Lluita (Catalan)

Bergfeld, Mark, Jan 2014, The world according to Merkel, Al-Jazeera English

2013

Bergfeld, Mark, Sep 2013, The Many Faces of Frau Merkel, Al-Jazeera English 

Bergfeld, Mark, July 2013 (forthcoming), ¿Por qué Marx tenía razón, GRUNDmagazine #4

Bergfeld, Mark, July 2013 (forthcoming), The Pop-Up Union at Sussex: Start with Solidarity, Socialist Review

Bergfeld, Mark, 2013, Brasilien: Die Bewegung ist ein Schlachtfeld, Neues Deutschland, 28/06/2013

Bergfeld, Mark & Borba de Sa, 2013, Die größten Demonstrationen in der Geschichte Brasiliens, marx21. 27/06/2013

Bergfeld, Mark, June 2013, A Brazilian Autumn? An Interview with Miguel Borba de Sa, Jacobin Magazine

–          Translated into Spanish by José for GRUNDmagazine

–          Translation into Norwegian by Joakim Møllersen for Radikal Portal

–          Featured on Salon.com, Left Unity, Socialist Worker (US)

Bergfeld, Mark, 2013, How #OccupyGezi could transform society, New Statesman

–          Translated into Norwegian by Helle Håkonsen for Radikal Portal

–          Featured on Pluto Press

Bergfeld, Mark, 2013, Food Fights Against Austerity, Climate & Capitalism Journal,

–          Translated into German by Rosenrot for DieFreiheitsliebe.de

–          Translated into Norwegian by Hallgeir Opdal  for Radikal Portal and Ni Tyd (print only)

–          Translated into Spanish by José for GRUNDmagazine

–          Translated into Greek by George Venizelos (forthcoming)

Bergfeld, Mark, 2013, Interview with Dan Swain: Marx’s Theory of Alienation, Socialist Project (Canada),

Bergfeld, Mark, 2013, Interview with Francisco Louҫa, leading member of Bloco and Economist, Monthly Review Zine

–          Translated into Italian by Giuseppe Volpe for Z Net Italia

–          Translated into Spanish by Viento Sur

–          Translated into French by Presse-Toi A Gauche

–          Featured in International Viewpoint IV461, Socialist Worker (US)

Bergfeld, Mark, 22 May 2013, Der Anfang einer Krise des Regimes, Neues Deutschland

Bergfeld, Mark, 2013, New struggles, New unions? On the Pop-Up Union at Sussex University, Ceasefire Magazine,

Bergfeld, Mark, 2013, Portugal: I Prefer The Horses In My Lasagne To The Donkeys In The Government, Monthly Review Zine

Bergfeld, Mark, 2013, Portugal: Police Batons for Protesters and Rubber Bullets for the Kids of Bela Vista, Monthly Review Zine

Bergfeld, Mark, 2012, Victory for Quebec students! Lessons from a strike, Adbusters Online

Bergfeld, Mark, Dec 2012, Crisis and Resistance in Portugal, Socialist Review, source: http://www.socialistreview.org.uk/article.php?articlenumber=12165

–          Featured on RC44 – Research Committee on Labour Movements, Socialist Project (Canada), Global Research (Canada), Left Unity, Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal

Bergfeld, Mark, 2012, Portugal: When ‘good students’ turn sour, Trade Union and Global Restructuring, source: http://andreasbieler.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/portugal-when-good-students-turn-sour.html (accessed 13/06/2013)

Bergfeld, Mark, 2012, Occupy: How Do You Build A Movement?, The Occupied Times London, source: http://theoccupiedtimes.org/?p=6448 (accessed 13/06/2013)

Bergfeld, Mark & Manning, Francesca, 2012, We need to tackle sexism instead of using no platform, Socialist Worker (UK), source: http://www.socialistworker.co.uk/art.php?id=29689 (accessed 13/06/2013)

Bergfeld, Mark, 2012, Germany: The Rise of The Pirate Party, Socialist Review, source: http://www.socialistreview.org.uk/article.php?articlenumber=12051 (accessed 13/06/2013)

–          Translated into Dutch by Socialisme.nu

http://socialisme.nu/blog/nieuws/29967/hoe-rebels-is-de-duitse-piratenpartij/

Bergfeld, Mark, 2012, General Strike bites across Spain and Portugal, Socialist Worker, Issue 2329, source: http://socialistworker.co.uk/art/29474/General+strike+bites+in+cities+across+Spain+and+Portugal (accessed 14/06/2013)

Bergfeld, Mark, 2012, Students’ NUS to call national protest, Socialist Worker, Issue 2301, source: http://socialistworker.co.uk/art/27861/Students+NUS+to+call+national+protest (accessed 14/06/2013)

Bergfeld, Mark, 2012, From Quebec to London: Is Student Power on the Rise?, The Occupied Times London, source:  http://theoccupiedtimes.org/?p=5945 (accessed 13/06/2013)

Bergfeld, 2012, Students plan walkouts over education attacks, Socialist Worker, Issue 2294, source: http://www.socialistworker.co.uk/art/27315/Students+plan+walkouts+over+education+attacks (accessed 14/06/2013)

Bergfeld, Mark, 2012, New Battles in Higher Education, The Occupied Times London, source: http://theoccupiedtimes.org/?p=3099 (accessed 13/06/2013)

Bergfeld, Mark, 2012, Sparks fly over Günter Grass poem criticising Israel, Socialist Worker (UK), Issue 2299, source:  http://www.socialistworker.co.uk/art.php?id=28169 (accessed 13/06/2013)

Bergfeld, Mark, 2011, National demo wins NUS backing, Socialist Worker, Issue 2271, source: http://socialistworker.co.uk/art/25727/National+demo+wins+NUS+backing (accessed 16/04/2013)

Bergfeld, Mark, 2011, Is NUS still worth fighting for?, Socialist Worker, Issue 2240, source: http://socialistworker.co.uk/art.php?id=23969 (accessed 14/06/2013)

Bergfeld, Mark, 2010, Where next for the student movement?, Socialist Worker, Issue 2231, source: http://www.socialistworker.co.uk/art.php?id=23334 (accessed 13/06/2013)

Bergfeld, Mark, 2010, Education Demolition, Socialist Review, source: http://www.socialistreview.org.uk/article.php?articlenumber=11440 (accessed 13/06/2013)

Bergfeld, Mark, 2010, Make fees this government’s poll tax, Socialist Worker, Issue 2227, source: http://www.socialistworker.co.uk/art/22617/Student+leader%3A+%E2%80%98Make+fees+this+government%E2%80%99s+poll+tax%E2%80%99 (accessed 14/06/2013)

Bergfeld, Mark, 2010, „The Birth of the Climate Justice Movement”, The Essex Graduate Journal of Sociology, Vol.10, source: http://www.essex.ac.uk/sociology/documents/pdf/graduate_journal/10-11/the_essex_graduate_journal_of_sociology_2010.pdf (accessed 13/06/2013)

Bergfeld, Mark, 2010, Where next for students?, Socialist Worker, Issue 2230, source: http://www.socialistworker.co.uk/art/22850/Where+next+for+students%3F (accessed 14/06/2013)

Bergfeld, Mark, 2010, March for Education on November 10, Socialist Worker, Issue 2223, source: http://www.socialistworker.co.uk/art/22313/March+for+education+on+10+November (accessed 14/06/2013)

Bergfeld, Mark, 2010, Not Beyond Petroleum – BP’s Oil Spill, Socialist Review, source:  http://www.socialistreview.org.uk/article.php?articlenumber=11333 (accessed 13/06/2013)

Bergfeld, Mark, 2010, Wir brauchen eine anti-kapitalistische Antwort auf die Klimakrise, marx21, source: http://marx21.de/content/view/1130/32/ (accessed 13/06/2013)

Bergfeld, Mark, 2010, Student Conference didn’t cut it, Socialist Worker, Issue 2198, Source: http://socialistworker.co.uk/art/20602/Student+conference+didn%E2%80%99t+cut+it (accessed 14/06/2013)

Bergfeld, Mark, 2010, Essex Students against new government’s plans, Socialist Worker, Issue 2202, source: http://socialistworker.co.uk/art/20896/Essex+students+protest+against+new+governments+cuts+plan (accessed 14/06/2013)

Bergfeld, Mark, 2009, Climate protests defy the police in Copenhagen, Socialist Worker, Issue 2182, source: http://socialistworker.co.uk/art/19537/Climate+protests+defy+the+police+in+Copenhagen (accessed 14/06/2013)

Bergfeld, Mark, 2009, They’re all doing their bit to back the post strikers, Socialist Worker, Issue 2176, source: http://socialistworker.co.uk/art.php?id=19486 (accessed 14/06/2013)

Bergfeld, Mark, 2009, Another Education Is Possible, Socialist Worker, Issue 2176, source: http://socialistworker.co.uk/art/19125/Another+Education+is+Possible+conference (accessed 14/06/2013)

Bergfeld, Mark, 2009, Stop the War Student conference: preparing for the year ahead, Socialist Worker, Issue 2170, source: http://www.socialistworker.co.uk/art/18742/Stop+the+War+Student+conference%3A+preparing+for+the+year+ahead (accessed 14/06/2013)

 

Reviews

Bergfeld, Mark, 2013 (forthcoming), Ed. Laura Khatib – We Are Many: Reflections on Movement Strategy & Graeber, David – The Democracy Project, Contention Journal

Bergfeld, Mark, 2013 (forthcoming), Book review: Luis Suarez-Villa-Technocapitalism: A Critical Perspective on Technological Innovation and Corporatism, Marx & Philosophy Review of Books

Bergfeld, Mark, 2013 (forthcoming), Alice Mattoni- Media Practice and Protest Politics: How Precarious Workers Mobilise, Interface Journal

Bergfeld, Mark, 2013, Shelley Streebey – Radical Sensations: World Movements, Violence and Visual Culture, Left Eye On Books

Bergfeld, Mark, 2013, Book review: Richard Wolff – Democracy at Work: The Cure for Capitalism, Socialist Review, source: http://www.socialistreview.org.uk/article.php?articlenumber=12252 (accessed 13/06/2013)

Bergfeld, Mark, 2013, Book review: Campbell Jones – Can the Market Speak, Berlin Review of Books, source: http://berlinbooks.org/brb/2013/04/can-the-market-speak/ (accessed 13/06/2013)

Bergfeld, Mark, 2012, Book review: Eds. Sasha Lilley – Catastrophism, Socialist Review, source: http://www.socialistreview.org.uk/article.php?articlenumber=12202 (accessed 13/06/2013)

Bergfeld, Mark, 2012, Book review: Eds. Tad Tietze & Elizabeth Humphreys – On Utoya, source: http://www.socialistreview.org.uk/article.php?articlenumber=12007 (accessed 13/06/2013)

Bergfeld, Mark, 2012, Book Review: Stefan Collini – What Are Universities For?, Socialist Review, source: http://www.socialistreview.org.uk/article.php?articlenumber=11972 (accessed 13/06/2013)

Bergfeld, Mark, 2011, Book Review: Lucio Magri – The Tailor of Ulm: A Possible History of Communism in the Twentieth Century by Lucio Magri, Socialist Review, source: http://www.socialistreview.org.uk/article.php?articlenumber=11847

Bergfeld, Mark, 2011, Book review: Lars T Lih – Lenin (Critical Lives series), Marx & Philosophy Review of Books, source: http://marxandphilosophy.org.uk/reviewofbooks/reviews/2012/602 (accessed 13/06/2013)

Bergfeld, Mark, 2010, Film Review: No Impact Man, Socialist Review, source: http://www.socialistreview.org.uk/article.php?articlenumber=11390 (accessed 13/06/2013)

Bergfeld, Mark, 2010, Book Review: Meszaros, Istvan – The Challenge and Burden of Historical Time, International Socialism Journal 125, source: http://www.isj.org.uk/?id=628 (accessed 13/06/2013)

Bergfeld, Mark, 2010, Book Review: Derek Wall – The Rise of the Green Left: Inside the Worldwide Ecosocialist Movement, Socialist Review, source: http://www.socialistreview.org.uk/article.php?articlenumber=11454 (accessed 13/06/2013)

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Archive for February, 2013

Where next for the student movement?

First published in Socialist Worker (UK), 7 Dec 2010 We have seen another huge outpouring of student anger onto the streets of Britain this week. School, college and university students are once again coming out in their thousands to oppose the coalition’s plans to triple tuition fees and scrap the Education Maintenance Allowance. And this week is by […]

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Sparks fly over Günter Grass poem criticising Israel

By on February 24, 2013 in Anti-Fascism, Germany, Literature with No Comments

First published in Socialist Worker (UK)  17 April 2012 Günter Grass, the German writer and Nobel laureate, has been in the headlines recently for his poem “What Must Be Said”. The poem criticises Israel for its nuclear weapons arsenal and the German government for selling submarines to Israel. It warns that an Israeli attack on […]

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Review: Lucio Magri – The Tailor of Ulm

By on February 24, 2013 in Marxism with No Comments

December 2011 First published in Socialist Review Lucio Magri’s memoir of his time in the Italian Communist Party (PCI), the most successful Communist party in Western Europe, is a story of confrontation and compromise.On more than 450 pages he traces the party’s and his own political trajectory, often spicing it up with personal anecdotes. Magri […]

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Review: Stefan Collini – What our universities for?

By on February 24, 2013 in Education and Neoliberalism with No Comments

Book Review by Mark Bergfeld, April 2012 (first published here)  With the indefinite postponement of the Higher Education Bill Stefan Collini’s latest book is timely. It lies somewhere between the various manifestos of the movement and the white papers of the government. Collini sets out to defend the notion of the “public university” while at the […]

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Education Demolition

By on February 24, 2013 in Education and Neoliberalism with No Comments

November 2010 Lord Browne’s recommendation of unlimited tuition fees and the introduction of the free market into universities constitutes a devastating assault on access to education by working class people. Here, I consider the effects of the proposals and how they can be stopped. The article was first published here.  Lord Browne’s proposals of lifting the […]

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Díary: Some thoughts on the Left Bloc Congress

By on February 24, 2013 in Portugal with No Comments

Written in Lisbon, Portugal on November 10, 2012 I arrived in Lisboa yesterday evening. All the roundabouts are draped with banners from the various different political organisations. The Portuguese Communist Party (PCP) has bought massive advertising spaces mobilising for the general strike on November 14, the MRPP (the Maoists) just scrawl with red and black […]

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The Rise of the Green Left – Book review

By on February 24, 2013 in Climate Change with No Comments

November 2010 This book review first appeared in Socialist Review  As capitalism and climate change threaten the livelihoods of millions of people across the planet this book, Derek Wall’s most recent publication, is timely and welcome. Wall has been a candidate for the Green Party and is one of the founding members of the Green […]

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On Utoya – book review

By on February 20, 2013 in Anti-Fascism with No Comments

Book Review, May 2012 (First published in Socialist Review)  This collection of short essays is the antidote to the mainstream media’s “depoliticised” coverage of Anders Breivik’s trial. Written only three months after the political assassinations of more than 60 young members of the Norwegian Labour Party on Utøya island, this book is a testimony to […]

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The Challenge and Burden of Historical Time – Book review

By on February 16, 2013 in Marxism with No Comments

January 2010 This review was first published in the International Socialism Journal  Istvan Meszaros’s latest treatise is a mixture of extended essays, lectures and occasional pieces. The analysis ranges from structural unemployment and imperialism to ecological destruction and the crisis of capital. In the light of the current economic crisis, the rising death toll in […]

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No Impact Man

By on February 11, 2013 in Climate Change, Film with No Comments

Film Review, September 2010 First published in Socialist Review Do you remember New York resident Morgan Spurlock and his pseudo-scientific experiment, in the film Super Size Me, to eat three McDonald’s meals a day for one whole year? Well, forget Morgan Spurlock: here comes the Conlin-Beavan family, with all the tears and laughter, highs and lows, despair […]

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