Marta Harnecker

In memory of Marta Harnecker, who passed away on June

[Original in English here.]

April 8, 2017 — Tlaxcala — Essa entrevista com Marta Harnecker foi feita pelo jornalista Tassos Tsakiroglou para o diário grego Efimerida ton Syntakton. Apareceu no país no dia em que foi inaugurada a Conferência Internacional "150 anos de publicação de O Capital, de Marx: Reflexões para o século 21", da qual Marta era convidada. O evento realizou-se em Atenas, de 14 a 15 de janeiro de 2017 e foi organizado pela revista de teoria marxista Theseis em colaboração com a fundação Rosa Luxemburg. Essa tradução ao português do Brasil foi feita por alunos de tradutologia, para finalidades exclusivamente didáticas.

By Marta Harnecker, Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal

1. One hundred and fifty years ago, Karl Marx published his book Capital, an intellectual effort of great breath, with the aim of revealing the logic of capitalist production and providing workers with theoretical instruments for their liberation. Having discovering the logic of the system, he was able to foresee with great anticipation much of what is happening in the world capitalist economy today. But, we cannot mechanically apply what is outlined in Capital to the current reality of Latin America.

January 27, 2017 — Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal — The following interview with Marta Harnecker was conducted by journalist Tassos Tsakiroglou for the Greek newspaper Efimerida ton Syntakton prior to Harnecker's participation in the international conference "150 years Karl Marx's Capital: Reflections for the 21st Century", held in Athens, Greece, January 14-15, 2017. Links is making available the original English version of the interview.
By Marta Harnecker, translated by Federico Fuentes for Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal

1. Unfortunately, there tends to be a lot of subjectivism in our analysis of the political situation. What tends to occur is that leaders, driven by their revolutionary passion, tend to confuse desires with reality.

1. I have previously argued the case for the need to create a large social bloc against neoliberalism that can unite all those affected by the system.

1. I have previously referred to the necessity of building unity among all left forces and actors in order to be able to cohere a broad anti-neoliberal bloc around them.

1. There continues to be a difficulty within the left to deal with differences.