Socialist Appeal invites you to a weekend of revolutionary ideas, hosted by the Marxist Student Federation in London over the weekend of 23-25th October. With the world economy on the verge of another deep slump, and with political earthquakes shaking the establishment in Britain, there has never been a better time for the revolutionary ideas of Marxism. Buy your ticket today!
The world economy is on the verge of another deep slump, with China now joining the global crisis of capitalism; the crisis in Europe continues, with Greece in political turmoil and an unprecedented number of refugees coming to Europe in the hope of escaping war and poverty; and Britain has seen a series of political earthquakes over the past year, with the rise of the SNP in Scotland and the inspiring #JezWeCan movement around Jeremy Corbyn.
In such turbulent times, a clear set of revolutionary ideas is needed in order to understand the world – and, more importantly, to change it. The ideas of Marxism, therefore, have never been more vital and necessary.
Socialist Appeal and the International Marxist Tendency invite you to Red October, a weekend of revolutionary ideas, hosted by the Marxist Student Federation in London over the weekend of 23-25th October.
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Tickets available through Eventbrite or through PayPal below.
Matt Wrack – General Secretary of the Fire Brigades Union
Steve Hedley – Senior Assistant General Secretary of the RMT
Alan Woods – Marxist author and editor of www.marxist.com
Ray Goodspeed – activist from Lesbian and Gays Support the Miners
Rachel Gibbs – editorial board of Revolution and member of the Scottish Socialist Party
With talks and discussions on:
Defend Corbyn! Fight for Socialism!
The European Crisis: past, present, future
One year after the referendum: where next for Scotland?
Liberté, égalité, solidarité: the struggle for equal rights
Marxism and Art
Capital and crisis: why Marx was right
The Spanish Revolution: then and now
An introduction to Marxist philosophy: “the point, however, is to change it”
Location: Central London (exact venue TBC)
Price: £10 unwaged (students and unemployed), £20 waged, £30 solidarity
FULL SCHEDULE (TBC)
See below for a full schedule for the weekend. Venue details will be confirmed shortly. Links are provided to recommended background reading for each session.
Friday 23rd October
2pm – Lenin walk: guided tour of London’s Bolshevik history (meet outside London Kings Cross on Euston Road – look out for the big red flag!)
6pm – Film showing: ‘October – Ten Days that Shook the World’ by Sergei Eisenstein (with an introduction by Alan Woods, author of “Bolshevism: the Road to Revolution”)
9pm – The Revolution Party (social)
Saturday 24th October
10-11am – Registration
11am – Crime, corruption, and capitalism: the crisis of the bourgeois state
11am – Capital and crisis: why Marx was right
2pm – One year after the referendum: where next for Scotland?
2pm – The European Crisis: past, present, and future
4:30pm – Defend Corbyn! Fight for Socialism! (with Matt Wrack, General Secretary of the Fire Brigades Union, and Steve Hedley, Senior Assistant General Secretary of the RMT)
7.30pm – Join the Party! (social)
Sunday 25th October
10-11am – Registration
11am – An introduction to Marxist philosophy: “the point, however, is to change it”
11am – The Spanish Revolution: then and now
2pm – Liberté, égalité, solidarité: the struggle for equal rights (with Ray Goodspeed, Lesbian and Gays Support the Miners)
2pm – Marxism and Art
4pm – #JoinTheRevolution (closing remarks)