Marxism 2017

Speakers in 2017:

Pat Mills

Pat Mills

Pat Mills is the creator of 2000AD, Action, and co-creator of Battle, the girls supernatural comic Misty, Marshal Law, Requiem Vampire Knight, the anti-war saga Charley’s War, and the black comedy text novel Serial Killer. For 2000AD, he developed Judge Dredd, and, with the artists, created Mach One, Savage, Slaine, Harlem Heroes, Flesh, Nemesis, Greysuit, Defoe, ABC Warriors and Ro-Busters. As well as Third World War for 2000AD’s Crisis, which led to the 2000AD series Finn. His Accident Man, co-created with Tony Skinner, is now a film starring Scott Adkins, He will be speaking on the politics of 2000AD with Sasha Simic, Sat 8 July, 7pm

Sheila Coleman

Sheila Coleman

Sheila Coleman from the Hillsborough Justice Campaign is joined by Mark George QC and Barbara Castle from the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign to discuss Hillsborough, Orgreave and state cover ups, Sat 8 July, 2.30pm

Ian Angus

Ian Angus

Canadian author and eco socialist Ian Angus discusses The Anthropocene and climate change Sat 8 July 4.15pm Ian will also launch his new book A Redder Shade of Green in conversation with Martin Empson, Sun 9 July, 2pm

Nahella Ashraf

Nahella Ashraf

Activist Nahella Ashraf chairs a panel discussion on Islamophobia and women, Sat 8 July, 2.30pm

Moazzam Begg

Moazzam Begg

Moazzam Begg joins Azad Ali and Siema Iqbal from MEND and other speakers for a panel discussion on Challenging Prevent and Islamophobia. Sun 9 July, 2pm Moazzam will also close the Marxism Festival when he speaks at the final rally Sun 9 July, 5.30pm

Michael Roberts

Michael Roberts

Marxist economist Michael Roberts discusses the Economic crisis and the long depression Sat 8 July, 2.30pm

Samia Botmeh

Samia Botmeh

Samia Botmeh from Birzeit University in the West Bank, and member of the Boycott National Committee and PACBI joins by skype Jonathan Rosenhead from BRICUP in a special meeting, facilitated by Tom Hickey on "Speaking out for Palestine: BDS and the right to criticise Israel", Sat 8 July, 4.15pm

Maz Saleem

Maz Saleem

Anti racist campaigner Maz Saleem joins Naima Omar and Saba Shiraz to discuss Women, sexism and Islamophobia, Sat 8 July, 2.30pm

Dave Randall

Dave Randall

Musician Dave Randall launches his new book Sound System: The Political Power of Music, Sun 9 July, 3.45pm

Tariq Mehmood

Tariq Mehmood

Tariq Mehmood, author and one of the Bradford 12 joins Abrar Javid from the Rotherham 12 and Michael Mansfield QC to discuss why self defence is no offence, Fri 7 July, 7pm

Brid Smith

Brid Smith

Irish TD Brid Smith joins Judith Orr, author of Marxism and the fight for women’s liberation and Ellisiv Rognlien from Poland to discuss Fighting for abortion rights in the era of Trump Sat 8 July, 4.15pm

Dave Smith

Dave Smith

Dave Smith of the Blacklist Support Group discusses Spycops and police infiltration, Thurs 6 July, 4.15pm

Anne Alexander

Anne Alexander

Anne Alexander is joined by Jad Bouharoun to discuss Imperialism and resistance in the Middle East today, Fri 7 July, 4.15pm

Weyman Bennett

Weyman Bennett

Anti racist and anti fascist campaigner Weyman Bennett asks “Why is racism on the rise?” Sat 8 July, 4.15pm

Linda Burnip

Linda Burnip

Linda Burnip and Roger Lewis join a panel to assess Disability and resistance after the election, Sat 8 July, 11.45am

Alex Callinicos

Alex Callinicos

Alex Callinicos will assess Trump and the crisis of liberal capitalism, Sat 8 July, 7pm. One hundred years on he will look at the Russian Revolution and the lessons of October, Sun 9 July, 11.45am. He will also discuss 150 years after the publication of capital, Fri 7 July, 11.45am

Kevin Doogan

Kevin Doogan

Kevin Doogan looks at Precarity: minority condition or majority experience, Sat 8 July, 11.45am

Youssef El-Gingihy

Youssef El-Gingihy

Youssef El-Gingihy author of How to dismantle the NHS in 10 easy steps joins NHS workers and campaigners to discuss How can we fight to save our NHS, Sat 8 July, 2.30pm

Alan Gibbons

Alan Gibbons

Author and campaigner Alan Gibbons joins parents and teachers to discuss Another school is possible – the fight for education Sun 9 July, 10am

Ian Hodson

Ian Hodson

President of the Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU). Ian Hodson joins Julie Sherry from the SWP and other trade unionists to discuss Building fighting unions, Sun 9 July, 3.45pm

Charlie Kimber

Charlie Kimber

Charlie Kimber looks at the Corbyn surge and asks What happened at the general election? Fri 7 July, 2.30pm

Mark L Thomas

Mark L Thomas

Mark L Thomas discusses Corbyn, the Labour Party and the struggle for socialism, Thurs 6 July, 2.30pm

Ron Margulies

Ron Margulies

Ron Margulies on Turkey, the Kurds and Syria, Sun 9 July, 2pm

Ghayath Naisse

Ghayath Naisse

Ghayath Naisse discusses Syria: revolution and counter revolution, Sat 8 July, 10am

Judith Orr

Judith Orr

Judith Orr asks Is there a new women’s movement? Fri 7 July, 7pm. She will also analyse The roots of terrorism today Sat 8 July, 11.45am

Deirdre O’Neill and Mike Wayne

Deirdre O’Neill and Mike Wayne

Deirdre O’Neill and Mike Wayne ask why there is a lack of working class representation in Britain, Sat 8 July, 2.30pm

Susan Rosenthal

Susan Rosenthal

Susan Rosenthal is a long-time socialist, retired physician, union member and the author of SICK and SICKER: Essays on Class, Health, and Health Care (2010), POWER and Powerlessness(2006), and many articles and pamphlets including Striking Flint: Genora (Johnson) Dollinger Remembers the 1936-37 General Motors Sit Down Strike. Susan Rosenthal investigates Eugenics today Sat 8 July, 10am

Sean Sayers

Sean Sayers

Sean Sayers looks at Marx and teology and asks Does history have a goal? Fri 7 July, 2.30pm

Brian Klug

Brian Klug

Brian Klug is a Senior Research Fellow in Philosophy at Oxford. Books include: Offence: The Jewish Case and (co-editor) A Time to Speak Out: Independent Jewish Voices on Israel, Zionism and Jewish Identity. Articles include: 'No, Anti-Zionism is not Antisemitism' (The Guardian), 'The Myth of the New Antisemitism' (The Nation) and 'Antisemitism and The Left' (Red Pepper). He joins John Rose, author of the Myths of Zionism and Rob Ferguson to discuss Zionism, antisemitism and the left today, Sat 8 July, 7pm