Marxism 2017

Archive - Marxism 2014

Wednesday 9th July 2014

2 - 3:15pm

  • China: the new superpower?

  • By Adrian Budd
  • Venue: Clarke
  • Why is the weather more extreme?

  • By Ian Rappel
  • Themes: Marxism and the environment
  • Venue: Drama
  • What is fascism?

  • By Jo Cardwell
  • Themes: Fighting fascism
  • Venue: Elvin
  • Is the media all powerful?

  • By Xanthe Whittaker
  • Venue: Nunn
  • Explaining the crisis: Marx vs Keynes

  • By Jane Hardy
  • Themes: Unravelling capitalism
  • Venue: Elvin
  • After Marikana and the death of Mandela: where now for South Africa?

  • By Peter Hain
  • Themes: South Africa today
  • Venue: Jeffery
  • Genes: Is intelligence just a matter of genetics?

  • By Maxine Bowler
  • Themes: Science and society
  • Venue: Nunn
  • Malcolm X and the Black Power movement

  • By Brian Richardson
  • Themes: Racism and resistance
  • Venue: Nunn
  • OPENING RALLY - Crisis, austerity and resistance

  • By Sheila Coleman and Steve Hammill plus strikers and other activists
  • Venue: Logan
  • Sheila Coleman and Steve Hammill plus strikers and other activists Opening Rally

Thursday 10th July 2014

10 - 11:15am

  • Revolutionaries and social media

  • By Camilla Royle
  • Venue: 604
  • Where does racism come from?

  • By Kate Hurford
  • Themes: Racism and resistance
  • Venue: 642
  • Workers' and soldiers' councils in Germany 1918-1923

  • By John Rose
  • Venue: 728
  • Why do we celebrate the Russian revolution?

  • By Paddy Nielsen
  • Themes: Leninism and revolution
  • Venue: 802
  • What is human nature?

  • By Celia Hutchison
  • Themes: Is socialism possible?
  • Venue: Clarke
  • Is science neutral?

  • By John Parrington
  • Themes: Science and society
  • Venue: Drama
  • Trotsky and Trotskyism today

  • By John Molyneux
  • Venue: Elvin
  • An introduction to Marxist political economy

  • By Jo Cardwell
  • Themes: Understanding capitalism
  • Venue: Nunn
  • Do all revolutions lead to tyranny?

  • By Judith Orr
  • Themes: Leninism and revolution
  • Venue: 642
  • The state, police and capitalist society

  • By Claire Dissington
  • Themes: Police, power and the state
  • Venue: 728
  • What is autonomism?

  • By Chris Newlove
  • Venue: 802
  • Socialists and the European Union

  • By Tomáš Tengely-Evans
  • Venue: Clarke
  • Sectarianism in the Middle East

  • By Bassem Chit
  • Themes: The Arab Spring three years on
  • Venue: Drama
  • Marxism and Mental Health

  • By Beth Greenhill
  • Venue: Elvin
  • Booklaunch Empire and Revolution: The Meaning of the First World War

  • By Dave Sherry
  • Venue: Jeffery
  • What is class?

  • By Joseph Choonara
  • Course: Why the working class?
  • Themes: Why the working class?
  • Venue: Nunn
  • Student movements – 1968 to now

  • By Lewis Nielsen
  • Venue: 604
  • Primitive Communism: Çatalhöyük – a neolithic village in Anatolia

  • By Ronnie Margulies
  • Venue: 642
  • Strikes and workers’ struggle during WW1

  • By Ralph Darlington
  • Themes: Workers' and soldiers' struggle in WW1
  • Venue: 728
  • What are the roots of Transphobia?

  • By Laura Miles
  • Themes: Fighting for LGBT liberation
  • Venue: 802
  • Fracking and the future of energy

  • By Amy Leather
  • Themes: Marxism and the environment
  • Venue: Clarke
  • The Arab Uprising: Results and Prospects

  • By Gilbert Achcar
  • Themes: The Arab Spring three years on
  • Venue: Drama
  • Booklaunch- Eleanor Marx: A Life

  • By Rachel Holmes
  • Themes: Women’s liberation
  • Venue: Elvin
  • Debate: left reformism, the state and socialist politics today

  • By Paul Blackledge and Ed Rooksby
  • Venue: Jeffery
  • How has the global working class changed?

  • By Julie Sherry
  • Course: Why the working class?
  • Themes: Why the working class?
  • Venue: Nunn
  • 1919: Britain on the brink of revolution

  • By Chanie Rosenberg
  • Venue: 604
  • Do the Brics mean the end of the "third world"?

  • By Mani Tanoh
  • Venue: 642
  • Could there be a sustainable, socialist society?

  • By Ruairi O’Neill
  • Themes: Is socialism possible?
  • Venue: 728
  • Booklaunch CLR James in Imperial Britain

  • By Christian Hogsberg
  • Venue: 802
  • Immigration and scapegoating: the myths they use to divide us

  • By Jenny Sutton
  • Themes: Immigration and Britain today
  • Venue: Clarke
  • What is Leninism?

  • By Esme Choonara
  • Themes: Leninism and revolution
  • Venue: Drama
  • The Labour party and the trade unions: has the link been broken?

  • By Mark Thomas
  • Themes: Class struggle in Britain
  • Venue: Elvin
  • Marxist theory of crises; the nature of the current Long Depression

  • By Michael Roberts
  • Venue: Jeffery
  • How do workers become revolutionary?

  • By Dave Hayes
  • Course: Why the working class?
  • Themes: Why the working class?
  • Venue: Nunn
  • Hollande, Le Pen and resistance in France today

  • By Dave Sewell
  • Venue: 642
  • Genes: is intelligence just a matter of genetics?

  • By Maxine Bowler
  • Themes: Science and society
  • Venue: 728
  • WW1 and the British Empire: the colonial experience

  • By Talat Ahmed
  • Themes: The impact of WW1
  • Venue: 802
  • Marxism and feminism today

  • By Sue Caldwell
  • Themes: Women’s liberation
  • Venue: Clarke
  • Hackgate: the Tories, police and media corruption

  • By Simon Basketter
  • Themes: Police, power and the state
  • Venue: Drama
  • Sounds like london: 100 years of black music in the capital

  • By Lloyd Bradley
  • Venue: Elvin
  • Too much too young; how we can resist the theft of early childhood

  • By Richard House and Simon Boxley
  • Themes: Education
  • Venue: Jeffery
  • Where next for South Africa?

  • By Ronnie Kasrils, Marikana Miner, Rehad Desai and Charlie Kimber
  • Themes: South Africa today
  • Venue: Logan
  • The fight against zero-hours contracts

  • By Ian Hodson and others
  • Themes: Class struggle in Britain
  • Venue: Nunn
  • Film screening: Miners Shot Down

  • Venue: Drama
  • Miners Shot Down In August 2012, South African police opened fire on a group of striking miners at the Marikana Mine, killing 34 and injuring 78. This film charts the days leading up to bloodshed, using previously unseen police, security and TV footage. 9pm
  • Sounds like london: 100 years of black music in the capital

  • Venue: Elvin
  • Lloyd Bradley is an expert on black music.  For as long as people have migrated to London, so has their music. His recent book, Sounds Like London, is about the shaping of a city and a nation through immigration. 7pm
  • Where next for South africa?

  • Venue: Jeffery
  • Following the massacre at Marikana and the death of Nelson Mandela this panel discusses the future for South Africa.  Ronnie Kasrils, former ANC government minister is joined by a Marikana miner, filmmaker Rehad Desai and Charlie Kimber. 7pm
  • Which Side Are You On? The music and politics of Pete Seeger

  • Venue: Jeffery
  • Pete Seeger A celebration of the folk music legend and activist Pete Seeger, who died aged 94 earlier this year. Jimmy Ross and Tony Harper recall his life and times in songs, stories and pictures. 9pm

Friday 11th July 2014

10 - 11:15am

  • What could a socialist revolution look like?

  • By Simon Guy
  • Themes: Is socialism possible?
  • Venue: 777
  • Marxism and Anarchism

  • By Huw Williams
  • Venue: 784
  • Slavery: the brutal birth of capitalism

  • By Antony Hamilton
  • Themes: Slavery and resistance
  • Venue: Clarke
  • Scotland: yes to independence, no to nationalism

  • By Keir Mechnie
  • Themes: Scotland
  • Venue: Drama
  • The bureaucracy and the rank and file: will the union leaders always stop us fig

  • By Karen Reissman
  • Themes: Class struggle in Britain
  • Venue: Ellis
  • The media and the crisis

  • By Mike Wayne
  • Venue: Elvin
  • What is happening in Ukraine?

  • By Rob Ferguson
  • Venue: GA
  • The Japanese economic experience and its relevance to the recovery today

  • By Graham Turner
  • Themes: Unravelling capitalism
  • Venue: Nunn
  • Can psychoanalysis explain human destructiveness?

  • By Sabby Sagall
  • Venue: 739
  • Where will we live? Britain's housing crisis

  • By Josh Brown
  • Themes: Defending the welfare state
  • Venue: 777
  • Russia, Eastern Europe and the theory of state capitalism

  • By Sarah Robertson
  • Themes: 25 years since the fall of the Berlin wall
  • Venue: 784
  • The concept of alienation in Marx

  • By Sean Sayers
  • Venue: Clarke
  • Capitalism and sport

  • By Tony Collins
  • Venue: Drama
  • Can Marxism explain oppression?

  • By Yuri Prasad
  • Course: Marxism and the fight against oppression
  • Themes: Marxism and Oppression
  • Venue: Ellis
  • Has neoliberalism changed the working class?

  • By Amy Leather
  • Themes: Class struggle in Britain
  • Venue: Elvin
  • Why did the world go to war in 1914?

  • By Michael Bradley
  • Course: From war to revolution – understanding WW1
  • Themes: WW1: From War to Revolution
  • Venue: GA
  • Islamism and the Muslim Brotherhood

  • By Phil Marfleet
  • Themes: The Arab Spring three years on
  • Venue: GC
  • Who are UKIP and how do we stop them?

  • By Charlie Kimber
  • Themes: Immigration and Britain today
  • Venue: Jeffery
  • Are we too late to stop climate change?

  • By Suzanne Jeffery
  • Themes: Marxism and the environment
  • Venue: Nunn
  • How did the Bolsheviks become a mass party?

  • By Kevin Mottram
  • Themes: Leninism and revolution
  • Venue: 739
  • Analysing wealth and privilege: insights from the Great British class survey

  • Venue: 777
  • The crisis in mental health

  • By Peter Beresford and Rich Moth
  • Themes: Defending the welfare state
  • Venue: 777
  • 1972-74: Who governs the country - the miners or the Tories?

  • By John Charlton
  • Themes: 1920s- 1980s: miners’ struggles in Britain
  • Venue: 784
  • Palestinian resistance today

  • By Billy Hayes and Tom Hickey
  • Venue: Clarke
  • How can trade unions resist the Tories?

  • By Liz Lawrence, Ronnie Draper and others
  • Themes: Class struggle in Britain
  • Venue: Drama
  • Privilege theory: who benefits from oppression?

  • By Sally Campbell
  • Course: Marxism and the fight against oppression
  • Themes: Marxism and Oppression
  • Venue: Ellis
  • The Matchwomen’s strike of 1888: defending the rights they won

  • By Louise Raw
  • Venue: Elvin
  • How revolutions ended the war

  • By Mark Thomas
  • Course: From war to revolution – understanding WW1
  • Themes: WW1: From War to Revolution
  • Venue: GA
  • Crisis in Iraq: the bitter fruits of Bush and Blair's invasion

  • By Sami Ramadani and Judith Orr
  • Venue: GC
  • Booklaunch Deciphering Capital

  • By Alex Callinicos
  • Venue: Jeffery
  • Are the police in crisis?

  • By Matt Foot and Rhetta Moran
  • Themes: Police, power and the state
  • Venue: Nunn
  • Why did the Berlin wall come down in 1989?

  • By Andy Stone
  • Themes: 25 years since the fall of the Berlin wall
  • Venue: 777
  • Marxism and superheroes

  • By Sasha Simic
  • Venue: 784
  • Can Marxism explain the Holocaust?

  • By Henry Maitles
  • Themes: Fighting fascism
  • Venue: Clarke
  • What can we learn from Antonio Gramsci?

  • By Rob Jackson
  • Venue: Drama
  • What is intersectionality?

  • By Esme Choonara
  • Course: Marxism and the fight against oppression
  • Themes: Marxism and Oppression
  • Venue: Ellis
  • Crisis, recovery and the transformation of work

  • By Kevin Doogan
  • Venue: Elvin
  • The real legacy of WW1

  • By Megan Trudell
  • Course: From war to revolution – understanding WW1
  • Themes: WW1: From War to Revolution
  • Venue: GA
  • The Bedroom Tax: how can we stop the war on benefits?

  • By Tommy Sheridan, Jane Aitchison, Eileen Short
  • Themes: Defending the welfare state
  • Venue: GC
  • Egypt: the fate of the revolution

  • By Wassim Wagdy and others
  • Themes: The Arab Spring three years on
  • Venue: Jeffery
  • Ten years on: remembering Paul Foot

  • By John Pilger, Darcus Howe, Gareth Peirce and Matt Foot
  • Venue: Logan
  • Boko Haram and Nigeria today

  • By Baba Aye
  • Venue: Nunn
  • Revolution in Europe: Portugal 1974

  • By Sadie Robinson
  • Venue: 777
  • Pamphlet launch- The 1842 General Strike

  • By Mark Krantz
  • Venue: 784
  • Althusser and structuralist Marxism

  • By Tom Hickey
  • Venue: Clarke
  • What are the origins of LGBT oppression?

  • By Mike Dance
  • Themes: Fighting for LGBT liberation
  • Venue: Drama
  • The myth of personal life under capitalism

  • By Susan Rosenthal
  • Venue: Ellis
  • Art and WW1

  • By John Molyneux
  • Themes: The impact of WW1
  • Venue: Elvin
  • The Great Strike of 1984-85: how the miners could have won

  • By Ian Mitchell
  • Themes: 1920s- 1980s: miners’ struggles in Britain
  • Venue: GA
  • After shock therapy: Eastern Europe today

  • By Jane Hardy
  • Themes: 25 years since the fall of the Berlin wall
  • Venue: GC
  • No justice, no peace

  • By Winston Silcott, Janet Alder, and Brian Richardson
  • Themes: Police, power and the state
  • Venue: Jeffery
  • Is the far left in crisis?

  • By Alex Callinicos
  • Venue: Logan
  • The main enemy is at home: Lenin vs Kautsky

  • By Jess Edwards
  • Themes: Revolutionaries and WW1
  • Venue: Nunn
  • Capitalism and sport

  • Venue: Drama
  • Tony Collins is the author of Sport in Capitalist Society, in which he argues that modern sport is as much a product of capitalism as the factory, the stock exchange or the unemployment line.  11:45am  
  • no justice, no peace

  • Venue: GA
  • Police racism and corruption has come to the fore this year.  Winston Silcott is one of the Tottenham Three who were wrongly convicted and imprisoned for the murder of PC Blakelock, who was killed during the Broadwater Farm riots in 1985. It was a terrible miscarriage of justice. He will join Janet Alder of the Justice for Christopher Alder Campaign, Brian Richardson and others to discuss their courageous and inspiring fights for justice. 7pm
  • Banner Theatre perform In a Right State!

  • Venue: Jeffery
  • Banner Theatre have been creating plays in collaboration with unions and other campaigning organisations for 40 years. In a Right State! includes stories of defiance from NHS workers and disability and bedroom tax campaigners. 9pm

Saturday 12th July 2014

10 - 11:15am

  • From Lenin to Stalin: Was Bolshevism to blame?

  • By Tom Kay
  • Themes: Leninism and revolution
  • Venue: 739
  • Is race more important than class?

  • By Ken Olende
  • Themes: Racism and resistance
  • Venue: 777.
  • Clara Zetkin: revolutionary socialist or socialist feminist?

  • By Sheila McGregor
  • Venue: 784
  • Women and WW1: How were women’s lives transformed by WW1?

  • By Jan Nielsen
  • Themes: Women’s liberation
  • Venue: 802
  • The miners, the Communist Party and the 1926 General Strike

  • By Paul McGarr
  • Themes: 1920s- 1980s: miners’ struggles in Britain
  • Venue: AA
  • Brazil: resistance, strikes, elections and the left

  • By Alfredo Saad Filho
  • Venue: Clarke
  • Gove’s nightmare vision: How do we stop the assault on education?

  • By Doug Morgan and others
  • Themes: Education
  • Venue: Drama
  • Challenges for the left in Britain today

  • By Charlie Kimber
  • Venue: Elvin
  • Workers' movements in the Middle East

  • By Anne Alexander and Moustafa Bassiouny
  • Themes: The Arab Spring three years on
  • Venue: Nunn
  • The Haitian Revolution and the rebellions that fought slavery

  • By Ayodele Jabbaar
  • Themes: Slavery and resistance
  • Venue: 739
  • What is the dialectic?

  • By Bea Kay
  • Course: A rough guide to the Marxist method
  • Themes: A rough guide to the Marxist method
  • Venue: 777.
  • What are the origins of women’s oppression?

  • By Helen Salmon
  • Themes: Women’s liberation
  • Venue: 784
  • Drugs, gangs and racism

  • By Dean Ryan
  • Themes: Racism and resistance
  • Venue: 802
  • Debate: Scottish Independence, Yes or No?

  • By Angela McCormick & others
  • Themes: Scotland
  • Venue: AA
  • 35 years on: Remembering Blair Peach

  • By Jo Lang, Balwinder Rana and others
  • Venue: Clarke
  • Marxism and Orientalism

  • By Gilbert Achcar
  • Venue: Drama
  • After the 10 July strikes: how can workers win?

  • By Michael Bradley
  • Themes: Class struggle in Britain
  • Venue: E7
  • Greece: Is Syriza the solution?

  • By Panos Garganos
  • Venue: Elvin
  • Understanding Imperialism today

  • By Alex Callinicos
  • Venue: Jeffery
  • Marx's theory of value and the internet

  • By Guglielmo Carchedi
  • Venue: Nunn
  • China: resistance, revolt and workers' struggle

  • By Sally Kincaid
  • Venue: 739
  • Labour, work and alienation

  • By Julie Sherry
  • Course: A rough guide to the Marxist method
  • Themes: A rough guide to the Marxist method
  • Venue: 777.
  • Abolition and reconstruction in the US

  • By Gary McFarlane
  • Themes: Slavery and resistance
  • Venue: 784
  • Tony Benn, the Labour Party and socialism

  • By Paul Holborow
  • Venue: 802
  • For a radical pedagogy: How do children learn?

  • By Jacqui Freeman
  • Themes: Education
  • Venue: AA
  • Did all workers rally to the flag?

  • By Ian Birchall
  • Themes: Workers' and soldiers' struggle in WW1
  • Venue: Clarke
  • Booklaunch Economics of the 1%: How Mainstream Economics Serves the Rich

  • By John Weeks
  • Venue: Drama
  • Syria: Has the revolution been defeated?

  • By Joseph Daher and Simon Assaf
  • Themes: The Arab Spring three years on
  • Venue: E7
  • Marxism, the family and social reproduction theory

  • By Judith Orr
  • Themes: Women’s liberation
  • Venue: Elvin
  • Fascism, Euro-fascism, and racist populism: how do we stop them?

  • By Weyman Bennett
  • Themes: Fighting fascism
  • Venue: Jeffery
  • Film showing: Still the Enemy Within

  • Themes: 1920s- 1980s: miners’ struggles in Britain
  • Venue: Logan
  • Disabled people against austerity

  • By Ellen Clifford, Melissa Graham, Simon Aspis and Nicky Evans
  • Themes: Defending the welfare state
  • Venue: Nunn
  • The fight for abortion rights

  • By Marianne Owens
  • Themes: Women’s liberation
  • Venue: 739
  • Historical materialism

  • By Paul McGarr
  • Course: A rough guide to the Marxist method
  • Themes: A rough guide to the Marxist method
  • Venue: 777.
  • Marxism and religion

  • By Anna Gluckstein
  • Venue: 784
  • BooklaunchLand and Labour: Marxism, Ecology and Human History

  • By Martin Empson
  • Themes: Marxism and the environment
  • Venue: 802
  • 1914: social democracy’s great betrayal

  • By Paul Blackledge
  • Themes: Revolutionaries and WW1
  • Venue: AA
  • Marxism and music

  • By Dave Randall
  • Venue: Clarke
  • How can we save the NHS?

  • By Sam Strudwick
  • Themes: Defending the welfare state
  • Venue: Drama
  • Austerity and resistance in Europe

  • By Christine Buchholz, Maria Styllou, Brid Smith and Sylestre Jaffard
  • Venue: E7
  • Crisis and recovery today

  • By Joseph Choonara
  • Themes: Unravelling capitalism
  • Venue: Elvin
  • Still the enemy within - the Miners strike of 1984-85

  • By Mike Jackson, Paul Symonds and others
  • Themes: 1920s- 1980s: miners’ struggles in Britain
  • Venue: Jeffery
  • Islamophobia today

  • By Nahella Ashraf
  • Themes: Racism and resistance
  • Venue: Nunn
  • Darwin, Engels and the evolution of modern humans

  • By Jane Bassett
  • Themes: Science and society
  • Venue: 777.
  • The war veterans' movement and disability

  • By Roddy Slorach
  • Themes: The impact of WW1
  • Venue: 784
  • George Orwell and socialism

  • By John Newsinger
  • Venue: 802
  • What is the legacy of Stuart Hall?

  • By Stephen Philip
  • Venue: AA
  • The legacy of Chavez: Venezuela today

  • By Andy Brown
  • Venue: Clarke
  • Lenin: Building the Party – Was Tony Cliff right?

  • By Gareth Jenkins
  • Themes: Leninism in the 21st century
  • Venue: Drama
  • Part of our class: Migrant workers in Britain

  • By Clara Osagiede, Jacek Szymanski and others
  • Themes: Immigration and Britain today
  • Venue: E7
  • Turkey: authoritarian conservatism

  • By Ronnie Margulies
  • Venue: Elvin
  • Golden Dawn: the fascist threat in Greece

  • By Weyman Bennett, Petros Constantinou and Aris Chatzistefanou
  • Themes: Fighting fascism
  • Venue: Jeffery
  • Capitalism, class and the global fight for LGBT liberation

  • By Sue Caldwell
  • Themes: Fighting for LGBT liberation
  • Venue: Nunn
  • Fascism Inc

  • Venue: Drama
  • Fascism Inc Greek filmmaker Aris Chatzistefanou introduces his new film Fascism Inc.  This new documentary from the production team that made Debtocracy and Catastroika presents unknown short stories from the past, the present and the future of fascism and its relation to the economic interests of each era.  From Mussolini’s Italy to Greece under the Nazi occupation, the civil war and the dictatorship, and from Hitler’s Germany to modern European and Greek fascism.
  • miners’ strike panel meeting

  • Venue: Jeffery
  • The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion with those who feature in it including co-founder of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners Mike Jackson and former miner Paul Symonds - as well as other activists from the time. 3:45pm
  • 30th anniversary of the miners’ strike film screening: Still the Enemy Within

  • Venue: Logan
  • Fresh from its planned launch at Sheffield documentary festival in June, the screening of this film about the miners’ strike of 1984 will be one of the first opportunities to see it in London. 2pm

Sunday 13th July 2014

10 - 11:15am

  • The Russian Revolution and the fight for women’s liberation

  • By Emma Davis
  • Themes: Women’s liberation
  • Venue: Drama
  • Mandela 1918-2013: anti apartheid hero

  • By Peter Dwyer
  • Themes: South Africa today
  • Venue: Elvin
  • John Maclean: Red Clydesider

  • By Dave Sherry
  • Themes: Scotland
  • Venue: Nunn
  • India: why did the BJP win the election?

  • By Talat Ahmed
  • Venue: Clarke
  • Alternatives to capitalism

  • By Kieran Allen
  • Venue: Elvin
  • Marxism and sexuality

  • By Noel Halifax
  • Themes: Fighting for LGBT liberation
  • Venue: Nunn
  • Closing Rally

  • Closing Rally Charlie Kimber SWP national secretary & others [Photo - Guy Smallman]
  • Rosa Luxemburg and the struggle against the war in Germany

  • By Sally Campbell
  • Themes: Revolutionaries and WW1
  • Venue: Drama
  • CLOSING RALLY

  • By Charlie Kimber (SWP National Secretary) and others
  • Venue: Logan