Marxism 2017

Archive - Marxism 2015

Wednesday 8th July 2015

2 - 3:15pm

  • A Marxist history of gender & sexuality

  • By Laura Miles
  • Venue: Clarke
  • By any means necessary: Malcolm X & the fight against racism

  • By Weyman Bennett
  • Venue: Drama
  • Book launch: How Corrupt is Britain?

  • By Luke Hildyard and David Whyte
  • Venue: Elvin
  • Marxist economics & radical economics

  • By Jane Hardy
  • Venue: Nunn
  • Economic recovery & the prospect of ‘secular stagnation'

  • By Andrew Kliman
  • Venue: Clarke
  • Book launch: Return: A Palestinian Memoir Where next for the right of return?

  • By Ghada Karmi
  • Venue: Drama
  • Back to the future of socialism

  • By Peter Hain in conversation with Sally Campbell
  • Venue: Elvin
  • How powerful is the media?

  • By Xanthe Whittaker
  • Venue: Nunn
  • Opening rally: Austerity, racism & the fight against the Tories

  • By Panos Garganas, Jenny Sutton, Candy Udwin & National Gallery strikers & others
  • Venue: Logan

Thursday 9th July 2015

10 - 11:15am

  • What is Zionism?

  • By Miriam Scharf
  • Venue: 642
  • Why are the police & state so racist?

  • By Kate Hurford
  • Venue: 728
  • Gramsci vs Eurocommunism

  • By Chris Newlove
  • Venue: 777/780
  • How did the unorganised become organised?

  • By Alan Kenny
  • Venue: Clarke
  • Cayonu & Catalhoyuk – revolution & egalitarianism in neolithic Turkey

  • By Ron Margulies
  • Venue: Drama
  • Lenin & Leninism today

  • By John Molyneux
  • Venue: Elvin
  • The world economy & technology: the challenges ahead

  • By Graham Turner
  • Venue: Nunn
  • Immigration: the myths they use to divide us

  • By Ken Olende
  • Venue: 642
  • Marxist method in Capital

  • By Paul Blackledge
  • Course: Capital
  • Venue: 728
  • The Levellers, Diggers & Ranters: part of our revolutionary history

  • By Richard Bradbury
  • Venue: 777/780
  • Book launch: Fighting on All Fronts: Popular Resistance in WW2

  • By Donny Gluckstein, Mark Kilian & Frank Renken
  • Venue: Clarke
  • Can Marxism explain oppression?

  • By Sally Campbell
  • Venue: Drama
  • Mental illness: a disorder of capitalism

  • By Susan Rosenthal
  • Venue: Elvin
  • Gulf capital & Bahrain: the political economy of the counter-revolution

  • By Anne Alexander & Ala'a Shehabi
  • Venue: Nunn
  • What do we mean by privilege theory & intersectionality?

  • By Amy Leather
  • Venue: 642
  • Labour & value

  • By Rob Jackson
  • Course: Capital
  • Venue: 728
  • Marxism & classical music

  • By Sabby Sagall
  • Venue: 777/780
  • The idea of communism

  • By Sean Sayers
  • Venue: Clarke
  • Pamphlet launch Palestine: Resistance, Revolution & the Struggle for Freedom

  • By John Rose
  • Venue: Drama
  • How can we challenge UKIP?

  • By Jo Cardwell
  • Venue: Elvin
  • Political cartoons, satire & Charlie Hebdo

  • By Tim Sanders & Mark Brown
  • Venue: Jeffery
  • Book launch: Them & Us: Fighting the Class War 1910-1939

  • By John Newsinger
  • Venue: Nunn
  • How can we explain the Holocaust?

  • By Tom Kay
  • Venue: 642
  • Women & Capital

  • By Sheila McGregor
  • Course: Capital
  • Venue: 728
  • 1919: Britain on the brink of revolution

  • By Chanie Rosenberg
  • Venue: 777/780
  • The politics of Carnival - partying for the right to fight

  • By Dave Randall
  • Venue: Clarke
  • Police, racism & resistance

  • By Gary McFarlane
  • Venue: Drama
  • Are the Greens a left alternative?

  • By Mark L Thomas
  • Venue: Elvin
  • The revolutionary ideas of Karl Marx

  • By Alex Callinicos
  • Venue: Jeffery
  • Sectarianism in the Middle East

  • By Joseph Daher & Waleed Daou
  • Venue: Nunn
  • Poulantzas & Eurocommunism

  • By Dave Sewell
  • Venue: 642
  • Capital & the world today

  • By Joseph Choonara
  • Course: Capital
  • Venue: 728
  • Rosa Luxemburg & the German Revolution

  • By Sarah Creagh
  • Venue: 777/780
  • Fighting for abortion rights in an era of neoliberal choice

  • By Sinéad Kennedy
  • Venue: Clarke
  • Islamophobia: the “othering” of Britain's Muslims

  • By Hassan Mahamdallie
  • Venue: Drama
  • Organising the unorganised

  • By With speakers from the Fast Food Rights campaign, migrant workers and BFAWU
  • Venue: Elvin
  • What sort of left do we need?

  • By Charlie Kimber, Oli Rahman, and others
  • Venue: Jeffery
  • Rubens & Rembrandt: art & revolution

  • By John Molyneux
  • Venue: Nunn
  • Film showing: La Haine

  • A classic film from 1995 which examines tensions between the police and the working class residents of a Parisian estate.
  • Not Such a Tory Land

  • Venue: Drama
  • Richard Bradbury follows up his meeting on The Levellers, Diggers and Ranters: part of our revolutionary history (Fri, 11.45am, Room 777/780) with a specially written celebration of these radical groups and music by David Clinch. With songs, great speeches and a raffle.

Friday 10th July 2015

10 - 11:15am

  • Racism from slavery to today

  • By Antony Hamilton
  • Venue: 728
  • China: resistance, revolt & workers' struggles

  • By Sally Kincaid
  • Venue: Clarke
  • Why we celebrate the Russian Revolution

  • By Dave Hayes
  • Venue: Drama
  • Russia & Ukraine

  • By Volodymyr Ishchenko & Tomáš Tengely-Evans
  • Venue: Ellis
  • Is Podemos the future?

  • By Jesús Castillo
  • Venue: Elvin
  • What do we mean by class in the 21st century?

  • By Joseph Choonara
  • Venue: Galleon A
  • A socialist vision of education

  • By Jacqui Freeman
  • Venue: Nunn
  • Labour, work & alienation

  • By Jess Edwards
  • Course: The Marxist Method
  • Venue: 728
  • Alexandra Kollontai, the Russian Revolution & the fight for women's liberation

  • By Emma Davis
  • Venue: Clarke
  • The prison project: film as a radical pedagogic tool

  • By Deirdre O'Neill
  • Venue: Drama
  • Syria today

  • By Joseph Daher & Simon Assaf
  • Venue: Ellis
  • Is Naomi Klein right? Capitalism vs climate

  • By Martin Empson
  • Venue: Elvin
  • From Selma to Ferguson: the fight against racism in the US

  • By Brian Richardson
  • Venue: Galleon A
  • The fight against Golden Dawn in Greece

  • By Petros Constantinou & Kostas Papadakis
  • Venue: Galleon C
  • Why did Labour lose & how can we win now?

  • By Charlie Kimber
  • Venue: Jeffery
  • Has there always been disability?

  • By Roddy Slorach
  • Venue: Nunn
  • Historical materialism

  • By Megan Trudell
  • Course: The Marxist Method
  • Venue: 728
  • Realism & film

  • By Mike Wayne
  • Venue: Clarke
  • Where will we live? The fight for housing in Britain

  • Venue: Drama
  • Book launch: A Rebel's Guide to Eleanor Marx

  • By Siobhan Brown
  • Venue: Ellis
  • Book launch: The Deeper Genome: Why there's more to it than meets the eye

  • By John Parrington
  • Venue: Elvin
  • Who are ISIS?

  • By Anne Alexander & Sami Ramadani
  • Venue: Galleon A
  • Panel meeting: Where next for the unions after the election?

  • By Liz Lawrence, Ronnie Draper, Jane Aitchison, John McLoughlin, & Alex Kenny
  • Venue: Galleon C
  • After Charlie Hebdo: religion, free speech & racism

  • By Esme Choonara
  • Venue: Jeffery
  • Debate: Syriza in power: whither Greece?

  • By Stathis Kouvelakis & Alex Callinicos
  • Venue: Logan
  • Was the great recession a crisis of profitability?

  • By Guglielmo Carchedi
  • Venue: Nunn
  • What is the dialectic?

  • By Bea Kay
  • Course: The Marxist Method
  • Venue: 728
  • Antisemitism today: how do we fight it?

  • By Rob Ferguson
  • Venue: 777/780
  • Marx's theory of imperialism & its contemporary relevance

  • By Lucia Pradella
  • Venue: Clarke
  • Book launch: A Political Life

  • By Darcus Howe, Robin Bunce & Paul Field
  • Venue: Drama
  • From testing to academies: is the school system failing our children?

  • By Richard House, Gus John & Sara Tomlinson
  • Venue: Ellis
  • Where next for the left in Scotland?

  • By Keir McKechnie
  • Venue: Elvin
  • How should socialists vote in the EU referendum?

  • By Paul McGarr
  • Venue: Galleon A
  • Revolution & counter revolution in Egypt

  • By Egyptian revolutionary
  • Venue: Galleon C
  • Marxism & crisis theory: making sense of the long recession

  • By Michael Roberts
  • Venue: Jeffery
  • Book launch: NHS for Sale: Myths, Lies & Deception

  • By Jacky Davis
  • Venue: Nunn
  • Venezuela after Chavez

  • By Andy Brown
  • Venue: 728
  • The real story behind Wolf Hall

  • By Julie Sherry
  • Venue: Clarke
  • Palestine & the Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions campaign

  • By Ronnie Kasrils & Tom Hickey
  • Venue: Drama
  • Marxism & mental health

  • By Beth Greenhill
  • Venue: Elvin
  • Marxism & Women's Liberation

  • By Judith Orr
  • Venue: Galleon A
  • Resisting the racist offensive

  • By Diane Abbott, Sabby Dhalu & Weyman Bennett
  • Venue: Galleon C
  • State & revolution today

  • By Alex Callinicos
  • Venue: Jeffery
  • Marxism & the trade unions

  • By Ralph Darlington
  • Venue: Nunn
  • Film showing: Sentiment... and How to Defend the NHS Saturday

  • A film of an experimental, agitational, live art-inspired event about the NHS, with appearances from Kate Smurthwaite, Caroline Lucas and Carl Walker. Followed by a Q&A. This fantastic community event involving Defend the NHS, Brighton Keep Our NHS Public and the local college and university was performed earlier this year in Brighton to a capacity crowd. It is loosely based on a performance of the play Making a Drama out of a Crisis. Grab your chance to see it.
  • Cabaret Revolt!

  • Venue: Drama
  • An evening of spoken word, sketches and song, including a performance by “Unite, Fight, Sing” the newly formed Glasgow Southside socialist choir.

Saturday 11th July 2015

10 - 11:15am

  • ‘We want bread & peace' The story of strikes during WW1

  • By Chris Fuller
  • Venue: 642
  • 800 years since the Magna Carta: a history of the fight for justice in Britain

  • By Matt Foot
  • Venue: 728
  • The historical roots of women's oppression

  • By Jo Cardwell
  • Course: Women's liberation
  • Venue: 777/780
  • Iraq, Afghanistan & the global military empire

  • By John Newsinger
  • Venue: 802/804
  • Is England moving to the right?

  • By Mark L Thomas
  • Venue: Clarke
  • Islamism: from resistance to repression

  • By Phil Marfleet
  • Venue: Drama
  • Trotsky & Trotskyism today: 75 years since his murder

  • By Sue Caldwell
  • Venue: Elvin
  • Why does child abuse happen?

  • By Tony Staunton
  • Venue: Nunn
  • Russia: from workers' power to state capitalism

  • By Mark L Thomas
  • Venue: 642
  • What would a revolution look like?

  • By Judith Orr
  • Venue: 728
  • Islamophobia, secularism & the French left

  • By Denis Godard & Sellouma
  • Venue: 777/780
  • After Kobane & the general election: where now for Turkey & the Kurds?

  • By Ron Margulies & Sebahat Tuncel
  • Venue: 784/790
  • Engels & the role of the family: still relevant to women's oppression today?

  • By Sally Campbell
  • Course: Women's liberation
  • Venue: 802/804
  • What is Black nationalism?

  • By Yuri Prasad
  • Venue: Clarke
  • Is the SNP a radical alternative?

  • By Angela McCormick
  • Venue: Drama
  • The unions, resistance & fighting the Tories

  • By Michael Bradley
  • Venue: Elvin
  • Imperialism today

  • By Alex Callinicos
  • Venue: Jeffery
  • Fracking, climate change & the future of oil

  • By Amy Leather
  • Venue: Nunn
  • Marxism, feminism & the Women's Liberation Movement

  • By Jan Nielsen
  • Course: Women's liberation
  • Venue: 642
  • Do we need violence to get real social change?

  • By Lewis Nielsen
  • Venue: 728
  • Algerian independence & the French left

  • By Ian Birchall
  • Venue: 777/780
  • A history of school student strikes

  • By Michael Lavalette
  • Venue: 784/790
  • Fifteen years since Tony Cliff's death: the International Socialist tradition

  • By Dave Sherry
  • Venue: 802/804
  • Up against the clock: climate, power & social movements

  • By Suzanne Jeffrey
  • Venue: Clarke
  • The Arab uprisings: results & prospects

  • By Gilbert Achcar & Phil Marfleet
  • Venue: Drama
  • Greece: keeping the hope for change alive

  • By Panos Garganas
  • Venue: Elvin
  • Why are there so few strikes?

  • By Martin Upchurch, Julie Sherry, & others
  • Venue: Jeffery
  • Disability & resistance after the election

  • By Rob Punton, Paula Peters & others
  • Venue: Nunn
  • Science: is there a theory of everything?

  • By Paul McGarr
  • Venue: 642
  • Brazil: Lula, Dilma & the debacle of the Workers' Party

  • By Alfredo Saad Filho
  • Venue: 728
  • Is human nature a barrier to socialism?

  • By Celia Hutchison
  • Venue: 777/780
  • The importance of Hegel

  • By Terry Sullivan
  • Venue: 784/790
  • From post feminism to the new sexism: how can we fight for women's liberation?

  • By Sarah Bates
  • Course: Women's liberation
  • Venue: 802/804
  • How can we save our NHS?

  • By Karen Reissmann
  • Venue: Clarke
  • Orgreave: the search for the truth

  • By Gareth Peirce, Mike McColgan & others
  • Venue: Drama
  • Fighting the Troika & austerity across Europe

  • By Maria Styllou, Richard Boyd Barrett & Christine Buchholz
  • Venue: Elvin
  • Tackling Islamophobia today

  • By Maz Saleem, Myriam Francois-Cerrah & Catherine Heseltine
  • Venue: Jeffery
  • What is the future of the Palestinian revolution?

  • By Karma Nabulsi & Tom Hickey
  • Venue: Nunn
  • TTIP, the corporations & democracy

  • By John Sinha
  • Venue: 642
  • What could socialism be like?

  • By Gareth Jenkins
  • Venue: 728
  • Boko Haram & Nigeria today

  • By Baba Aye
  • Venue: 777/780
  • Drugs, gangs & racism

  • By Dean Ryan
  • Venue: 802/804
  • Dusty Springfield, sex, art & the Sixties

  • By Alan Gibbons
  • Venue: Clarke
  • From Soylent Green to Hunger Games : why is the future on film always so grim?

  • By Sasha Simic
  • Venue: Drama
  • Where next in South Africa?

  • By Ronnie Kasrils & Pete Dwyer
  • Venue: Elvin
  • The story behind Pride: Lesbians & Gays Support the Miners (& Dancing in Dulais)

  • By Nicola Field & Gethin Roberts
  • Venue: Jeffery
  • Forum: Workers & soldiers councils, Germany 1918: high point of the revolution?

  • By John Rose & Tony Phillips
  • Venue: Nunn

Sunday 12th July 2015

10 - 11:15am

  • Marxism & terrorism

  • By Paddy Nielsen
  • Venue: Drama
  • Who benefits from racism and sexism?

  • By Talat Ahmed
  • Venue: Elvin
  • How Big Pharma stops us making progress

  • By Camilla Royle
  • Venue: Nunn
  • Pride, politics & protest: a revolutionary guide to LGBT liberation

  • By Geoff Dexter
  • Venue: Clarke
  • Pegida & the fight against racism, fascism & Islamophobia in Germany

  • By Christine Buchholz
  • Venue: Drama
  • Book launch: The Three Degrees: The Men Who Changed British Football Forever

  • By Paul Rees
  • Venue: Elvin
  • The politics of Sinn Féin

  • By Kieran Allen
  • Venue: Nunn
  • CLOSING RALLY

  • By Charlie Kimber, Sheila Coleman & others
  • Venue: Logan