Marxism 2011 was not a talking shop, but a springboard to further action. Participants debated how we step up the fight against the Tories.
Many trade unionists said that socialists should push for another wave of coordinated strikes in the autumn—but this time involving more unions. Many want a general strike to bring down the Tories, and some raised the idea of staying out for more than one day.
Right to Work campaigners stressed the importance of the protests it has initiated against the Liberal Democrat and Tory conferences, on 18 September in Birmingham and 2 October in Manchester.
Another key date is the national demonstration against the racist English Defence League in Tower Hamlets, east London, on Saturday 3 September.