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Come to Marxism 2005

Come to Marxism 2005

Issue No. 1950

Victoria Brittan

Victoria Brittan


The protests and events surrounding the G8 summit end on 7 July. But there’s no reason that the discussion has to stop there.

From 7-11 July the Marxism 2005 event will take place in central London. The best speakers from the left in Britain and across the globe will be there to join the debate on key questions for the movement.

Speakers include:

  • African socialists Mani Tanoh and Trevor Ngwane on resistance in Africa today.
  • Author Mark Curtis on British foreign policy since the invasion of Iraq.
  • French feminist Christine Delphy on the French left and the ban on the hijab.
  • Former Guardian Latin American correspondent Richard Gott and professor Mike Gonzalez discuss Chavez and the Bolivarian revolution.
  • Victoria Brittain and Gillian Slovo, authors of Guantanamo — Honor Bound to Defend Freedom, on the politics of torture.
  • Fantasy fiction author China Miéville on the Marxist analysis of monsters.
  • Columnist Mark Steel on Albert Einstein.
  • Elaheh Povey and Peyman Jafari discuss Iran today.
  • Human rights lawyers Louise Christian and Gareth Peirce on current attacks on our rights.
  • Other speakers include Winston Silcott, Colin Fox, Sue Branford, Haifa Zangana, Michael Rosen and Janet Alder.

Tickets for Marxism 2005 are £45 (waged), £32 (unwaged), £25 for students and £18 for under 18s. Free accommodation is available.

For information, or to book your place, phone 020 7538 2707 or go to www.marxism2005.net

China Miéville

China Miéville



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SW Appeal
Thu 5 May 2005, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1950
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