Make sure you’re part of Marxism 2005.
Kick-off is on Thursday 7 July with an opening rally featuring South African activist Trevor Ngwane, Rennato Seniro of the Portuguese Left Bloc and Respect MP George Galloway.
Friday sees Alex Callinicos discuss Popes, Christianity and Revolution and Victoria Brittain examines The Politics of Torture.
Tony Benn will pack out the house on Saturday when he talks on The Struggle for Justice. In the evening Walden Bello and Trevor Ngwane will join Chris Nineham to discuss the fundamental causes of world poverty. Harold Pinter, Adrian Mitchell, Jean Binta Breeze and Michael Rosen will take part in a session on Poets and Resistance.
Respect and the Crisis of Parliamentary Democracy will be put under the spotlight by George Galloway MP and John Rees on Saturday afternoon while John Rose and Moshe Machover map out strategies for peace in Palestine.
The spirit of revolt in Brazil will be discussed by Sue Branford and Alfredo Saad Filho, while Lindsey German looks at A History of Women’s Liberation.
This is just a taste of what will be happening over the five days. There will also be a festival of music, cinema and comedy, and your children can enjoy Britain’s biggest free creche.
For more details go to www.marxism2005.net or phone 020 7538 2707