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The best festival of socialist ideas starts this weekend

Issue No. 1909

Come to the opening rally

LINDSEY GERMAN, convenor of the Stop the War Coalition, will be joined by Respect MP George Galloway, Walden Bello from Focus on the Global South, Brazilian socialist Luciana Genro, and Giuliano Giuliani, father of Carlo Giuliani who was killed by Italian police at the anti G8 summit protest in Genoa.

Friday 9 July Friends Meeting House, Euston Road, London, 7pm


Just some of the highlights–join the debate

Revolutionaries & elections
John Rees, Respect candidate in Birmingham Hodge Hill 10am

Is racism on the rise?
Weyman Bennett 10am

The new mandarins of American power
Alex Callinicos 11.45am

How awkward are the awkward squad?
Martin Smith 2pm

How do we tackle the power of the state?
Chris Nineham 2pm

Can revolutions end oppression?
Lindsey German 3.45pm

Labour and the attack on civil liberties
Gareth Peirce & Aamer Anwar 7pm

Humanity & the environment
Paul McGarr 3.45pm

Iraq: war, resistance & revolution
Ibrahim Allawi & Sabah Jawad 3.45pm

Tower blocks and terraces: what sort of housing?
Eileen Short 7pm


Sunday 11 July

Crime, communities & capitalism
Beccy Palmer 10am

Class, fast food & fat
Sheila McGregor 10am

The future for the anti-war movement
Andrew Murray, Lindsey German & Nines Maestro 11.45am

Can trade be fair?
Walden Bello 11.45am

The origins of capitalism
Chris Harman 11.45am

The struggle for democracy
Tony Benn 2pm

Islam, secularism & socialism
Gilbert Achcar, Antoine Boulangé & Esme Choonara 2pm

Life after capitalism Parecon: values & institutions

Michael Albert 2pm & 7pm

UKIP & the rise of the new populism
Chris Bambery 3.45pm

Are men in crisis?
Judith Orr 3.45pm

The Chartists & working class democracy
Paul Foot 7pm

Can Lula deliver?
Charles-André Udry & Luciana Genro 7pm

Meetings during the week

The debates continue all week at Marxism. Here are some of the highlights:

MONDAY 12 JULY, 7pm

Lenin today Alex Callinicos & Michael Albert

TUESDAY 13 JULY, 7pm

How can Palestine be free? Gilad Atzmon & Ghada Karmi

What’s happening in British trade unions? Mark Serwotka

WEDNESDAY 14 JULY, 7pm

The new imperialism & its discontents Tariq Ali

Memoirs of a partisan Giovanni Pesce

Divide & rule: New Labour & migrant workers Hsiao-Hung Pai

THURSDAY 15 JULY

The hunger strikes: Britain’s Guantanamo

Brendan Hughes & Tommy McKearney, 3.45pm


15 July by-elections

Marxism has been slightly reorganised on the Thursday and Friday because of the by-elections in Birmingham and Leicester. Coaches will be going to both constituencies to enable people at Marxism to campaign for Respect. On Friday there will be a chance to discuss the results.

FRIDAY 16 JULY, 3pm
Closing rally with George Galloway, John Rees & Salma Yaqoob.


Where is Marxism held?

The opening rally on Friday night is at Friends Meeting House on Euston Road. The week continues at the University of London Union (ULU) on Malet Street, the Institute of Education on Bedford Way, University College London (UCL) on Gordon Street and Gower Street, Birkbeck College on Malet Street and SOAS Student Union.

Nearest tubes are Euston, Euston Square, Russell Square, Warren Street and Goodge Street.


How much does it cost?

Some 220 meetings plus films, theatre, DJs and live bands throughout the week cost just £60 for the week if you are waged. Unwaged/HE students pay £50, under 18/FE students pay £25. For the weekend the prices are £50/£38/£19. It costs less if you pay in advance. You can buy tickets for a session or a day which cost £9.50/£19. Tickets are available from ULU.


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SW Appeal
Sat 10 Jul 2004, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1909
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