For five days thousands will gather at this political festival to celebrate the global movement against war and injustice.
There are up to 200 forums and debates as well as a range of entertainment including gigs, theatre productions, exhibitions and film showings. 6-10 July, Central London
Speakers include: Tariq Ali, Anas Altikriti, Walden Bello, Melissa Benn, Tony Benn, Alex Callinicos, Louise Christian, Mark Curtis, Roland Denis, Terry Eagleton, George Galloway, Rose Gentle, Lindsey German, John Gittings, Ghada Karmi, Bernadette McAliskey, Eamonn McCann, Adrian Mitchell, Trevor Ngwane, Gillo Pontecorvo, Yvonne Ridley, Michael Rosen, Alfredo Saad-Filho, Mark Serwotka, Winston Silcott, Mark Steel and many more.
“I’ve never been to Marxism before. I’m coming down with a group of friends from Preston – I know lots of people who want to find out more about the radical left. I’m looking forward to hearing about revolution in Latin America and learning more about the struggles in Nepal. For years I trusted the mainstream media but not any more. I think Marxism will be a chance to find out more about what is really going on.”
Charlie Winstanley, 16, school student from Preston
Go to www.marxism2006.org.uk