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Marxism 2002

Issue No. 1794

The anti-capitalist movement is growing ever more rapidly. More and more people are beginning to side with the anti-war movement against the military madness of Bush and Blair. The trade union movement is rebuilding its confidence.

At Marxism we'll be explaining what we are against - poverty, inequality, capitalism, imperialism, oppression. And we'll talk about what we want - resistance, socialism, Marxism.

Marxism is a unique event. The best radical speakers around will help the discussion get off the ground, and the 6,000 people who attend will make the experience unforgettable. It brings together many different issues but puts them into the context of a comprehensive worldview.

At Marxism you will meet people from all over Britain, Europe and further afield. There will be veterans of the labour movement and young people new to politics. A wide range of ideas and theories will be debated, and strategies for the future will be outlined. These are just some of the highlights.


Globalisation and anti-capitalism

The press predicted that the anti-capitalist movement would be killed off by the events of 11 September. Since then we've seen protests of 20,000 in New York, 100,000 in Brussels, 80,000 in Porto Alegre and 500,000 in Barcelona. Anti-capitalist demonstrator Carlo Giuliani was killed by Italian police on a demonstration against the G8 in Genoa last July. This July his mother, Haidi Giuliani, will be speaking at Marxism. In another discussion, Susan George will join Alex Callinicos, Boris Kagarlitsky and Mike Gonzalez. They all attended the World Social Forum in Porto Alegre, and they will be discussing the future of the anti-capitalist movement.


11 September and after

At Marxism we will be examining the root causes of the 11 September attacks. We will be looking at why the drive to war seems to be built into the capitalist system.

Tariq Ali, author of The Clash of Fundamentalisms, George Galloway MP and Jeremy Corbyn MP, all leading figures in the anti-war movement, will be at Marxism to help that discussion.


A revolutionary past

Tony Benn and singer Roy Bailey have been performing their Writings on the Wall to packed audiences around the country. They combine songs and readings from revolutionary texts through the ages to inspirational effect. Marxism is made up of hundreds of rallies, forums, meetings and courses. Other issues include the growing discontent with New Labour and the possibility of creating alternatives to the Labour Party.

We will be discussing a solution for Palestine and looking at other national liberation struggles. We will be looking at women's liberation, labour history, race and racism, the media, and science.

A free creche is available to the children of people who register for Marxism. We can organise free accommodation in London for you. People who come to Marxism say that it gives them confidence and understanding that they don't get from any other event.

Marxism 2002 will be in central London from 5-12 July

For a free brochure or to book now Phone 020 7538 2707 E-mail marxism@swp.org.uk or visit www.swp.org.uk/marxism

Send this form to Marxism 2002, PO Box 82, London E3 3LH


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SW Appeal
Sat 6 Apr 2002, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1794
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