Marxism 2017

Archive - Marxism 2016

Wednesday 29th June 2016

2:30 - 3:45pm

  • 40 years since the Soweto uprising: the struggle in South Africa today

  • By Bruce George
  • Venue: Clarke
  • Corbyn, the Labour Party and the struggle for socialism

  • By Mark L Thomas
  • Venue: Drama
  • Muhammad Ali: a fighter against racism and war

  • By Dean Ryan
  • Venue: Elvin
  • How powerful is the media?

  • By Jan Nielsen
  • Venue: Nunn
  • Radical thinkers: Lukács

  • By Richard Donnelly
  • Venue: Clarke
  • Women, social reproduction and the family today

  • By Sally Campbell
  • Venue: Drama
  • Book launch: Angry White People: Coming Face to Face with the British Far Right

  • By Hsiao-Hung Pai
  • Venue: Elvin
  • Do we need violence to get real social change?

  • By Michael Bradley
  • Venue: Nunn
  • OPENING RALLY After the Leave vote: fighting austerity, racism and war

  • By Moazzam Begg, Brid Smith, Dave Smith, Sheila Coleman, Amy Leather and others
  • Venue: Logan

Thursday 30th June 2016

10 - 11:15am

  • Was there ever a “golden age” of Labour?

  • By Duncan Brown
  • Venue: 777/780
  • Frantz Fanon and the “wretched of the earth”

  • By Chris Newlove
  • Venue: 802/804
  • The roots of terrorism

  • By Paddy Nielsen
  • Venue: Clarke
  • Russia, Germany and the First World War: how war led to revolution

  • By Sally Campbell
  • Venue: Drama
  • How to read Capital

  • By Joseph Choonara
  • Venue: Elvin
  • After the Panama Papers: how the rich hide their wealth

  • By Simon Basketter
  • Venue: Nunn
  • Trotsky and the united front

  • By Tom Kay
  • Venue: 777/780
  • Eleanor Marx and New Unionism

  • By Julie Sherry
  • Venue: 802/804
  • After the EU referendum: why we oppose all Immigration controls

  • By Zak Cochrane
  • Venue: Clarke
  • What is intersectionality?

  • By Sarah Bates
  • Venue: Drama
  • Isis, imperialism and the Middle East

  • By Simon Assaf
  • Venue: Elvin
  • Politics of the mind: Marxism and mental health

  • By Beth Greenhill
  • Venue: Nunn
  • The Marxist theory of imperialism: Lenin, Bukharin and Luxemburg

  • By Tomáš Tengely-Evans
  • Venue: 777/780
  • Marxism and classical music

  • By Sabby Sagall
  • Venue: 784/790
  • Why is capitalism addicted to fossil fuels?

  • By Amy Leather
  • Venue: 802/804
  • Book launch: Rebel’s Guide to James Connolly

  • By Seán Mitchell
  • Venue: Clarke
  • Should we be in favour of free speech?

  • By Esme Choonara
  • Venue: Drama
  • What Marx learned from Hegel

  • By Alex Callinicos
  • Venue: Elvin
  • Why did Britain vote to leave the EU?

  • By Charlie Kimber
  • Venue: Jeffery
  • Strikes and resistance in France

  • By Striking French railworker
  • Venue: Nunn
  • What could socialism be like?

  • By Maxine Bowler
  • Venue: 777/780
  • The Revolutionary Journalism of Big Bill Haywood

  • By John Newsinger
  • Venue: 784/790
  • How can Palestine be free?

  • By Jad Bouharoun
  • Venue: 802/804
  • How racism is changing in Britain

  • By Hassan Mahamdallie
  • Venue: Clarke
  • Corbynomics, Keynesianism and Marxism

  • By Jane Hardy
  • Venue: Drama
  • Robots and artificial intelligence: utopia or dystopia?

  • By Michael Roberts
  • Venue: Elvin
  • The American empire and its discontents

  • By Tariq Ali
  • Venue: Jeffery
  • 100 years since the battle of the Somme

  • By Michael Bradley
  • Venue: Nunn
  • Forum: Debating the German Revolution 1918-23

  • By Ian Birchall, Tony Phillips & John Rose
  • Venue: 777/780
  • Capitalism and corruption in the Global South

  • By Baba Aye
  • Venue: 802/804
  • Film showing: Remine with an introduction by Spanish film makers

  • By Marcos Martinez and Marta Crestelo
  • Venue: Clarke
  • Fighting sexism today: Marxism and women’s liberation

  • By Judith Orr
  • Venue: Drama
  • Book launches: Egypt: revolution, counter-revolution and beyond

  • By Jack Shenker and Phil Marfleet
  • Venue: Elvin
  • Trade unions in the era of Corbynism

  • By Matt Wrack, Dave Ward, Ian Hodson and Julie Sherry
  • Venue: Jeffery
  • What makes great art?

  • By John Molyneux
  • Venue: Nunn
  • Soul and the civil rights movement A special event with music in the Student Uni

  • By Yuri Prasad and Liz Wheatley
  • Venue: 731/736
  • Radio DJ Liz Wheatley talks to Yuri Prasad about how soul music charted the rise and fall of the movement that transformed America. Followed by two hours of vinyl-only northern soul and then contemporary soul and hip-hop till closing. From 7pm
  • Bernard Shaw Invites You!

  • Venue: Drama
  • Bernard Shaw Invites You! A one man play exploring the life and thoughts of George Bernard Shaw, performed and created by Paddy O’Keeffe. It premiered at the 2013 Brighton Festival Fringe and has since had successful runs in London, Dublin and New Delhi.
  • James Connolly and the Easter Rising

  • By Finlay Allison and Jimmy Ross
  • Venue: Jeffery
  • Finlay Allison and Jimmy Ross present a celebration in songs, stories and pictures of the men and women who took part in the 1916 Dublin Easter Rising.

Friday 1st July 2016

10 - 11:15am

  • Engels and the origins of women’s oppression

  • By Celia Hutchison
  • Venue: 728
  • How to dismantle the NHS in 10 Easy Steps

  • By Youssef El-Gingihy
  • Venue: 777/780
  • Radical thinkers: Gramsci

  • By Rob Jackson
  • Venue: 777/780
  • Quiet space

  • Venue: 784/790
  • From Benn to Blair: Labour from the 1970s to the 1990s

  • By Karen Reissmann
  • Venue: Clarke
  • As we approach the centenary: Why do we still celebrate the Russian Revolution?

  • By Dave Sherry
  • Venue: Drama
  • What is the state of the Nazis and the far right in Britain today?

  • By Weyman Bennett
  • Venue: Ellis
  • What do we mean by class in the 21st century?

  • By Amy Leather
  • Venue: Elvin
  • Syria today: from revolution to war

  • By Ghayath Naisse
  • Venue: Galleon A
  • How to Dismantle the NHS in Ten Easy Steps

  • By Youssef El-Gingihy
  • Venue: Nunn
  • Labour, work and alienation

  • By Fran Manning
  • Course: The Marxist Method
  • Venue: 728
  • Quiet space

  • Venue: 784/790
  • The Popular Front and the struggle against fascism in the 1930s and 40s

  • By Dave Sewell
  • Venue: Clarke
  • Our universities are not for sale: fighting the HE White Paper

  • By Liz Lawrence, Tom Hickey and others
  • Venue: Drama
  • How Asians transformed the working class in Britain

  • By Yuri Prasad
  • Venue: Ellis
  • Precarity: minority condition or majority experience?

  • By Kevin Doogan
  • Venue: Elvin
  • Book launch: 1916: Ireland’s Revolutionary Tradition

  • By Kieran Allen
  • Venue: Galleon A
  • Israel: the apartheid state

  • By Ilan Pappe
  • Venue: Galleon C
  • After the Leave vote: what is the way forward for the British left?

  • By Charlie Kimber
  • Venue: Jeffery
  • Remaking the workers’ movement? Immigrant struggles in Italy

  • By Lucia Pradella
  • Venue: Nunn
  • Historical Materialism

  • By Bea Kay
  • Course: The Marxist Method
  • Venue: 728
  • Art and revolution

  • By Chanie Rosenberg
  • Venue: 777/780
  • Quiet space

  • Venue: 784/790
  • Failures of solidarity in South African struggles of the 1920s

  • By David Johnson
  • Venue: Clarke
  • Book launch: 1966 and Not All That

  • By Mark Perryman
  • Venue: Drama
  • Politics and strikes in Britain today

  • By Paul McGarr, Jane Aitchison, Ronnie Draper and others
  • Venue: Ellis
  • Why do borders exist under capitalism?

  • By Phil Marfleet
  • Venue: Elvin
  • Not traditionally submissive: fighting Islamophobia and sexism

  • By Maz Saleem, Nahella Ashraf and Naima Omar
  • Venue: Galleon A
  • The Anthropocene and the global ecological crisis

  • By John Bellamy Foster
  • Venue: Galleon C
  • Debate: Greece and Syriza today

  • By Stathis Kouvelakis and Panos Garganos
  • Venue: Jeffery
  • Panel meeting: What can we do about the housing crisis?

  • By Eileen Short and others
  • Venue: Nunn
  • Lenin: state and revolution

  • By Sue Caldwell
  • Venue: 728
  • What is the dialectic?

  • By Mark Dunk
  • Course: The Marxist Method
  • Venue: 777/780
  • Quiet space

  • Venue: 784/790
  • Inside Film: food bank Britain

  • By Deirdre O'Neill
  • Venue: Clarke
  • The rise of Saudi Arabia and the Arab counter revolutions

  • By Anne Alexander
  • Venue: Drama
  • Are we too late to stop climate change? The climate movement after COP 21

  • By Asad Rehman, Suzanne Jeffery and others
  • Venue: Ellis
  • Panel meeting: How can we fight to save the NHS?

  • By Mona Kamal, Janet Maiden and Julie Sherry
  • Venue: Elvin
  • After the elections: Ireland’s new politics?

  • By Brid Smith and Richard Boyd Barrett
  • Venue: Galleon A
  • The fight against fascism and the far right across Europe

  • By Petros Constantinou, Christine Buchholz and others
  • Venue: Galleon C
  • Hillsborough, Orgreave and the lessons for the fight for justice

  • By Sheila Coleman, Gareth Peirce and Joe Rollin
  • Venue: Jeffery
  • What do shop stewards do?

  • Venue: Nunn
  • The gene editing revolution – its promise and potential perils

  • By John Parrington
  • Venue: 728
  • Revolutionary Shakespeare?

  • By Gareth Jenkins
  • Venue: 777/780
  • Quiet space

  • Venue: 784/790
  • Who were the Black Panthers?

  • By Gary McFarlane
  • Venue: Clarke
  • “Get up, stand up!” 40th anniversary of Rock Against Racism

  • By Roger Huddle and Rick Blackman
  • Venue: Drama
  • What do Marxists say about gender and sexuality?

  • By Sue Caldwell
  • Venue: Ellis
  • Panel meeting: The Fast Food Rights campaign and organising the unorganised

  • By Jorel Ware, Sarah Wooley and BFAWU fast food workers
  • Venue: Elvin
  • The struggle against counter-revolution in Egypt

  • By Egyptian revolutionary
  • Venue: Galleon A
  • Panel meeting: More than charity – solidarity with refugees

  • By Weyman Bennett, Sabby Dhalu and others
  • Venue: Galleon C
  • Brexit: a crisis for British and global capitalism

  • By Alex Callinicos
  • Venue: Jeffery
  • Marx and progress

  • By Sean Sayers
  • Venue: Nunn
  • Rock Against Racism music night

  • Following on from the “Get up, stand up!” meeting to mark the 40th anniversary of Rock Against Racism, we have a celebratory night of music and dancing in the Student Union bar.
  • Film showing: The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

  • Venue: Clarke
  • This documentary explores the Black Panther Party and its significance. Featuring Kathleen Cleaver, Jamal Joseph and many others. It is a vibrant chronicle of the movement.
  • Play: Green and Red

  • Venue: Drama
  • Three lads from London are escaping from their families, over for the 1966 Easter Rising celebrations. They go on the run, to a field in Galway. But it’s not just any field, as they discover when they are visited by ghosts from the past, present and future. Written by Richard Bradbury, there will be an audience participation quiz!

Saturday 2nd July 2016

10 - 11:15am

  • Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador: Is there anything left of the pink tide?

  • By Andy Brown
  • Venue: 728
  • How the anti- union laws were broken in the 1970s

  • By Ralph Darlington
  • Venue: 777/780
  • Tom Mann and the Great Unrest

  • By Candy Udwin
  • Venue: 784/790
  • After the elections: where is Scotland going?

  • By Keir McKechnie
  • Venue: 802/804
  • White supremacy and the creation of “race” – where does racism come from?

  • By Kate Hurford
  • Venue: Clarke
  • What is Islamism?

  • By Egyptian revolutionary
  • Venue: Drama
  • Reform or revolution: the debate today

  • By John Molyneux
  • Venue: Elvin
  • Another school is possible: a socialist vision of education

  • By Jess Edwards
  • Venue: Nunn
  • 500 years since Thomas More’s Utopia: Socialism and visions of another world

  • By Hassan Mahamdallie
  • Venue: 728
  • Exploitation: Where do profits come from?

  • By Sheila McGregor
  • Course: The Marxist Method
  • Venue: 777/780
  • Book launch: Schools out! The Hidden History of Britain’s School Students Strike

  • By Michael Lavalette
  • Venue: 784/790
  • Book launch: A Rebel’s Guide to Malcolm X

  • By Antony Hamilton
  • Venue: 802/804
  • The fight for trans liberation: resistance and solidarity

  • By Laura Miles
  • Venue: Clarke
  • Palestine and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign

  • By Tom Hickey and others
  • Venue: Drama
  • Trade union struggle in Britain today – new opportunities?

  • By Mark L Thomas
  • Venue: Elvin
  • Imperialism today

  • By Alex Callinicos
  • Venue: Jeffery
  • How left is Green politics?

  • By Shahrar Ali
  • Venue: Nunn
  • Is Marxism relevant for Africa?

  • By Mani Tanoh
  • Venue: 728
  • Alexandra Kollontai and the Russian Revolution

  • By Emma Davis
  • Venue: 731/736
  • Accumulation: the driving force of capitalism

  • By Rhys Williams
  • Course: The Marxist Method
  • Venue: 777/780
  • Is there a global crackdown? The international fight for abortion rights

  • By Sinéad Kennedy
  • Venue: 784/790
  • 1936: Spain, revolution and war

  • By Dave Sewell
  • Venue: 802/804
  • Thatcher, Murdoch and Wapping: the conspiracy that broke the print unions

  • By Ann Field, Mike Simons and Ian Taylor
  • Venue: Clarke
  • Are we heading for another slump?

  • By Michael Roberts, John Bellamy Foster and Joseph Choonara
  • Venue: Drama
  • Fighting austerity across Europe

  • By Speakers from France, Ireland and Greece
  • Venue: Elvin
  • Panel meeting: Challenging Islamophobia and Prevent

  • By Alex Kenny, Ifhat Shaheen, Esme Choonara & others
  • Venue: Jeffery
  • Panel meeting: Disability and resistance

  • By Paula Peters, Clara Paillard, Jen Dodds, Denise McKenna and Mark Dunk
  • Venue: Nunn
  • Beyoncé, Bowie and Bono: popstars and politics

  • By Dave Randall
  • Venue: 728
  • Is human nature a barrier to socialism?

  • By Camilla Royle
  • Venue: 731/736
  • What causes crisis?

  • By Jo Cardwell
  • Course: The Marxist Method
  • Venue: 777/780
  • Ninety years since the general strike of 1926

  • By Marianne Owens
  • Venue: 784/790
  • Agriculture, food and climate change

  • By Martin Empson
  • Venue: 802/804
  • Antisemitism today

  • By Rob Ferguson
  • Venue: Clarke
  • Panel meeting: The fight for education

  • By Anne Lemon, Alan Gibbons and others
  • Venue: Drama
  • The politics of anti-imperialism

  • By Judith Orr
  • Venue: Elvin
  • Where next after the EU referendum?

  • By Natalie Bennett and Joseph Choonara
  • Venue: Jeffery
  • Book launch: A Very Capitalist Condition: A History and Politics of Disability

  • By Roddy Slorach
  • Venue: Nunn
  • Not just opium: Marxism and religion

  • By Anna Gluckstein
  • Venue: 728
  • 50 years of Star Trek. The United Federation of Planets: In or out? What do soci

  • By Sasha Simic
  • Venue: 777/780
  • Book launch: 1956: the World in Revolt

  • By Simon Hall
  • Venue: 802/804
  • Nina Simone: artist and revolutionary

  • By Alan Gibbons
  • Venue: Clarke
  • The police, racism and the state

  • By Brian Richardson
  • Venue: Drama
  • Turkey, Syria and the Kurds

  • By Ron Margulies
  • Venue: Elvin
  • After Orlando: the global fight against LGBT+ oppression

  • By Nicola Field, Jordan Daly, Edwin Sesange and Antony Rizk
  • Venue: Jeffery
  • Bernie Sanders, the Democrats and US radicalism

  • By Charlie Kimber
  • Venue: Nunn
  • Film showing: Still the Enemy Within

  • Venue: Clarke
  • Still the Enemy WithinThis film offers a unique insight into one of British history’s most dramatic events: the 1984-85 Miners’ Strike. There are no professional “experts” and no politicians on display. Instead, thirty years on, this is the raw first-hand experience of those who lived through Britain’s longest strike and inspired acts of solidarity around the world. These are the people that Margaret Thatcher labelled “the Enemy Within”. Many of them have never spoken on camera before.

Sunday 3rd July 2016

10 - 11:15am

  • Bob Marley: roots, reggae and racism

  • By Brian Richardson
  • Venue: Clarke
  • What would a revolution look like?

  • By Lewis Nielsen
  • Venue: Drama
  • Women and Islam

  • By Talat Ahmed
  • Venue: Elvin
  • History of Queer theory and politics

  • By Noel Halifax
  • Venue: Nunn
  • Iran after the nuclear deal

  • By Peyman Jafari
  • Venue: Clarke
  • What is cultural appropriation?

  • By Ken Olende
  • Venue: Drama
  • Marx: a revolutionary for the 21st century

  • By Panos Garganas
  • Venue: Elvin
  • How Big Pharma stops us making progress

  • By Camilla Royle
  • Venue: Nunn
  • CLOSING RALLY

  • By Megan Parsons, Liam Stevenson, Michael Bradley, Richard Boyd Barrett and others
  • Venue: Logan