Summer School in London: Prospects for the World Revolution

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Come to the Marxist Summer School June 17-19 in London for a packed weekend of discussion and debate on what relevance the theory and programme of the Marxists has in this epoch of world revolution.

University of London Union - June 17th-19th

london_summer_school_2011Hosted by the University of London Union Marxist Society and Socialist Appeal

Twenty years ago, the bourgeoisie was overjoyed at the overthrow of “communism”. But their rejoicing was premature. In retrospect the fall of Stalinism will be seen as only the prelude to a far more dramatic development: the revolutioary overthrow of capitalism. Everywhere the system is in crisis. Everywhere the ruling class is trying to place the full burden of the crisis of its system on the shoulders of the poorest layers of society.

The dicatorships that have been toppled in the Arab world had a powerful state apparatus, big armies, police, and secret police. But that did not save them. Nor will all the money, police and armies in the world save the rulers of Europe and the United States once the workers move to change society. The masses have shown again and again determination and willingness to struggle. In order to achieve victory they need to be armed with a clear programme and leadership. The ideas of Marxism are the only ones that can provide it. The future is ours.

Speakers will include Alan Woods, author of Reformism or Revolution: Marxism and Socialism of the 21st Century, Fred Weston, editor of In Defence of Marxism website, Jorge Martin, International Secretary of Hands Off Venezuela, Rob Sewell, editor of Socialist Appeal, Hamid Alizadeh, editor of the Iranian Marxist paper Mobarezeye Tabagathi, Marie Frederiksen, editor of the Danish Marxist paper Socialistisk Standpunkt and John Pickard, former editor of British Marxist newspaper Militant.

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Agenda

Friday, June 17th

17.30 - 18.30 - Registration

18.30 - 20.30 - The case for Marxism

Saturday, June 18th

10.00- 11.30

  1. Marxism and Religion
  2. The Arab Revolution

11.45 - 13.15

  1. Marxism and Art
  2. The revolutions in the ex-colonial countries after the Second World War

13.15 - 14.00 - Lunch

14.00- 15.30

  1. Marxist Economics
  2. Stalinism

15.45 - 18.00

  1. Film: Capitalism - A love story
  2. Film: The Battle of Algiers

Sunday, June 19th

10.30 - 12.30

  1. Marxism and Feminism
  2. Bolshevism

12.30 - 13.00 - Lunch

13.00- 14.45

  1. The Venezuelan Revolution
  2. The History of the Communist (3rd) International

15.00-16.00pm - Closing remarks - The World Revolution and the tasks of the Marxists

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