The Marxist Summer School is this weekend!
Join us 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.
At present all eyes are on Greece, which is at the epicentre of the capitalist crisis in Europe. This Sunday, June 17th, the Greek people will go to the elections, with the hopes of millions of workers and youth pinned on a victory of SYRIZA to head a left government against the austerity measures in Greece.
This Friday the opening session of the Marxist Summer School will discuss the latest developments in Europe, with particular reference to the situation in Ireland and with a direct video link to the Marxists in Greece as they head for an historic election.
Over the weekend we will host discussions on The Lessons of the Miners' Strike; The History of the Class Struggle in Greece; Marxism and Science; Britain on the brink of General Strike: The Working Class of ‘72; Ireland - Republicanism and Revolution; The Spanish Revolution and many more besides.
£5 unwaged, £10 waged for the whole weekend.
Hosted by ULU Marxists, Socialist Appeal andwww.marxist.com
University of London Union, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HY
For more information or to book in advance contact: 020 7515 7675 /
The confirmed programme is as follows:
Friday June 15th
18.00 - 19.00 Registration
19.00 - 21.00 Plenary Session: Prospects for the World Revolution: Greece and the Crisis in Europe
Saturday June 16th
10.00 - 11.30
1. Why does Capitalism enter into crisis?
2. Lessons of the Miners Strike
1. China: The Long March to Power 1925-49
2. History of the Class Struggle in Greece
13.15 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 15.30
1. Marxism and Science
2. Ireland: Republicanism and Revolution - Learning from the mistakes of the past
15.45 - 18.30
Plenary & Film Screening
Britain on the brink of General Strike: The Working Class of ‘72
Sunday June 17th
10.00 - 11.45
1. What will Socialism look like?
2. The part played by Labour in the transition from Ape to Man
12.00 - 12.45 Lunch
12.45 - 14.30
1. The reformist degeneration of the 2nd International 1875-1914
2. The Spanish Revolution 1931-37
14.45 - 15.30
Plenary: The Need to build the Revolutionary Party
Speakers include: Gerry Ruddy, editor of Irish Marxist journal 'The Red Plough'; John Dunn, Justice for Mineworkers; Steve Kelly, Anti-blacklist activist, leader of the Sparks rank-and-file committee; Ken Capstick, former Vice-President, Yorkshire National Union of Miners; Fred Weston, editor of the 'In Defence of Marxism' website; Rob Sewell, author of 'In the Cause of Labour' and editor of Socialist Appeal; Harry Nielsen, author of 'Against the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics – in defence of Marxism'; John Pickard, former editor of British Marxist newspaper 'Militant', Jorge Martin, editor of Marxist magazine 'America Socialista'.