BEGIN:VCALENDAR PRODID:-//Google Inc//Google Calendar 70.9054//EN VERSION:2.0 CALSCALE:GREGORIAN METHOD:PUBLISH X-WR-CALNAME:Socialist Appeal X-WR-TIMEZONE:Europe/London X-WR-CALDESC:Marxist events hosted by Socialist Appeal supporters BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:Europe/London X-LIC-LOCATION:Europe/London BEGIN:DAYLIGHT TZOFFSETFROM:+0000 TZOFFSETTO:+0100 TZNAME:BST DTSTART:19700329T010000 RRULE:FREQ=YEARLY;BYMONTH=3;BYDAY=-1SU END:DAYLIGHT BEGIN:STANDARD TZOFFSETFROM:+0100 TZOFFSETTO:+0000 TZNAME:GMT DTSTART:19701025T020000 RRULE:FREQ=YEARLY;BYMONTH=10;BYDAY=-1SU END:STANDARD END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20190312T183000Z DTEND:20190312T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:1d9hvgkmmdvioq9g89ah7k3811@google.com CREATED:20190228T172803Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1537228829743002/\n\n The #YouthStrike4Climate is an inspiring global movement of hundreds of tho usands of students and young people who are demanding genuine and effective action on climate change. \n\nCapitalism is destroying our planet and our futures in the name of profit and it is vital that we educate and organise ourselves to create a fairer and genuinely sustainable world. \n\nOn Friday 15th March thousands of school students in over 40 countries around the wo rld will go on strike simultaneously – the last strike in the UK on Februar y 15th drew thousands onto the streets around Westminster. \n\nLSE students who want to stand up and fight should join us on the protest coinciding wi th the strike on the 15th March! LAST-MODIFIED:20190228T172803Z LOCATION:Clement House\, LSE\, 265 Strand\, London WC2R 1DH\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:LSE Marxists: Capitalism is killing our planet TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20190312T190000Z DTEND:20190312T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:0q4icd28b5j0p49gvu8j0m1usm@google.com CREATED:20190227T095114Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/625233111266073/\n\nT he movement of the yellow vests is a social earthquake of exceptional power . It represents a major turning point in the class struggle in France and i s a source of inspiration for workers around the world. The hundreds of tho usands of exploited and oppressed people who have been mobilising in many c ases are doing so for the first time in their lives. \n\nWhat lessons can w e draw from this? Where did the phenomena come from and how can it be succe ssful in its goals?\n\nJoin Liverpool Marxist Society as we discuss these q uestions as well as the international relevance of the movement. LAST-MODIFIED:20190227T095114Z LOCATION:Liverpool Guild of Students\, 160 Mount Pleasant\, Liverpool L3 5T R\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Liverpool Marxists: The gilets jaunes - class struggle in France TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20190227T183000Z DTEND:20190227T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:4akh03gm256o5hj475nj2k3l12@google.com CREATED:20190227T094951Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/309505783240390/\n\nT his Marxist Society meeting we'll discuss the connections between the class struggle and the LGBT struggle against oppression. Come to hear why we nee d a socialist revolution for the full emancipation of all to happen. LAST-MODIFIED:20190227T094951Z LOCATION:SOAS University of London\, Bloomsbury\, London WC1H 0XG\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:SOAS: Marxism and the LGBT struggle TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20190227T183000Z DTEND:20190227T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:6qf6do0j0jao9og0rro7n28ncb@google.com CREATED:20190227T094547Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2014393705529491/\n\n World poverty is capitalism’s great crime against humanity. Faced with a ri se in popularity for the ideas of socialism and communism all around the wo rld\, bourgeois politicians\, businesspeople and academics have mobilised a ll their forces to prove to all of us that capitalism still offers the most equitable and efficient distribution of resources. \n\nBut there is little they can do to cover up reality: today\, we produce enough food for 10 bil lion people\, while millions starve. Corporations store away a cash pile of trillions of uninvested dollars in tax havens\, which could instead be use d to revolutionise technology in production\, tackle climate change\, and p rovide decent and sustainable living conditions for all. None of this is ne cessary or inevitable\; it is the product of a system that draws the profit of the few from the poverty of the many. But this can be stopped. LAST-MODIFIED:20190227T094547Z LOCATION:Medical Sciences Building UCL\, Gower St\, Bloomsbury\, London WC1 E 6BT\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UCL Marxists: World poverty - are things really getting better? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20190227T180000Z DTEND:20190227T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:1nopkml6ck2hd7v7hl1r7i6a2g@google.com CREATED:20190227T094341Z DESCRIPTION:\nFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/249562612623101/\nT he LGBT Community faces daily oppression under this system that must be fou ght against. The first step in reaching liberty is to understand why oppres sion takes place.\n\nJoin Newcastle Marxist Society to celebrate LGBTQ+ His tory Month and to look at why the community is oppressed\, how past fights against this have developed and how we can move forward in the fight for li beration.\n\nEveryone is welcome to come along so\, get yourselves down\, s hare the vent widely and feel free to invite along anyone you feel might li ke to get involved. LAST-MODIFIED:20190227T094341Z LOCATION:Newcastle University Students' Union\, King's Rd\, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8QB\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Newcastle Marxists: Marxism and LGBT liberation TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20190220T200000Z DTEND:20190220T213000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:2jrg7h5ji21nbb50ihci471aga@google.com CREATED:20190220T113928Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1865740836882628/\n\n Arguably\, Anarchism and Marxism have been the two most prominent revolutio nary ideas in the last two centuries. While (most) anarchist theories broad ly share the same goal of Marxism - that is that of building a classless an d stateless society - significant differences among the two exist. In fact already at the early stages of the movements\, those lead to arguments betw een Marx and Bakunin\, which finally resulted in the expulsion of the latte r from the IWA. \n\nAs Marxist\, and revolutionaries in general\, we will t ouch on the main differences between anarchism and Marxism\, including the concept of state\, leadership\, strategies and class basis of the two movem ents. This will be an excellent opportunity to learn about some more comple x theory\, in simple terms. LAST-MODIFIED:20190220T113928Z LOCATION:Oxford University Student Union\, 4 Worcester St\, Oxford OX1 2BX\ , UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Oxford Marxists: Marxism vs Anarchism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20190221T180000Z DTEND:20190221T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:6kie2e29o3ev4ri393qpogie0r@google.com CREATED:20190220T113822Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2348373972107063/\n\n What is history? Where does it come from? And what drives it?\n\nThese ques tions have plagued the minds of great philosophers since the dawn of civili zation. In the theory of historical materialism\, Marxism may have the answ ers. LAST-MODIFIED:20190220T113822Z LOCATION:Leeds University Union\, Lifton Pl\, Leeds LS2 9JZ\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Leeds Marxists: Historical materialism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20190226T190000Z DTEND:20190226T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:1vrnkp22gp9j7dbnv5ntt6aoim@google.com CREATED:20190220T113732Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2694902473883813/\n\n The ruling class have lost control of the situation. The UK is now engulfed in a total economic\, political and social crisis for which the bourgeoisi e have no solution.\n\nBrexit has provoked an open split in their ranks\, w ith the lunatic reactionary fringe now controlling the Tory party while the sober representatives of British capitalism struggle to secure their basic interests. Yet more storms are coming for them\, with the possibility of a new global economic slump or a general election forcing them from power.\n \nIn such a chaotic situation\, what must the working class do to fight bac k and find a solution to the crisis? LAST-MODIFIED:20190220T113732Z LOCATION:Adam Smith Building\, 28 Bute Gardens\, Glasgow G12 8RS\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: Brexit\, crash\, and chaos TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20190221T180000Z DTEND:20190221T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:7l8a8ns03smuhfoep2v4lnigdf@google.com CREATED:20190220T113620Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/976421919228874/\n\n\ nWhat is happening in Venezuela is an attempted coup d'état supported by We stern Imperialist powers to remove\, through military intervention\, the de mocratically elected government of the country.\n\nPresident Maduro was re- elected last year in a presidential election where he obtained over 65% of the vote. The election was observed by a number of impartial observers\, in cluding the former Prime Minister of Spain Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero\, a nd judged to have been fair. The US was invited to send observers but decli ned. \n\nMeanwhile\, the Trump administration actively pressured the opposi tion to boycott the election in order to create the appearance of a rigid e lection where the opposition were prevented from running. The fact that a s ection of the opposition\, headed by presidential candidate Henri Falcon\, ran in the election demonstrates that this was not the case.\n\nThe announc ement of Guaido as 'interim president' has no constitutional basis whatsoev er and we must oppose it. Whatever the weaknesses of the Maduro presidency\ , we must stand in staunch defence of the Bolivarian revolution and reject the attempted regime change in Venezuela.\n\nPlease come along to discuss what we can do to fight the coup in Venezuela. LAST-MODIFIED:20190220T113620Z LOCATION:University of Warwick\, Coventry CV4 7AL\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Warwick Marxists: Fight the coup in Venezuela! TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20190228T183000Z DTEND:20190228T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:71bkrl7sjsgmje011eesebagta@google.com CREATED:20190220T113447Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/351841995671326/\n\n2 019 marks 60 years since revolutionaries in Cuba overthrew the US backed di ctatorship of Fulgencio Batista and liberated the Cuban people from direct imperialist oppression\, setting the country on the road to socialism. Toda y\, with the gains of the Cuban revolution and the planned economy ever mor e threatened by capitalism and US imperialism\, it is more important than e ver for us to analyse and understand the nature of the Cuban Revolution.\n\ nJoin KCL MarxSoc as we discuss one of the most important revolutionary eve nts in Latin American history! LAST-MODIFIED:20190220T113447Z LOCATION:King's College London\, Strand\, London WC2R 2LS\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:KCL Marxists: The Cuban Revolution - 60 years on TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20190220T190000Z DTEND:20190220T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:4680fkcc5iitqa3j5kkbpbi806@google.com CREATED:20190214T160054Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/361678984631935/\n\nW ith the historic rejection of Theresa May's proposed deal and the narrow su rvival in a vote of no confidence\, January has been a very turbulent time for British Government.\n\nBut as March 29 approaches\, what happens from h ere? Is anything capable of breaking the deadlock faced by parliament\, and what is the right way forward? \n\nCome and join the Manchester Marxist so ciety for a friendly discussion on the topic\, all welcome! LAST-MODIFIED:20190214T160054Z LOCATION:Manchester Metropolitan University\, All Saints Building\, All Sai nts\, Manchester M15 6BH\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Manchester Marxists: Brexit - where to go from here? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20190219T190000Z DTEND:20190219T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:21pudmetjfg21t12019m4gjdjs@google.com CREATED:20190214T155937Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1185099984982703/\n\n What is capital? Where does profit come from? How are workers exploited und er capitalism? \n\nThese fundamental questions of political economy were ta ckled by Karl Marx in his masterpiece: Capital. To this day his theories re main true and essential for revolutionaries to understand the world they ar e fighting to change.\n\nWe'll outline the basics of Marxist economic analy sis and see how the laws of capitalism discovered by Marx still shape our l ives today. Recommended reading for this talks is Synopsis of Capital\, by Engels: https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1867-c1/1868-syn/index. htm LAST-MODIFIED:20190214T155937Z LOCATION:Adam Smith Building\, 28 Bute Gardens\, Glasgow G12 8RS\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: capital and labour - Marxist economics TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20190220T180000Z DTEND:20190220T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:7eru9rq618nuiqe4iqfep90eeq@google.com CREATED:20190214T155833Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/352105458721802/\n\nI n honour of LGBT history month\, MarxSoc invites you to our talk and discus sion on Stonewall.\n\n50 years ago\, the LGBT liberation movement was throw n into the public eye in riots against brutal police raids. Since then\, LG BT protest has been transformed\, and various activist groups created. The movement has made significant gains\, with decriminalisation of homosexuali ty\, lowering the age of consent and legalising same-sex marriage among the m. Just last year\, the government asked UK citizens' advice on reforming t he gender recognition act\, to include greater rights and freedoms for tran s people.\n\nBut how far have we really come? LGBT people are still disprop ortionately affected by violence\, discrimination in the workplace and gene ral marginalisation\, with trans women of colour being a group very much at risk. How do these issues intersect with overall working class struggles\, and how are they perpetuated under capitalism?\n\nCome along to discuss wh at we can learn from Stonewall\, how we can best go forward\, and what more there is for us to fight for. Can socialism solve these issues\, or is the re more to be done? LAST-MODIFIED:20190214T155833Z LOCATION:Sheffield Students' Union\, Western Bank\, Sheffield S10 2TG\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxists: Stonewall and the LGBT struggle TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20190213T180000Z DTEND:20190213T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:45p10m57o2m6lrnteli2nreonb@google.com CREATED:20190208T171058Z DESCRIPTION:\nFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2118628831536653/\n This week's talk looks at automation and the rapid mechanisation of work an d everyday living. Are machines replacing the worker and creating rising un employment? Or are they the key to workers' liberation? As Marxists\, we mu st consider the significance of automation in the relationship between labo ur and capital\, as well as its potential for creating leisure time under s ocialism. Join us to discuss all this and more! LAST-MODIFIED:20190208T171058Z LOCATION:Sheffield Students' Union\, Western Bank\, Sheffield S10 2TG\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxists: Automation - slaver or liberator? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20190214T183000Z DTEND:20190214T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:1r1bft26obpl9h5guufet5i7kk@google.com CREATED:20190208T170934Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/937820493077605/\n\nF or decades\, the fight for LGBT liberation has been intricately linked to s ocialism. From Stonewall to the Miners’ Strikes\, working class politics ha s long been at the core of the struggle. Today\, we are increasingly seeing businesses attempt to co-opt the LGBT movement\, but is liberation possibl e under capitalism?\n\nAs part of LGBT History Month\, join KCL Marxist Soc iety for a talk and discussion on the role of socialism in the struggle for LGBT liberation! LAST-MODIFIED:20190208T170934Z LOCATION:King's College London\, Strand\, London WC2R 2LS\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:KCL Marxists: Marxism and the LGBT struggle TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20190212T183000Z DTEND:20190212T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:3sfd5e9839g1sstjj5b9pbv1om@google.com CREATED:20190208T170639Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2229777620677101\n\nJ oin us on Tuesday 12th at 6:30pm in CLM.1.03\, for the second part of our r eading group of this iconic text by Lenin – written in 1916\, it describes the economic basis for imperialism and its relation to development of monop olies and dominance of finance capital – a very relevant analysis which has many implications and lessons for anyone wishing to understand uneven deve lopment in the world today.\n\nThis week we will be discussing chapters thr ee to six.\nWhilst having read them beforehand is recommended\, there will be a short introduction to the main themes of the chapters at the start of the meeting\, so if you don’t have time to read them please do still come a long – everyone is welcome!\nYou can read it online here: https://www.marxi sts.org/archive/lenin/works/1916/imp-hsc/ LAST-MODIFIED:20190208T170639Z LOCATION:Clement House\, LSE\, 265 Strand\, London WC2R 1DH\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:LSE Marxists: Imperialism - the highest stage of capitalism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20190212T180000Z DTEND:20190212T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:77qedmj8a2pg7q4ft3i4khhesv@google.com CREATED:20190208T170544Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/291418868225836/\n\n" As we step into a new year\, the world is facing a decisive turning point. The crisis of capitalism is reaching a new level – one that threatens to ov erthrow the entire existing world order that was painfully put together aft er the Second World War. 10 years after the financial collapse of 2008\, th e bourgeoisie is nowhere near solving the economic crisis." - Alan Woods\n\ nThe Swansea Marxist society invites you to the first meeting of 2019 where our guest speaker\, Josh Holroyd from the editorial board of Socialist App eal\, will be giving a talk on the current state of capitalism. We will loo k at the situation developing in France with the yellow vests movement\, th e continued American imperialism in Venezuela\, the trade war between the U S and China and much more. There will be plenty of time for questions and a ll are welcome\, whether you're new to revolutionary ideas or a well read M arxist! LAST-MODIFIED:20190208T170544Z LOCATION:Fulton House\, Swansea University\, Sketty\, Sketty\, Swansea SA2 8PR\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Swansea Marxists: 2019 - Capitalism in Crisis TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20190213T130000Z DTEND:20190213T150000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:7ganmidr9s5lhlahqio74gmbg2@google.com CREATED:20190208T170447Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/236462030565979/\n\nA narchism is essentially a rejection of all unjust hierarchies\, a world vie w that rejects all forms of coercion on individuals\, and sees the state as little more than a personification of that coercion.\n\nCome along to our talk and discussion on an overview of this ideology\, and how it compares i tself to most strands of Marxism and communism. We'll be joined by Daniel M orley from Socialist Appeal's editorial board. LAST-MODIFIED:20190208T170447Z LOCATION:University of Bath\, Claverton Down\, Bath BA2 7AY\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Bath Marxists: Marxism vs Anarchism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20190212T190000Z DTEND:20190212T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:1ioeuqu16qti3c1rubu40nuaqb@google.com CREATED:20190208T170338Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/543617996146502/\n\n\ nFor 60 years the Republic of Cuba has stood firm against its northern neig hbour -- the United States -- and all its attempts to re-impose capitalist and imperialist domination.\n\nAs Marxists we defend the historical progres s of the Cuban Revolution of 1959 that abolished landlordism and capitalism on the island\, and led to unprecedented rises in living standards for the working class and poor. This progress is jeopardised\, however\, by the US economic blockade which seeks to isolate and strangle the Cuban people int o submission\, and the threat of a return to capitalism through drip-by-dri p "market reforms".\n\nNew revolutionary waves can be the only way forward for socialism in Cuba and throughout Latin America. LAST-MODIFIED:20190208T170338Z LOCATION:Adam Smith Building\, 28 Bute Gardens\, Glasgow G12 8RS\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: The Cuban Revolution - 60 years on TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20190220T183000Z DTEND:20190220T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:2vlrgletjkagk6ie13gu2itskv@google.com CREATED:20190205T140824Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2057469640987705/\n\n Theresa May’s inability to get her Brexit deal through the House of Commons has generated a parliamentary crisis. The Labour Party does not currently have the numbers to push a motion of no confidence through Parliament\, and doesn’t look like it will anytime soon. The establishment is scrambling to find a solution to the crisis\, but everywhere they only find more deadloc k. Some Tory MPs are already talking about the need for a national unity go vernment\, in an unholy alliance with the LibDems and Blairites\, while cri es for a People’s Vote as a catch-all solution remain loud. \n\nBut as Corb yn has correctly pointed out\, the main dividing line in society is not bet ween those who voted Leave and those who voted Remain\, but rather between the capitalists\, who own the means of production and profit off exploitati on\, and the workers\, who own nothing but their labour power. A People’s V ote does nothing to address the fundamental contradictions of British capit alism\, nor does it provide an answer to the ongoing austerity crisis that is tearing apart the fabric of society.\n\nWe urgently need a general elect ion to bring a Corbyn government to power on a socialist programme. But how can Labour break the Brexit deadlock? LAST-MODIFIED:20190205T140824Z LOCATION:Drayton House\, University College London\, 30 Gordon St\, London WC1H 0AX\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UCL Marxists: How can Labour break the Brexit deadlock? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20190207T180000Z DTEND:20190207T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:1ep1i5jq5b9n75q50kou2jc7p1@google.com CREATED:20190205T140724Z DESCRIPTION:\nFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/303700280501185/\nI n a slight deviation from our programme\, we are hosting a discussion on th e attempted imperialist coup\, which is being aggressively pushed by the US \, in Venezuela. We will start by showing a short clip from Jorge Martin fr om the Hands Off Venezuela campaign before opening the floor for discussion .\n\nWhatever one's views of the Maduro government\, this is an illegitimat e and undemocratic attempt at regime change by Trump and his reactionary al lies.\n\nIt is therefore the duty of all socialists\, internationalists\, a nd consistent democrats to oppose and condemn this coup\, and to offer soli darity to the revolutionary masses in Venezuela.\n\nWe must unite and shout : hands off Venezuela! LAST-MODIFIED:20190205T140724Z LOCATION:Congregation Hall\, Norwich NR4 7TL\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UEA Marxists: Hands off Venezuela! TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20190206T180000Z DTEND:20190206T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:0r3794of8lq0t8r8lbs58lptgh@google.com CREATED:20190205T140607Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/802027250147752/\n\nW hether you're one of our seasoned socialists or have never come to a MarxSo c event before\, this talk is a great place to explore some of the key tene ts of Marxism.\n\nThis week we are hosting James Kilby from Socialist Appea l. James will be exploring some common preconceptions about Marxism. Can Ma rxism really work in today's world? Are people inherently selfish? Is a soc ialist economy sustainable? Didn't communism fail in the 20th century? Come along for answers to these questions and many more! LAST-MODIFIED:20190205T140607Z LOCATION:Sheffield Students' Union\, Western Bank\, Sheffield S10 2TG\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxists: The myths of Marxism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20190207T180000Z DTEND:20190207T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:3v3ndiub8mcgugfgrknm87ae1o@google.com CREATED:20190205T140505Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2308618336078260/\n\n \nRosa Luxemburg was one of the most important figures in the history of th e international workers’ movement. Together with Lenin and Trotsky she was the outstanding representative of Marxism in the 20th century. Yet her idea s are often misunderstood\, and too often warped to serve as a criticism of Marxism. What did she really stand for? What can we learn from her life\, and ultimate death at the hands of counter-revolution? LAST-MODIFIED:20190205T140505Z LOCATION:Leeds University Union\, Lifton Pl\, Leeds LS2 9JZ\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Leeds Marxists: The life and ideas of Rosa Luxemburg TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20190219T183000Z DTEND:20190219T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:3guojhgnat71focj0euc01f86c@google.com CREATED:20190205T140407Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/388925741655651/\n\nT rotsky's theory of permanent revolution explained how the capitalists in th e colonial countries could not play a progressive role\, but would instead be a barrier in the fight for agrarian reform\, parliamentary democracy\, a nd national independence.\n\nAuthor of Permanent Revolution in Latin Americ a\, Jorge Martin\, will be joining us to lead off a discussion on the histo ry and significance of the revolutions and anti-imperialist struggles in La tin America over the past 60 years\, particularly in Nicaragua\, Cuba and V enezuela. This discussion is all the more important given that as of writin g a coup attempt is in progress in Venezuela. #manosfueradevenezuela LAST-MODIFIED:20190205T140407Z LOCATION:Bar Loco\, 22 Leazes Park Rd\, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4PG\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Newcastle Marxists: Permanent revolution in Latin America TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20190212T190000Z DTEND:20190212T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:7qt3q3u0nm2sf0nj954v427n4j@google.com CREATED:20190205T140223Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/233775927574497/\n\nO n January 23\, the president of the opposition controlled Venezuelan Nation al Assembly Juan Guaidó appointed himself as "president in charge" at a str eet rally. He was immediately recognised as "legitimate president" of Venez uela by Trump\, Bolsonaro\, Theresa May\, Canada\, Colombia and the Organis ation of American States. \n\nThe US has threatened president Maduro\, inst ructed him to resign and called on the Army to intervene to force him out. This is an ongoing coup attempt.\n\nWe say HANDS OFF VENEZUELA! The Venezue lan people should choose their own president\, not the White House. Come to our public meeting to discuss what is happening in Venezuela and what we c an do to oppose imperialist intervention.\n\nThis meeting is hosted by Live rpool Marxist Society but everyone is welcome to come along to take part. P lease share the event widely and feel free to invite along anyone you feel would like to know more about the ongoing situation. LAST-MODIFIED:20190205T140223Z LOCATION:Liverpool Guild of Students\, 160 Mount Pleasant\, Liverpool L3 5T R\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Liverpool Marxists: Hands off Venezuela! TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20190213T190000Z DTEND:20190213T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:5dpm4na1nu21ppi7ivj0ffkutd@google.com CREATED:20190205T140119Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1982652935146640/\n\n With the historic rejection of Theresa May's proposed deal and the narrow s urvival in a vote of no confidence\, January has been a very turbulent time for British Government.\n\nBut as March 29 approaches\, what happens from here? Is anything capable of breaking the deadlock faced by parliament\, an d what is the right way forward? \n\nCome and join the Manchester Marxist s ociety for a friendly discussion on the topic\, all welcome! LAST-MODIFIED:20190205T140119Z LOCATION:Manchester Metropolitan University\, All Saints Building\, All Sai nts\, Manchester M15 6BH\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Manchester Marxists: Brexit - what next? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20190207T180000Z DTEND:20190207T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:1qg9glrndnmmj6a7pt10osc2ha@google.com CREATED:20190205T140019Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/322263908417032/\n\nW hat is happening in Venezuela is an attempted coup d'état supported by West ern Imperialist powers to remove\, through military intervention\, the demo cratically elected government of the country.\n\nPresident Maduro was re-el ected last year in a presidential election where he obtained over 65% of th e vote. The election was observed by a number of impartial observers\, incl uding the former Prime Minister of Spain Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero\, and judged to have been fair. The US was invited to send observers but decline d. Meanwhile\, the Trump administration actively pressured the opposition t o boycott the election in order to create the appearance of a rigid electio n where the opposition were prevented from running. The fact that a section of the opposition\, headed by presidential candidate Henri Falcon\, ran in the election demonstrates that this was not the case.\n\nThe announcement of Guaido as 'interim president' has no constitutional basis whatsoever and we must oppose it. Whatever the weaknesses of the Maduro presidency\, we m ust stand in staunch defence of the Bolivarian revolution and reject the a ttempted regime change in Venezuela. Please come along to discuss what we c an do to fight the coup in Venezuela. LAST-MODIFIED:20190205T140019Z LOCATION:University of Warwick\, Coventry CV4 7AL\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Warwick Marxists: Fight the coup in Venezuela! TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20190205T183000Z DTEND:20190205T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:1968j3usgbqmvf6fc889unbt3d@google.com CREATED:20190205T135855Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/549050015575050/\n\nV enue: CLM.1.03\nTime: 6:30-8:30pm \n\nJoin the LSE Marxist Society as we di scuss the lessons of the ongoing gilets jaunes movement in France.\n\nThe m ovement of these ‘yellow vest’ protesters is a social earthquake and repres ents a major turning point in the class struggle in France – and is a sourc e of inspiration for workers around the world. It will have a profound and lasting impact on the political life of the country.\n\nThe hundreds of tho usands of exploited and oppressed people who have been mobilising in many c ases are doing so for the first time in their lives. But this movement has been – and remains – politically heterogeneous. Some critics of the yellow vests dream of a "pure social revolution"\, but as Lenin wrote\, this sort of person "pays lip service to revolution without understanding what revolu tion is”.\n\nAs Marxists we need to understand this movement – both where i t comes from and where it is going – so we can apply these lessons in our o wn struggle - everyone is welcome to come along! LAST-MODIFIED:20190205T135855Z LOCATION:Clement House\, LSE\, 265 Strand\, London WC2R 1DH\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:LSE Marxists: Lessons of the gilets jaunes TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20190206T190000Z DTEND:20190206T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:3vs1cstajmgh068oi7880ptjlt@google.com CREATED:20190205T135802Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/637237393401450/\n\nW ith the recent examples of extreme weather patterns occurring all around th e world\, it's become very clear that climate change is one of the biggest issues we face today and in the future. Despite this\, so far our current c apitalist system has done almost nothing to stop it\, and far-right politic ians like Trump and Bolsonaro are even denying its existence and implementi ng policies that will accelerate its effects. The Oxford Marxists are here to show the socialist perspective on the question of why this is happening and what is to be done about it. LAST-MODIFIED:20190205T135802Z LOCATION:Oxford University Student Union\, 4 Worcester St\, Oxford OX1 2BX\ , UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Oxford Marxists: Climate change - what is to be done? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20190129T190000Z DTEND:20190129T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:3iv155co2r0l9bi70gkakqnr5s@google.com CREATED:20190129T191636Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/394330834651004/\n\nO ver the last few weeks the Tories have been engulfed in one crisis after an other. May's Brexit Withdrawal Agreement being voted down\, and the ensuing motion of no confidence being tabled\, are just two concrete signs of the fragility of the government. The British ruling class is more divided than ever and at its head is a crumbling\, incompetent leadership.\n\nIn this si tuation\, which is the way forward for the Labour Party? How do we break th e Brexit deadlock? And\, how do we fight for Socialism? Join Liverpool Marx ist Society for a discussion on these important questions and on what role Marxists can play. LAST-MODIFIED:20190129T192255Z LOCATION:Liverpool Guild of Students\, 160 Mount Pleasant\, Liverpool L3 5T R\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Liverpool Marxists: Brexit chaos - how can Labour break the deadloc k? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20190130T180000Z DTEND:20190130T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:018ci7ghmtd5ahvqap7s4b9aok@google.com CREATED:20190129T192247Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/803754359973296/\n\nO ver the last few weeks the Tories have been engulfed in one crisis after an other. May's Brexit Withdrawal Agreement being voted down\, and the ensuing motion of no confidence being tabled\, are just two concrete signs of the fragility of the government. The British ruling class is more divided than ever and at its head is a crumbling\, incompetent leadership.\n\nIn this si tuation\, which is the way forward for the Labour Party? How do we break th e Brexit deadlock? And\, how do we fight for Socialism? Join Newcastle Marx ist Society for a discussion on these important questions and on what role Marxists can play. LAST-MODIFIED:20190129T192247Z LOCATION:Bar Loco\, 22 Leazes Park Rd\, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4PG\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Newcastle Marxists: Brexit chaos - how can Labour break the deadloc k? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20190206T180000Z DTEND:20190206T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:2tsqf9lnkor8rmjbchsn465pur@google.com CREATED:20190129T192118Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/325007778119701/\n\nO n January 23\, the president of the opposition controlled Venezuelan Nation al Assembly Juan Guaidó appointed himself as "president in charge" at a str eet rally. He was immediately recognised as "legitimate president" of Venez uela by Trump\, Bolsonaro\, Canada\, Colombia and the Organisation of Ameri can States. \n\nThe US has threatened president Maduro\, instructed him to resign and called on the Army to intervene to force him. This is an ongoing coup attempt.\n\nPresident Maduro broke diplomatic and political relations with the US and gave their diplomatic staff 72h to leave the country. \n\n We say HANDS OFF VENEZUELA! The Venezuelan people should chose their own pr esident\, not the White House.\n\nCome to the public meeting to discuss wha t is happening in Venezuela and how to oppose imperialist intervention. LAST-MODIFIED:20190129T192127Z LOCATION:Bar Loco\, 22 Leazes Park Rd\, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4PG\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Newcastle Marxists: Hands off Venezuela! TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20190131T183000Z DTEND:20190131T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:1c3v7iak7s9h9k90jvii32jr10@google.com CREATED:20190129T191952Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/370166757114990/\n\nC limate Change is widely recognised as one of most important issues facing s ociety today. Climate researchers have predicted that without a major restr ucturing of the world's economy\, we could see catastrophic environmental c hange within our lifetimes.\n\nAs Marxists\, we recognise that it is capita lism that has led us to our current crisis and ecological problems cannot b e solved without placing control of the economy in the hands of the workers themselves.\n\nJoin KCL Marxsoc for a talk and discussion on climate chang e\, its relation to capitalism and its only solution: socialism. LAST-MODIFIED:20190129T191952Z LOCATION:King's College London\, Strand\, London WC2R 2LS\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:KCL Marxists: Capitalism's climate crisis TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20190216T100000Z DTEND:20190216T180000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:6bg31b9cpe4jt96bsv3pe9l8sc@google.com CREATED:20190129T191843Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/312208749622042/\n\nP olitical developments in Britain are accelerating rapidly. The Brexit fiasc o threatens to topple the government. A Corbyn government is on the cards. A period of intense class struggle is on the agenda. And all the while a ne w world economic slump looms on the horizon.\n\nAs Karl Marx once said: 'Ph ilosophers have interpreted the world\, the point is to change it'. Our tas k is to prepare for and participate in the coming battles. They will be bat tles that will decide whether our future is to be one of socialism or barba rism\, not just in Britain but internationally.\n\nJoin the Marxist Student Federation for our annual conference in Central London (exact location TBC ) to discuss the current political situation in Britain\, the struggle of w orkers under capitalism today\, and the lessons from our revolutionary hist ory that can guide the way forward.\n\nTickets will be priced as follows\, in order to cover the costs of the event:\n\nBasic ticket - £5\nTicket plus a copy of 'In the Cause of Labour: a History of British Trade Unionism' - £10\nTicket plus a copy of 'Germany 1918-33: socialism or barbarism' - £15\ nTicket plus copies of both books - £20\n\nAgenda (to be finalised):\n\n10: 00-10:30 - Registration\n10:30-12:00 - Brexit\, Corbyn and Crisis: fighting for socialism\n12:00-13:00 - Lunch\n13:00-14:30 - Work under capitalism: s truggling for workers' rights\n14:30-15:00 - Break\n15:00-16:30 - Rosa Luxe mburg: socialism or barbarism\n16:30-17:00 - Break\n17:00-18:00 - Building the forces of Marxism: what next?\nSee less LAST-MODIFIED:20190129T191843Z LOCATION:UCL Institute of Education (IOE)\, 20 Bedford Way\, Bloomsbury\, L ondon WC1H 0AL\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Marxist Student Federation: National Conference 2019 TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20190130T190000Z DTEND:20190130T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:34vnki19080ji1freq5vsnrbi0@google.com CREATED:20190129T191733Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/327001898156847/\n\nV enezuela is currently in the midst of a US-backed coup against the democrat ically-elected Maduro government\, as the right-wing opposition prepares to take power and destroy the gains of the Bolivarian revolution. But how did we get to this point and how do we continue the struggle? LAST-MODIFIED:20190129T191733Z LOCATION:Manchester Metropolitan University\, All Saints Building\, All Sai nts\, Manchester M15 6BH\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Manchester Marxists: What is happening in Venezuela? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20190131T190000Z DTEND:20190131T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:6nm73h7rgi5oi3d3rggj5q6vib@google.com CREATED:20190129T191537Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2056725104394929/\n\n The legacy of Stalin and the USSR has been a highly disputed one. Every Mar xist in the 21th century is compelled to provide a rational analysis of it in order to find a way forward. As the nostalgia for the USSR reached recor d high in Russia in 2018\, it is imperative for us to answer this question from through a truly Marxist lens: was the USSR socialist? LAST-MODIFIED:20190129T191537Z LOCATION:Oxford University Student Union\, 4 Worcester St\, Oxford OX1 2BX\ , UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Oxford Marxists: Was the USSR socialist? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20190131T180000Z DTEND:20190131T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:7o5k457natfs5hc66kkb96444e@google.com CREATED:20190129T191435Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2269233636454418/\n\n Leeds University Union Marxist Society is proud to be welcoming Adam Booth of Socialist Appeal to talk on the situation in Venezuela and how best we s hould move forward. This is a public meeting open for anyone to attend. LAST-MODIFIED:20190129T191435Z LOCATION:Leeds University Union\, Lifton Pl\, Leeds LS2 9JZ\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Leeds Marxists: Hands off Venezuela! TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20190205T190000Z DTEND:20190205T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:7rc34uhotahs9kblrpup22hudk@google.com CREATED:20190129T191350Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/815791635429426/\n\nT he Proclamation of the Irish Republic declared Ireland a free nation\, wher e the sovereignty of the people extended to the ownership of all the nation 's wealth and resources. Contemporary Ireland could not be further from thi s\, where hundreds of thousands of children live in poverty\, thousands are homeless and gangs of thugs evict people from their homes.\n\nThe struggle for Irish freedom continues to this day. This long history of struggle con tains many lessons for contemporary revolutionaries fighting for the creati on of an Irish Workers Republic. LAST-MODIFIED:20190129T191350Z LOCATION:Adam Smith Building\, 28 Bute Gardens\, Glasgow G12 8RS\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: Ireland - Republic and Revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20190130T190000Z DTEND:20190130T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:0qqgtfj4ipev3ptekocu0chgf6@google.com CREATED:20190129T191143Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/291782738195255/\n\nO n January 23\, the president of the opposition controlled Venezuelan Nation al Assembly Juan Guaidó appointed himself as "president in charge" at a str eet rally. He was immediately recognised as "legitimate president" of Venez uela by Trump\, Bolsonaro\, Canada\, Colombia and the Organisation of Ameri can States. \n\nThe US has threatened president Maduro\, instructed him to resign and called on the Army to intervene to force him. This is an ongoing coup attempt.\n\nPresident Maduro broke diplomatic and political relations with the US and gave their diplomatic staff 72h to leave the country. \n\n We say HANDS OFF VENEZUELA! The Venezuelan people should chose their own pr esident\, not the White House.\n\nCome to the public meeting to discuss wha t is happening in Venezuela and how to oppose imperialist intervention. \n\ nSpeakers include:\nRocío Maneiro\, Ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic t o the UK\nAlan Woods (International Marxist Tendency)\nJorge Martin (Hands Off Venezuela campaign)\nSteve Hedley (RMT Ass Gen Sec\, invited)\n\n7pm\nS tudent Central\, Room 3A\nMalet Street\, WC1E 7HY\nNearest tubes: Goodge St \, Tottenham Court Rd\, Russel Sq LAST-MODIFIED:20190129T191143Z LOCATION:Student Central\, Malet St\, Bloomsbury\, London WC1E 7HY\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Hands Off Venezuela: No the imperialist coup! TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Europe/London:20140128T180000 DTEND;TZID=Europe/London:20140128T200000 RRULE:FREQ=WEEKLY;COUNT=10;BYDAY=TU DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:k9tvj9hh9d0qqv4p731c31tm10_R20140128T180000@google.com CREATED:20140120T101042Z DESCRIPTION:Venue: Fulton 113\, Sussex University campus\n\ncontact\nsussex .marxists@hotmail.co.uk\nfor more information.\n\nFor more details:\nhttps: //www.facebook.com/groups/120617764710560 LAST-MODIFIED:20190122T035325Z LOCATION:University of Sussex\, Sussex House\, Brighton\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:1 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sussex Marxists: TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181205T183000Z DTEND:20181205T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:7b3st4s78u73lt3o325gugr697@google.com CREATED:20181127T093754Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2094433974218436/\n\n Today\, we find ourselves in the midst of one of the deepest crises capital ism has ever faced. While the 99% are being asked to pay for the crisis\, t he 1% are amassing wealth at an ever accelerating pace. The saturating leve l of scandal and corruption in the establishment is alienating millions fro m traditional politics. All of this is causing a deep questioning of capita list society. Many are looking for an alternative to the system that we hav e\, and a growing number are looking towards revolutionary socialism for th e answer.\n\nFor many\, it is clear what we are fighting against: corruptio n\, crisis and austerity\; but it can be harder to articulate or even pictu re exactly what we are fighting for. In concrete terms\, how might a new so ciety work? In what way would our individual lives be affected? What will s ocialism look like?\n\nJoin us UCL Marxists at our last meeting of term 1 ! We will give you a glimpse of what socialism would look like. Is there any better way of ending term and getting ready for Christmas? Merry Marxmas c omrades! We wish you a revolutionary christmarx! LAST-MODIFIED:20181127T093754Z LOCATION:University College London\, Gower St\, Kings Cross\, London WC1E 6 BT\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UCL Marxists: what will socialism look like? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181128T183000Z DTEND:20181128T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:0pj7e06ev8cck15nr0t6t2hv0g@google.com CREATED:20181127T093647Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1163945567107843/\n\n Since the fall of the USSR\, bourgeois economists have made it their crusad e to 'debunk´ Marxist political economy. Despite their efforts\, the curren t economic stage has proven that Marx was indeed right about capitalism. Ne edless to say\, they are pretty pissed off.\n\nWith an introduction to the subject by Adam Booth\, author of 'Understanding Marx's Capital' and member of Socialist Appeal's editorial board. LAST-MODIFIED:20181127T093647Z LOCATION:SOAS University of London\, Bloomsbury\, London WC1H 0XG\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:SOAS Marxists: TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181129T183000Z DTEND:20181129T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:5d57d518ms1stqsv2nok5tes2k@google.com CREATED:20181127T093433Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2044093072547409/ LAST-MODIFIED:20181127T093433Z LOCATION:Elvet Riverside 1\, 83 New Elvet\, Durham DH1 3JT\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Durham Marxists: 1968 - year of revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181128T190000Z DTEND:20181128T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:639nllqt3ro8frv51frf52mr8c@google.com CREATED:20181127T093130Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2381538428585597/\n\n There are a barrage of slanders made against Trotsky's life and ideas. This speaks to a fundamental lack of understanding. \n\nThe talk will focus on Trotsky's life as a revolutionary\, as well as his main theoretical contrib utions: the theory of the permanent revolution\; the nature of the USSR and Stalinism\; and his conclusions on the labour movement in Britain. LAST-MODIFIED:20181127T093130Z LOCATION:King's College\, King's Parade\, Cambridge CB2 1ST\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Cambridge Marxists: the life and ideas of Leon Trotsky TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181129T060000Z DTEND:20181129T080000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:210dqc52a1hl1b2dt7hcjd0sae@google.com CREATED:20181127T093014Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/531022944040117/\n\n\ nThis week we'll be discussing the relationship between the state and revol ution. Lenin's text on the subject was key to clarifying the ideas of Marx and Engels.\n\nAs Marxists\, our view of the state after revolution differs from an anarchist or democratic socialists.\n\nYou can read the text at ht tps://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1917/staterev/ LAST-MODIFIED:20181127T093014Z LOCATION:Octagon Centre\, Performance Venues\, The Octagon Centre\, Clarkso n Street\, Sheffield S10 2TQ\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxists: the state and revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181128T190000Z DTEND:20181128T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:4i499luv7jpdod4aah3kt68087@google.com CREATED:20181127T092907Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/256292325044822/\n\nI n 2018\, the capitalist crisis has continued to deepen in Europe. Political and economic instability has grown\, and issues such as Brexit and the ref ugee crisis have added to the building tensions. \n\nWhat's the marxist per spective on where Europe is and where it's heading? Join Manchester Marxist Society for a friendly discussion. All welcome! LAST-MODIFIED:20181127T092907Z LOCATION:Manchester Metropolitan University\, All Saints Building\, All Sai nts\, Manchester M15 6BH\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Manchester Marxists: the European crisis TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181204T190000Z DTEND:20181204T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:30tldjn9d40bdgkebmn1agg28r@google.com CREATED:20181127T092529Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1062289373932914/\n\n Germany 1918-33 was one of the most tumultuous periods in history. Followin g the revolution in Russia\, the German workers and soldiers attempted to s eize power in November 1918. Unfortunately\, the revolution was betrayed by the Social Democratic leaders.\n\nFurther revolutionary convulsions rocked Germany from 1919 to 1923\, but revolutionary opportunities were missed.\n \nThis was a blow\, not only in Germany\, but internationally. Stalinist zi g-zags between opportunism and ultra-leftism paved the way for the rise of Fascism and the victory of the Nazis\, leading to the Holocaust and the Sec ond World War with its 55 million dead.\n\nJoin Liverpool Marxist Society a s we discuss these important events in world history and the lessons we nee d to draw for the struggle for Socialism one hundred years later. LAST-MODIFIED:20181127T092529Z LOCATION:Liverpool Guild of Students\, 160 Mount Pleasant\, Liverpool L3 5T R\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Liverpool Marxists: Germany 1918-33 - revolution to counter-revolut ion TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181128T180000Z DTEND:20181128T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:2at0t47ql0vq3ur2345v880d15@google.com CREATED:20181127T092405Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/438418736687701/\n\n\ nDaniel Morley\, writer for Socialist Appeal\, will be giving a talk on the basics of Marxism\, it's origins and it's long history. Whether you're una ware of the principles of Marxism or are a professional revolutionary\, thi s session is sure to be informative and useful.\n\nAs this is a GIAG sessio n\, we will be collecting signatures for the GIAG sheet in return for fundi ng. The more people come\, the more funding we recieve - so bring along all of your mates. Don't forget your student card either\, as it's needed for the form. LAST-MODIFIED:20181127T092406Z LOCATION:Leeds University Union\, Lifton Pl\, Leeds LS2 9JZ\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Leeds Marxists: What is Marxism? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181128T180000Z DTEND:20181128T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:5fb6ub0sgu7gmi22ts320iii1h@google.com CREATED:20181121T172429Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2141253386201341/ LAST-MODIFIED:20181121T172429Z LOCATION:Bar Loco\, 22 Leazes Park Rd\, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4PG\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Newcastle Marxists: Big pharma and paying to live TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181127T190000Z DTEND:20181127T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:7uh1fs9tanug91ip3r6m8ca21r@google.com CREATED:20181121T172331Z DESCRIPTION:\nFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/353129811913959/\nM ost people regard racism as a scourge on society\, yet racist ideas and opp ression still persist. Why is there racism in society and how can we fight it? LAST-MODIFIED:20181121T172331Z LOCATION:Adam Smith Building\, 28 Bute Gardens\, Glasgow G12 8RS\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: How to fight racism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181121T180000Z DTEND:20181121T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:6981hb0qh73lkibipa6287tkm5@google.com CREATED:20181121T172222Z DESCRIPTION:\nFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/195069494710999/\nI n the 1917 October Russian Revolution\, the workers and peasants led by the Bolshevik party took power into their hands\, swept aside the landlords an d capitalists\, and proceeded to organise a democratic workers’ Soviet Repu blic.\n\nBut two decades later\, Leon Trotsky described in the Soviet Union "the triumph of the bureaucracy\, with its system of repression\, plunder and falsification". \n\nWhat happened in those years\, and how do Stalinism and Bolshevism differ? Join Manchester Marxist Society for a talk and a fr iendly discussion\, all welcome! LAST-MODIFIED:20181121T172222Z LOCATION:Manchester Metropolitan University\, All Saints Building\, All Sai nts\, Manchester M15 6BH\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Manchester Marxists: Bolshevism vs Stalinism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181122T180000Z DTEND:20181122T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:0vvidcivetfi1hrvt977166ctf@google.com CREATED:20181121T172110Z DESCRIPTION:\nFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1086323418222064/\n 100 years ago\, the First World War ended. It took place over a tragic four years\, initiated by the machinations of the imperialism of a capitalist s ystem in crisis\, but had to be put down by the might of the organized work ing class - who seized power in what has now been dubbed the German Revolut ion. \n\n\nIt seemed as though the time of capitalism had come to an end\; and the whole world held it's breath\, not least of which the workers in th e newly formed Soviet Union. But why was this not the final episode in the worldwide socialist struggle? Why did the German Revolution fail? And why\, not 20 years later\, was a fascist government carrying out a programme of brutal counter-reform against the once militant German working class? \n\nJ oin us in Leeds University Union as we outline the events of this historic period and draw out the lessons for revolutionaries today. LAST-MODIFIED:20181121T172110Z LOCATION:Leeds University Union\, Lifton Pl\, Leeds LS2 9JZ\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Leeds Marxists: the German revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181121T180000Z DTEND:20181121T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:3qvlv5205q4ch8jnli42pn13kh@google.com CREATED:20181121T172007Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/361916087714422/\n\n\ nModern sport has grown in tandem with capitalism and has taken on all the regressive elements of it. For many it’s hard to imagine sport without capi talism and the vast amounts of money in the industry but how can we reimagi ne sport beyond what it is today? Is sport just standardised play? Is it a symptom of bourgeois decadence? Or is it something to reclaimed by the work ing class from the capitalist class? LAST-MODIFIED:20181121T172007Z LOCATION:Sheffield Students' Union\, Western Bank\, Sheffield S10 2TG\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxists: Capitalism\, sport and the socialist alternativ e TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181121T190000Z DTEND:20181121T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:6l5hmtpmm5of8no56ab89fbhco@google.com CREATED:20181121T171838Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/368056087091035/\n\nC apitalism is often perceived as a natural order of things\, the natural pro gression from Feudalism. Yet Capitalism came into this world 'dripping with blood from every pore' as Marx stated. Slavery and colonialism brought thi s system into existence\, violent revolutions enabled it to gain hegemony. LAST-MODIFIED:20181121T171838Z LOCATION:King's College\, King's Parade\, Cambridge CB2 1ST\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Cambridge Marxists: Capitalism's violent birth TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181122T183000Z DTEND:20181122T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:3skmcv5r3g76qguvgfa5d1ggo4@google.com CREATED:20181121T171727Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/314573222462192/\n\nT he revolutionary struggles of the interwar period are an often ignored part of Germany’s history\, yet Rosa Luxemburg\, Karl Liebknecht and the Sparta cists played a key role in defining the course of German politics for much of the 20th century. Most importantly\, the November Revolution of 1918 lea d to the overthrow of the Kaiser and an end to the barbarity of WW1.\n\nTra gically\, however\, the monumental figures of November 1918 and the role of the working class in ending the Great War are nowadays often misrepresente d and slandered by historians and politicians. Join KCL Marxist Society as we discuss Germany’s November Revolution 100 years after its tragic defeat. We will look at the conditions that lead to the revolution itself and the lessons this period has for Marxists today. LAST-MODIFIED:20181121T171727Z LOCATION:King's College London\, Strand\, London WC2R 2LS\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:KCL Marxists: How did the German revolution end WWI TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181127T183000Z DTEND:20181127T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:76teetlrd420blpgiebbs20584@google.com CREATED:20181121T171623Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/271327603577215/\n\nT he recent election of Bolsonaro in Brazil marks another significant shift i n the international situation and a victory for the right. How did this com e about? What lies ahead for Brazil? Is Bolsonaro a fascist? And ultimately \, what can the left do here and internationally to fight Bolsonaro and all he represents?\n\nOur guest speaker\, Jorge Martin will introduce the topi c of “Bolsonaro - what next for Brazil?” Jorge Martin is the editor of Amer ica Socialista\, the Spanish language magazine of the International Marxist Tendency\, with more than 20 years of experience in Latin America. Join us to discuss these questions and more! LAST-MODIFIED:20181121T171623Z LOCATION:UCL Bentham House\, 4-8 Endsleigh Gardens\, Kings Cross\, London W C1H 0EG\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UCL Marxists: Bolsonaro - how did the far right win? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181127T180000Z DTEND:20181127T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:6s1l659kcp8ttvmkrqqkjnvevk@google.com CREATED:20181121T171455Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2212657125452541/\n\n \nIn this week's event the discussion will focus on how dialectical materia lism relates to science\, as well as how capitalism and other socioeconomic systems affect scientific development. LAST-MODIFIED:20181121T171455Z LOCATION:University of Warwick\, Coventry CV4 7AL\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Warwick Marxists: Science under socialism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181122T190000Z DTEND:20181122T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:7f7kl5sg3b7s691811298mhthk@google.com CREATED:20181121T171407Z DESCRIPTION:\nFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2141404809522072/\n With the recent spate of racist and fascist graffiti on Kent campus\, as we ll as the welcoming of alt-right YouTuber\, Carl Benjamin (Aka. Sargon of A kkad)\, to speak at a society on campus\, it is clear that the need to figh t the far-right is growing by the second.\n\nSpecifically\, there is a nece ssity to fight the far right on a political basis. We must fight them with a concise Marxist view of history and the world\, aimed at exposing the ill egitimacy and abstract nature of these petty far right ideals.\n\nJoin us t his Thursday for a discussion on How to Fight the Far Right\, with a lead o ff from Daniel Morley of Socialist Appeal\, followed by an open political d iscussion. All welcome. LAST-MODIFIED:20181121T171407Z LOCATION:University of Kent (Canterbury)\, Canterbury CT2 7ND\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Kent Marxists: How to fight the far right TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181108T180000Z DTEND:20181108T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:7qt1rpufci0kbsqd30ibkmn2af@google.com CREATED:20181108T101651Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/697800027261867/\n\nT he recent election of Bolsonaro in Brazil marks another significant shift i n the international situation and a victory for the right - how did this co me about? What lies ahead for Brazil and South America? And utlimately\, wh at can the left do here and internationally to fight Bolsonaro and all he r epresents?\n\nJoin us to discuss these questions and more - all welcome! LAST-MODIFIED:20181108T101651Z LOCATION:Leeds University Union\, Lifton Pl\, Leeds LS2 9JZ\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Leeds Marxists: Bolsonaro - what next for Brazil? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181108T183000Z DTEND:20181108T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:32gscnsub9au84mu7hmtuh9u54@google.com CREATED:20181108T101547Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/190619191828817/\n\nT he Spanish Revolution is rarely talked about in official historiography\, y et from 1936-1937\, the Spanish working class all but held power. Why\, the n\, did it ultimately fail? What were its achievements and its shortcomings ? Could the Republic have won the war?\n\nSpain was the key to the world si tuation. All of history might henceforth have been different. Join the Marx ist Society as we discuss this crucial period and how it affects the world we live in today! LAST-MODIFIED:20181108T101547Z LOCATION:King's College London\, Strand\, London WC2R 2LS\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:KCL Marxists: The Spanish Civil War TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181121T183000Z DTEND:20181121T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:70tv28o6odtqpr6o0eqsrch8nh@google.com CREATED:20181108T101505Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/324841064765869/\n\nT he progressive apologists of capitalism claim that their system is helping the global poor. \n\nIn the UK\, Theresa May has been compelled to mount a defence of capitalism\, lauding the free market as “the greatest agent of c ollective progress in our history” along with claims that when countries ad opt free-market policies\, “absolute poverty shrinks and disposable income grows”. Beneficent billionaires like Bill Gates assure us\, “Trust me\, the world is really getting better”.\n\nMajor news outlets like The Economist report that “the number of people in extreme poverty fell by 137\,000 since yesterday” whilst lamenting the lack of media coverage for this incredible achievement.\n\nLiberals and figures from the alt-right such as Jordan Pet erson are united in chorus: “Between 2000 and 2012\, the level of absolute poverty in the world was cut by 50 percent. That was the fastest rate of im provement by a large margin in human history.”\n\nAn entire industry has ar isen out of simply telling people how good the status quo is – another marv el of the free market.\n\nSo if things are going so well\, why are most peo ple convinced of the opposite? Join us UCL Marxists as we demystify those s tatistics about “absolute poverty”\, and explain why the capitalist system is condemning billions to a life with no future. LAST-MODIFIED:20181108T101505Z LOCATION:University College London\, Gower St\, Kings Cross\, London WC1E 6 BT\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UCL: World poverty - are things really getting better? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181114T183000Z DTEND:20181114T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:7m5p707d0bqnvpk2n6q1mtm744@google.com CREATED:20181108T101354Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1858087584273674/\n\n Since the time of Tony Blair\, there have been major changes in the running of British universities. Before him\, students paid no tuition fees until the very end of the 20th century. In 1998\, Labour’s Blairites allowed univ ersities to charge students up to £1\,000 per year. In 2004\, the price tri pled to £3\,000 per year. As if it wasn’t already enough! In 2010\, they re -tripled that figure to £9\,000 per year.\n\nAs of today\, tuition fees hav e risen up to 9\,250 pounds. This represents the pulling up of the ladder o f educational opportunity by the generation of Blair and Brown (who themsel ves received a free higher education!). Our generation of students is now d enied this right\, and only a privileged few can afford it. Despite excelle nt grades in high school\, a significant number of us can’t afford to atten d university or have to take the massive financial burden of tuition fees. We Marxists cannot repeat this enough: Education is a right\, not a privile ge\; it should be free. \n\nAs a society\, we have the resources to achieve free education for all. We UCL Marxists call for expropritation! To unders tand what we mean by this\, come along to our meeting where our comrade Emi lie will explain how to fund education today. We will discuss how the strug gle against tuition fees\, cuts\, and austerity measures is part of a wider struggle against the commodification of education and the marketization of universities. LAST-MODIFIED:20181108T101354Z LOCATION:University College London\, Gower St\, Kings Cross\, London WC1E 6 BT\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UCL Marxists: Free education and expropriation TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181112T190000Z DTEND:20181112T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:2dlernds02ervf52n967327jao@google.com CREATED:20181108T101232Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/112773149671121/\n\n* *We are happy to announce that we will be having a panel discussion with th e Brazilian society on the election of Bolsonaro**\n\nThe recent election o f Bolsonaro in Brazil marks another significant shift in the international situation and a victory for the right. How did this come about? What lies a head for Brazil? Is Bolsonaro a fascist? And utlimately\, what can the left do here and internationally to fight Bolsonaro and all he represents? \n\n Join us to discuss these questions and more - all welcome! LAST-MODIFIED:20181108T101232Z LOCATION:King's College\, King's Parade\, Cambridge CB2 1ST\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Cambridge Marxists: Bolsonaro - what next for Brazil? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181108T183000Z DTEND:20181108T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:3n5m86j4cu1dnc9mmvmk63t52u@google.com CREATED:20181108T101118Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/332714820841723/ LAST-MODIFIED:20181108T101118Z LOCATION:Elvet Riverside 1\, 83 New Elvet\, Durham DH1 3JT\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Durham Marxists: The philosophy of Marxism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181121T180000Z DTEND:20181121T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:39lv4q7v4fg12eii6lumgmohoq@google.com CREATED:20181108T100928Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/306393256575004/\n\nT his meeting is jointly hosted by Newcastle Marxist Society and Northumbria Marxist Society\n\nSince its creation in 1948\, the State of Israel has con stantly been at war with the Palestinian People. Aided by America in their never ending wars in the Middle East\, Israel has acted out its aggression for over seventy years in the name of "Self-Defence and Self-Realisation". \n\nThis discussion will look at the history of the conflict\, the current events taking place as we speak\, and how we\, as Marxists\, must interpret the events\, and what we must fight for. The only real option to resolve t he conflict and cut across the divide between the two groups is Socialism. LAST-MODIFIED:20181108T100928Z LOCATION:Bar Loco\, 22 Leazes Park Rd\, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4PG\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Newcastle Marxists: Israel\, Palestine\, and apartheid TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181113T190000Z DTEND:20181113T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:4n7liesdtu60line8adci9rajp@google.com CREATED:20181108T100801Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/380468355827367/\n\nT he recent Presidential Elections in Brazil saw the victory of the ultra-rig htwing reactionary Jair Bolsanaro. But\, what does it mean?\n\nHas fascism has come to South America? What led to his win and what will it take to fig ht for socialism in Brazil? What lessons can we draw for the struggle in th e UK today?\n\nJoin Liverpool Marxist Society for a friendly and open discu ssion on these important questions. LAST-MODIFIED:20181108T100801Z LOCATION:Liverpool Guild of Students\, 160 Mount Pleasant\, Liverpool L3 5T R\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Liverpool Marxists: Brazil and Bolsonaro TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181120T190000Z DTEND:20181120T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:22boeblbr6l9i6p19vks0ngnd1@google.com CREATED:20181108T100713Z DESCRIPTION:\nFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/286107628778004/\nT he blue wave did not materialise and American politics remains as divided a s it has ever been. After the recent Midterm elections\, neither the Democr ats or Republicans emerged victorious. The Trump presidency continues to se w instability in the US and throughout the entire world economy\, not least of all in Central and South America. The case of the ongoing Migrant Carav an is an expression of this phenomenon.\n\nHow can we make any sense of wha t has taken place? What are the prospects for the fight for socialism? Is t heir scope for a workers alternative in the coming period for US politics?\ n\nJoin Liverpool Marxist Society for an open and friendly discussion on th ese questions. LAST-MODIFIED:20181108T100714Z LOCATION:Liverpool Guild of Students\, 160 Mount Pleasant\, Liverpool L3 5T R\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Liverpool Marxists: Trump\, the mid-terms\, and socialism in the US A TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181114T190000Z DTEND:20181114T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:1maipmj378pf9pok9gqthq6i9m@google.com CREATED:20181108T100511Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2154900738162472/\n\n \nThe recent Brazilian presidential election saw the victory of ultra-right wing reactionary Jair Bolsanaro. What led to his win and how can we fight for a socialist alternative in Brazil? LAST-MODIFIED:20181108T100511Z LOCATION:Manchester Metropolitan University\, All Saints Building\, All Sai nts\, Manchester M15 6BH\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Manchester Marxists: Brazil and Bolsonaro TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181113T180000Z DTEND:20181113T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:1jad3k6o5dtbd4ub334gv0jnun@google.com CREATED:20181108T095829Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2288535061368380/\n\n Tomorrow the revolution will "rise up again\, clashing its weapons\," and t o your horror it will proclaim with trumpets blazing: I was\, I am\, I shal l be!'\n- Rosa Luxemburg\, Order Prevails in Berlin (1919)\n\nThis week's t alk\, led by guest speaker Ben Gliniecki\, will cover the life and work of the revolutionary socialist Rosa Luxemburg. In particular there will be a f ocus upon the German Revolution of 1918 as we reach its centenary. LAST-MODIFIED:20181108T095829Z LOCATION:University of Warwick\, Coventry CV4 7AL\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Warwick Marxists: Rosa Luxemburg - a true revolutionary TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181113T190000Z DTEND:20181113T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:4egtaeag0g10c854pf3tti027i@google.com CREATED:20181108T095651Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/320400172107891/\n\nT he USA is a country with a long tradition of class struggle and radical cha nge. These traditions are only now being rediscovered by a new generation f ed up with capitalist austerity\, exploitation and war. The rising populari ty of socialism in the US should make revolutionaries feel optimistic\, but what strategy is needed to win the next American Revolution? LAST-MODIFIED:20181108T095651Z LOCATION:Adam Smith Building\, 28 Bute Gardens\, Glasgow G12 8RS\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: The belly of the beast - socialism and the USA TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181113T190000Z DTEND:20181113T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:7gr8dfljpeec2efqi48dhjsqi0@google.com CREATED:20181108T095450Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/204929100396381\n\n11 th November this year marks the centenary anniversary since the First World War ended. In Britain\, on Remembrance Sunday\, tribute will be paid to th e millions who lost their lives in this war.\n\nBut the real history of WWI will not be remembered by the British establishment. In reality\, this was an imperialist war\, fought for the profits and interests of the same ruli ng class that now hypocritically whips up a 'patriotic' hysteria over poppy -wearing whilst sending more young men and women to die in imperialist adve ntures in the Middle East.\n\nThe truth is that the 'great slaughter' was e nded through revolution - in particular\, the German Revolution of November 1918\, in which soldiers and sailors mutinied against the orders of their superiors. Soviets of workers and soldiers were formed in Berlin and across Germany. Power lay in the hands of the working class.\n\nBut this revoluti onary opportunity was lost\, betrayed by the Social Democratic leaders in w hom the masses' trust was placed. And the Communist leaders\, Rosa Luxembur g and Karl Liebknecht\, were murdered on the orders of these very same soci al democrats.\n\n100 years on\, it is vital that we discuss these revolutio nary events and learn the lessons from them: the only way to end war once a nd for all is to overthrow capitalism. LAST-MODIFIED:20181108T095450Z LOCATION:Oxford University Student Union\, 4 Worcester St\, Oxford OX1 2BX\ , UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Oxford Marxists: How revolution ended the First World War TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181108T190000Z DTEND:20181108T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:07k39f057ubajbh7322s1dbovr@google.com CREATED:20181108T094509Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2437482702958527\n\n\ nThe original Clause 4 committed Labour: 'To secure for the workers by hand or by brain the full fruits of their industry and the most equitable distr ibution thereof that may be possible upon the basis of the common ownership of the means of production\, distribution and exchange\, and the best obta inable system of popular administration and control of each industry or ser vice.'\n\nAdam Booth from the Labour4Clause4 campaign will make the case fo r bringing this commitment back and for the nationalisation of the commandi ng heights of the economy to achieve it. LAST-MODIFIED:20181108T095358Z LOCATION:University of Nottingham\, Nottingham NG7 2RD\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Nottingham Marxists: Socialism\, nationalisation\, and Clause IV TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181106T190000Z DTEND:20181106T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:1efr9ucfms6jfm4kcjj2hgucus@google.com CREATED:20181105T110727Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/446090859249191\n\nTh e Communist Manifesto is the founding document of the socialist movement\, written 170 years ago by Marx and Engels. But it is more relevant today - w ith the world experiencing a decade of capitalist crisis - than when it was first published.\n\nHave a read of this classic text of Marxism\, and come along to discuss the revolutionary ideas and analysis contained within.\n\ nCopies will be available at the meetings\, or you can read the text online here.\nhttps://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1848/communist-manifest o/ LAST-MODIFIED:20181105T110727Z LOCATION:Oxford University Student Union\, 4 Worcester St\, Oxford OX1 2BX\ , UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Oxford Marxists: The Communist Manifesto TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181114T180000Z DTEND:20181114T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:1bjgvbkcq5t6a58dm5kcmhfjf2@google.com CREATED:20181105T105025Z DESCRIPTION:After a break for reading week\, we'll be discussing the issue of imperialism\, how it came about and its specific function within capital ism. The role of the Britain\, the US and Saudi in Iraq\, Syria\, Libya and Yemen are to name a few examples of modern-day imperialism often fought th rough proxy wars. Come along to discuss how we build socialist movement tha t is anti-imperialist at its core! \n\nOf course\, Lenin's theory of imperi alism will form the basis of this talk. Written in 1916\, in an age of empi re and in the midst of WWI\, Lenin's "Imperialism\, the Highest Stage of Ca pitalism" looks at the specific function of imperialism in the global devel opment of capitalism. This text remains just as relevant today. \n\nWe'll b e holding a reading group on the book before the talk so make sure you come along so that we can discuss the myriad of topics Lenin discusses.\n\nYou can read Imperialism online at https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works /1916/imp-hsc/ or you \nor you can buy a copy from https://wellredbooks.net /books/authors/classics/lenin/imperialism-the-highest-stage-of-capitalism.h tml.\n\nHope to see you all there! LAST-MODIFIED:20181105T105055Z LOCATION:Octagon Centre\, Performance Venues\, The Octagon Centre\, Clarkso n Street\, Sheffield S10 2TQ\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxists: Imperialism - the highest stage of capitalism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181107T180000Z DTEND:20181107T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:7kaqbqeqobeets62dl513jlsu5@google.com CREATED:20181101T164027Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/290898504967235/\n\nJ oin us for a reading group discussing The Transitional Programme by Trotsky . On the 31st we will be discussing part 1 and on the 7th we will be discus sing part 2. Read the text before hand and come along with any questions or points. We will all leave the room with a better understanding of the text and how to put theory into action!\n\nYou can buy your copy along with 3 o ther classic Marxist texts here for £9.99 (and your money will go towards b uilding the revolutionary movement) \nhttps://wellredbooks.net/the-classics -of-marxism-volume-one.html\n\nOr get it online here https://www.marxists.o rg/archive/trotsky/1938/tp/\n\nAs the world is thrown into turbulence in a never ending crisis\, and the Labour party grows in unprecedented numbers\, this text is more relevant than ever in informing our immediate actions.\n \nAbout the text:\nFollowing Russian Revolution of 1917\, the world witness ed a wave of revolutionary movements throughout Europe and beyond. Inspired by the victory of the workers in Russia and the founding of the Communist International\, the workers rose up in Germany\, Hungary\, Italy\, China\, Spain\; every nation was in a state of revolutionary ferment. And yet\, ins tead of the dictatorship of the proletariat and socialism\, the tumultuous period of the 1920s and 1930s brought the rise of Fascism\, Stalin’s purges \, and the world’s descent into a war which threatened horror and destructi on. It was in this dark context that Trotsky set out to write his programme for the Marxists of the world.\n\nIt is our duty to study this text so tha t we can understand and explain this defeat\, lest we make the same mistake s. We must work in the Labour movements to find the bridge between present demands and the socialist programme of the revolution. LAST-MODIFIED:20181101T164027Z LOCATION:Manchester Metropolitan University\, All Saints Building\, All Sai nts\, Manchester M15 6BH\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Manchester Marxists: The Transitional Programme TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181106T180000Z DTEND:20181106T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:6641pv0hu4j0s68bt1hklva5ot@google.com CREATED:20181101T163633Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1730867523703334/\n\n 'The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class strug gles.'\n\nFor reading week (if you're lucky enough to have one!)\, we will be doing some reading of our own: the Manifesto of the Communist Party! Fir st published in 1848 but still as relevant as ever\, this short text provid es both an overview of several aspects of Marxist thought and plenty of dis cussion material.\n\nIt is available for free linked below\, so if possible please do give it a read through before this session to enable more time f or discussion!\n\nhttps://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1848/communis t-manifesto/ LAST-MODIFIED:20181101T163633Z LOCATION:University of Warwick\, Coventry CV4 7AL\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Warwick Marxists: The Communist Manifesto TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181106T190000Z DTEND:20181106T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:4c7eempj1f0272tfpq5qo45jmc@google.com CREATED:20181101T163545Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/475601812947256/\n\nO ne hundred years on since the end of the first great war of imperialism of the 20th century\, learn about the real history of the War: its causes\, ai ms and ultimately how it was ended by mutinies\, uprisings and revolutions. LAST-MODIFIED:20181101T163545Z LOCATION:Adam Smith Building\, 28 Bute Gardens\, Glasgow G12 8RS\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: How revolution ended the First World War TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181101T180000Z DTEND:20181101T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:2aq2390rba7v5k10ounjah650a@google.com CREATED:20181101T094235Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/821614228229808\n\nWe ’ve now got 164 days until\, Britain leaves the EU\, the Tories are in disa rray and the likelihood of crashing out of the EU without any deal on 29 Ma rch 2019 is increasing. What should socialists be doing at this time of cri sis? Should we look to a People's vote? Or to a Socialist Alternative? LAST-MODIFIED:20181101T094235Z LOCATION:Francis Bancroft Building\, London E1 4NS\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:QMUL Marxists: People's Vote? Or for a socialist alternative? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181108T180000Z DTEND:20181108T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:3p2k1odjrp5dg59oag0612jauj@google.com CREATED:20181030T190406Z DESCRIPTION:\nFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1853335204763052/\n Since the election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour party in 2015\, we have seen how the party has moved away from the 'neoliberal' policies w e saw under Blair and toward more social democratic policies such as nation alisation. With this shift\, Labour MP's (such as Chuka Umunna) still advoc ating centrist policies find themselves without much of a base of support. However we see the opposite happening in the Tory\, with their policies shi fting further right.\n\nThis trend can be observed globally\, with Angela M erkel loosing mass support in Germany\, the DSA gaining popularity in the U S amongst the Democratic party and Jean-Luc Melechon's La France Insoumise rapidly increasing in membership in France.\n\nIt is clear that the centre ground offers no way out of the current capitalist crisis and this has push ed the masses to find new ideas\, either in right wing populists such as Ma rine Le Pen and Donald Trump or social democrats such as Corbyn and Sanders . \n\nCome along to find out why the centre ground can offer no solution to this economic crisis and why only socialism can solve the problems we see today!\nSee less LAST-MODIFIED:20181030T190406Z LOCATION:University of East Anglia\, Norwich Research Park\, Norwich NR4 7T J\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Norwich Marxists: The crisis of the centre ground TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181031T190000Z DTEND:20181031T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:4p3gq1uqeu7mltchqte67fah65@google.com CREATED:20181030T190302Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2183083981980445/\n\n We want to break the cosy consensus of student politics that keeps the NUS detached and distant from the lives of most students. We want a fighting st udents' union that will work alongside trade unions to build a mass movemen t for socialist demands. \n\nAll NUS delegates are invited to come along an d discuss their programmes and ideas as to how to revolutionise the NUS! LAST-MODIFIED:20181030T190302Z LOCATION:King's College\, King's Parade\, Cambridge CB2 1ST\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Cambridge Marxists: Revolutionising the student movement TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181031T180000Z DTEND:20181031T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:4m7bl8d01t5nqud4rvt9klr13s@google.com CREATED:20181030T185856Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2036105703075796/\n\n Students make up a large proportion of society around the world and the vas t majority will spend much of their lives working after completing their st udies.\n\nSarah Vedrovitch\, a comrade from the Manchester Marxist Society\ , will lead off this discussion on the student movements of 1968 and how st udents by linking up with the wider labour movement can change the world to day. LAST-MODIFIED:20181030T185856Z LOCATION:Bar Loco\, 22 Leazes Park Rd\, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4PG\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Newcastle Marxists: Can students change the world? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171017T183000Z DTEND:20171017T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:3ofp9d86scjvebmu3mfpvf26pu@google.com CREATED:20171016T135514Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/137498946981651\nVenu e: Seminar Room 4\, Fulton House\, Singleton Campus\n\nWe invite you to joi n the Swansea Marxist Society to our meeting at which we will be discussing the Russian Revolution\, where impossible became inevitable\, and where th e working class took power over the state for the first time in history\, i nciting revolutionary situations across Europe and the world. \n\nWas the R ussian Revolution a coup? Was it justified? What would happen if working cl ass never took power?\n\nThe event will be a perfect opportunity to learn w hat happened and contrast the events of 1917 with our own times\, where mod ern Capitalism is in a devastating crisis. \n\nAs usual\, you'll have the o pportunity to purchase Marxist books\, pamphlets and papers after the discu ssion at our stall\, and we'll also traditionally head to the JCs student b ar to continue the discussion. Unfortunately\, JCs will not be selling vodk a and Leninade\, so you'll have to settle for other options.\n\n"Every sold ier\, every worker\, every real Socialist\, every honest democrat\, realise s that there are only two alternatives to the present situation. \n\nEither \, the power will remain in the hands of the bourgeois-landlord crew\, and this will mean every kind of repression for the workers\, soldiers\, and pe asants\, continuation of the war\, inevitable hunger and death...\n\nOr - t he power will be transferred to the hands of the revolutionary workers\, so ldiers and peasants\; in that case it will mean a complete abolition of lan dlord tyranny\, immediate check of the capitalists\, immediate proposal of a just peace. Then the land is assured to the peasants\, then control of in dustry to the workers\, then bread is assured to the hungry\, then the end of this nonsensical war!\n\nALL POWER TO THE SOVIETS OF WORKERS\, SOLDIERS\ , AND PEASANTS! PEACE! BREAD! LAND!"\n- Grigory Zinoviev LAST-MODIFIED:20181029T203730Z LOCATION:Fulton House\, Sketty\, Swansea SA2\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Swansea Marxists: 100 years of the Russian Revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181101T190000Z DTEND:20181101T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:6b30v0bp0599250d45e5kv062c@google.com CREATED:20181025T111726Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1874594835909502/\n\n In a joint meeting with the Labour Society\, we discuss the need for the na tionalisation of the commanding heights of the economy\, a demand that was in Labour's original constitution in the form of Clause IV. Removed by Blai r in the 1990s\, we put forward the case as to why the time is now better t han ever to restore Clause IV to the constitution and to revive Labour's co mmitment to public ownership under workers' control LAST-MODIFIED:20181025T111726Z LOCATION:NST Campus\, University Rd\, Southampton SO17 1TR\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Soton Marxists: Clause IV and nationalisation TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181030T180000Z DTEND:20181030T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:7fpjvphk2urb7a1k9nrrmt3r20@google.com CREATED:20181025T111527Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/345522862848691/\n\nT his week's event will cover the Marxist perspective on Donald Trump's rise to power and the effect his policies and threats of trade war are now havin g globally. LAST-MODIFIED:20181025T111559Z LOCATION:University of Warwick\, Coventry CV4 7AL\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Warwick Marxists: Trump - the new world disorder TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181031T183000Z DTEND:20181031T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:2cssvi81occjg99qs0ragflfu9@google.com CREATED:20181025T110844Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/476869292801591\n\n"T he history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggl es." This statement by Marx and Engels in the Communist Manifesto summarise s the contrast between the Marxist view of history and the superficial anal ysis offered by bourgeois commentators\, who see history simply as the prod uct of "great men" and their "great ideas".\n\nOur task\, as Marxists\, is to uncover the dynamics of society and history\; to reveal the motor force of development and progress\; to understand the world in order to change it .\n\nIf you want to understand better where our society is heading and how we can act today to make a substantial change\, then join us UCL Marxists t o this meeting on Wednesday 31st of October. We will discuss Marx’s theory of history\, historical materialism. LAST-MODIFIED:20181025T110844Z LOCATION:Drayton House\, University College London\, 30 Gordon St\, London WC1H 0AX\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UCL Marxists: The Marxist view of history TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181030T190000Z DTEND:20181030T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:6nujg7pjoooldusdo4609cbu4h@google.com CREATED:20181025T110744Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/327991424631700\n\nTh e 'Democratic Football Lads Alliance' in the UK and events in Charlottesvil le in the USA last year have understandably led to fears about the rise of the far right.\n\nGroups like the EDL have become a blight on migrant commu nities\, whilst the killing of Labour MP Jo Cox by a Britain First supporte r in 2016 and recent attacks on trade unionists by fascist thugs show what a menace these far-right layers can pose to the labour movement.\n\nJoin th e Oxford Marxists as we discuss why there has been a rise of far-right move ments across Europe and how we can organise to defeat them. LAST-MODIFIED:20181025T110744Z LOCATION:Oxford University Student Union\, 4 Worcester St\, Oxford OX1 2BX\ , UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Oxford Marxists: How to fight the far right TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181024T170000Z DTEND:20181024T183000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:50nqlupj8gu7emcogjmc3da6km@google.com CREATED:20181023T151829Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/342631746502353/\n\nO ur comrade Lilly will be discussing the incredible circumstances that socia lists found themselves in Germany after the First World War.\n\nWhat role d id the SPD play in the revolution? What did Rosa Luxembourg and Karl Liebkn echt achieve with the Spartacus League and Communist Party? And\, ultimatel y\, why did it fail? LAST-MODIFIED:20181023T151829Z LOCATION:Sheffield Students' Union\, Western Bank\, Sheffield S10 2TG\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxists: 100 years since the German Revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181024T170000Z DTEND:20181024T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:50kbfj0562iqcqgkct2i0ta1nc@google.com CREATED:20181023T151658Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/213790165961789/\n\nU NISON activist\, Terry McPartlan will be explaining why we need a revolutio nary programme to bring about real change in the world\, and what that revo lutionary programme entails. LAST-MODIFIED:20181023T151716Z LOCATION:Bar Loco\, 22 Leazes Park Rd\, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4PG\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Newcastle Marxists: why we need a revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181025T173000Z DTEND:20181025T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:6uqqkoeubkojn0vpsl99kfcum3@google.com CREATED:20181023T151550Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/484215818739050/\n\n\ nThis year marks the 70th year since the establishment of Israel. Trump's r ecent decision to move the US embassy and recognise Jerusalem as the capita l of Israel has served to add fuel to the flames. Recent legal changes to c itizenship rules proposed in Israel have been very controversial.\n\nMeanwh ile the situation of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza is a major issu e internationally. That and accusations of Anti Semitism in the Labour Part y makes Israel/Palestine a key issue for Socialists and Marxists today. LAST-MODIFIED:20181023T151550Z LOCATION:Elvet Riverside 1\, 83 New Elvet\, Durham DH1 3JT\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Durham Marxists: Israel and Palestine TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181024T180000Z DTEND:20181024T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:700h0ebqjoo5ie1fl673qf6e4j@google.com CREATED:20181023T151432Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/726067911087212/\n\nW ith rabid reactionary Donald Trump at the helm\, the USA\, capitalism's big gest power\, is experiencing an unprecedented crisis at every level.\n\nMea nwhile a new wave of enthusiasm for socialism is gripping the masses.\n\nWh ere is America going? LAST-MODIFIED:20181023T151432Z LOCATION:Manchester Metropolitan University\, All Saints Building\, All Sai nts\, Manchester M15 6BH\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Manchester Marxists: America's 3rd revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181023T180000Z DTEND:20181023T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:128vkjf5i4fsa6i84lf8a0np92@google.com CREATED:20181023T151151Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/552808785154987/\n\nO n 4th April 1968\, Martin Luther King Jnr. was assassinated - shot in cold blood whilst standing on the balcony of his hotel room in Memphis\, Tenness ee.\n\nMLK was killed because of the danger his ideas posed to the establis hment. Like other radical leaders of the black movement - such as Malcolm X and Fred Hampton - he was beginning to draw revolutionary conclusions\, ma king the explicit link between racial oppression and capitalist exploitatio n.\n\n50 years on\, his life and ideas provide valuable lessons in the figh t for equality today.\n\nJoin the Oxford Marxist society as we celebrate Bl ack History Month by discussing the history of the Civil Rights movement an d the continuing struggle against racism and oppression. LAST-MODIFIED:20181023T151151Z LOCATION:Oxford University Student Union\, 4 Worcester St\, Oxford OX1 2BX\ , UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Oxford Marxists: Martin Luther King and the black struggle TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181025T173000Z DTEND:20181025T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:3dod1levfsgqh5rqerf2e859s7@google.com CREATED:20181023T151052Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2203220973267535/\n\n \nWith a growing far right in Britain\, much talk has taken place about fas cism. Join Soton Marxists as we discuss fascism's origins and its time in p ower. Could a mass fascist movement arise again? How do we combat it effect ively? LAST-MODIFIED:20181023T151052Z LOCATION:NST Campus\, University Rd\, Southampton SO17 1TR\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Soton Marxists: Fascism - what it is and how to fight it TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181024T170000Z DTEND:20181024T183000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:74ti03l321lkgmihdamavfm65t@google.com CREATED:20181023T150917Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/538216953289194/\n\n" To secure for the workers by hand or by brain the full fruits of their indu stry and the most equitable distribution thereof that may be possible upon the basis of the common ownership of the means of production\, distribution and exchange\, and the best obtainable system of popular administration an d control of each industry or service." - Labour Party constitution circa 1 995\n\nWe're pleased to welcome guest speaker Darrell Cozens\, president of Coventry TUC and head of Coventry Momentum\, to lead this week's discussio n on the Labour Party and Clause 4. \n\nJoin us to find out about the histo ry of Clause 4\, why it needs to be reinstated\, and what steps we can take to achieve this! LAST-MODIFIED:20181023T150917Z LOCATION:University of Warwick\, Coventry CV4 7AL\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Warwick Marxists: Labour and Clause IV TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181030T190000Z DTEND:20181030T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:412t3d5esg4u8me5br6dm1qc7g@google.com CREATED:20181023T150832Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1864103540291731/\n\n The idea of a future where robots and computers do most of the hard and dan gerous work is now no longer confined to the realms of science fiction. Man y economists and futurologists optimistically predict a future where automa tion has spread throughout industry\, and still more pessimistically warn w hat this may mean for human workers being replaced. \n\nWhat should Marxist s think about this idea? Should we oppose the spread of automation? Should we advocate\, as some do\, for a Universal Basic Income to support workers made redundant by technology? Is a world where robots produce everything fo r us possible under capitalism? Come along to discuss! LAST-MODIFIED:20181023T150832Z LOCATION:Adam Smith Building\, 28 Bute Gardens\, Glasgow G12 8RS\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: Automation\, UBI\, and capitalism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181024T173000Z DTEND:20181024T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:2aeq7h81fmte5p2hc63egqf5ao@google.com CREATED:20181023T150644Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/737169433294038/\n\nT he global financial crisis of 2008 marked a turning point in the world situ ation and the strategists of capital see no way out. They are predicting 10 to 20 years of cuts and austerity. The Tories' claimed "recovery" has been the lowest in the history of capitalism. \n\nAs early as the writing of th e Communist Manifesto in 1848\, Marx observed and explained the periodic cr ises of capitalism. He correctly predicted that each step the capitalist cl ass takes to recover from crisis or thwart the next one only paves the way for a deeper and more destructive future crisis. 170 years later\, with the ruling class in complete political turmoil and the world economy at the br ink of a slump\, it appears that the spectre of Marxism is as potent as eve r. Its supporters and detractors increase daily. Why is it that an old Germ an philosophy student\, buried over 100 years ago in Highgate cemetery in L ondon\, excites such controversy?\n\nJoin us UCL Marxists as we explain why Marx has never been more right and more relevant than today. After the tal k and discussion\, we will make our way to the pub! All welcome. LAST-MODIFIED:20181023T150720Z LOCATION:University College London\, Gower St\, Kings Cross\, London WC1E 6 BT\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UCL Marxists: Crisis and Capital TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181025T173000Z DTEND:20181025T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:3l3mkmj483hlmvfk2j5k66lhkg@google.com CREATED:20181023T150549Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/760635830949593/\n\nW ith the far right being emboldened\, as evidenced by the rise of attacks on left-wing activists and trade unionists\, KCL Marxist Society invites you to discuss the topic of fascism.\n\nWhat are the differences between fascis t movements seen in the 1920s & 1930s and the right-wing populism that we s ee today? What factors have led to the rise of Trump\, Le Pen\, UKIP\, etc in recent years? And how should the Left combat racism\, xenophobia and big otry?\n\nWe will provide a Marxist analysis of fascism & how to fight it\, analysing its historical rise and role\, and discussing the nature of the f ar-right parties and leaders that are gaining support today. LAST-MODIFIED:20181023T150610Z LOCATION:King's College London\, Strand\, London WC2R 2LS\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:KCL Marxists: Fascism - what it is and how to fight it TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20181019 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20181022 DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:7sq6k9nbot2gr06ltrfplvh41r@google.com CREATED:20181012T200348Z DESCRIPTION:Visit www.revolutionfestival.co.uk for details\, including a fu ll programme and ticket booking.\n\nRevolution 2018 is a three-day festival of Marxist ideas\, hosted in London by Socialist Appeal and the Internatio nal Marxist Tendency\, with talks and discussions on current events\, histo ry\, philosophy\, and economics.\n\nThis year's event commemorates the revo lutionary events of 1968 - a year that saw massive movements and protests b y workers and students across the world: from the civil rights movement in the USA\, to the dramatic events of May '68 in France.\n\n50 years on\, wit h the status quo collapsing all around us\, these movements provide valuabl e and inspiring lessons for activists looking to organise\, fight\, and tra nsform the world today.\n\nBuy your ticket now for this exciting festival a nd join the revolution!\n\nFacebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/ 1891884570901350/ LAST-MODIFIED:20181012T200348Z LOCATION:Student Central\, Malet St\, Bloomsbury\, London WC1E 7HY\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Revolution Festival 2018 TRANSP:TRANSPARENT END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181018T170000Z DTEND:20181018T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:36esaip90fg6dqvapt4cl0ts5v@google.com CREATED:20181012T195510Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/471356366712399/\n\nW e discuss the nature of art under capitalism and what it means for the crea tive forces in society. Should we love or hate Banksy? What role does art p lay during and after a revolution? What forms will art take in a socialist society? LAST-MODIFIED:20181012T195510Z LOCATION:Octagon Centre\, Performance Venues\, The Octagon Centre\, Clarkso n Street\, Sheffield S10 2TQ\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxists: Marxism and art TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181016T180000Z DTEND:20181016T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:1h3jdt388eiurb2c8ju0f9r1pj@google.com CREATED:20181012T195320Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/239726133385729 /\n\nAfter Trump coming to power in the US\, and the rise of far right move ments in France\, Italy and other countries\, there have been a number of p eople fearing the rise of modern day Fascism. As Marxists\, and Socialists\ , it is important to analyse these phenomena and understand them in their h istorical context.\n\nWhat is Fascism? Are Fascism and the far-right a risk to the working class movement today? And\, if so\, how do we fight the far -right? Join us for a discussion on these important questions. LAST-MODIFIED:20181012T195320Z LOCATION:Liverpool Guild of Students\, 160 Mount Pleasant\, Liverpool L3 5T R\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Liverpool Marxists: How do we fight the far right? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181017T180000Z DTEND:20181017T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:1j7496oq0qiv0khil4jgvvbdqq@google.com CREATED:20181012T195218Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/428585171006668/\n\nT he Soviet Union is always held up as definitive proof that socialism doesn' t work and will always be worse than capitalism. But what really occurred i n Russia in the 20th century and why? How can we build a society free from exploitation\, private property and crisis but also without bureaucracy and state persecution?\n\nWe will be going to The Rose afterwards for a drink please join us for a more informal discussion LAST-MODIFIED:20181012T195218Z LOCATION:Goldsmiths\, University of London\, 8 Lewisham Way\, New Cross\, L ondon SE14 6NW\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Goldsmiths Marxists: Was the USSR socialist? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181018T173000Z DTEND:20181018T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:7nkn05506v65pde5gorq5ung2q@google.com CREATED:20181012T195112Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/192776898419770 8/\n\nA Marxist understanding of economics is at the very core of our analy sis of the capitalist system and how to change it. Capitalism entered a new phase of crisis in 2008\, one from which it has yet to recover\, destroyin g the lives of millions through evictions\, sackings\, and reduced income.\ n\n\nJoin the Marxist Society as we discuss the foundations of Marxist econ omics and use this to explain where the crisis has come from\, and why it’s not going anywhere. Ultimately only socialism can put an end to the anarch y of capitalist production and guarantee a good life for all. LAST-MODIFIED:20181012T195112Z LOCATION:King's College London\, Strand\, London WC2R 2LS\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:KCL Marxists: 10 years since the crash TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181017T173000Z DTEND:20181017T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:6pcquuaf6tmkgq0p8cu8d59d2s@google.com CREATED:20181012T194956Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1865801813509925/\n\n What are the differences between fascist movements seen in the 1920s & 1930 s and the right-wing populism that we see today? What factors have led to t he rise of Trump\, Le Pen\, UKIP\, and co. in recent years? And how should the Left fight the far-right and combat their racism\, xenophobia and bigot ry?\n\nJoin us UCL Marxists in our meeting where we will provide a Marxist analysis of fascism (with the example of Mussolini’s Italy)\, describing ho w fascism came to power historically\, and also the lessons to be learnt in terms of fighting the far right today.\n\nIn particular\, we will discuss the rise of reactionary figures like Trump and Le Pen\, and explain how the se racist right-wing politicians differ from genuinely fascist leaders and movement. After the meeting\, we'll make our way to the pub! LAST-MODIFIED:20181012T194956Z LOCATION:University College London\, Gower St\, Kings Cross\, London WC1E 6 BT\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UCL Marxists: How can we fight the far right? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181018T173000Z DTEND:20181018T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:2ov5ehsbgb24nmoa7hjva3b8ao@google.com CREATED:20181012T194829Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1874594835909502/\n\n In a joint meeting with the Labour Society\, we discuss the need for the na tionalisation of the commanding heights of the economy\, a demand that was in Labour's original constitution in the form of Clause IV.\n\nRemoved by B lair in the 1990s\, we put forward the case as to why the time is now bette r than ever to restore Clause IV to the constitution and to revive Labour's commitment to public ownership under workers' control LAST-MODIFIED:20181012T194829Z LOCATION:NST Campus\, University Rd\, Southampton SO17 1TR\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Soton Marxists: Clause IV and nationalisation TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181016T170000Z DTEND:20181016T183000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:0f6hrvk79496fufp828rtliiqi@google.com CREATED:20181012T194727Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/461048054303223 /\n\nMarxist ideas have long existed within the student movement and likewi se the student movement is a part of wider class struggle.\n\nWe will be jo ined by one of UCL's 2017 NUS delegates\, Emilie Dufwa\, who can speak from experience and in more detail on this topic! LAST-MODIFIED:20181012T194727Z LOCATION:University of Warwick\, Coventry CV4 7AL\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Warwick Marxists: The student movement TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181016T180000Z DTEND:20181016T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:36t1spkd3b60irmmdsu654qcpn@google.com CREATED:20181012T194625Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/449679482223625 /\n\nThe world has changed a lot since Marx's day. Some even say the workin g class no longer exists\, or that new middle and lower classes have replac ed it. But what has really changed? Aren't workers still exploited by capit alists\, and don't all workers still share a common class interest?\n\nWe'l l discuss the questions of class and argue that until capitalism is abolish ed\, wage slaves we will remain. LAST-MODIFIED:20181012T194625Z LOCATION:Adam Smith Building\, 28 Bute Gardens\, Glasgow G12 8RS\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: Are we wage slaves? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181016T173000Z DTEND:20181016T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:6qe913tqs0a6vuvj60h52gdp5i@google.com ATTENDEE;CUTYPE=INDIVIDUAL;ROLE=REQ-PARTICIPANT;PARTSTAT=ACCEPTED;CN=Social ist Appeal;X-NUM-GUESTS=0:mailto:tbch42qibht546dpa635vankp8@group.calendar. google.com CREATED:20181012T194343Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/112263686327628 /\n\nA decade since the 2008 crash\, the world is mired in crisis. For the 99%\, capitalism has only led to misery\, inequality\, and bigotry. The sta tus quo has failed. The system is broken. We need a revolution.\n\nEverywhe re we look\, we see a society wracked and ravaged by capitalism and crisis\ , from endless wars to endless austerity. How do we make sense of this seem ing chaos and turbulence?\n\nIn order to explain the events that are unfold ing\, more and more people are turning towards the ideas of a man who died over 130 years ago\, and are saying: Marx was right!\n\nJoin the LSESU Marx ists for our introductory meeting of the term\, as we discuss the revolutio nary ideas of Marxism and why they are more relevant today than ever. LAST-MODIFIED:20181012T194352Z LOCATION:32 Lincoln's Inn Fields\, London WC2A 3PH\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:LSE Marxists: Marx was right! TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20181016T180000Z DTEND:20181016T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:296ihpphbimi964tuvd1pkhcgh@google.com CREATED:20181012T194246Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/569330530153744 /\n\nRecent years have seen a series of political earthquakes across the gl obe\, as the broken status quo falls apart: from the Brexit vote in the UK\ , to the collapse of the centre ground parties in Europe.\n\nNothing epitom ises this process more than the election of Donald Trump\, who has taken an axe to the existing world order as US President and poured petrol on an al ready explosive situation.\n\nBut how do we understand these turbulent even ts taking place in the USA and across the world? And what is the alternativ e to the right-wing populism and bigotry offered by Trump and his ilk?\n\nJ oin the Oxford Marxists for our second discussion meeting of term\, as we e xamine the crisis-ridden global political situation and its various manifes tations and symptoms. LAST-MODIFIED:20181012T194246Z LOCATION:Oxford University Student Union\, 4 Worcester St\, Oxford OX1 2BX\ , UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Oxford Marxists: World in crisis - what the Trump is going on? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170321T190000Z DTEND:20170321T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:k7j564ua9dfnslq7tfc5bnpmfs@google.com CREATED:20170320T153154Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1479797088717719\n\nSeminar Roo m 6\, Fulton House\, Singleton Campus\, Swansea\n\nComrades\, please come a long to our next event\, where Maciej and Ryan will be giving a lead-off on the current atmosphere surrounding Brexit.\n\nThe triggering of Article 50 is a point of no return for British capitalism. For the next two years the British government will be involved in torturous negotiations with the EU. \n\nTheresa May is caught between a rock and hard place\; afraid of antagon ising the reactionary Conservative right whilst wanting to remain in firm c ontrol of her plan for a 'Hard Brexit'. Whilst "Brexit means Brexit" her sh ort term ambitions are a catalyst for long term catastrophe.\n\nCome and jo in the discussion: learn about the core issues\, understand the reasons and consequences and be part of a Marxist alternative! \n\nAs usual after the meeting we shall indulge in alcoholic merriment and continue the political discourse up in JC's Bar.\n\nHope to see you there! LAST-MODIFIED:20180402T220105Z LOCATION:Fulton House\, Sketty\, Swansea SA2\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Swansea Marxists: Tory Brexit chaos TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170323T190000Z DTEND:20170323T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:0bb7fpfgm14q8g18um8m4ndj0o@google.com CREATED:20170320T153014Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/268421586934371/\n\nJoin Manche ster Marxists for a talk and discussion on the Middle East crisis\, how it should be viewed\, and what we as Marxists can do to help. LAST-MODIFIED:20180402T220105Z LOCATION:The Lass O' Gowrie\, 36 Charles St\, Manchester M1 7DB\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Manchester Marxists: Syria and the crisis in the Middle East TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170309T183000Z DTEND:20170309T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:0gitel7d9d9keorqsr7nkkf9hg@google.com CREATED:20170306T145340Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/224101531392050/\n\nRoom k3.11\ n\n"The political and syndical awakening of the masses of the female prolet ariat during the last fifteen years has been magnificent. But it has been p ossible only because working women took a lively interest in the political and parliamentary struggles of their class in spite of being deprived of th eir rights." - Rosa Luxemburg\n\nThe Russian Revolution was begun by women. On the 8th March 1917 women textile workers went out on a massive strike i n Petrograd and sent an appeal to other workers to support them. The progre ssive and revolutionary role of women through history is undeniable. Howeve r\, one hundred years later\, women all around the word are still second cl ass citizens. As Engels said\, working class women are still today\, “the s lave of the slave”. However\, how to get women’s liberation under a system which is based in competition\, discrimination and individualism? Join us f or the discussion on International Working Women's Day!\n\nThe oppression o f women is a necessity under class society\, in which the continual reprodu ction of the forces of production requires control over women's reproductiv e agency: through marriage\, through legislative suppression and through ec onomic hardship. Furthermore\, the ruling class needs to keep workers divid ed along the lines of gender (as well as race\, sexuality and nationhood) i n order to prevent them from rebelling.\n\nAlthough in most developed capit alist countries women have attained at least legal equality with men\, they remain second-class citizens in many respects. In less-economically develo ped nations where social contradictions are sharper\, women lead a very dir e existence indeed\, continually subject to violence (often sexualised viol ence) and personal/state oppression.\n\nThis continual oppression means tha t women are often on the front lines in revolutionary events: as was the ca se in Russia in 1917 wherein women textile workers led the way to revolutio n. Women have more to lose under capitalism\, and far more to gain under so cialism.\n\nIn order to end the sexist oppression of women\, the rotten cap italist system must be overthrown through a movement that will unify ALL wo rkers in the struggle for a better world. No socialism without women's libe rty! No liberty at all without socialism! LAST-MODIFIED:20180319T211810Z LOCATION:King's College London\, Strand\, London WC2R 2LS\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:KCL Marxists: Marxism and women's liberation TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20180308T180000Z DTEND:20180308T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:3j8vgpkt4lkpi5u0pqma0p8dcu@google.com CREATED:20180305T180729Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: \;https://www.facebook.com/events/133290248352072 5


This week’s meeting will commemorate International Women’s Day\, whic h was founded as International Working Women’s Day by socialists in the ear ly 20th century to celebrate the contributions of women to the workers’ mov ement and to promote the struggle for women’s rights.


To mark th e occasion\, Sussex Marxists’ own Nadeen Moustafa will be introducing our d iscussion on The Revolutionary History of International Women’s Day. LAST-MODIFIED:20180305T180729Z LOCATION:The Duke Of Wellington\, Brighton\, 70 Upper Gloucester Rd\, Brigh ton BN1 3LQ\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sussex Marxists: The revolution history of Internation Women's Day TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20180309T183000Z DTEND:20180309T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:2nocu15t4lhp3jre24ljvk43av@google.com CREATED:20180305T180548Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: \;https://www.facebook.com/events/271366093399974 /
Room: Strand Campus\, \;K6.63

The y ear 1968 is etched into the historical memory of students and workers. It w as a year in which class struggle swept the globe and raised the political horizons of millions of workers and young people.

Student struggle kick-started many of the mass movements around the world that year. In the USA protests against the Vietnam War swept school and college campuses\, d raft-card burning was widespread\, and university occupations were forcibly broken up by police. Martin Luther King Jnr was assassinated in April 1968 and his murder led to riots and unofficial strikes in dozens of US cities.

Likewise\, the mighty uprising of the French working class\, in M ay 1968\, was sparked by a movement of students in Paris. Millions of workers joined a revolutionary general strike an d\, but for the betrayal of its leaders\, the working class could have take n power in France.

In Czechoslovakia it was students who kick-star ted a mass movement against Soviet bureaucracy. This was a movement without a clear idea of exactly what it hoped to achieve with radical and liberal elements mixed together\, but it showed the potential for political revolut ion in the USSR.

Throughout 1968 mass student protests took place in Mexico. In October 10\,000 people gathered in Mexico City to listen to a n address by the leaders of the movement. The meeting was attacked by polic e and students were murdered\, kidnapped\, and tortured by the government.< br>
Millions of people in Pakistan were roused to struggle in November 1968\, prompted into action by a movement of university students. What res ulted was one of the greatest revolutionary movements of the 20th century.< /span>
LAST-MODIFIED:20180305T180548Z LOCATION:King's College London\, Strand\, London WC2R 2LS\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:KCL Marxists: 1968 - Students\, workers\, and revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20180308T180000Z DTEND:20180308T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:5bo7gs1nv89hkuusvm33ev9fdq@google.com CREATED:20180305T180417Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: \;https://www.facebook.com/events/423679534736495
Venue: The Red Deer pub

Join us on International Working Women's Day fo r a discussion of how women fought for the right to vote\, what conditions led to this change happening at the start of the 20th century\, and what le ssons we can learn from the actions of the Suffragettes and the Suffragists today in the ongoing fight for equality! LAST-MODIFIED:20180305T180417Z LOCATION:The Red Deer\, 18 Pitt St\, Sheffield S1 4DD\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxists: 100 years on - how women won the vote TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20180307T193000Z DTEND:20180307T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:4h82q6vdoo8ehlv35hl0bu2v7o@google.com CREATED:20180305T180251Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: \;https://www.facebook.com/events/190212344648534 2/
Venue: Seminar Room 4\, Fulton House\, Singleton Campus

To celebrate International Working Women's Day this week (8th March) we are going to be discussing why there's no socialism without women's liberation\, and why th ere's no women's liberation without socialism! Rosie will be leading off be fore a discussion that is open to everyone.

"I am convinced social ism is the only answer and I urge all comrades to take this struggle to a v ictorious conclusion. Only this will free us from the chains of bigotry and exploitation." - Malala Youzsafai



LAST-MODIFIED:20180305T180251Z LOCATION:Fulton House\, Sketty\, Swansea SA2\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Swansea Marxists: Marxism and women's liberation TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20180307T190000Z DTEND:20180307T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:683g7sl2e1pbpk3vpkuv6344ig@google.com CREATED:20180305T180033Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: \;https://www.facebook.com/events/121349349878061 7

In honour of International Women's Day this week\, on 8th March\, we will be hosting a meeting on women's liberation and Marxism. Why are women oppressed now? How can we fight it? And how would it be diff erent under communism? Hear Lizzie Vazquez talk on the topic\, followed by a discussion. LAST-MODIFIED:20180305T180033Z LOCATION:The Lass O' Gowrie\, 36 Charles St\, Manchester M1 7DB\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Manchester Marxists: Women's liberation and socialist struggle TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20180308T180000Z DTEND:20180308T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:3k96qmo8gp57j6ub1k557s6n0o@google.com CREATED:20180305T175652Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: \;https://www.facebook.com/events/131061971022574 /
Venue: Free University of Warwick\, Student Union MR2

Thursday marks I nternational Working Women's Day\, a day first created by the revolutionary socialist Clara Zetkin as part of the second international\, the organisat ion home to: Rosa Luxembourg\, James Connolly\, Lenin and Trotsky.

We often hear the fight for women's liberation is intertwined with the fi ght for socialism - but why is this so? Why is not possible for women to ac hieve equality as long as capitalism is king? And how does socialism change this?

As part of the Free University of Warwick we will be discu ssing these questions and many others. \;
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The diffe rent waves of feminism have brought the women's question to the forefront o f political activism\; and from female suffrage to legislation on equal pay they have put forward fundamental reforms for the achievement of equal rig hts for all genders. As Marxists we must defend these reforms and support t he fight against the oppression of women\, in an expression of absolute sol idarity with those who are oppressed beyond class exploitation.

Simultaneously\, we observe today not only a society where women still stru ggle to receive equal pay\, to break through a so-called 'glass ceiling'\, and break free from discrimination in many forms. In many countries such as Austria the reactionary nature of the ruling classes even threatens to roll back all positive reforms at one stroke\, ta king women's rights back far beyond the age of the Suffragettes. Intersecti onality argues that the fight must now be made more inclusive by recognisin g the various layers of oppression that women from different backgrounds an d identities face\, and framing the struggle for emancipation in a new disc ourse.

But we wish to go further in struggling directly against the material conditions of class society that enable the current discourse in t he first place. Join us on Wednesday 7th March to find out more on the Marx ist standpoint regarding intersectionality\, and what place the women's que stion takes in the class struggle.



Beware that we will need to confirm the locati on later as UCL is going on strike. In solidarity with them\, we will pick a different location than a university building! LAST-MODIFIED:20180226T131849Z LOCATION:University College London\, Gower St\, Kings Cross\, London WC1E 6 BT\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UCL Marxists: Marxism vs Intersectionality TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20180227T190000Z DTEND:20180227T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:0u6cltlkjlqdo6clhbpc4f0omu@google.com CREATED:20180226T131535Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: \;https://www.facebook.com/events/950933661732819 /

The LGBT Comm unity faces daily oppression under this system that must be fought against. The first step in reaching liberty is to understand why oppression takes p lace.

Join Liverpool Marxist Society to celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month and to look at why the community is oppressed\, how past fights agai nst this have developed and how we can move forward in the fight for libera tion.

Everyone is welcome to come along so\, get yourselves down \, share the event widely and feel free to invite along anyone you feel mig ht like to get involved LAST-MODIFIED:20180226T131536Z LOCATION:Liverpool Guild of Students\, 160 Mount Pleasant\, Liverpool L3 5T R\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Liverpool Marxists: Marxism and the LGBT struggle TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20180301T180000Z DTEND:20180301T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:07nl35sb2ucudavruhbklk4nl4@google.com CREATED:20180226T130833Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: \;https://www.facebook.com/events/189698531792252
Venue: Fulton 113


The next Marxist Society meeting will take place on Thursday 1st March at 6pm. As this is not a strike day\, we will be back in our usual l ocation of Fulton 113.


We’ll be joined by Fred Weston\, member of the International Marxist Te ndency and the editorial board of In Defence of Marxism\, to introduce our discussion on China’s Long March to Capitalism.


The 1949 Chinese Revolution\, in spite of its bureaucratic deformations\, was among the most significant events in the hi story of class struggle. It led to the abolition of landlordism and capital ism and the end of imperialist domination. Now\, however\, capitalism domin ates in China. How did this happen?


Join us to discuss the reasons behind the transition towar ds capitalism and the future of class struggle in China. LAST-MODIFIED:20180226T130833Z LOCATION:Fulton Building\, University of Sussex\, Falmer\, Brighton BN1 9RH \, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sussex Marxists: China's long march to capitalism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20180228T190000Z DTEND:20180228T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:48tcuoldrr6f6loeqi5bt2u6rb@google.com CREATED:20180226T130707Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: \;https://www.facebook.com/events/299052573957527


This Wednesday\, come and discuss these two theories of oppression. Are they in contradiction to each other or can they work together? Come along to discuss with a guest speaker from Sheffield Marxists. LAST-MODIFIED:20180226T130707Z LOCATION:The Lass O' Gowrie\, 36 Charles St\, Manchester M1 7DB\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Manchester Marxists: Marxism vs Intersectionality TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20180221T193000Z DTEND:20180221T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:2dsu66q887nsqdr11gbecgeb6l@google.com CREATED:20180221T182248Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/164535344191166\nVenu e: Seminar Room 4\, Fulton House\, Singleton Campus\n\nWhat are the differe nces between fascist movements seen in the 1920s & 1930s and the right-wing populism that we see today? What factors have led to the rise of Trump\, L e Pen\, UKIP\, etc in recent years? And how should the Left combat racism\, xenophobia and bigotry?\n\nJoin us on Wednesday 21st February for an open discussion of what is fascism & how to fight it\, analysing its historical rise and role\, and discussing the nature of the far-right parties and lead ers that are gaining support today. LAST-MODIFIED:20180221T182248Z LOCATION:Fulton House\, Sketty\, Swansea SA2\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Swansea Marxists: Fascism - what it is and how to fight it TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20180221T190000Z DTEND:20180221T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:17m5fd651oloh3i54t6gvajdhf@google.com CREATED:20180221T182128Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: \;https://www.facebook.com/events/158964608240066
Venue: Eliot College\, E.Lyons

Our speaker for this event will b e Rob Sewell from Socialist Appeal. Rob plays a significant role in the org anisation\, and is the editor of the magazine 'In Defence of Marxism'.  \;

He will be discussing the question of nationalisation and how it relates to our stance as Marxists. While not a revolutionary demand\, natio nalisation is an embryonic form of public ownership - an element of Marxism that is fundamental to its philosophy. In addition\, Rob will discussing t he newly-revived 'Labour4Clause4' campaign that seeks to commit the Labour Party to socialist policies.

An article from Rob Sewell on the Labou r4Clause4 campaign:https://www.socialist.net/labour4clause4-campaign -launched-to-restore-labour-s-commitment-to-socialism.htm

An art icle from Marxist Student on nationalisation: \;http://marxiststudent.co m/fight-for-nationalisation/

Directions to the Eliot.Lyons room:  \;
https://www.kent.ac.uk/ti metabling/rooms/room.html?room=E.Lyons

This is an invitation to all who are able to attend\; not just students. The lead-off will be follow ed by a political discussion around the points addressed in the talk. \ ;

Hope to see you there! \; \; LAST-MODIFIED:20180221T182128Z LOCATION:University of Kent\, Canterbury CT2 7NZ\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Kent Marxists: Labour4Clause4 TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20180221T190000Z DTEND:20180221T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:3affununaclr2jva06sir2373c@google.com CREATED:20180221T181957Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2050895588484799\nVen ue: SOAS Brunei Building B204\n\nCome along to SOAS Marxist Society for a d iscussion on the People's Republic of China's current political state\, its history with communism and what to expect in the future.\n\nA leadoff will be given by Daniel Morley\, from Socialist Appeal's Editorial Board.\n\nEv eryone is welcome! LAST-MODIFIED:20180221T181957Z LOCATION:SOAS University of London\, Bloomsbury\, London WC1H 0XG\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:SOAS Marxists: China's long march to capitalism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20180222T180000Z DTEND:20180222T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:2nl64occarh5fa4hvm15uckqng@google.com CREATED:20180221T181835Z DESCRIPTION:\nFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/217818405441231\nTh e next Marxist Society meeting will take place on Thursday 22nd February at 6pm. Due to the UCU strike action starting on that day\, the meeting will be held off-campus in order to not interfere with the picket line. The meet ing will take place in the upstairs room of the Duke of Wellington pub on U pper Gloucester Road\, a few minutes walk from Brighton train station. We h ope this change of venue will not cause too much inconvenience.\n\nWe’ll be joined by James Kilby\, member of the International Marxist Tendency and r egular contributor to Socialist Appeal newspaper\, to introduce our discuss ion on A Decade of Crisis.\n\nThe 2008 crash plunged the global capitalist system into the greatest economic turmoil of living memory. A recent plunge in the stock market was just the latest evidence that this crisis\, which has brought with it falling living standards\, worsening job prospects and crushing austerity\, is far from over. The events of the last ten years hav e prompted widespread questioning of capitalism and a renewed interest in t he ideas of socialism and Marxism\, particularly among the youth.\n\nJoin u s as we discuss the reasons behind the endemic crisis of capitalism and hea r the case for a genuine socialist alternative. LAST-MODIFIED:20180221T181835Z LOCATION:The Duke Of Wellington\, Brighton\, 70 Upper Gloucester Rd\, Brigh ton BN1 3LQ\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sussex Marxists: A decade of capitalist crisis TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20180221T200000Z DTEND:20180221T213000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:0hoiqt2bmcjnuq9o0g725vr985@google.com CREATED:20180218T154412Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/147643422572393/\nVen ue: Drayton House Ricardo LT\, B03\n\nMany argue the irrelevance of Marxism nowadays because the typical worker\, destroying his physical health day b y day under the strain of manufacture\, hardly exists anymore in Britain. B ut even if this were entirely true\, the damage to workers spurred on by th eir exploitation has only taken a new form in the constant strain on mental health. The stress of working days and the alienation of labour for wages has created waves of anxiety and depression\, often leading on to strokes a nd cardiac arrests in mid-life.\n\nEven more\, the pressures of a society t hat wishes to maximise profit by any means\, by harassing people with adver tisement\, by creating a constant rush in an urban environment\, by emphasi sing the need to succeed efficiently academically\, fundamentally affects o ur ability to be happy. This is widely acknowledged by many forms of media\ , education and research\; yet to what extent can we link this back to capi talism?\n\nWe invite all who are interested and in particular participants of the UCL fund our mental health campaign to discuss this fundamental ques tion on Wednesday! LAST-MODIFIED:20180218T154412Z LOCATION:Drayton House\, 30 Gordon St\, Kings Cross\, London WC1H 0AN\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UCL Marxists: Marxism and mental health TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20180221T180000Z DTEND:20180221T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:0f9j6id42b1u33gcgofi4td0i0@google.com CREATED:20180218T154122Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2080463352199249/\nVe nue: Wilson Room\n\n\nAs Israel locks up Ahed Tamimi and many other childre n who resist the occupation\, we'll take a look at the history of the resis tance\, how it fits in with revolutionary movements in the Arab world\, and what the prospects are for the Palestinians. \n\nThis is a collaboration b etween the Palestine Society and the Marxist Society. Since this meeting is a day before the lecturers strike\, we'll also discuss solidarity with the strike and picket line locations. We hope to see you there! LAST-MODIFIED:20180218T154122Z LOCATION:University Arms\, 197 Brook Hill\, Sheffield S3 7HG\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxists: A history of Palestinian resistance TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20180301T180000Z DTEND:20180301T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:24mj2dpjc3k4pt048484u1b2v0@google.com CREATED:20180218T153912Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/194852734425074/\nVen ue: S.09\n\n\nThe colonial revolutions which spread across the world during the 60s and 70s took the world by storm. But few followed the model often spoken about by Marxists. Why was this the case? What forces were in play a nd how can socialism be applied outside of the most developed capitalist ec onomies? LAST-MODIFIED:20180218T153912Z LOCATION:University of Warwick\, Coventry CV4 7AL\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Warwick Marxists: The colonial revolutions TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20180220T190000Z DTEND:20180220T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:3ii5spj6rnleoc7enq8b8g78ut@google.com CREATED:20180218T153731Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: \;https://www.facebook.com/events/248622352826853 6/

Speaker: Hamid Alizadeh - Iranian revolutionary and Middle Easter n correspondent for In Defence of Marxism\, \;www.marxist.com

The last seven years have seen the Middle East go from revolution to counter-r evolution.

In 2011\, the Arab Spring swept aside authoritarian regim es across the region. But now the movement has subsided\, and reaction stal ks the land in the form of imperialism\, terrorism\, and persecution.
War has devastated Syria and Yemen\, resulting in a humanitarian crisis. The Saudi regime helps to export barbarism and fundamentalism throughout th e Middle East. And Donald Trump is acting like a bull in a china shop\, ant agonising the Palestinians by declaring Jerusalem the Israeli capital.
< br>At the same time\, there has been the inspiring movement recently in Ira n\, and the heroic defense of the Kurds against the jihadi forces of the Is lamic State.

Join the Oxford Marxists as we discuss the dramatic eve nts unfolding across the Middle East and the way out of the crisis created by imperialism. \; \; LAST-MODIFIED:20180218T153731Z LOCATION:Wadham College\, Parks Rd\, Oxford OX1 3PN\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Oxford Marxists: Imperialism and crisis in the Middle East TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20180221T190000Z DTEND:20180221T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:49n76g4v230h7ranvv7cmpff1a@google.com CREATED:20180214T024924Z DESCRIPTION:\nFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/147643422572393\nVe nue: Drayton House Ricardo LT\, B03\nMany argue the irrelevance of Marxism nowadays because the typical worker\, destroying his physical health day by day under the strain of manufacture\, hardly exists anymore in Britain. Bu t even if this were entirely true\, the damage to workers spurred on by the ir exploitation has only taken a new form in the constant strain on mental health. The stress of working days and the alienation of labour for wages h as created waves of anxiety and depression\, often leading on to strokes an d cardiac arrests in mid-life.\n\nEven more\, the pressures of a society th at wishes to maximise profit by any means\, by harassing people with advert isement\, by creating a constant rush in an urban environment\, by emphasis ing the need to succeed efficiently academically\, fundamentally affects ou r ability to be happy. This is widely acknowledged by many forms of media\, education and research\; yet to what extent can we link this back to capit alism?\n\nWe invite all who are interested and in particular participants o f the UCL fund our mental health campaign to discuss this fundamental quest ion on Wednesday! LAST-MODIFIED:20180214T025302Z LOCATION:University College London\, Gower St\, Kings Cross\, London WC1E 6 BT\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UCL Marxists: Capitalism and mental health TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20180215T180000Z DTEND:20180215T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:3c5qtn0mi7sfkq3ncdjkqojc2i@google.com CREATED:20180214T024720Z DESCRIPTION:\nFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/634005686931566\nVe nue: Octagon\, meeting room 4\nIt is necessary to understand that the monar chy is not simply a harmless anachronism with no powers. It is an important reserve weapon of reaction. The Queen has significant reserve powers which can be brought into play at a time of national crisis. Such powers would u ndoubtedly be used against a left Labour government that attempted to chall enge the power and privileges of the big banks and monopolies that own and control most of Britain. Although most people do not realise it\, this is t he main role of the monarchy and the reason why it has been kept in being b y the ruling class for so long.\n\nJoin us as we discuss the role of the mo narchy both presently and its role in the future! LAST-MODIFIED:20180214T025213Z LOCATION:Octagon Centre\, Performance Venues\, The Octagon Centre\, Clarkso n Street\, Sheffield S10 2TQ\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxists: The Monarchy - Britain's biggest benefit scroun gers TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20180214T190000Z DTEND:20180214T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:2bmnm07asmu7h3r9f9ja7i7m1g@google.com CREATED:20180214T025041Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2132922503593215\nVen ue: E. Lyons room\n\n\nIt is a common misconception that Marxists have no i nterest in Art\; that they wish to remove any sense of individuality. This talk will outline and debunk these misconceptions\, reviewing Art as a nece ssary aspect of human life\, linked fundamentally to society and culture. A s well as this\, the talk will construct an idea of what art may look like in a world post-revolution\, as theorised by Leon Trotsky and Ernst Fischer . LAST-MODIFIED:20180214T025135Z LOCATION:University of Kent\, Canterbury CT2 7NZ\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Kent Marxists: Marxism and art TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20180214T190000Z DTEND:20180214T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:12ltfo17mtnoufd4ksk27k9i6a@google.com CREATED:20180211T170158Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/150984062286313\n\n\n \nThe LGBT community faces daily opression under this system that we must w ork to fight against. The first step in reaching liberty is to understand w hy we're oppressed now.\n\nCome along to this discussion on the LGBT+ strug gle. We will look at why the LGBT+ community is oppressed\, how past fights for liberation have happened\, and how we can move forward. LAST-MODIFIED:20180211T170158Z LOCATION:The Lass O' Gowrie\, 36 Charles St\, Manchester M1 7DB\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Manchester Marxists: The struggle for LGBT liberation TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20180214T180000Z DTEND:20180214T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:4fdesdjqc3g7a4ln9ppkugigc3@google.com CREATED:20180211T170021Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1558738450908956\nVen ue: Fulton 114\n\nWe’ll be joined by guest speaker Hamid Alizadeh of the In ternational Marxist Tendency\, who will be introducing our discussion on th e recent mass protest movement in Iran.\n\nThe new year saw the most signif icant outbreak of political unrest in Iran for nearly a decade. This sponta neous eruption of anger from working class Iranians against rising poverty\ , unemployment and corruption among the wealthy and clerical elite has shak en the regime to its foundations.\n\nWhat is the nature of these protests a nd what do they mean for the future of the Iranian regime? LAST-MODIFIED:20180211T170021Z LOCATION:Fulton Building\, University of Sussex\, Falmer\, Brighton BN1 9RH \, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sussex Marxists: What is happening in Iran? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20180215T183000Z DTEND:20180215T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:7333uur0886fc56njcfm9etk5a@google.com CREATED:20180211T165900Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/853523854857071\nVenu e: \n\n2017 marked the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexual ‘acts’ between men in the UK. But with formal legal equality\, is the struggle for LGBT liberation finished?\n\nThis LGBT History Month we take a Marxist look at the origins of LGBT oppression and the fight libera tion. Has our history been a been a natural evolution to a liberal nirvana\ , or a vicious struggle for freedom intimately linked with the fight agains t capitalism itself? LAST-MODIFIED:20180211T165900Z LOCATION:King's College London\, Strand\, London WC2R 2LS\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:KCL Marxists: The struggle for LGBT liberation TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20180212T190000Z DTEND:20180212T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:6p52g0p4qbddj4ppq20gs4k7d0@google.com CREATED:20180209T175913Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/152593158878817/\nVen ue: Munby Room\, Kings College\n\n\n\nCan capitalism really be reformed? Th is week we are shedding light on the age-old leftist debate.\n\nReform has been argued for the last century as the most realistic solution\, but Marxi sts argue that the capitalist state cannot be made socialist by gradualist means.\n\nJoin us this week for discussion on all this\, and how this links to the choices Corbyn would have to make in the event of a left-wing gover nment in the UK. All welcome! LAST-MODIFIED:20180209T175913Z LOCATION:King's College\, University of Cambridge\, King's Parade\, Cambrid ge CB2 1ST\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Cambridge Marxists: Reform or revolution? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20180213T190000Z DTEND:20180213T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:6odqa91n1f5kbriv1kmavdbt76@google.com CREATED:20180209T175740Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/558664391155200/\nVen ue: Boyd Orr 611\n\n\n\nWe often talk about socialism being the solution to humanity's problems\, but what will it actually be like? Join us to brains torm a few ideas about what makes socialism the future humanity needs and t he one we want. LAST-MODIFIED:20180209T175740Z LOCATION:Boyd Orr Building\, Glasgow G12 8QR\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: What will socialism look like? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20180214T180000Z DTEND:20180214T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:49gocsl4p62hnikmf4ie4ikjgp@google.com CREATED:20180209T175436Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: \;https://www.facebook.com/events/152473736094942 9/
Venue: Barbara Strang Teaching Centre\, G.34

Science allows us to understand the world in which we live. It has allowed us to build up a picture of the past\, and even permitted us to understand the origins of ou r own species. \;

However\, as in all fields of scientific study \, there is a continuing conflict of outlook and method among the schools o f anthropology about how the past should be interpreted. One is broadly bas ed upon a materialist\, evolutionary approach\, while the other attempts to approach the past through the narrow prejudices of present day class socie ty\, helping to reinforce the notions of “natural” inequality\, male domina tion and class rule.

In this discussion on the origins of the family \, we will be taking the former approach\, a dialectical materialist approa ch. \;

https://www.marxist .com/origin-of-the-family-engels-morgan.htm \; \; LAST-MODIFIED:20180209T175631Z LOCATION:Newcastle University\, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Newcastle Marxists: Origins of the family TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20180215T180000Z DTEND:20180215T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:4hj57md7cvt9cqfgo2qj7ui71t@google.com CREATED:20180209T175619Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1878921749086869/\nVe nue: S.09\n\nIt is almost universally acknowledged that we are in the midst of a mental health crisis as suicide remains the top killer of men under 4 0. \n\nMental health problems are systemic as services are slashed and peop le fail to find fulfilment in work as they live under dire conditions. \n\n Why is mental health so poorly treated under capitalism and what is require d to create better mental health for all? LAST-MODIFIED:20180209T175619Z LOCATION:University of Warwick\, Coventry CV4 7AL\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Warwick Marxists: Capitalism and the mental health crisis TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20180227T193000Z DTEND:20180227T213000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:1obosm01dmrqtr9qp6a6s04cpa@google.com CREATED:20180209T175310Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1674769699247123\nVen ue: Seminar Room 4\, Fulton House\, Singleton Campus\n\nSwansea Uni Marxist Society and Swansea Labour Students invite you to the open discussion: How can Labour beat austerity?\n\nIt has been 10 years now since the global fi nancial crisis shook the system to its foundations\, and the general popula ce is failing to see any signs of recovery. Amidst general discontent of th e population which was forced to pay for the crisis with falling wages and lower benefits\, the mood is completely polarised\, both to the left and to the right. \n\nA growing number of labour and socialist activists are seei ng the political and industrial struggles as struggles against austerity. W ith Melenchon in France\, Sanders in the US\, Tsipras in Greece\, it's clea r that no part of the world is left untouched by political earthquakes. Esp ecially in the UK\, the Labour Party saw a meteoric rise in popularity and membership after Jeremy Corbyn's unexpected victory in 2015 leadership elec tions\, as well as the 2017 general election following the release of a bol d left wing manifesto.\n\nWith the Tory party tearing itself apart over Bre xit\, and the Prime Minister going from "strong and stable" to "weak and wo bbly"\, a Corbyn Labour government is seen as inevitable.\n\nWe've invited four activists from the Labour and student movement to speak at this meetin g where we will discuss this burning question: How can Labour beat austerit y? LAST-MODIFIED:20180209T175310Z LOCATION:Fulton House\, Sketty\, Swansea SA2\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Swansea Marxists: How can Labour end austerity? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20180207T183000Z DTEND:20180207T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:1kmqd0ufuj5pr2er3ij4spl4g7@google.com CREATED:20180202T142604Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/151080639018474/\nVen ue: Nuffield Theatre\, Room 1083\n\nIn a joint meeting with the Labour Soci ety\, we discuss the crisis that has hit higher education\, which is increa singly causing the suffering of both staff and students. Universities are i ncreasingly treated like businesses\, with senior staff seeing nothing in t hese institutions but profit. While costs for students goes up\, educationa l quality goes down.\n\nNowhere has this been more apparent than at our uni versity\, as shown with the recent cuts to staff and the new threat that ha s emerged to pensions.\n\nAfter the meeting we will head to the pub to disc uss the issue further or just to have a drink. LAST-MODIFIED:20180202T142604Z LOCATION:NST Campus\, University Rd\, Southampton SO17 1TR\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Soton Marxists: Higher education and capitalism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20180208T180000Z DTEND:20180208T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:1cbue7ac3bmtkcmssp7g4tfjfc@google.com CREATED:20180202T142442Z DESCRIPTION:\nFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1812363502391170/\n \nVenue: S0.09\n\n"But what about Human Nature?" This is the question that is perpetually used as a justification for all the evil in the world. \n\nH ow should Marxists reply to this common rebuttal? And what role does the qu estion of human nature play in a Marxist analysis. LAST-MODIFIED:20180202T142442Z LOCATION:University of Warwick\, Coventry CV4 7AL\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Warwick Marxists: Marxism and human nature TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20180206T190000Z DTEND:20180206T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:5fo9gb1mgpobk2396vl3paib3l@google.com CREATED:20180202T142023Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/185700802031050\nVenu e: Gillese-Badun Room\, Wadham College\n\nThe Brexit vote was a political e arthquake. It marked the end of David Cameron's political career and has th rown the Establishment into a maelstrom.\n\nTheresa May is now stuck betwee n a rock and a Hard Brexit. The Tories are split over the question of the E U. And the Prime Minister has tangled herself in knots over the issue of th e Irish border.\n\nThis instability and crisis is ultimately a reflection o f the weakened and precarious position of British capitalism.\n\nBut what p osition should Corbyn and the Left take in this situation? What demands sho uld socialists make? And what is the Marxist analysis of the European Union ?\n\nCome to discuss all these questions and more at the latest meeting of the Oxford Marxist society. All welcome! (And with a trip to the Kings Arms afterwards.) LAST-MODIFIED:20180202T142023Z LOCATION:Wadham College\, Parks Rd\, Oxford OX1 3PN\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Oxford Marxists: Brexit and the EU - what should socialists say? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20180208T180000Z DTEND:20180208T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:303bgi0sa2up5e3abbieu0ue7l@google.com CREATED:20180202T141909Z DESCRIPTION:\n\nFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/349259385590501Ve nue: Fulton 113 - Sussex University\n\nOur first meeting of the term will t ake place on Thursday 8th February in Fulton 113\, 6pm to 8pm.\n\nWe’ll be joined by guest speaker Ben Curry of Socialist Appeal\, who will be introdu cing our discussion on What Will Socialism Look Like?\n\nWith the crisis of the global capitalist system now a decade old\, more people than ever acro ss the world are searching for an alternative to the current broken order.\ n\nJoin us as we discuss how a socialist society might plan the production and distribution of resources to meet the basic human needs of all\, rather than servicing the profits of a few.\n\nAll welcome! LAST-MODIFIED:20180202T141909Z LOCATION:Fulton Building\, University of Sussex\, Falmer\, Brighton BN1 9RH \, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sussex Marxists: What will socialism look like? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20180208T183000Z DTEND:20180208T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:4v189si8m41putmv906oa68qbs@google.com CREATED:20180202T141725Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: \;https://www.facebook.com/events/322542091484282
Venue: \;Strand Campus\, Room K2.40


When you think of Marxism and religion\, most of y ou will think of the famous opium phrase by Marx\, asserting that "religion is the opium of the people". But can Marxist analysis of religion be reduc ed to this expression?

Instead of focusing on the debate that revolv es around the question of whether God exists or not\, Marxists principally analyse religion on a sociological and anthropological level to try and und erstand the role religion plays in capitalist society and beyond.

Ho w does religion maintain the status quo? Why are women more religious than men? Why are the poor and the oppressed most likely to be attached to relig ion? \; LAST-MODIFIED:20180202T141725Z LOCATION:King's College London\, Strand\, London WC2R 2LS\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:KCL Marxists: Marxism and Religion TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20180201T180000Z DTEND:20180201T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:75328iibrt3h2t4eahqt4l542r@google.com CREATED:20180129T112420Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/197055724176495/\nVen ue: S0.09 \n\n\nCapitalist crisis leads to political polarisation\, for San ders there is Trump\, for Le Pen there is Melenchon. Yet what is the nature of the Far Right today? Many have spoken of a rising Fascist movement and events in Charlottesville during the summer seem to support this. \n\nYet w hat are the similarities and differences of what we see today and in the 19 30s. \n\nWhat is Fascism\, and how do we fight it? LAST-MODIFIED:20180129T112420Z LOCATION:University of Warwick\, Coventry CV4 7AL\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Warwick Marxists: Fascism - what it is and how to fight it TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20180207T190000Z DTEND:20180207T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:02qk04ibok6j5k2st4mlkuhapp@google.com CREATED:20180129T111613Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/146235062839224\nVenu e: Seminar Room 4\, Fulton House\n\nNo set of ideas in history have been su bject to so many lies\, myths\, and distortions as those of Marxism. The re ason for this is clear: no other set of ideas has ever posed such a threat to the power and privileges of the Establishment.\n\nAs a warm up for the n ew term\, the Swansea Marxist society invites you to a discussion on the "m yths of Marxism"\, where you'll find answers to the most frequently asked q uestions about Marxism\, socialism\, and revolution.\n\nWhether you're new to revolutionary ideas or are an experienced socialist activist: come along to meet fellow lefties and learn about the fundamentals of Marxism. LAST-MODIFIED:20180129T111613Z LOCATION:Fulton House\, Sketty\, Swansea SA2\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Swansea Marxists: the myths of Marxism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20180131T190000Z DTEND:20180131T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:0b5caps60ocgi81eq9fn9qslho@google.com CREATED:20180129T111438Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ events/932833886871406
Venue: SOAS main building\, room G51a \;& nbsp\;

Join the SOAS Marxist Society to talk about anti-colonial str uggles and Marxist ideology. Come along with any questions\, thoughts or id eas to discuss!

The lead-off will be given by Francesco Merli\, from the IMT.

Everyone is welcome! LAST-MODIFIED:20180129T111502Z LOCATION:SOAS University of London\, Bloomsbury\, London WC1H 0XG\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:SOAS Marxists: the struggle against colonialism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20180201T183000Z DTEND:20180201T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:2c7llm55g68smivd7h7q4a0rhj@google.com CREATED:20180129T111320Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1799254767044984\nVen ue: Strand Campus K -1.14\n\nWith Chinese New Year approaching we take the opportunity to look at the history of the Chinese Revolutions\, the effect and influence of Mao and where is China heading today. Was Mao a genuine Ma rxist? What is the meaning of the rural/peasant basis to the Chinese revolu tion\, as opposed to an urban\, working class one?\n\nIs Xi Jinping leading us back to the days of Mao or continuing to push capitalism in China and a cross the globe? LAST-MODIFIED:20180129T111320Z LOCATION:King's College London\, Strand\, London WC2R 2LS\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:KCL Marxists: China - from revolution to counter-revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20180131T190000Z DTEND:20180131T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:4dk4mfjt7o4211gi49p8o4bh6f@google.com CREATED:20180122T101812Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1664639850264826\n\n\ n\n\nJoin us for our first meeting back of the semester to discuss the deve lopment of currency throughout time. Listen to Ben Gliniecki\, national org aniser of the Marxist Student Federation\, lead off on this topic. LAST-MODIFIED:20180122T101812Z LOCATION:The Lass O' Gowrie\, 36 Charles St\, Manchester M1 7DB\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Manchester Marxists: What is money? From barter to bitcoin TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20180124T190000Z DTEND:20180124T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:3b5hv8gfobgu5g8vdqqpth5p8t@google.com CREATED:20180122T101639Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2020091904914036\nVen ue: SOAS main building\, G51a\n\nCome along to SOAS Marxist Society to disc uss the possibility of major conflict between the main imperial powers - Ru ssia\, China and the US - which is expressing itself in hotspots like North Korea\, the Middle East\, and Eastern Europe. LAST-MODIFIED:20180122T101639Z LOCATION:SOAS University of London\, Bloomsbury\, London WC1H 0XG\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:SOAS Marxists: Will there be a Third World War? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20180131T180000Z DTEND:20180131T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:4ejonrdp4cm2upuqo4kimmlev6@google.com CREATED:20180122T101523Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: \;https://www.facebook.com/events/412128129243585 /
Venue: \; \;Barbara Stra ng Teaching Centre\, G.34




Marx’s economic and pol itical theories have stood the test of time. This is because of the strengt h of the philosophy that underpins Marx’s analysis – Dialectical Materialis m. This means analysing things in their motion and not in their rest\; in t heir context and not in isolation. How does this philosophy apply to the re al world of politics and economics? LAST-MODIFIED:20180122T101523Z LOCATION:Newcastle University\, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Newcastle Marxists: the philosophy of Marxism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20180125T180000Z DTEND:20180125T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:6qg344t94m4jnua45kf5bsnle6@google.com CREATED:20180122T101356Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/150348625614087/\nVen ue: S.09\n\n\nWith Chinese New Year approaching we take the opportunity to look at the history of the Chinese Revolutions\, the effect and influence o f Mao and where is China heading today. \n\nIs Xi Xingping leading us back to the days of Mao or continuing to push capitalism in China and across the globe? LAST-MODIFIED:20180122T101356Z LOCATION:University of Warwick\, Coventry CV4 7AL\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Warwick Marxists: The Chinese Revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20180129T180000Z DTEND:20180129T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:7at8goohm22rg2ap1m30a26fib@google.com CREATED:20180122T101224Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/145359066164176/\nVen ue: Forest Cafe\n\n\n2017 saw the heroic movement for Independence in Catal onia. In the face of violence and Francoist repression from the Spanish sta te\, the masses have shown they are willing to fight to the end. As the Dec ember election results have shown the movement is far from defeated and 201 8 will see further struggle.\n\nWhere next for the movement? How can it win ? How can the militancy of the Catalan movement be used to inspire workers throughout Spain and Europe? What kind of independence should Catalonia be fighting for?\n\nNuria Alcaraz from the anti Capialist pro independence Par ty CUP and ANC Scotland will lead off this discussion. LAST-MODIFIED:20180122T101224Z LOCATION:The Forest Cafe\, 141 Lauriston Pl\, Edinburgh EH3 9JN\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Edinburgh Revolution: Catalonia - national liberation and socialism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20180123T190000Z DTEND:20180123T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:61s81vgpgc62v9trpl40unnt92@google.com CREATED:20180122T101053Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1955632474466767/\nVe nue: University of Glasgow\, Boyd Orr 611 \n\n\nBrexit is the defining asp ect of the current crisis in Britain\, representing the impasse that the bo urgeoisie finds itself in and social anxiety about the future.\n\nWe'll tak e a look at what the prospects are for Brexit and how the inevitable bumps in the road may provoke deeper crisis in Britain. LAST-MODIFIED:20180122T101053Z LOCATION:Boyd Orr Building\, Glasgow G12 8QR\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: Brexit and the crisis of British capitalism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20180124T190000Z DTEND:20180124T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:6m4cu399p0ikbgla9sobq5cemi@google.com CREATED:20180122T100933Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: \;https://www.facebook.com/events/100307031983245 8/
Venue: Drayton House\, Ricardo Lecture Theatre B03

As of a you ng age we use money without quite knowing what it is: we exchange paper not es and plastic cards for things that we will make use of\, and rarely quest ion where any of it comes from. The laws of economics and finance are portr ayed as too complicated for the 'simple' masses\, we may as well let the ec onomists and politicians in central banks deal with monitoring money so tha t we may go about our daily business of producing and exchanging.

Ma rx dedicated the last decades of his life to revealing these laws - in far better scrutiny than any capitalist has bothered to describe - for the revo lutionary proletarians. This would be compiled into his inspiring achieveme nt\, Das Kapital\; but before then part of his work was safeguarded in the pamphlet Value\, Price &\; Profit. Join us to discuss this short but rev ealing text! Don't feel shy if you can't finish it by the meeting!

T he text is available on the Marxist Internet Archive:https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/ 1865/value-price-profit/index.htm
Further reading to complete the di scussion might include the Critique of Political Economy: \;https://www.marxists.org/archiv e/marx/works/1859/critique-pol-economy/index.htm \; \; LAST-MODIFIED:20180122T100933Z LOCATION:Drayton House\, 30 Gordon St\, Kings Cross\, London WC1H 0AN\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UCL Marxists: Value\, price and profit TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20180123T190000Z DTEND:20180123T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:5vpfl3ied83i5r6n70a5v2pd74@google.com CREATED:20180122T100800Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/257484161454067/\nVen ue: Munby Room\, Kings College\n\n\n\nThe Marxist view of history is critic ised for being too unilinear\, and leaving no room for individual choice. H ow accurate are these criticisms? What does 'historical materialism' actual ly mean? These questions will be explored in great depth in our first meeti ng of Lent term. LAST-MODIFIED:20180122T100800Z LOCATION:King's College\, University of Cambridge\, King's Parade\, Cambrid ge CB2 1ST\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Cambridge Marxists: the Marxist view of history TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20180125T180000Z DTEND:20180125T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:00pcjmqnkbh0tdjj3e0t4f8d9q@google.com CREATED:20180122T100627Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/157605288217915/\nVen ue: JSC 1.02\n\nCome and join the UEA Socialist Society for our first event of 2018! As we enter the new year\, international and domestic politics ar e only set to become increasingly tumultuous. In the context of this protra cted period of economic stagnation and political unrest\, we will be discus sing revolutions: what they are\, how and why they happen\, and what a revo lution today might look like. \n\nAny and all are welcome to come along - f eel free to join in the discussion\, or just sit and listen in. After the m eeting\, we will head to the bar for drinks. Location: JSC 1.02 LAST-MODIFIED:20180122T100628Z LOCATION:University of East Anglia\, Norwich Research Park\, Norwich NR4 7T J\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Norwich Marxists: What is a revolution? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20180125T183000Z DTEND:20180125T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:4ph68umb85hcbbpmhlu85bddmj@google.com CREATED:20180122T100451Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/331743637340666/\nVen ue: Strand Campus K 2.40\n\n\n\nThe sectarian question of Ireland has never been solved\, it has only been swept to the side.\n\nBetween 1968-1998 Ire land saw numerous factions and ideologies engage in a conflict that took th e world by surprise in both it's duration and its savagery. The fragile pea ce that has been made\, can be unmade. What does the future hold for Irelan d? What lessons can we learn from the past? LAST-MODIFIED:20180122T100451Z LOCATION:King's College London\, Strand\, London WC2R 2LS\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:KCL Marxists: Ireland and the Troubles TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20180130T183000Z DTEND:20180130T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:0rst38r2prpea0kllf7ls6uenj@google.com CREATED:20180122T100333Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1820037114960807/\nVe nue: KSW 1.02\, 20 Kingsway\n\nNo set of ideas in history have been subject to so many lies\, myths\, and distortions as those of Marxism. The reason for this is clear: no other set of ideas has ever posed such a threat to th e power and privileges of the Establishment.\n\nTo start the new term\, the LSEsu Marxist society invites you to a discussion on the "myths of Marxism "\, answering the most frequently asked questions about Marxism\, socialism \, and revolution.\n\nWhether you're new to revolutionary ideas or are an e xperienced socialist activist: come along to meet fellow lefties and learn about the fundamentals of Marxism. LAST-MODIFIED:20180122T100333Z LOCATION:London School of Economics and Political Science\, Houghton St\, L ondon WC2A 2AE\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:LSE Marxists: the myths of Marxism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20180122T180000Z DTEND:20180122T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:1i0rkib1rceu0i6nvqosoul1c5@google.com CREATED:20180115T142003Z DESCRIPTION:\nFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1900143850315544MEE T OUTSIDE ENTRANCE 2 OF HUMSS / EDITH MORLEY BUILDING\n\nNo set of ideas in history have been subject to so many lies\, myths\, and distortions as tho se of Marxism. The reason for this is clear: no other set of ideas has ever posed such a threat to the power and privileges of the Establishment.\n\nT o start the new term\, the Reading Marxist society invites you to a discuss ion on the "myths of Marxism"\, answering the most frequently asked questio ns about Marxism\, socialism\, and revolution.\n\nWhether you're new to rev olutionary ideas or are an experienced socialist activist: come along to me et fellow lefties on campus and learn about the fundamentals of Marxism. LAST-MODIFIED:20180122T095911Z LOCATION:Humanities and Social Sciences\, University of Reading\, Humanitie s and Social Sciences\, Reading RG6\, UK SEQUENCE:1 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Reading Marxists: Myths of Marxism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20180118T180000Z DTEND:20180118T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:5ul548qktojpej1cq048sff416@google.com CREATED:20180115T152105Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: \;https://www.facebook.com/events/201039351590348 9/
Venue: \;S0.09

Marx is oft quoted for the phrase "Religion if the Opium of the Peopl e" but what is a more detailed analysis. Where does religion come from with in a Class Society\, how does religion change and can it be a tool for revo lutionary struggle. LAST-MODIFIED:20180115T152105Z LOCATION:University of Warwick\, Coventry CV4 7AL\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Warwick Marxists: Religion - opiate of the masses? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20180117T190000Z DTEND:20180117T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:1cj9kknru35h2fs79mlmafuks4@google.com CREATED:20180115T151852Z DESCRIPTION:\nFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2012107255736761/\n Venue: Drayton House B03\, Ricardo Lecture Theatre\nThe turn of the year br ought about shockwaves of protest throughout Iran as streets nationwide fil led with the angry masses. These weighty events highlight the decay of the old régime\, but none can insure the success of its demise. \n\nWhat does t he revolutionary movement mean? What can we make and learn of it? Join us o n Wednesday to discuss the impact of the people's outcry and cheer it on! LAST-MODIFIED:20180115T151852Z LOCATION:Drayton House\, 30 Gordon St\, Kings Cross\, London WC1H 0AN\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UCL Marxists: Iran in revolt TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20180118T183000Z DTEND:20180118T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:3skrc7f3okf2nk0on99evsc350@google.com CREATED:20180115T151612Z DESCRIPTION:\n\nFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/175326499736276/\ nVenue: K-1.56 (28A)\, Strand Campus\n\nFollowing the announcement of a new royal engagement\, between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle\, the papers hav e overflowed with gushing adoration\, and it has even been suggested that t he induction of a biracial woman into the house of Windsor will turn over a new\, progressive page for the royals.\nBut in reality\, the British crown has flown its flag over such atrocities as slavery\, genocide and brutal i mperialist war. There is nothing progressive about it. \n\nSince the execut ion of King Charles I in the English Revolution\, the ruling class has reli ed on the monarchy as political theatre to distract the masses from the lev ers of power\; and the sweeping legal powers of the crown offer a framework for the ruling class to impose its will in times of crisis.\nJoin the Marx ist Society as we discuss the history of the monarchy\, explain our opposit ion to it and offer perspectives for how it can be overthrown. We stand for a socialist republic of Britain and Ireland: down with the royals! \n\nThi s meeting will take place on Thursday 18th January at 18.30 in K-1.56 (28A) \, Strand Campus. LAST-MODIFIED:20180115T151612Z LOCATION:King's College London\, Strand\, London WC2R 2LS\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:KCL Marxists: Abolish the Monarchy! TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20180118T180000Z DTEND:20180118T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:0t7eigbe6aiia8vbqf4sl003p9@google.com CREATED:20180115T145759Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/869061026632369\nVenu e: QMUL\, Francis Bancroft Room G.13. \n\n\n\n\nWaves of heroic protests h ave spread rapidly to towns and cities throughout Iran over the past two we eks. This was a spontaneous eruption of rage by the lower-middle-class and working-class youth against poverty\, rising prices and destitution\, as we ll as against the wealth and corruption of the Iranian elite – particularly the clerical establishment. \n\nThe QMUL Marxists will discuss the revolut ionary implications of these protests\, and the hypocrisy of Western Imperi alist leaders. LAST-MODIFIED:20180115T145759Z LOCATION:Queen Mary University of London\, Mile End Rd\, London E1 4NS\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:QMUL Marxists: the uprisings in Iran TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20180123T190000Z DTEND:20180123T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:3h26e98sa9qeo7tsf575np3nkf@google.com CREATED:20180115T145601Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/177942036139419\nVenu e: Gillese-Badun Room\, Wadham College\n\nNo set of ideas in history have b een subject to so many lies\, myths\, and distortions as those of Marxism. The reason for this is clear: no other set of ideas has ever posed such a t hreat to the power and privileges of the Establishment.\n\nTo start the new term\, the Oxford Marxist society invites you to a discussion on the "myth s of Marxism"\, answering the most frequently asked questions about Marxism \, socialism\, and revolution.\n\nWhether you're new to revolutionary ideas or are an experienced socialist activist: come along to meet fellow leftie s and learn about the fundamentals of Marxism. LAST-MODIFIED:20180115T145601Z LOCATION:Wadham College\, Parks Rd\, Oxford OX1 3PN\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Oxford Marxists: the myths of Marxism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20180130T190000Z DTEND:20180130T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:49oia1gd15ttffoljb6req767m@google.com CREATED:20180110T142923Z DESCRIPTION:\nFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1797993497175697/\n What would a socialist economic programme look like? Are there any limitati ons of "Corbynomics"? And is there a difference between reformism and revol ution?\n\nJoin us for our first meeting of the new year where Mike Hogan\, a member of Wavertree CLP and Unison\, will introduce this important discus sion on the challenges which would be faced by a future Labour government. LAST-MODIFIED:20180110T142923Z LOCATION:Liverpool Guild of Students\, 160 Mount Pleasant\, Liverpool L3 5T R\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Liverpool Marxists: Corbynomics - which way forward for Labour? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20180111T180000Z DTEND:20180111T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:0gakdr9bfsjfv5sn0lrrglu907@google.com CREATED:20180110T102545Z DESCRIPTION:\nFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2029522154002024/\n Venue: S0.09\nIt is the start of 2018 and we are now 10 years after the sta rt of "The Great Recession"\, We have seen the Real Wages fall for 19th suc cessive quarter\, the longest fall in lviing standards since records began\ , governmnet departments being hit by 40% cuts and for the worst decade for wage growth and productivty. \n\nThis is all whilst stock markets reach ne w heights and the Capitalist Class delight in a so called boom\, where grow th has almost reached 3% a year. A record height in a world of secular decl ine. \n\nBut why did 2008 make such an impact? Was it pure accident or is t here something more fundamental about the economic crisis? Will working peo ple see the future they deserve? LAST-MODIFIED:20180110T102545Z LOCATION:University of Warwick\, Coventry CV4 7AL\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Warwick Marxists: A decade of crisis TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20180110T190000Z DTEND:20180110T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:0kbldkoegn08evmjav2jivvlnc@google.com CREATED:20180110T102337Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/512426889142657/\n\nV enue: Cruciform Building Lecture Theatre 2\n\nMany communist parties have s et out towards a "new way" of achieving socialist society\, diverging away from revolution and opting for the path of election through universal suffr age in Parliament. The claim is that the methods of Marxism must be updated to meet the situation of the 21rst century.\n\nYet this policy of reformis m forgets the dialectical methods through which Marx analyses society\, and the fundamental elements of capitalism\, which persist and become stronger through the years\, that pose the challenge to reformism.\n\nJoin us for o ur first meeting of the year to discover our stance and discuss the potenti al of revolution on Wednesday! We will of course head off to the IoE to fur ther the talk once the official meeting is over. LAST-MODIFIED:20180110T102436Z LOCATION:UCL Cruciform Building\, University College London\, Gower St\, Fi tzrovia\, London WC1E 6BT\, UK SEQUENCE:2 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UCLU Marxists: Reform or Revolution? TRANSP:TRANSPARENT END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171206T190000Z DTEND:20171206T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:7eved1rv2lvo2t2uf4d0guu5tf@google.com CREATED:20171204T170331Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/548978812113629/\nVen ue: Cruciform LT2\n\nTo most of us the 2008 economic slump has been a key e lement of current affairs: it has haunted daily life from indicators on the news to family discussions\, from life-standard realities to political abs tractions. Yet to those of us at university now\, it is likely that we were too young to understand exactly what was happening\; even to those living through the crash\, the economic concepts that underpin the events of 2008 are not an easy concept. \n\nHow does the 2008 crash relate to Marxist econ omics? What can be learnt from it and how can we predict the eventuality of a future slump? LAST-MODIFIED:20171204T170331Z LOCATION:UCL Cruciform Building\, University College London\, Gower St\, Bl oomsbury\, London WC1E 6BT\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UCL Marxists: 10 years after the financial crash - can it happen ag ain? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20180217T100000Z DTEND:20180217T170000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:5eo8vki344s5quu8lgf2po7r19@google.com CREATED:20171204T170018Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1956528997920636/\nVe nue: Khalili Lecture Theatre\, SOAS university\n\nThe year 1968 is etched i nto the historical memory of students and workers. It was a year in which c lass struggle swept the globe and raised the political horizons of millions of workers and young people.\n\nStudent struggle kick-started many of the mass movements around the world that year. In the USA protests against the Vietnam War swept school and college campuses\, draft-card burning was wide spread\, and university occupations were forcibly broken up by police. Mart in Luther King Jnr was assassinated in April 1968 and his murder led to rio ts and unofficial strikes in dozens of US cities.\n\nLikewise\, the mighty uprising of the French working class\, in May 1968\, was sparked by a movem ent of students in Paris. Millions of workers joined a revolutionary genera l strike and\, but for the betrayal of its leaders\, the working class coul d have taken power in France.\n\nIn Czechoslovakia it was students who kick -started a mass movement against Soviet bureaucracy. This was a movement wi thout a clear idea of exactly what it hoped to achieve with radical and lib eral elements mixed together\, but it showed the potential for political re volution in the USSR.\n\nThroughout 1968 mass student protests took place i n Mexico. In October 10\,000 people gathered in Mexico City to listen to an address by the leaders of the movement. The meeting was attacked by police and students were murdered\, kidnapped\, and tortured by the government.\n \nMillions of people in Pakistan were roused to struggle in November 1968\, prompted into action by a movement of university students. What resulted w as one of the greatest revolutionary movements of the 20th century.\n\nThe Marxist Student Federation will be dedicating its 5th annual conference\, t o be held in London on 17 February 2018\, to a discussion of the lessons fr om the great events that took place fifty years ago. Join us to discover wh at we can learn from the revolutionary role of students in the past\, and h ow we can match and exceed their achievements today. LAST-MODIFIED:20171204T170018Z LOCATION:SOAS University of London\, Bloomsbury\, London WC1H 0XG\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:1968 - The Year of Revolution: Marxist Student Federation national conference TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171206T180000Z DTEND:20171206T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:4nu01prsr5hc9d1idc68bcju47@google.com CREATED:20171204T165529Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/374536592991268/\nVen ue: Meet outside the HumSS / Edith Morley Building\n\nFor almost two decade s\, the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela has been at the centre of the gl obal struggle against imperialism and capitalism. Prior to his death in 201 3\, Hugo Chavez was talking boldly about fighting for socialism.\n\nIn rece nt years\, however\, the situation has reached a crisis point. With oil pri ces slumping and the Maduro government trying to regulate capitalism\, the economy has gone into tailspin. Corruption\, mismanagment\, and economic sa botage have led to a shortage of basic goods and an enormous black market.\ n\nThis has emboldened the reactionary opposition\, leading to violent clas hes on the street\, as the right wing mobilise to try and oust the governme nt. Maduro\, in response\, has created a Constituent Assembly to try and st abilise his position.\n\nJoin the Reading Marxists this week to discuss the history - and future - of the Bolivian Revolution in Venezuela. What is th e way forward for the masses in Latin America in the fight for socialism? LAST-MODIFIED:20171204T165529Z LOCATION:Humanities and Social Sciences\, University of Reading\, Humanitie s and Social Sciences\, Reading RG6\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Reading Marxists: What is happening in Venezuela? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171206T190000Z DTEND:20171206T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:30dq1q6dlg1bmtedhaodpnphvc@google.com CREATED:20171204T105445Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/169724180285377/\n\nW e all want a kinder\, smarter society that rids the problems of capitalism. The question is whether we need a revolution to make this happen. Can we t ransform society through reforms rather than an uprising? Come along and di scuss this topic with us. LAST-MODIFIED:20171204T105445Z LOCATION:The Lass O' Gowrie\, 36 Charles St\, Manchester M1 7DB\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Manchester Marxists: Reform vs revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171204T190000Z DTEND:20171204T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:2a608tbhtih524hu9n5sf71t87@google.com CREATED:20171130T155825Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1754520451523687\nVen ue: Keynes Seminar Room 13\n\nCapitalism has been rotting from the inside o ut for decades. As the number of worldwide calamities grows\, it shows no s ign of changing. Climate change\, poverty\, starvation\, and the incessant exploitation of the working class are all products of this antiquated syste m\, and although these problems harm billions around the globe\, Capitalism remains acceptable. Why? In this talk we will discuss the way in which Cap italism sustains itself under a veil of illusion and distraction\, and the role that Marxists must play in dispelling its myth.\n LAST-MODIFIED:20171130T155825Z LOCATION:University of Kent\, Canterbury CT2 7NZ\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Kent Marxists: Capitalism - the weapon of mass destraction TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171205T180000Z DTEND:20171205T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:1ijoq0rr74q3pjdkmaiv2q1lo0@google.com CREATED:20171130T103241Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/123365288384448/\nVen ue: H0.52\n\nOur annual end of Term 1 debate on Socialism or Capitalism. \n \nAfter last years profound success we raise the question once again\, Soci alism or Capitalism? As these two ideologies go head to head which one will rise out on top. You decide! \n\nAll are welcome to this end of term debat e from Trot to Tory. LAST-MODIFIED:20171130T103252Z LOCATION:University of Warwick\, Coventry CV4 7AL\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Warwick Marxists: Capitalism vs Socialism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171206T190000Z DTEND:20171206T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:7a84c1012riektp8vu81jnhhqn@google.com CREATED:20171130T102946Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/290197854834925/\n\nA meeting to discuss a Marxist interpretation of the Brexit result and the E uropean Union as a political and economic institution\, as well as the diff erence between liberal internationalism and internationalism in a Marxist c ontext.\n\nThere will first be a talk by Ben Curry of the International Mar xist Tendency\, followed by time for a discussion/debate.\n LAST-MODIFIED:20171130T102946Z LOCATION:The Robin Hood\, 56 St Michael's Hill\, Bristol BS2 8DX\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Bristol Marxists: Brexit and the EU - a Marxist analysis TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171204T190000Z DTEND:20171204T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:0g7ugn63t1jkmr92qm645siv6h@google.com CREATED:20171130T102836Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1996698430345911/\nVe nue: LSE KSW 1.01 (20 Kingsway)\n\nDespite writing volumes of material expl aining how capitalism works (and how it doesn't)\, Karl Marx said very litt le about what a socialist alternative would look like.\n\nAs a result\, opp onents of socialist ideas frequently attack the straw man of Stalinism and falsely accuse Marxists of wanting to create this warped caricature of Comm unism.\n\nAnd yet it is possible - by looking at how the profit system prev ents us from fulfilling our true potential - to hypothesise about what a fu ture socialist society might look like.\n\nJoin the LSEsu Marxists for this end of term talk and social to discuss the socialist alternative to crisis -ridden capitalism - and how to fight for it.\n\nDrinks and snacks will be available to celebrate the end of term and the festive period. LAST-MODIFIED:20171130T102836Z LOCATION:London School of Economics and Political Science\, Houghton St\, L ondon WC2A 2AE\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:LSE Marxists: What will socialism look like? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171129T190000Z DTEND:20171129T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:1ume9qnehrisbgkodr4vcmtjb3@google.com CREATED:20171128T094225Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/134883643880288\n\nHa ve you ever wondered why\, as a society\, our mental health is so bad. Most of the problems we experience can be directly linked to the crisis of capi talism. In this discussion\, we will look at topics such as alienation\, th e stresses of the bourgeois family and work\, and the current systems tryin g to help mental illness sufferers. LAST-MODIFIED:20171128T094225Z LOCATION:The Lass O' Gowrie\, 36 Charles St\, Manchester M1 7DB\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Manchester Marxists: Mental health under capitalism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171129T190000Z DTEND:20171129T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:0hs2l80a8aa5qtdfo5cjuljrnh@google.com CREATED:20171128T094054Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/311042146075797/\nVen ue: G51\, SOAS\, University of London\n\nWe find ourselves today surrounded by a plethora of new technology\, automated processes\, and time-saving de vices. And yet\, at the same time\, productivity growth is slowing\, the ec onomy is stagnating\, and inequality is rising. It is clear that the system has broken.\n\nThis week we'll welcome Adam Booth from the Socialist Appea l to lead a discussion on the question of technology\, machinery\, and inno vation under capitalism\, looking at how private property and production fo r profit have become an enormous barrier to society's development. LAST-MODIFIED:20171128T094054Z LOCATION:SOAS University of London\, Bloomsbury\, London WC1H 0XG\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:SOAS Marxists: UBI\, technology\, and automation TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171130T180000Z DTEND:20171130T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:771g42oo3p1vvuskc8hnj9mbi3@google.com CREATED:20171127T114356Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/913369328811872/\nVen ue: S0.09\n\nVenezuela has been in the news for years\, and a time-honoured tactic by the enemies of Marxism has been to use the humanitarian crisis o ccurring in that country to discredit socialism. This "appeal to Venezuela" has been irritating leftists everywhere for longer than anyone can remembe r\, and the time has come to set the record straight. Is Venezuela really s ocialist? Should the government receive our support? And where is it headed on its current trajectory? LAST-MODIFIED:20171128T093951Z LOCATION:University of Warwick\, Coventry CV4 7AL\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Warwick Marxists: Where is Venezuela going? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161123T190000Z DTEND:20161123T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:cji2sruuhe8paf9t7e5f4rs3tg@google.com CREATED:20161121T154433Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/160844187719910/\n\nRoom 116 SO AS Main Building\n\nMarxism and anarchism are the two main strands of left- wing resistance to oppression. They have more in common than not\, yet seem ingly always fail to cooperate due to theoretical disparities. The main pro blem originates from the differing perspectives on the role and the nature of the state - can it be utilised for the benefit of the masses? Is it an i nherently oppressive force? and so on. \n\nJoin us at discussing this funda mental question. \nThe talk will be given by Daniel Morley from Socialist A ppeal\, followed by a discussion. \n\n\n LAST-MODIFIED:20171128T000713Z LOCATION:SOAS\, University of London\, London WC1H 0XG\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:SOAS Marxists: Marxism vs Anarchism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161116T190000Z DTEND:20161116T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:mifo85q59p2mrbm3d4sr2sv9no@google.com CREATED:20161111T105015Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/360779407600135/\n\nRoom 116\, SOAS Main Building\n\nThe Colonial Revolutions that swept the world in the 20th Century\, saw the liberation of millions from direct colonial enslavem ent. In many African\, Asian\, and Latin American countries\, "socialist" g overnments came to power\, breaking with capitalism and landlordism. \n\nWh at was the meaning of these revolutions? Were the regimes that came to powe r really socialist? What has happened to them since\, and do they provide a model for revolutionary movements today?\n\nFrancesco Merli from the Inter national Marxist Tendency will make a presentation on the matter. This will be followed by a discussion.\n\nThen bar\, then revolution\, etc. LAST-MODIFIED:20171128T000713Z LOCATION:SOAS\, University of London\, London WC1H 0XG\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:SOAS Marxists: Imperialism and the Colonial Revolutions TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171201T183000Z DTEND:20171201T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:32cqlsv2elbmt59tlishiul1cu@google.com CREATED:20171127T115436Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/375925486185327/\nVen ue: k3.11\, Strand Campus\n\nCasualisation\, outsourcing & the gig economy: how capitalism killed work - a joint event with King's College London Just ice for Cleaners!\n\nJoin the Marxist Society and the KCL Justice for Clean ers campaign as a panel of speakers - including KCL worker Percy Yunganina\ , and Adam Booth from Socialist Appeal (co-author of 'Understanding Marx's Capital') - discusses why so many workers are denied stable employment. \n\ n-------\n\nIn the 21st Century\, we are faced with\, not only a rise in un employment\, but also an epidemic of underemployment. Partial and casual em ployment have become the new normal for millions of workers. Many have join ed the ranks of the so-called 'gig' economy: casual work dressed up as tren dy\, flexible 'self-employment'. Meanwhile\, the increasingly marketised pu blic sector palms off workers to parasitic firms who squeeze them for every penny.\n\nThis is a precarious life\, where paid hours are never guarantee d\, and summary firings are a constant worry. Migrant workers and young peo ple are particularly vulnerable to this kind of insecure\, (often) un-union ised and unstable work - but why can't society employ the population?\n\nCa pitalism's failure to advance the productive forces is at the root of this epidemic: an economic rot in the foundations of the system has robbed the w orking-class of the basic necessities of reliable work\, union representati on and reasonable terms and conditions. \n\nThe Marxist Society and is deli ghted to run this event jointly with the KCL Justice for Cleaners (having l ately passed a resolution in support of their campaign)\, which will bring workers from KCL to discuss the political questions raised by their fight t o be brought in-house. There will be short contributions from each of our s peakers\, followed by a Q&A.\n\n#KCLJ4C #KCLBackInHouse LAST-MODIFIED:20171127T115437Z LOCATION:King's College London\, Strand\, London WC2R 2LS\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:KCL Marxists: Casualisation\, outsourcing and the gig economy TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171129T190000Z DTEND:20171129T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:6co5e9uppdeavh465140mi2o13@google.com CREATED:20171127T115306Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/160362201232772/\n\nA discussion on the opportunities that socialism brings for the liberation o f working women\, the consequences that capitalism has had for women\, the role women play and have played in revolutionary movements\, and the differ ences between bourgeois and revolutionary feminism\n\nThe talk will be give n by Emily from the International Marxist Tendency\, and will be followed b y discussion time\, and then drinks in the pub downstairs LAST-MODIFIED:20171127T115306Z LOCATION:The Robin Hood\, 56 St Michael's Hill\, Bristol BS2 8DX\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Bristol Marxists: Women and Revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171130T180000Z DTEND:20171130T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:3pdnjp994lfps1o15uv0gjib82@google.com CREATED:20171127T114013Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1524158237632976\nVen ue: Francis Bancroft Room G.13\, Mile End Campus\n\nIn September 1993 Derek Beackon became the British National Party’s first councillor in September 1993 after a divisive and racist by-election campaign in the Millwall ward\ , winning by just 7 votes. In Tower Hamlets there was a borough-wide mobili sation against the BNP which included strikes and demonstrations of tens of thousands. Beackon lost his seat less than a year later as a result of the mass mobilisation\, and after an increase in voter turnout. \n\nA local Ma rxist involved in the campaign against the BNP will speak at the QMUL Marxi st Society about their role in the struggle\, and how to effectively fight fascism. \n\nThursday 6pm\, Francis Bancroft Building Room G.13\, Ground fl oor. LAST-MODIFIED:20171127T114013Z LOCATION:Queen Mary University of London\, Mile End Rd\, London E1 4NS\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:QMUL Marxists: Fighting fascism in the East End TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171129T190000Z DTEND:20171129T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:0oi9q08cp1uk574tpg37jav5i6@google.com CREATED:20171127T113858Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1717381721619051\nVen ue: Cruciform LT2\n\nWould you rather live in an affluent capitalist societ y\, or in a degenerated USSR? Aside the personal preferences of Soviet art fans and devoted consumers alike\, we rarely hear information about what wa s good in the Soviet Union after the Civil War\, and concrete reasons for w hich one might stay there. After all\, talk of how "life was awful in the U SSR" often forgets how the country rose to the level of a superpower with t echnological advances that challenged its rivals'. Comparing this to the ca pitalist parliament that existed after February 1917 and was unable to affo rd "peace\, bread and land"\, there is serious cause to question the lifest yle of the USSR.\n\nJoin us therefore to discuss the long-term successes of the socialist revolution in the Soviet Union\, in a hopefully more balance d way than many school textbooks care to describe! We will be prolonging th e debate into the IoE bar for all who feel like talking in a less formal wa y. LAST-MODIFIED:20171127T113858Z LOCATION:UCL Cruciform Building\, University College London\, Gower St\, Bl oomsbury\, London WC1E 6BT\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UCL Marxists: Was the USSR socialist? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171129T180000Z DTEND:20171129T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:5tdqtniu70cb03m5pvicjt4f55@google.com CREATED:20171127T113754Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/150456555713698\nVenu e: Fulton 212 - Sussex University\n\nThe Marxist Society’s final regular di scussion meeting of the term will take place on Wednesday 29th November in Fulton 212 at 6pm. Our own George Bocean will be introducing this week’s to pic\, Germany: From Revolution to Counter Revolution.\n\nNext year marks th e centenary of the outbreak of the German Revolution of 1918-19. Despite th e major political impact it had in Germany and internationally\, including its instrumental role in ending the First World War\, many know relatively little about this revolution. Join us to learn the fascinating history of t he struggle of German workers\, as well as the lessons we can take from the ir eventual defeat.\n\nAs always\, we’ll be heading to Falmer bar after the meeting for drinks and further discussion.\n\nAll welcome! LAST-MODIFIED:20171127T113754Z LOCATION:Fulton Building\,\, University of Sussex\, Falmer\, Brighton BN1 9 NZ\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sussex Marxists: Germany - from revolution to counter-revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171128T190000Z DTEND:20171128T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:1fvknbnkb7a9ljpi36h9488of0@google.com CREATED:20171127T113549Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1843113219313380/\nVe nue: Gillese–Badun Room\n\nFor the last event of the term\, we will screen ‘Leon Trotsky: The Life of a Revolutionary’\, a 45-minute documentary shot by the International Marxists Tendency about the life and ideas of one of t he most famous revolutionaries in history. The film chronicles Trotsky’s li fe from his youth\, through his role as chairman of the Petersburg Soviet i n the revolution of 1905\, his leading role in the 1917 Revolution\, the fo unding of the Red Army in the Civil War\, to his exile from the Soviet Unio n and eventual assassination in Mexico City by an agent of Stalin. The docu mentary features Trotsky’s grandson\, Esteban Volkov\, speaking at length a bout Trotsky’s life in Mexico and his untimely death.\n\nWe shall have some drinks for sale and there’ll be time for discussion after the screening. W e’ll make our way to the King’s Arms pub afterwards. Everyone welcome! LAST-MODIFIED:20171127T113549Z LOCATION:Wadham College\, Parks Rd\, Oxford OX1 3PN\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Oxford Marxists: Leon Trotsky - Life of a revolutionary TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171129T193000Z DTEND:20171129T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:0frg1adf971eq220bv483om0vh@google.com CREATED:20171124T132444Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1962079157348690\nVen ue: Seminar Room 4\, Fulton House\, Singleton Campus\n\nFor our next meetin g: a Marxist analysis of the Stalinist bureaucracy of the USSR and why this is different from Communism. The organ of the state which betrayed the pri nciples of the Bolshevik Revolution and cruelly persecuted the Soviet peopl es and anti-Stalinist dissenters in a totalitarian reinvention which had no thing to do with Bolshevism or Marxism.\n LAST-MODIFIED:20171124T132444Z LOCATION:Fulton House\, Sketty\, Swansea SA2\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Swansea Marxists: Communism vs Stalinism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171129T180000Z DTEND:20171129T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:184j9ekn18pvv9m6khb9c1upo9@google.com CREATED:20171124T132254Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/134753013853565\nVenu e: Meet outside HumSS / Edith Morley building\, entrance 2\n\nOver the last year\, Donald Trump’s presence in the White House has injected a dose of v olatility into international relations.\n\nThe US President's sabre-rattlin g with North Korea has led to increased concerns about the possibility of a nuclear confrontation. Bombing campaigns in Syria and Afghanistan\, meanwh ile\, are a 180-degree turn from Trump's campaign promises of American isol ationism. Elsewhere\, sparks are flying between the US and Russia\, as Puti n grows more confident flexing his military muscle.\n\nWith military tensio ns rising in the Middle East\, the South China Sea and the Korean peninsula \, and with a maverick in the Oval Office\, could bellicose rhetoric spill over into a Third World War?\n\nJoin the Reading Marxist society\, with gue st speaker Ben Gliniecki of the Marxist Student Federation\, for a discussi on about the current turbulent and unstable world relations\, and how we ca n fight for socialism instead of this threat of barbarism. LAST-MODIFIED:20171124T132254Z LOCATION:Humanities and Social Sciences\, University of Reading\, Humanitie s and Social Sciences\, Reading RG6\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Reading Marxists: Will there be a Third World War? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171122T180000Z DTEND:20171122T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:2er5t9fdh7ov9ts85hlttfjqpi@google.com CREATED:20171120T164123Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/128426137834919\nVenu e: Fulton 212 - Sussex University\n\nThis week's Marxist Society meeting wi ll take place on Wednesday 22nd November in Fulton 212 at 6pm. Our discussi on will focus on The Crisis in the Establishment. \n\nThe revelations of th e Paradise Papers have laid bare the corruption of the world's wealthy elit e. In Britain\, the highest echelons of the establishment have been implica ted in the scandal\, with even the royal family tarnished by the story. At the same time\, the Westminster sexual harassment scandal has provoked disg ust with parliament and placed more pressure on the fragile May government. Such stories reveal the rottenness that lies at the heart of the British e stablishment. Join us to discuss what action should be taken to achieve gen uine change. \n\nAs always\, we’ll be heading to Falmer bar after the meeti ng for drinks and further discussion. LAST-MODIFIED:20171120T164123Z LOCATION:Fulton Building\,\, University of Sussex\, Falmer\, Brighton BN1 9 NZ\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sussex Marxists: The crisis in the Establishment TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171122T183000Z DTEND:20171122T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:76oe9765lo74rhqvue1rmvp05n@google.com CREATED:20171120T150111Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/301839023649309/\nVen ue: Room G51\, SOAS College Buildings\n\n"Imperialism - the highest stage o f capitalism" - Lenin.\n\nWhat are the origins of imperialism in the Middle East? How is this connected to terrorism? How can we 'solve' the crisis?\n \nJoin the SOAS Marxist Society for our discussion on imperialism and the c risis in the Middle East as we examine all of this and more. LAST-MODIFIED:20171120T150111Z LOCATION:SOAS University of London\, Bloomsbury\, London WC1H 0XG\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:SOAS Marxists: Imperialism and the crisis in the Middle East TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171122T190000Z DTEND:20171122T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:1v9fruqu599m8rqejkf2f4j6gg@google.com CREATED:20171120T111237Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1523986641030091/\nVe nue: Roberts Building G08 "Sir David Davies" LT\n\nWhile the Tory Party use d the phrasing "getting a deal in the interest of Britain" at the 2015 Pari s talks on climate change\, and the President of the United States later re jected the agreement on grounds of "unfairness" to the US\, one wanders wha t it will take for the capitalist leaders of our world to put need before g reed. Is it possible to achieve a transition towards a society more respect ful of the environment\, without abolishing that which uses competition for the fastest creation of capital as its basis?\n\nAfter Marx analysed the i nevitable end of the capitalist system because of its inherent contradictio ns that push it to its self-destruction\, these are manifesting themselves in an evermore apparent way as greenhouse gas emissions threaten to push hu manity towards a cliff edge and the deadline creeps closer and closer. This makes climate change one of the guiding factors that highlight communism i n its relevance now more than ever before. LAST-MODIFIED:20171120T111238Z LOCATION: SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UCL Marxists: Climate change and the suicide of capitalism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171121T190000Z DTEND:20171121T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:142dni91aiafss62h3nav67q8p@google.com CREATED:20171120T111035Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1888628901450824/\nVe nue: University of Glasgow\, Boyd Orr 711\n\nThe Catalan crisis in Spain ha s exposed the legacy of the Franco dictatorship. The "democracy" establishe d by the 1978 transition maintains Franco-era laws and politicians\, and re fuses to confront its past. The current Spanish crisis is more than just th e fault of the ruling PP and the Government of Mariano Rajoy. It is a crisi s of the whole regime which must be swept away. LAST-MODIFIED:20171120T111035Z LOCATION:Boyd Orr Building\, Glasgow G12 8QR\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: Spain - exorcising the ghost of Franco TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171121T190000Z DTEND:20171121T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:4o2fi03vr83akclvtrh05minn5@google.com CREATED:20171120T110929Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/137599873565981/\n\nT his event is hosted by Liverpool Marxist Society.\n\nThis full 38 minute fi lm shows the extraordinary struggle in Catalonia against the oppression and violence of the Spanish state and for the right to vote and for independen ce. It also shows the key role played by the radical left at the heart of t he movement.\n\nEveryone is welcome to attend so get yourselves along\, sha re the event widely and feel free to invite along anyone who you think woul d like to take part. LAST-MODIFIED:20171120T110929Z LOCATION:Liverpool Guild of Students\, 160 Mount Pleasant\, Liverpool L3 5T R\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Liverpool Marxists: Catalonia - 'The streets will always be ours!' TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171122T190000Z DTEND:20171122T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:51qd4bvc4qe2o8jseudler6dkj@google.com CREATED:20171120T110832Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1743311429311767/\nVe nue: Room 06/1083 Nuffield Theatre\, Highfield Campus\, University of South ampton\n\n100 Years after the Russian Revolution brought many progressive c hanges for women\, women all around the world today continue to experience many different kinds of oppression\, in spite of the democratic gains women made in the 20th Century in some parts of the world.\n\nWhy is this? Come along to our event to learn about why the struggle for the liberation of wo men is inseparable from and crucial to the struggle against capitalism. LAST-MODIFIED:20171120T110832Z LOCATION:Nuffield Southampton Theatres\, University Rd\, Southampton SO17 1 TR\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Soton Marxists: Marxism and women's emancipation TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171123T180000Z DTEND:20171123T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:5in1b99q4qu850i6vqi9ihi60l@google.com CREATED:20171120T110550Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/352283008533750/\nVen ue: room S.09\n\nA common misconception of Marxism is that it takes a dismi ssive approach to the question of Women's Emancipation\; yet from The Origi n of the Family by Engels\, to the founding of International Working Women' s Day by Clara Zetkin and the Second International\, to the Bolsheviks lega lisation of Abortion\, making divorce accessible and having Women such as A lexandra Kollantine playing leading roles in the party\, this could not be further from the truth. \n\nIn this week's event\, we explore how sexism ar ises under class society\, the history of revolutionary women and how Socia lism offers the only solution to a deeply misogynistic society. LAST-MODIFIED:20171120T110550Z LOCATION:University of Warwick\, Coventry CV4 7AL\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Warwick Marxists: Marxism and Feminism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171123T180000Z DTEND:20171123T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:42h2b71mfac1dcaa2tcstc6u7h@google.com CREATED:20171120T110342Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1906649686316021\nVen ue: Francis Bancroft Room G.13\, Mile End Campus\n\nWith Donald Trump in po wer and the North Korean regime ramping up it's nuclear weapons tests\, man y bourgeois commentators seem adamant that some sort of direct conflict bet ween the US and North Korea is innevitable.\n\nBut despite the bourgeois me dia's scare mongering and blatent hyprocrisy\, there is very little serious discussion on the nature of the Stalinist regime in North Korea\, it's eco nomic situation\, and the direction it is heading in. \n\nJoin the QMUL Mar xist Society for a discussion on the history of the deformed workers' state in Korea\, and where the regime is heading.\n\nThursday 6pm\, Francis Banc roft Room G.13 (ground floor) LAST-MODIFIED:20171120T110342Z LOCATION:Queen Mary University of London\, Mile End Rd\, London E1 4NS\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:QMUL Marxists: What is happening in North Korea? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171121T190000Z DTEND:20171121T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:5spejavm9j8jsqkhpget3i32ba@google.com CREATED:20171120T110240Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/848497625332055\nVenu e: Gillese–Badun Room\, Wadham College\n\nOver the last year\, Donald Trump ’s presence in the White House has injected an element of volatility into i nternational politics. Earlier this year Trump’s sabre-rattling with North Korea led to increased concerns about the possibility of a nuclear confront ation. The last few years have also seen a heightening of tensions between the US and Russia over Syria and Ukraine as Putin grows more confident flex ing his military muscle. Trump's bombing in Syria and Afghanistan\, meanwhi le\, are a 180-degree turn from his campaign promises of American isolation ism.\n\nIn light of this unstable world situation\, is the prospect of anot her global conflict between imperialist powers a genuine possibility? At th is week’s meeting\, we’ll welcome Ben Gliniecki from the Marxist Student Fe deration to lead off a discussion on whether a Third World War is on the ca rds.\n\nEveryone is welcome! As usual\, there'll be time for discussion in the meeting and we'll make our way to the King's Arms pub afterwards! LAST-MODIFIED:20171120T110240Z LOCATION:Wadham College\, Parks Rd\, Oxford OX1 3PN\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Oxford Marxists: Will there be a Third World War? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171122T190000Z DTEND:20171122T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:27pa1ubv0o3l6fk37krre9sstf@google.com CREATED:20171120T110139Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1959847594263378\n\nA rt has been a part of our society since the earliest humans\, whether it ha s a direct purpose or not there has always been an urge to create. Today\, with the increasing commodification of the art world and culture\, it appea rs that art is losing it's ability to reflect everyday life\, and is solely reserved for the bourgeoisie. \n\nThis week Manchester Marxists will discu ss theories surrounding the creation of art\, the history of art \, the nee d to reclaim culture from capitalist society and what the function of art w ould be in a socialist society. \n\nCome along to join the discussion. LAST-MODIFIED:20171120T110139Z LOCATION:The Lass O' Gowrie\, 36 Charles St\, Manchester M1 7DB\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Manchester Marxists: Marxism and Art TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171123T183000Z DTEND:20171123T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:6mo4d2vpmh78l7i4l6jgrmt4jm@google.com CREATED:20171120T105749Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/141869533202340\nVenu e: KCL Strand Campus\, room S -3.18\n\nThis session will run a little diffe rently\, with a movie this time\, by the name\n'Catalonia - the Streets Wil l Always Be Ours!'\n\nOn Friday 27th October\, the Catalan republic was dec lared. However\, this new state was quickly crushed by the Spanish govermen t\, with the Catalan ministers arrested and forced to flee into exile.\n\nD espite repression from Madrid\, however\, the movement for Catalan independ ence is not over. Indeed\, this repeated repression has only acted to spur on the movement.\n\nThe movement for Catalan independence has the potential to radically shake the whole Spanish regime. It would be a direct challeng e to the rotten Establishment and the reactionary PP government.\n\nBut the task of independence is one that can only be carried out through revolutio nary means\, through the direct involvement of the masses.\n\nThe full 38 m inute film of the extraordinary struggle in Catalonia against the oppressio n and violence of the Spanish state and for the right to vote\, and the key role played by the radical left at the heart of the movement - from the st udent general strike that started things off\, through the hundreds of thou sands of people taking direct action and civil disobedience to ensure the r eferendum happened\, to the 2 million strong general strike two days later against the police violence - with activists from across the radical left e xplaining the issues and how they organised around them. LAST-MODIFIED:20171120T105749Z LOCATION:King's College London\, Strand\, London WC2R 2LS\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:KCL Marxists: Catalonia - 'The streets will always be ours!' TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171122T180000Z DTEND:20171122T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:1n9d13ci7q8aroqgnnrpr9gas9@google.com CREATED:20171117T162701Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/164492110815805/\nVen ue: Meet at entrance 2 of the Edith Morley Building (formerly HumSS)\n\nWe are now 10 years into the biggest economic crisis that capitalism has ever seen. None of the mainstream economists\, politicians\, or academics have a ny answers or alternatives to this crisis.\n\nThe best explanation for how capitalism works (or how it doesn't) can be found in Karl Marx's economic w ritings - for example\, in "Das Kapital"\, written 150 years ago. In these\ , Marx explains why some things are more valuable than others\; where profi ts come from\; and why capitalism goes into crisis.\n\nJoin the Reading Mar xist this week\, with guest speaker James Kilby of Socialist Appeal\, as we discuss the fundamentals of Marxist economic ideas - and why we need to ab olish the capitalist system.\n LAST-MODIFIED:20171117T162701Z LOCATION:Humanities and Social Sciences\, University of Reading\, Humanitie s and Social Sciences\, Reading RG6\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Reading Marxists: Marxist economics 101 TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171120T190000Z DTEND:20171120T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:1v578ocm5f0ut9o50iqkjsf5l0@google.com CREATED:20171117T143140Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1985385038340081\nVen ue: Keynes Seminar Room 13 (KS13)\n\nAn unprecedented tempo of events has c ome to Catalonia in the last two months. Against the brutal repression of t he Spanish state\, millions of ordinary people have taken part in the large st civil disobedience movement against the Spanish state in 40 years.\n\nTh is movement has revolutionary features in that it has brought so many peopl e directly into polticial events and has thoroughly exposed the reactionary nature of the 1978 regime and its state apparatus\, inherited from the Fra nco regime. The lessons to be drawn from this conflict\, which is far from over\, are precious\; and will help to forge the revolutionary consciousnes s of the new generation\, in Catalonia and throughout the Spanish state.\n\ nJoin the Kent Marxist Society to discuss the events in Catalonia and the t asks of the left in Catalonia\, Spain and throughout Europe. LAST-MODIFIED:20171117T143140Z LOCATION:University of Kent\, Canterbury CT2 7NZ\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Kent Marxists: Where next for Catalonia? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171127T180000Z DTEND:20171127T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:5e1ukmgdssfn2bectvfalnsn4j@google.com CREATED:20171117T143044Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/131084550931596\n\nTh e Russian Revolution of 1917 sparked revolutionary movements all over the w orld. Join the International Marxist Tendency for a talk and discussion on the fight for socialism in Scotland 100 years ago\, as we celebrate the leg acy of the great Scottish socialist John MacLean.\n LAST-MODIFIED:20171117T143044Z LOCATION:The Forest Cafe\, 141 Lauriston Pl\, Edinburgh EH3 9JN\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Edinburgh Revolution: Scotland and the Russian Revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171121T190000Z DTEND:20171121T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:4eiu98sem3l5vmf4967956uia0@google.com CREATED:20171117T141954Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/322742268204459/\nVen ue: Seminar Room 4\, Fulton House\, Singleton Campus\n\nCome to the Marxist Society this Tuesday where Dan Morley from Socialist Appeal's editorial bo ard will be leading off to a discussion on Marxism and Anarchism! \n\nWhat was Anarchisms role in history? Don't Communists and Anarchists have the sa me final goal? What is leadership and authority?\n\nTo find out answers to these and more questions\, you need to look no further than this Marxist So ciety meeting!\n\nEveryone welcome\, from Anarchists to Communists and ever ything inbetween and beyond!\n\nAs usual\, you'll be able to browse through and purchase Marxist literature at our stall after the event\, including t he latest issue of the Socialist Appeal and one of our recent In Defence of Marxism magazines which contains a Marxist response to Anarchists. \n\nTra ditionally\, we'll also continue the evening with some bevs in JCs. \n\nEsp ecially if you haven't been to the Marxist Society before\, this'll be a pe rfect opportunity to see for yourself the difference between Marxism and an other ideology - in this week's case\, Anarchism.\n\n"Socialism needs democ racy\, like human body needs oxygen." - L.D. Trotsky LAST-MODIFIED:20171117T141954Z LOCATION:Fulton House\, Sketty\, Swansea SA2\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Swansea Marxists: Marxism vs Anarchism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171122T190000Z DTEND:20171122T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:3qm3f90le4ooto1kim9lng2au6@google.com CREATED:20171117T141823Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/253729255155868/\n\nT he talk this week will be about the differences between Marxism and Anarchi sm in terms of their approaches to revolution and theory. LAST-MODIFIED:20171117T141823Z LOCATION:The Robin Hood\, 56 St Michael's Hill\, Bristol BS2 8DX\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Bristol Marxists: Marxism vs Anarchism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161102T190000Z DTEND:20161102T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:e56mjnvfrbga6qgelrk0530qo4@google.com CREATED:20161031T110620Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1663424293968820/\n\nRoom 4426\ n\nJoin us as we discuss the US elections and what lies ahead for America.\ n LAST-MODIFIED:20171113T235939Z LOCATION:SOAS\, University of London\, London WC1H 0XG\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:SOAS Marxists: Trump\, Clinton\, and the US elections TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171115T180000Z DTEND:20171115T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:388nu0le27vcpftoq94j5kq648@google.com CREATED:20171113T184134Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/125801964782101\nVenu e: Meet outside entrance 2 of the HumSS / Edith Morley building\n\nThe last few years have seen the rise of far-right figures such as Donald Trump in the USA and Marine Le Pen in France. Many are understandably worried about what these leaders and their nationalist\, racist programme represents.\n\n What are the differences between fascist movements seen in the 1920s & 1930 s and the right-wing populism that we see today? What factors have led to t he rise of Trump\, Le Pen\, UKIP\, etc. in recent years? And how should the Left combat racism\, xenophobia and bigotry?\n\nJoin the Reading Marxists this week\, with guest speaker Josh Holroyd of Socialist Appeal\, as we dis cuss the Marxist analysis of fascism and the far right\, and - most importa ntly - how we fight back against these reactionary trends. LAST-MODIFIED:20171113T184134Z LOCATION:Humanities and Social Sciences\, University of Reading\, Humanitie s and Social Sciences\, Reading RG6\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Reading Marxists: Fighting fascism and the far right TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171120T183000Z DTEND:20171120T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:5hge88v6jvq3mo94nomh6s9icl@google.com CREATED:20171113T161322Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1585488628175289\nVen ue: KSW 1.01\, 20 Kingsway\n\nGuest speaker: Jorge Martin - Catalan Marxist and regular writer for www.marxist.com.\n\nOn Friday 27th October\, the Ca talan republic was declared. However\, this new state was quickly crushed b y the Spanish goverment\, with the Catalan ministers arrested and forced to flee into exile.\n\nDespite repression from Madrid\, however\, the movemen t for Catalan independence is not over. Indeed\, this repeated repression h as only acted to spur on the movement.\n\nThe movement for Catalan independ ence has the potential to radically shake the whole Spanish regime. It woul d be a direct challenge to the rotten Establishment and the reactionary PP government.\n\nBut the task of independence is one that can only be carried out through revolutionary means\, through the direct involvement of the ma sses.\n\nJoin the LSEsu Marxist society and our guest speaker Jorge Martin as we discuss the future of the Catalan independence movement. LAST-MODIFIED:20171113T161322Z LOCATION:London School of Economics and Political Science\, Houghton St\, L ondon WC2A 2AE\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:LSE Marxists: Where next for Catalonia? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171115T190000Z DTEND:20171115T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:2ko4dr41u0htmnim9mqe2torh0@google.com CREATED:20171113T161103Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/774835946052070\nVenu e: Gordon House 106\n\nAn unprecedented amount of events have happened in t he past two months in Catalonia. We have seen the rise of the largest movem ent of civil disobedience in the Spanish state in 40 years.The Spanish stat e tries to appear as the victor in the unfinished battle against the Catala n independence movement. But state repression has not stopped the movement for a Catalan republic\; on the contrary. Last week\, waves of strikes and demonstrations were held throughout Catalonia.\n\nWhilst most political lea ders are concentrated on the question of how to contest the December 21 Cat alan elections (called through article 155 disbanding the Catalan parliamen t)\, the masses on the streets have shown once again their willingness to s truggle. Now they have a tool of their own: the Committees for the Defence of the Republic. \n\nJoin us UCL Marxists as we discuss these events this W ednesday.\n LAST-MODIFIED:20171113T161103Z LOCATION:University College London\, Gower St\, Kings Cross\, London WC1E 6 BT\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UCL Marxists: What next for Catalonia? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171114T190000Z DTEND:20171114T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:08pkr129qdurks724i9o36139m@google.com CREATED:20171113T104935Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1539236972841824/\nVe nue: Kitty Wilkinson Room of Liverpool Guild of Students\n\nThis meeting is hosted by Liverpool Marxist Society and also for the Feminist society. \n\ nHow do we fight effectively for women's liberation? As a working-class wom an which fight do you join? Is Marxism only fighting for working-class men and Feminism only fighting for middle-class women? What are the ideas of Ma rxism\, Feminism and Intersectionality and how do they relate to each other ?\n\nLilly Cockwill\, from Sheffield Marxist Society\, has been invited to speak\, introducing the subject\, before we open up the floor for discussio n and any questions and ideas people might have.\n\nWe will be in the Kitty Wilkinson Room of Liverpool Guild of Students.\n\nEveryone is welcome to c ome along so get yourselves down\, share the event widely and feel free to invite along anyone who you feel might like to get involved. LAST-MODIFIED:20171113T104935Z LOCATION:Liverpool Guild of Students\, 160 Mount Pleasant\, Liverpool L3 5T R\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Liverpool Marxists: Marxism and Intersectionality TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171114T190000Z DTEND:20171114T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:35e1jj02531pgohoib9krj80oo@google.com CREATED:20171113T104630Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/346356149166680\nVenu e: Gillese–Badun room\, Wadham College\n\nWe find ourselves today surrounde d by a plethora of new technology\, automated processes\, and time-saving d evices. And yet\, at the same time\, productivity growth is slowing\, the e conomy is stagnating\, and inequality is rising. It is clear that the syste m has broken.\n\nThis week we'll welcome Thomas Soud from the Warwick Marxi sts to lead a discussion on the question of technology\, machinery\, and in novation under capitalism\, looking at how private property and production for profit have become an enormous barrier to society's development.\n\nEve ryone is welcome! As usual\, there'll be time for discussion in the meeting and we'll make our way to the King's Arms pub afterwards! LAST-MODIFIED:20171113T104630Z LOCATION:Wadham College\, Parks Rd\, Oxford OX1 3PN\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Oxford Marxists: Automation\, technology\, and capitalism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171115T180000Z DTEND:20171115T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:60ob0ta3l0dllf5glv5cctods3@google.com CREATED:20171113T104458Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/128504244483345\nVenu e: Fulton 212 - Sussex University\n\nThis week's Marxist Society meeting wi ll take place on Wednesday 15th November in Fulton 212 at 6pm. Our discussi on topic will be Will There Be a Third World War?\n\nOver the last year\, D onald Trump’s presence in the White House has injected an element of volati lity into international politics. Earlier this year Trump’s sabre-rattling with North Korea led to increased concerns about the possibility of a nucle ar confrontation. The last few years have also seen a heightening of tensio ns between the US and Russia over Syria and Ukraine as Putin grows more con fident flexing his military muscle. In light of this unstable world situati on\, is the prospect of another global conflict between imperialist powers a genuine possibility? Join us to discuss and debate this question!\n\nAs a lways\, we’ll be heading to Falmer bar after the meeting for drinks and fur ther discussion.\n\nAll welcome! LAST-MODIFIED:20171113T104458Z LOCATION:Fulton Building\,\, University of Sussex\, Falmer\, Brighton BN1 9 NZ\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sussex Marxists: Will there be a Third World War? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171116T183000Z DTEND:20171116T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:5tf2mk4kc4igo9iic2p9t43u42@google.com CREATED:20171113T104308Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/315415998935395\nVenu e: S-3.18\, Strand Campus\n\nTerrorist attacks have been sending waves of s hock and revulsion across the world for years now\, but why do they happen? We can agree that this kind of indiscriminate terrorism is a form of madne ss. But it is surely necessary to say where this madness comes from\, and i t is certainly clear that no amount of rhetoric and tough talk will make a difference to the situation.\n\nJihadist groups thrive and grow stronger fr om the death and destruction caused by imperialism in the middle east\, and by things like the hypocritic silence of the west on the rohingya crisis. Terrorists and the capitalist class both seek to divide the working class\, and so the only force that can truly stop the shockwaves of terrorism is a united working class movement.\n\n"In our eyes\, individual terror is inad missible precisely because it belittles the role of the masses in their own consciousness\, reconciles them to their powerlessness\, and turns their e yes and hopes towards a great avenger and liberator who some day will come and accomplish his mission...But the smoke from the confusion clears away\, the panic disappears\, the successor of the murdered minister makes his ap pearance\, life again settles into the old rut\, the wheel of capitalist ex ploitation turns as before\; only the police repression grows more savage a nd brazen. And as a result\, in place of the kindled hopes and artificially aroused excitement comes disillusionment and apathy."\n\n-Trotsky LAST-MODIFIED:20171113T104308Z LOCATION:King's College London\, Strand\, London WC2R 2LS\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:KCL Marxists: Terrorism\, Imperialism\, and the Crisis in the Middl e East TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171115T130000Z DTEND:20171115T170000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:2gh0iskrkoh1dgb7fa0i500rsg@google.com CREATED:20171110T180140Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1935051680082814\n\nF REE EDUCATION NOW FUNDED BY EXPROPRIATION // SCRAP ALL FEES // LIVING GRANT S FOR ALL // STOP THE CAMPUS CUTS\n\n!!!!!!!FOR INTERNATIONAL SOCIALIST REV OLUTION!!!!!!\n\nWE MEET AT 1pm // MARCH 2pm // WEDNESDAY 15th NOVEMBER // LONDON \n\nThe Marxist Student Federation comrades will join the march of t he National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts on 15th November in London: for an end to tuition fees\, for living grants\, and for an education system th at serves people not profit. \n\nWe will constitute a Revolutionary bloc\, like last year. So bring your red flags and banners!\n\nThe fight against p rivatisation in education is a fight against capitalism\, and the fight for free education is a fight for socialism. \nHowever\, as Marxists\, we do n ot think that taxing the rich will fund education. It will take a revolutio nary movement involving the expropriation of the 1% to guarantee free educa tion for all. We thus demand free education\, funded by expropriation. The aim of the Marxist Student Federation is to fight for revolutionary sociali st policies in the student movement and beyond. If you would like to join o ur revolutionary organisation get in touch today.\n\nTORY CUTS ARE NO SOLUT ION BRITAIN NEEDS A REVOLUTION\n\nSTUDENTS AND WORKERS UNITE AND FIGHT\n\nN O BARRIERS! NO BORDERS! NO BUSINESSES!\n LAST-MODIFIED:20171110T180141Z LOCATION:Malet Street\, Malet St\, Bloomsbury\, London WC1E\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Revolutionary Bloc @ National Demo for Free Education TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171116T180000Z DTEND:20171116T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:1q25b9oogmvc8nfetmtb5a8l7j@google.com CREATED:20171110T180012Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/136359583686807\nVenu e: Francis Bancroft Room G.13\, Mile End Campus\n\nOn Thursday at 6pm in Fr ancis Bancroft Room G.13\, we will be having a discussion on who the Bolshe viks were. How was it that an organisation founded by Lenin which began in University study circles\, grew to become a mass revolutionary organisation which comanded democratic majorities in the vast majority of Russian Sovie ts by the end of 1917\, and eventually led the masses to power in the Octob er Revolution? The QMUL Marxist society will be giving a brief history of B olshevism and the Bolshevik Party. LAST-MODIFIED:20171110T180014Z LOCATION:Queen Mary University of London\, Mile End Rd\, London E1 4NS\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:QMUL Marxists: Who were the Bolsheviks? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171114T190000Z DTEND:20171114T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:21p80hljkihrk9a91bh6q9s30h@google.com CREATED:20171110T175816Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1510052759108112/\nVe nue: Munby Room\, King's College\, Cambridge\n\nLaurie O'Connel will lead a discussion on how Capitalism persecutes the LGBT community and how the lib eration of this community can only occur under Socialism. LAST-MODIFIED:20171110T175915Z LOCATION:King's College\, University of Cambridge\, King's Parade\, Cambrid ge CB2 1ST\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Cambridge Marxists: Marxism and the LGBT TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171116T180000Z DTEND:20171116T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:5am1qk9eao5uk1njpev4i2uv60@google.com CREATED:20171110T175903Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/120645908635369/\nVen ue: S0.09\n\nIn association with Revolution Week\n\nThe USSR was a domineer ing force in the 20th century and had a profound influence on world history and left-wing movements. Many reject the ideas of Socialism on the grounds of the crimes committed there. However\, is this reasonable? \n\nDid the U SSR resemble the ideas of Marx\, Engels\, Lenin or Trotsky? And if not why? \n\nWhy did Trotsky go as far as to claim that the Revolution had Been Bet rayed and what did this mean for the history of Socialism? \n\nWe answer al l these questions and more in our event "Was the USSR Socialist?"\n\nAll ar e welcome. LAST-MODIFIED:20171110T175903Z LOCATION:University of Warwick\, Coventry CV4 7AL\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Warwick Marxists: Was the USSR socialist? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171114T190000Z DTEND:20171114T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:1tq8ihqg6aj5i4oioeov7h096d@google.com CREATED:20171110T175738Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/247641139100468/\nVen ue: University of Glasgow\, Boyd Orr Building Room 711\n\nIn the past weeks \, Westminster has been rocked by sexual harassment scandals and the Tories have been shaken by an impotent PM\, Ministerial intrigues and forced resi gnations. This just adds to the already doomed atmosphere over Theresa May and her Government of self-serving toffs\, as well as deepening public dist rust in Westminster. What consequences must such a crisis-ridden elite have for British capitalism\, and what does it all mean?\n\nThis week we will h ave a guest speaker: Rob Sewell\, Editor of the Socialist Appeal newspaper. LAST-MODIFIED:20171110T175738Z LOCATION:Boyd Orr Building\, Glasgow G12 8QR\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: Scandals and splits in the British Establishment TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171108T190000Z DTEND:20171108T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:1flr99ngk0brl08php6cde0r6s@google.com CREATED:20171106T151058Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/347432665716794/\n\n1 00 years ago the greatest event in human history occurred. The October Revo lution of 1917 shook the world so deeply that we are still feeling the afte rshock today. Come along to the Lass O'Gowrie to talk with us about the his tory and modern meaning of the Russian Revolution.\n LAST-MODIFIED:20171106T151058Z LOCATION:The Lass O' Gowrie\, 36 Charles St\, Manchester M1 7DB\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Manchester Marxists: The Russian Revolution - 100 years on TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171108T183000Z DTEND:20171108T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:1v3etqv4qhp373od0s46i53re1@google.com CREATED:20171103T180055Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1671003706266391\nVen ue: Room 06/1083 The Nuffield Theatre\, Highfield Campus\, Southampton Univ ersity\n\n100 years and one day after the 1917 Russian "October" Revolution \, Soton Marxists celebrate one of the greatest events in history where the working class in Russia succesfully carried through a revolution to build the world's first workers' state. \n\nA lead-off looking into the revolutio n itself and the degeneration into Stalinism afterwards as all the world's powers turned on the Russian working class will be followed by an open-floo r discussion that anyone can contribute to and then a summary of the discus sion. All welcome to attend\, whatever your political ideas or even if you don't consider yourself political at all. We will head to the pub afterward s for further\, less formal discussion. LAST-MODIFIED:20171103T180055Z LOCATION:Nuffield Southampton Theatres\, University Rd\, Southampton SO17 1 TR\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Soton Marxists: Russia - from revolution to counter-revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171108T180000Z DTEND:20171108T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:3rb05faibnd9q2c61sq3plhiab@google.com CREATED:20171103T175624Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/129346067729899\nVenu e: Fulton 212 - Sussex University\n\nThis week's meeting will take place on Wednesday 8th November in Fulton 212 at 6pm. We will be joined by James Ki lby of Socialist Appeal\, who will be speaking on The Housing Crisis and So cialist Solution. \n\nFive months ago\, the Grenfell Tower fire provided a stark illustration of the deadly consequences of the exploitation and negle ct rife in housing today. The incident sparked a wave of fury at the greed\ , short-sightedness and corruption of a system that continually places prof it ahead of the needs and safety of ordinary people. The lack of decent\, a ffordable housing can also be seen in the crises of homelessness and gentri fication\, which exist alongside a glut of homes left vacant despite the ov erwhelming need for them. A system that cannot provide people with even the most basic shelter is a failed system. In this meeting we will discuss how the housing crisis has reached such abhorrent levels\, and why a socialist solution must be pursued. \n\nAs always\, we’ll be heading to Falmer bar a fter the meeting for drinks and further discussion. \n\nAll welcome! LAST-MODIFIED:20171103T175624Z LOCATION:Fulton Building\,\, University of Sussex\, Falmer\, Brighton BN1 9 NZ\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sussex Marxists: The housing crisis and the socialist solution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171107T190000Z DTEND:20171107T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:2oh84vtfle1g1drpk711st5qk3@google.com CREATED:20171103T175504Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/763299410524401/\nLoc ation: Gillese–Badun room\, Wadham College\n\n100 years ago\, on 7th Novemb er 1917\, the workers and peasants of Russia – with the guidance of the Bol shevik party led by Lenin and Trotsky – took power\, overthrew the capitali sts\, and set about transforming society.\n\nFor socialists\, the October R evolution was the single greatest event in human history: the first time th at the exploited masses have risen up\, fought back\, and won! To this day\ , the Russian Revolution is an inspiration to the exploited and oppressed a round the world\, and the history of this period is full of lessons for all who wish to fight against capitalism and its endless poverty\, war\, and e xploitation.\n\nTo commemorate this centenary\, the Oxford Marxists invite you to join us for a discussion about the Russian Revolution and its enduri ng legacy and relevance for today. Our guest speaker will be Rob Sewell\, o rganiser of the anti-Poll Tax campaign that brought down the Thatcher gover nment\, author of “In the Cause of Labour”\, and political editor of Social ist Appeal. LAST-MODIFIED:20171103T175504Z LOCATION:Wadham College\, Parks Rd\, Oxford OX1 3PN\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Oxford Marxists: The Russian Revolution - 100 years on TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171107T193000Z DTEND:20171107T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:03l7t2q5b3gdsqpqd0nshbrofh@google.com CREATED:20171103T095045Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/144888106259307\nVenu e: Seminar Room 4\, Fulton House\, Singleton Campus\n\nIn our next discussi on\, we’ll be asking the question “What is a revolution?”\n\nHow do revolut ions come about? Are all revolutions violent bloodbaths? Can’t we just refo rm our way out of this crisis?\n\nThe discussion will also look at examples of political revolutions against Stalinist governments\, and how working c lass people organised to overthrow these dictatorial bureaucracies.\n\nTrad itionally\, you'll be able to browse through our bookshop and finally conti nue the discussion over a bevvie or two in JCs student bar.\n\n"The presenc e of a revolutionary party and leadership is no less decisive for the outco me of the class struggle as is the quality of the army and its general staf f in the wars between nations. The revolutionary party cannot be improvised on the spur of the moment\, any more than a general staff can be improvise d on the outbreak of war. It has to be systematically prepared over years a nd decades. This lesson has been demonstrated by the whole of history\, esp ecially the history of the twentieth century. Rosa Luxemburg\, that great r evolutionary and martyr of the working class\, always emphasised the revolu tionary initiative of the masses as the motor force of revolution. In this\ , she was absolutely right. In the course of a revolution the masses learn rapidly. But a revolutionary situation\, by its very nature\, cannot last f or long. Society cannot be kept in a permanent state of ferment\, nor the w orking class in a state of white-hot activism. Either a way out is shown in time\, or the moment will be lost. There is not enough time to experiment or for the workers to learn by trial and error. In a life and death situati on\, errors are paid for very dearly! Therefore\, it is necessary to combin e the "spontaneous" movement of the masses with organisation\, program\, pe rspectives\, strategy and tactics - in a word\, with a revolutionary party led by experienced cadres." - Alan Woods in Bolshevism: the road to revolut ion LAST-MODIFIED:20171103T095045Z LOCATION:Fulton House\, Sketty\, Swansea SA2\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Swansea Marxists: What is a revolution? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171107T190000Z DTEND:20171107T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:0ah2kek90aamh12dn5o3ihfbto@google.com CREATED:20171102T143014Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/518935418482862/\nVen ue: University of Glasgow\, Boyd Orr Building Room 711\n\nThis week we'll b e discussing the other revolution that changed the course of world history -- no not the French -- but the Great American Revolution of 1776.\n LAST-MODIFIED:20171102T143014Z LOCATION:Boyd Orr Building\, Glasgow G12 8QR\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: The American Revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171109T180000Z DTEND:20171109T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:2iin4ba901sfihafdiik7ldrbq@google.com CREATED:20171102T142911Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/336962793419421\nVenu e: S0.09\n\nFrom the Romanesque Painting on Church Walls designed to tell t he biblical stories and enshrine fear into peasants of their lords and mast ers\, to the advertising industry today. Art has played a key role in Socie ties ever since its foundation.\n\nDoes this love of art come from innate b eauty is there a more materialist ( a more dialectical perhaps?) approach. How has art evolved as the economic conditions and social structure of soci ety have moved forward? \n\nWhat role does art play in our modern Capitalis t societies and how is art both benefited by Socialism and Socialism by it? \n\nThis week's talk is given by our resident Artists and Society Secretar y\; Woody.\n\nAll our welcome. LAST-MODIFIED:20171102T142912Z LOCATION:University of Warwick\, Coventry CV4 7AL\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Warwick Marxists: Marxism and Art TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171106T190000Z DTEND:20171106T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:2ha8vbmlc7aqpv39natl7q97d4@google.com CREATED:20171102T142727Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/255856248273654\nVenu e: Keynes Seminar Room 13 (KS13)\n\nTo this day the Russian Revolution is a n inspiration to the exploited and oppressed all around the world. The less ons of how the workers\, with the guidance of the Bolshevik party led by Le nin and Trotsky\, were able to seize power in 1917 are invaluable to all wo rkers and youth today wishing to fight back against capitalist crisis\, pov erty\, war and oppression. Join us for a discussion on October 1917 and its relevance to today\n LAST-MODIFIED:20171102T142727Z LOCATION:University of Kent\, Canterbury CT2 7NZ\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Kent Marxists: 100 years since the Russian Revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161019T180000Z DTEND:20161019T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:cee4ul72s9q68j71aur80ulgg0@google.com CREATED:20161014T151419Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/544478622429464/\n\nCome along to our third event of this semester: a series of short lead-offs by differe nt members of the Society\, followed by a group discussion. These will refl ect a Marxist interpretation of current affairs and climatic events\, such as the interpolation of the Capitalist state and political terrorism and mo reover\, the refugee crisis as a result of Western neo-imperialist interven tion. \n\nAs always\, we shall meet in JC's to direct anyone not sure of th e way to Marino Room. Also\, we shall head back to JC's after the meeting\, to continue the discussion and for a semi-social. LAST-MODIFIED:20171031T010300Z LOCATION:Fulton House\, Sketty\, Swansea SA2\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Swansea Marxists: Terrorism\, Imperialism and the Crisis in the Mid dle East TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171106T183000Z DTEND:20171106T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:0b5b6at7gv9q0u6b57mskmmsu7@google.com CREATED:20171030T163217Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/556022561404209/\nVen ue: LSE\, room KSW 1.01\n\nWith guest speaker\, Rob Sewell - author of "In the Cause of Labour" and political editor of Socialist Appeal.\n\n100 years ago\, on 7th November 1917\, the workers and peasants of Russia - led by L enin and the Bolsheviks - took power\, overthrew the capitalists\, and set about transforming society.\n\nThe October Revolution\, for socialists\, wa s the single greatest event in human history - the first time that the expl oited masses have risen up\, fought back\, and won.\n\nTo commemorate this centenary anniversary\, the LSEsu Marxist society invites you to join us fo r a discussion about the significance of the 1917 Russian Revolution and th e lessons that it holds for today in the fight to change the world. LAST-MODIFIED:20171030T163217Z LOCATION:London School of Economics and Political Science\, Houghton St\, L ondon WC2A 2AE\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:LSE Marxists: The Russian Revolution - 100 years on TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171101T190000Z DTEND:20171101T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:4lqqteiddgk925787d5abehcvv@google.com CREATED:20171030T163127Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1821236607904121\nVen ue: Room G51\n\nJoin the SOAS Marxist Society as we discuss the Fight for W omen's Liberation.\n\nThe oppression of women is inextricably linked to the class struggle\, as marxists we strive to understand the origins of women' s oppression\, how it came into being\, and how to end it. By studying hist ory\, Marx and Engels discovered how the oppression of women came hand-in-h and with the implementation of class society\, therefore abolishing such a system is the only way to truly emancipate women.\n\nPlus we're excited to have Henry Chango Lopez - the President of the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) - come to address the society about the union's campa ign to bring outsourced workers at the University of London back in-house\, and how you as students can support the workers' struggle. LAST-MODIFIED:20171030T163127Z LOCATION:SOAS University of London\, Bloomsbury\, London WC1H 0XG\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:SOAS Marxists: The fight for women's liberation TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171101T180000Z DTEND:20171101T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:3jd4rvg2db4j6oqh8hs29eulth@google.com CREATED:20171030T090825Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/719719841569518\n\nRe actionaries in Venezuela have been attacking the advances made by the Boliv arian revolution over the course of the past year. Much of what we hear in the news has been filtered through the bourgeois paradigm wondering\, what is really happening?\n\nSarah Taylor of Socialist Appeal Manchester and the Manchester Marxist Society will be leading off this discussion on Venezuel a with insights from our comrades across the pond. LAST-MODIFIED:20171030T090825Z LOCATION:Newcastle University\, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Newcastle Marxists: Venezuela - what is really happening? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171031T190000Z DTEND:20171031T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:3m8ekstdjisn4t10g0bivqu1rr@google.com CREATED:20171020T121329Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1685950031436041\nVen ue: University of Glasgow\, Boyd Orr Room 711\n\nThis year marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution. On the 7th of November\, 1917 the Bo lsheviks led the working masses of Russia to conquer state power in a revol ution that changed the course of human history. As Marxists we think this i s one of the greatest events in human history\, full of history and lessons that are essential to anyone who is serious about changing the world today . LAST-MODIFIED:20171030T090658Z LOCATION:Boyd Orr Building\, Glasgow G12 8QR\, UK SEQUENCE:1 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: The Russian Revolution at 100 TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171102T180000Z DTEND:20171102T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:0ej0ceslo7hu1schhhklsjk6u0@google.com CREATED:20171030T090521Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/157955231454175\nVenu e: S0.09\n\nIn Orwellian fashion\, the Media appears to have total control over public opinion\, debate and discussion. Countless people have argued t hat it forms every element of our consciousness and there is no escape. We are told to Consume and that is what we do. \n\nYet how do Marxists interpr et the Media? If it has such power how could we ever hope of overthrowing C apitalism? Rather than advertising\, news and Social media are our ideas fo rmed by something fundamental? Our class relations?\n\nIf so what can the L eft use to counter this control\, what is the role of the Revolutionary New spaper\, the Internet and even discussion groups like these? \n\nAll are in vited to this wide ranging discussion on the role of the Media in Capitalis m. LAST-MODIFIED:20171030T090521Z LOCATION:University of Warwick\, Coventry CV4 7AL\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Warwick Marxists: The media and class society TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171101T180000Z DTEND:20171101T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:4rhqm8pi9pmrvf57afrkggjd5f@google.com CREATED:20171030T090327Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1985115095068928\nVen ue: Fulton 212 - Sussex University\n\nThis week the Marxist Society will be marking the centenary of the events of October 1917 with a discussion on 1 00 Years of the Russian Revolution. We'll be joined by guest speaker\, Fred Weston\, a member of editorial board of In Defence of Marxism (marxist.com ). \n\nThe October Revolution is without doubt among the most significant e vents in human history. The last century has seen persistent attempts to vi lify and discredit the insurrection of 1917 and its participants\, and to d ismiss the very idea of revolution itself. Join us to discuss the real natu re of this momentous event and the genuine legacy of October. \n\nAs always \, we’ll be heading to Falmer bar after the meeting for drinks and further discussion. \n\nAll welcome! LAST-MODIFIED:20171030T090327Z LOCATION:Fulton Building\,\, University of Sussex\, Falmer\, Brighton BN1 9 NZ\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sussex Marxists: 100 years of the Russian Revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171101T190000Z DTEND:20171101T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:2hap98tsmnokg12d8gbs3m2o9m@google.com CREATED:20171030T090223Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/141888559780918\nVenu e: UCL Drayton House B06\n\nJoin us the UCL Marxists as we discuss imperial ism and the Middle East\, a brillant lead off given by our comrade Ali Arsl an (former president of the society).\n LAST-MODIFIED:20171030T090223Z LOCATION:Drayton House\, 30 Gordon St\, Kings Cross\, London WC1H 0AN\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UCL Marxists: Imperialism and the Middle East TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171102T180000Z DTEND:20171102T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:2pns7q44e0ugshitnl8qkqvlei@google.com CREATED:20171030T090127Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1950472125275845\n\nT errorist attacks have been sending waves of shock and revulsion across the world for years now\, but why do they happen? We can agree that this kind o f indiscriminate terrorism is a form of madness. But it is surely necessary to say where this madness comes from\, and it is certainly clear that no a mount of rhetoric and tough talk will make a difference to the situation. J ihadist groups thrive and grow stronger from the death and destruction caus ed by imperialism in the middle east\, and by things like the hypocritic si lence of the west on the rohingya crisis. Terrorists and the capitalist cla ss both seek to divide the working class\, and so the only force that can t ruly stop the madness of terrorism is a united working class movement.\n\nT he meeting will be held on Thursday at 6pm in Francis Bancroft Room G.13. LAST-MODIFIED:20171030T090127Z LOCATION:Queen Mary University of London\, Mile End Rd\, London E1 4NS\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:QMUL Marxists: Terrorism\, Imperialism\, and Capitalism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171031T190000Z DTEND:20171031T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:7ic0ev9enfusdv00tvf8fir8jg@google.com CREATED:20171030T090025Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1529114763801493/\nLo cation: Gillese–Badun room\, Wadham College\n(same as last week\, note the change from the first two weeks)\n\nRecent events such as Brexit\, the elec tion of Trump\, the growing popularity of far-right parties in Europe has c aused alarm among all those who fear a re-emergence of the ideology of war\ , genocide\, and hate: fascism. The violent demonstration by white national ists and neonazis in Charlottesville\, who murdered an anti-racist left-win g activist\, brought attention to a burgeoning fascist movement in the US.\ n\nThe threat of Fascism is too important to be left to simple moral panic. We must have a sober analysis of what fascism is\, its class basis\, how i t relates to far-right groups\, and – very importantly – how it can be foug ht.\n\nJoin the Oxford Marxists for a discussion on the nature of fascism a nd how to fight the far right.\n\nEveryone is welcome! As usual\, there'll be time for discussion in the meeting and we'll make our way to the King's Arms pub afterwards! LAST-MODIFIED:20171030T090025Z LOCATION:Wadham College\, Parks Rd\, Oxford OX1 3PN\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Oxford Marxists: After Charlottesville - fighting fascism and the f ar right TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171030T180000Z DTEND:20171030T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:0bm4dmqgun1nv3moh8cihajter@google.com CREATED:20171026T102615Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/355701698187777\n\n"I t was just after 9:20pm\, local time\, when the news was announced. The lea ders of the Catalan National Assembly (ANC)\, Jordi Sánchez\, and the Òmniu m Cultural (a Catalan culture promotion institution)\, Jordi Cuixart\, were being held without bail on the order of the National Audience judge. What followed was an explosion of anger. People shared the news on WhatsApp grou ps. Pre-recorded video messages from the Jordis were released and went vira l. People started coming out on the streets and leaning out of their balcon ies and windows banging pots and pans across Catalonia. They were joined by firefighters blasting fire engine sirens."\n\nThis paragraph of a report f rom the ground shows the revolutionary potential of the situation in Catalo nia a situation which could shape the future of Europe.\n\nAlba Crespi from Assemblea Nacional Catalana - Scotland/Alba will be our guest speaker. Com e along! LAST-MODIFIED:20171030T085921Z LOCATION:The Forest Cafe\, 141 Lauriston Pl\, Edinburgh EH3 9JN\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Edinburgh Revolution: Where next for the Catalan republic? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171107T190000Z DTEND:20171107T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:38s46i0kv8usrde1r3np4vc63r@google.com CREATED:20171026T102834Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1760497234242767\n\n1 00 years ago\, on this day\, the working classs of Russia took power into i ts own hands\, shaking the capitalist world order to its foundations. This was to have a profound impact on world history and play a decisive role in shaping the future course of the 21st century.\n\nJoin Liverpool Marxist So ciety for an evening of commemorating\, celebrating and discussing the impo rtant lessons of the Russian Revolution. Adam Booth\, on the editorial boar d of Socialist Appeal\, will introduce the topic before we open up to quest ions\, ideas and opinions from the floor. \n\nEveryone is welcome to come a long so get yourselves down\, share the event widely and feel free to invit e along anyone who you feel might like to get involved. LAST-MODIFIED:20171026T102834Z LOCATION:Liverpool Guild of Students\, 160 Mount Pleasant\, Liverpool L3 5T R\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Liverpool Marxists: The Russian Revolution - 100 years on TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171031T193000Z DTEND:20171031T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:36aolg99hqrg73krr3jn5fs2hv@google.com CREATED:20171026T102719Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1455337444562583\nVen ue: Fulton House\, Seminar Room 4\n\nAt this society event we'll be welcomi ng Ben Peck of Bristol International Marxist Tendency who will be introduci ng a discussion about the way that Marxists view the economy.\n\nWhat is a wage? What is profit? What is the difference between a capitalist market ec onomy and a socialist planned economy?\n\nIf you're looking to understand t he answers to these and many other questions\, you need to go nowhere other than the Marxist society this Tuesday!\n\nAs usual you'll be able to brows e through our Marxist bookshop\, and enjoy further discussions in JCs with a pint of beer (or a non alcoholic drink\, if you want to be like Lenin or Ted Grant!)\n\nIt's looking to be a fascinating meeting which we will also livestream on our Facebook group in case you can't make it (but you definit ely should!)\n\nSee you there! ✊☭ LAST-MODIFIED:20171026T102719Z LOCATION:Fulton House\, Sketty\, Swansea SA2\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Swansea Marxists: Marxist economics 101 TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171025T180000Z DTEND:20171025T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:57ei561jv289qakksv1f06ktg9@google.com CREATED:20171024T104158Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1022442724564256\n\nJ oin the SOAS Marxist Society as we discuss the Origins of Black Oppression. \n\nThere was and is nothing natural or innate about the enslavement of Af rican people\, and the anti-black ideas which were created to defend these practices. Black oppression and the onset of white supremacy was a creation of the ruling class. It proved to be one of the most effective tools of cl ass collaboration invented by the ruling class. There was a concerted effor t amongst the ruling class which developed\, entrenched and stamped these a nti-black ideas and sentiments upon society. \n\nCapitalism was born drippi ng in the blood of untold horror. As Karl Marx stated:\n“The discovery of g old and silver in America\, the extirpation\, enslavement and entombment in mines of the aboriginal population\, the beginning of the conquest and loo ting of the East Indies\, the turning of Africa into a warren for commercia l hunting of black-skins\, signalised the rosy dawn of the era of capitalis t production."\n\nMarxists are optimists however\, and we seek to understan d the origins to know that they can be overcome and thrown into the dustbin of history. LAST-MODIFIED:20171024T104158Z LOCATION:SOAS University of London\, Bloomsbury\, London WC1H 0XG\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:SOAS Marxists: The origins of black oppression TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171025T180000Z DTEND:20171025T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:417v5qhl18d20gkki9akovtrbj@google.com CREATED:20171024T095409Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/817596131752864\n\nTh e past few weeks in Catalonia have shown the lengths the capitalist state w ill go to keep their power. Violence\, suppression\, and uproar have sparke d in the region. Come along to Manchester Marxist Society to learn and disc usses. LAST-MODIFIED:20171024T095409Z LOCATION:The Lass O' Gowrie\, 36 Charles St\, Manchester M1 7DB\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Manchester Marxists: Forward to a socialist Catalan republic! TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171026T170000Z DTEND:20171026T183000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:6nrtukve1prn5jt2cm7dmq5v6n@google.com CREATED:20171023T173829Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1878940068790428\nVen ue: S0.09\n\nCapitalism is horror without end\, from brutal exploitation\, War\, disease and environmental catastrophe. But one of the oldest horrors is its division of the Working Class into separate races and their exploita tion and oppression. \n\nFrom outright Slavery in America to the deep racia l divides that divide almost all Capitalist societies across the world\, we use Black History Month to look into the effect Capitalism has had for peo ple of African descent in the Western World. \n\nHow do these divisions ari se and how can we fight them. \n\nWhy is Socialism necessary for the end Ra cism. \n\nWe are happy to announce that Fiona Lali from SOAS Marxist Societ y will be coming to speak on this very important topic. LAST-MODIFIED:20171023T173829Z LOCATION:University of Warwick\, Coventry CV4 7AL\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Warwick Marxists: Socialism and the Black Struggle TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171025T173000Z DTEND:20171025T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:22t58sch8qvhgefhr4dll6sbjr@google.com CREATED:20171023T170233Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/300001510483418\n\nWh at are the differences between fascist movements seen in the 1920s & 1930s and the right-wing populism that we see today? What factors have led to the rise of Trump\, Le Pen\, UKIP\, and co. in recent years? And how should th e Left combat racism\, xenophobia and bigotry?\n\nJoin us UCL Marxists in o ur meeting where we will provide a Marxist analysis of fascism\, analysing its historical rise and role\, and discussing the nature of the far-right p arties and leaders that are gaining support todayiscuss fascism and how to fight it. After the meeting\, we'll make our way to the pub!\nAll WELCOME ! LAST-MODIFIED:20171023T170233Z LOCATION:University College London\, Gower St\, Kings Cross\, London WC1E 6 BT\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UCL Marxists: Fascism - what it is and how to fight it TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171024T180000Z DTEND:20171024T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:695c12e7vv9rcpllvn83v48veu@google.com CREATED:20171023T170119Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1461479457274345\nVen ue: Gillese–Badun from\, Wadham College\n\nIn recent weeks\, the decades-ol d question of Catalan independence has reached new levels of significance. Against a backdrop of repression from all the institutions of the Spanish s tate\, the 1st October referendum went ahead through the mass mobilisation and self-organisation of the Catalan people. In a strong show of defiance\, hundreds of thousands were determined to overcome all obstacles to exercis e their right of self-determination. The brutal scenes of police violence d irected against people peacefully queuing outside polling stations have dom inated headlines worldwide\, and have unleashed a new wave of unrest in the form of spontaneous mass protests and a general strike. The masses have en tered the scene\, pushing the wavering nationalist leadership far beyond th eir comfort zone\, terrified of the movement they have unleashed.\n\nWhile the Catalan bourgeoisie and their representatives in the Generalitat try to bide their time with half-measures and ambiguous declarations\, the moveme nt for independence in Catalonia takes an ever more revolutionary character \, posing an existential threat to the regime created during the so-called “Transition” after the death of Franco\, and opening an opportunity to brin g it down throughout Spain.\n\nAt this week’s meeting\, Arturo Rodríguez\, a former student and founder of the Oxford Marxists\, will join us via vide o link from Barcelona\, with an eye-witness report on the latest developmen ts and a Marxist analysis of the national question in the context of the Sp anish 1978 regime.\n\nEveryone is welcome! As usual\, there'll be time for discussion in the meeting and we'll make our way to the King's Arms pub aft erwards! LAST-MODIFIED:20171023T170119Z LOCATION:Wadham College\, Parks Rd\, Oxford OX1 3PN\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Oxford Marxists: The struggle for a socialist Catalan republic TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171026T173000Z DTEND:20171026T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:17lc8kdsf9lm543jiepjin821l@google.com CREATED:20171023T165913Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/148153432463740\nVenu e: Room S-3.18\n\nThe NHS is facing a "humanitarian crisis" due to a viciou s campaign of austerity cuts from the Tories. Hospital beds are full\, pati ents are overflowing into the corridors\, and doctors\, nurses and allied h ealthcare professionals are under attack from pay cuts and unbearable worki ng conditions.\n\nJoin the Marxist Society\, as we invite a leading activis t from the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) to discuss the crisis facing our health service\, and explain why only a socialist revolution can save the B ritish healthcare system from collapse. LAST-MODIFIED:20171023T165913Z LOCATION:King's College London\, Strand\, London WC2R 2LS\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:KCL Marxists: Only socialism can save the NHS! TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171025T170000Z DTEND:20171025T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:0e5nu9g7f5plb289f63it6l1hs@google.com CREATED:20171023T165750Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/527851280891341\nVenu e: Fulton 212\n\nThis year mark’s the 150th anniversary of the publication of Karl Marx’s masterpiece\, Capital. To celebrate\, this week’s Marxist So ciety discussion will introduce the principles of Marxist economics. We’ll be joined by Adam Booth\, a regular contributor to Socialist Appeal and co- author of Understanding Marx’s Capital: A Reader’s Guide.\n\nSince the cras h of 2008\, the global capitalist system has experienced the most significa nt economic crisis in living memory\, and perhaps in history\, with no end yet in sight. The impact that austerity\, unemployment and falling living s tandards have had on ordinary people has given rise to widespread political polarisation and sharp turns to the left and to the right throughout the w orld. In the midst of this instability and chaos\, the ideas of Karl Marx\, previously declared out-dated and irrelevant\, have been forced back onto the agenda. In this discussion we will explore the ways in which Marx’s the ories of capitalist crisis and the need for a revolutionary transformation of society are more relevant today than every before.\n\nAs always\, we’ll be heading to Falmer bar after the meeting for drinks and further discussio n.\n\nAll welcome! LAST-MODIFIED:20171023T165750Z LOCATION:Fulton Building\,\, University of Sussex\, Falmer\, Brighton BN1 9 NZ\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sussex Marxists: 150 years of Capital TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171024T170000Z DTEND:20171024T183000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:0okvlakm4shkn23bqdlp03b4v1@google.com CREATED:20171020T121544Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/144293836305616\n\nTo celebrate Black History Month\, Liverpool Marxist Society will be discussi ng the black struggle and socialist revolution.\n\nEvents in recent years h ave starkly revealed the extent to which racially based violence and inequa lity remains pervasive throughout the modern world. During our meeting\, Gi lly Singh will be explaining the origins of black oppression within capital ist society\, as well as detailing what steps must be taken to overcome rac ism today.\n\nEveryone is welcome to come along so get yourselves down\, sh are the event widely and feel free to invite along anyone you feel might li ke to get involved. LAST-MODIFIED:20171020T121544Z LOCATION:Liverpool Guild of Students\, 160 Mount Pleasant\, Liverpool L3 5T R\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Liverpool Marxists: Racism\, colonialism\, and liberation TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171023T180000Z DTEND:20171023T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:4fedqqrobq5dolbdd14poee2j7@google.com CREATED:20171020T121436Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/125747884805602\nVenu e: Keynes Seminar Room 13 (KS13)\n\nThis week we will be talking about the potential threat of fascism\, and the new forms which it takes\, in the 21s t century.\n\n"The madness of fascism expresses the historic crisis and dea d-end of capitalism. But it could have been avoided if the working class ha d a militant leadership." LAST-MODIFIED:20171020T121436Z LOCATION:University of Kent\, Canterbury CT2 7NZ\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Kent Marxists: Fascism - what it is and how to fight it TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20171020 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20171023 DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:03c459de6jk3ia5217vnau37de@google.com CREATED:20170913T150208Z DESCRIPTION:Socialist Appeal and the International Marxist Tendency invite you to REVOLUTION 2017 - a three day festival of Marxist ideas.\n\nFRIDAY 2 0th OCTOBER -- SUNDAY 22nd OCTOBER\nStudent Central (formerly ULU)\, Malet Street\, London\n\n100 years ago\, the masses in Russia - led by Lenin and the Bolsheviks - changed the course of history with the inspiring October R evolution. For the first time in history\, the working class took power int o its own hands and attempted to transform society in the interests of the vast majority.\n\nToday\, with the world in the midst of crises at all leve ls - economically\, politically\, and socially - there is once again a thir st for revolutionary ideas to make sense of the turbulent processes taking place and explain the way forward for society.\n\nFrom the chaos of the Tru mp administration and the growing global military tensions between America\ , China\, and Russia\; to the radical political movements seen around Melen chon in France\, Sanders in the USA\, and Corbyn in Britain: it is clear th at the status quo has failed and the system has broken. Now more than ever\ , therefore\, there is a need for revolutionary change and a socialist alte rnative.\n\nJoin Socialist Appeal and the International Marxist Tendency th is October for REVOLUTION - a three day festival celebrating the events of the 1917 Russian Revolution\; learning the vital lessons from such revoluti onary historical events\; and discussing the relevance of Marxist ideas in understanding how we can fight for radical change today.\n\nWith guest spea kers and special sessions on:\n\nThe life and ideas of Leon Trotsky - new d ocumentary\, introduced by Esteban Volkov\, Trotsky's grandson (via video l ink)\nHow the working class took power: lessons of the 1917 Russian Revolut ion\nThe international impact of the Russian Revolution\nIntroductions to M arxist economics and philosophy\nAnd much much more!\n\nE-mail contact@soci alist.net to book your place now.\nEarly bird tickets available until 1st A ugust: £5 unwaged / £10 waged\nLimited accommodation available - e-mail to reserve. LAST-MODIFIED:20171019T085724Z LOCATION:Student Central\, Malet St\, Bloomsbury\, London WC1E 7HY\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Revolution 2017 Marxist festival TRANSP:TRANSPARENT X-APPLE-TRAVEL-ADVISORY-BEHAVIOR:AUTOMATIC BEGIN:VALARM ACTION:AUDIO TRIGGER:-PT15H X-WR-ALARMUID:82EA5544-FF70-4751-8A84-FA6DB8AB7C80 UID:82EA5544-FF70-4751-8A84-FA6DB8AB7C80 ATTACH;VALUE=URI:Basso X-APPLE-DEFAULT-ALARM:TRUE ACKNOWLEDGED:20171019T085725Z END:VALARM END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171017T180000Z DTEND:20171017T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:5atkul7cpbo0l2npvj0hkmni1s@google.com CREATED:20171016T134458Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1335630603229334\nVen ue: University of Glasgow\, Boyd Orr Room 711\n\nAs October is Black Histor y Month and the 51st anniversary of the founding of the Black Panthers\, we 'll discuss the history and legacy of the party\, as well as how Marxists v iew struggles of race and class.\n LAST-MODIFIED:20171016T134458Z LOCATION:Boyd Orr Building\, Glasgow G12 8QR\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: The Black Panthers - power to the people TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171101T183000Z DTEND:20171101T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:37dua7j5pir31uro7trlv4aihe@google.com CREATED:20171016T134325Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/120161135345730\nVenu e: Room 06/1083 The Nuffield Theatre\, Highfield Campus\, Southampton Unive rsity\n\nJoin Soton Marxists at 18:30 on Wednesday to discuss Fascism and A nti-Fascism. A lead-off will be followed\, as usual\, by an open floor disc ussion where anyone may contribute and then a summary of the discussion wil l be given. All welcome to attend\, whatever your political ideas or even i f you don't consider yourself political at all. We will head to the pub aft erwards for further\, less formal discussion.\n LAST-MODIFIED:20171016T134325Z LOCATION:Nuffield Southampton Theatres\, University Rd\, Southampton SO17 1 TR\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Soton Marxists: After Charlottesville - Fighting fascism and the fa r right TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171025T173000Z DTEND:20171025T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:4s92si28p4tmo5ogo3obvj6ifh@google.com CREATED:20171016T134047Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/709489562569612\nVenu e: Room 06/1083 The Nuffield Theatre\, Highfield Campus\, Southampton Unive rsity\n\nAlmost one and a half years on from the EU referendum there is sti ll no consensus over Brexit. No solution that the politicians have put forw ard seems able to unite the country in agreement. No solution under capital ism\, that is.\n\nJoin Soton Marxists at 18:30 on Wednesday to discuss the Brexit Fiasco and the Socialist Alternative. A lead-off by Josh Holroyd\, a member of the Executive Committee of Socialist Appeal\, will be followed\, as usual\, by an open floor discussion where anyone may contribute and the n a summary of the discussion will be given by Josh. All welcome to attend\ , whatever your political ideas or even if you don't consider yourself poli tical at all. We will head to the pub afterwards for further\, less formal discussion. LAST-MODIFIED:20171016T134047Z LOCATION:Nuffield Southampton Theatres\, University Rd\, Southampton SO17 1 TR\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Soton Marxists: The Brexit fiasco and the socialist alternative TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171018T170000Z DTEND:20171018T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:290t4o8bnjv1b68juc8i79kr7o@google.com CREATED:20171016T133833Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1962141404073713\nVen ue: Barbara Strang Teaching Centre\, G.36\n\nThe situation in Catalonia rem ains very volatile after an independence referendum on 1 October marred by police violence from the Spanish government and a general strike against po lice violence and in favour of independence on 3 October. Join the Newcastl e Marxist Society as we discuss the situation in Catalonia and what could h appen moving forward. LAST-MODIFIED:20171016T133833Z LOCATION:Newcastle University\, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Newcastle Marxists: The crisis in Catalonia TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171019T170000Z DTEND:20171019T183000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:1f354qg3b4vhkhoolrpmd7nvl5@google.com CREATED:20171016T133634Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/116697932383114\nVenu e: S0.09\n\n100 Years ago\, in a country covering the 6th of the worlds sur face the Working Class for the first time in history took power. This week we celebrate their achievements with films\, drinks debates and discussions on how the Working Class won. \n\nOur penultimate event sees a debate on w hether the Russian Revolution should be seen as a Tradegy or a Triumph\, wi th two great speakers on either side to shed light on the events of 1917 an d what happened after. \n\nOther Events in Revolution Week: \nMonday: How t he Workers took power? \nTuesday: Fim Showing\nWednesday: Drink Like a Bols hevik (POP+Circiling)\nThursday: The Russian Revolution Tragedy or Triumph (Debate) \nFriday to Sunday: Revolution! London Conference\n\nAll our event s are open to all and we encourage everyone to come LAST-MODIFIED:20171016T133634Z LOCATION:University of Warwick\, Coventry CV4 7AL\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Warwick Marxists: The Russian Revolution - triumph or tragedy? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171019T170000Z DTEND:20171019T183000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:22kc3r89cd6cj69v6a78j8hdfd@google.com CREATED:20171016T133354Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/524001317992626\nVenu e: Francis Bancroft Room G.13\, Mile End Campus\n\nTo celebrate Black Histo ry Month the QMUL Marxist Society will be discussing the Carribean Revoluti ons and the end of the Atlantic slave trade.\n\nKarl Marx wrote that Capita lism is born "dripping with blood from every pore"\, and the reality of thi s was made clear through the slave trade\, which inflicted untold suffering on millions of people\, but which played a pivotal role in the expansion o f the world market and the creation of modern Capitalism.\n\nSlavery was br ought to an end due to the revolutionary slave uprisings that were taking p lace in the Carribean and elsewhere\, and also due to the economically driv en shift to wage labour (effective slavery). Few tears were shed over the l oss of the unprofitable slave markets. Join the QMUL Marxists as we discuss this important period of human history.\n\nThe meeting will be held on Thu rsday 19th at 6pm in Francis Bancroft Room G.13. LAST-MODIFIED:20171016T133354Z LOCATION:Queen Mary University of London\, Mile End Rd\, London E1 4NS\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:QMUL Marxists: The Carribean revolutions and the end of the slave t rade TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171017T180000Z DTEND:20171017T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:1j2ch6mi90bbm56rhcetglrsnd@google.com CREATED:20171016T133126Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1366232050173045\nVen ue: Okinaga Room\, Wadham College\n\nThe last two years have seen an unprec edented amount of turmoil in British politics. With Jeremy Corbyn at its he ad\, the right-wing Blairites\, and the British capitalists have seemingly lost control of the Labour Party. Following a confident closing speech at t his year's Labour Party conference\, it is clear to all that Jeremy Corbyn is set to be the next Prime Minister. In contrast\, May's Government is in a complete shambles\, with her leadership ever more openly questioned as th e Tory party and the Cabinet itself descend into an internal conflict over the Brexit strategy and negotiations. The capitalist class\, in turn\, is n ow looking at how they can control Corbyn and soften the programme of a Lef t Labour government.\n\nThere’s never been a better time to be a revolution ary in Britain. So come along to our meeting as we discuss the revolutionar y implications of the recent political events in Britain\, and whether it i s possible to see a Socialist revolution here. We will also discuss how we can get involved and organise the Labour party\, the trade unions\, and the student movement. \n\nAll welcome!!! As usual\, there'll be time for discu ssion in the meeting and we'll make our way to the King's Arms pub afterwar ds! LAST-MODIFIED:20171016T133233Z LOCATION:Wadham College\, Parks Rd\, Oxford OX1 3PN\, UK SEQUENCE:2 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Oxford Marxists: Will there be a revolution in Britain? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171018T180000Z DTEND:20171018T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:6k85k2150n7777erdrk5ms3bro@google.com CREATED:20171016T133003Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1159450617521409\n\nF or hundreds of years different left wing groups have come to the forefront during revolution. To understand the successes and failures of these groups \, we must look at both their theory and organisation. Marxism\, or scienti fic socialism\, and Anarchism are two very different ideologies. This meeti ng will discuss the differences and similarities of the two ideologies. Com e along to Wednesday to discuss these ideas with us. LAST-MODIFIED:20171016T133003Z LOCATION:The Lass O' Gowrie\, 36 Charles St\, Manchester M1 7DB\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Manchester Marxists: Marxism and Anarchism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171012T173000Z DTEND:20171012T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:63c86quil1nn5h7g0u4tdibrnj@google.com CREATED:20171009T163422Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1993437870893508\nVen ue: KCL Strand Campus\, S-3.18 (Third Floor Basement)\n\nJoin KCL Marxists as we celebrate Black History Month with our event on Black Struggle. The r oots of Black oppression can be traced to the formative period of capitalis m and slavery\, and today barely a day goes by without news of another deat h to the hands of police brutality. The Black Liberation movement has taken many forms from the initial slave uprisings to Black Lives Matter today. J oin us to discuss how racism has become entrenched in society\, and what st eps must be taken to overcome this.\n LAST-MODIFIED:20171009T163422Z LOCATION:King's College London\, Strand\, London WC2R 2LS\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:KCL Marxists: The struggle for black liberation TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171011T173000Z DTEND:20171011T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:0p3gjqjrm9l705t0jbk6j24vdr@google.com CREATED:20171009T092927Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/271087170069502\nVenu e: Room 06/1083 The Nuffield Theatre\, Highfield Campus\, Southampton Unive rsity\n\n"For forty-three years of my conscious life I have remained a revo lutionist\; for forty-two of them I have fought under the banner of Marxism . If I had to begin all over again I would of course try and avoid this or that mistake\, but the main course of my life would remain unchanged. I sha ll die a proletarian revolutionist\, a Marxist\, a dialectical materialist\ , and\, consequently\, an irreconcilable atheist. My faith in the communist future of mankind is not less ardent\, indeed it is firmer today\, than it was in the days of my youth."\n\n- The Testament of Leon Trotsky\, Mexico\ , February 27th 1940\n\nAlongside Lenin\, Trotsky was a Bolshevik leader wh o was instrumental in building\, instigating and defending the Russian Revo lution of 1917. What can be learned from his life that can be put into prac tice in transforming today's society?\n\nJoin Soton Marxists this Wednesday to discuss the Life and Ideas of Leon Trotsky. A lead-off will be followed \, as usual\, by an open floor discussion where anyone may contribute and t hen a summary of the discussion. All welcome to attend\, whatever your poli tical ideas or even if you don't consider yourself political at all. We wil l head to the pub afterwards for further\, less formal discussion. LAST-MODIFIED:20171009T092927Z LOCATION:Nuffield Southampton Theatres\, University Rd\, Southampton SO17 1 TR\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Soton Marxists: The life and ideas of Leon Trotsky TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171010T180000Z DTEND:20171010T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:5nas4j9njieldms7ha3cok0up6@google.com CREATED:20171009T092807Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1492460614186040/\nVe nue: Okinaga Room\, Wadham College\n\nEverywhere we look\, we see a world w racked and ravaged by capitalism and crisis\, from endless wars to endless austerity. How do we make sense of this seeming chaos and turbulence?\n\nIn order to explain the events that are unfolding\, more and more people are turning towards the ideas of a man who died over 130 years ago\, and are sa ying: Marx was right!\n\nJoin the Oxford Marxists for our first meeting of the term\, as we discuss the revolutionary ideas of Marxism and why they ar e more relevant today than ever. LAST-MODIFIED:20171009T092807Z LOCATION:Wadham College\, Parks Rd\, Oxford OX1 3PN\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Oxford Marxists: Marx was right! - Why we need a revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171010T170000Z DTEND:20171010T183000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:5f9isv7mfiks4ttjbmoo70mtm9@google.com CREATED:20171009T092500Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1888526437829192\nVen ue: Fulton 212 - Sussex University\n\nIn recent weeks\, the decades-old que stion of Catalan independence has reached new levels of significance. The b rutal repression carried out by the Spanish state to block the October 1st referendum has dominated headlines worldwide in the last week\, and has unl eashed a wave of unrest in the form of spontaneous mass protests and a gene ral strike.\n\nAt this week's Marxist Society meeting\, guest speaker Jorge Martin\, who has covered the situation at length\, will outline the pressi ng tasks of the Catalan masses as the cause of national self-determination takes on an ever more revolutionary character.\n\nRead Jorge's most recent articles on the subject here: https://www.marxist.com/spain/ LAST-MODIFIED:20171009T092500Z LOCATION:Fulton House\, Sketty\, Swansea SA2\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sussex Marxists: The struggle in Catalonia TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171011T170000Z DTEND:20171011T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:41lqc373je3rp11mtgqusn1fkb@google.com CREATED:20171009T092354Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/460978790967862\nVenu e: BTSC G.36\, Newcastle University\n\nThis week\, we will be discussing au tomation and its implications for labour under capitalism vs. under sociali sm. \n\n“Like every other instrument for increasing the productivity of lab our\, machinery is intended to cheapen commodities and\, by shortening the part of the working day in which the worker works for himself\, to lengthen the other part\, the part he gives to the capitalist for nothing. The mach ine is a means for producing surplus-value.”-Karl Marx\, Capital\n\nhttp:// www.socialist.net/capitalism-and-automation-when-will-the-future-arrive.htm \n\nThis week\, the meeting will take place in the Barbara Strang Teaching Centre in room G.36. This is located on the Newcastle University main campu s accross from the RVI. LAST-MODIFIED:20171009T092354Z LOCATION:Newcastle University\, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Newcastle Marxists: Labour and Automation TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171010T180000Z DTEND:20171010T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:012i93ba494hv9m0urmenn7401@google.com CREATED:20171009T092233Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/153640195227559\nVenu e: Boyd Orr Building\, Room 711\n\nBourgeois economists and commenters have increasingly warned of the threat that automation poses to capitalist soci ety\, potentially making millions of human workers redundant with no hope o f finding a sustainable living. Are we destined for an automated capitalist dystopia or can we use technology to benefit humanity?\n LAST-MODIFIED:20171009T092233Z LOCATION:Boyd Orr Building\, Glasgow G12 8QR\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: Automation\, Capitalism\, and Socialism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171010T180000Z DTEND:20171010T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:0sd57tf71vt8no7abe62dul89d@google.com CREATED:20171009T092050Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1245629052249216\nVen ue: Seminar Room 4\, Fulton House\, Singleton Campus\n\nIn the recent perio d we've seen a huge politicisation of the working class and young people in response to the global Capitalist crisis. The political landscape has been turned upside down - with people starting to look for answers\, we've seen shock votes for Brexit and millions getting behind the new Labour leader\, Jeremy Corbyn. What does all this mean? What is the role of Marxists in th ese events?\n\nOur next meeting will be on the question of the possibility of a Socialist Revolution in Britain\, where Adam will be leading off the d iscussion. Traditionally\, we'll have a Marxist bookshop with Marxist books \, pamphlets and papers and after the meeting we'll head to the JCs student bar to continue our discussion informally.\n\nHope to see you there!\n\n"T here is nothing more powerful than the ideas of which time has come" - V.I. Lenin LAST-MODIFIED:20171009T092050Z LOCATION:Fulton House\, Sketty\, Swansea SA2\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Swansea Marxists: Corbyn and Brexit - Will there be a revolution in Britain? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171012T170000Z DTEND:20171012T183000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:78cl9abtan8ij0sgcvt4lj2lkj@google.com CREATED:20171009T091830Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/111616342842454\nVenu e: S0.09\n\nDue to popular demand our event this week has changed\, and wil l now be examining the events currently going on in Catalonia. LAST-MODIFIED:20171009T091830Z LOCATION: SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Warwick Marxists: Catalonia and the class struggle TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171016T170000Z DTEND:20171016T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:0s60733sd2dovb8tghqjem4582@google.com CREATED:20171009T091716Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/122563215126592\n\nhi s month marks 100 years since the Russian Revolution. This week\, we'll be discussing women's role in the Revolution and the progression in women's ri ghts and equality which followed. We'll discuss where women's oppression co mes from and how we can end it once and for all.\n\nThere will be a talk fo llowed by a discussion. Please come along to learn about and discuss histor y and ideas and help us figure out how we can change to world! LAST-MODIFIED:20171009T091716Z LOCATION:The Forest Cafe\, 141 Lauriston Pl\, Edinburgh EH3 9JN\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Edinburgh Revolution: Women in the Russian Revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171012T170000Z DTEND:20171012T183000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:73ful5c4h1s9fc9vok5nbfmclg@google.com CREATED:20171009T075959Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/175760386333075\nVenu e: Francis Bancroft Room G.13 (ground floor)\, Mile End Campus\n\n50 years since the death of the great Cuban revolutionary figure Che Guevara\, the Q MUL Marxist Society will discuss his life\, influence\, and his political i deas.\n\nChe was a figure adored by revolutionaries across the world\, and also detested by the right-wing. Even now the bourgeois media and apologist s for capitalist will not cease their slanders and lies about Che and the C uban Revolution. \n\nThe discussion will also touch upon the tragectory of the Cuban revolution after Che's death\, and where it is currently heading. \n\nThursday 12th October\, Francis Bancroft Room G.13 (ground floor)\, Mil e End Campus. LAST-MODIFIED:20171009T075959Z LOCATION:Queen Mary University of London\, Mile End Rd\, London E1 4NS\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:QMUL Marxists: The life and ideas of Che Guevara TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171011T180000Z DTEND:20171011T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:2k9iipo6qkcnq5g291e4l4m2fn@google.com CREATED:20171009T075744Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/290049948177786\n\nTh e black liberation movement is a massively important struggle which we must understand thoroughly. It is currently Black History Month\, so this is th e perfect time to take the opportunity to learn. Come along to Manchester M arxists' meetings on Black History: Racism\, Colonialism\, and Liberation. See you there!\n LAST-MODIFIED:20171009T075744Z LOCATION:The Lass O' Gowrie\, 36 Charles St\, Manchester M1 7DB\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Manchester Marxists: Black History - racism\, colonialism\, and lib eration TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171012T170000Z DTEND:20171012T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:6ca91tos5c9v6qsbu9c6233ufg@google.com CREATED:20171009T075636Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/535504516789652\nVenu e: UEA\, Congregation Hall\, Room 0.09\n\nThis year marks 100 years since t he Russian Revolution: the first time in history that the masses of workers organized\, took power into their own hands\, and attempted to transform s ociety in the interests of the majority. Led by the Bolshevik Party\, the O ctober Revolution of 1917 represented a colossal achievement for the workin g class. \n\nJoin the UEA Socialist Society as we discuss the lessons from the October Revolution\, and the relevance of these ideas in understanding how we can fight for radical change today.\n\nAny and all are welcome - fee l free to join in with the disucssion\, or just sit and listen in. After th e meeting\, we will head to the Student Bar on campus for drinks. \n\nLocat ion: Congregation Hall\, Room 0.09. LAST-MODIFIED:20171009T075636Z LOCATION:Congregation Hall\, Norwich NR4\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Norwich Marxists: The October Revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171010T180000Z DTEND:20171010T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:2m8otr48hs19dmi0vmjd3vhj1m@google.com CREATED:20171005T143119Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/252696211919647\n\nTh is meeting is hosted by Liverpool Marxist Society.\n\nWhat we are witnessin g in Venezuela is an attempt by the reactionary opposition and imperialism to remove the Bolivarian government. For nearly several months the Venezuel an opposition has organised a campaign of protests which have turned violen t and involved attacks on public transport\, educational buildings\, a mate rnity hospital\, etc. Over 40 people have been killed\, a number of them as a result of gun fire from opposition protests.\n\nSarah Taylor\, from Manc hester Marxist Society\, will be giving an update on the situation in Venez uela at this critical juncture for the Bolivarian revolution. We will be lo oking at the questions of how Venezuela has arrived at this stage and what is needed in order to take the fight for socialism forward.\n\nEveryone is welcome to come along so get yourselves down\, share the event widely and f eel free to invite anyone who you feel might like to get involved. LAST-MODIFIED:20171005T143119Z LOCATION:Liverpool Guild of Students\, 160 Mount Pleasant\, Liverpool L3 5T R\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Liverpool Marxists: Venezuela - what is really happening? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171011T180000Z DTEND:20171011T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:4iohnmbltpan7qshtgks07mqo8@google.com CREATED:20171005T142514Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/511615989187645\n\nTh e last two years have seen an unprecidented amount of turmoil in British po litics. With Jeremy Corbyn at its head\, the right-wing Blairites\, and the british capitalists have seemingly lost control of the Labour Party. Follo wing a confident closing speech at this year's Labour Party conference\, it is clear to all that Jeremy Corbyn is set to be the next Prime Minister. T he capitalist class\, in turn\, is now looking at how they can control him and soften the programme of a Left Labour government.\n\nThere’s never been a better time to be a revolutionary in Britain. So do join along our meeti ng as we discuss the revolutionary implications of the recent political eve nts in Britain\, and whether it is possible to see a Socialist revolution h ere. We will also discuss how we can get involved and organise the Labour p arty\, the trade unions\, and the student movement. \n\nAll welcome!! As us ual\, we will make our way to the IoE pub afterwards! LAST-MODIFIED:20171005T142514Z LOCATION:University College London\, Gower St\, Kings Cross\, London WC1E 6 BT\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UCLU Marxists: Will there be a revolution in Britain? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171004T180000Z DTEND:20171004T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:3h75pso19rusas49kieb8umkh8@google.com CREATED:20171002T115326Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1707010076106707\n\nE verywhere we look\, we see a world wracked and ravaged by capitalism and cr isis\, from endless wars to endless austerity. How do we make sense of this seeming chaos and turbulence?\n\nIn order to explain the events that are u nfolding\, more and more people are turning towards the ideas of a man who died over 130 years ago\, and are screaming: Marx was right! \n\nJoin us UC L Marxists in our first meeting of the year where we'll discuss "why Marx w as right". Marx's ideas and method are powerful tools with which we can und erstand\, criticize and ultimately defeat capitalism. His criticisms of lat e 19th century society have enormous relevance today!\n\nAfter the meeting\ , we will make our way to the pub! There\, we will share our suggestions an d ideas for the year to come. This is a great opportunity to meet fellow re volutionaries and lefties from London. \n\nEveryone is welcome to this meet ing and the pub\, student or not\, regardless of political views or affilia tion! \n\n-----Articles interesting to read before the meeting-----\n\nhttp s://www.socialist.net/marx-was-right.htm\n\n-----What is the UCL Marxist So ciety?---\n\nOur aim is to educate ourselves in Marxist theory\, campaign t o build the forces of Marxism\, and\, ultimately\, to struggle for socialis m. We host weekly discussion meetings\, lectures and debates on history\, p olitics\, economics and philosophy from a Marxist perspective\, as well as reading groups\, where we study classic works of Marxism\, and film screeni ngs.\n\nAs a student society\, we aim to intervene in the political life of the campus and of the wider student movement. We are officially affiliated to the Marxist Student Federation\, which unites and co-ordinates the Marx ist societies on a national level. If you seek learn more or join the MSF\, contact a representative of the UCL Marxists or visit the Federation websi te: http://marxiststudent.com/\n\nWe meet every week for discussion meeting s and lectures. Join the group or like the page to keep updated on the upco ming events.\nContact us: uclu-marxistsociety@ucl.ac.uk LAST-MODIFIED:20171005T142409Z LOCATION:University College London\, Gower St\, Kings Cross\, London WC1E 6 BT\, UK SEQUENCE:1 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UCLU Marxists: Why Marx was right TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171004T180000Z DTEND:20171004T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:5hibv0f8daeg52tt7gvrrtip7b@google.com CREATED:20171003T105136Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1482318558471155/\n\n As the crisis of capitalism deepens\, imperialist powers are evermore under pressure to appear strong on the world stage. Now more than ever\, Marxist analysis is needed to understand how the tension between powers has come t o be. This talk will highlight how a working class movement can prevent pro xy wars and the looming catastrophe of a global nuclear conflict.\n LAST-MODIFIED:20171003T105147Z LOCATION:The Lass O' Gowrie\, 36 Charles St\, Manchester M1 7DB\, UK SEQUENCE:1 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Manchester Marxists: Will there be a Third World War? TRANSP:TRANSPARENT END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171004T173000Z DTEND:20171004T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:1634ros48veab9fnebvo3e8fsj@google.com CREATED:20171003T105042Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/133038047322497\nVenu e: Room G51\n\nWelcome to SOAS Marxist Society's first meeting of the term! \nFrom Brexit to Trump - it is clear that there is a deep crisis in the sys tem we live in today\, and the theories of Marx\, Engels\, Lenin and Trotsk y have never been more relevant. In our event we explain how these events h ave come to be and what action must be taken to fight for a better world!\n \nAll are welcome :) LAST-MODIFIED:20171003T105042Z LOCATION:SOAS University of London\, Bloomsbury\, London WC1H 0XG\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:SOAS Marxists: Marx was right! TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171005T173000Z DTEND:20171005T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:321i57a5ai5205odpdhgdgrg63@google.com CREATED:20171002T160821Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/558188124525429\nVenu e: S-3.18 Strand Building\n\nCapitalism entered a new phase of crisis in 20 08\, one from which it has yet to recover\, destroying the lives of million s through eviction\, sackings and reduced income. \n\nThe subsequent bailou ts and austerity measures used to save the system precipitated economic and social turmoil\, with after effects as far-ranging as Brexit and the elect ion of Donald Trump.\n\nJoin the Marxist Society as we explain where this c risis has come from\, and why socialism is the only solution to the chaos t hat capitalism creates. LAST-MODIFIED:20171002T160821Z LOCATION:King's College London\, Strand\, London WC2R 2LS\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:KCL Marxists: Marxist economics and capitalist crisis TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171005T170000Z DTEND:20171005T183000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:13n9rk65t2c3gp7lq4s63rb1r6@google.com CREATED:20171002T115525Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/334432576997343\nVenu e: S0.09\n\nMarx wrote Capital 150 years ago\; the Communist Manifesto almo st 170 years ago\, yet many of his ideas seem more prominent than ever. The growth of inequality\, monopoloys\, economic crisis and political turmoil. \n\nMarx argued we needed a new society from Capitalism\, one where econom ic power lay in the democratic hands of the workers\, not the tyranny of th e bosses and the road to achieve this was a revolutionary one. \n\nWhat wer e Marx's ideas? Why should we be interested in them today? Is the fight for Socialism still on? What can we do about it? \n\nThis is the first event o f the Warwick Marxist Society and all are invited\, from Trot to Tory. You do not have to be a member of the society or agree with our ideas. \n\nTher e will be free food and we will be heading to the pub afterwards to continu e the discussion. \n\nLooking forward to a revolutionary year! LAST-MODIFIED:20171002T115525Z LOCATION:University of Warwick\, Coventry CV4 7AL\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Warwick Marxists: Why do we need Marx today? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171004T170000Z DTEND:20171004T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:6k6j240u1kudpg3bginfhbspdf@google.com CREATED:20171002T115152Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/365677127201992\nVenu e: Fulton 212\n\nThis week's Marxist Society meeting will be held on a Thur sday\, 5th October at 6pm in Fulton 212. We'll be joined by guest speaker F iona Lali of the SOAS Marxist Society\, who will be introducing this week's topic\, Black Struggle and Socialist Revolution.\n\nEvents in recent years have starkly revealed the extent to which racially based violence and ineq uality remains pervasive throughout the modern world. During our meeting Fi ona will be explaining the origins of black oppression within capitalist so ciety\, as well as detailing the numerous struggles against racism and expl oitation as a whole throughout history.\n\nThis event is open to everyone\, regardless of your views\, and you do not have to be a Sussex student to a ttend.\n\nAs always\, we’ll be heading to Falmer bar afterwards for drinks and more discussion!\n\nFind us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/group s/sussex.marxists/ LAST-MODIFIED:20171002T115152Z LOCATION:Fulton Building\,\, University of Sussex\, Falmer\, Brighton BN1 9 NZ\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sussex Marxists: Black struggle and socialist revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171003T180000Z DTEND:20171003T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:5q28b44c9gohmkvnc502gf2gnh@google.com CREATED:20170928T141040Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/175976126299446\nVenu e: Boyd Orr Building\, Room 711\n\nThe Spanish state has denied Catalonia i ts right to decide its own future by launching an unprecedented attack on p ro-independence activists and democratic rights. This has unleashed a mass movement that threatens to topple the Spanish state's authority in Cataloni a. We'll be discussing the situation in Catalonia\, how it has escalated an d why Marxists support the right of nations to self-determination\, up to a nd including independence. LAST-MODIFIED:20170928T141040Z LOCATION:Boyd Orr Building\, Glasgow\, Glasgow Metropolitan Area G12 8QR\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: Catalonia - Democracy\, Socialism and Self-Determ ination TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171003T180000Z DTEND:20171003T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:49aije9h01av9puttgp45sirn0@google.com CREATED:20170928T140833Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/5978749749111108\nVen ue: Seminar room 4\, Fulton House\n\nWe will be continuing our activities t his term with a discussion\, starting with a lead off by our guest speaker coming from London. Rob Sewell - a long term Marxist\, Labour movement vete ran and editor of the Socialist Appeal will be talking about the relevance of Marxism today.\n\nWhat is class struggle? What is the way out of this ca pitalist crisis? Why should the Marxist method be applied in the struggle f or socialism? These and many more questions you'll find the answer to at ou r meeting which will prove to be a fine introduction to the ideas of Marxis m. You will also be able to purchase Marxist books\, pamphlets and papers f rom our bookstore.\n\nTraditionally we will continue the discussion informa lly at the JCs student bar. We hope to see you there!\n\n"Without revolutio nary theory\, there can be no revolutionary practise." - V.I. Lenin LAST-MODIFIED:20170928T140833Z LOCATION:Fulton House\, Sketty\, Swansea SA2\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Swansea Marxists: Crisis and Capital - why Marx was right TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171002T170000Z DTEND:20171002T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:496q5plqqqk4vsf4ml3f2tu1s2@google.com CREATED:20170928T140702Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/173067979936002\nVenu e: KSW 2.02\n\nEverywhere we look\, we see a world wracked and ravaged by c apitalism and crisis\, from endless wars to endless austerity. How do we ma ke sense of this seeming chaos and turbulence?\n\nIn order to explain the e vents that are unfolding\, more and more people are turning towards the ide as of a man who died over 130 years ago\, and are saying: Marx was right!\n \nJoin the LSEsu Marxists for our first meeting of the term\, as we discuss the revolutionary ideas of Marxism and why they are more relevant today th en ever. LAST-MODIFIED:20170928T140703Z LOCATION:London School of Economics and Political Science\, Houghton St\, L ondon WC2A 2AE\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:LSE Marxists: Marx was right! TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170928T170000Z DTEND:20170928T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:5u4jsrdiceb425ltpam5hmkbr5@google.com CREATED:20170928T140614Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/366944270403864\nVenu e: Meeting room 3\, Octagon Centre\n\nJoin the Sheffield Marxist Society fo r our meeting on Reform or Revolution! Come and discuss if capitalism can b e reformed to a nicer\, cosier system or if this idea is a utopia and the o nly way forward is through socialist revolution.\n\nWe have Daniel Morely\, editor of In Defence of Marxism magazine\, speaking at this event. Make su re you can make it! LAST-MODIFIED:20170928T140614Z LOCATION:Octagon Centre\, Performance Venues\, The Octagon Centre\, Clarkso n Street\, Sheffield S10 2TQ\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxists: Reform or Revolution? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170928T170000Z DTEND:20170928T183000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:2ts3m88uul68n69he4794vj7a2@google.com CREATED:20170926T234401Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/154917945097817\nVenu e: Congregation Hall\, Room 0.09\n\nCome and join the UEA Socialist Society for our first meeting of Autumn Term 2017! We will be discussing the ideas of Marxism: what did Marx say\, what are the key component parts of Marxis t political and economic theory\, and how can these ideas apply to\, or be tested against\, the world today?\n\nAny and all are welcome - feel free to join the disucssion and debate\, or just sit and listen in. After the meet ing\, we will head to the Student Bar on campus for drinks. LAST-MODIFIED:20170926T234401Z LOCATION:University of East Anglia\, Norwich Research Park\, Norwich NR4 7T J\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Norwich Marxists: What is Marxism? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170927T170000Z DTEND:20170927T183000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:3d0hl5gbo1kq3f421g6brdhb0s@google.com CREATED:20170925T160934Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/263052090882480\n\nTh is week's Marxist Society meeting will be held on Wednesday 27th September at 6pm in Fulton 212 (not Fulton 113 as previously advertised). We'll be jo ined by guest speaker Ben Gliniecki of Socialist Appeal and the Marxist Stu dent Federation\, who will be introducing this week's topic\, Crisis and Re volution in Britain. \n\nWith one of the most significant Labour Party Conf erences in decades taking place in Brighton this week\, now is a perfect ti me to reflect on the unexpected success of Jeremy Corbyn's recent General E lection performance and the ongoing crisis in the Tory Party\, and to discu ss how a bold socialist program could win the support of millions in the ne ar future. \n\nThis event is open to everyone\, regardless of your views\, and you do not have to be a Sussex student to attend. \n\nAs always\, we’ll be heading to Falmer bar afterwards for drinks and more discussion! LAST-MODIFIED:20170925T160934Z LOCATION:Fulton Building\,\, University of Sussex\, Falmer\, Brighton BN1 9 NZ\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sussex Marxists: Crisis and Revolution in Britain TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170927T173000Z DTEND:20170927T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:77u2gdvkjokot3j7a97e391pnv@google.com CREATED:20170925T154638Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/119281932071319\nVenu e: Nuffield Theatre Room 1083\n\nSoton Marxist's first meeting of the new u niversity year about Marx and his ideas! If you too are concerned about the world's political crisis\, cuts to public services and rising inequality a nd want to change the world for the better or if you are simply interested in what Marxism is then we welcome you to come along.\n\nMarxist Society pr esent an analysis of Marx and his ideas by a representative of Socialist Ap peal's editorial board - James Kilby. This will be followed\, as usual\, by an open floor discussion where anyone may contribute and then summary. All welcome\, whatever your political ideas or even if you don't consider your self political at all. LAST-MODIFIED:20170925T154638Z LOCATION:NST\, Nuffield Southampton Theatres\, University Rd\, Southampton SO17 1TR\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Soton Marxists: Marx was right! TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170926T170000Z DTEND:20170926T183000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:7v620gjf0efiltavoc7r8il8fg@google.com CREATED:20170925T154416Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/920192394786647\n\nTh is meeting is hosted by Liverpool Marxist Society.\n\nCapitalism is in a pe riod of deep malaise on a world scale. As Marx foresaw\, the once progressi ve pursuit of profit now holds society back. The economy stumbles from one disaster to another\, bringing war and revolution in its wake.\n\nIn such t urbulent times as these the ideas of Karl Marx have been revived with many looking for answers to the current world crisis. This discussion will give an introduction to the ideas of Marxism and their relevance in a society mo re divided than ever before.\n\nOur second meeting of the academic year wil l have Rob Sewell\, editor of Socialist Appeal (www.socialist.net)\, speaki ng and he will introduce a discussion on this subject and the urgent necess ity of a radical break with capitalism.\n\nEveryone is welcome to come alon g so get yourselves down\, share the event widely and feel free to invite a nyone who you feel may like to get involved. LAST-MODIFIED:20170925T154416Z LOCATION:Liverpool Guild of Students\, 160 Mount Pleasant\, Liverpool L3 5T R\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Liverpool Marxists: What is Marxism? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171005T170000Z DTEND:20171005T183000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:6s1pbulsqedoe2bq036najfeqd@google.com CREATED:20170925T154249Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/304417223299597\n\nTh e International Marxist Tendency declares its full support for the right of self-determination of the Catalan people and the October 1 referendum. A v ote YES is a vote against the 1978 regime. Our slogan is that of a Catalan Socialist Republic which should serve as a spark for revolutionary change a cross the Iberian Peninsula.\n\nCome to our Marixst disucss to discuss wher e next! LAST-MODIFIED:20170925T154249Z LOCATION:The Forest Cafe\, 141 Lauriston Pl\, Edinburgh EH3 9JN\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Edinburgh Revolution: Catalonia - Socialism and the National Questi on TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170927T180000Z DTEND:20170927T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:6sc77jhucumn7lqu4d5g1ub6pv@google.com CREATED:20170925T154058Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/495053120873466/\n\nT he recent election in Britain saw a surge in Labour's poll numbers. However \, with the Conservative's still in power\, the question of Britain's polit ical direction is still up in the air. In this meeting\, Rob Sewell will op en a discussion about the situation in Britain and where we're going.\n LAST-MODIFIED:20170925T154058Z LOCATION:The Lass O' Gowrie\, 36 Charles St\, Manchester M1 7DB\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Manchester Marxists: Will there be a revolution in Britain? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171004T170000Z DTEND:20171004T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:6gu7dn5mgcmssusq3i3nq192b9@google.com CREATED:20170922T090100Z DESCRIPTION:Venue: BSTC G.36\, Newcastle University\, NE1 8QB\nFacebook: ht tps://www.facebook.com/events/346233535790243\n\nThis meeting is hosted by Newcastle Marxist Society.\n\nCapitalism is in a period of deep malaise on a world scale. As Marx foresaw\, the once progressive pursuit of profit now holds society back. The economy stumbles from one disaster to another\, br inging war and revolution in its wake.\n\nIn our first meeting of the acade mic year\, join Newcastle Marxist Society to discuss the subject and the ur gent necessity of a radical break with capitalism. After the discussion\, w e will be heading down to the pub for a pint.\n\nEveryone is welcome to com e along and take part so get yourselves down\, share the event widely and f eel free to invite along anyone who you feel might like to get involved. LAST-MODIFIED:20170922T090100Z LOCATION:Newcastle University\, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Newcastle Marxists: What is Marxism? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170928T173000Z DTEND:20170928T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:7jlr0fs3l0fg1r51l78g5eo4t8@google.com CREATED:20170922T085916Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/209149726289174/\nVen ue: KCL S-3.18 (third floor basement\, Strand Campus)\n\nCome along to the first official meeting of the KCL Marxist Society\, in which we will introd uce the basics of Marxist thought\, explain the relevance of these ideas to day\, debunk common myths about Marxism\, and explain why you should join u s in the fight for socialism! After the introduction and Q&A we will contin ue the discussion in the Philosophy Bar in the Norfolk Building.\n\nWe are also very happy to welcome worker-comrades from the International Workers U nion of Great Britain (IWGB)\, who before the main talk will explain why pr ecarious university workers are demonstrating for better pay and working co nditions. Here are some videos about the IWGB's current dispute with the Un iversity of London:\n\nhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05iGicrd2gg&t=1s\n\n https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTrpWxon0xk\n\nAll are welcome - there's so sign-up fee. We're looking forward to meeting you! LAST-MODIFIED:20170922T085916Z LOCATION:King's College London\, Strand\, London WC2R 2LS\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:KCL Marxists: What is Marxism? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170927T170000Z DTEND:20170927T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:18p6bv7h7lkp0jmplmftfiokc4@google.com CREATED:20170922T085637Z DESCRIPTION:Venue: LUU\, Room 1 LAST-MODIFIED:20170922T085637Z LOCATION:Leeds University Union\, 2 Lifton Pl\, Leeds LS2 9JS\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Leeds Marxists: Who were the Bolsheviks? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170919T170000Z DTEND:20170919T183000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:0r2tvd2smbtp75us9g6mjrek7j@google.com CREATED:20170919T134851Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/events/1518796701546495\nVe nue - Room 5\, Leeds University Union\n\nWith the Labour Party now led by a socialist with a platform of substantial reforms\, and issues such as Brex it tying pro-capitalist politicians and commentators in knots\, we ask: wil l there be a revolution in Britain? Join us to kick off a year of political discussion and campaigning.\n LAST-MODIFIED:20170919T134851Z LOCATION:Leeds University Union\, 2 Lifton Pl\, Leeds LS2 9JS\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Leeds Marxists: Corbyn and the Fight for Socialism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170920T170000Z DTEND:20170920T183000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:56e45t15sp17jv6sai5p54t4tp@google.com CREATED:20170919T134543Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/events/162256131022021\nVen ue - meet outside HUMMS building\, entrance 2\n\nThe capitalist system is i n crisis. The economy is stagnant. Living standards are under attack. The p olitical establishment is being torn apart. The Middle East is in flames. A nd the environment is being destroyed.\n\nBut the 99% are beginning to figh t back\, as seen with the mass movements behind Corbyn in Britain\, Sanders in the USA\, and Melenchon in France.\n\nOver 160 years ago\, in the pages of the Communist Manifesto\, Karl Marx predicted such events\, explaining why capitalism goes into crisis\, and - most importantly - the need for a r evolutionary socialist alternative.\n\nJoin the Reading Marxists for our fi rst event of the year\, as we discuss Marx's ideas and their relevance toda y.\n\n(Meet outside HUMMS building\, entrance 2. Any latecomers can call 07 803007758 to find out which room we're in.) LAST-MODIFIED:20170919T134543Z LOCATION:Humss Building\, Earley\, Reading RG6 6BL\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Reading Marxists: What is Marxism? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20171007T120000Z DTEND:20171007T160000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:6enr42vdm0050ojnp149mfiqmm@google.com CREATED:20170913T150030Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/events/272779806544638\n\nR ob Sewell\, editor of Socialist Appeal\, will be giving a tour of the place s in central London where Marx lived\, politicised\, and drank.\n\nKarl Mar x spent several years living and working in London. The First International \, Marx’s revolutionary organisation\, had its HQ in Soho. It’s where he wr ote Capital and delievered speeches developing and defending his ideas.\n\n Marxist students from all over London are going on a Marxist tour of London on Saturday 7 October\, meeting at 1pm at the British Museum. There's load s to see and find out about\, including a halfway rest-stop in one of the p ubs where Marx himself spoke and drank.\n LAST-MODIFIED:20170918T105615Z LOCATION:The British Museum\, Great Russell St\, Bloomsbury\, London WC1B 3 DG\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Marx walk in London TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170926T180000Z DTEND:20170926T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:2unndl5isto64ogl2ogt50ttti@google.com CREATED:20170918T101559Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/510582479293156/\n\nR oom - University of Glasgow\, Boyd Orr Room 711\n\nThe rise of far-right gr oups in the USA and Europe has caused alarm among all those who fear a re-e mergence of the ideology of war\, genocide and hate: fascism.\n\nThe threat of Fascism is too important to be left to simple moral panic\, however. We must have a sober analysis of what Fascism is\, how it relates to far-righ t groups\, its class basis and how it can be fought.\n\n LAST-MODIFIED:20170918T101559Z LOCATION:Boyd Orr Building\, Glasgow\, Glasgow Metropolitan Area G12 8QR\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: Fascism and the Far-Right TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170919T180000Z DTEND:20170919T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:7e552fdqb0he04cmc4ptu6ihe1@google.com CREATED:20170918T101452Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/133059983990949\n\nRo om - University of Glasgow\, Boyd Orr Room 711\n\nFor our first regular Tue sday meeting of the term\, we'll be getting a general overview of what the ideas and conculsions of Marxism are. A perfect chance to ask any questions you might have! LAST-MODIFIED:20170918T101452Z LOCATION:Boyd Orr Building\, Glasgow\, Glasgow Metropolitan Area G12 8QR\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: What is Marxism? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170921T170000Z DTEND:20170921T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:702c47smc2bbvf665lv2dc6oa5@google.com CREATED:20170918T101337Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1762780430428657\n\nT he events in Charlottesville\, USA have re-awoken the world to the danger o f fascism. Many debates have opened up on how to defeat this scourge. In or der to defeat it an understanding of what it is and how it arises is needed . Come along to hear the Marxist approach to fighting fascism. Discussion w ill be lead off by Ross Walker\n LAST-MODIFIED:20170918T101337Z LOCATION:The Forest Cafe\, 141 Lauriston Pl\, Edinburgh EH3 9JN\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Edinburgh Revolution: How to fight fascism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170920T180000Z DTEND:20170920T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:4qfkcgor74muii8abj0boakjdf@google.com CREATED:20170918T101007Z DESCRIPTION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1914911225442339\n\nI n the current climate\, the ideas of Marxism are becoming ever more pertine nt. The working classes are continually being pushed down by the capitalist system. Marxism is the only way to end the worldwide struggle. To achieve revolution\, we must understand what the ideas of Marx\, and his successors \, truly were. Join Manchester Marxists in this discussion on what Marxism is\, and isn't.\n LAST-MODIFIED:20170918T101007Z LOCATION:The Lass O' Gowrie\, 36 Charles St\, Manchester M1 7DB\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Manchester Marxists: What is Marxism? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170920T170000Z DTEND:20170920T183000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:6sbie5ss7mepd1qtpsfqtdneuk@google.com CREATED:20170918T100902Z DESCRIPTION:Room\, Fulton 113\n\nFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/ 117353338975972\n\nWith Freshers Week just around the corner\, we’re very e xcited to welcome you all back to the Marxist Society this term!\n\nWe’ll b e holding a stall at the Freshers Fair on Wednesday 20th September form 11a m to 4pm. Come and find us along the path between Falmer House and Library Square to chat about our plans for this term\, grab a leaflet and look thro ugh our collection of Marxist literature!\n\nWe’ll be holding our first mee ting of the term later that evening at 6pm in Fulton 113\, where we’ll be d iscussing Why Marx Was Right. We’ll be joined by Rob Sewell\, editor of Soc ialist Appeal newspaper\, who will be explaining why\, 150 years after the publication of Capital\, the ideas of Karl Marx are more relevant today tha n ever before.\n\nAs always\, we’ll be heading to Falmer bar afterwards for drinks and further discussion.\n\nAll views welcome! LAST-MODIFIED:20170918T100902Z LOCATION:Fulton Building\,\, University of Sussex\, Falmer\, Brighton BN1 9 NZ\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sussex Marxists: Why Marx was right TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170916T083000Z DTEND:20170916T163000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:46ece2ji9br6m73jt7ago9jegc@google.com CREATED:20170913T145610Z DESCRIPTION:September 2017 marks the 150th anniversary since the first publ ication of "Das Kapital" - Karl Marx's masterpiece of political economy.\n\ nWith this magnum opus\, Marx revolutionised our understanding of the capit alist system\, uncovering and explaining its inner processes and inherent c ontradictions.\n\nFollowing the financial crash of 2008\, and with capitali sm today stuck in a seemingly permanent economic crisis\, Marx's Capital is even more relevant now than at the time it was written.\n\nTo celebrate th e 150th anniversary of Capital\, and to help guide readers through its page s\, Socialist Appeal and the Marxist Student Federation are hosting Capital in a Day\, with six sessions - involving talks and discussions - covering the revolutionary ideas contained within Marx's Capital (Volume One) and th eir relevance in understanding today's world of crisis-ridden capitalism.\n \nVenue: Student Central (formerly ULU)\, Room 3E\nMalet Street\, London\n\ nTickets: £5 unwaged/student\; £10 waged\; £20 solidarity\nhttps://www.even tbrite.co.uk/e/marxs-capital-in-a-day-150th-anniversary-tickets-33616304271 LAST-MODIFIED:20170913T145610Z LOCATION:Student Central\, Malet St\, Bloomsbury\, London WC1E 7HY\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Marx's "Capital" in a day TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170323T183000Z DTEND:20170323T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:tgubj7iu7ruh7fu8e43mctue0c@google.com CREATED:20170322T140716Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/590266504477345/\n\nk3.11\n\nTo ry austerity cuts have plunged the NHS into a "humanitarian crisis\," in wh ich hospital beds are occupied\, and seriously ill patients are forced to o ccupy floor space in hospital floors. On top of that\, more and more hospit als are being shuttered\, Richard Branson is wrapping his slimy tendrils ar ound more and more of our health service\, and doctors and allied health wo rkers are forced to swallow pay cuts and unsafe\, unsociable hours.\n\nJoin us as a Marxist Student comrade and student nurse explains the catastrophe afflicting the NHS - and why only socialism can save it. LAST-MODIFIED:20170322T140716Z LOCATION:King's College London\, Strand\, London WC2R 2LS\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:KCL Marxists: A socialist solution to the NHS crisis TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170323T183000Z DTEND:20170323T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:up9vkggt3fkhj0na5udo2skb4c@google.com CREATED:20170321T114618Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1439094132821743\n\n2016 was th e most unstable year since the end of the Second World War. Rising disconte nt is reflecting itself in different ways. In particular\, with Brexit and the election of Donald Trump\, we learned to expect the unexpected. 2017 - the centenary of the Russian Revolution - is set to be even more turbulent. \n\nThe spectre of inequality continues to loom across Europe. A new report by the Resolution Foundation notes that conditions in Britain are returnin g to those last seen under Thatcher. With wage freezes and austerity measur es continuing to burden the poor and working classes\, the gap between top and bottom is ever increasing. Hospitals and care homes are being closed. T he health service is at breaking point. Homelessness is at a new high. The next French presidential election\, taking place in the next few months\, i s set to be the most unpredictable in generations. In Spain\, the resoundin g victory for Pablo Iglesias and his list of candidates at the recent Podem os congress marks an important development for millions of workers and yout h. Capitalism isn't working. The only way forward is on the basis of a soci alist alternative. \n\nWith the migrant crisis\, the growing oppression (ri sing sexism\, racism\, xenophobia\, islamophobia) and the recent Dutsh gene ral elections and French elections coming up in May\, we UCLU Marxists are giving a talk (followed by a discussion) on the EU crisis.\n\nALL WELCOME! LAST-MODIFIED:20170321T114618Z LOCATION:University College London\, Gower St\, Bloomsbury\, London WC1E 6B T\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UCLU Marxists: Europe in crisis - what lies ahead? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170322T180000Z DTEND:20170322T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:v7mrhb88mvabjsfomfrsbps1oc@google.com CREATED:20170321T103523Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/413150772367364\n\nFulton 114 - Sussex University\n\nThis week’s Marxist Society meeting will take place a s usual on Wednesday 22nd March in Fulton 114 from 6pm to 8pm. We’ll be joi ned by Josh Holroyd\, who’ll be leading off on the topic of Fascism: What i t is and How to Fight it.\n\nIn recent years\, the rise of far-right demago gues such as Trump and Le Pen has led some to claim that fascism is on the rise across the world. What is the true nature and role of fascism? How doe s the upsurge in reactionary politics in recent years compare to the fascis t movements of the 1920s and 1930s? How should the left be combatting racis m\, bigotry and xenophobia?\n\nAs usual\, we’ll be heading to Falmer bar af ter the meeting for drinks and further discussion.\n\nAll views welcome! LAST-MODIFIED:20170321T103523Z LOCATION:Fulton Building\,\, University of Sussex\, Falmer\, Brighton BN1\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sussex Marxists: Fascism - what it is and how to fight it TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170323T180000Z DTEND:20170323T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:9sj8e694f3116re6e8j5jfitgc@google.com CREATED:20170320T153107Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1872562286335157/\n\nThere is u ndoubtedly an urgent need for action to tackle climate change\, and the des truction of the natural environment that humans are causing. If we don't ad dress these issues soon\, it will be too late. But how can we best tackle t his problem? \n\nJoin UEA Socialist Society for a discussion on the environ mental crisis and climate change\, and the role that socialism would play i n answering this most pressing issue of our time. \n\nAny and all are welco me!\n\nLocation: Congregation Hall\, Room 01.11 LAST-MODIFIED:20170320T153107Z LOCATION:Congregation Hall\, University Dr\, Norwich NR4 7TR\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UEA Marxists: Capitalism and the Environment TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170321T190000Z DTEND:20170321T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:232cuamgb2ga26ho90ifc934ls@google.com CREATED:20170317T103040Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1274759035910559/\n\nThe recent scandals in the devolved Northern Ireland Assembly threaten to break out i nto a constitutional crisis for the sectarian power-sharing system. In the wake of Nicola Sturgeon's independence referendum announcement\, Sinn Féin have called for a vote on uniting Ireland\, north and south. \n\nThe histor y of the struggle for Irish independence from the British empire contains m any important lessons on anti-Imperialism and what Marxists call "The Natio nal Question": whether or not we should support national independence movem ents. Particularly relevant in Scotland today! LAST-MODIFIED:20170317T103040Z LOCATION:Boyd Orr Building\, Glasgow G12 8QR\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: Ireland - Republic and Revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170320T180000Z DTEND:20170320T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:71knm59rvn3u1omded024eec0s@google.com CREATED:20170317T102933Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/383894405323541/\n\nOne short p ress conference has created a huge ripple and no wonder! Sturgeon’s announc ed plan for independence in the next twelve months has created excitement i n all those who campaigned and voted for independence in 2014 and will like ly engage many more as events unfold. At the same time it has provoked fear and contempt from the British Establishment who are looking to crack down on it with Project Fear 2.\n\nWhat next? How will this referendum pan out? How do Marxists approach this referendum and the national question in gener al? How can people’s hopes for an independent Scotland be linked to the nee d for an international socialist revolution? Ross Walker\, Co-Editor of Mar xist journal\, Revolution\, will lead off. All welcome to this discussion! LAST-MODIFIED:20170317T102933Z LOCATION:The Forest Cafe\, 141 Lauriston Pl\, Edinburgh EH3 9JN\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Edinburgh Marxists: Marxism and the Scottish independence TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170316T180000Z DTEND:20170316T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:q7k2jodi3jm9qqhnqek9ppltr0@google.com CREATED:20170315T180313Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/384137905303043\n\nSheffield St udents Union View Room 6\n\nThe Brexit vote shocked many\, and some people are still desperate to cling to the European Union\, but the anti-EU phenom enon is not unique to Britain\, with many movements across the continent op osing the neo-liberal institution.\n\nCome along for in depth discussion on the crisis of the EU\, the role it plays and its uncertain future.\n LAST-MODIFIED:20170315T180313Z LOCATION:Sheffield Students' Union 2TG\, Western Rd\, Sheffield S10\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxists: Merkel\, Greece\, and Brexit - the EU crisis TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170320T190000Z DTEND:20170320T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:8hdtq4p3b4oocreff7cgs5hpbg@google.com CREATED:20170314T144423Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/413771118968922/\n\nVenue: Clem ent House\, CLM 7.02\n\nGuest speaker: Jorge Martin\, editor of America Soc ialista magazine\n\nA decade ago\, Latin America was at the forefront of th e class struggle internationally\, with Hugo Chavez's Bolivarian Revolution \, radical mass movements across the continent\, and left-wing governments elected in Bolivia\, Ecuador\, and elsewhere.\n\nNow\, however\, the Left i s in retreat\, with the impeachment coup against Dilma Rousseff in Brazil\, the defeat of the FARC peace deal referendum in Colombia\, and the unravel ling of the revolution in Venezuela.\n\nJoin us at this LSEsu Marxist socie ty event for a talk and discussion about the political processes taking pla ce in Latin America and the way forward in the fight for socialism.\n LAST-MODIFIED:20170314T144423Z LOCATION:Clement House\, LSE\, 265 Strand\, London WC2R 1DH\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:LSE Marxists: Latin America - from Revolution to Counter-Revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170315T183000Z DTEND:20170315T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:5cbqldi3jpb1qml9d808sju4ss@google.com CREATED:20170313T171458Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1890216771255413/\n\nG3 SOAS Ma in Building\n\nThis Wednesday\, a member of the Committee of the SOAS Marxi st Society (Peter)\, is going to talk about Stalinism. Why did it emerge? H ow it came to being? And at what cost?\n\nAs usual\, it will be followed by a discussion. Afterwards\, we'll be heading to the bar. LAST-MODIFIED:20170313T171458Z LOCATION:SOAS\, University of London\, Bloomsbury\, London WC1H 0XG\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:SOAS Marxists: Stalinism vs socialism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170315T183000Z DTEND:20170315T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:bm8md8fvb3vqigfmp35q5n9c4g@google.com CREATED:20170313T171346Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/431604927179573\n\nManchester M arxists is hosting a reading group on Trotsky's pamphelt "in defence of Oct ober". As always\, feel free to come along with ideas and questions even if you don't have time to read the pamphlet in full.\n\nThis is a link to the reading: https://www.marxists.org/archive/trotsky/1932/11/oct.htm LAST-MODIFIED:20170313T171346Z LOCATION:The Lass O'Gowrie\, 36 Charles St\, Manchester M1 7DB\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Manchester Marxists: In defence of October TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170315T180000Z DTEND:20170315T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:4jsrg5l6psj4rq4i7dsdoj0eok@google.com CREATED:20170313T171127Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/491755997880384/\n\nFulton 114 - Sussex University\n\nThis week's Marxist Society meeting promises to be o ne of our most exciting events of the year\, with our discussion focusing o n the centenary of the Russian Revolution of 1917. The topic will be introd uced by guest speaker Alan Woods\, author of Bolshevism: The Road to Revolu tion and one of the most prominent Marxist theorists in Britain today.\n\nT he revolution of 1917 is among the most significant events in human history \, and its legacy remains a subject of fierce debate 100 years on. This mee ting represents a fantastic opportunity to discuss the history of the Russi an Revolution and the ideas that drove it forwards. It will also raise the question of how\, in our present epoch of instability and upheaval\, the ev ents of 1917 remain relevant to this day.\n\nAs usual\, we’ll be heading to Falmer bar after the meeting for drinks and further discussion.\n\nAll vie ws welcome! LAST-MODIFIED:20170313T171127Z LOCATION:Fulton Building\,\, University of Sussex\, Falmer\, Brighton BN1\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sussex Marxists: 100 years since the Russian Revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170316T180000Z DTEND:20170316T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:jr0m1dragu2vsd4dp2nu6norm4@google.com CREATED:20170309T143833Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1662007004102061/\n\nWe examine Marxist Economics through the lense of a cartoon Youtube Series "The Law o f Value" by Kapitalism 101. This explores everything from \nThe Labour Theo ry of Value\nSocially Necessary Labour Time\nThe Fetishism of Commodities \ nCapitalist Crisis \nAnd More! \n\nIt should be a very interesting event fo r all those who are interested in how Marx critiqued Capitalism on the econ omic plane put forward by the Classical Economists and in coming to underst and the logic of Capitalism. \n\nAll invited and welcomed\n\nYoutube Playli st here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3F695D99C91FC6F7 LAST-MODIFIED:20170309T143833Z LOCATION:University of Warwick\, Coventry CV4 7AL\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Warwick Marxists: The labour theory of value TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170314T190000Z DTEND:20170314T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:tpssfahmingg7i4375a41qbk5c@google.com CREATED:20170309T143710Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1777444439248816/\n\nBuilding 2 \, Room 1085\, University of Southampton\n\nHas any historical figure had t o suffer as much slander as Leon Trotsky? Denounced by liberals and reactio naries as an opportunistic tyrant\, reviled by Stalinists as a traitor and condemned by anarchists as a butcher\, Trotsky’s work as a revolutionary le ader and theorist speaks for itself\, telling the story of a key architect of the October Revolution and a stalwart defender of its real aims in the f ace of its defeat. \n\nJoin us for a discussion introduced by Vic Dale to l earn more about Trotsky’s role in Russia 1917 and beyond.\n\nDirections to the room : http://data.southampton.ac.uk/room/2-1085.html LAST-MODIFIED:20170309T143710Z LOCATION:Building 2\, University of Southampton\, Building 2\, 12 Universit y Rd\, Southampton SO17 1BJ\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Soton Marxists: The life and ideas of Leon Trotsky TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170314T190000Z DTEND:20170314T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:hu7ml2gunoa5eksmrbsipr40r0@google.com CREATED:20170309T143445Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/433249470348222/\n\nSeminar Roo m 6\, Fulton House\, Singleton Campus\n\nOften described by some elements o n the left as "the new opium of the people"\, football has become\, in a wa y\, the sport of the capitalist elites. However\, as famous Brazillian foot baller Socrates once said\, "there's nothing more Marxist than football!".\ n\nThis talk will help to reconcile these two contradictory notions by anal ysing origins of the game\, it's working class connections\, some famous le ft-wing footballers and the fight against capitalism and fascism inside and outside of the football stadium. LAST-MODIFIED:20170309T143445Z LOCATION:Fulton House\, Sketty\, Swansea SA2\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Swansea Marxists: Marxism and Football TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170321T180000Z DTEND:20170321T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:c3j53fmaqb7s3sj45oji9jsauo@google.com CREATED:20170308T142235Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1059998680812306/\n\nTo celebra te International Women's Day\, we are having a meeting on women's role in t he Russian Revolution of 1917 and the Revolution's contribution to the figh t against women's oppression. \n\nThis day was originally founded over 100 years ago by socialists to remember the struggles of working class women.\n Working women have been struggling for equal pay as men for equal work for over a century. We are still not there and with the onset of the crisis in 2008 things have gotten worse. As we are faced with rising sexism and other forms of violence against women and humanity there's a lot we can learn fr om the struggles\, sacrifices and achievements of the women of the Russian Revolution.\n\nJoin along the QMUL Marxists as we commemorate those events with a talk followed by a discussion. All welcome! LAST-MODIFIED:20170308T142235Z LOCATION:Queen Mary University of London\, Mile End Rd\, London E1 4NS\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:QMUL Marxists: How women sparked the Russian Revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170308T190000Z DTEND:20170308T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:pdihsd9kje48leajcbei4ui9n0@google.com CREATED:20170308T142048Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/187294905094153/\n\nG3\, SOAS\n \nThis Wednesday we'll speak about the importance of (International Working ) Women's Day\, it's historical role (especially in the Russian Revolution) and its contemporary significance.\n\nDaisy Powell from Socialist Appeal w ill give a lead-off.\nThis will be followed by a discussion.\nAfterwards we 'll head to the bar. LAST-MODIFIED:20170308T142048Z LOCATION:SOAS\, University of London\, Bloomsbury\, London WC1H 0XG\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:SOAS Marxists: International Working Women's Day TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170309T180000Z DTEND:20170309T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:vr5peesclom5rgfuarhp1a4uv8@google.com CREATED:20170307T103845Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1282384068465634\n\nSheffield S tudent's Union\, View Room 6\n\nIn the week of International Women's Day (F ormally known as international working women's day)\, and 100 years since t he Russian Revolution of 1917\, Natasha Sorrell will be introducing the top ic of the oppression of women\, the roles of women in revolutions of the pa st\, and the ultimate goal of women's liberation.\n LAST-MODIFIED:20170307T103845Z LOCATION:Sheffield Students' Union 2TG\, Western Rd\, Sheffield S10\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxists: A woman's place is in the revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170308T183000Z DTEND:20170308T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:a6vcabvm030jftvinujfrv5m00@google.com CREATED:20170306T145559Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/391983851169656/\n\nJoin Manche ster Marxists for a reading group/ discussion on the Marxist view of the wo men's question\, the role of women in history\, and the need for an end to capitalism in order to radically alter the power balance between men and wo men. \n\nBelow is a short essay by Clara Zetkin as well as an article about Rosa Luxemburg\, both of which we will be discussing along with any other questions and points relating to Marxism and women.\n\nhttps://www.marxists .org/archive/zetkin/1896/10/women.htm\n\nhttps://www.marxist.com/rosa-luxem burg-and-the-womens-question.htm LAST-MODIFIED:20170306T145613Z LOCATION:The Lass O' Gowrie\, 36 Charles St\, Manchester M1 7DB\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Manchester Marxists: International Working Women's day TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170308T180000Z DTEND:20170308T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:97gf27sdnlsd4sfpk0umnlt4tg@google.com CREATED:20170306T145240Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1934588060104140/\n\nThis is me eting is hosted by Newcastle Marxist Society.\n\nHow do we fight effectivel y for women's liberation? As a working-class woman which fight do you join? Is Marxism only fighting for working-class men and Feminism only fighting for middle-class women?\n\nSarah Taylor has been invited to speak\, introdu cing the subject\, before we open up the floor for discussion and any quest ions and ideas people might have.\n\nThis will be a fantastic opportunity t o celebrate International Working Women's Day and to learn about some of th e crossovers in Marxist and Feminist ideology and theory and will explore t he relationships between gender oppression and class exploitation.\n\nEvery one is welcome to come along and take part so get yourselves down\, share t he event widely and feel free to invite along anyone who you feel might lik e to get involved. LAST-MODIFIED:20170306T145240Z LOCATION:Bar Loco Newcastle\, 22 Leazes Park Rd\, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4 PG\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Newcastle Marxists: Marxism\, Feminism and women's liberation TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170309T183000Z DTEND:20170309T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:sfd6lp45stibb5v2psvm6i2lr8@google.com CREATED:20170306T145120Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1837491953132545/\n\nOn the occ asion of the International Women's Day on the 8th of March\, we UCLU Marxis ts are having a meeting on women's role in the Russian Revolution of 1917 a nd the Revolution's contribution to the fight against women's oppression. \ n\nThis day was originally founded over 100 years ago by socialists to reme mber the struggles of working class women (The difference in dates between February revolution and 8 March IWD is the difference between old and new-s tyle calendars). \nWorking women have been struggling for equal pay as men for equal work for over a century. We are still not there and with the onse t of the crisis in 2008 things have gotten worse. As we are faced with risi ng sexism and other forms of violence against women and humanity there's a lot we can learn from the struggles\, sacrifices and achievements of the wo men of the Russian Revolution.\n\nJoin along the UCLU Marxists as we commem orate those events with a talk followed by a discussion. All welcome! LAST-MODIFIED:20170306T145120Z LOCATION:University College London\, Gower St\, Bloomsbury\, London WC1E 6B T\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UCL Marxists: Women and the Russian Revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170307T190000Z DTEND:20170307T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:78s6raa8300ifi0kp8ockqvhbs@google.com CREATED:20170306T144924Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/489750278081719/\n\nIn times of crisis\, people become increasingly polarised in their politics. Today the word "fascist" has become a general term of abuse hurled at anyone on the far right. The papers are full of stories about the "rise of fascism" thank s largely to the electoral support of Le Pen in France and Trump in the USA . Not every reactionary nor every dictatorship is fascist\, however.\n\nWha t exactly is fascism? What conditions does it require to grow and develop? What can we expect in the next few years?\n\nJoin the Oxford Marxist Societ y this Tuesday at 7pm to discuss this question! We'll be joined by Fred Wes ton\, editor of the magazine 'In Defence of Marxism'. \n\nSuggested reading : https://www.marxists.org/archive/trotsky/works/1944/1944-fas.htm\n\nAll w elcome!! :) LAST-MODIFIED:20170306T144924Z LOCATION:Wadham College\, Parks Rd\, Oxford OX1 3PN\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Oxford Marxists: Fascism - what it is and how to fight it TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170307T190000Z DTEND:20170307T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:4fk52c29ocvqrv4a8i400k7a3c@google.com CREATED:20170306T144829Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1278088678934164/\n\nMunby Room \, Kings College\n\nKeelan Kellegher will be giving a lead off about the cu rrent situation in China and an analysis of where the Chinese economy and p olitical superstrucutre is heading.\n LAST-MODIFIED:20170306T144829Z LOCATION:King's College\, University of Cambridge\, King's Parade\, Cambrid ge CB2 1ST\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Cambridge Marxists: Where is China going? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170307T190000Z DTEND:20170307T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:bd5vf8grd8phbm2i81k1mji4hg@google.com CREATED:20170306T144745Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1422552301117668/\n\nThe meetin g takes place in Seminar room 6\, Fulton house\, Singleton Campus - 7 PM. \ n\nThis week\, Ashleigh will be giving a talk about a Marxist perspective o n women and feminism\, as well as historic and present role of women in fig hting Capitalism and patriarchy. \n\nIf you'd like to find out why Socialis m is the only way for liberation of women\, do tag along! After the lead of f talk\, we'll have a discussion and then continue the meeting informally i n JCs.\n\n"I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changi ng the things I cannot accept" - Angela Davis\, American Marxist Socialist. \n LAST-MODIFIED:20170306T144745Z LOCATION:Fulton House\, Sketty\, Swansea SA2\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Swansea Marxists: International Working Women's Day TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170309T180000Z DTEND:20170309T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:6682sil757eu70h943pu7h19g4@google.com CREATED:20170302T101007Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1777236605938079/\n\nThe capita list world economy has seen technology progress in leaps and bounds since t he industrial revolution. But what can capitalism offer for the future of t echnological development? Is the capitalist economic system really still th e best for ensuring continued technological development\, and what's more\, that the benefits of our technological potential reach us? Or are we poten tially limiting our abilities with our current economic system? \n\nJoin th e UEA Socialist Society and the UEA Investment Society for a debate over th e question of capitalism\, socialism\, and technological progress. Any and all are welcome! \n\nLocation: Congregation Hall\, Room 01.11 LAST-MODIFIED:20170302T101007Z LOCATION:Congregation Hall\, University Dr\, Norwich NR4 7TR\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UEA Marxists: Capitalism\, socialism\, technology and innovation TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170306T190000Z DTEND:20170306T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:voa6u5v5qa04mpvj3qqe4adcc0@google.com CREATED:20170302T100840Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/424013607940235/\n\nVENUE: Clem ent House\, CLM 7.02\n\nRather than being seen as a sign of progress and li beration\, technological developments and advances in automation under capi talism have become a source of concern.\n\nEven the mainstream economists a nd commentators talk today about a "race against the machine" and the threa t of "technological unemployment"\, as millions of workers find themselves redundant to the profit system's requirements.\n\nAs a result\, the idea fo r a "universal basic income" has gained traction lately - a guaranteed and unconditional payment for all\, funded (potentially) by "taxing the robots" .\n\nJoin the LSE Marxist society to discuss the antagonism between mankind and machines under capitalism\; the merits of "solutions" such as the Univ ersal Basic Income\; and the potential alternatives for technology within a socialist society. LAST-MODIFIED:20170302T100840Z LOCATION:Clement House\, LSE\, 265 Strand\, London WC2R 1DH\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:LSE Marxists: Capitalism\, automation\, and universal basic income TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170307T190000Z DTEND:20170307T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:t2goui69cm9ihq54kk5r632o38@google.com CREATED:20170302T100705Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/652483104922682/\n\nBuilding 2\ , Room 1085\, University of Southampton\n\nSexuality\, gender norms and our concept of ‘family’ are three things that many assume to be objective\, un changed and even unchangeable.\n\nBut in reality\, these things have change d a lot throughout humanity’s history. Why? What causes such changes? \n\nJ oin us in a joint meeting with Southampton Feminist Society to learn and di scuss the Marxist view of the origin of the ‘Family’ and of sexual customs and taboos. \n\nThe discussion will be introduced by Clara Salaverria.\nAll are welcome\, not just FemSoc and MarxSoc members!\n\nDirections to the ro om : http://data.southampton.ac.uk/room/2-1085.html LAST-MODIFIED:20170302T100705Z LOCATION:Burgess Road Library\, Burgess Rd\, Southampton SO16\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Soton Marxists: Origins of the family and women's oppression TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170301T180000Z DTEND:20170301T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:p8112f2v2m4k74ffvpu34mqek4@google.com CREATED:20170228T102753Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1305589946189708\n\nFulton 114 - Sussex University\n\nJoin us in Fulton 114 to hear the Sussex Marxist Soc iety’s own Luke Panayi speaking on the Marxist View of the State. This disc ussion will cover the nature of the state as a social phenomenon\, what its role is under capitalism and how it relates to the task of building a soci alist society. As usual we'll be heading to Falmer bar afterwards for drink s and more discussion.\n\nAll views welcome!\n LAST-MODIFIED:20170228T102753Z LOCATION:Fulton Building\,\, University of Sussex\, Falmer\, Brighton BN1\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sussex Marxists: Marxism and the State TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170228T190000Z DTEND:20170228T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:39ib24llcb98mm71tve8tajbv4@google.com CREATED:20170227T123207Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1807133789610115/\n\nCecil Day- Lewis Room\, Wadham College\n\nDespite Theresa May's early rhetoric\, it is clear that the economy does not work for all!\n\nOxford\, recently declare d the ‘most unaffordable city in Britain’\, has felt the full weight of the se cuts. The average house price in the city is 16 times the average wage\, surpassing London’s 15.7.\n\nAs usual\, however\, it is the most vunerable in society that bear the greatest burden. In late 2015 Oxford's head of fi nancial services wrote that ‘it is now almost impossible to find a property in the privately rented sector affordable at housing benefit levels\, putt ing local families unable to access scarce social housing in a difficult po sition.’\n\nThis Tuesday we’ll be joined by the Oxford Housing Crisis Group (https://fairhousingoxford.wordpress.com/oxford-housing-crisis-campaign Ox ford Fair Housing) and by Neo - Homeless Man\, a local homeless singer-song writer whose debut album 'Homeless Man' is now available on bandcamp with 1 00% of sales going to Oxford Homeless Project\, and who will be joining us to speak on the plight of the homeless community in our city.\n\nA collecti on will be taken at the end of the meeting to support the work of Iffley Op en House in their attempt to rehouse residents after Wadham College levelle d an eviction notice against them.\n LAST-MODIFIED:20170227T123207Z LOCATION:Wadham College\, Parks Rd\, Oxford OX1 3PN\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Oxford Marxists: The Housing Crisis TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170302T180000Z DTEND:20170302T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:b69bmf2bco1f5akq33fd32pjj4@google.com CREATED:20170227T112523Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1418956728167241\n\n LAST-MODIFIED:20170227T112523Z LOCATION:Sheffield Students' Union 2TG\, Western Rd\, Sheffield S10\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxists: The Death of Liberalism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170227T180000Z DTEND:20170227T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:96g1gk0l2t5eq9r6svmh06j0io@google.com CREATED:20170223T182301Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1926141100940614/ LAST-MODIFIED:20170223T182301Z LOCATION:Humanities and Social Sciences\, Reading RG6\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Reading Marxists: Alienation and exploitation TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170228T190000Z DTEND:20170228T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:7m23obam63trfcpg2egrv87c30@google.com CREATED:20170223T163443Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/413209372357328/\n\nSeminar Roo m 6\, Fulton House\, Singleton Campus\n\nComrades\, do come along to our jo int event\, a collaboration with the recently formed Swansea I.W.W. Society . \n\nSeveral questions such as "What is and who are the I.W.W.?"\, "What d o they stand for?" and "What makes them different?" will all be discussed. \n\nThe I.W.W. Society is brand new\, standing for the interests of student s on campus and in the workplace\, and will be concurrently hosting it's AG M to elect and fulfill their committee positions. \n\nAfter the event\, we shall show our comrades in the I.W.W. much merriment in JC's Bar and contin ue the political discourse. \n LAST-MODIFIED:20170223T163443Z LOCATION:Fulton House\, Sketty\, Swansea SA2\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Swansea Marxists: Radical unionism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170223T180000Z DTEND:20170223T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:537ifcikcolgb5dilikdrai0d0@google.com CREATED:20170223T163336Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/221911164949005/\n\nSheffield S tudents' Union - View Room 6\n\nThe LGBTQ Struggle has developed at differe nt rates around the world\, with huge gains in some countries\, and a recen t increase in oppression in others.\n\nThere is certainly still much to fig ht for.\n\nCome along to discuss the struggles of the past and the way forw ard for the equality of the LGBTQ community.\n\nAll are welcome to atend an d join in! LAST-MODIFIED:20170223T163336Z LOCATION:Sheffield Students' Union 2TG\, Western Rd\, Sheffield S10\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxists: The LGBTQ struggle TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170302T183000Z DTEND:20170302T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:ea9iu5jupor87jeuln6tedkig0@google.com CREATED:20170223T163243Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/370279740023389\n\nK3.11\n\nThe re is a stereotype that Marxists are uninterested in art and culture - noth ing could be further from the truth. Art is a material reflection of the de velopment of human consciousness and society. It can inform and inspire rev olutionary developments. And most importantly - it should belong to everyon e\, not just a cultural 'elite'.\n\nJoin the KCL Marxist Society as we disc uss the development of art and culture across human history\, explore its m aterial basis and talk about the role of art and culture in revolutionary p eriods.\n\nAlso\, as a bit of preparatory reading\, check out my response t o the Guardian's slander of Soviet Art: https://www.marxist.com/in-defence- of-soviet-art-a-reply-to-jonathan-jones.htm\n LAST-MODIFIED:20170223T163243Z LOCATION:King's College London\, Strand\, London WC2R 2LS\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:KCL Marxists: Marxism and Art TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170228T190000Z DTEND:20170228T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:v0k311a4bu0v2ullna6ks0unr8@google.com CREATED:20170223T162747Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1761470177504125/\n\nBuilding 2 \, Room 1085\, University of Southampton\n\nRecent events such as Brexit\, the rise of Trump and the growing popularity of the far-right in Europe hav e made fascism into a hot topic.\n\nIrrelevant as it may be to the question of how strongly we should oppose them\, does every far-right cretin deserv e the label of ‘fascist’? \n\nTo answer that\, we must first ask : what exa ctly makes one a fascist? What is ‘fascism’ as an ideology or political-eco nomic system? Join us for a discussion on the nature of fascism and how to smash it\, introduced by Hugo Robles Espinosa.\n\nAfter the talk\, there wi ll be an open discussion until 9\, then informal discussion at the Stile pu b.\n\nDirections to the Room : http://data.southampton.ac.uk/room/2-1085.ht ml LAST-MODIFIED:20170223T162747Z LOCATION:Burgess Road Library\, Burgess Rd\, Southampton SO16\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Soton Marxists: Fascism and the far right TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170302T180000Z DTEND:20170302T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:alp0db3fdopl3u2veophchgab4@google.com CREATED:20170223T162637Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1257259407674612/\n\nOculus OC0 :05\n\nWhen Dickens described the brutal nature of industrialised Britain i n the 19th century\, he did not grab the interest of generations of readers by merely stating the statistics of increasing inequality\, decreasing wag es\, and the conversion of labour power into surplus value. Instead\, he il lustrated the emotional torment that those living under the Capitalist syst em were burdened with. \n\nOne hundred and fifty years on it appears no amo unt of Happy Meals\, corporate hugs\, or nonstop advertising has alleviated the misery of the human race. The prime cause of death for those under 45 is suicide\, and social isolation haunts the young just as much as the elde rly\, confined and displaced by the economic system that their work support s.\n\nHow does this relate to the need for constant profit maximisation and production for exchange? What effect does Capitalism have on our mental he alth and what remedies can Socialism provide? LAST-MODIFIED:20170223T162637Z LOCATION:University of Warwick\, Coventry CV4 7AL\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Warwick Marxists: Is capitalism killing our bodies and minds? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170223T183000Z DTEND:20170223T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:8t9h3latlcvnrduiodnatmvk8s@google.com CREATED:20170221T001054Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/387064211650209/\n\nUCL - Pears on Building G17\n\nToday\, many intellectuals proclaim themselves Marxists or Anarchists. But what is in fact the difference between these similar yet extremely different anti-capitalist theories? Why two theories? What disti nguishes one from the other? What are their relative merits\, and which of the two\, or which combination of the two\, is the best tool for fighting c apitalism ? Such an array of questions is necessary for any revolutionary\, as an attempt to grasp and conquer revolutionary theory.\n\nIn a period wh ere capitalism faces its deepest crisis in history\, the workers and the yo uth are victims of these earth-shaking events. Additionally\, the constant betrayal of political organizations throughout history has a radicalizing e ffect upon them. Consequently\, it is not surprising that the awakened yout h has been compelled by seemingly novel anarchists such as Noam Chomsky\, M ichael Albert or David Graeber. However\, anarchism is far from new. In fac t\, the debate "Anarchism or Socialism?" had already started back in the Fi rst International with Bakunin and Marx. \n\nIf you're interested in the th eoretical\, tactical\, and historical aspects of the debate\, then join the UCLU Marxists as we discuss whether the theories of Marxism or Anarchism b est serve as a guide for class struggle today. After the discussion\, we'll make our way to the pub. ALL WELCOME! \n\nUseful articles: \nhttp://www.so cialist.net/marxist-and-anarchist-theory.htm\nhttp://www.socialist.net/theo ry/anarchism-and-the-state/\n\nAbout us: We hold weekly Thursday meetings ( talk followed by a discussion). Join the group to keep updated on the upcom ing events: https://www.facebook.com/groups/uclmarxists/ LAST-MODIFIED:20170221T001054Z LOCATION:University College London\, Gower St\, Kings Cross\, London WC1E 6 BT\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UCLU Marxists: Marxism vs Anarchism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170222T183000Z DTEND:20170222T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:qvrhmc7bui72vqnbr3262vn8bg@google.com CREATED:20170221T000959Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/645972945586878/\n\nJoin Manche ster Marxists for a talk and discussion on the February revolution\, its hi storical context\, and what we can learn from it today.\n LAST-MODIFIED:20170221T000959Z LOCATION:The Lass O' Gowrie\, 36 Charles St\, Manchester M1 7DB\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Manchester Marxists: The February Revolution - 100 years on TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170222T180000Z DTEND:20170222T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:pgdl7r1b6c02ch2i24dr8olt4s@google.com CREATED:20170221T000845Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/616598848551217/\n\nFulton 114 University of Sussex\n\nLater that evening we’ll have our regular meeting i n Fulton 114 from 6pm to 8pm. The topic for this week’s discussion is Race Against the Machine: Capitalism\, Automation and Technology\, featuring gue st speaker Adam Booth\, editor of www.socialist.net.\n\nRecent decades have seen huge developments in automation technology and time-saving devices. S uch innovations have the potential to massively increase our ability to pro duce globally\, while also freeing human beings from the burden of monotono us and time-consuming tasks. And yet for millions of working people\, autom ation has resulted in mass unemployment\, while at the same time wages stag nate and the chasm between rich and poor grows wider. This meeting will add ress the problem of technology and innovation under capitalism\, and explor e how a socialist alternative could use automation for the benefit of all o f society. LAST-MODIFIED:20170221T000845Z LOCATION:Fulton Building\,\, University of Sussex\, Falmer\, Brighton BN1\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sussex Marxists: Race against the machine - capitalism\, automation and technology TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170221T190000Z DTEND:20170221T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:ihrk5oc172ikic52nmps5tdp6g@google.com CREATED:20170217T101327Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1853607388246955/\n\nBuilding 2 \, Room 1085\, University of Southampton\n\nAs the 100 year anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 approaches\, the liberals and reactionarie s are all competing to see who can most loudly denounce the whole thing\, e specially those who led and took part in it. \n\nYet even the most angry an ti-communist must concede that the October Revolution was one of the most\, if not THE most\, significant event in human history. \n\nJoin us Marxists as we defend the historic gains made by the revolution for the 100th year in a row. This will take the form of a talk by Yasmyn Charles\, followed by and open discussion on the talk\, followed by us going to the Stile pub af ter the event actually finishes. \n\nAs usual\, all are welcome.\nDirection s to the room : http://data.southampton.ac.uk/room/2-1085.html LAST-MODIFIED:20170217T101327Z LOCATION:Burgess Road Library\, Burgess Rd\, Southampton SO16\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Soton Marxists: In Defence of the Russian Revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170223T180000Z DTEND:20170223T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:bk06sp8gqfh1etpctsviqge29k@google.com CREATED:20170217T101138Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/236117866813669/\n\nOn 20th Aug ust 1940 Trotsky’s life was brutally ended when a Stalinist agent brought a n ice pick crashing down on his head. Among the works left unfinished was t he second part of his biography of Stalin.\n\nTrotsky’s Stalin is unique in Marxist literature in that it attempts to explain some of the most decisiv e events of the 20th century\, not just in terms of epoch-making economic a nd social transformations\, but in the individual psychology of one of the protagonists in a great historical drama. It is a fascinating study of the way in which the peculiar character of an individual\, his personal traits and psychology\, interacts with great events. \n\nHow did it come about tha t Stalin\, who began his political life as a revolutionary and a Bolshevik\ , ended as a tyrant and a monster? Was this something pre-ordained by genet ic factors or childhood upbringing? Drawing on a mass of carefully assemble d material from his personal archives and many other sources\, Trotsky prov ides the answer to these questions. \n\nCome and hear about the work and it s ideas by those who spent over a decade bringing Trotsky's final masterpie ce to completion. \n\nCopies can be bought here: https://wellredbooks.net/s talin-paperback.html LAST-MODIFIED:20170217T101138Z LOCATION:University of Warwick\, Coventry CV4 7AL\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Warwick Marxists: Trotsky's "Stalin" TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170221T190000Z DTEND:20170221T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:9659ecmfqadsirko13835fmrvg@google.com CREATED:20170217T100735Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1929247414030089/\n\nSeminar Ro om 6\, Fulton House\, Singleton Campus\n\nWelcome to our latest society eve nt. This week\, we'll have Adam Booth editor of Socialist.net giving his "R ace against the machine: capitalism\, automation and universal basic income " lead-off. Several topics such as the threat of technological unemployment \, the "race against the machine" and the demand for universal basic income will be discussed.\n\nAs always\, after the lead-off we'll head to JC's to continue a more informal discussion.\nHope to see you all there! LAST-MODIFIED:20170217T100735Z LOCATION:Fulton House\, Sketty\, Swansea SA2\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Swansea Marxists: Race against the machine TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170216T180000Z DTEND:20170216T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:qag7jve8nkno5lbk2me2gkoelk@google.com CREATED:20170215T155028Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1327728143932381/\n\nMuch has b een said about the exploits of Lenin as the leader of the Bolsheviks and th e October Revolution. His accomplishment as an individual is of no equal in the history of human civilization. Join the Sheffield Marxists this Thursd ay to disucss the role Lenin played in one of the greatest events of human history and\, importantly\, his contribution to Marxist theory.\n\nEveryone is welcome to attend!\n\nThis week's meeting will be held in Octagon Room 1 (not the usual view rooms!)\nSee you all there! LAST-MODIFIED:20170215T155028Z LOCATION:Octagon Centre\, Performance Venues\, The Octagon Centre\, Clarkso n Street\, Sheffield S10 2TQ\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxists: In Defence of Lenin TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170221T190000Z DTEND:20170221T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:8tiqlarv2acc1qpakuifto4je4@google.com CREATED:20170215T154732Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/652952081567770/\n\nWith Brexit and Trump still fresh in everyone's minds\, 2017 potentially offers yet mo re political earthquakes. France's most unpopular President in history\, Fr ancois Hollande leaves office having devastated both the working class and his "Socialist" Party's poll ratings. \n\nThe pain of austerity and capital ist crisis has polarised France to the left and the right as it has around the world. On the left\, the insurgent force of Jean Luc Melenchon gathers pace while on the right Marine Le Pen's far-right\, anti-immigrant Front Na tional candidacy threatens to be France's Trump. Defending the old politica l formations and crowing about "unity" are Macron -- possibly France's Clin ton -- and Hamon\, allegedly France's Corbyn.\n\nThe situation is slipping out of the control of the French ruling class and looms over the whole of E urope. LAST-MODIFIED:20170215T154732Z LOCATION:Boyd Orr Building\, Glasgow G12 8QR\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: Brexit\, Trump and Le Pen TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170214T190000Z DTEND:20170214T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:89po7aa893eu3ii7d87b8sg9b4@google.com CREATED:20170213T123121Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/436523776694936/\n\nGilesse Bad un Seminar Room\, Wadham College\n\nClimate change mitigation is a topic th at has garnered significant attention in the past few years in particular a nd tremendous pressure is being put on global governments to take drastic a ction in order to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions\, invest in renewab le energy sources/divest from fossil fuels and restructure their economies in favour of sustainability\, not profit. \n\nNaomi Klein (author of 'This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Environment') and other prominent vo ices within the environmental movement are beginning to draw revolutionary conclusions about the nature of their struggle\; that is\, the reforms requ ired to mitigate climate change and prevent a climate catastrophe are impos sible under our current neoliberal concensus. \n\nBut does the problem run even deeper than this? Is neoliberalism the problem and a few policy tweaks can sort everything out? Or is there a fundamental conflict of interests b etween those calling for sustainability and reforms and those who wield the real power in our economy\, the capitalists? If so\, we must be clear - to fight climate change\, fight capitalism!\n\nJoin the Oxford Marxists this Tuesday at 7pm in the Gilesse Badun Seminar Room\, Wadham College to discus s this ever-pressing issue! \n\nAll welcome! Not just an Oxford University event! LAST-MODIFIED:20170213T123121Z LOCATION:Wadham College\, Parks Rd\, Oxford OX1 3PN\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Oxford Marxists: Capitalism and the Environment TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170215T180000Z DTEND:20170215T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:55cdvsl1226pucjg7hl9an25mk@google.com CREATED:20170213T122812Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/629751260563519/\n\nFulton 114\ n\nThis week the Marxist Society will be holding a very exciting event\, a panel discussion on Crisis and Resistance in Tory Britain. Nearly seven yea rs of Tory government has seen living standards deteriorate\, public servic es’ budgets slashed and trade union rights attacked\, as working class peop le are forced to pay the cost of a crisis they did not cause. This program of austerity has been met with resistance\, from the unprecedented junior d octors’ strike\, to the recent action by Southern rail workers.\n\nJoin us in Fulton 114 on Wednesday 15th February from 6pm to 8pm\, where we’ll be d iscussing the reasons behind the attacks against workers and services\, and how to organise resistance. Our panel will feature Garry Hassell\, nationa l Health and Safety Officer for the RMT trade union\; Simon May of Sussex a nd Brighton Students Save the NHS\; and Rob Sewell\, editor of Socialist Ap peal and author of In the Cause of Labour: A History of British Trade Union ism.\n\nHope to see you all there! LAST-MODIFIED:20170213T122812Z LOCATION:Fulton Building\,\, University of Sussex\, Falmer\, Brighton BN1\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sussex Marxists: Crisis and resistance in Tory Britain TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170216T180000Z DTEND:20170216T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:5u2ehqdvk5e3bf4l925ttmeamk@google.com CREATED:20170213T122658Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/355112968187173/\n\nOculus OC0: 05\n\n2016 was the hottest year on record\, beating the current holder who was 2015. The facts of the environmental crisis are known to all\, fossil f uels\, CO2\, mass deforestation and more have placed the planet into an alm ost existential crisis. \n\nYet with the problems so well known the solutio ns don't appear that difficult to come by. Invest in renewable technology\, limit Carbon emission and use global resources to tackle a global problem. \n\nHowever\, the world appears impotent to do so and the climate looks se t for an irrevocable change. Why can our current global system not tackle s uch pressing problems\, can these problems ever be seriously addressed in a n economy based around Exchange rather than Use? \n\nHow can we finally mak e the changes needed on a global level? LAST-MODIFIED:20170213T122658Z LOCATION:University of Warwick\, Coventry CV4 7AL\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Warwick Marxists: Capitalism and the Environment TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170216T183000Z DTEND:20170216T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:hnu3t43a21odosi5ev5q3d7ig4@google.com CREATED:20170213T122156Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1795417107448540/\n\nRoom k3.11 \n\nAfter the Russian Revolution\, the Chinese Revolution was arguably the greatest event in human history - in which the workers and peasants of a va st national threw off the yoke of colonial oppression and seized power for themselves.\n\nUnfortunately\, Chairman Mao's subsequent regime based itsel f on the Stalinist model and immediately degenerated into a bureucratised n ightmare in which the Chinese working class had no democratic say over thei r destinies.\n\nChina today has reverted to a particuarly authoritarian for m of capitalism\, but the legacy of the nationalised economy has transforme d this once-backward colonial entity into a world power rivalling the Unite d States.\n\nWith Trump in the White House and ominous developments in the South China Sea\, it is unclear what the future entails for China\, or what China's future entails for the world. \n\nJoin the Marxist Society as we d iscuss our political perspective on China and offer our analysis of where t he country is going\, as well as what it portends for global politics.\n LAST-MODIFIED:20170213T122156Z LOCATION:King's College London\, Strand\, London WC2R 2LS\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:KCL Marxists: China - from revolution to counter-revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170214T190000Z DTEND:20170214T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:i1ef683gnbubhlrrneia2h6hn8@google.com CREATED:20170213T122055Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1824643444490421/\n\nSeminar Ro om 6\, Fulton House\, Singleton Campus\n\nComrades\, if you've been stood u p and have nothing better to do this St. Valentine's Day\, then why not com e along to Swansea Marxist Society. \n\nThis event is an open debate where we'll be discussing a plethora of issues surrounding the near future of the Labour Party\, for example "Where is the Corbyn movement heading?"\, "Does Corbyn have the longevity to last until 2020?" or "What can we as Marxists contribute towards pushing for a socialist platform for the Labour Party?" . \n\nThe event shall be in Seminar Room 6\, our permanent venue for the re mainder of this term\, and shall be followed by our usual mix of alcoholic indulgence and political discourse in JC's Bar. \n\nHope to see you there\, Comrades! LAST-MODIFIED:20170213T122055Z LOCATION:Fulton House\, Sketty\, Swansea SA2\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Swansea Marxists: A Labour of love? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170206T180000Z DTEND:20170206T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:9non8qp5st0jio4dueshkii7l4@google.com CREATED:20170127T142818Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/237933776652725/\n\nJoin us to discuss the future of automation and how technology will affect the nature of work in the 21st century.\n\nWe will meet outside Humms entrance 2.\n LAST-MODIFIED:20170201T152840Z LOCATION:University of Reading\, Reading RG6\, UK SEQUENCE:1 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Reading Marxists: Automation\, machines and the Universal Basic Inc ome TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170206T190000Z DTEND:20170206T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:vn9kug5tm6am5l4erlqn4afnpk@google.com CREATED:20170201T152822Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/599342533598988/\n\nVenue: Old Building\, room 4.10\n\nToday we find ourselves in the midst of one of the deepest crises capitalism has ever faced. While the 99% are being asked to pay for the crisis\, the 1% are amassing wealth at an ever accelerating pac e. The eye-watering level of scandal and corruption in the establishment is alienating millions from traditional politics.\n\nAll of this is causing a deep questioning of capitalist society. Many are looking for an alternativ e to the system that we have\, and a growing number are looking towards rev olutionary socialism for the answer.\n\nMarxists have consistently pointed out that it would be utopian to draw up a detailed plan of a socialist soci ety\, for history proceeds and shapes societies in accordance not with phil osophers' ideas and models\, but with material circumstances. Nonetheless i t is still possible to make some deductions about what socialism might look like.\n\nHow could a socialist economy\, running for need and not profit\, work in the future? What will be the role of technology? What shapes can w orkers' democracy take?\n\nAs usual\, we’ll have plenty of time for discuss ion during the meeting\, to be continued in the pub afterwards! LAST-MODIFIED:20170201T152822Z LOCATION:London School of Economics and Political Science\, Houghton St\, L ondon WC2A 2AE\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:LSE Marxists: What will socialism look like? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170202T183000Z DTEND:20170202T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:8lhih0gjmt8a4ohoot5asln04s@google.com CREATED:20170201T150933Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1305649122827985/\n\nStrand Cam pus K3.11\n\nThis week\, to celebrate LGBT History Month\, the Marxist soci ety will be discussing the struggle for LGBT liberation and its link to the class struggle! \n\nHeteronormativity\, oppression of LGBT individuals and the cruel marginalisation and abuse of the LGBT community throughout histo ry has been perhaps one of the most abhorrent aspects of capitalist society . As marxists\, we of course reject these as terrible and in every instance we fight for LGBT liberation. At the same time\, however\, this oppression must be seen\, like all oppression\, within its wider context. LGBT oppres sion is part of the wider oppression achieved by capitalism and so fighting for liberation must be linked with the class struggle.\n\nSo join the Marx ist society this Thursday in K3.11 at 18:30 for a discussion on LGBT Histor y and how to finally end LGBT oppression! We will of course be going to the Philosophy Bar afterwards for optional drinks and comradely chat!\n\nNo So cialism without LGBT liberation! No LGBT liberation without Socialism! LAST-MODIFIED:20170201T150933Z LOCATION:King's College London\, Strand\, London WC2R 2LS\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:KCL Marxists: The struggle for LGBT liberation TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170201T180000Z DTEND:20170201T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:mnonf4kutv550650ph7d9sjj20@google.com CREATED:20170201T150711Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/2232797970278776/\n\nCome and j oin us in Fulton 114 this Wednesday to hear Fred Weston (editor of In Defen ce of Marxism) reflect on the tumultuous events in world politics over the last year\, how Marxists may view the current situation\, and how to fight for an alternative. As usual we will be going for drinks in Falmer bar afte rwards for some more spirited debate.\n\nHope to see you all there! LAST-MODIFIED:20170201T150711Z LOCATION:University of Sussex\, Falmer\, Brighton BN1 9RH\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sussex Marxists: 2017 - World in Crisis TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170201T180000Z DTEND:20170201T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:gqkeasv6js9pdflv67k8bdo3po@google.com CREATED:20170201T144120Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/120843245096227/\n\nThis meetin g is hosted by Newcastle Marxist Society.\n\nIn the first century BC\, a sl ave named Spartacus threatened the might of Rome in a massive slave uprisin g. The spectacle of these most downtrodden people rising up with arms in ha nd and inflicting defeat after defeat on the armies of the world’s greatest power is one of the most amazing and moving events in history.\n\nWhat lea d to these momentous events and lessons can we draw today about the class s truggle in ancient rome?\n\nJoin Newcastle Marxist Society as Frankie Toynt on\, Comrade of the International Marxist Tendency\, introduces a discussio n on this topic before we open up to questions and contributions from the f loor.\n\nWe will also be taking this opportunity to plan out the activities of Newcastle Marxist Society for the term ahead.\n\nEveryone is welcome to come along so get yourselves down\, share the event widely and feel free t o invite anyone you feel might like to take part. LAST-MODIFIED:20170201T144120Z LOCATION:Bar Loco Newcastle\, 22 Leazes Park Rd\, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4 PG\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Newcastle Marxists: Spartacus - revolutionary of the ancient world TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170202T180000Z DTEND:20170202T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:6m4o5qgm9e0p06nm1u54chuhtk@google.com CREATED:20170127T144840Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/131213764042793/\n\nOculus OC1: 05\n\nOne of the most heart wrenching and yet also inspiring campaigns in 2 016 must have been the Black Lives Matter Movement. With its inception in 2 013 it has quickly become the face of Anti Racism protests in the USA and i nternationally. \n\nCampaigning against the killings of unarmed black men b y police in the US. The brutal institutional racism in the US as well as th e social economic situation faced by millions of African Americans for cent uries. \n\nYet\, why should it even have to campaign? The work of the NAACP \, Martin Luther King and Malcolm X saw genuine advancement for the struggl e of African Americans\, President Obama ruled for 8 years and many African Americans have assumed powerful positions. \n\nYet these victories appear to have changed very little on the face of American society and the job app ears far from complete? What is required to finally eradicate Racism in the USA and at home? Can this ever be accomplished under a system of private p roperty?\n LAST-MODIFIED:20170127T144840Z LOCATION:University of Warwick\, Coventry CV4 7AL\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Warwick Marxists: Black Lives Matter - racism in the 21st century TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170201T170000Z DTEND:20170201T183000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:i1th5n72t1hsi69bhevp6pj4rg@google.com CREATED:20170127T143810Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/239999386442045/\n\nWe are witn essing American pragmatism in action\, as a large layer of workers try to t ake matters into their own hands in the only way available to them at this juncture. After all\, when the television isn’t working\, the classic Ameri can answer is to give it a good bang with your fist. And if that doesn’t wo rk\, it’s time to throw the whole thing into the dumpster and get a new one . Millions of Americans have just given the establishment a good initial th umping. In time they will see that the current setup is beyond repair and n eeds to be replaced altogether.\n\nWhen?\nWednesday\, February 1st at 5pm\n \nWhere?\nUWE Frenchay Campus\nRoom 2Q50 (Q Block) LAST-MODIFIED:20170127T143810Z LOCATION:University of the West of England - Frenchay Campus\, Coldharbour Ln\, Frenchay\, Bristol BS16 1QY\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UWE Marxists: Trump's inaugration and the prospects of an American Revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170131T190000Z DTEND:20170131T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:unkhcjmknhjmurguh9h0lmnohc@google.com CREATED:20170127T143217Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1640402909598405/\n\nBoyd Orr R oom 513\n\nBourgeois media is a traditionally powerful method of social con trol and ideological hegemony by the ruling classes. With fewer and fewer p eople trusting "mainstream" media\, we've seen the rise of "fake news" and the "post-truth" era. So are we entering a new age of willful ignorance and online echo-chambers\, or are people just being more critical when viewing the news?\n\n\n LAST-MODIFIED:20170127T143217Z LOCATION:Boyd Orr Building\, Glasgow G12 8QR\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: The mass media and capitalism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170131T183000Z DTEND:20170131T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:3t36dd8aig97pctihfarep4ht4@google.com CREATED:20170127T143102Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1769869923276957/\n\nRoom 1\, L eeds University Union\n\nA climate change denier occupies the White House a nd Theresa May is more interested in his offer of a trade deal than in rais ing the issue of the climate\, on which she is scarcely better. But with th e scale of the challenge facing humanity with the climate crisis\, what mea sures are necessary to tackle climate change? And is capitalism equipped to do so?\n\nJoin us to discuss these things\, in Room 1 of the Union buildin g as usual. LAST-MODIFIED:20170127T143102Z LOCATION:Leeds University Union\, 2 Lifton Pl\, Leeds LS2 9JS\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Leeds Marxists: The climate crisis - a Marxist analysis TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170125T170000Z DTEND:20170125T183000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:igodca94uq8j7jjnajsrsgrmao@google.com CREATED:20170124T154353Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1204850132944146/\n\nFor many\, it is clear what we are fighting against: corruption\, crisis and austerit y\; but it can be harder to articulate or even picture exactly what we are fighting for. In concrete terms\, how might a new society work? In what way would our individual lives be affected? What will socialism look like?\n\n When?\nWednesday\, January 25th at 5pm \n\nWhere?\nUWE Frenchay Campus\nRoo m 2Q50 (Q Block)\n LAST-MODIFIED:20170124T154353Z LOCATION:University of the West of England - Frenchay Campus\, Coldharbour Ln\, Frenchay\, Bristol BS16 1QY\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UWE Marxists: What will socialism look like? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170124T190000Z DTEND:20170124T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:nie6g5ulbqak43fr4gitffhhd4@google.com CREATED:20170124T154106Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/702979536536430/\n\nWhat happen s when we all lose our jobs to robots? \n\nIn a capitalist economy\, the im provement in technology has the downside of creating unemployment. We're on ly a few years away from the era of automated production\, which threatens to tear capitalism apart. Only a new form of economic organisation -- socia lism -- can make machines serve humanity\, rather than cost us our liveliho od. LAST-MODIFIED:20170124T154106Z LOCATION:Boyd Orr Building\, Glasgow G12 8QR\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: Capitalism and automation TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170126T180000Z DTEND:20170126T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:j4jmk2874fodnukfqqdgq67ck4@google.com CREATED:20170124T153918Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/422656808124818/\n\nOculus OC1: 05\n\nFrom empire to wars to exploitation\, Imperialism has undoubtedly rui ned the lives of hundreds of millions\, if not billions of people across th e world. One hundred years have passed and the horrors of the First World W ar still haunt the European countryside.\n\nYet the history books are keen to assure us that Imperialism\, a product of empire\, greed\, xenophobia\, and lust\, has been vanquished by the progress of civilisation. Perhaps the re is a skirmish for oil here\, a proxy war there\, a bit of economic manip ulation on the side\; but the age of Imperialism is over.\n\nOthers argue t hat Imperialism is remains omnipresent today\, that to study international relations is to study Imperialism. In 1917\, Lenin put forward his famous a nalysis of the phenomenon in "Imperialism\, The Highest Stage of Capitalism ".\n\nSo what is Imperialism? Is it merely war and conquest\, or are there more complex processes beneath the surface? Do the forces that conjured the First World War still exist today\, and how is this related to the global Capitalist economy? LAST-MODIFIED:20170124T153918Z LOCATION:University of Warwick\, Coventry CV4 7AL\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Warwick Marxists: Imperialism - the highest stage of capitalism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170124T180000Z DTEND:20170124T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:d1lea4rns2np502g137f284aok@google.com CREATED:20170124T153829Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/183324772148023/\n\nGillese Bar dun Theatre\, Wadham College\n\nlmost a decade since the great financial cr ash of 2007/08\, what was initially a crisis of the financial sector has bu rgeoned into a worldwide crisis of capitalism. \n\nFrom China\, to Europe\, to Japan and the USA the crisis has manifested itself not only in a period of immense political polarisation\, with swings to both the right and the left finding an expression in so-called 'democratic socialists' like Corbyn \, Mélenchon and Sanders and also through the obstensibly populist rhetoric of figures like Wilders\, Trump and La Pen.\n\nAnother interesting phenome non which has arisen in the past decade is the resurgence of Keynesian econ omics\, with its emphasis on supposedly radical fiscal and monetary policie s like state-funded infrastructure projects in order to boost aggregate dem and and 'kickstart' recovery. Alongside this comeback we have also - partic ularly in European economies - are being forced into an 'Age of Austerity'\ , as coined by David Cameron in 2009. \n\nJoin the Oxford Marxists this Tue sday in Wadham college (at the EARLIER TIME of 6pm!) to discuss the Keynesi anism vs. Austerity debate and ultimately to see that while this dichotomy might be the choice presented to us by the establishment elites\, neither o f these policy programmes can move us past 'boom and bust' and pave a way f or stability. For such aims to be met\, and to achieve a democratic\, effic ient running of the economy\, we need to move beyond a system of production for profit where resources are allocated according to the blind hand of th e markets\, we need socialism!\n\nALL WELCOME - NOT JUST AN OXFORD UNIVERSI TY EVENT! :) LAST-MODIFIED:20170124T153829Z LOCATION:Wadham College\, Parks Rd\, Oxford OX1 3PN\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Oxford Marxists: Austerity\, Keynesianism\, and Crisis TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170124T190000Z DTEND:20170124T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:duv9rep3hec9g6d1g5d41i4t48@google.com CREATED:20170124T153647Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1883734708526291/\n\nBusiness S chool Maurice Keyworth Building\, SR 1.24\n\n2016 was so tumultuous and tra umatic a year not only for the extraordinary number and calibre of celebrit ies who died\, but for the immense political upsets that were witnessed. Br exit and Trump are only the most notorious instances of a trend toward "ant i-establishment" votes by electorates seemingly angry about everything: fro m living standards to immigration to the political elite. \n\nIs 2016 desti ned to become a blip\, endlessly memed but ultimately exceptional? Or have we entered a new period of political upsets? Is it possible that 2017 will see people's anger expressed in more radical and revolutionary directions? \n\nJoin us in this discussion to kick off the new year!\n\n(For this week only\, our meeting place and time have had to change. We will be back to ou r usual routine from next week).\n LAST-MODIFIED:20170124T153647Z LOCATION:Leeds University Business School\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Leeds Marxists: What lies ahead in 2017? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170126T183000Z DTEND:20170126T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:b5gv685vrgvubhtqkl3bju8mm4@google.com CREATED:20170124T153447Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1663134817313774/\n\nK3.11 Stra nd Campus\, King's Building\, 3rd Floor\n\n'Philosophers have hitherto only interpreted the world\, in various ways\; the point is to change it.'\n\nT he revolutionary philosophy of Marxism represents a fundamental cornerstone of Marx's theoretical and practical framework. Marx's core contribution to philosophy\, Dialectical Materialism\, builds on the work of philosophers such as Hegel and Heraclitus to develop a radical view of the nature of cha nge\, both in human society and the natural world.\n\nBy studying Marxist p hilosophy it is possible to develop our understanding of the nature of\, am ong other things\, economics\, epistemology and the natural sciences. Knowl edge of dialectical materialism is fundamental to our knowledge of all area s of Marxism and thus ought not be overlooked as a key area of discussion f or any Marxist society.\n\nSo join the Marxist Society for an exposition of and discussion on Marxist philosophy\, its key themes and its importance i n building for a socialist future! Suitably\, all are also welcome to come down to the Philosophy Bar afterwards for more discussion\, optional drinki ng\, and comradely fun! LAST-MODIFIED:20170124T153447Z LOCATION:King's College London\, Strand\, London WC2R 2LS\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:KCL Marxists: Marxist philosophy TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170126T183000Z DTEND:20170126T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:1otefav1k8dspvvtjvr78hucro@google.com CREATED:20170124T153340Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/242092086230493/\n\nUCL Pearson G17\n\nJoin the UCLU Marxists for a talk on China's evolution in the 20th century\, from an Empire to people's Republic (of capitalism). As always\, the talk will be followed by a discussion\, and then we'll make our way to the pub. All welcome!\n\nFeel free to read Socialist Appeal's articles on C hina's history (available here: http://www.socialist.net/history/china/ ) i f you have time. Bring along any comments or questions you may have! See yo u there! \n\n\nAbout us: We hold weekly Thursday meetings for discussion me etings and lectures. Join the group to keep updated on the upcoming events: https://www.facebook.com/groups/uclmarxists/ LAST-MODIFIED:20170124T153340Z LOCATION:University College London\, Gower St\, Kings Cross\, London WC1E 6 BT\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UCLU Marxists: China in the 20th Century TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170124T190000Z DTEND:20170124T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:vivdeuoivn85i0g0mhvn75lofs@google.com CREATED:20170124T152859Z DESCRIPTION:Munby Room\, Kings College LAST-MODIFIED:20170124T152859Z LOCATION:King's College\, University of Cambridge\, King's Parade\, Cambrid ge CB2 1ST\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Cambridge Marxists: What is Fascism? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20170125T170000Z DTEND:20170125T183000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:la9rgnsktneapvoucto8psjjtc@google.com CREATED:20170124T152700Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1467056763327033/\n\nSG32\, Sen ate House\, SOAS\n\nMarxism has had an extensive influence on all struggles across the world\, colonial revolutions were not an exception\, therefore it is important to analyse the role marxism played and the forms it took in those contexts. \n\nFranscesco Merli from Socialist Appeal will give a pre sentation on the topic which will be followed by a discussion. \n\nAfterwar ds to the bar. \n\nNB! Event starts at five rather than the usual seven. LAST-MODIFIED:20170124T152735Z LOCATION:SOAS\, Senate House Building\, London WC1E\, UK SEQUENCE:1 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Imperialism and the Colonial Revolutions TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161201T180000Z DTEND:20161201T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:4jtp4vtinpl87qlgh92s8hoquo@google.com CREATED:20161128T101912Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1243996828993078\n\nView Room 4 \, Sheffield Uni Student Union\n\n"A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past." - Fidel Castro (13th August 1926 – 25 Nov ember 2016)\n\nOn 1st January 1959\, Fidel Castro and Che Guevara led a rev olution against the hated Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista. Almost 58 years later\, after decades of attempts by US imperialism to strangle Cuba\, Fid el Castro has passed away and the all gains of the Revolution remain under threat.\n\nJoin the Sheffield Marxist society in View Room 4 to discuss the life and legacy of Fidel Castro and the perspectives for the Cuban Revolut ion today.\n\nDue to Castro's death this week we have postponed the discuss ion on the environment. LAST-MODIFIED:20161201T101931Z LOCATION:Sheffield Students' Union 2TG\, Western Rd\, Sheffield S10\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxists: Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161201T183000Z DTEND:20161201T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:ejun9iqd20r96eopcmviu8rl2o@google.com CREATED:20161128T123737Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/694002850766133\n\nFranklin-Wil kins Building 1.13\n\n"A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past." - Fidel Castro\n\nThe architect of the Cuban Revoluti on is no more. Celebrated as a hero by his supporters and decried as a tyra nt by his critics\, his legacy includes world-beating healthcare\, near-tot al literacy and the elimination of homelessness in Cuba. \n\nBut how many o f these collosal achievements - spoils of the Cuban Revolution - will be re tained now that Castro has gone? Will Cuba continue its slide back towards capitalism\, or will the Cuban people defend these advancements as the lega cy of their great victory against capitalist imperialism and oppression?\n\ nJoin the Marxist Society as we discuss the history of the Cuban Revolution and offer our perspectives on the tasks facing the Cuban people in the wak e of Castro's death. LAST-MODIFIED:20161128T123737Z LOCATION:Franklin-Wilkins Building\, 150 Stamford St\, Lambeth\, London SE1 9NH\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:KCL Marxists: After Castro - where next for Cuba? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161130T170000Z DTEND:20161130T183000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:00vdlvcvor59nl3qg729949b30@google.com CREATED:20161128T103027Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1190247914362098/\n\nRoom 2Q50 Frenchay Campus (Q Block)\n\nThe oppression of women did not always exist. In fact\, the family as we know it today has not always existed but is a tr ansient form. Marxism explains that it arose together with class society\, private property and the state. The oppression of women is only as old as t he division of society into classes. Its abolition is therefore dependent o n the abolition of classes\, that is\, on the socialist revolution.\n\nWhen ?\nWednesday 30th November at 5pm \n\nWhere?\nRoom 2Q50 Frenchay Campus (Q Block) LAST-MODIFIED:20161128T103027Z LOCATION:University of the West of England - Frenchay Campus\, Coldharbour Ln\, Frenchay\, Bristol BS16 1QY\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UWE Marxists: Women and the Family TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161130T190000Z DTEND:20161130T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:2gfelbe7t5ib8fl21qav0k9448@google.com CREATED:20161128T102911Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1097850030312794\n\nRoom 116\, SOAS Main Building\n\nFidel Castro\, the most notorious leader of the anti- imperialist struggle\, has died a few days ago. Even though he retired from active politics almost a decade ago\, his death carries a symbolic meaning not only for Cuba but for all struggles against capitalism around the worl d. \n\nTherefore\, it is important to ask what is the next step for Cuba? B ut in order to do that\, it is pertinent to analyse and understand the phen omenon of Castro and his revolution. Reacting to his death Cuban emmigrants in Florida danced on the streets\, while the global left is mourning.\n\nW ill the revolution live on?\n\nSpeaking on this subject is Francesco Merli from Socialist Appeal. His talk will be followed by a discussion. LAST-MODIFIED:20161128T102911Z LOCATION:SOAS\, University of London\, London WC1H 0XG\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:SOAS Marxists: Cuba after Castro - where next for the Revolution? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161129T190000Z DTEND:20161129T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:q6sh1eeafj9m779jb72l80dpdg@google.com CREATED:20161128T102422Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1320298781341898/\n\nBoyd Orr R oom 709B\n\nWith the sudden death of Fidel Castro\, the Cuban revolution lo ses one of its greatest heroes and defenders. What are we to make of the Cu ban regime? What roads lie ahead for the future of Cuba?\n LAST-MODIFIED:20161128T102422Z LOCATION:Boyd Orr Building\, Glasgow G12 8QR\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: Cuba after Castro TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161201T183000Z DTEND:20161201T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:ae8pf3dicci5fpo0m31djgin88@google.com CREATED:20161128T102307Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1256408841069016/\n\nOn 1st Jan uary 1959\, Fidel Castro and Che Guevara led a revolution against the hated Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista. Almost 58 years later\, after decades of attempts by US imperialism to strangle Cuba\, Fidel Castro has passed away and the all gains of the Revolution remain under threat.\n\nJoin the Cardi ff Marxists to discuss the life and legacy of Fidel Castro\, the history of the Cuban Revolution\, and the perspectives for Cuba today. LAST-MODIFIED:20161128T102307Z LOCATION:Dempseys\, 15 Castle St\, Cardiff CF10 1BS\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Cardiff Marxists: Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161130T180000Z DTEND:20161130T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:9g24h1b7k5fc1jdbikr3nfrmbg@google.com CREATED:20161128T102046Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1797385773843001/\n\n"A revolut ion is a struggle to the death between the future and the past." - Fidel Ca stro (13th August 1926 – 25 November 2016)\n\nOn 1st January 1959\, Fidel C astro and Che Guevara led a revolution against the hated Cuban dictator Ful gencio Batista. Almost 58 years later\, after decades of attempts by US imp erialism to strangle Cuba\, Fidel Castro has passed away and the all gains of the Revolution remain under threat.\n\nJoin the Newcastle Marxist societ y as Yannis Koulocheris\, Comrade of the IMT\, introduces a discussion on t he life and legacy of Fidel Castro\, the ideas of Che Guevara\, and the per spectives for the Cuban Revolution today.\n\nEveryone is welcome to come al ong and take part so get yourselves down\, share the event widely and feel free to invite along anyone who you feel might like to get involved. LAST-MODIFIED:20161128T102046Z LOCATION:Bar Loco Newcastle\, 22 Leazes Park Rd\, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4 PG\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Newcastle Marxists: Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161201T180000Z DTEND:20161201T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:nmstu3ct2jf9tqirsbmgjg6cvo@google.com CREATED:20161125T095443Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1705053219811842/\n\nOCO:05\n\n With the death of Fidel Castro the media has erupted into an unforgiving st orm? Was the man who led the Cuban Revolution a hero to all or a Stalinist tyrant? Has Cuba achieved genuine socialism or does it still lag behind in the depths of bonapartist oppression\,\n\nHow did the USA lose control of o ne of its closest neighbours in the height of the Cold War? Now more than e ver\, have they almost got it back? \n\nThis week Warwick Marxists analyse the life of Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution! \n\nAll are welcome\n LAST-MODIFIED:20161128T101548Z LOCATION:University of Warwick\, Coventry CV4 7AL\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Warwick Marxists: Fidel Castro - revolutionary or tyrant? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161128T190000Z DTEND:20161128T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:do0c2ajav01v84n39etuntorso@google.com CREATED:20161124T180948Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/624016434438083/\n\nVenue: NAB 2.14\n\n"A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past." - Fidel Castro (13th August 1926 – 25 November 2016)\n\nOn 1st Janu ary 1959\, Fidel Castro and Che Guevara led a revolution against the hated Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista. Almost 58 years later\, after decades of attempts by US imperialism to strangle Cuba\, Fidel Castro has passed away and the all gains of the Revolution remain under threat.\n\nJoin the LSE Ma rxist society\, with guest speaker Jorge Martin (editor of Marxist magazine \, America Socialista)\, to discuss the life and legacy of Fidel Castro\, t he ideas of Che Guevara\, and the perspectives for the Cuban Revolution tod ay.\n\n(PS: Due to the news of Fidel Castro's death\, we have postponed the originally planned talk on "Latin America: from Revolution to Counter-Revo lution".) LAST-MODIFIED:20161126T121947Z LOCATION:New Academic Building\, 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields\, London WC2A 3LJ\ , UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:LSE Marxists: Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161201T183000Z DTEND:20161201T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:l8p0pa1rr20cjpj0qfreq7e97s@google.com CREATED:20161126T115822Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/204959476617599/\n\n"A revoluti on is a struggle to the death between the future and the past." - Fidel Cas tro\n\nThe best way to honour the memory of the legendary Cuban revolutiona ry is not to mourn\, but to carry on the great struggle\, to organise and e ducate ourselves in theory and history. Join the UCLU Marxist Society next Thursday to discuss the history of the 1959 Cuban Revolution\, its complex and uneasy fate\, its legacy today and the lessons it holds for the struggl es of the future. \n\nOur guest speaker will introduce the topic\, followed by an open discussion which will be continued in the pub after the event. All welcome! LAST-MODIFIED:20161126T115822Z LOCATION:University College London\, Gower St\, Kings Cross\, London WC1E 6 BT\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UCLU Marxists: Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161130T190000Z DTEND:20161130T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:t52o3i4gsd5u2bv099i8909pi4@google.com CREATED:20161125T094159Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1830119697246476/\n\nMarino Roo m\, Fulton House\n\nThis week\, Maciej will be talking about the history of the British Labour Party\, analysing its successes as well\, as defeats an d talk about the sometimes harsh lessons from the past.\nAs usual\, we'll b e meeting in the Marino Room\, which is conveniently placed not far from JC s.\n\nHope to see you all there! LAST-MODIFIED:20161125T094159Z LOCATION:Fulton House\, Sketty\, Swansea SA2\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Swansea Marxists: History of the Labour Party TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161128T180000Z DTEND:20161128T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:heji90vglb9u4kdge1tqg213uc@google.com CREATED:20161124T182254Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/210410446074445/\n\nUniversity of Reading Humms 125\n\nStudents in South Africa have been protesting acros s university campuses to demand free education .The Fees Must Fall movement has focused on the need for an education system that is affordable for all students\, not just those at the top end of society. The government has re sponded to these protests by deploying the police force in order to quell t he demonstrations\, and many students have been subjected to police brutali ty\, escelating the already tense standoff. \n\nThese protests are linked t o a crisis in global education\, as students across the world are being rad icalized in order to fight a system which does not work for them. Students are being forced to take out massive student loans in order to fund their e ducation\, and in the process they are incurrring massive amounts of debt w hichg they will be paying off for years.\n\nJoin us to discuss the student movements happening in South Africa and across other countries\, as the fig ht for affordable higer education continues.\n LAST-MODIFIED:20161124T182254Z LOCATION:University of Reading\, Reading RG6\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Reading Marxists: Fees must fall! The fight for free education in S outh Africa TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161124T183000Z DTEND:20161124T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:iplrkq1hfcj45mp84oebo4dm18@google.com CREATED:20161124T180844Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/572134409662564/\n\nUCL Physics Building A1/3\n\n"Bourgeois society stands at the crossroads\, either tran sition to Socialism or regression into Barbarism". Nowhere is this more evi dent than in the Middle East today. With wars in Syria and Iraq between imp erialist-backed states and the reactionary products of past imperialist end eavours\, the working class in the region faces the highest levels of absol ute poverty seen in years. Adding to this\, the Saudi regime's radical dest abilising policies have led to a war in Yemen\, which the West is willing t o overlook while it fights for power with the Russians over former ISIS hel d land. Then the collapsing economy in Egypt and violent events in Turkey a re revealing the true face of capitalism to the workers. \n\nSo come along to our weekly UCLU Marxist Society meeting where we will be analysing the s ituation because what is evident more than ever is that the only solution i s a socialist revolution to end the killing\, exploiting and warmongering t hat has long plagued the region.\n LAST-MODIFIED:20161124T180844Z LOCATION:University College London\, Gower St\, Kings Cross\, London WC1E 6 BT\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UCLU Marxists: The Middle East - war\, imperialism\, and revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161124T180000Z DTEND:20161124T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:4eb7m0ppb77qiaghhh2bp4knlg@google.com CREATED:20161124T180740Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/344575802568257\n\nFor the firs t time in history\, since the heroic 1871 Paris Commune\, the working class seized power in the 1917 October Revolution. The old capitalist order was swept aside and in its place was established a nationalised planned economy under workers' democracy. However\, the isolation of the Russia revolution meant that a privileged bureaucracy under the leadership of Stalin usurped power and instituted a totalitarian state.\n\nCome to the Marxist Society meeting to understand and discuss the reasons how and why this change took place! LAST-MODIFIED:20161124T180740Z LOCATION:Sheffield Students' Union 2TG\, Western Rd\, Sheffield S10\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxists: What about Stalinism? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161124T183000Z DTEND:20161124T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:9i8tjot5isqbfn45c3n6aodtfs@google.com CREATED:20161121T155146Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1691959114452754/\n\nFWB 1.13\n \nIn this session we will discuss the Middle East\, explore the history of the many conflicts that ravage the region\, and explain the role of capital ist imperialism in the bloodshed.\n\nLenin once described capitalism as 'ho rror without end\,' and that is nowhere truer than the Middle East. As the Civil War in Syria rages on between the Russia-backed Assad government and a patchwork of rebel factions (infilitrated to varying degrees by Islamic F undamentalists)\, and with NATO-ally Saudi Arabia launching a new assault o n Yemen (to minimal press coverage) it seems that there is no end to the su ffering and slaughter that plagues the region.\n\nAs the ruling classes of all nations involved intermittedly lock horns and collude\, the exploited c lasses of the Middle East are made to suffer the consequences of blood\, po verty and dislocation. Only socialist revolution can resolve these contradi ctions and bring an end to the killing by deposing the exploiters. LAST-MODIFIED:20161121T155146Z LOCATION:Franklin-Wilkins Building\, 150 Stamford St\, Lambeth\, London SE1 9NH\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:KCL Marxists: The crisis in the Middle East TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161124T180000Z DTEND:20161124T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:mmf9bcab9sfa7tl04dg7vqiro8@google.com CREATED:20161121T155025Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1060215020753684/\n\nDonald Tru mp's victory in the US Presidential Election has delivered another massive political earthquake. How should we understand Trump's victory? What can we predict about the future of the world's political arena from this event? \ n\nCome and join the UEA Socialist Society discuss the question of Trump\, the United States\, and the current crisis of the political establishment. All are welcome!\n\n(UEA\, Arts 2\, Room 2.03) LAST-MODIFIED:20161121T155025Z LOCATION:University of East Anglia\, Norwich Research Park\, Norwich NR4 7T J\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Norwich Marxists: Trump - where do we stand? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161124T180000Z DTEND:20161124T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:h8a21do256t7kbhq9pefid0bb8@google.com CREATED:20161121T154857Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1412329842118668/\n\nUniversity of Warwick\, OC0.05\n\nMarx is renowned for his politcal and economic theo ry. Yet\, arguably more important than any of this was the philosophical wo rk of himself and Engels on Dialectical Materialism. This comprised turning Hegel on his head and creating a revolutionary new way to look at the worl d\; leading to revolutionary consequences. \n\nDialectics stands worlds apa rt from the Analytics of modern philosophical thought. It concerns itself w ith motion\, quality and reason. By turning Hegel on his head\, Warwick Mar xists in conjunction with Warwick's Philosophy Society ask: \n\nWhat the He gel is the Dialectic? \n\nAll are welcome! Entry is free! LAST-MODIFIED:20161121T154857Z LOCATION:University of Warwick\, Coventry CV4 7AL\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Warwick Marxists: Dialectical materialism and Marxist philosophy TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161122T190000Z DTEND:20161122T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:8c89dva8jaq3j8vpm4n6d8qnno@google.com CREATED:20161121T154335Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/618415305033320\n\nBoyd Orr Bui lding 709B LAST-MODIFIED:20161121T154335Z LOCATION:Boyd Orr Building\, Glasgow G12 8QR\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: What would socialism look like? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161123T190000Z DTEND:20161123T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:t2fp7fos8i5p81ufrk57v9kkmc@google.com CREATED:20161121T154147Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/781210082017982\n\nUniversity o f Manchester Students' Union Room 3\n\nJoin Manchester Marxists for a talk and discussion on the history of Trotskyism\, his ideas about entryism\, an d the relevance of these ideas today.\n LAST-MODIFIED:20161121T154147Z LOCATION:University of Manchester Students' Union\, Oxford Rd\, Manchester M13 9PR\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Manchester Marxists: The life and ideas of Leon Trotsky TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161124T180000Z DTEND:20161124T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:bhkv6rg1etq5qck4egshms28no@google.com CREATED:20161121T154048Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/377698525915962/\n\nRoom 1.01\, Francis Bancroft Building\, QMUL\, Mile End\n\nMarx wrote in The Communist Manifesto\, "The history of all hitherto existing society is the history o f class struggle." This means that throughout history\, society has been ch aracterised and driven forward by struggles of people with opposing class i nterests. For Marxists\, this is the essential starting point for understan ding human history.\n\nSince the election of Trump\, there has been talk ab out society moving backwards and progress being reversed. Join us for a dis cussion on the Marxist view of history\, and how we can use it to understan d the world as it is today\, and how we can change it for the better.\n LAST-MODIFIED:20161121T154049Z LOCATION:Queen Mary University of London\, Mile End Rd\, London E1 4NS\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:QMUL Marxists: Class struggle and the Marxist view of history TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161121T190000Z DTEND:20161121T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:hiu6171p462glkp4blqdvo8d84@google.com CREATED:20161118T094902Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1074934105909569/\n\nGrimond Se minar Room 3\n\nIf you want to watch a movie or a play\, you'll have to pay for theatre tickets. If you want to view a painting at an exhibition\, you 'll have to pay for gallery tickets. If you want to have a beautiful thing to decorate your workplace\, you'll have to pay for digital prints. Under c apitalism\, art is relegated to galleries\, to theatres\, to museums: art i s not a normal part of everyday life and only those with the leisure to vie w art and the income to own art are allowed access to art. \n\nIn this sess ion we'll be discussing what kind of place art and the beautiful have withi n a capitalist system\, where people are often confronted with the brutalit y of greed and self-interest over & over & over again. We'll be joined by J oe Attard of Socialist Appeal who will introduce the topic\, after which we 'll break up as usual into a general discussion\, where everyone is welcome to raise questions\, give their opinions and ideas\, or just listen if the y're more comfortable with that. \n\nHopefully see you there\, feel free to bring any friends! LAST-MODIFIED:20161118T094902Z LOCATION:Grimond Building\, Canterbury CT2\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Kent Marxists: Art and the class struggle TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161121T180000Z DTEND:20161121T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:vo06feiqup11842kgi8nost4u0@google.com CREATED:20161118T094741Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/175230879606042/\n\nMeet outsid e the HUMMS building\n\nThe Russian Revolution of 1917 was the greatest eve nt in human history - the first time that the masses fought back against th eir oppressors and won.\n\nBut within a decade\, the revolution had degener ated into a bureaucratic regime that found its ultimate expression in the d ictatorship of Stalin.\n\nToday\, the spectre of Stalinism is used by the r uling class to discredit and attacks the ideas of socialism\, and to distra ct from the dictatorship of the banks that rules over us within the capital ist system today.\n\nJoin the Reading Marxists as we discuss the reasons be hind the degeneration of the Soviet Union into Stalinism\, and why we can b e optimistic about the prospects ahead in the fight for genuine socialism. LAST-MODIFIED:20161118T094741Z LOCATION:University of Reading\, Reading RG6\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Reading Marxists: The Soviet Union - socialism or Stalinism? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161121T190000Z DTEND:20161121T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:2tf6hbrqie5bda619rrt0pb7us@google.com CREATED:20161118T094629Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1591862214442113/\n\nThe Russia n Revolution of 1917 was the greatest event in human history - the first ti me that the masses fought back against their oppressors and won.\n\nBut wit hin a decade\, the revolution had degenerated into a bureaucratic regime th at found its ultimate expression in the dictatorship of Stalin.\n\nToday\, the spectre of Stalinism is used by the ruling class to discredit and attac ks the ideas of socialism\, and to distract from the dictatorship of the ba nks that rules over us within the capitalist system today.\n\nBut what rela tionship does Stalinism have with 21st century socialist movements? Come an d explore\, discuss\, and debate this question with the LSE Marxist Society .\n\nThe discussion will be led by Fred Weston\, editor of www.marxist.com\ , and we encourage as much participation as possible.\n\nOpen to socialists of all stripes\, and the politically undecided!\n LAST-MODIFIED:20161118T094629Z LOCATION:Clement House\, LSE\, 265 Strand\, London WC2R 1DH\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:LSE Marxist society: The Soviet Union - socialism or Stalinism? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161122T190000Z DTEND:20161122T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:s42p5rvnoui48lv7fsm6vstn4g@google.com CREATED:20161118T094505Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1794673997452155/#\n\nOkinaga R oom\, Wadham College\n\nToday we find ourselves in the midst of one of the deepest crises capitalism has ever faced. While the 99% are being asked to pay for the crisis\, the 1% are amassing wealth at an ever accelerating pac e. The saturating level of scandal and corruption in the establishment is a lienating millions from traditional politics. All of this is causing a deep questioning of capitalist society. Many are looking for an alternative to the system that we have\, and a growing number are looking towards revoluti onary socialism for the answer.\n\nMarxists have consistently pointed out t hat it would be utopian to draw up a detailed plan of a socialist society\, for history proceeds and shapes societies in accordance not with philosoph ers' ideas and models\, but with material circumstances. Nonetheless it is still possible to make some deductions about what socialism might look like .\n\nHow could a socialist economy\, running for need and not profit\, work in the future? What will be the role of technology? What shapes can worker s' democracy take?\n\nThis week our discussion will be led by Ben Gliniecki from the Marxist Student Federation. As usual\, we’ll have plenty of time for discussion during the meeting\, to be continued in the pub afterwards! LAST-MODIFIED:20161118T094505Z LOCATION:Wadham College\, Parks Rd\, Oxford OX1 3PN\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Oxford Marxists: What will socialism look like? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161117T180000Z DTEND:20161117T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:l3vr66utgeb6fokms8eee0an30@google.com CREATED:20161116T131435Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1239270016132768/\n\nH2.03\n\nA s Marxists\, we believe that women cannot be liberated from the constraints and exploitation of capitalism by fighting for small reforms within the sy stem.\nThe only way is to fight for intersectional equality is to fight for socialism.\nJoin us in H2.03 as we team up with Warwick Anti-Sexism Societ y for a discussion on topic of Marxist-Feminist theory!\n\nAll opinions wel come! LAST-MODIFIED:20161116T131435Z LOCATION:University of Warwick\, Coventry CV4 7AL\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Warwick Marxists: Women's oppression and capitalism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161117T180000Z DTEND:20161117T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:2evd3ah1jmt7mr101gm478lh0s@google.com CREATED:20161116T131300Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1131976686923570/\n\nUoS Studen ts' Union\, View Room 4\n\nHousing in the UK has been at crisis levels for years with landlords ripping off tenents\, house prices soaring\, and homle ssness increasing by 30% in the previous year alone. Come along to Sheffiel d Marxist Societies next discussion.\n LAST-MODIFIED:20161116T131300Z LOCATION:Sheffield Students' Union 2TG\, Western Rd\, Sheffield S10\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxists: the Housing Crisis TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161116T200000Z DTEND:20161116T213000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:9qk6j0ddd3361uihd9t3gppmr4@google.com CREATED:20161116T131018Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1770443913217699/\n\nUniversity of Manchester Students' Union Room 7\n\nJoin us for a meeting about the ro le of the monarchy and the dismissal\, by the royall appointed govenor gene ral\, of the Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam in 1975 and a discussi on on what it means for Marxists today.\n LAST-MODIFIED:20161116T131018Z LOCATION:University of Manchester Students' Union\, Oxford Rd\, Manchester M13 9PR\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Manchester Marxists: Marxism and the Monarchy TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161117T183000Z DTEND:20161117T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:j7aiqcjoqbnclgoj359ddtioho@google.com CREATED:20161116T130911Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1475664899128851/\n\nFWB 1.13\n \nMarxists hold that politics is merely concentrated economics\, or rather that all political struggle ultimately expresses conflicting material inter ests. \n\nIn the period of capitalist crisis\, the bourgeois economists can only scratch their heads as all their theories and models falter\, while M arxist economic theory gives us the tools to diagnose the sickness of capit alism - and declare it terminal.\n\nJoin the Marxist society as we discuss (amongst other things) the labour theory of value\, the emergence and role of money across history\, the functioning (and dysfunction) of capitalism a nd how a socialist economy would operate. LAST-MODIFIED:20161116T130911Z LOCATION:Franklin-Wilkins Building\, 150 Stamford St\, Lambeth\, London SE1 9NH\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:KCL Marxists: Introduction to Marxist economics TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161119T110000Z DTEND:20161119T160000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:4qvmhtrk5gtm0c7oe3cmej4iqg@google.com CREATED:20161116T130743Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1789334174617355/\n\nThe NUS an d UCU have called a demo on 19 November - we'll be there\, united for educa tion.\n\nDue to the crisis of capitalism\, our generation faces a future wo rse than our parents. With sky-high fees and extortionate rents\, higher ed ucation is increasingly becoming the preserve of the rich. Further educatio n has faced a brutal assault of Tory cuts and attacks. Teachers\, lecturers and support staff are expected to work more for less.\n\nBut a fightback i s developing. Thousands have taken to the streets against austerity and war . Hundreds of thousands have participated in the Corbyn movement and are lo oking for an alternaitve to Tory rule. And young people across Britain are joingin the Marxist Student Federation and fighting for revolutionary chang e.\n\nThe status quo has failed. The system is broken. We need a revolution . Join our bloc on 19th November. LAST-MODIFIED:20161116T130743Z LOCATION:Park Lane\, Park Ln\, London W1K\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Marxist Student bloc @ "United for Education" TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161114T190000Z DTEND:20161114T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:u47a6humd4qnqvtb74eshajk2s@google.com CREATED:20161111T105150Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1236804246363076/\n\nGrimond Se minar Room 3\n\nDonald Trump has just been elected the President of the Uni ted States for at least the next four years. From the very beginning since he started running\, people all over the world have looked on in humour and incredulity\, not believing that he would make it as far as he did\, much less go on and actually become President. However\, his nightmare Presidenc y has now become a reality and it will have consequences all over the world - we must confront it\, learn from it and make plans for the future as the world's biggest colonial capitalist powers (UK & USA) move further to the right. \n\nA talk will be given by Rand Williamson\, who will examine the h ows and whys of Donald Trump's success and ultimately WHAT this will mean f or us\, and what we can do moving forward. Our talks are always followed by an open discussion\, where everyone is welcome to ask questions\, share th eir views and participate in any general brainstorming about what we can do . \n\nWe are at a crisis point where serious consideration and action for t he future are no longer optional but necessary. Come along and feel free to bring any friends! LAST-MODIFIED:20161111T105150Z LOCATION:Grimond Building\, Canterbury CT2\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Kent Marxists: Trump and the Elections - how\, why\, and what next? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161115T183000Z DTEND:20161115T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:krs2662ga0u38gk41ea9dgmodk@google.com CREATED:20161111T104908Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/168419580289945/\n\nLUU Room 1\ n\nThe world has gone crazy! This phrase\, together with shock\, anger\, sa dness\, etc has been the initial reaction to the "impossible" victory of Do nald Trump. As Marxists\, however\, we have repeatedly said that if Brexit can happen\, Trump can become the president of the US too. These results ar e a direct consequence of the deep economic crisis we are going through in which “reason and logic” have been thrown out of the window. We have seen a n increasing polarisation across the world after the 2008 crash because peo ple are trying to find solutions to their everyday (and increasing) problem s. Why has 2016 delivered such results? Where is the world heading to? Come and join us to discuss these and more questions.\n\n LAST-MODIFIED:20161111T104908Z LOCATION:Leeds University Union\, 2 Lifton Pl\, Leeds LS2 9JS\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Leeds Marxists: the US elections - result and perspectives TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161110T180000Z DTEND:20161110T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:glsh18e8ipkuv9tlkl992hqub4@google.com CREATED:20161107T095028Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/550713088460823\n\n1.01 Francis Bancroft Building\, Mile End\n\nAmerica has elected a racist\, misogynisti c and uncontrolling demagogue. Many people feel devastated\, confused and h opeless. We will explore why and how this has happened and what we can do a bout it!\n\nJoin the QMUL Marxist Society as we hold a \ndiscussion on the implications and perspectives of the US election result\, and learn why an independent party of Labour\, putting forward a revolutionary programme\, i s the only solution to the US crisis. LAST-MODIFIED:20161109T220345Z LOCATION:Queen Mary University of London\, Mile End Rd\, London E1 4NS\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:QMUL Marxists: Trump wins - how\, why and what next? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161115T190000Z DTEND:20161115T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:kgplu7422peeubn78oi3h6dnm8@google.com CREATED:20161109T153420Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1536957362988400/\n\nBoyd Orr B uilding Room 709B\n\nThe worst election in living memory has drawn to a clo se. A repugnant choice was presented to the American people: Donald Trump o r Hillary Clinton. Two identical plutocrats: one\, the Establishment's own candidate and the other a thorn in their side and a monster of their own ma king.\n\nThe enormous energy and power of the movement that united around B ernie Sanders has dissipated\, but the millions who want a Revolution again st the "billionaire class" are still there and growing. \n\nThe crisis of c apitalism and the American ruling class deepens by the day. As they continu e to prove that they have no solutions to the problems of the working class \, workers and young people must learn to fight for themselves. 2016 will b e the prologue in the history of the next American Revolution. Join us at t he Glasgow Marxists to discuss how and why it must be fought for.\n\nOur gu est speaker will be Daniel Morley from the International Marxist Tendency. LAST-MODIFIED:20161109T153420Z LOCATION:Boyd Orr Building\, Glasgow G12 8QR\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: America 2016 - two right wings TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161115T190000Z DTEND:20161115T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:j415qvnk0thvmv7t97n8nlnajs@google.com CREATED:20161109T153313Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1301634076542836/\n\nMunby Room \, Kings College\n\nDonald Trump's victory is a victory of reaction. Reacti on to a Capitalist system in crisis as millions of Americans who abandoned the 'lesser of two evils' mantra and either did not vote or even voted for change\, no matter what\, in the form of Donald Trump. This will have massi ve implications and we must therefore offer solutions to the American dilem ma\; the solution is socialism.\n LAST-MODIFIED:20161109T153313Z LOCATION:King's College Chapel\, King's Parade\, Cambridge CB2 1ST\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Cambridge Marxists: Trump's victory - how\, why\, and what next? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161115T190000Z DTEND:20161115T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:0kgfs8ld32el8dc6cs2ecet0sk@google.com CREATED:20161109T153128Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/264439263954381/\n\nOld Library \, Hertford College\n\nDonald Trump's victory in the US presidential electi ons has delivered the biggest political upset in history\; a political eart hquake that has shattered the entire global Establishment\, making Brexit l ook like a minor tremor in comparison.\n\nIn reality\, however\, Trump is n ot the problem\, but a symptom of a more general malaise in society. The sy stem has broken\, and the American Dream has become a nightmare for million s\, with rising inequality and continuing racial oppression.\n\nJoin the Ox ford Marxist society as we discuss the implications of the 2016 Election re sults\, how to fight Trump and his reactionary ideas\, and the way forward in the struggle for socialism in America and beyond.\n\nSpeaker: Hamid Aliz adeh\n\nSuggested reading:\nhttp://www.marxist.com/americas-brexit-to-fight -trump-fight-capitalism.htm LAST-MODIFIED:20161109T153128Z LOCATION:Hertford College\, Catte St\, Oxford OX1 3BW\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Oxford Marxists: Trump's win - how\, why\, and where next? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161110T180000Z DTEND:20161110T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:id819k5r847vsbmd5vj0n8dm3c@google.com CREATED:20161109T114016Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/189342731522707/\n\nUoS Student s' Union View Room 4\n\nDonald Trump has just won the US election for presi dency. No pollster predicted this outcome and many people\, especially thos e in the mainstream media and outside of the US\, cannot fathom why this ha s happened. \n\nJoin Sheffield Marxist Society for our unscheduled reading week meeting to discuss one of the most Titanic events in US history. LAST-MODIFIED:20161109T114016Z LOCATION:Sheffield Students' Union 2TG\, Western Rd\, Sheffield S10\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxists: Trump's victory - why and what next? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161117T183000Z DTEND:20161117T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:h8l8vns8sk8mhiq2a14lgkqjq4@google.com CREATED:20161109T113029Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/999739956803705/\n\nVenue: UCL Foster Court 112\n\nDonald Trump's victory in the U.S presidential election s has shattered traditional U.S politics\; another example of a populist re volt against the ruling elite\, after Brexit. In the first time of U.S hist ory a person that has neither political or military experience was elected president.\n\nIn reality\, however\, Trump is not the problem\, but a sympt om of a more general malaise in society. People are no longer content with the status quo and a broken system\, and the American Dream has become a ni ghtmare for millions\, with rising inequality and continuing racial oppress ion. \n\nJoin the UCL Marxist society as we discuss the implications and re asons behind the 2016 Election results\, how to fight Trump's agenda and re actionary ideas\, and the way forward in the struggle for socialism in the U.S.A and beyond. LAST-MODIFIED:20161109T113029Z LOCATION:Foster Court UCL\, London WC1H\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UCLU Marxists: Trump's victory and the future of the USA TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161114T180000Z DTEND:20161114T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:l5n49vd4bh5vnmf5pgdfdntffg@google.com CREATED:20161109T111457Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1779529738968545/\n\nVenue: mee t outside the HUMMS building\n\nDonald Trump's victory in the US presidenti al elections has delivered the biggest political upset in history\; a polit ical earthquake that has shattered the entire global Establishment\, making Brexit look like a minor tremor in comparison.\n\nIn reality\, however\, T rump is not the problem\, but a symptom of a more general malaise in societ y. The system has broken\, and the American Dream has become a nightmare fo r millions\, with rising inequality and continuing racial oppression.\n\nJo in the Reading Marxist society as we discuss the implications of the 2016 E lection results\, how to fight Trump and reactionary ideas\, and the way fo rward in the struggle for socialism in America and beyond. LAST-MODIFIED:20161109T111457Z LOCATION:Humss Building\, Earley\, Reading RG6\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Reading Marxists: Trump's win - how\, why and where next? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161116T190000Z DTEND:20161116T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:m3sens6csendhfp7mbfdh7vu10@google.com CREATED:20161109T111054Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/570963199771787/\n\nVenue: LSE Clement House - CLM.G.03\n\nDonald Trump's victory in the US presidential e lections has delivered the biggest political upset in history\; a political earthquake that has shattered the entire global Establishment\, making Bre xit look like a minor tremor in comparison.\n\nIn reality\, however\, Trump is not the problem\, but a symptom of a more general malaise in society. T he system has broken\, and the American Dream has become a nightmare for mi llions\, with rising inequality and continuing racial oppression.\n\nJoin t he LSE Marxist society as we discuss the implications of the 2016 Election results\, how to fight Trump and reactionary ideas\, and the way forward in the struggle for socialism in America and beyond.\n LAST-MODIFIED:20161109T111054Z LOCATION:London School of Economics and Political Science\, Houghton St\, L ondon WC2A 2AE\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:LSE Marxists: Trump's win - how\, why and what next? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161109T180000Z DTEND:20161109T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:mi4q4genbjs20aq404s3v8l7m4@google.com CREATED:20161107T095214Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1143286892420382/\n\nRoom 2Q50 Frenchay Campus (Q Block)\n\nDonald Trump's victory in the US presidential elections has delivered the biggest political upset in history\; a politica l earthquake that has shattered the entire global Establishment\, making Br exit look like a minor tremor in comparison.\n\nIn reality\, however\, Trum p is not the problem\, but a symptom of a more general malaise in society. The system has broken\, and the American Dream has become a nightmare for m illions\, with rising inequality and continuing racial oppression.\n\nJoin the UWE Marxist society as we discuss the implications of the 2016 Election results\, how to fight Trump and reactionary ideas\, and the way forward i n the struggle for socialism in America and beyond.\n\nWhen? \nWednesday No vember 9th @ 6pm\n\nWhere? \nFrenchay campus\, Room 2Q50 (Q Block) LAST-MODIFIED:20161109T110847Z LOCATION:University of the West of England\, Coldharbour Ln\, Frenchay\, Br istol BS16 1QY\, UK SEQUENCE:1 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UWE Marxists: Trump's victory - how\, why and where next? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161110T183000Z DTEND:20161110T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:t123dkur49m5gi5uh2v637c2lo@google.com CREATED:20161104T135451Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/207418379697115\n\nFWB 1.13\n\n In light of last night's political upset\, we will discuss Trump's shock el ectoral victory and its implications for the class struggle in the USA and beyond.\n\nIs this the return of fascism? How were the polls so wrong? Woul d Bernie have won? We address all these questions\, and pose the most impor tant one: where do we go from here? LAST-MODIFIED:20161109T110433Z LOCATION:Franklin-Wilkins Building\, 150 Stamford St\, Lambeth\, London SE1 9NH\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:KCL Marxists: the Trump presidency - a Marxist view TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161109T180000Z DTEND:20161109T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:k8ii34vtu1pb9upu34poaua10c@google.com CREATED:20161108T100604Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/359909937691663/\n\nOn the day after the US election\, join us and speaker Rob Sewell to discuss the terri fying beast that is US capitalism and Donald Trump\, plus some Clinton thro wn in for good measure I'm sure!\n\nWe'll head to Falmer bar after for some great debate\, so you can drink away whatever the results!\n\nSee you all there!\n LAST-MODIFIED:20161108T100604Z LOCATION:Fulton Building\,\, University of Sussex\, Falmer\, Brighton BN1\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sussex Marxists: US capitalism and the rise of Trump TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161109T200000Z DTEND:20161109T213000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:l8vgjj1eqq5tkj003ln00b3usc@google.com CREATED:20161108T095535Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/202387816836402/\n\nUniversity of Manchester Students' Union Room 3\n\nJoin Manchester Marxists to discuss the implications of the US election result for the American working class and the global situation.\n LAST-MODIFIED:20161108T095535Z LOCATION:University of Manchester Students' Union\, Oxford Rd\, Manchester M13 9PR\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Manchester Marxists: The US elections - what does it mean for Marxi sts? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161110T180000Z DTEND:20161110T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:5e5hpom0tj3833otqon6r6cbi0@google.com CREATED:20161107T101026Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/327287380983727/\n\nComrades\,\ nJoin us this Thursday at 6pm in the Oculus building for a talk on American elections!\nHow will this madness end? Establishment or Alt-right?\nRob Se well\, editor of Socialist Appeal will host the talk a day after arguably t he most important election of our lifetime.\nAll opinions welcome! LAST-MODIFIED:20161107T101026Z LOCATION:the USA? SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Warwick Marxists: After the elections - which way forward in the US A? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161109T190000Z DTEND:20161109T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:n3fo7anhhb35k8lojskb9bcjt8@google.com CREATED:20161107T094838Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1793113547642762/\n\n"I envy yo u. You North Americans are very lucky. You are fighting the most important fight of all - you live in the heart of the beast" - Che Guevara\, 1964.\n\ nComrades\, come along to our next event\, a Marxist analysis of the U.S. P residential Election\, with results hot off the press! We can't necessarily predict who will win\, but we can say that whoever wins will perpetuate th e economic and militaristic continuity entrenched within the American syste m of goverment and the American capitalist ideology. The rise of Trump\, th e mobilisation of the Bernie Sanders movement and other distinct factors (w hich have made this election so different) will also be analysed and explai ned\; with a focus on the the future of the off-beat\, third party candidat e in the arena of American politics. \n\nHope to see you there! LAST-MODIFIED:20161107T094838Z LOCATION:Fulton House\, Sketty\, Swansea SA2\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Swansea Marxists: After the elections - which way forward for the U SA? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161108T190000Z DTEND:20161108T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:ldd7oo9bipgpsg3f9pmltjr87s@google.com CREATED:20161104T092959Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/191274994613646/\n\nAs theories that attempt to explain and resolve oppression in existing societies\, bot h Feminism and Marxism share common ground and have fought side by side cou ntless times. But what are the finer details of the matter? What is the bes t way forward in the struggle for the liberation of women? Can true equalit y really be achieved under the existing capitalist system\, or will it take a transformation of our world to really make progress? \n\nJoin the Oxford Marxist Society for our next meeting\, where Emil Francesca\, member of th e International Marxist Tendency\, will give a talk on the topic that will be followed by time for discussion/Q&A. All welcome! LAST-MODIFIED:20161107T094651Z LOCATION:Hertford College\, Catte St\, Oxford OX1 3BW\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Oxford Marxists: Marxism and the fight for women's liberation TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161108T190000Z DTEND:20161108T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:650j9o637camkmhkdj37rptqjc@google.com CREATED:20161104T092928Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/692325210944240/\n\nMunby Room\ , Kings College\n\nBritain is undergoing a mental health crisis and Capital ism has almost certainly got something to do with it. Come along to discuss the importance the Capitalist system has in affecting our mental health an d the ways in which it denies the necessary resource allocation to tackle t his problem.\n LAST-MODIFIED:20161104T092928Z LOCATION:King's College Chapel\, King's Parade\, Cambridge CB2 1ST\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Cambridge Marxists: Is capitalism killing our mental health? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161109T180000Z DTEND:20161109T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:nfo2f890628d6ca0796086sgq8@google.com CREATED:20161103T093119Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1810484679233389/\n\nUndoubtedl y one of the most dynamic and suprising elections in recent years\, the US presidential race has been such a spectacle that its easy to forget to take a step back and wonder what it all means. What will be the legacy of Donal d Trump on the Republican Party\, or the movement that was behind Bernie Sa nders on the Democrats?\n\nNo matter you're political persuasion join Newca stle Marxist Society for this important discussion. Frankie Toynton\, of th e International Marxist Tendency\, will introduce the topic before we open to questions and thoughts from the floor.\n\nEveryone is welcome to come al ong and take part so get yourselves down\, share the event widely and feel free to invite along anyone who you feel might like to get involved. LAST-MODIFIED:20161103T093119Z LOCATION:Bar Loco Newcastle\, 22 Leazes Park Rd\, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4 PG\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Newcastle Marxists: The US political earthquake - where next? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161102T180000Z DTEND:20161102T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:uprd2v4th36do639chjq1d5vas@google.com CREATED:20161101T093913Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1344241495595799/\n\nThis week Emily Cosentino will be speaking on the origin of the family and the subjug ation of women (and Marxism obviously!) LAST-MODIFIED:20161101T093913Z LOCATION:Fulton Building\,\, University of Sussex\, Falmer\, Brighton BN1\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sussex Marxists: Origins of the family and women's oppression TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161102T170000Z DTEND:20161102T183000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:og4d5i2b6r3e9ek9m2akbekn9c@google.com CREATED:20161031T111041Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/878617322238856/\n\nRoom 2Q50 F renchay Campus (Q Block)\n\nIn Russia in october 1917 the workers took powe r and started to build a socialist society. Capitalism was abolished and th ey began democratically planning the economy. This allowed Russia to make u nprecedented leaps forward in areas where society was held back by Tzarism and capitalism. There were major advancements in the economy. The USSR went from an extremely backwards country economically to a world super power in a couple of decades. Initially there were also huge advances in areas such as labour productivity\, rights of women and oppressed nationalities\, lab our rights and many others.\n\nBut the early state setup as a result of the october revolution bared little resemblence to the monstrous totalitarian regime establish under Stalin later on.\n\nMany of the advances of the revo lution were clawed back with the entrenchment of the Stalinist bureaucracy. This created a very contradictory society and a question with by no means a simple answer. Was the Soviet Union Socialist?\n\nWhen? \nWednesday Novem ber 2nd @ 5pm\n\nWhere? \nFrenchay campus\, Room 2Q50 (Q Block) LAST-MODIFIED:20161031T111041Z LOCATION:Frenchay Campus (Stop A)\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UWE Marxists: Was the Soviet Union socialist? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161108T190000Z DTEND:20161108T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:8vt5flcgd9nvh131h1keirtep8@google.com CREATED:20161031T110816Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/208408816252793/\n\nThe 7th of November 2016 will mark 99 years since the seizure of power by the Bolshevi ks in 1917. For Marxists\, this represents the single Greatest Event in Hum an History\, when the working class of Russia broke the chains of imperiali sm and capitalism\, ushering in a new era of international revolution and c lass struggle. \n\nThe Glasgow University Marxist Society will be hosting o ur regular weekly meeting on the Russian Revolution of 1917. We will discus s the history and challenges of the Revolution\, its significance and most importantly\, the lessons that the Bolshevik experience contains for modern revolutionaries.\n LAST-MODIFIED:20161031T110816Z LOCATION:Boyd Orr Building\, Glasgow G12 8QR\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: The Russian Revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161101T190000Z DTEND:20161101T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:grso0fn7in827p4o0rck15g51s@google.com CREATED:20161027T121404Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/895258850608391/\n\nBoyd Orr Bu ilding Room 709B\n\nThis summer marked 80 years since the beginning of the Spanish Civil War. It was a revolutionary war\, pitting the Spanish working class and peasantry against an unholy alliance of Church\, Monarchy\, Indu strialists and Fascists.\n\nHow did the revolutionary upheavals of 1930s Sp ain lead to Civil War? Were the revolutionaries doomed to defeat or was Fra nco-fascism avoidable?\n\nAvailable at the meeting will be the Spanish Civi l War edition of In Defence of Marxism magazine\, only £2.\n\n LAST-MODIFIED:20161031T110717Z LOCATION:Boyd Orr Building\, Glasgow G12 8QR\, UK SEQUENCE:1 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: Revolution and Civil War in Spain TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161101T190000Z DTEND:20161101T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:a6sh2lj0u4pklq014bt2os2q5o@google.com CREATED:20161031T110424Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1586828084958364/\n\nMunby Room \, Kings College\n\nThe vote for Brexit this summer has been a shock to Bri tish\, European and world politics. Nobody seemed to expect Brexit\, so why did it happen? Is there an underlying crisis in the EU as well as in Brita in? And what will be the results of this once-in-a-generation decision?\n LAST-MODIFIED:20161031T110424Z LOCATION:King's College Chapel\, King's Parade\, Cambridge CB2 1ST\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Cambridge Marxists: Brexit and the European Crisis TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161103T180000Z DTEND:20161103T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:mh36dcc0dnhp91jium8ebokbps@google.com CREATED:20161031T110327Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/351267125206385\n\nView Room 4\ , UoS Students' Union\n\nOver the summer the right wing of the Labour Party \, led by Tom Watson\, in concert with the Tory media have whipped up a hys terical campaign against "Trots"\, "Trotsky Entrists" and the like.\n\nWhat lies at the root of this fear of Leon Trotsky\, an early twentieth century revolutionary? Who was Leon Trotsky? And what is it to be a "Trotskyist"?\ n LAST-MODIFIED:20161031T110327Z LOCATION:Sheffield Students' Union 2TG\, Western Rd\, Sheffield S10\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxists: Who's afraid of Leon Trotsky? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161103T190000Z DTEND:20161103T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:p1591s3l17o0e9opak71rv6138@google.com CREATED:20161031T110228Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/338760476483598\n\nUCL Chandler House\n\n2016 marks the 99th anniversary of the Russian Revolution\, and N ovember the anniversary of Red October\, on the New Style calender. Join th e UCLU Marxists for a talk on how Russian society was transformed\, first i n February and then\, more decisively\, in the Bolshevik Revolution. As alw ays\, the talk will be followed by a discussion\, and then we'll make our t o the pub. All welcome!\n LAST-MODIFIED:20161031T110228Z LOCATION:Chandler House\, 2 Wakefield St\, Kings Cross\, London WC1N\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UCLU Marxists: The Russian Revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161102T190000Z DTEND:20161102T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:n3ruh5prmdtg96ohv106fp6lu0@google.com CREATED:20161028T142939Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/357874961221539/\n\nComrades\, come along to our next event\, a lead-off and discussion commemorating the 99th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution. As Marxists we should underst and the processes and lessons learned from the first successful socialist r evolution by analysing the history\, characters and events that took place in November 1917.\n\nAs per usual\, we shall meet beforehand in JC's Bar. A fter the meeting\, there shall be a social\, where you can be Militant\, ge t hammered and sickled and paint the town red (more details to follow). LAST-MODIFIED:20161028T142939Z LOCATION:Fulton House\, Sketty\, Swansea SA2\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Swansea Marxists: The Russian Revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161103T180000Z DTEND:20161103T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:9qqjgpkaru8vg5dg94hqsjmq00@google.com CREATED:20161028T105532Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1807789726171655/\n\nCapitalism is usurped in contradictions\, it can barely function without causing cris is somewhere on the planet\; all on the left agree on the need for change. \n\nYet\, how can this change be accompolished? Is it about electing the ri ght political party\, about pursuing the right policies or is more radical action needed to end a system which has caused suffering for well over 200 years.\n\nTo discuss this question we are joining up with the Warwick Green Party as we discuss Reform or Revolution. \n\nAll are welcome! \n\nRoom: O CO.05\n\nFurther Reading:\n\nPrologue to Rosa Luxemburg's Reform or Revolut ion\n\nhttp://www.socialist.net/why-we-need-a-revolution-a-reply-to-owen-jo nes.htm LAST-MODIFIED:20161028T105532Z LOCATION:University of Warwick\, Coventry CV4 7AL\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Warwick Marxists: Reformism or Revolution? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161102T180000Z DTEND:20161102T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:0l7dnp1cqcp5ijh4611odqjfo8@google.com CREATED:20161027T121814Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1673885796236013/\n\nThis event is hosted by Newcastle Marxist Society.\n\n'The War On Democracy' (2007) w as John Pilger's first for cinema. It explores the current and past relatio nship of Washington with Latin American countries such as Venezuela\, Boliv ia and Chile.\n\nJohn Pilger says: "[The film] is about the struggle of peo ple to free themselves from a modern form of slavery". These people\, he sa ys\, "describe a world not as American presidents like to see it as useful or expendable\, they describe the power of courage and humanity among peopl e with next to nothing. They reclaim noble words like democracy\, freedom\, liberation\, justice\, and in doing so they are defending the most basic h uman rights of all of us in a war being waged against all of us."\n\nEveryo ne is welcome to come along to our film screening so\, get yourselves down\ , share the event widely and feel free to invite anyone you feel might like to get involved.\n\nThere will also be a business section of our meeting w here we will discuss the Durham TAs dispute\, the NUS Free Education demo i n London in November and the other activities of the society. LAST-MODIFIED:20161027T121814Z LOCATION:Bar Loco Newcastle\, 22 Leazes Park Rd\, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4 PG\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Newcastle Marxists: The War on Democracy TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161027T170000Z DTEND:20161027T183000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:u34m1pgun5hojetrfkd6p6g4j8@google.com CREATED:20161027T121540Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1773192286269218/\n\nUEA\, Arts 2.01\n\nIn the aftermath of Britain's referendum to leave the European Uni on\, a wave of other countries proposed similar referendums to break ties w ith the EU. Anti-EU sentiment is growing in Europe\, and the dialogue seems to be dominated by the right-wing. Meanwhile\, the failure of the Euro and the migrant crisis put the structures of the EU under strain. What can we expect to happen? What do these events mean? What is the future of the Euro pean Union? Come and join the UEA Socialist Society in discussion! All welc ome! LAST-MODIFIED:20161027T121540Z LOCATION:University of East Anglia\, Norwich Research Park\, Norwich NR4 7T J\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Norwich Marxists: Brexit and the Crisis in Europe TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161101T190000Z DTEND:20161101T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:iou1dk9mdfofvj8jq291tl4uig@google.com CREATED:20161027T121210Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/213289929083592/\n\nOld Library \, Hertford College\n\nUntil recently the US presidential elections had see med a very stagnant and formal affair\; merely a time for the two establish ment parties to vie for the centre-right ground\, and the debates consisted of little else except quibbling over how best to maintain the status quo. \n\nHowever within the space of a year we have seen massive radicalisation (both to the left and the right) within this very same system. \n\nOn one h and we have the meteoric rise of Bernie Sanders\, a self-proclaimed 'democr atic socialist' whose continued emphasis on inequality and the 'Revolution against the billionaire class' has transformed the conversation surrounding the future of the Democratic Party. \n\nOn the other hand we have also see n the Republican establishment 'reeping what is has sown' through the rise of the populist\, right-wing\, demogogue Donald Trump\, whose meteoric camp aign has been fuelled by reactionary\, bigoted and anti-establishment senti ments from the very beginning. \n\nJoin the Oxford Marxists this Tuesday to discuss the significance of the Sanders movement\, the political earthquak e in American politics\, and the radical change that is taking place in the consciousness of workers and youth in the USA. LAST-MODIFIED:20161027T121210Z LOCATION:Hertford College\, Catte St\, Oxford OX1 3BW\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Oxford Marxists: Trump\, Clinton\, Sanders and the US elections TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161026T180000Z DTEND:20161026T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:ignegknhsomprmhb9f8v59e0bs@google.com CREATED:20161025T151059Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/178722272581460/\n\nMarino Room \, Fulton House\n\nComrades\, please come along to our next event\, a Marxi st analysis of the Stalinist bureaucracy of the USSR. The organ of the stat e which betrayed the principles of the Bolshevik Revolution and cruelly per secuted the Soviet peoples and Stalinists dissenters in a totalitarian rein vention of the Marxist ideology and economic model. This meeting coincides with the International Marxist Tendency´s publication of Leon Trotsky´s (pr eviously unfinished\, now expanded) biography and analysis of Joseph Stalin and the Stalinist framework. The lead-off will be conducted by Gareth Lynn Montes\, of the Marxist Student Federation and the IMT. \n LAST-MODIFIED:20161025T151059Z LOCATION:Fulton House\, Sketty\, Swansea SA2\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Swansea: Stalinism and the Soviet bureaucracy TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161027T170000Z DTEND:20161027T183000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:jgvckiobfaq979vniedhpnfq1c@google.com CREATED:20161025T151004Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/331212907241608\n\nView Room 4\ , UoS Students' Union\n\nThe modern world is automated to an unprecedented degree. Science and technology has made possible things that were hardly ev en dreamed of a few decades ago. What does this mean for our understanding of capitalism today? What does technology mean for employment? And what is the impact of all of this on the fight for socialism?\n LAST-MODIFIED:20161025T151004Z LOCATION:Sheffield Students' Union 2TG\, Western Rd\, Sheffield S10\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxists: Science and automation under capitalism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161027T173000Z DTEND:20161027T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:qn6e12mekeopu5cmel4nl68q6c@google.com CREATED:20161025T150911Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/350184791984418\n\nFranklin-Wil kins Building\, King's College\, room 1.13\n\n*Change of programme: Due to the Stalin book launch occuring on the weekend\, we have changed our sessio n for this week.*\n\nFollowing the October Revolution\, Russia went from a backwards\, semi-feudal economy to the world's second superpower. This incr edible acheivement was made possible by the planned economy established aft er the Bolshevik Revolution.\n\nHowever\, an oppressive bureaucracy prevent ed Soviet citizens from democratically participating in the political proce ss. The bureuacracy was also responsible for many monstrous acts of violenc e and supression. \n\nAs a result\, is it correct to describe the Soviet Un ion as genuinely 'socialist'? What does socialism actually mean in practice ? Is oppression a necessary consequence of planning an economy? \n\nJoin th e Marxist society as we discuss these issues and determine what can be lear ned from the distortions of the Soviet Union in terms of building for socia list revolution in Britain and beyond. LAST-MODIFIED:20161025T150911Z LOCATION:Franklin-Wilkins Building\, 150 Stamford St\, Lambeth\, London SE1 9NH\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:KCL Marxists: Was the Soviet Union socialist? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161027T170000Z DTEND:20161027T183000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:gch490l6i0s7gp9c2ueti84t20@google.com CREATED:20161025T150718Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1851164458435742\n\nBancroft 1. 01 Mile End Campus\n\nNo other great social uprising has seen so many lies and distortions as the Russian Revolution of 1917. The Russian Revolution w as not a bloody slaughter\, but in fact one of the greatest events in human history\, and the first full realisation of a worker’s democracy. LAST-MODIFIED:20161025T150718Z LOCATION:Queen Mary University of London\, Mile End Rd\, London E1 4NS\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:QMUL Marxists: The Russian Revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161026T170000Z DTEND:20161026T183000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:shfvijkinvkdh8md7jqrqi34ek@google.com CREATED:20161025T150623Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/311487565886350/\n\nEnvironment al Catastrophe: How to Stop Capitalism from Killing the Planet.\nA talk fro m our very own Luke Panayi about one of the most important issues of our ti me - how to go about sustaining and fixing a world on the brink of environm ental collapse. \nCome along and join us for this incredibly important disc ussion this Wednesday\, 6-8 in 213.\nAs usual there will be a great discuss ion afterwards and then drinks at Falmer bar. \nCan't wait to see you all t here! LAST-MODIFIED:20161025T150623Z LOCATION:Fulton Building\,\, University of Sussex\, Falmer\, Brighton BN1\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sussex Marxists: Capitalism and the Environment TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161026T180000Z DTEND:20161026T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:52eucnhnuas5rhaa86stfeoe5c@google.com CREATED:20161021T164021Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/265462580515282/\n\nThe war in Syria is in its 5th year\, with no end in sight. Nearly half a million have been killed\, caught between the interests of the USA\, Russia\, Britain\, France\, Turkey\, Saudi Arabia and others. Over 275\,000 civillians are tr apped in eastern Aleppo\, a city that could be totally destroyed if fightin g continues.\n\nJoin us with Hamid Alizadeh of www.marxist.com to discuss w hat are the roots of this conflict\, and what is the way out? LAST-MODIFIED:20161021T164021Z LOCATION:the Middle East SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:SOAS Marxists: Imperialism\, Syria\, and the Crisis in the Middle E ast TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161025T180000Z DTEND:20161025T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:ums8512kvo00nkh3gnukeiq2is@google.com CREATED:20161021T163727Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/815119071923991/\n\nThe Russian Revolution of 1917 was the greatest event in human history - the first tim e that the masses fought back against their oppressors and won.\n\nBut with in a decade\, the revolution had degenerated into a bureaucratic regime tha t found its ultimate expression in the dictatorship of Stalin.\n\nToday\, t he spectre of Stalinism is used by the ruling class to discredit and attack s the ideas of socialism\, and to distract from the dictatorship of the ban ks that rules over us within the capitalist system today.\n\nJoin the Oxfor d Marxists as we discuss the reasons behind the degeneration of the Soviet Union into Stalinism\, and why we can be optimistic about the prospects ahe ad in the fight for genuine socialism. LAST-MODIFIED:20161021T163727Z LOCATION:Hertford College\, Catte St\, Oxford OX1 3BW\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Oxford Marxists: The Soviet Union - Socialism or Stalinism? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161025T180000Z DTEND:20161025T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:ek3nq8u8fc2e2fph1cpiun52t0@google.com CREATED:20161021T163349Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/191038591340802/\n\nRacism and the class system go hand in hand. The state needs to divide-and-rule to mai ntain the position of the ruling class. In the US\, relentless police bruta lity against African-Americans has provoked the biggest radicalisation of b lack youth since the 60s. On this side of the Atlantic we've seen the death in police custody of Sheku Bayoh and the disgusting dehumanisation of refu gees in the media. Why is this happening? Is society inherently racist? Is there a solution?\n LAST-MODIFIED:20161021T163349Z LOCATION:Boyd Orr Building\, Glasgow G12 8QR\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: Black Lives Matter - Racism & Class Society TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161020T170000Z DTEND:20161020T183000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:ns3gd4jeo51kc7mqdodf8fjqfk@google.com CREATED:20161018T141919Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/966027433509676/\n\nThe View De li\, University of Sheffield Students' Union\n\nEurope and the Middle East is currently experiencing the biggest refugee crisis since World War 2. Dif fering opinions on how to deal with this have lead to huge political turmoi l the world over\, and ever-deepening rifts between the left and the right. Come to our discussion to talk and learn about the Marxist perspective on the crisis.\n LAST-MODIFIED:20161018T141919Z LOCATION:Sheffield Students' Union 2TG\, Western Rd\, Sheffield S10\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxists: Imperialism and the Refugee Crisis TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161020T170000Z DTEND:20161020T183000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:qntdcq5mmjkacl642bnd68i0so@google.com CREATED:20161018T141733Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1044036082380812/\n\nPost-Brexi t Britain has shown glimpses of neoliberalism in crisis and the sheer incom petence of the ruling class to find a solution to deal with the lack of eco nomic opportunity for the ordinary working classes.\n\nThomas Soud\, the Pr esident of Warwick Marxists will be holding a talk on the state of capitali sm in 2016 and whether we are heading for a World Revolution as a result of another economic meltdown.\n\nJoin us in H2.03 for talk and discussion!\nA ll opinions welcome!\n LAST-MODIFIED:20161018T141733Z LOCATION:University of Warwick\, Coventry CV4 7AL\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Warwick Marxists: Are we heading for a world revolution? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161019T180000Z DTEND:20161019T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:3vl24vhva25qgd8ngvdt28qn8c@google.com CREATED:20161018T141625Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1603920319903799/\n\nManchester Universities' Catholic Chaplaincy\n\nJoin Manchester Marxists for a discus sion on one of the seminal works of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels\, the co mmunist manifesto. It is available to read online (if you don't have time t o read it feel free to come along anyway and listen to the discussion\, alt hough it is highly recommended that you do read it!). The meeting will be i n the Catholic Chaplaincy opposite the Students' union\, in the boardroom\, at the usual time of 7 o'clock\n LAST-MODIFIED:20161018T141625Z LOCATION:Manchester Universities' Catholic Chaplaincy\, Avila House\, 335-3 37 Oxford Rd\, Manchester M13 9PG\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Manchester Marxists: The Communist Manifesto TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161019T180000Z DTEND:20161019T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:u8808c7v2f6dned6dos29lo4q0@google.com CREATED:20161018T141521Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/686142261540422/\n\nRoom 116\, SOAS Main Building\n\nFor many\, it is clear what we are fighting against: unemployment\, crisis and austerity\; but it can be harder to articulate or even picture exactly what we are fighting for. \n\nIn con- crete terms\, h ow might a new society work? Is a planned economy even possible? In what wa y would our individual lives be affected? \n\nJoin us for a discussion on w hat might socialism look like?\n\n LAST-MODIFIED:20161018T141521Z LOCATION: SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:SOAS Marxists: What would socialism look like? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161019T170000Z DTEND:20161019T183000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:3j9l9qgao26ihioos7mkpkk6ck@google.com CREATED:20161007T083307Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/695874177227629/\n\nAcross the world\, it is clear that the status quo has failed and the system has broke n: from the refugee crisis to the earthquake of Brexit\; from the ever-grow ing inequality in society to the civil war inside the Labour Party\; and fr om the rise of Trump in the USA to the seemingly endless conflict in Syria. Now more than ever\, therefore\, there is a need for revolutionary change and a socialist alternative.\n\nJoin Newcastle Marxist Society to discuss t he lessons of history and the relevance of Marx's ideas in offering a way f orward.\n\nEveryone is welcome to come along and take part so get yourselve s down\, share the event widely and feel free to invite along anyone who yo u feel might like to get involved. LAST-MODIFIED:20161014T152042Z LOCATION:Bar Loco Newcastle\, 22 Leazes Park Rd\, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4 PG\, UK SEQUENCE:1 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Newcastle Marxists: Prospects for World Revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161021T180000Z DTEND:20161021T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:6na70qugidtugrbbph8m13qv6o@google.com CREATED:20161014T143428Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/297892880593453\n\nWellred Book s and Socialist Appeal invite you to the official book launch of:\nSTALIN - a biography by Leon Trotsky\n\nwith guest speakers:\nEsteban Volkov\, Leon Trotsky's grandson\nAlan Woods\, editor of the new Wellred edition of "Sta lin"\n\nThe biography of Joseph Stalin by Leon Trotsky is an unfinished Mar xist masterpiece\, analysing the history of the Russian Revolution and its later degeneration through the prism of Stalin's life.\n\nAfter years of pa tient and painstaking restoration\, a team of Marxists from Wellred Books a nd the International Marxist Tendency have published the most complete vers ion of Trotsky's work ever to be produced\, containing large sections of pr eviously lost and removed material written by Trotsky.\n\nWe invite you to join us to hear from Leon Trotsky's grandson\, Esteban Volkov\, and Alan Wo ods (editor of this Wellred Books edition of Stalin)\, for the official lau nch of the book.\n\nPart of the REVOLUTION! weekend Marxist festival:\nhttp s://www.facebook.com/events/1794071140837106/ LAST-MODIFIED:20161014T143428Z LOCATION:University College London\, Institute of Education\, Bedford Way\, London\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Book launch: Trotsky's "Stalin" TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161018T180000Z DTEND:20161018T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:8qb6r96428pfre7pifkitve218@google.com CREATED:20161013T144045Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1809255402632588/\n\nMunby Room \, Kings College\n\nThe crisis of capitalism is causing more and more peopl e to question the system and draw the same revolutionary conclusions as Mar xists – that the entire system must be changed for humanity to progress. Ma rxism is undergoing a resurgence. But just who was Karl Marx? What did he b elieve in? Why are his ideas still so relevant 133 years after his death?\n \nCome along to Cambridge Marxist Society's second meeting to discuss these questions and more!\n\nSpeaker: Ben Gliniecki\, Editor of Revolution newsp aper LAST-MODIFIED:20161013T144045Z LOCATION:University of Cambridge\, King's College\, King's Parade\, Cambrid ge CB2 1ST\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Cambridge Marxists: Marx was right! TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161018T180000Z DTEND:20161018T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:ko2al9fs48229s8uedcaqh1bio@google.com CREATED:20161013T143607Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1296420913723361/\n\nThe electi on (and re-election) of Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party has tra nsformed the political landscape in Britain. Hundreds of thousands of peopl e have become newly involved in political activity\, looking for an alterna tive to austerity and war.\n\nThe recent attempts to oust Corbyn have\, in turn\, opened up a civil war inside the Labour Party between grassroots Cor byn supporters and the New Labour Blairite gang in Westminster.\n\nJoin the Oxford Marxists for a discussion about the direction of the Labour Party a nd British politics\, and the way forward in fighting for a socialist alter native to the Tories and capitalist crisis.\n\nVenue: Old Dining Hall\, St Edmund Hall LAST-MODIFIED:20161013T143607Z LOCATION:Saint Edmund Hall\, St. Edmund Hall\, Queen's Ln\, Oxford OX1 4AR\ , UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Oxford Marxists: The Corbyn Revolution and the Battle for Labour TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161013T173000Z DTEND:20161013T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:ja4avbpojgjrqobveglkgpu3a8@google.com CREATED:20161012T153214Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/181652928945613\n\nThe UCLU Mar xists are proud to be hosting a very special event this Thursday:\n\nTo mar k the the release of a new\, more complete\, edition of Trotsky's biography of Stalin\, the translator\, Alan Woods\, will be speaking on the book and importantly\, on the ideas and analysis contained within it.\n\nFor anyone interested in the history of the Russian Revolution\, the Bolshevik Party and the Soviet Union\, this is an unmissable event.\n\nUnfortunately UCL ha s consistently failed us re room bookings (as those who attend last week's meeting will remember)\, so we will have to send out another reminder tomor row.\n\nHowever the meeting will definitely be tomorrow evening\, 6.30pm\, at UCL. LAST-MODIFIED:20161012T153214Z LOCATION:University College London\, Gower St\, Kings Cross\, London WC1E 6 BT\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UCL Marxists: Trotsky and the fight against Stalinism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161017T180000Z DTEND:20161017T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:la8jtb93p066jd6t4a0mh49i6k@google.com CREATED:20161012T153052Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1591862214442113\n\nJoin the LS E Marxist Society for a presentation from Fred Weston\, editor of Marxist.c om\, for a discussion of the relationship\, or lack thereof\, between socia lism and Stalinism. The lecture will be followed by an open discussion. All are welcome.\n LAST-MODIFIED:20161012T153052Z LOCATION:London School of Economics and Political Science\, Houghton St\, L ondon WC2A 2AE\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:LSE Marxists: The Soviet Union: socialism or Stalinism? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161017T180000Z DTEND:20161017T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:mvlue1ig7u3ri0b69r1aa6prd4@google.com CREATED:20161012T152818Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/704335019716417\n\nGrimond semi nar room 3\n\nAt this meeting we'll be discussing the Cuban revolution. Wha t happened during the revolution? Who were Che Guevara and Fidel Castro? Wh at changes did the revolution bring? What does it mean for Cuba now that di plomatic relations are being normalized with the USA? And how can we defend the gains of the revolution going forward?\n\nWe'll be discussing all thes e questions and more with Jorge Martin from the editorial board of America Socialista\, a Spanish language Marxist magazine with a circulation through out both American continents. \n\nFor those who are interested in a bit of further reading this is worth a look: http://www.marxist.com/us-admits-fail ure-and-re-establishes-diplomatic-relations-with-cuba-a-change-of-tactics-t o-achieve-the-same-aim.htm\n\nOur meetings are usually followed with a shor t discussion afterwards on the talk\, which you're welcome to take part in or you can just come to listen. Feel free to invite friends as well. See ya ll there! LAST-MODIFIED:20161012T152818Z LOCATION:University of Kent\, Canterbury CT2 7NZ\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Kent Marxists: The Cuban Revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161012T180000Z DTEND:20161012T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:80o9ak49d1aav2tvpgonp6lmis@google.com CREATED:20161009T093505Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/970963196348899/\n\nRoom 116\, SOAS Main Building\n\nWhat is the relationship between capitalism and the o ppression and exploitation of women? What does Marxist theory reveal about gender? How have women struggled for equal rights in the past and how can w e fight for them today? Can there ever be gender equality in capitalist soc iety? Join us as we hear from our speaker before we all discuss such questi ons.\n LAST-MODIFIED:20161011T163321Z LOCATION:SOAS\, University of London\, London WC1H 0XG\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:SOAS Marxists: Marxism and Women's Liberation TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161013T170000Z DTEND:20161013T183000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:6eaqicdehu93s8b6iiv3sehl04@google.com CREATED:20161009T093830Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/618421081664064\n\nThe ideas of Feminism have traditionally found support in universities\, and these idea s are currently enjoying a surge in popularity amongst students. At a time when the ideas of Marxism are also finding a growing echo in the student mo vement\, what attitude do Marxists take towards different feminist ideas? H ow far are these schools of thought compatible? What are the points of cont ention between them?\n\nCome along to discuss these important ideas at our next meeting! LAST-MODIFIED:20161009T093830Z LOCATION:Sheffield Students' Union 2TG\, Western Rd\, Sheffield S10\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxists: Marxism and Feminism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161013T170000Z DTEND:20161013T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:rl4929vg6d7vf05n3r9ho3939s@google.com CREATED:20161009T093737Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/352618808413923\n\nThe last few years have seen a crisis of the traditional centre-left parties across Eur ope\, as a result of their acceptance of austerity. In their place\, new pa rties of the Left have risen up - most notably SYRIZA in Greece and Podemos in Spain.\n\nBut within six months of being elected into power\, the SYRIZ A leadership had also accepted the demands of the EU and IMF for austerity. In Spain\, meanwhile\, Podemos has been unable to break into government in the past year's two elections\, despite the unpopularity of the mainstream parties.\n\nJoin the Cardiff Marxists as we discuss the rise - and fall? - of the "radical left" in Europe and the way forward in the fight against a usterity.\n LAST-MODIFIED:20161009T093737Z LOCATION:Dempseys\, 15 Castle St\, Cardiff CF10 1BS\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Cardiff Marxists: Which way forward for the European Left? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161011T180000Z DTEND:20161011T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:h5cnjoevt0ak9jogeuoiq1u0c8@google.com CREATED:20161009T093644Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1173043859436856/\n\nMunby Room \, Kings College\n\nSince the election of Corbyn in 2015\, the class strugg le in Britain has become focused inside the Labour Party\, with the Blarite machine trying every trick in the book to try and sabotage him and his sup porters. Corbyn’s inevitable victory over Owen Smith closes one chapter on the Labour Party civil war\, but it is far from the end of the story.\n\nJo in the Cambridge Marxists to discuss the battle in the Labour Party and the class struggle in Britain in the context of the wider crisis of internatio nal capitalism\, and which way forward for the Corbyn movement and the figh t for socialism!\n\nSpeaker: Mordecai Levi\, Cambridge Marxist Society LAST-MODIFIED:20161009T093644Z LOCATION:University of Cambridge\, King's College\, King's Parade\, Cambrid ge CB2 1ST\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Cambridge Marxists: Corbyn and the Battle for Labour TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161012T180000Z DTEND:20161012T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:56gr4bmbotgm8jeb5lknbuf89c@google.com CREATED:20161007T083540Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/187143865057544/\n\nMarino Room \, Fulton House\, Singleton Campus\n\nCome along to our second event of thi s year\, a lead-off and discussion reflecting the current political climate since the re-election of Jeremy Corbyn as Leader of the Labour Party. Adam Booth of the International Marxist Tendency will be leading the discussion : reformism or revolution?\, the future of Labour\, the limitations of the social democratic model and the chaos of the British ruling class underpinn ed by the wider crisis of international capitalism. \n\nFor those who don't know how to get to the Marino Room\, some comrades will be in JC's Bar bef orehand. And afterwards\, we shall head to JC’s Bar again to continue the d iscussion.\n\nHope to see you there! LAST-MODIFIED:20161007T083540Z LOCATION:Fulton House\, Sketty\, Swansea SA2\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Swansea Marxists: Britain after Brexit and the battle for Labour TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161011T180000Z DTEND:20161011T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:rp484ocjovoop25uq7bhquh0ag@google.com CREATED:20161007T083038Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/550364778485397/\n\nWritten in 1848 by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels\, the Communist Manifesto remains on e of the most influential and relevant texts to this day. By applyling the method and philosophy of Marxism\, Marx and Engels were able to explain and predict globalization\, monopolization\, and economic crisis 186 years ago ! The authors go further to provide a clear alternative to capitalist crisi s and inequality by summarizing the tasks of the socialist revolution\, mak ing it a must-read for all revolutionaries today. \n\nJoin the UWE Marxist Society at UWE for an introductory presentation on the Communist Manifesto and its relevance today followed by a discussion and Q and A. \n\nWe encour age all attendees to read the text in order to enrich the discussion\, but if you aren't able to read in time for the event you are still welcome to p articipate! \n\nThe text can be found here:\nhttps://www.marxists.org/archi ve/marx/works/1848/communist-manifesto/\n\nWhen?\nTuesday October 11th at 7 pm\n\nWhere?\nRoom 2Q43 Frenchay Campus\n\nContact: (Shuaib) 07808764117 LAST-MODIFIED:20161007T083038Z LOCATION:Frenchay Campus\, Stoke Gifford\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UWE Marxists: The Communist Manifesto TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161011T180000Z DTEND:20161011T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:fbl3da22s13rtbd3sgppbqq23s@google.com CREATED:20161007T082644Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1599508677018397/\n\nBoyd Orr B uilding\, Room 407 (Lecture Theatre A)\n\n2016 has been called the 'Year of the Refugee'. Over 21 million people around the world have been displaced by persecution and crisis. The flow of people from Syria and Iraq into Euro pe has been a focal point for this international issue\, having possibly di re consequences for the elite interests vested in the European Union.\n\nWh at has the refugee crisis got to do with capitalism and imperialism? Can th e bourgeois governments of Europe provide a humanitarian solution to this t ransnational issue? We must we stand for open borders and international sol idarity with refugees. LAST-MODIFIED:20161007T082644Z LOCATION:Boyd Orr Building\, Glasgow G12 8QR\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: Capitalism\, imperialism and the refugee crisis TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161011T180000Z DTEND:20161011T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:tov3e7o1he3b3b63fnfjgnqcpc@google.com CREATED:20161007T082514Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1613546275604475/\n\nVenue: Old Dining Hall\, St Edmund Hall\n\nEverywhere we look\, we see a world wracke d and ravaged by capitalism and crisis\, from endless wars to endless auste rity. How do we make sense of this seeming chaos and turbulence?\n\nIn orde r to explain the events that are unfolding\, more and more people are turni ng towards the ideas of a man who died over 130 years ago\, and are saying: Marx was right!\n\nJoin the Oxford Marxists for our first meeting of the t erm\, as we discuss the revolutionary ideas of Marxism and why they are mor e relevant today then ever. LAST-MODIFIED:20161007T082514Z LOCATION:St Edmund Hall\, Queen's Ln\, Oxford OX1 4AR\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Oxford Marxists: Marx was right! Why we need a revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161005T173000Z DTEND:20161005T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:02s6phoh0fvp0pv55albuma3v4@google.com ATTENDEE;CUTYPE=INDIVIDUAL;ROLE=REQ-PARTICIPANT;PARTSTAT=ACCEPTED;CN=Social ist Appeal;X-NUM-GUESTS=0:mailto:tbch42qibht546dpa635vankp8@group.calendar. google.com CREATED:20160906T161415Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1355371761169600/\n\nRoom 4426\ , SOAS Main Building\, Thornhaugh St\, WC1H 0XG\n\nA political revolution i s developing within the Labour Party. Jeremy Corbyn has given hope to milli ons\, who are inspired by his anti-austerity\, anti-war message. \n\nThe Bl airite "moderates" in the party however will stop at nothing in their attem pts to keep the party a safe pair of hands for big business. \n\nJoin us at the first meeting this term of the SOAS Marxists\, as we discuss perspecti ves for Britain\, and the fight for socialism\, both in Britain and interna tionally. LAST-MODIFIED:20161004T141649Z LOCATION:SOAS\, University of London\, London WC1H 0XG\, UK SEQUENCE:1 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:SOAS Marxists: The Corbyn Revolution and the Battle for Labour TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161006T170000Z DTEND:20161006T183000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:v9t925cvcum6bkasnaai7tqce0@google.com CREATED:20161003T153545Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1318664468143607/\n\nThe Russia n Revolution of 1917 was the greatest event in human history - the first ti me that the masses fought back against their oppressors and won.\n\nBut wit hin a decade\, the revolution had degenerated into a bureaucratic regime th at found its ultimate expression in the dictatorship of Stalin.\n\nToday\, the spectre of Stalinism is used by the ruling class to discredit and attac ks the ideas of socialism\, and to distract from the dictatorship of the ba nks that rules over us within the capitalist system today.\n\nJoin the Card iff Marxists as we discuss the reasons behind the degeneration of the Sovie t Union into Stalinism\, and why we can be optimistic about the prospects a head in the fight for genuine socialism. LAST-MODIFIED:20161003T153545Z LOCATION:Dempseys\, 15 Castle St\, Cardiff CF10 1BS\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Cardiff Marxists: The Soviet Union - Socialism or Stalinism? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161003T180000Z DTEND:20161003T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:fdbug57jruqsho4h2136qr61e0@google.com CREATED:20161003T093017Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/735670429907705/\n\n***LOCATION : GRIMOND SEMINAR ROOM 3***\n\nJoin us for a discusion on Dialectical Mater ialism\, the key theoretical contribution of Marx in his quest to understan d the workings of society. What does this theory contribute to our unerstan ding of society today? How can we use it to understand the context in which we live our lives? We will be exploring these questons and more. All are w elcome\, we hope to see you there! LAST-MODIFIED:20161003T093030Z LOCATION:University of Kent\, Canterbury CT2 7NZ\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Kent Marxists: Marxist philosophy and dialectical materialism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161005T170000Z DTEND:20161005T183000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:smimiuhluqlr5ceslct88t1h9g@google.com CREATED:20161003T092501Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/673974766094715/\n\nThis meetin g is hosted by Newcastle Marxist Society.\n\nCapitalism is in a period of d eep malaise on a world scale. As Marx foresaw\, the once progressive pursui t of profit now holds society back. The economy stumbles from one disaster to another\, bringing war and revolution in its wake.\n\nThe world economy is on the verge of another slump\, with China now joining the global crisis of capitalism\; the crisis in Europe continues\, with the middle east in p olitical turmoil and an unprecedented number of refugees coming to Europe i n the hope of escaping war and poverty\; and Britain itself has not been im mune from the same processes and has seen a series of political earthquakes over the past couple of years\, with the rise of the SNP in Scotland and t he inspiring victory of Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party in the recent period.\n\nIn such turbulent times the ideas of Karl Marx have been revived with many looking for answers to the current world crisis. This dis cussion will give an introduction to the ideas of Marxism and their relevan ce in a society more divided than ever before.\n\nIn our second meeting of the academic year join Newcastle Marxist Society to discuss the subject and the urgent necessity of a radical break with capitalism.\n\nEveryone is we lcome to come along and take part so get yourselves down\, share the event widely and feel free to invite along anyone who you feel might like to get involved. LAST-MODIFIED:20161003T092501Z LOCATION:Bar Loco Newcastle\, 22 Leazes Park Rd\, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4 PG\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Newcastle Marxists: What is Marxism? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161003T173000Z DTEND:20161003T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:5j37fspa8buttgesgsvtv8n5k8@google.com CREATED:20160929T075443Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1604578159842823/\n\nRoom 32L.L G.03 (LSE\, 32 Lincolns Inn)\n\nEverywhere we look\, we see a world wracked and ravaged by capitalism and crisis\, from endless wars to endless auster ity. How do we make sense of this seeming chaos and turbulence?\n\nIn order to explain the events that are unfolding\, more and more people are turnin g towards the ideas of a man who died over 130 years ago\, and are saying: Marx was right!\n\nJoin the LSEsu Marxists for our first meeting of the ter m\, as we discuss the revolutionary ideas of Marxism and why they are more relevant today then ever.\n\nWe will also be holding our annual general mee ting to elect a new committee for the society. Being on the committee is a great way of getting involved and helping to plan the events\, campaigns\, and activities of the society - so think about standing for one of the foll owing positions:\n\nPresident\nSecretary\nTreasurer\nPublicity\nCampaigns\n LAST-MODIFIED:20161003T091909Z LOCATION:32 Lincoln's Inn Fields\, London WC2A\, UK SEQUENCE:1 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:LSE Marxists: What is Marxism? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161006T170000Z DTEND:20161006T183000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:ajvg2fbc1tnsjijajhhnif157o@google.com CREATED:20161001T130919Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1701548003504530\n\nUniversity of Sheffield Students' Union\, View Room 4\n\nAccording to recent statistic s\, British people of all ages prefer ‘socialism’ to ‘capitalism’\, and are turning left and looking for an alternative to crisis and austerity. Come to our discussion to join in our discussion and hear what we think about th is subject. \n\n(https://yougov.co.uk/news/2016/02/23/british-people-view-s ocialism-more-favourably-capi/) LAST-MODIFIED:20161001T130919Z LOCATION:Sheffield Students' Union 2TG\, Western Rd\, Sheffield S10\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxists: What is capitalism? What is socialism? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161005T180000Z DTEND:20161005T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:vj4v7vlhgev2tsc0o95ouce2b4@google.com CREATED:20160930T160005Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1211522905557234/\n\nRoom 4\, U niversity of Manchester Students' union\n\nThe war in Syria is in its 5th y ear with no end in sight. Meanwhile\, Iraq remains a war-zone 13 years afte r the invasion of US and British troops. What are the roots of these confli cts and what is the way out?\n\n LAST-MODIFIED:20160930T160005Z LOCATION:University of Manchester Students' Union\, Oxford Rd\, Manchester M13 9PR\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Manchester Marxists: Imperialism and the crisis in the Middle East TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161006T173000Z DTEND:20161006T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:mmckrec69364nnhg7m107j0qtg@google.com CREATED:20160930T145458Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1670164706632381\n\nFWB 1.13 Wa terloo Campus\n\n"Philosophers have only interpreted the world in various w ays\, the point however is to change it." - Karl Marx\n\nCome to our offici al introductory session in which we will run through the fundamentals of Ma rxism.\n\nIn a world of increasing social and economic crisis\, the ideas o f Karl Marx are more relevant than ever. With his friend and collaborator\, Freidrich Engels\, Marx performed the most incisive critique of capitalism ever put to paper. He based this devastating critique on an ingenious conc eption of human development as motivated by material struggle between antag onistic classes\, from which stems expolitation\, bigotry\, oppression and all the ills of the world. He also proposed that in order for the world to change\, the working class would have to wrest power for themselves through revolution.\n\nThis week's meeting will introduce you to the basic Marxist ideas of class struggle\, dialectical materialism and the need for revolut ion\, demonstrating their pertience to the modern world. All welcome! LAST-MODIFIED:20160930T145458Z LOCATION:Franklin-Wilkins Building\, 150 Stamford St\, Lambeth\, London SE1 9NH\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:KCL Marxists: What is Marxism? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161005T180000Z DTEND:20161005T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:bp7buioa0muka6s40vgrfmbtsc@google.com CREATED:20160930T145315Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1165120980207885/\n\nMarino Roo m\, Fulton House\, Singleton Campus\n\nCome along to Swansea Marxists' firs t event of the year\, an introduction to Marxism\; a lead-off and discussio n with guest speaker Rob Sewell\, editor of Socialist Appeal newspaper.\n\n For those who don't know how to get to the Marino Room\, some comrades will be in JC's Bar beforehand. Afterwards\, we'll head to JC's Bar again to co ntinue the discussion and for a semi-social where you can meet and get to k now the Committee and other comrades. Hope to see you there! LAST-MODIFIED:20160930T145331Z LOCATION:Fulton House\, Sketty\, Swansea SA2\, UK SEQUENCE:1 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Swansea Marxists: Why Marx was right! TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161004T180000Z DTEND:20161004T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:9g5s1pdv7cbd70iaugeptk7sv8@google.com CREATED:20160930T140745Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1793217580900451\n\nA discussio n on the crisis of capitalism and the prospects for world revolution\, expl aining the contradictions within the global economy and analysing the mass movements and political currents that have risen up in opposition to auster ity and the Establishment.\n\nGuest Speaker : Rob Sewell\, editor of Social ist Appeal\n\nWhen?\nTuesday 4th October at 7pm\n\nWhere?\nRoom 2Q43 French ay campus LAST-MODIFIED:20160930T140825Z LOCATION:Frenchay Campus\, Stoke Gifford\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UWE Marxists: Prospects for World Revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161004T180000Z DTEND:20161004T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:n77sgdctqgosbqdlspqq6kjfa8@google.com CREATED:20160930T131106Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/312348765793178/\n\nBoyd Orr 40 7 (LT A)\n\nWe take a break from current affairs this week to discuss Art. Marxism is a philosophy that places human creativity -- in the alienated fo rm of labour -- at the heart of its analysis and vision. \n\nHow have artis ts been influenced by their material and social contexts? Is art useful or important? How can the revolutionary transformation of the world unlock hum an creativity and allow the arts to flourish? LAST-MODIFIED:20160930T131106Z LOCATION:Boyd Orr Building\, Glasgow G12 8QR\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: Marxism and Art TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160929T170000Z DTEND:20160929T183000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:54aerobbhfjnqbsa81rd5crq3g@google.com CREATED:20160925T132319Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/309242272776081\n\nEverywhere w e look\, we see a world wracked and ravaged by capitalism and crisis\, from endless wars to endless austerity. How do we make sense of this seeming ch aos and turbulence?\n\nIn order to explain the events that are unfolding\, more and more people are turning towards the ideas of a man who died over 1 30 years ago\, and are saying: Marx was right!\n\nJoin the Cardiff Marxists for our second meeting of the term\, as we discuss the revolutionary ideas of Marxism and why they are more relevant today then ever. LAST-MODIFIED:20160928T170011Z LOCATION:Dempseys\, 15 Castle St\, Cardiff CF10 1BS\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Cardiff Marxists: Marx was right! Why we need a revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE BEGIN:VALARM ACTION:NONE TRIGGER;VALUE=DATE-TIME:19760401T005545Z END:VALARM END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160929T170000Z DTEND:20160929T183000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:54otfpu2sldibmuh0ptn1bb7ho@google.com CREATED:20160923T195514Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/178159379258713/\n\nUEA\, Arts\ , Room 2.03\n\nThe election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party by a huge majority of the party membership back in 2015 caused turmoil in t he ranks of the party. The aftermath is still going on: MPs have resigned\, a new leadership race has been called\, and discussion of a split in the p arty has come from both sides. \n\nThis chaotic battle within the party won 't be over anytime soon\, regardless of the leadership results on the 24th of September. This battle is more than just Corbyn vs. Smith\; it's a battl e of ideas within the party - a new kind of politics vs. an established kin d. \n\nWhat does all this chaos mean for the future of the Labour Party? Co me and hear a Socialist perspective\, and join in the debate and discussion with the UEA Socialist Society. All opinions welcome! LAST-MODIFIED:20160928T170008Z LOCATION:University of East Anglia\, Norwich Research Park\, Norwich NR4 7T J\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Norwich Marxists: Corbyn and the battle for the Labour Party TRANSP:OPAQUE BEGIN:VALARM ACTION:NONE TRIGGER;VALUE=DATE-TIME:19760401T005545Z END:VALARM END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160929T170000Z DTEND:20160929T183000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:h7gcdcmph9rfc7is9orubn724g@google.com CREATED:20160915T171850Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/115208472271695/\n\nIt's safe t o say it's been a tumultuous year.\n\nThe election of Jeremy Corbyn as Labo ur leader represents a fundamental change in British politics. Corbyn has b ecome an expression of the seething anger and discontent in British society \, but in order to survive the relentless right wing onslaught\, Corbyn mus t put forward a radical socialist alternative. Join us at the Marxist socie ty as we discuss tactics and analyse events.\n\nRoom TBC. LAST-MODIFIED:20160928T170007Z LOCATION:Queen Mary University of London\, Mile End Rd\, London E1 4NS\, UK SEQUENCE:1 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:QMUL Marxists: The Corbyn Revolution and the battle for Labour TRANSP:TRANSPARENT BEGIN:VALARM ACTION:NONE TRIGGER;VALUE=DATE-TIME:19760401T005545Z END:VALARM END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160929T170000Z DTEND:20160929T183000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:13ho3onkbdk74j0di7orjtd344@google.com CREATED:20160927T091707Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1240064259358393/\n\nJoin us fo r our second discussion at the Sheffield Marxist Society! \n\nSince 2008 ca pitalism has staggered from one crisis after another: from the economic cri sis and the collapse of Lehman brothers\, we have seen political crises\, p olarisation\, wars\, diplomatic crises and revolutions. In 2016 the world t eeters on the edge of another economic collapse and capitalism seems furthe r from equilibrium than ever.\n\nIn this context there are those who wish t o introduce reforms to ameliorate the worst excesses of this system: progre ssive taxation\, democratic reform\, partial renationalisations etc. On the other hand revolutionaries argue that whilst we must fight for new reforms and defend the reforms of the past\, the only permanent solution to this c risis can be through the revolutionary overthrow of capitalism. Join us to discuss these contending ideas and more. LAST-MODIFIED:20160928T170006Z LOCATION:Sheffield Students' Union 2TG\, Western Rd\, Sheffield S10\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxists: Reform or Revolution? TRANSP:OPAQUE BEGIN:VALARM ACTION:NONE TRIGGER;VALUE=DATE-TIME:19760401T005545Z END:VALARM END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160928T170000Z DTEND:20160928T183000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:se50d43bl03ps9obhe8lg4b30o@google.com CREATED:20160925T132423Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/552165544981274/\n\nWhy does ma ss unemployment exist\, housing crises\, austerity\, and famine in a system which sees immense wealth and scientific potential? What is it about a wor ld in which a small amount of people own vast amounts of wealth whilst the remainders are left in dire\, poverty striken conditions? \n\nIn spite of v arious strategical attempts to bolster the economy\, the worlds leaders are at a dead end for how to solve the current economic crisis. Many comment o f consequences even greater than 2008\, the outcomes of which have not yet been completely resolved. Are commodity production\, the domination of the market\, and rich and poor natural\, immutable states of being for humanity ? Or are they merely the products of this specific mode of production - cap italism? If so\, is there any way capitalism can exist without these proble ms\, or by minimising them?\n\nCome to the 3rd meeting on behalf of the Sus sex Marxist Society who will be responding to those very questions on wedne sday 28th in Fulton 213 6pm - 8pm! LAST-MODIFIED:20160928T102517Z LOCATION:Fulton Building\,\, University of Sussex\, Falmer\, Brighton BN1\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sussex Marxists: Capitalist crisis and the next world slump TRANSP:OPAQUE BEGIN:VALARM ACTION:NONE TRIGGER;VALUE=DATE-TIME:19760401T005545Z END:VALARM END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160928T170000Z DTEND:20160928T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:gm0ch797int1ocdc3j01ls7ui4@google.com CREATED:20160909T100344Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/574506916069232/\n\nThis meetin g is hosted by Newcastle Marxist Society.\n\nDespite the best efforts of th e Labour Party bureacracy\, Jeremy Corbyn is on the ballot paper in the cur rent leadership election.\n\nThe election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party in 2015 provided a beacon of hope for hundreds of thousands a cross the country. But since victory was achieved his ideas have been attac ked by the Tories\, the capitalist media and the right wing of the Labour P arty itself. As we now face the second leadership election in as many years the party is more divided than ever and facing turbulent times ahead.\n\nC orbyn has stood firm. Thousands have attended rallies across the country to defend him. The battle is now on for the future of the party.\n\nIn our fi rst meeting of the 2016/17 academic year join Newcastle Marxist Society to discuss which way forward for the Corbyn movement and the fight against the Tories.\n\nEveryone is welcome to come along and take part so get yourselv es down\, share the event widely and feel free to invite along anyone who y ou feel might like to get involved. LAST-MODIFIED:20160928T102441Z LOCATION:Bar Loco Newcastle\, 22 Leazes Park Rd\, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4 PG\, UK SEQUENCE:1 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Newcastle Marxists: Defend Corbyn! Fight for Socialism! TRANSP:TRANSPARENT BEGIN:VALARM ACTION:NONE TRIGGER;VALUE=DATE-TIME:19760401T005545Z END:VALARM END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160928T180000Z DTEND:20160928T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:9bbnffj0tbm4sa1v0o0td7u0ic@google.com CREATED:20160920T221743Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/149623105492191\n\nJoin us for an introduction to the fundamentals of Marxist theory. Marxist philosophy\, economics and the Marxist view of history will be considered but feel free to raise anything and everything in this wide ranging discussion.\n LAST-MODIFIED:20160928T093424Z LOCATION:University of Manchester Students' Union\, Oxford Rd\, Manchester M13 9PR\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Manchester Marxists: What is Marxism? TRANSP:OPAQUE BEGIN:VALARM ACTION:NONE TRIGGER;VALUE=DATE-TIME:19760401T005545Z END:VALARM END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160928T170000Z DTEND:20160928T183000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:hnho4k3uqtj24pv3qq00ki6lrc@google.com CREATED:20160925T132227Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1787429934805665/\n\nEverywhere we look\, we see a world wracked and ravaged by capitalism and crisis\, fr om endless wars to endless austerity. How do we make sense of this seeming chaos and turbulence?\n\nIn order to explain the events that are unfolding\ , more and more people are turning towards the ideas of a man who died over 130 years ago\, and are saying: Marx was right!\n\nJoin the Reading Marxis ts for our second meeting of the term\, as we discuss the revolutionary ide as of Marxism and why they are more relevant today then ever.\n\nVenue: Hum SS building - meet outside at 6pm (room TBC) LAST-MODIFIED:20160928T001843Z LOCATION:Humanities and Social Sciences\, Reading RG6\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Reading Marxists: Marx was right! Why we need a revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE BEGIN:VALARM ACTION:NONE TRIGGER;VALUE=DATE-TIME:19760401T005545Z END:VALARM END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160927T173000Z DTEND:20160927T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:1atbqfgulhqgb7f7fo4p2pc89k@google.com CREATED:20160927T091545Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1242451229174915/\n\nSince 2008 capitalism has staggered from one crisis after another: from the economic crisis and the collapse of Lehman brothers\, we have seen political crises\ , polarisation\, wars\, diplomatic crises and revolutions. In 2016 the worl d teeters on the edge of another economic collapse and capitalism seems fur ther from equilibrium than ever.\n\nIn this context there are those who wis h to introduce reforms to ameliorate the worst excesses of this system: pro gressive taxation\, democratic reform\, partial renationalisations etc. On the other hand revolutionaries argue that whilst we must fight for new refo rms and defend the reforms of the past\, the only permanent solution to thi s crisis can be through the revolutionary overthrow of capitalism. Join us to discuss these contending ideas and more. LAST-MODIFIED:20160927T091545Z LOCATION:Leeds University Union\, 2 Lifton Pl\, Leeds LS2 9JS\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Leeds Marxists: Reform or Revolution? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160927T170000Z DTEND:20160927T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:tu3qn89sberu78063lsjc8eur8@google.com CREATED:20160909T100759Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1677629255891988/\n\nUniversity of Glasgow\, Boyd Orr Building Room 407 (Lecture Theatre A)\n\nThe electio n of Jeremy Corbyn to the leadership of the Labour party has left the right -wing Blairites and their allies in the British establishment in a frenzy. They use every dirty\, undemocratic trick in the book to try and depose Cor byn. Why are they so desperate to stop a movement that has grown Labour int o the largest left-wing party in Europe? What does the mild-mannered MP for Islington North really represent? After the results of the election on the 24th\, what must Corbyn do next?\n LAST-MODIFIED:20160926T181713Z LOCATION:Boyd Orr Building\, Glasgow G12 8QR\, UK SEQUENCE:1 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: Corbyn and the crisis of the British Establishmen t TRANSP:TRANSPARENT BEGIN:VALARM ACTION:NONE TRIGGER;VALUE=DATE-TIME:19760401T005545Z END:VALARM END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160927T180000Z DTEND:20160927T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:fk09tt50q6uiohtnbasjlv2gbs@google.com CREATED:20160923T194959Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/562255480642471\n\nA political revolution is developing within the Labour Party. Jeremy Corbyn has given h ope to millions\, who are inspired by his anti-austerity\, anti-war message . \n\nThe Blairite "moderates" in the party however will stop at nothing in their attempts to keep the party a safe pair of hands for big business. \n \nJoin us as we discuss how we can win the Battle for Labour\, and how to f ight for socialism\, both in Britain and internationally.\n\nWhen?\nTuesday \, September 27th at 7pm\n\nWhere?\nUWE Frenchay Campus \nRoom: 2Q47 LAST-MODIFIED:20160926T181700Z LOCATION:Frenchay Campus (Stop A)\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:1 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UWE Marxists: The Corbyn revolution and the battle for Labour TRANSP:TRANSPARENT BEGIN:VALARM ACTION:NONE TRIGGER;VALUE=DATE-TIME:19760401T005545Z END:VALARM END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160926T180000Z DTEND:20160926T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:hlciffnnoadmlrlk22ql773ack@google.com CREATED:20160923T194748Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1397279596966793/\n\nLOCATION: GRIMOND SEMINAR ROOM 3\n\nThroughout history\, the ideas of Karl Marx have been cited as inspiration for a wide range of movements\, some of which hav e even been at odds with each other. Today\, ideas about who is Marxist or what Marxism is still create controversy. Many conversations reveal that we don't need to have read any Marx to have strong opinions on the matter.\nT hrough this event\, we will look at the core writings of Marx and try to di stil the beliefs and actions which identify one as a Marxist. We will give a brief presentation followed by an open discussion. All are invited and we hope to see you there. LAST-MODIFIED:20160923T194913Z LOCATION:University of Kent\, Canterbury CT2 7NZ\, UK SEQUENCE:1 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Kent Marxists: What is Marxism? TRANSP:TRANSPARENT END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160924T170000Z DTEND:20160924T220000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:4efoivu9si18ktfjuibaismvqg@google.com CREATED:20160918T180334Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1001328889978171/\n\nInstitute of Education bar\, London (next to SOAS)\n\nIn the absence of an industrial scale stitch-up by the bureaucracy\, Jeremy Corbyn is almost certain to se e off Owen Smith's pathetic challenge. \n\nJoin us in London as we celebrat e the victory of the left\, and the deepening of the Corbyn Revolution in t he Labour Party. \n\nDefend Corbyn - Fight for Socialism! LAST-MODIFIED:20160923T170005Z LOCATION:Institute of Education\, Bedford Way\, London\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:1 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Corbyn victory party (London) TRANSP:TRANSPARENT BEGIN:VALARM ACTION:NONE TRIGGER;VALUE=DATE-TIME:19760401T005545Z END:VALARM END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160922T170000Z DTEND:20160922T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:lfjtppm88kk9eccbb1lpirrbss@google.com CREATED:20160919T161036Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/330022404006346/\n\nOctagon Cen tre: Meeting Room 1\n\nThe landslide election of Corbyn as Labour leader in 2015 indicated a revolutionary change in the party as it awoke hundred and thousands of people into political activity. Labour's bureaucracy and care er politicians could not be reconciled with this result and as such have be en waiting for their time to strike.\n\nThe Brexit vote was the pretence fo r these elements to attempt to launch a coup\, effectively declaring civil war against Corbyn and the party's leftward moving ranks. With Corbyn set t o win again\, join us for our first meeting of the year to discuss how we c an defend Corbyn and our perspectives for the fight for socialism in Britai n.\n LAST-MODIFIED:20160921T171309Z LOCATION:Octagon Centre\, Broomhall\, Sheffield S10\, UK SEQUENCE:1 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxists: Defend Corbyn! Fight for Socialism! TRANSP:TRANSPARENT BEGIN:VALARM ACTION:NONE TRIGGER;VALUE=DATE-TIME:19760401T005545Z END:VALARM END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160922T170000Z DTEND:20160922T183000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:99ilc4pggjqihjj650i1n09cu8@google.com CREATED:20160919T105542Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1098567270181013/\n\nThe electi on of Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party has transformed the polit ical landscape in Britain. Hundreds of thousands of people have become newl y involved in political activity\, looking for an alternative to austerity and war.\n\nThe recent attempts to oust Corbyn have\, in turn\, opened up a civil war inside the Labour Party between grassroots Corbyn supporters and the New Labour Blairite gang in Westminster.\n\nJoin the Cardiff Marxists for a discussion about the direction of the Labour Party and British politi cs\, and the way forward in fighting for a socialist alternative to the Tor ies and capitalist crisis. LAST-MODIFIED:20160921T171309Z LOCATION:Dempseys\, 15 Castle St\, Cardiff CF10 1BS\, UK SEQUENCE:1 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Cardiff Marxists: The Corbyn Revolution and the battle for Labour TRANSP:TRANSPARENT BEGIN:VALARM ACTION:NONE TRIGGER;VALUE=DATE-TIME:19760401T005545Z END:VALARM END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160921T180000Z DTEND:20160921T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:gfhu85bgvc00kva7kodhvpj1sc@google.com CREATED:20160920T221925Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/185732058522494/\n\nCorbyn is o n Course to win another huge mandate to lead Labour. What next for Labour? and what programme must Corbyn adopt if he is to deliver on his promises? J oin Manchester Marxists for a discussion of this crucial issue.\n LAST-MODIFIED:20160921T143653Z LOCATION:The Lass O'Gowrie\, 36 Charles St\, Manchester M1 7DB\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Manchester Marxists: The Corbyn Revolution and the battle for Labou r TRANSP:OPAQUE X-APPLE-STRUCTURED-LOCATION;VALUE=URI;X-APPLE-MAPKIT-HANDLE=CAESqQIaEgkcxu5 MsrxKQBE90XXhB+cBwCLLAQoOVW5pdGVkIEtpbmdkb20SAkdCGgdFbmdsYW5kKgpNYW5jaGVzdG VyMgpNYW5jaGVzdGVyOgZNMSA3REJCE0Nob3JsdG9uLW9uLU1lZGxvY2tSDkNoYXJsZXMgU3RyZ WV0WgIzNmIRMzYgQ2hhcmxlcyBTdHJlZXRyDUdyZWF0IEJyaXRhaW6KARBOb3J0aCBNYW5jaGVz dGVyigEXRWFzdCBDZW50cmFsIE1hbmNoZXN0ZXKKARNDaG9ybHRvbi1vbi1NZWRsb2NrKhEzNiB DaGFybGVzIFN0cmVldDIRMzYgQ2hhcmxlcyBTdHJlZXQyCk1hbmNoZXN0ZXIyBk0xIDdEQjIHRW 5nbGFuZDg5QAA=;X-APPLE-RADIUS=49.91307688071719;X-APPLE-REFERENCEFRAME=1;X- TITLE="The Lass O'Gowrie, 36 Charles St, Manchester M1 7DB, UK":geo:53.4741 91,-2.237808 X-APPLE-TRAVEL-ADVISORY-BEHAVIOR:DISABLED END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160921T170000Z DTEND:20160921T183000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:g96gs5bd3khmge1c5a95uarms4@google.com CREATED:20160919T105353Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/658518707637700/\n\nThe electio n of Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party has transformed the politi cal landscape in Britain. Hundreds of thousands of people have become newly involved in political activity\, looking for an alternative to austerity a nd war.\n\nThe recent attempts to oust Corbyn have\, in turn\, opened up a civil war inside the Labour Party between grassroots Corbyn supporters and the New Labour Blairite gang in Westminster.\n\nJoin the Reading Socialists for a discussion about the direction of the Labour Party and British polit ics\, and the way forward in fighting for a socialist alternative to the To ries and capitalist crisis.\n\nVenue: Meet outside the Humanities and Socia l Sciences building (HumSS) on the Whiteknights Campus\, Reading University LAST-MODIFIED:20160920T171554Z LOCATION:Humanities and Social Sciences\, Reading RG6\, UK SEQUENCE:1 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Reading Marxists: The Corbyn Revolution and the battle for Labour TRANSP:OPAQUE BEGIN:VALARM ACTION:NONE TRIGGER;VALUE=DATE-TIME:19760401T005545Z END:VALARM END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160920T180000Z DTEND:20160920T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:sa35etaspsm4mmulcjp1jsf8kk@google.com ATTENDEE;CUTYPE=INDIVIDUAL;ROLE=REQ-PARTICIPANT;PARTSTAT=ACCEPTED;CN=Social ist Appeal;X-NUM-GUESTS=0:mailto:tbch42qibht546dpa635vankp8@group.calendar. google.com CREATED:20160918T171326Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/515592771983482/\n\nRoom: 2Q43 UWE Frenchay Campus\n\nToday\, we find ourselves in the midst of one of the deepest crises capitalism has ever faced. While the 99% are being asked to pay for the crisis through austerity\, the 1% are amassing wealth at an ev er accelerating pace. Students and workers all around the world are taking to the streets to demand a better life. But how can this be achieved? Is it possible to reform the capitalist system in order to achieve a dignified l ife for all? Or is a revolutionary overthrow of the entire system required in order to pave the way for a new society free of private profit\, greed a nd war? \nJoin us for a discussion on why we need a revolution!\n\nWhen?\nT uesday\, September 20th at 7pm\n\nWhere?\nUWE Frenchay Campus \nRoom: 2Q47 LAST-MODIFIED:20160919T180005Z LOCATION:Frenchay Campus (Stop A)\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:1 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UWE Marxists: Marx was right! Why we need a revolution TRANSP:TRANSPARENT BEGIN:VALARM ACTION:NONE TRIGGER;VALUE=DATE-TIME:19760401T005545Z END:VALARM END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160920T180000Z DTEND:20160920T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:t7va74vuu69d2ff9imubt992b0@google.com CREATED:20160918T171648Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/898342716937572/\n\nFor our fir st meeting of the year\, we will be discussing the situation in the Labour Party on the eve of the leadership election results. \n\nThe election of Co rbyn as Labour leader in 2015 was a revolution in the party. Labour's burea ucracy and career politicians could not be reconciled to this result. Since the Brexit vote these elements have launched a farcical coup\, declaring o pen war against Corbyn and the party's leftward moving ranks. Join us to di scuss how we can defend Corbyn and perspectives for the fight for socialism in Britain.\n LAST-MODIFIED:20160919T180004Z LOCATION:Leeds University Union\, 2 Lifton Pl\, Leeds LS2 9JS\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Leeds Marxists: Defend Corbyn! Fight for Socialism! TRANSP:OPAQUE BEGIN:VALARM ACTION:NONE TRIGGER;VALUE=DATE-TIME:19760401T005545Z END:VALARM END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161005T183000Z DTEND:20161005T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:6jhvkmj49sktnrckutdbgjcb8c@google.com CREATED:20160919T111524Z DESCRIPTION: LAST-MODIFIED:20160919T111524Z LOCATION:Room 4\, Somerstown Community Hub\, Rivers St\, PO5 4EY SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Portsmouth Marxists: What is Marxism? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160922T183000Z DTEND:20160922T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:ncna7563bkvo2fu0jlq62jc758@google.com ATTENDEE;CUTYPE=INDIVIDUAL;ROLE=REQ-PARTICIPANT;PARTSTAT=ACCEPTED;CN=Social ist Appeal;X-NUM-GUESTS=0:mailto:tbch42qibht546dpa635vankp8@group.calendar. google.com CREATED:20160906T155043Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1775688272700855/ LAST-MODIFIED:20160919T110221Z LOCATION:Room 4\, Somerstown Community Hub\, Rivers St\, PO5 4EY SEQUENCE:1 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Portsmouth Marxists: The Corbyn Revolution and the Battle for Labou r TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20161021 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20161024 DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:10fbq7fsjd2iqaeplcko6jqbj4@google.com CREATED:20160915T172710Z DESCRIPTION: LAST-MODIFIED:20160915T172717Z LOCATION: SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:REVOLUTION! - Three-day festival of Marxism TRANSP:TRANSPARENT END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160929T173000Z DTEND:20160929T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:9leesltvr0ln74emndnhnvofac@google.com CREATED:20160915T172126Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1248635295178632/\n\nWaterloo C ampus\, Franklin-Wilkins Building\, first floor\, room 1.13\n\nJoin the Mar xist society as we present our analysis of the struggle in the Labour Party \, explain its basis in history and speculate about where the party is head ing. \n\nCorbyn’s inevitable victory over Owen Smith closes one chapter on the Labour Party civil war\, but it is far from the end of the story. \n\nA year has passed since Corbyn was elevated to the leadership position on a wave of support from new and established party members. In that time\, we h ave seen open warfare over the heart and future of Labour. \n\nDespite enjo ying massive support from the selectorate\, Corbyn’s socialist policies hav e pitted him against the Parliamentary Party\, which has used Brexit as the basis for launching a coup attempt. \n\nThis has resulted in an ugly strug gle\, with thousands of members purged undemocratically on the thinnest of pretences while Labour suffers in the polls.\n\nWe make the case for why yo uth and student lefts should rally around Corbyn against the undemocratic m anoeuvring of right-wing bureaucrats and fight to ensure that Labour counte rs Tory austerity with a bold\, socialist programme. \n\nDefend Corbyn\, fi ght for socialism! LAST-MODIFIED:20160915T172212Z LOCATION:Franklin-Wilkins Building\, 150 Stamford St\, Lambeth\, London SE1 9NH\, UK SEQUENCE:1 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:KCL Marxists: Corbyn and the future of Labour TRANSP:TRANSPARENT END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160920T170000Z DTEND:20160920T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:ncjfubgll76u1iuo9bvj2mb8ac@google.com CREATED:20160909T100614Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/175044796254008/\n\nUniversity of Glasgow\, Boyd Orr Building Room 407 (Lecture Theatre A)\n\nBritain's na rrow vote to leave the European Union was a shock to the political class th at will leave a mark for decades. This unexpected result has led many to lo ok for people to blame\, from the elderly to the poor. While making no apol ogies for the lies and bigotry that won Brexit\, we must examine why it hap pened and what it means for the future of the UK and British capitalism. Th e possibility of another independence referendum in Scotland threatens to b reak the UK.\n LAST-MODIFIED:20160909T100846Z LOCATION:Boyd Orr Building\, Glasgow G12 8QR\, UK SEQUENCE:2 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: Broken Britain - Brexit and IndyRef2 TRANSP:TRANSPARENT END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160915T170000Z DTEND:20160915T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:c4a429ohu14t7s8bb4coo0l238@google.com CREATED:20160909T100450Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/505730336303360/\n\nUniversity of Glasgow\, Boyd Orr Building Room 407 (Lecture Theatre A)\n\n2016 has bee n quite a year\, with political\, economic and social crises erupting almos t everywhere at a dizzying pace. Terrorist attacks\, corruption\, market cr ashes\, Brexit and splits in Britain's two major political parties. The pot ential for even more events hangs over our heads: a split in the Labour par ty\, the fallout from Brexit negotiations\, another independence referendum for Scotland and more.\n\nWhy is the World in crisis? Why is this all happ ening so quickly? The mood throughtout much of society is panic and confusi on. At the Glasgow Marxists we discuss the roots of the world's problems\, daring to challenge the status quo with the ideas and methods of revolution ary socialism\, of Marxism. \n\nCome along to this free public meeting and see if answers can be found and a better future envisioned. Afterwards we w ill go on our annual "Red Clydeside Pub Crawl"\, taking you through Glasgow 's radical history and some of its many pubs.\n\n LAST-MODIFIED:20160909T100522Z LOCATION:Boyd Orr Building\, Glasgow G12 8QR\, UK SEQUENCE:1 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: Why is the world in crisis? TRANSP:TRANSPARENT END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20161007T180000Z DTEND:20161007T220000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:3i4t8jcu2j17i4ljug277ndok8@google.com CREATED:20160909T100241Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1642978899347539/\n\nWhat bette r way to end the week than to join revolutionaries from across London on a Marx pub crawl. \n\nLondon is steeped in revolutionary history. Join us as we visit pubs and locations where Marx and Engels used to drink and organis e. \n\nThis is a joint event with members of the SOAS\, UCLU\, KCL\, QMUL\, and LSE Marxist Societies.\n\nMeet outside the SOAS Main Building (between Malet St and Thornhaugh st) at 7pm. All welcome. \n\nCall James on 07812 2 10638 if you can't find us or want to join us later. LAST-MODIFIED:20160909T100320Z LOCATION:SOAS\, University of London\, London WC1H 0XG\, UK SEQUENCE:1 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:London Marxist Students pub crawl TRANSP:TRANSPARENT END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160317T180000Z DTEND:20160317T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:m7s47khu3mvk41njivo1q2l2qc@google.com CREATED:20160310T160123Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1022624394466073/\n\nAs the ref erendum concerning the UK's membership of the EU approaches\, many question s are still unanswered. One of these is which way the Left should vote.\n\n For some\, the EU represents democracy and workers rights\, to others it is a neoliberal organisation hellbent on undermining state sovereignty.\n\nOn March 17th\, you will have the chance to debate these issues. The Universi ty of Sheffield Young Greens society\, Sheffield Labour Students\, the Univ ersity of Sheffield Marxist society and the University of Sheffield Sociali st Students will all be represented on a panel of speakers. You will have t he chance to ask questions and/or make your view heard to these panellists (who will be announced shortly).\n LAST-MODIFIED:20160310T160123Z LOCATION:Sheffield\, South Yorkshire\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxists: The European Union debate TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160310T190000Z DTEND:20160310T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:kqemqc4si1omlvsuvhkhd0viso@google.com CREATED:20160308T110130Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/219915761695299/\n\nUniversity of Southampton\, Nuffield Theatre\, Room 1083\n\nThis week\, we'll be talki ng about Stalinism and Marxism.\n\nCritics of Marxism often hold up the exa mple of the USSR\, with its horrors of labour camps and brutal totalitarian ism\, as proof that socialism can never work. These same critics argue that Stalinism is a logical and inevitable continuation of Marxist ideas when p ut into practice. But were the USSR\, and all other self-proclaimed "commun ist" states\, really socialist? What were the reasons behind the bureaucrat ic degeneration of the Soviet state\, and what was its social and class nat ure?\n\nJoin us for a discussion introduced by Ben Peck!\n\nThe meeting is free and open to everyone and we will join in the pub after the meeting (Th e Stile). See you there :-) \n\nWe also run a weekly reading group. You can find more information about this week's session here: https://www.facebook .com/events/205257096502435/ LAST-MODIFIED:20160309T190029Z LOCATION:Nuffield Theatre\, University Rd\, Southampton SO17 1TR\, United K ingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Soton Marxists: Socialism vs Stalinism TRANSP:OPAQUE BEGIN:VALARM ACTION:NONE TRIGGER;VALUE=DATE-TIME:19760401T005545Z END:VALARM END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160310T193000Z DTEND:20160310T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:sjiq9iplu75ar56a8keaj4pul8@google.com CREATED:20160308T110248Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/199345477099662/\n\nLUU Room 1\ n\nAmidst the various crises that are gripping the European continent - fro m the sovereign debt crisis to political instability to the refugee crisis - the British EU referendum threatens to throw further fuel on the fire. Wh at will the consequences be for British capitalism? And what should be the attitude of Marxists who are ultimately fighting for a United Socialist Sta tes of Europe\, and a World Socialist Federation?\n\nFeaturing guest speake r Josh Holroyd\, supporter of the International Marxist Tendency. LAST-MODIFIED:20160308T110248Z LOCATION:Leeds University Union\, Lifton Pl\, Leeds LS2 9JZ\, United Kingdo m SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Leeds Marxists: The EU Referendum TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160308T180000Z DTEND:20160308T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:566f92qel6uul8bchc0qu6m8a4@google.com CREATED:20160308T105827Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/236096596731222/\n\nView Room 6 \, Sheffield Students' Union\n\nThe idea of ‘having fun’ is of course subje ctive\, and different people will have different preferences. Some prefer t heme parks\; some prefer sport\; and others may prefer art. But there is on e thing that all these have in common: they have been turned into a commodi ty by the capitalist system.\n\nJoin the Sheffield Marxist Society for our weekly meeting with Scott L of the International Marxist Tendency introduci ng the topic. LAST-MODIFIED:20160308T105827Z LOCATION:Sheffield Students' Union\, Western Bank\, Sheffield S10 2TG\, Uni ted Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxists: Leisure under Capitalism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160308T190000Z DTEND:20160308T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:q7gu67oui9sjhv1kq4mj01sfho@google.com CREATED:20160303T224238Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1696999123903501/\n\nBoyd Orr\, Room 412\n\nOn International Women's Day come along to our meeting on Marx ism and Women's Liberation! We will be discussing the relationship between women's oppression and class society\, how women continue to be opressed un der modern day capitalism and the role Marxism can play in fighting for wom en's liberation. LAST-MODIFIED:20160307T213635Z LOCATION:Boyd Orr Building\, Glasgow\, Glasgow City G12 8QR\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: Marxism and Women's Liberation TRANSP:OPAQUE BEGIN:VALARM ACTION:NONE TRIGGER;VALUE=DATE-TIME:19760401T005545Z END:VALARM END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160309T190000Z DTEND:20160309T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:2137s9p6g0o0nmjpgsahik9ce0@google.com CREATED:20160307T092601Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/514408435386401/\n\nSeminar Roo m 4\, Fulton House\n\nBefore Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels wrote The Commu nist Manifesto\, other Socialist ideas had been developed\, some of which i nspired them in their writings.\n\nSwansea Marxists' Secretary Gareth Lynn Montes will give a brief talk on these ideas and their long term repercussi on\, hoping to raise awarness about this often forgoten era of Socialism. LAST-MODIFIED:20160307T092601Z LOCATION:Fulton House\, Swansea University\, Sketty\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Swansea Marxists: Socialism before Marx TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160307T190000Z DTEND:20160307T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:o9ha41698kka8cbqdc95slapck@google.com CREATED:20160303T223925Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1682656865344446/\n\nCNWsr6\n\n Never has a book talked about by so many been read by so few. The Kent Marx ist Society invites you to come learn about one of the most influential and important texts of modern time. We will begin with an approximately 30 min ute lecture followed by an informal discussion. We hope to see you there! LAST-MODIFIED:20160306T190035Z LOCATION:Cornwallis West\, Canterbury\, Canterbury\, Kent CT2\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Kent Marxists: The Communist Manifesto TRANSP:OPAQUE BEGIN:VALARM ACTION:NONE TRIGGER;VALUE=DATE-TIME:19760401T005545Z END:VALARM END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160309T180000Z DTEND:20160309T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:857nai7vqnna9iv0gk08q0523c@google.com CREATED:20160303T224110Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/177651115947960/\n\nFulton 113\ , University of Sussex Campus\n\nThe Sussex Marxist Society in collaboratio n with the Sussex Green Party Society are proud to host a friendly debate b etween Adam Booth (PhD in environmental engineering and member of the Inter national Marxist Tendency) and Davy Jones (Co-Chair Brighton & Hove Green P arty and Green Party parliamentary candidate for Brighton Kemptown in May 2 015).\n\nThe question at hand is one of the most crucial possible. The envi ronmental crisis has only worsened as governments and big business have fai led to decisively act\, threatening ecological disaster. Without serious ac tion to prevent climate change\, humanity faces immeasurable peril. \n\nHow do we solve the environmental crisis? \n\n-----\n\nPlease join us for what should be a fascinating discussion. Both Adam and Davy will be given the o pportunity to introduce the subject before questions will be opened up to f loor\, with both speakers finally given a short amount of time at the end t o conclude. The debate will be chaired by Julian Kett. LAST-MODIFIED:20160303T224110Z LOCATION:Fulton Building\,\, University of Sussex\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sussex Marxists: The Environmental Crisis TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160303T200000Z DTEND:20160303T213000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:ccfio9vhu82qhmqbnb0uos1c58@google.com CREATED:20160302T141058Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1104992282864620\n\nStudent Uni on \, room 7\n\nThe election of Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader was a landma rk moment in British Politics and a turning point for the British left. Com e along to the Manchester Marxist society to discuss Corbyn's economic poli cy and what it means for Marxists and for the future of the British economy . LAST-MODIFIED:20160302T141058Z LOCATION:University of Manchester Students' Union\, Oxford Rd\, Manchester M13 9PR\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Manchester Marxists: Corbynomics or Socialism? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160303T183000Z DTEND:20160303T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:pcp0qn9i8fa0j9btvl5v868eek@google.com CREATED:20160302T140932Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/105856839808193/\n\nk6.63\n\nFo r half a century the semingly-intractable struggle between Israelis and Pal estinians has sown violence\, hatred and destruction in the Middle-East. Th is conflict has also become a defining political battleground for activists and leaders throughout the world.\n\nJoin the Marxist society as we disucs s the history of the Isreali-Palestinian conflict\, explain the role of cap italism in sustaining it and propose a socialist solution: finally bringing an end to the bloodshed through interfaith\, working-class solidarity. LAST-MODIFIED:20160302T140932Z LOCATION:King's College London\, Strand\, London WC2R 2LS\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:KCL Marxists: Which way forward for Israel and Palestine? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160301T190000Z DTEND:20160301T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:a7b2mguiulpo1s36f459lg20lk@google.com CREATED:20160229T172137Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1006909822713192/\n\nMunby Room \, Kings College\n\nStalinism has sullied the otherwise clean banner of Mar xism. But what exactly caused the degeneration of the Russian Revolution\, and what was the role of Stalin? What is the relation between the ideas of the Stalinists and those of the Bolsheviks? How do we ensure that future re volutions will not go down the same path?\n\nSpeaker: Mordecai Levi\, Cambr idge Marxist Society LAST-MODIFIED:20160229T225039Z LOCATION:King's College\, 5 King's Parade\, Cambridge CB2 1SJ\, United King dom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Cambridge Marxists\; Bolshevism and Stalinism TRANSP:OPAQUE BEGIN:VALARM ACTION:NONE TRIGGER;VALUE=DATE-TIME:19760401T005545Z END:VALARM END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160301T190000Z DTEND:20160301T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:0euolnmet8qtlbiuka6ld8jjjk@google.com CREATED:20160226T081133Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/489661637884778/\n\nUniversity of Glasgow\, Boyd Orr Building Room 412\n\nBernie Sanders' presidential cam paign has rocked the political establishment in the United States. Many are comparing him to Jeremy Corbyn\, as he emerged from the fringes of the Dem ocratic race to capture popular attention and be a serious contender. As Ma rxists\, what are we to make of Sanders' "democratic socialism" and his pro mises of "political revolution"?\n\n LAST-MODIFIED:20160229T225039Z LOCATION:Boyd Orr Building\, Glasgow\, Glasgow City G12 8QR\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: Bernie Sanders - political revolution? TRANSP:OPAQUE BEGIN:VALARM ACTION:NONE TRIGGER;VALUE=DATE-TIME:19760401T005545Z END:VALARM END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160301T180000Z DTEND:20160301T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:mrdpr6ntj51u8dq7d14mg8fs50@google.com CREATED:20160229T104216Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/439162412943784/\n\nView Room 6 \, UoS Students Union\n\nJoin us for this joint meeting between the Marxist Society and the Palestine Society. \n\nIt's crucial to ask\, how can the P alestinian people beat occupation? Who are the forces that will make that a reality? What is the role of those outside Palestine in helping the strugg le? \n\nSpeaking will be\; Dick Pitt\, lecturer at Sheffield Hallam\, and a ctivist in the Sheffield Palestine Solidarity Campaign.\n\nNatasha Victoria \, from the Marxist Student Federation. \n\nJoin us for this important disc ussion! LAST-MODIFIED:20160229T225039Z LOCATION:Sheffield Students' Union\, Western Bank\, Sheffield S10 2TG\, Uni ted Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxists: How can Palestine by free? TRANSP:OPAQUE BEGIN:VALARM ACTION:NONE TRIGGER;VALUE=DATE-TIME:19760401T005545Z END:VALARM END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160301T180000Z DTEND:20160301T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:rer82shmlpr7llhpon8m24csoc@google.com CREATED:20160229T131218Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1146241975420025/\n\nFrancis Ba ncroft Building\, room 1.08\n\nAt a time when a wave of anti-establishment feeling has swept Europe\, the Spanish working class finds itself at the fo refront of the struggle against Capitalism in the image of Podemos. The lat est General Election in Spain has represented a blow to the Spanish establi shment.\n\nJoin us tomorrow\, March 1 at 6PM in Francis Bancroft Building\, room 1.08 to discuss the lessons we can be learnt by Britain and the rest of Europe from the rise of Podemos. LAST-MODIFIED:20160229T225038Z LOCATION:Queen Mary University of London\, Mile End Rd\, London E1 4NS\, Un ited Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:QMUL Marxists: Podemos and the Crisis in Spain TRANSP:OPAQUE BEGIN:VALARM ACTION:NONE TRIGGER;VALUE=DATE-TIME:19760401T005545Z END:VALARM END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160302T190000Z DTEND:20160302T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:qpctli5q9seb8aev19g30dks40@google.com CREATED:20160229T143527Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1040717689323416/\n\nSeminar Ro om 4\, Fulton House\n\nIn a period where capitalism is facing its deepest c risis in history\, throwing society into strife and turmoil the struggle ag ainst the system has broadened.\n\nThis has put the questions of how best t o analyse and organise against capitalism and the questions of which great anti-capitalist theory can best achieve the overthrow of capitalism: Marxis m or Anarchism.\n\nJoin Swansea Marxists as we discuss whether the theories of Marxism or Anarchism best serve as a guide for class struggle today.\n LAST-MODIFIED:20160229T143527Z LOCATION:Fulton House\, Swansea University\, Sketty\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Swansea Marxists: Marxism and Anarchism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160309T183000Z DTEND:20160309T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:q1h39tads7tfek2an1e95qval4@google.com CREATED:20160229T104547Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1511306849179122/\n\nMEET 116\, SOAS Main Building (1st Floor)\n\nThis Easter marks the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin against British imperialist rule. The I rish Citizens Army\, led by the great Marxist James Connolly\, sought to li berate Ireland from the shackles of London\, and transform it on a socialis t basis. Left isolated\, the rising was brutally crushed by the British\, w ho executed Connolly and his supporters.\n\nJoin us with our guest speaker\ , Alan Woods\, editor of www.marxist.com and author of 'Ireland: Republican ism and Revolution'\, to commemorate this landmark event in the history of the international class struggle\, the legacy of James Connolly\, and the l essons for today. LAST-MODIFIED:20160229T104547Z LOCATION:SOAS\, University of London\, London WC1H 0XG\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:SOAS Marxists: 100 years since the Easter Rising TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160302T180000Z DTEND:20160302T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:78rg219gojdm8jbu54eaujuq54@google.com CREATED:20160229T104446Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/449566971898444/\n\nTsar to Len in\, first released in 1937\, ranks among the twentieth century’s greatest film documentaries. It presents an extraordinary cinematic account of the R ussian Revolution—from the mass uprising which overthrew the centuries-old Tsarist regime in February 1917\, to the Bolshevik-led insurrection eight m onths later that established the first socialist workers’ state\, and the f inal victory in 1921 of the new Soviet regime over counter-revolutionary fo rces after a three-year-long civil war.\n\nBased on archival footage assemb led over more than a decade by the legendary Herman Axelbank (1900-1979)\, Tsar to Lenin provides an unparalleled film record of a revolutionary movem ent\, embracing millions\, which “shook the world” and changed the course o f history.\n\nJoin Newcastle Marxist Society as we present this excellent d ocumentary in the Gallery Room of Bar Loco at 6pm on Wednesday the 2nd of M arch.\n\nEveryone is welcome to come along and take part so get yourselves down\, share the event and feel free to invite anyone who you feel may like to get involved. LAST-MODIFIED:20160229T104446Z LOCATION:Bar Loco Newcastle\, 22 Leazes Park Rd\, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4 PG\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Newcastle Marxists: From Tsar to Lenin TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160229T190000Z DTEND:20160229T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:a6ipcendmmh2kfejgaejevtp4s@google.com CREATED:20160226T160115Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1980943455465197/\n\nCNWsr6\n\n Women have been at the forefront of class struggle throughout history. How is the class struggle connected to the struggle for women's liberation? Wha t are the causes of women oppression? What is the role that the capitalist system has played in the oppression of women? LAST-MODIFIED:20160226T160115Z LOCATION:Cornwallis West\, Canterbury\, Canterbury\, Kent CT2\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Kent Marxists: The Women's Struggle TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160304T170000Z DTEND:20160304T183000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:1khg34ql5dfcbiv74bb2g8ifs8@google.com CREATED:20160226T081429Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/446269422245677/\n\nCecil Day L ewis Room\, Wadham College\, Oxford LAST-MODIFIED:20160226T081429Z LOCATION:Wadham College\, Parks Rd\, Oxford OX1 3PN\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Oxford Marxists: Sanders and Corbyn - Socialist back on the agenda TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160302T183000Z DTEND:20160302T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:lrgdr95a8mmfl1qubg2o78ds04@google.com CREATED:20160226T075803Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/567380770095199/\n\nThe date fo r Britain's EU membership referendum has been set for June this year\, open ing up a split in the Tory Party and the ruling class\, as well as increasi ngly heated debate in the wider society\, while the outcome remains largely unpredictable. Come along to the next meeting of the UCLU Marxist Society to discuss the question of the upcoming referendum. \n\nOur speaker will in troduce the topic\, covering the questions of the EU and its nature as a ca pitalist institution\, its history\, its more immediate economic and politi cal prospects\, and will discuss what a genuinely Marxist position on the E U and the referendum should be. This will be followed by an open discussion \, where everyone will have the chance to contribute\, debate\, and ask que stions. \n\nAll welcome! LAST-MODIFIED:20160226T075803Z LOCATION:UCLU\, 25 Gordon St\, London WC1H 0AY\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UCLU Marxists: The EU - In or Out? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160227T120000Z DTEND:20160227T150000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:vd0o0d9tbl54av9f2cg7dfoi7s@google.com CREATED:20160224T182752Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/542536665918292/\n\nJoin the Ma rxist Student Federation as we march against the renewal of the Trident def ence system alongside Jeremy Corbyn and the CND.\n LAST-MODIFIED:20160224T182752Z LOCATION:Marble Arch\, London\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Marxist Students @ Stop Trident National Demo TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160225T190000Z DTEND:20160225T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:k5s362k74a82r7r85vnnfuj9n8@google.com CREATED:20160224T181525Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1660430940875046/\n\nHi everyon e! This week\, we'll be talking about the Marxist approach to the Palestini an‐Israeli struggle.\n\nThe conflict between Israel and Palestine has been raging for decades yet the Israeli states oppression of ordinary Palestinia ns has not yet subsided. The issue is one with a number of complex factors and elements\, has a very long history and remains one of the most signific ant conflicts in world-politics. What are the class-based solutions to the geopolitical problems of the region\, in other words what are the solutions that could put an end to the root causes of the conflict?\n LAST-MODIFIED:20160224T181525Z LOCATION:Nuffield Theatre\, University Rd\, Southampton SO17 1TR\, United K ingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Soton Marxists: Israel and Palestine TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160225T193000Z DTEND:20160225T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:3j5ljvbeoma5vqq73voj75e1h8@google.com CREATED:20160224T181252Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/967968523252353/\n\nLUU\, Room 1\n\nIt is common for opponents of Marxism to caricature it as a dry politi cal theory or to reduce it to economics. In fact\, Marxism began its existe nce as a philosophical system that both Marx and Engels applied to developm ents in the natural sciences. Join us to discuss why the philsophy of Marxi sm should be taken seriously by scientists today. LAST-MODIFIED:20160224T181252Z LOCATION:Leeds University Union\, Lifton Pl\, Leeds LS2 9JZ\, United Kingdo m SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Leeds Marxists: Marxism and Science TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160223T180000Z DTEND:20160223T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:lk2g9a5r1vqjiteldpi555c5j8@google.com CREATED:20160219T134658Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/631176120371373/\n\nOctagon Roo m 3\, University of Sheffield\n\nThe ideas which meant that the Russian Rev olution was successful - Bolshevism - are continually slandered and smeared with the most vile and unthinking criticism. \n\nCome to Sheffield Marxist Society's third meeting of 2016 to join the discussion. This topic will be introduced by Luke B of the International Marxist Tendency. LAST-MODIFIED:20160222T184739Z LOCATION:Octagon Centre\, Clarkson St\, Sheffield\, South Yorkshire S10 2TQ \, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxists: Bolshevism and Stalinism TRANSP:OPAQUE BEGIN:VALARM ACTION:NONE TRIGGER;VALUE=DATE-TIME:19760401T005545Z END:VALARM END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160224T190000Z DTEND:20160224T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:gqk4rjqq0qemek87e25sf989ts@google.com CREATED:20160222T135235Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/884495421671822/\n\nSeminar Roo m 4\, Fulton House\, Swansea University LAST-MODIFIED:20160222T135235Z LOCATION:Fulton House\, Swansea University\, Sketty\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Swansea Marxists: Marxism in the USA TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160224T183000Z DTEND:20160224T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:tkaq8d88i0nbt0tvc5gkjljct0@google.com CREATED:20160222T135144Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1522100881419049/\n\nMEET 116\, SOAS Main Building (1st Floor)\n\nKarl Marx famously argued that religion is the 'opiate of the masses'. But what would he say about religion and mor ality today? Where does religion come from and how does it reflect society? How compatible is religion with Marxism and the struggle against capitalis m? Can we have our own revolutionary morality? Join us as we hear from John Pickard\, author of Behind the Myths: The Foundations of Judaism\, Christi anity and Islam (2013)\, before we discuss such questions. LAST-MODIFIED:20160222T135144Z LOCATION:SOAS\, University of London\, London WC1H 0XG\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:SOAS Marxists: Religion and Morality TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160223T190000Z DTEND:20160223T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:kb7721o7col7kascfa42k07htc@google.com CREATED:20160222T133840Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/835576616552588/\n\nOld Library \, Hertford College\n\nOver the last few years\, Europe has been plunged in to a deep economical and political crisis\, with pressure mounting and no e nd in sight. Problem after problem keep piling up for which the EU leaders and institutions fail to reach agreement and find solutions: the crisis of the eurozone\, already in its seventh year\, has brought about the impositi on of harsh austerity policies that are ravaging the countries of the Europ ean South\; the influx of refugees from a war at Europe's doorstep is seein g the scaling up of “Fortress Europe”\, the erection of more barriers fenci ng off European states (including from one another)\, and the resurgence of divisions between East and West\, all accompanied by the ramping up of hat eful racist rhetoric across the continent\; and\, finally\, the idea of Bri tain leaving the Union is now very much on the table\, with the “in-out” re ferendum scheduled for June.\n\nFrom economic to social to interior to fore ign policy\, one is hard pressed to find a core policy area in which the Eu ropean Union is currently a success\, or even anything short of an unmitiga ted disaster. The Eurozone\, Schengen\, citizenship rights — one by one\, t he pillars of the EU are being called into question. The once-exalted strat egic commitment to an ‘ever closer union’ seems ever more a mirage\, and on e with fewer adherents by the day. The ongoing crisis has caused the mask o f lofty ideals to slip: this self-styled ‘family of democratic European cou ntries committed to working together for peace and prosperity’ has revealed itself to be neither a “family” nor democratic\, as well as unable to work together and to provide either peace or prosperity.\n\nAnd in response\, a wave of discontent is sweeping across the continent. During this crisis pe riod\, anti-austerity movements have been springing up (or gaining renewed strength) across Europe\, threatening to shake the foundations of the polit ical establishments of Greece\, Spain\, Portugal\, the UK\, … and the Europ ean Union itself. But\, after Syriza’s capitulation last summer\, what chan ge can these achieve\, and how?\n\nThe European Union will be the topic of our meeting this week. We’ll investigate its past\, tracing its origins and development so as to understand the nature of this union\, analyse its pre sent predicament\, and consider the possible futures for the peoples of Eur ope.\n\nWe’ll allow plenty of time for discussion during the meeting\, whic h can then carry on\, as always\, in the pub (King’s Arms). Everyone welcom e! LAST-MODIFIED:20160222T133840Z LOCATION:Hertford College\, Catte St\, Oxford OX1 3BW\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Oxford Marxists: The EU - a union in tatters TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160223T190000Z DTEND:20160223T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:rm81qr9jbv07t20gudmsda530o@google.com CREATED:20160219T134750Z DESCRIPTION:Munby Room\, Kings College LAST-MODIFIED:20160219T134750Z LOCATION:King's College\, 5 King's Parade\, Cambridge CB2 1SJ\, United King dom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Cambridge Marxists: The Nation State TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160224T180000Z DTEND:20160224T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:5716dlbqhbq20llpt2ccifdlos@google.com CREATED:20160219T134426Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1519024388392359/\n\nIn light o f an ongoing migrant crisis and with catastrophic financial collapse predic ted\, anti-EU sentiment in Britain is on the rise. David Cameron has promis ed a referendum and we are now faced with the very real prospect of a 'Brex it' from the common market. The Tories are tearing themselves to pieces ove r the issue\, while Labour's support for remaining in the EU has every chan ce of changing in the likely event that Cameron adopts an 'IN' position.\n\ nJoin Newcastle Marxist Society on Wednesday the 24th of February at 6pm in the Gallery Room of Bar Loco as we unpick this complex political issue and discuss what a socalist alternative to the european crisis would be.\n\nLe e Singh Gill\, of Socialist Appeal\, will be introducing the topic before w e open the floor for questions\, ideas and opinions.\n\nEveryone is welcome to come along and take part so get yourselves down\, share the event and f eel free to invite anyone who you feel may like to get involved. LAST-MODIFIED:20160219T134426Z LOCATION:Bar Loco Newcastle\, 22 Leazes Park Rd\, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4 PG\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Newcastle Marxists: The European Union - In or Out? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160223T190000Z DTEND:20160223T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:f71t5fphc3gv0qg32k62fa3ka4@google.com CREATED:20160219T134246Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1574847519504797/\n\nUniversity of Glasgow\, Boyd Orr Building Room 412\n\nSince prehistoric times\, human beings have been creatively expressing themselves through art. From simple reflections of reality to more complex conceptual pieces\, art has a long and detailed history. Marxism can help us understand the history of artisti c movements and styles\, and even give us a glimpse of how socialism can un lock human creative potential. LAST-MODIFIED:20160219T134246Z LOCATION:Boyd Orr Building\, Glasgow\, Glasgow City G12 8QR\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: Marxism and Art TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160218T183000Z DTEND:20160218T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:c136nglk5dd0h55e0nb4h1ic64@google.com CREATED:20160218T103857Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1011341505596835/\n\nK6.63\n\nL ike racism and misogyny the oppression of LGBT people can appear as an eter nal fact of human existence. But has LGBT oppression always existed and if not how\, when and why did it arise?\n\nJoin us for a discussion on the ori gins of LGBT oppression\, a history of the struggle against it and the Marx ist strategy for its overthrow.\n LAST-MODIFIED:20160218T103857Z LOCATION:King's College London\, Strand\, London WC2R 2LS\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:KCL Marxists: The Struggle for LGBT equality TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160217T183000Z DTEND:20160217T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:kq739m0e42du1gk0m4g4mq9m08@google.com CREATED:20160215T140358Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/177797465927190/\n\nMEET 116\, 1st Floor SOAS Main Building\n\nThe question of whether or not we should de fend free speech has become increasingly debated in recent times\, whether it be about Charlie Hebdo\, Donald Trump\, or the banning of speakers at un iversities. Is free speech more than a liberal value? In what circumstances should we defend it? How is it used by the ruling class? Should we 'No Pla tform' speakers on campuses? Join us as we hear a Marxist perspective from Daniel Morley\, editor of Socialist Appeal and www.socialist.net\, before w e discuss such questions. LAST-MODIFIED:20160216T183006Z LOCATION:SOAS\, University of London\, London WC1H 0XG\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:SOAS Marxists: The Freedom of Speech Myth TRANSP:OPAQUE BEGIN:VALARM ACTION:NONE TRIGGER;VALUE=DATE-TIME:19760401T005545Z END:VALARM END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160217T180000Z DTEND:20160217T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:1p44csc2si83rjkrarsmps686k@google.com CREATED:20160215T125220Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/184007311965805/\n\nAt the end of 2015 we saw signs of jubilation from leaders around the world after the UN Paris talks on the environment were concluded. Does this mean we can all be rest assured that the crisis has been solved? How can we tackle the que stion of consumerism? And\, how will we approach such issues under socialis m?\n\nJoin Newcastle Marxist Society for our first regular discussion of 20 16 this coming Wednesday at 6pm in the Gallery Room of Bar Loco to discuss these important questions. Frankie Toynton\, president of Newcastle Marxist Society\, will be introducing the topic before we open the floor for quest ions\, ideas and opinions.\n\nEveryone is welcome to come along and take pa rt so get yourselves down\, share the event and feel free to invite anyone who you feel may like to get involved. LAST-MODIFIED:20160216T180004Z LOCATION:Bar Loco Newcastle\, 22 Leazes Park Rd\, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4 PG\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Newcastle Marxists: The Environment\, Consumerism\, and Socialism TRANSP:OPAQUE BEGIN:VALARM ACTION:NONE TRIGGER;VALUE=DATE-TIME:19760401T005545Z END:VALARM END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160218T190000Z DTEND:20160218T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:kcuvknp8gnuo26l3qndf2meetk@google.com CREATED:20160216T151448Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/909072365880835/\n\nUniversity of Southampton\, Nuffield Theatre\, Room 1083\n\nThis week we will be discu ssion the question of Reformism or Revolution. \n\nOur generation is witnes sing attacks on all the reforms which gave the 99% a semi-civilized existen ce in the past period in an attempt to make us pay for a crisis created by the 1%. This has led to the rise of anti-austerity movements internationall y: SYRIZA in Greece\, PODEMOS in Spain\, and now Corbyn in Britain. Join us in probing the strategy these movements need to succeed\, and ask can capi talism be tamed by gradual reforms? Or is it necessary to carry out a revol ution to finish off this system?\n\nJoin us for a discussion\, introduced b y Adam Booth\, member of the International Marxist Tendency (IMT).\n\nThe m eeting is free and open to everyone and we will join in the pub after the m eeting (The Stile). LAST-MODIFIED:20160216T151448Z LOCATION:Nuffield Theatre\, University Rd\, Southampton SO17 1TR\, United K ingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Soton Marxists: Reformism or Revolution? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160216T190000Z DTEND:20160216T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:i6l0sb4ucahdu14bhrsdqkg3rg@google.com CREATED:20160215T125014Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/187793198251425/\n\nMunby Room\ , Kings College\n\nWhat are the origins of the repression of sexuality from a cis-gendered heterosexual norm? Is it possible to win the fight for equa lity without uprooting its material base? What does the fight for equality have to do with the fight for socialism? \n\nCome along to discuss these qu estions and more.\n\nSpeaker: Sam Ashton (International Marxist Tendency) LAST-MODIFIED:20160215T172425Z LOCATION:King's College\, 5 King's Parade\, Cambridge CB2 1SJ\, United King dom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Cambridge Marxists: the LGBT movement TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160216T180000Z DTEND:20160216T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:2sqkilor76f53b6puqo956rk74@google.com CREATED:20160215T125603Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/435982133271827/\n\nOctagon Mee ting Room 3\n\nAt the end of 2015 we saw signs of jubilation from leaders a round the world after the UN Paris talks on the environment but does this m ean we can all be rest assured that we have solved the crisis? \n\nJoin She ffield Marxist Society for our second discussion of 2016 this coming Tuesda y. We will be discussing one of the most important issues facing humanity\, the environmental crisis. LAST-MODIFIED:20160215T125603Z LOCATION:Octagon Centre\, Clarkson St\, Sheffield\, South Yorkshire S10 2TQ \, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxists: Environmental Crisis and Capitalism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160215T190000Z DTEND:20160215T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:fodb8qc46b1vh0kkmaiskotu58@google.com CREATED:20160215T125502Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1689220104696663/\n\nCNWsr6(30) \n\nIn the last few years\, both England and the US have made international headlines by nationally legalizing gay marriage. The popular LGBT rights m ovement in the 21st century has largely revolved around achieving gay marri age and other forms of "equality" and "representation" such as in the media \, military and corporate climbing. It has revolved around assimilation int o the capitalist system. However\, this is greatly at odds with the very be ginnings of the LGBT movement--Stonewall was\, after all\, a riot --and oft en tends to marginalize the very people it claims to help. \n\nCome along t o discuss the history of the LGBT movement and current efforts to bring it back to its socialist\, radical\, anti-assimilationist roots.Talk introduce d by Ellen Lee LAST-MODIFIED:20160215T125502Z LOCATION:Cornwallis South West\, Canterbury CT2 7NF\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Kent Marxists: the LGBT movement TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160218T193000Z DTEND:20160218T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:telp6a6bg7mfcosgqfpv5phtjg@google.com CREATED:20160215T125332Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1663314510602395/\n\nLUU\, room 1\n\nFor years American politics\, with all its checks and balances\, has rarely slipped out of the control of the Democratic and Republican establis hments. Now the emergence of Sanders and Trump threatens to spoil the apple cart for both parties. Join the Marxist Society in discussing the signific ance of Bernie Sanders' movement and what this means for the development of the class struggle in America.\n\n LAST-MODIFIED:20160215T125332Z LOCATION:Leeds University Union\, Lifton Pl\, Leeds LS2 9JZ\, United Kingdo m SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Leeds Marxists: Bernie Sanders and the American Revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160216T190000Z DTEND:20160216T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:7bsrii2ktmddi461bff1cgbulk@google.com CREATED:20160212T191618Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/770695449728524/\n\nUniversity of Glasgow\, Boyd Orr Building Room 412\n\nIn this discussion\, we'll be di scussing the philosophy of Marxism -- dialectical materialism. Dialectical materialism is how Marxists have interpreted the fundamental processes that shape the nature of existence. As an idea it has profound implications for the fields of science\, philosophy and politics. LAST-MODIFIED:20160212T191618Z LOCATION:Boyd Orr Building\, Glasgow\, Glasgow City G12 8QR\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: Dialectical Materialism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160213T100000Z DTEND:20160213T173000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:gu25r2bn0l5jso4bp4tlgc6rt0@google.com CREATED:20160205T154721Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1673156976298989/\n\nKhalili Le cture Theatre\, SOAS\, London\n\nThe national conference of the Marxist Stu dent Federation conference will take place this year on Saturday 13 Februar y 2016 in London at SOAS.\n\nThis year’s conference is meeting at a time wh en the world seems on the edge of a new economic slump. Diplomatic\, politi cal\, and military crises are frequently sending shockwaves across the glob e. In Britain the EU referendum is opening up divisions in the Tory party\, while Corbyn’s Labour party is battling the right-wing Blairites in the pa rty to be able to put forward clear socialist policies. Meanwhile\, as aust erity is set to continue it is young people who are still bearing the brunt of the cuts\, with the axing of maintenance grants for the poorest student s being just the latest example of this. There has never been a more import ant time for us to study the ideas of Marxism and the revolutionary history of the working class. Armed with these ideas and a plan for how to put the m into practice we can fight for a revolutionary alternative to the system that is robbing us of our future.\n\nEveryone who is interested in the idea s of Marxism and who would like to meet Marxist activists from all over Bri tain is welcome to attend and participate in the debates and discussions.\n \nDelegates from all the groups affiliated to the Marxist Student Federatio n will be discussing\, among other things\, the future of the work of Marxi st students in 2016\, as well as amending and voting on the perspectives do cument which is being proposed to the conference.\n\nThe conference will be held in the Khalili Lecture Theatre in the Main Building of SOAS.\n\nThe a genda for the conference is:\n\n10:00-10:30 – Registration\n\n10:30-11:00 – A world on edge: setting the stage for revolution\n\n11:00-12:00 – What wo uld a socialist foreign policy look like?\n\n12:00-13:00 – What would a soc ialist economic policy look like?\n\n13:00-14:00 – Lunch\n\n14:00-15:00 – W hat would a socialist defence policy look like?\n\n15:00-17:00 – The road t o revolution: perspectives and reports\n\n17:00-17:30 – Closing remarks\n\n 19:00-23:00 – Social\n\nAccommodation may be available to those who need it on a first come first served basis. LAST-MODIFIED:20160212T100003Z LOCATION:SOAS\, University of London\, London WC1H 0XG\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Marxist Student Federation: The Road to Revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE BEGIN:VALARM ACTION:NONE TRIGGER;VALUE=DATE-TIME:19760401T005545Z END:VALARM END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160211T180000Z DTEND:20160211T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:q3p9tp3cue1dbsha31uf1pb1e4@google.com CREATED:20160210T202136Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1721800234709326/\n\nFrancis Ba ncroft Building\, room 1.08\n\nMargaret Thatcher once said of liberal econo mics: 'There is no alternative.' In this meeting\, the Queen Mary Marxist S ociety will offer a critique of the economic theories of neoliberalism\, an d open the debate on what a Socialist alternative to Capitalism might consi st of.\n\nJoin us tomorrow\, February 11 at 6PM in Francis Bancroft Buildin g\, room 1.08! LAST-MODIFIED:20160210T202136Z LOCATION:Queen Mary University of London\, Mile End Rd\, London E1 4NS\, Un ited Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:QMUL Marxists: Neoliberalism and Globalisation TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160211T190000Z DTEND:20160211T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:7a82jljafvhe31u7aa70s0sh3o@google.com CREATED:20160210T202022Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/753895231378996/\n\nUniversity of Southampton\, Highfield Campus\, Nuffield Theatre\, Room 1083\n\nThe Chi nese economy seems to be heading towards a big crash\, which will inevitabl y have devastating effects all over the world. With the 'Communist' Party s till in power we might ask ourselves: Is China Socialist? Has it ever been socialist? What has happened in China since Mao’s revolution? Where is it h eading towards?\n\nJoin us for a discussion introduced by Fred Weston\, a M arxist theoretician and activist\, author of 'China's Long March to Capital ism' and editor of the website marxist.com \n\nWe will be going to the pub afterwards\, feel free to join us. Our meetings are free and open to everyo ne. :)\n LAST-MODIFIED:20160210T202022Z LOCATION:Nuffield Theatre\, University Rd\, Southampton SO17 1TR\, United K ingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Soton Marxists: Is China socialist? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160211T183000Z DTEND:20160211T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:r8jsm47pv8ls45j86hd2m4h5co@google.com CREATED:20160210T201917Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/180884775611552/\n\nRoom k6.63\ n\nIn a period where capitalism is facing its deepest crisis in history\, t hrowing society into strife and turmoil the struggle against the system has broadened.\n\nThis has put the questions of how best to analyse and organi se against capitalism and the questions of which great anti-capitalist theo ry can best achieve the overthrow of capitalism: Marxism or Anarchism.\n\nJ oin the KCL Marxists as we discuss whether the theories of Marxism or Anarc hism best serve as a guide for class struggle today. LAST-MODIFIED:20160210T201917Z LOCATION:King's College London\, Strand\, London WC2R 2LS\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:KCL Marxists: Marxism and Anarchism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160211T180000Z DTEND:20160211T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:nv99pk6fe32qhp91rm48k30ia4@google.com CREATED:20160210T201717Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/977949342243042/\n\nView Room 4 \, Sheffield Students' Union\n\nIn the context of a global slowdown of Capi talism and the re-surfacing of major economic crisis\, the Sheffield Marxis t Society discusses the supposed Left-wing alternative to austerity.\n\nCor bynomics is the latest in a long line of such programmes\, but what exactly is it and can it really fix Capitalism? LAST-MODIFIED:20160210T201717Z LOCATION:Sheffield Students' Union\, Western Bank\, Sheffield S10 2TG\, Uni ted Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxists: Corbynomics - Reform or Revolution? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160211T193000Z DTEND:20160211T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:3cij6muttojltahr8bjt3uc6k8@google.com CREATED:20160208T100737Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1199768300051325/\n\nFrom the o verthrow of Tsarism to the seizure of power by the organized working class\ , the Russian Revolution may rank as the most important event in human hist ory: for the first time working people\, living under oppression for centur ies\, found themselves in power in a vast nation. With capitalist stumbling from one crisis to another\, we look at the lessons of the Russian Revolut ion and the light it continues to shine on events today. The discussion wil l be led by guest speaker Adam Booth\, of the Socialist Appeal editorial bo ard. LAST-MODIFIED:20160210T193004Z LOCATION:Leeds University Union\, Lifton Pl\, Leeds LS2 9JZ\, United Kingdo m SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Leeds Marxists: The Russian Revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE BEGIN:VALARM ACTION:NONE TRIGGER;VALUE=DATE-TIME:19760401T005545Z END:VALARM END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160210T180000Z DTEND:20160210T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:nuemtlhvppdmqv88uig3btebms@google.com CREATED:20160205T154019Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1688072861407479/\n\nFulton 113 \, University of Sussex\n\nThe election of Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader m arked a sea-change within the Labour Party and British politics in general. Acting as a beacon of hope for those hit hardest by austerity\, a proponen t of socialism in reaction to the great challenges the UK faces today in th e midst of economic crisis\, Corbyn has catalysed the largest political mov ement in decades. \n\nHis ideas and program however\, stand contrary to the interests of the establishment and the ruling class. Jeremy Corbyn marks a revolutionary change in British politics. \n\nHow can socialists intervene in this burgeoning movement? How can Corbyn and his supporters resist the consistent attacks from the Tories\, the media and the right wing of the La bour Party? How can Corbyn challenge the economic catastrophe of capitalism \, and will he? \n\nWe'll be joined by Ben Peck\, a member of the Labour Pa rty and the International Marxist Tendency\, who is travelling from London to speak on these most pertinent of questions\, followed by an open discuss ion where all opinions are welcome. LAST-MODIFIED:20160209T180003Z LOCATION:Fulton Building\,\, University of Sussex\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sussex Marxists: The Corbyn Revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE BEGIN:VALARM ACTION:NONE TRIGGER;VALUE=DATE-TIME:19760401T005545Z END:VALARM END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160209T190000Z DTEND:20160209T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:th5839deif4hroc15g8bi1iq38@google.com CREATED:20160205T153823Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1237708682912966/\n\nCastle Roo m\, Fulton House\, Swansea University\n\nFollowing planned changes to contr acts of junior doctors in England\, the BMA and junior doctors committees p lanned a number of strike actions.\n\nDespite postponing one action due to potential progress in their negotiations\, the junior doctors will be walki ng out for a full 24 hours on the 10th February - their decision to do so h as been covered extensively in the media\, maligned by some\, and praised b y others.\n\nOn the eve of the walkout\, this is bound to be a fantastic ev ent - we will be joined by Dr Bethan Roberts\, Chair of the Welsh Junior Do ctors Committee\, who will be talking about the impact of the government's planned changes on the NHS\, and the action taken by the junior doctors. Th is talk will be followed by a debate/discussion from the audience\, with al l parties able to put forward their perspective\, or ask a question for Dr Bethan Roberts.\n\nThis is a public meeting\, to which all are welcome. Som eone will be available at the front of Fulton House to provide assistance w ith directions to the room. LAST-MODIFIED:20160205T162139Z LOCATION:Fulton House\, Swansea University\, Sketty\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:1 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Swansea Marxists: Support the junior doctors! TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160206T100000Z DTEND:20160206T170000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:ehil65hkc2jr4q04ctm7lgqpbg@google.com CREATED:20160205T154528Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/436163906580591/\n\nWilliams Ro om\, SRC Building\, Glasgow University\n\nAs the global crisis of capitalis m continues and political turbulence has become the new norm\, a clear set of revolutionary ideas has becomemore necessary than ever before\, in order to understand the world -and\, more importantly\, to change it.\n\nThe Int ernational Marxist Tendency invites you to Reason in Revolt\, a day of Marx ist theory\, hosted by Glasgow Marxists.\n\nOver the day we will hold 3 dif ferent sessions:\n\n100 YEARS SINCE THE EASTER RISING: THE LEGACY OF JAMES CONNOLLY\n\nCAPITALISM IN CRISIS: SOCIALISM OR BARBARISM\n\nSCOTLAND NEEDS A REVOLUTION!\n\nFollowing on from the discussions\, we'll be holding a fun draising party in the evening which everyone is more than welcome to attend ! https://www.facebook.com/events/543468995819840/ LAST-MODIFIED:20160205T154528Z LOCATION:University of Glasgow\, Glasgow G12 8QQ\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: Reason in Revolt! TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160209T190000Z DTEND:20160209T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:o6m3gdanv782vaobaqfhrkejk4@google.com CREATED:20160205T152656Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1569354446722201/\n\nMunby Room \, King's College\n\nDialectical materialism is the philosophy of Marxism\, underpinning the way we analyse all social and natural phenomena. It sees the world as being in endless motion\, borne from contradictions. It means analysing the things in their motion and not in their rest\; in their conte xt and not in isolation.\n\nJust how does this mystical sounding notion app ly to the real world of politics and economics?\n\nSpeaker: Daniel Morley\, Socialist Appeal LAST-MODIFIED:20160205T152656Z LOCATION:King's College\, 5 King's Parade\, Cambridge CB2 1SJ\, United King dom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Cambridge Marxists: Dialectical Materialism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160208T190000Z DTEND:20160208T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:io6305emk81ksgqv8cejgunn4c@google.com CREATED:20160205T152121Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/515421065294337/\n\nCNWsr6(30)\ n\n“Immorality is fostered in every possible way by the condition of workin g-class life. The worker is poor\; life has nothing to offer him\; he is de prived of virtually all pleasures. Consequently\, he does not fear the pena lties of the law. Why should he restrain his wicked impulses? Why should he leave the rich man in undisturbed possession of his property?”\nEngels (Th e Condition of the Working Class in England\, 1845\, p. 130)\n\nTo what ext ent is crime actually a product of people's material conditions? How has Ma rxism influenced the major theories of criminology and how is the matter of crime tackled by the capitalist state? Join the Kent Marxist Society to di scuss the topic! LAST-MODIFIED:20160205T152302Z LOCATION:Cornwallis West\, Canterbury\, Kent CT2 7NF\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Kent Marxists: Marxism and Crime TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20160209T190000Z DTEND:20160209T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:c1r1hf7br45g8bl6javgi8hj4s@google.com CREATED:20160205T152256Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1671598126449186/\n\nUniversity of Glasgow\, Boyd Orr Building Room 412\n\nStudents have always been invol ved in radical left-wing and Marxist movements. As future workers\, their i nterests align with those of the labour movement and the broader working cl ass. They are a potent force in society when they dedicate themselves to th eory and action. \n\nStudent politics matter to us. Our SRC Presidential ca ndidate Ellen Morton will be leading this weeks' discussion on what the stu dent movement can do. LAST-MODIFIED:20160205T152256Z LOCATION:Boyd Orr Building\, Glasgow\, Glasgow City G12 8QR\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: The Student Movement TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151203T190000Z DTEND:20151203T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:mcustmde6mfmlvthnoj0pa7nu8@google.com CREATED:20151203T131123Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/924347674280889/\n\nHighfield C ampus\, Nuffield Theatre - Room 1083\n\nMarxist economics is the study of t he laws of motion of capitalist society. Why does capitalism perpetually go into crisis? Why does mass unemployment exist? Are commodity production\, the domination of the market\, and the gap between rich and poor natural\, immutable states of being for humanity? Or are they merely the products of this specific mode of production - capitalism? If so\, is there any way cap italism can exist without these problems? \n\nMeeting is free and open to e veryone\, and is\, as always\, followed by the pub. LAST-MODIFIED:20151203T131123Z LOCATION:Nuffield Theatre\, University Rd\, Southampton\, Hampshire SO17 1T R\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Soton Marxists: Marxist economics TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151203T193000Z DTEND:20151203T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:oasub88n2fhj67nmetocs1kk0c@google.com CREATED:20151203T131041Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/434333936756031/\n\nLUU Room 1\ n\nTo paraphrase Lenin\, great revolutionaries are vilified by the ruling c lass in life but once dead are transformed by them into harmelss icons robb ed of substance. None have suffered this fate more so than Ernesto "Che" Gu evara. Join Leeds Marxist Society to discuss the man behind the icon and th e substance of his revolutionary life and ideas. LAST-MODIFIED:20151203T131041Z LOCATION:Leeds University Union\, Lifton Pl\, Leeds LS2 9JZ\, United Kingdo m SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Leeds Marxists: the life and ideas of Che Guevara TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151202T190000Z DTEND:20151202T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:p1djtbltqdo98topu20jkdp6g4@google.com CREATED:20151201T171219Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1490576254582152/\n\nSOAS\, Uni versity of London\, Room 286 (Main Building)\n\nThe discrimination and oppr ession of women is integral to class society. Is it on the basis of militan t struggles and revolutionary upheavals that women will finally free themse lves from the oppression they have suffered for centuries\, or is there ano ther answer?\n\nAt this meeting we will also hear from Yannis Gourtsoyannis \, a junior doctor\, and a member of the negotiating committee of the BMA\, about the current struggle with the government\, an an update on the dispu te\, following the calling off of the strikes. \n\nAs usual\, we will conti nue the discussion afterwards in the bar. LAST-MODIFIED:20151201T171219Z LOCATION:SOAS\, University of London\, London WC1H 0XG\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:SOAS Marxists: Gender and equality TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151203T180000Z DTEND:20151203T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:440laj6i2jc23j07pje8cbfj98@google.com CREATED:20151201T171120Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/433452876861773/\n\nFrancis Ban croft Building\, Room 1.02.6\n\nThe figure of the new leader of the Labour Party\, Jeremy Corbyn as an avowed republican who refuses to kneel before t he Queen has been raising questions regarding the role that the monarchy sh ould play in society.\n\nIn this discussion\, the Queen Mary Marxist Societ y will be discussing the paradox which surrounds the existence of an unelec ted anti-democratic institution in a supposedly democratic society.\n\nJoin us this Thursday\, at 6PM\, in Francis Bancroft Building 1.02.6! LAST-MODIFIED:20151201T171120Z LOCATION:Queen Mary University of London\, Mile End Rd\, London E1 4NS\, Un ited Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:QMUL Marxists: Marxism and the Monarchy TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151202T190000Z DTEND:20151202T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:bjnr9vrdn48jp92kkflvnddfu0@google.com CREATED:20151201T171024Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/736600489804114/\n\nFulton hous e\, Marino Room\n\nDr Ashley Frawley\, senior lecturer in sociology and soc ial policy at Swansea University\, will be concluding this term's discussio ns with an introduction to Marxist economics. \nThe talk will explore how a nd understanding of Marxist economics is vital in the fight against capital ism\, and how it serves as the best antidote to psychological criticism of capitalism.\nThe discussion session after the talk will provide you with an opportunity to ask any burning questions you may have\, or present a count er-argument.\n\nSee you there! LAST-MODIFIED:20151201T171024Z LOCATION:Fulton House\, Swansea University\, Sketty\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Swansea Marxists: Marxist economics TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151130T190000Z DTEND:20151130T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:4b9fdci3aa8snd4749uo3igtbk@google.com CREATED:20151130T161200Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1391183567849860/\n\nCornwallis North Wes Seminar Room9\n\nThis is a historic time for Europe. The electio n of SYRIZA in Greece\, the rise of Podemos in Spain\, the overwhelming vic tory of the SNP in Scotland and the victory of Jeremy Corbyn as Labour Lead er in the UK are just a few key examples of the revolutionary mood sweeping Europe.\n\nThe crisis of capitalism has never been so dire. Alongside this we are seeing the crisis of reformism which has showin its ineptitude with the betrayal of Alexei Tsipras\, harsh austerity policies being taken by e very nation in the European Union\, the tearing down of the welfare state\, the continuation of wars and the Syrian refugee crisis.\n\nWhere does this crisis come from? How can we interpret the radicalization of people across the globe and the victories of left wing parties and politicians? Where wi ll this crisis lead and what are the ways out? \n\nCome join us to learn ab out and discuss these issues and solutions. LAST-MODIFIED:20151130T161200Z LOCATION:Cornwallis West\, Canterbury\, Kent CT2 7NF\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Kent Marxists: The Euro Crisis TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151202T180000Z DTEND:20151202T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:kqdjiotgq2oeid15sgojdo2v40@google.com CREATED:20151130T161045Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/852446901533115/\n\nRoom 3\, Un iversity of Manchester Student Union\n\nOver the past few years\, we have s een the rise of national movements from Scotland to Catolonia. With recent events in Syria\, the question of Kurdish nationalism is also once again on the cards\, and in some European countires a more sinister form of right w ing nationalism is reariing its head. Are any nationalist causes progressiv e\, and how as Marxists do we understand these movements? Rachel Gibbs from the editorial board of the marxist paper 'Revolution' will be speaking on the Marxist approach to nationalism in our next meeting. LAST-MODIFIED:20151130T161045Z LOCATION:University of Manchester Students' Union\, Oxford Rd\, Manchester M13 9PR\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Manchester Marxists: the National Question TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151202T183000Z DTEND:20151202T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:q0tf8oqfqub7v424qoespfk0qk@google.com CREATED:20151130T160913Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/918475018240623/\n\nAnatomy Gav in de Beer LT\n\nIn a time of brutal austerity billions are being spent on the Trident nuclear programme\, with a recent announcement in Parliament th at it's cost is set to go up even more. So what is the socialist position o n nuclear weapons\, how can we fight against Trident renewal and what role should Corbyn's Labour Party play?\n\nCome to hear our speaker introduce th e topic\, followed by an open discussion. Afterwards\, as usual\, there wil l be informal discussion in the pub. All welcome! LAST-MODIFIED:20151130T160913Z LOCATION:University College London\, Gower St\, London WC1E 6BT\, United Ki ngdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UCLU Marxists: Trident and the Nuclear Question TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151203T183000Z DTEND:20151203T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:bt9mdcaom2jrq8av9sn7b2hfmo@google.com CREATED:20151130T160751Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/586116034875873/\n\nS0.13 Stran d Building\, KCL\, Strand Campus\n\nJoin KCL Marxist Society to discuss Mar xism\, Art\, and Culture. PLEASE NOTE THE ROOM CHANGE: S0.13\n\nIt is often incorrectly assumed that Marxists are uninterested in cultural matters. In actual fact\, Marxist thought offers enormous insight into the nature of c ulture: what it is\, why it matters\, how it is manipulated and how it can be liberated.\n\nMarxists see art and culture as part of the world. We oppo se naïve views of art as something ephemeral\, existing only for its own sa ke. Instead\, we see the aesthetic products of human imagination as somethi ng altogether more inspiring. Art exists in a material\, political reality: commenting on it\, affecting it and being affected by it. \n\nMoreover\, w e argue that art and culture would flourish in a socialist society wherein creativity is freed from the shackles of capitalist exploitation. As Marx w rites\,“The realm of freedom actually only begins where labour which is det ermined by necessity and mundane considerations ceases." LAST-MODIFIED:20151130T160751Z LOCATION:King's College London\, Strand\, London WC2R 2LS\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:KCL Marxists: Art and Culture TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151201T190000Z DTEND:20151201T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:ffs166lt1s9u040f9qq7b05pos@google.com CREATED:20151130T160652Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/438186259720006/\n\nCoslett 117 \, Anglia Ruskin University\n\nLike Corbyn\, Hugo Chavez struck out against the powerful interests of big capital. The bourgeoisie did not take it lyi ng down in Venezuela\, nor will they in the UK. This excellent film\, recor ding the 2002 coup attempt against Hugo Chavez - something now threatened b y a faction of the British Army top brass - contains many important lessons for Marxists. \n\nJoin us in ARU's film room for the last event of the ter m!\n\n***\n\nARU Map: http://web.anglia.ac.uk/estates/propertyterrier/map/c ambridge_campus_map.php\n\nFilm Reviews: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/ch avez_inside_the_coup/ LAST-MODIFIED:20151130T160652Z LOCATION:Anglia Ruskin University\, Cambridge Campus\, East Rd\, Cambridge CB1 1PT\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Cambridge Marxists: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151201T190000Z DTEND:20151201T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:dvqsq82g76dranuq1i186bldh4@google.com CREATED:20151130T160510Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/917112825039011/\n\nFor our fin al meeting of the term\, we return to the reading group format to think thr ough an explosive classic of Marxist theory: Lenin’s “The State and Revolut ion”\, written in exile in Finland in the late summer of 1917 and left unfi nished in the brave and risky attempt to make events catch up with theory i n the October Revolution.\n\nThis highly readable text addresses a burning question left without a clear answer by Marx: how to understand state power and its violently partisan character? What to do with the state and its ap paratuses? Is it enough to take power to revolutionise society? How to unde rmine the existing power structure? Can democracy survive the death of its passivising bourgeois form and its failure of representation? How to reconc ile the urgent need for political decisions with a democratic administratio n of economy?\n\nThe text is freely available online at https://www.marxist s.org/archive/lenin/works/1917/staterev/. There are also a number of borrow able copies at department and college libraries around Oxford – if you can bring one to the meeting\, this will help us give close attention to key pa ssages and make sense of them together.\n\nRead as much as you can and as m uch as you wish – and come to discuss regardless of whether you have read a ny of the text! Try to read at least Chapter 1 though! There will be a brie f introduction\, and a few spare copies to use. Looking forward to seeing y ou next Tuesday!\n LAST-MODIFIED:20151130T160510Z LOCATION:Hertford College\, Catte St\, Oxford OX1 3BW\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Oxford Marxists: The State and Revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151201T180000Z DTEND:20151201T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:v20q4q0v4gk21891v3ol8bg40k@google.com CREATED:20151126T155113Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1069577536407623/\n\nView Room 6\, Sheffield University Students' Union\n\nArt has been a part of society since the earliest humans\, whether it have a direct purpose or not there h as always been an urge to create. Today\, with the increasing commodificati on of the art world\, it seems as though fine art is becoming more and more detatched from society. \n\nThis week Sheffield Marxists will discuss theo ries surrounding the creation of art\, the history of art and the need to r eclaim culture from capitilist society.\n\nSpeaker: Ruth O'Sullivan from ou r sister society in Manchester. LAST-MODIFIED:20151126T155113Z LOCATION:Sheffield Students' Union\, Western Bank\, Sheffield S10 2TG\, Uni ted Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxists: Bread and Roses - Marxism and Art TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151201T190000Z DTEND:20151201T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:krupt3boroedr61pbok09l69p4@google.com CREATED:20151126T155012Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/115258768841606/\n\nUniversity of Glasgow\, Boyd Orr 412\n\nFor our last meeting of the term we will be sh owing Ken Loach’s “The Wind that Shakes the Barley”. The film depicts the I rish War of Independence and the ensuing civil war through the story of two brothers from Cork\, Damien and Teddy O’Donovan. In looking at the two ver y different paths the brothers eventually take we can reflect upon the issu es raised at last week’s discussion on Marxism and national struggles. Come along to see an excellent and thought provoking film\, which will followed by more discussion at the QMU. LAST-MODIFIED:20151126T155012Z LOCATION:Boyd Orr Building\, Glasgow\, Glasgow City G12 8QR\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: The Wind that Shakes the Barley TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151130T183000Z DTEND:20151130T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:odfp1a1tbi97gi6tk1l2ss81ns@google.com CREATED:20151126T154847Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/860652097389813/\n\nNAB.2.04\, LSE\n\nLSESU Hayek Society and LSESU Marxist Society are pleased to present this Hayek vs Marx debate\, entitled "The Great Recession: Causes and Solu tions".\n\nSpeakers from each society will have a chance to express the Mar xist or Hayekian view on the causes of the global financial crisis and subs equent recession\; the consequences for human wellbeing and ways of prevent ing such a crisis happening in future. The discussion will then be opened u p to the floor.\n\nThis is sure to be a blockbuster debate which anyone int erested in economics\, political philosophy and history does not want to mi ss. LAST-MODIFIED:20151126T154847Z LOCATION:London School of Economics and Political Science\, Houghton St\, L ondon WC2A 2AE\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:LSE Marxists: The Crisis of Capitalism - Marx vs Hayek TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151124T190000Z DTEND:20151124T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:fhk816r9hea7q08nj0u6f1epfg@google.com CREATED:20151124T173150Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1563114597266430/\n\nUniversity of Glasgow\, Boyd Orr Building\, Room 412\n\nThe question of nationalities —that is\, the oppression of nations and national minorities—which has char acterised capitalism from its birth till the present time\, has always occu pied a central position in Marxist theory. In particular\, the writings of Lenin deal with this important issue in great detail\, and still provide us with a sound foundation to deal with this most complicated and explosive i ssue. This discussion will explore different examples and forms of national struggles\, primarily considering their relationship with class and the Ma rxist approach. LAST-MODIFIED:20151124T173150Z LOCATION:Boyd Orr Building\, Glasgow\, Glasgow City G12 8QR\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: Class and the National Question TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151126T190000Z DTEND:20151126T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:ha61fpr9iggv7207cjnrobqo18@google.com CREATED:20151124T172822Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1389381458035943/\n\nHighfield Campus\, Nuffield Theatre - Room 1083\n\nFor Marxists\, the study of histor y is not merely a intelectual exercise and cannot be made out of a simple a cademic interest. We study history in order to better understand the societ y of today\, where it comes from and where it is going. We study history to take lessons from the past that will help us guide our political activity in the fight for a more progressive society.\n\nFrance\, in 1789\, became t he epicentre of the bourgeois revolution\, the birth of capitalism. The rev olutionary overthrow of the feudal lords and the monarchy was not an easy t ask. However it led to more progressive forms of economy and politics. What are the lessons that can be drawn from these revolutionary events?\n\nJoin us for a discussion introduced by Josh Holroyd\, member of the Internation al Marxist Tendency.\n\nMeeting is free and open to everyone\, and is\, as always\, followed by the pub. LAST-MODIFIED:20151124T172822Z LOCATION:Nuffield Theatre\, University Rd\, Southampton\, Hampshire SO17 1T R\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Soton Marxists: The French Revolution of 1789 TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151126T183000Z DTEND:20151126T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:0rih3jr09bq0h9orr253a8bijo@google.com CREATED:20151124T172306Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1521288624849879/\n\n342 Norfol k Building\, King's College London\, Strand\n\nCome join KCL Marxist Societ y to discuss Marxist Economics:\n\nAccording to George Magnus\, former Chie f Economist and Senior Economic Advisor to UBS bank\, "today’s global econo my bears some uncanny resemblances to the conditions he foresaw.\n\nConside r\, for example\, Marx’s prediction of how the inherent conflict between ca pital and labor would manifest itself. As he wrote in “Das Kapital\,” compa nies’ pursuit of profits and productivity would naturally lead them to need fewer and fewer workers\, creating an “industrial reserve army” of the poo r and unemployed: “Accumulation of wealth at one pole is\, therefore\, at t he same time accumulation of misery.”\n\nThe process he describes is visibl e throughout the developed world\, particularly in the U.S. Companies’ effo rts to cut costs and avoid hiring have boosted U.S. corporate profits as a share of total economic output to the highest level in more than six decade s\, while the unemployment rate stands at 9.1 percent and real wages are st agnant.\n\nU.S. income inequality\, meanwhile\, is by some measures close t o its highest level since the 1920s. Before 2008\, the income disparity was obscured by factors such as easy credit\, which allowed poor households to enjoy a more affluent lifestyle. Now the problem is coming home to roost." \n\nMainstream\, capitalist economic theory is in a total bind. It cannot e xplain its own economic system\, which is passing through its deepest ever crisis. Marx's theories on the inherent crisis ridden character of the capi talist economy are the only ones equipped to explain this situation. Join u s for a discussion on the fundamentals of these theories and how the can he lp us to understand - and end - the crisis of capitalism. LAST-MODIFIED:20151124T172306Z LOCATION:King's College London\, Strand\, London WC2R 2LS\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:KCL Marxists: Marxist economics TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151126T180000Z DTEND:20151126T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:f7siup4u32o555hbrgcnhusdq0@google.com CREATED:20151124T172206Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1731570520400148/\n\nFulton 112 LAST-MODIFIED:20151124T172206Z LOCATION:Fulton Building\,\, University of Sussex\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sussex Marxists: Terrorism and Imperialism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151125T180000Z DTEND:20151125T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:sa552p4igrjrbc9guhp3da1088@google.com CREATED:20151124T171949Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/873468262751885/\n\nRoom 3\, Un iversity of Manchester Student Union\n\nOn the 13th November we saw barbari c attacks in Paris. Since then the French government have been preaching na tional unity while we have seen increasing attacks on the Muslim population s of western countries as well as democratic freedoms of the wider populati on. This weke Manchester Marxists will be discussing the origins of the Par is attacks\, placing them within the wider context of Imperialism and the W ests relationship with the Middle East. LAST-MODIFIED:20151124T171949Z LOCATION:University of Manchester Students' Union\, Oxford Rd\, Manchester M13 9PR\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Manchester Marxists: Imperialism\, Terrorism\, and the Paris Attack s TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151125T190000Z DTEND:20151125T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:j33g61gtds49l456faqrta39jk@google.com CREATED:20151124T171445Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/758403907626423/\n\nMarino Room \, Fulton House\n\nThe people of the historic nation of Kurdistan are now d ivided and oppressed across many countries\, with no land to call their own . \n\nKurdistan now unofficially exists between Iraq\, Iran\, Syria and Tur key.\n\nDespite Erdogan's vicious anti-Kurdish regime\, the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) have been leading the fight against ISIS\, with Kurdish women leading this struggle\, and have taken back many strongholds from ISIS mili tants in the region.\n\nEd Wise will be travelling down from Bristol\, and will be leading the discussion on the future of the Kurdish people\, and th eir role in the fight against ISIS. LAST-MODIFIED:20151124T171445Z LOCATION:Fulton House\, Swansea University\, Sketty\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Swansea Marxists: The Kurdish Question TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151125T190000Z DTEND:20151125T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:83gq7leb1pt8kri7agp6u2l174@google.com CREATED:20151124T171232Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/453020771568263/\n\nRoom 286 Ma in Building\n\nAny serious historian recognised the Russian Revolution of 1 917 as one of the most important events in world history\; but was it a cou p perpetrated by power hungry dictators or a triumph for the working class and the overthrow of oppression and exploitation?\n\nSpecial Guest : Rob S ewell - Editor of Socialist Appeal LAST-MODIFIED:20151124T171232Z LOCATION:SOAS\, University of London\, London WC1H 0XG\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:SOAS Marxists: The Russian Revolution - Triumph or Tragedy? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151202T180000Z DTEND:20151202T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:r1rlegmb9s95qkf67v56jffmbg@google.com CREATED:20151106T111524Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/179009842442295/\n\nThis is a j oint event hosted by Newcastle Marxist Society and Newcastle University Phi losophy Society.\n\n"Philosophers have only interpreted the world - the poi nt is to change it!"\n\nContrary to what many say about Marxism\, it is at its root\, a philosophy\, and a combination of the most advanced ideas of t he time. A member of the International Marxist Tendency explains the basics of Dialectical Materialism\, the philosophy of Marxism\, and why it can of fer an unparalleled view of the universe.\n\nEveryone is welcome to come al ong and take part so get yourselves down\, share the event and feel free to invite anyone who you feel may like to get involved.\n\nAfter the meeting the two societies will also be taking the opportunity to have a joint socia l together.\n LAST-MODIFIED:20151123T125556Z LOCATION:Bar Loco Newcastle\, 22 Leazes Park Rd\, Newcastle upon Tyne\, New castle Upon Tyne NE1 4PG\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Newcastle Marxists: Scientific Socialism and Marxist Philosophy TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151124T190000Z DTEND:20151124T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:h066s39t3t6au5hrenqost5d5k@google.com CREATED:20151120T101354Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1706719166224292/\n\nOld Librar y\, Hertford College\n\nEurope is at the forefront of the world crisis of c apitalism\, with Greece on the brink of default\, and the future of the Eur ozone and the EU uncertain at best.\n\nThe depth of the crisis and the aust erity being implemented has led to a massive backlash in Greece\, Spain\, a nd Portugal. We have seen the emergence of new radical-left parties like Po demos\; the rise-and-fall of SYRIZA and the massive OXI movement in Greece\ ; and now\, more recently\, the right-wing government has been brought down in Portugal.\n\nJoin the Oxford Marxists for our next meeting to discuss t he Euro Crisis and the way forward for the European Left. LAST-MODIFIED:20151123T125550Z LOCATION:Hertford College\, Catte St\, Oxford OX1 3BW\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Oxford Marxists: The Euro Crisis and the European Left TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151124T190000Z DTEND:20151124T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:qfm8il8o7udrk2bl8hjaiqgob4@google.com CREATED:20151120T101543Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1711687855727336/\n\nMunby Room \, Kings College\n\nFor most socialists\, it is clear what we are fighting against\, but it can be a lot harder to articulate or even picture exactly what we are fighting for. In concrete terms\, how might a new society work? In what ways would our individual lives be affected? What will socialism l ook like?\n\nCome along to discuss these questions and more.\n\nSpeaker: Ke vin Chang\, Cambridge Marxists LAST-MODIFIED:20151123T125543Z LOCATION:King's College\, King's Parade\, Cambridge CB2 1ST\, United Kingdo m SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Cambridge Marxists: What will socialism look like? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151124T180000Z DTEND:20151124T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:9ga6fe3p3efm3lcq20rljc7sgs@google.com CREATED:20151120T101824Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1711687855727336/\n\nView Room 4\, Sheffield University Students' Union\n\nMarx famously stated that relig ion is 'the opium of the people'. \n\nTo this day\, religion remains a deep ly ingrained institution for millions of people worldwide. Recently religio n has taken centre stage as reactionary\, terrorist groups claim it as thei r motivation - most appallingly in the terrorist attacks in Paris and Beiru t last week. But even many progressive and revolutionary groups have claime d a religious heritage throughout history. How\, then\, should we as Marxis ts relate to religion?\n\nJoin the Sheffield Marxist Society for our next d iscussion with Natasha Sorrell introducing this topic. LAST-MODIFIED:20151123T125538Z LOCATION:Sheffield Students' Union\, Western Bank\, Sheffield S10 2TG\, Uni ted Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxists: Religion and Liberation Theology TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151123T190000Z DTEND:20151123T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:bec1v3pp4h037f8svh2d9nqlsk@google.com CREATED:20151120T101238Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1524755597848423/\n\nPAR 2.03\, LSE\n\nThe terrorist actions in Paris last Friday are a reactionary attack against ordinary working people and youth in France.\n\nThe result - along side the tragic death of 129 people and the injury of hundreds more - will be a strengthening of the right wing and the far-right\, who will use these attacks as justifcation to curtail democratic freedoms\, launch further im perialist adventures\, and clamp down on refugees.\n\nIn solidarity with th ose in Paris and elsewhere\, the LSE Marxist society will be discussing the origins and factors behind the rise of Islamic fundamentalism and terroris m\, and the role of imperialism in creating this barbarity. How should work ers and youth respond in the face of terrorism? LAST-MODIFIED:20151123T125526Z LOCATION:London School of Economics and Political Science\, Houghton St\, L ondon WC2A 2AE\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:LSE Marxists: Terrorism\, Fundamentalism\, and Imperialism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151123T190000Z DTEND:20151123T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:ui804tb6p46a3kereabh0cbj18@google.com CREATED:20151120T101149Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1520650081593654/\n\nCornwallis North West CNWsr9\n\nReactionary Islamic fundamentalist terrorism struck a gain last week in a coordinated attack on different sites in Paris leaving over 128 dead and more than 100 severely injured. This is a wholly reaction ary attack against unnarmed civilians\, many of them youth\, enjoying a nig ht out. We condemn the murderous gang which carried out these attacks and w e express our solidarity with the people of Paris.\n\nWe must reject any at tempt to present these attacks in the framework of a “clash of civilisation s” or “Islam vs European values” in an attempt to justify national unity ag ainst the “common enemy”. This is false. The working people and the poor in Lebanon\, Syria\, Yemen\, Afghanistan\, Pakistan\, Turkey\, Nigeria and ot her countries in the Middle East and beyond also suffer from this same reac tionary terrorism on a regular basis.\n\nJoin the Kent Marxist Society as w e discuss the recent events in Paris. LAST-MODIFIED:20151123T125521Z LOCATION:Cornwallis North-West\, Canterbury\, Kent CT2 7NF\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Kent Marxists: Terrorism\, Fundamentalism\, and Imperialism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151118T190000Z DTEND:20151118T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:aj6hqcqmpcl0i8261alk0j89a8@google.com CREATED:20151118T165718Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1675905009314492/\n\nRoom 3\, U niversity of Manchester Student Union\n\nArt has been a part of society sin ce the earliest humans\, whether it have a direct purpose or not there has always been an urge to create. Today\, with the increasing commodification of the art world\, it seems as though fine art is becoming more and more de tatched from society. This week manchester Marxists will discuss theories s urrounding the creation of art\, the history of art and the need to reclaim culture from capitilist society. LAST-MODIFIED:20151118T165718Z LOCATION:University of Manchester Students' Union\, Oxford Rd\, Manchester M13 9PR\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Manchester Marxists: Marxism and Art TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151118T183000Z DTEND:20151118T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:57k266p6pupp062n7mk5g9v7p0@google.com CREATED:20151118T165547Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/921204764599998/\n\nG46 H O Sch ild Pharmacology\n\nEmergence of class society and social inequality also m arked what Frederick Engels described as “the world-historic defeat of the female sex” - the onset of women’s oppression that still remains in place. Today the path to women’s liberation lies through the overthrow of capitali sm and class society.\n\nCome to our meeting to discuss the history of the women's struggle and its future. After the talk there will be open discussi on\, followed by informal discussion at the pub. All welcome! LAST-MODIFIED:20151118T165547Z LOCATION:University College London\, Gower St\, London WC1E 6BT\, United Ki ngdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UCLU Marxists: Women\, Class\, and Revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151119T180000Z DTEND:20151119T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:tr32n868kg7rd5sl64afiur2a8@google.com CREATED:20151118T165313Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1030216160362169/\n\nFulton 112 \n\nJeremy Corbyn won the largest leadership mandate in the history of the Labour Party by standing on a Anti-Austerity\, Anti-Nuclear Weapons Platfor m. \n\nThe Sussex Marxist Society explore the role of nuclear weapons in ca pitalism and how we can support Corbyn in trying to eradicate one of the gr eatest threats to humanity's existence. \n\nWith guest speaker James Kilby\ , member of the Labour Party and the International Marxist Tendency coming to speak on this issue\, we hope to subsequently have a fulfilling and open discussion on the matters at hand.\n\nAll welcome! LAST-MODIFIED:20151118T165313Z LOCATION:Fulton Building\,\, University of Sussex\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sussex Marxists: Corbyn vs The Bomb TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151119T193000Z DTEND:20151119T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:bedr4q6763hf2vm9k9tug881n0@google.com CREATED:20151118T165139Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/827235627395632/\n\nRoom 1\, LU U\n\nMarx famously stated that religion is 'the opium of the people'. To th is day\, religion remains a deeply ingrained institution for millions of pe ople worldwide. Recently religion has taken centre stage as reactionary\, t errorist groups claim it as their motivation - most appallingly in the terr orist attacks in Paris and Beirut last week. But even many progressive and revolutionary groups have claimed a religious heritage throughout history. How\, then\, should we as Marxists relate to religion? LAST-MODIFIED:20151118T165139Z LOCATION:Leeds University Union\, Lifton Pl\, Leeds LS2 9JZ\, United Kingdo m SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Leeds Marxists: Religion and Liberation Theology TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151119T190000Z DTEND:20151119T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:rgs7i8b9nfi9vsv6rm06080vuo@google.com CREATED:20151118T165033Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1712532802310487/\n\nBuilding 2 (Business) - Room 1039 (Lecture Theatre K)\n\nThe terrorist actions in Par is last Friday are a reactionary attack against ordinary working people and youth in France.\n\nThe result - alongside the tragic death of 129 people and the injury of hundreds more - will be a strengthening of the right wing and the far-right\, who will use these attacks as justifcation to curtail democratic freedoms\, launch further imperialist adventures\, and clamp dow n on refugees.\n\nIn solidarity with those in Paris and elsewhere\, the Sot on Marxists will be discussing the origins and factors behind the rise of I slamic fundamentalism and terrorism\, and the role of imperialism in creati ng this barbarity. How should workers and youth respond in the face of terr orism?\n\nFree and open to everyone.\n LAST-MODIFIED:20151118T165033Z LOCATION:University of Southampton\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Soton Marxists: Terrorism and Imperialism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151119T183000Z DTEND:20151119T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:bj7s7bdrqsk646gpevtmvcimd0@google.com CREATED:20151118T164911Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/423086297890619/\n\n342 Norfolk \, King's College London\, Strand\n\nThe current European refugee crisis ca n be explained as a result of Imperialism: refugees are fleeing wars create d by the same imperialist countries that now refuse to give them asylum. Si milar is the case for 'economic migrants'\, who are fleeing poverty and dep rivation caused by imperialist exploitation. Additionally\, in light of the recent tragedy in Paris\, refugees will be further targeted as a result of right-wing escalation in Europe. LAST-MODIFIED:20151118T164911Z LOCATION: SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:KCL Marxists: Imperialism\, Terrorism\, and the Refugee Crisis TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151118T190000Z DTEND:20151118T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:437g3ng43au9o3svreg70ngak8@google.com CREATED:20151112T162808Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/433135146870307/\n\nRoom 4429 M B\n\nThe Imperialists' quest for profits in the Middle East has led to noth ing but war\, chaos\, and economic collapse. ISIS is a direct result of thi s intervention\, and is backed up with support from numerous imperialist po wers. The horrific events in Paris must be seen in this connection. Join us to discuss how this situation has arisen\, and importantly\, what can be d one to transform it?\n\nSpecial Guest : Francesco Merli - a member of the e ditorial board of www.marxist.com. LAST-MODIFIED:20151116T164108Z LOCATION:SOAS\, University of London\, London WC1H 0XG\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:SOAS Marxists: Imperialism today - ISIS and the Paris attacks TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151117T190000Z DTEND:20151117T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:5eht3qbniij1akm12ef1v8rqq4@google.com CREATED:20151116T164000Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1674929532720498/\n\nUniversity of Glasgow\, Boyd Orr Building Room 412\n\nThe horrifying events of Friday night in Paris have left 129 people dead and have shocked millions the wor ld over. In response there have been calls from French president Francois H ollande to wage a new war in the Middle East 'against ISIS'. Muslims across the world are set to face an aggressive backlash and vilification in the m edia. \n\nWhy did these attacks happen? How should we respond? As Marxists we reject the idea of a 'clash of civlisations' or 'Western values vs Islam ' which is the reactionary creed of the ruling classes. We also reject the knee-jerk reaction of repression. What is needed is clarity\, and an unders tanding of how the conditions in society and imperialism underpin fundament alism - and how we can change this. LAST-MODIFIED:20151116T164001Z LOCATION:Boyd Orr Building\, Glasgow\, Glasgow City G12 8QR\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: Terrorism and Imperialism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151117T180000Z DTEND:20151117T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:qgbr0g3d4p6a8la6j4r7q5shng@google.com CREATED:20151113T153206Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1653426421572044/\n\nView Room 6\, University of Sheffield Students' Union\n\nReactionary Islamic fundamen talist terrorism has struck again last night in a coordinated attack on dif ferent sites in Paris leaving over 128 dead and more than 100 severely inju red. This is a wholly reactionary attack against ordinary working people\, many of them youth\, enjoying a night out in restaurants\, concert halls an d a football stadium. We condemn the murderous gang which carried out these attacks and we express our solidarity with the people of Paris.\n\nWe must reject any attempt to present these attacks in the framework of a “clash o f civilisations” or “Islam vs European values” in an attempt to justify nat ional unity against the “common enemy”. This is false. The working people a nd the poor in Lebanon\, Syria\, Yemen\, Afghanistan\, Pakistan\, Turkey\, Nigeria and other countries in the Middle East and beyond also suffer from this same reactionary terrorism on a regular basis.\n\nJoin the Sheffiled M arxist Society as we discuss the recent events in Paris.\n\nSpeaker: Scott Leonard\, member of the IMT and Marxist Student Federation LAST-MODIFIED:20151116T163855Z LOCATION:Sheffield Students' Union\, Western Bank\, Sheffield S10 2TG\, Uni ted Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxists: Leisure under Capitalism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151118T190000Z DTEND:20151118T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:9fmf3seqo4p6vl07imsl5bo7g4@google.com CREATED:20151116T163814Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/860306137417293/\n\nThe terrori st actions in Paris last Friday are a reactionary attack against ordinary w orking people and youth in France.\n\nThe result - alongside the tragic dea th of 129 people and the injury of hundreds more - will be the strengthenin g of the right wing and far-right\, who will use these attacks as justifica tion to curtail democratic freedoms\, launch further imperialist adventures and clamp down on refugees.\n\nIn solidarity with those in Paris and elsew here\, Swansea Marxists will be discussing the origins and factors behind t he rise of Islamic fundamentalism and terrorism\, and the role of imperiali sm in creating this barbarity. How should ordinary people respond in the fa ce of terrorism?\n\nAll are welcome. Fem Soc will be attending also. LAST-MODIFIED:20151116T163814Z LOCATION:Fulton House\, Swansea University\, Sketty\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Swansea Marxists: Terrorism and Imperialism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151117T190000Z DTEND:20151117T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:911ra685ut8jeb010an7clte8c@google.com CREATED:20151112T103223Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/776903425789563/\n\nThe terrori st actions in Paris last Friday are a reactionary attack against ordinary w orking people and youth in France.\n\nThe result - alongside the tragic dea th of 129 people and the injury of hundreds more - will be a strengthening of the right wing and the far-right\, who will use these attacks as justifc ation to curtail democratic freedoms\, launch further imperialist adventure s\, and clamp down on refugees.\n\nIn solidarity with those in Paris and el sewhere\, the Oxford Marxist society will be discussing the origins and fac tors behind the rise of Islamic fundamentalism and terrorism\, and the role of imperialism in creating this barbarity. How should workers and youth re spond in the face of terrorism?\n\nVenue: Jarvis Doctorow Hall\, St Edmund Hall\, Queen's Lane\, Oxford\, OX1 4AR LAST-MODIFIED:20151116T163700Z LOCATION:St Edmund Hall\, Queen's Ln\, Oxford\, Oxfordshire OX1 4AR\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Oxford Marxists: Terrorism and Imperialism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151116T190000Z DTEND:20151116T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:s1fkd6d7r1fou9ifrcbtaihfhc@google.com CREATED:20151111T152513Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/843416149109245/\n\nLSE room PA R 2.03\n\n‘A good idea but it will never work’\, ‘utopian’ and ‘idealistic’ are just some of the bourgeois criticisms levelled at the prospect of a so cialist society.\n\nAnd indeed Marxists have consistently pointed out that it would be utopian to attempt to draw up a detailed plan of a socialist so ciety\, for history proceeds and shapes societies in accordance not with ph ilosophers' ideas and models\, but with material circumstances. \n\nHowever \, ground-breaking technological advancements and the development of the pr oductive forces are already pointing to the superabundance and wealth of th e future socialist society when barriers of capitalism and its seminal prof it motive are lifted.\n\nIn this talk\, therefore\, an argument will be mad e to look at what material conditions could allow for the future socialism to look like and further how material conditions will allow for the eventua lity of communism.\n\nThe talk and further discussion will concentrate on t he following questions:\n\nHow will a socialist economy\, running for need and not profit\, work in the future?\nWhat will be the role of technology?\ nWhat shapes can the workers' democracy take?\n\nAnd\, as always\, further discussion will take place in the Lyceum Tavern alongside a drink of whatev er beverage you fancy. LAST-MODIFIED:20151113T151831Z LOCATION:London School of Economics and Political Science\, Houghton St\, L ondon WC2A 2AE\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:1 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:LSE Marxists: What will socialism look like? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151117T190000Z DTEND:20151117T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:gsbvatkdlf61daaadn4968sqec@google.com CREATED:20151112T162700Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1640838672863630/\n\nMunby Room \, Kings College\n\nSince the elections\, Corbyn and his supporters have co me under constant attack from all sides. With his staunchly anti-austerity stance inspiring millions across the country\, the establishment - the medi a\, the state and big business - would like nothing more than for him to be defeated. How can we survive this onslaught\, and how can we achieve victo ry in 2020?\n\nJoin the Marxist Society and the Labour Club to discuss the battles ahead and how we should fight them.\n\nSpeakers:\nJoe Attard\, Labo ur Young Socialists Steering Committee\nRory Weal\, CULC Chair LAST-MODIFIED:20151112T162700Z LOCATION:King's College\, King's Parade\, Cambridge CB2 1ST\, United Kingdo m SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Cambridge Marxists: Which way forward for Labour and Corbyn? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151112T183000Z DTEND:20151112T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:q7oivtupmlrvhvpjvpg40r5tv8@google.com CREATED:20151111T154037Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1004935409572137/\n\n342 Norfol k Building\, Strand\, King's College London\n\nCome join KCL Marxist Societ y to discuss this campaign we launched last year. \n\nBlacklist the Blackli sters campaign exposes the horrific practice whereby over 40 of the largest construction companies in the UK have denied work to whoever they label ‘t roublemakers’\, namely\, trade unionists. It is not a ‘conspiracy’ that the re exists collusion between police\, government and local administration in forming spying networks upon the rest of civilisation\, as this has been a tool of the practice of blacklisting. Come along on Thursday to understand more about: what ‘blacklisting’ is\, how the practice of blacklisting is h appening right at our doorstep\, and to get the full story on this clandest ine practice that has been too well-suppressed. LAST-MODIFIED:20151111T154037Z LOCATION:King's College London\, Strand\, London WC2R 2LS\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:KCL Marxists: Blacklist the Blacklisters! TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151112T190000Z DTEND:20151112T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:pt65a363oadvgoq15ds5fhjvcc@google.com CREATED:20151111T153820Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1517148318600023/\n\nHighfield Campus\, Nuffield Theatre - Room 1083\n\nThe women’s struggle throughout th e years has brought about important steps towards equality between the sexe s. However\, women’s oppression is still very present in all corners of the world. How can we achieve the total emancipation of women in such a compet itive and divisive environment? \n\nJoin us for a discussion introduced by Emily Cosentino\, member of the streering commitee of the Labour Young Soci alists and member of the International Marxist Tendency.\n\nThe meeting is free and open to everyone and as always it will be follow by the pub (Stile ). Feel free to invite your friends and family!\n\nBefore the event\, we wi ll be having reading group of the Communist manifesto\, where we'll be read ing the last chapters (3 and 4). It will be held from 18-19 in Building 2. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1673107302933304/\n\nJoin us on our FACEBOOK GROUP for more information: Soton Marxists LAST-MODIFIED:20151111T153820Z LOCATION:Nuffield Theatre\, University Rd\, Southampton\, Hampshire SO17 1T R\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Soton Marxists: Women's Struggle for Equality TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151112T183000Z DTEND:20151112T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:md3jrtpofopjc3vtbn528if86g@google.com CREATED:20151110T093620Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1643095875968754/\n\nUCL\, Chri stopher Ingold XLG2 Auditorium\n\nThe Russian Revolution of 1917 was the si ngle greatest event in human history\, marking the first occastion when the exploited and the oppressed overthrew their exploiters and oppressors\, se ized power and were able to hold on to it\, giving a glimmer of hope to wor kers across the world and starting a global revolutionary wave. \n\nJoin th e UCLU Marxists for a discussion on the history of the October Revolution a nd the lessons which the experiences of Lenin and the Bolshevik Party in 19 17 can offer to the labour movement today. The topic will be introduced wit h a talk by our speaker\, which will be followed by a free discussion open for all. All welcome!\n\nDirections to the venue: http://crf.casa.ucl.ac.uk /screenRoute.aspx?s=386&d=45&w=False\n LAST-MODIFIED:20151110T093620Z LOCATION:University College London\, Gower St\, London WC1E 6BT\, United Ki ngdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UCLU Marxists: The Russian Revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151111T180000Z DTEND:20151111T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:ljrrce54ojtctq61l33fc633vk@google.com CREATED:20151109T182235Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/705074606290299/\n\nRoom 7\, Un iversity of Manchester Student Union\n\nMarxism began as a philosophy and h aving an understanding of a Marxist philosophical standpoint is really cruc ial in understanding the analysis of Marxism.\n\nThis week we will be havin g an introduction to these ideas\, what they mean and why they're important .\n LAST-MODIFIED:20151109T182434Z LOCATION:Students' Union Oxford Road\, Manchester\, Manchester M13\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Manchester Marxists: Dialectics and Marxist Philosophy TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151112T180000Z DTEND:20151112T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:brsovfe517kcqnikom66pnliqg@google.com CREATED:20151109T182358Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/916270165128742/\n\nFulton 112\ n\nSussex Marxists explore the complex issues of the Israel/Palestine confl ict\, historic and current\, from a Marxist perspective. LAST-MODIFIED:20151109T182358Z LOCATION:Fulton Building\,\, University of Sussex\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sussex Marxists: Israel and Palestine - a Marxist analysis TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151111T180000Z DTEND:20151111T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:5q5b4nor4o3toeecbdab3r44fo@google.com CREATED:20151109T182009Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/679327992203425/\n\nThe Revolut ion Will Not Be Televised is a documentary about the April 2002 Venezuelan coup attempt which briefly deposed Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. An Iri sh film crew was on hand making a documentary about Chavez at the time and captured footage leading up to\, during and after the coup itself.\n\nThese monumental events took place during the midst of a revolutionary process t aking place across the whole of South America and helped to propel the mass es onto the offensive.\n\nJoin Newcastle Marxist Society for a screening of this excellent film before we have a short discussion on business and then head down to the bar for a few drinks.\n\nEveryone is welcome to come alon g and take part so get yourselves down\, share the event and feel free to i nvite anyone who you feel may like to get involved. LAST-MODIFIED:20151109T182009Z LOCATION:Bar Loco Newcastle\, 22 Leazes Park Rd\, Newcastle upon Tyne\, New castle Upon Tyne NE1 4PG\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Newcastle Marxists: The Revolution Will Not be Televised TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151111T190000Z DTEND:20151111T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:s0s834l5bdr9ba9bmchuisbm5g@google.com CREATED:20151106T163517Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1656658544611497/\n\nRoom 286\n \nThe Euro Crisis has entered its 6th year\, with no sign of resolution. In country after country\, the working class has been forced to pay\, with ma ssive austerity. Politics has become polarized\, with new groups gaining gr ound or even taking power. What then are the prospects of the left? \n\nGue st speaker: : Fred Weston - a member of the editorial board of www.marxist. com. LAST-MODIFIED:20151106T163517Z LOCATION:SOAS\, University of London\, London WC1H 0XG\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:SOAS Marxists: The Euro crisis\, SYRIZA\, and Podemos TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151110T190000Z DTEND:20151110T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:tedp9d91elcgjv5mo2l4qciu3c@google.com CREATED:20151106T111940Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/985899788133538/\n\nUniversity of Glasgow\, Boyd Orr Building Room 412\n\nThe seminal introductory text to Marxism\, The Communist Manifesto\, was written by a young Marx and Engels in 1848. Its publication date proved to be very apt as 1848 was a year of revolutions across Europe. In the manifesto Marx and Engels set out their t heories of society\, history and the nature of capitalism. This discussion will consider the relevance of the manifesto and its analysis today\, over 160 years later. LAST-MODIFIED:20151106T111940Z LOCATION:Boyd Orr Building\, Glasgow\, Glasgow City G12 8QR\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: The Communist Manifesto TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151109T190000Z DTEND:20151109T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:jeskqsj0s7hb993bbrpqlqr3ck@google.com CREATED:20151106T111656Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1491028757867445/\n\nPAR 2.03 ( in Parish Hall opposite the main SU building)\n\n“An Assault”\, “undemocrat ic”\, “little more than kangaroo courts” are just some of the phrases being spoken of about the scarily secretive TTIP Free Trade agreement between th e European Union and the USA. Not only does this deal endanger the National Health Service in terms of removing protection barriers against private se ctor involvement\, but it also will allow Transnational Corporations to sue governments if they deem them to be inhibiting profits. Indeed\, this deal is symbolic of what Marx deemed capitalism’s tendency to monopolies as thi s deal further empowers the biggest corporations.\n\nHowever TTIP is no dou bt part of a wider problem which we\, as revolutionaries\, have to consider and this issue is Europe. As Internationalists\, Marxists should at every opportunity support cooperation between the working classes of all nations however it is hard see how the EU promotes solidarity between proletarians. One only has to look to the European assault of Greece\, Spain\, Portugal and Ireland to see that the motives of the European Union are not peace\, p rosperity and cooperation but are instead motivated like all bourgeois capi talist bodies by profit at any cost. \n\nTo this effect\, Cillian Davis (1s t Year History Undergraduate and Events Officer of the Marxist society) and Nick Martindale (postgraduate at LSE and one of the leading anti-TTIP camp aigners on campus) will be discussing both TTIP and the European Crisis. \n The meeting will follow a slightly different format with both speakers bein g given 10 minutes to speak and then the meeting will descend into group di scussion with both interventions and questions more than welcome. As always \, we will proceed on to the Lyceum Tavern for further discussion and no do ubt a drink or two and everyone is welcome! LAST-MODIFIED:20151106T111656Z LOCATION:London School of Economics and Political Science\, Houghton St\, L ondon WC2A 2AE\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:LSE Marxists: TTIP and the European Union TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151110T190000Z DTEND:20151110T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:jegtt5jvqbe8n0mhhecubtmqqc@google.com CREATED:20151106T111402Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1493963684266645/\n\nBoyd Room (basement below Old Library)\, Hertford College\n\nFor this week's Oxford M arxist society meeting\, we'll be discussing Marx and Engels seminal work: the Communist Manifesto.\n\nWritten in 1848\, on the eve of a European-wide revolution\, the Communist Manifesto is more relevant today than at the ti me it was written.\n\nWithin the space of relatively few pages\, the young Marx and Engels outline their fundamental ideas on class struggle\, capital ist crisis\, historical materialism\, the working class\, globalisation\, t he tasks of revolutionaryies\, and much much more.\n\nWhether you've read i t or not\, come along to discuss the Communist Manifesto and its relevance to today's events.\n\n(For those who would like to read the text in advance \, you can see it here: http://www.marxist.com/communist-manifesto-chapter- 1.htm)\n\nAs always\, we'll be heading to the Kings Arms afterwards to cont inue the discussion. LAST-MODIFIED:20151106T111402Z LOCATION:Hertford College\, Catte St\, Oxford OX1 3BW\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Oxford Marxists: The Communist Manifesto TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151105T190000Z DTEND:20151105T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:gq5s1ibmv1hcur4k4n2qjii4a4@google.com CREATED:20151105T112433Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1687235231523203/\n\nBookable r oom 2\, Union House\n\nThere’s no doubt that British involvement in Syria h as helped to create this refugee crisis. Over 3 million have been displaced from their homes fleeing war and death.\n\nAs the second largest economy i n Europe the governments answer is to take 0.6% of refugees! Join us for a socialist perspective of the crisis.\n\nAfter the discussion we shall head to the Red Bar!\n\nThe event is open to anyone so feel free to bring people along. LAST-MODIFIED:20151105T112448Z LOCATION:UEA SU\, Union House\, University of East Anglia\, Norwich\, Norfo lk NR4 7TJ\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UEA Marxists: The refugee crisis and imperialism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151105T190000Z DTEND:20151105T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:3pp0gcoadcc5utm6fq65m4dv98@google.com CREATED:20151105T112043Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/957074764350226/\n\nNuffield Th eatre - Room 1083\n\nThe question of religion is a complex one and can be a pproached by a number of ways: philosophical\, historical\, political etc. Religion plays a big role in our society even today. Marx famously said tha t ‘Religion is the opium of the people’. However\, Marx and other Marxists after him wrote many more insightful things on religion. What is really the relationship of Marxists with Religion?\n\nJoin us for a discussion introd uced by Daniel Morley\, graduate of philosophy and editor of Marxist.com\n\ nThe event is free and open to everyone. Afterwards we will be heading to t he pub for more discussions over a drink.\n\nWe are also holding a reading group on the communist manifesto right before the meeting (from 18-19) in B uilding 2. Feel free to join us. https://www.facebook.com/events/7298539304 80297\n LAST-MODIFIED:20151105T112043Z LOCATION:Nuffield Theatre\, University Rd\, Southampton\, Hampshire SO17 1T R\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Soton Marxists: Marxism and Religion TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151105T183000Z DTEND:20151105T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:bfor5qk36u3rup7mn0bebm145o@google.com CREATED:20151105T111830Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/186966834976449/\n\n342 Norfolk Building\, Strand\, King's College London\n\nCome joing KCL Marxist Societ y this week to discuss the Rise of Class Society. \n\nThe majority of the e xistence of our species on the planet has been spent in hunter and gatherer societies. It has been\, only very recently\, that the majority of societi es have NOT been hunters and gatherers. \nAs Marxist\, to prepare for a bet ter future\, and the further developement of society after capitlism\, we m ust understand our past and the development processes that have taken place . \nStudying the rise of class societys disproves ideas of that the state a nd a class based system are natural and eternal. It disproves prejudices to wards all types of people. \nA classless and stateless society\, without op pression and exploitation\, was the natural human order in these societies and can be achieved in our furture. \n\nAfter the meeting\, we can go to th e pub for further discussion. LAST-MODIFIED:20151105T111830Z LOCATION:King's College London\, Strand\, London WC2R 2LS\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:KCL Marxists: The rise of class society TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151105T193000Z DTEND:20151105T213000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:42ni8stslrojgnrrnsf62c6p80@google.com CREATED:20151105T111701Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/159227981096881/\n\nLUU Room 1\ n\nSince 2008 capitalism has entered the deepest crisis in its history. Exp erts warn of stagnation lasting for generations and permanent austerity. Th e crisis of capitalism was explained more than 150 years ago by however by Karl Marx. Join us to discuss why capitalism goes into crisis and why ultim ately this means that the choice before humanity is ultimately one of: soci alism or barbarism? LAST-MODIFIED:20151105T111701Z LOCATION:Leeds University Union\, Lifton Pl\, W Yorkshire\, Leeds\, Leeds\, West Yorkshire LS2 9JZ\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Leeds Marxists: The crisis of capitalism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151110T190000Z DTEND:20151110T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:6j4b9lb7gtmfmcj9u723gajaq8@google.com CREATED:20151105T111332Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/841248635988108/\n\nMunby Room\ , Kings College\n\nSyriza and Podemos have captured the imagination of the Left around the world\, proving that socialist ideas are more relevant than ever. They have not avoided making mistakes however\, in tactics or in the ory. What factors lead to their succes\, and what could lead to their downf all? What lessons can we learn from the experiences of these countries?\n\n Com along to discuss these questions and more.\n\nSpeaker: Jorge Martin\, S ocialist Appeal LAST-MODIFIED:20151105T111332Z LOCATION:King's College\, King's Parade\, Cambridge CB2 1ST\, United Kingdo m SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Cambridge Marxists: Where next for Greece and Spain? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151104T180000Z DTEND:20151104T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:pd1k5vafqre5eksj0u8v2t1cco@google.com CREATED:20151102T105845Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/966846846688159/\n\n***This is a joint- London wide Marxist Student Federation event***\n\nThe election of Jeremy Corbyn as the leader of the Labour Party is a huge step forward for students and workers. Finally\, we have a Labour leader calling for the ab olition of student fees\, and the re-introduction of grants for all student s. \n\nIt is vital that we organise to defend Corbyn against the vicious ca mpaign of attacks from the right wing. However we must also point out the l imitations of Corbyn’s programme\, if it fails to go beyond the limits of c apitalism. Unless bold socialist policies are included\, such as the nation alisation of the top 100 monopolies under democratic workers’ control\, Cor byn will be unable to implement any of his progressive reforms\, as the exp erience of SYRIZA in Greece has shown. \n\nJoin us with members of the Labo ur Party Young Socialists\, to discuss how we can build on the energy and e nthusiasm of those on the demonstration on the 4th November\, in order to b uild a force capable of defending and implementing Corbyn’s programme. LAST-MODIFIED:20151102T105845Z LOCATION:The Horse & Stables\, 124 Westminster Bridge Rd\, London SE1 7RW\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:MSF: Corbyn\, Free Education and the Fight for Socialism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151103T190000Z DTEND:20151103T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:4slcvgduloblh37b3jgai2o2m4@google.com CREATED:20151102T105753Z DESCRIPTION:University of Glasgow\, Boyd Orr Building\, Room 412\n\nhttps:/ /www.facebook.com/events/946849018694246/\n\nFor over a decade our media ha s been flooded with images of brutality in the Middle East. First with the war in Afghanistan\, now with ISIS. The end of the summer saw horrifying im ages of refugees dying in their attempts to make their way to Europe spark off solidarity protests across the world. In recent weeks we have seen an e scalation of violence in Israel and Palestine along with the murder of over 100 activists at a Turkish peace march. This discussion will consider the unfolding humanitarian crisis and how it is underpinned by imperialism and capitalism. LAST-MODIFIED:20151102T105753Z LOCATION:the Middle East SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: Crisis in the Middle East TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151102T190000Z DTEND:20151102T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:g1g10gctm0dpi0rhh19q3dvips@google.com CREATED:20151102T105556Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/419096641633886/\n\nCornwallis North West CWNsr9 LAST-MODIFIED:20151102T105556Z LOCATION:Cornwallis West\, Canterbury\, Kent CT2 7NF\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Kent Marxists: Marxism and Anarchism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151103T190000Z DTEND:20151103T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:bjttlhl8j07cbfh21ccl3im0tg@google.com CREATED:20151102T105258Z DESCRIPTION:Old Library\, Hertford College\n\nhttps://www.facebook.com/even ts/989705657718193/\n\nThe refugee crisis has brought out some of the horro rs of capitalist society\, as well as the contrast between the basic human solidarity of ordinary working people\, and the cold calculation and callou sness of the capitalist rulers in Europe and elsewhere. The images of men\, women and children fleeing the horrors of civil war\, hunger and destructi on only to find death at sea or in the back of lorries and be confronted by barbed wire\, riot police\, detention camps and forced deportation\, have shocked millions and forced them to think about the causes and solutions to this situation.\n\nThis week\, our discussion about the origins\, the cont ext\, and the solutions to the current refugee crisis will be led by Hamid Alizadeh from the International Marxists Tendency. As ever\, we’ll have ple nty of time for discussion during the meeting\, and will continue it in the Kings Arms afterwards! LAST-MODIFIED:20151102T105258Z LOCATION:Hertford College\, Catte St\, Oxford OX1 3BW\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Oxford Marxists: The refugee crisis TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151103T190000Z DTEND:20151103T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:jn2rqhuh61tmkr0l4h5nnlb38k@google.com CREATED:20151030T104018Z DESCRIPTION:Munby Room\, Kings College\n\nhttps://www.facebook.com/events/7 65314636929904/\n\nSeven years on from the collapse of Lehman Brothers\, th e Chinese stock market meltdown is signalling another slump on the horizon. Lack of growth has become the common problem in both advanced and emerging economies. \n\nJust why are there crises under capitalism? Can there be an economic system without crises\, or are they inherent in all social system s?\n\nJoin us to discuss these issues and more.\n\nSpeaker: Adam Booth - ed itor of socialist.net LAST-MODIFIED:20151102T105140Z LOCATION:King's College\, King's Parade\, Cambridge CB2 1ST\, United Kingdo m SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Cambridge Marxists: Capitalist crisis and the next World Slump TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151104T120000Z DTEND:20151104T160000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:e89jcl0srbq4119j43r992tals@google.com CREATED:20151030T104117Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/737089573062379/\n\nWe'll be jo ining the NCAFC demo for free education on 4 November in London. Main event : https://www.facebook.com/events/1449378505377525/\n\nFor Marxists\, the d emo on 4 November has to be a springboard towards building a united struggl e with students and workers internationally. When we march it must be with a clarity of understanding and purpose: we can never guarantee free educati on under capitalism – the fight for free education is the fight for sociali sm. LAST-MODIFIED:20151030T104117Z LOCATION:Malet Street\, Malet St\, London WC1E\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:MSF @ Free Education National Demo TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151105T180000Z DTEND:20151105T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:p9kc7qom811ro6acs6nckbbqes@google.com CREATED:20151030T103924Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/192757117725142/\n\nIn a specia l Bonfire Night edition of our weekly meeting\, Alan Woods\, part of the in ternational leadership of the International Marxist Tendency and author of 'Reason in Revolt: Marxist Philosophy and Modern Science' and 'Bolshevism: the Road to Revolution' (as well as a former Sussex student!)\, will speak about the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 and its legacy. Was Guy Fawkes a revolutio nary or a terrorist? What does 'revolution' mean for Marxists? Find out at the Marxist Society! LAST-MODIFIED:20151030T103924Z LOCATION:University of Sussex\, Brighton BN1 9RH\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sussex Marxists: Guy Fawkes - revolutionary or terrorist? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151102T170000Z DTEND:20151102T183000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:b0snf0b9bj9bro9a5v1jb06u60@google.com CREATED:20151030T103830Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1072902826067778/\n\nWhat with it being reading week and all\, we at the Marxist Society thought it essent ial that we finally get our weekly ‘Marxist Classics’ reading group togethe r. \n\nAnd so\, what better way to start with perhaps Marx’s most famous wo rk\, “The Communist Manifesto” and thus we will be discussing Chapter One w hich is available here http://www.marxist.com/communist-manifesto-chapter-1 .htm \n\nIn order to maintain a lively discussion\, we would encourage you to take notes and write down any interesting points to consider or question s that you might want to clarify. As always\, it will be an environment whe re inclusive discussion is encouraged.\n\nAnd\, as always\, we shall descen d on the Lyceum Tavern afterwards for further discussion and most definitel y a drink or two (it’s reading week after all…)\n\n(It will take place in t he First Floor Cafe area). LAST-MODIFIED:20151030T103830Z LOCATION:Saw Swee Hock Student Centre\, 1 Sheffield St\, London WC2A 2EY\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:LSE Marxists: The Communist Manifesto TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151103T180000Z DTEND:20151103T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:a3pt22ltlg3j02jsutv2srg9po@google.com CREATED:20151029T142206Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/430974350441003/\n\nSheffield U niversity\, Hicks Building\, Floor F\, Room 28\n\nROOM CHANGE: We will not be in the usual view rooms but in the Hicks Building which is a 2 minute wa lk from the Students' Union. \n\nThe immense majority of the books written one and a half centuries ago are today merely of historical interest. But w hat is most striking about the Communist Manifesto is the way in which it a nticipates the most fundamental phenomena which occupy our attention on a w orld scale at the present time. It is really extraordinary to think that a book written in 1847 can present a picture of the world of the 21st century so vividly and truthfully. In point of fact\, the Manifesto is even truer today than when it first appeared in 1848.\n\nCome and join the Marxist Soc iety for a discussion on Marx's ideas and the Communist Manifesto!\n\nSpeak er: Edward Nunn\, member of the Marxist Student Federation LAST-MODIFIED:20151029T142206Z LOCATION:Hicks Building\, Sheffield\, South Yorkshire S3 7RH\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxists: Marx's ideas and the Communist Manifesto TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151029T190000Z DTEND:20151029T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:hhpsquldb3p9gt4cc4kmcrllu4@google.com CREATED:20151029T141704Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/470378163087410/\n\nNuffield Th eatre - Room 1083\n\nThe 2008 crisis had at its heart Europe. Many countrie s have been suffering the effects of imposed austerity\, huge debt paybacks and\, as of recently\, the refugee crisis. Lenin had already warned about the inevitable break up of Europe under capitalism\, despite its efforts to stay united. In what basis was the EU formed? What does the future hold fo r Europe?\n\nThis week\, the discussion will be introduced by Fred Weston\, editor of Marxist.com and member of the International Marxist Tendency (IM T).\n\nThe metting is free and open to everyone. If you are interested\, we are having a reading group of the Communist Manifesto from 6-7pm. Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/events/191717637827636/\n\nJoin our face book group for more information: Soton Marxists LAST-MODIFIED:20151029T141704Z LOCATION:Nuffield Theatre\, University Rd\, Southampton\, Hampshire SO17 1T R\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Soton Marxists: The European Crisis TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151029T180000Z DTEND:20151029T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:3lqre1mt11155grm5onnejuf4g@google.com CREATED:20151029T141527Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/526820067481121/\n\nFrancis Ban croft Building\, Room 1.02.6\n\n'Fundamentalism\,' says Slavoj Zizek\, 'is a reaction [...] against a real flaw of liberalism\, and this is why it is again and again generated by liberalism.'\n\nJoin the Marxist Society in a discussion on the origins of ISIS and\, more generally\, the rise of religi ous fundamentalism as a reponse to the failure of Western liberal democracy as well as the development of a Third Intifada in the Middle East.\n\nWe w ill be meeting\, as usual\, from 6PM to 7:30PM in room 1.02.6 in Francis Ba ncroft Building and heading to the pub for a more informal conversation! LAST-MODIFIED:20151029T141527Z LOCATION:Queen Mary University\, 60 Philpot St\, London E1 2DP\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:QMUL Marxists: Fundamentalism and the Rise of ISIS TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151029T193000Z DTEND:20151029T213000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:qu9ar5ssv1pp7jp1ctgltl9744@google.com CREATED:20151029T141345Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1648830082060591/\n\nRoom 1\, L UU\n\nThe collapse of the apartheid regime in South Africa was one of the g reat victories of the left in the twentieth century. Since\, though\, the c apitalist system has been maintained in South Africa\, meaning inequality i s now higher than it was before apartheid fell. Recent years have seen huge movements in response to the injustices of South African society\, most re cently with the massive #FeesMustFall student movement. The potential for a new revolutionary break in South African society is ripening every day\, w hile many countries in West Africa are themselves in the grip of similar cr ises.\n\nJoin the Marxist Society to discuss the political situation in Sou th Africa\, and the future of socialist ideas on the African continent. LAST-MODIFIED:20151029T141345Z LOCATION:Leeds University Union\, Lifton Pl\, W Yorkshire\, Leeds\, Leeds\, West Yorkshire LS2 9JZ\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Leeds Marxists: South Africa and the Black Spring TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151029T180000Z DTEND:20151029T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:u9ekg0r7ep4lr4kfgt7ej097po@google.com CREATED:20151029T141240Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1631801290415807/\n\nKEN SARO-W IWA room (2nd floor)\n\nDiscussion & activist planning surrounding tax cred it cuts\; benefit sanctions\; welfare caps\; disability support & food bank s.\nBenefit fraud vs. tax avoidance/evasion.\nLabour's role as the oppositi on.\nWhat's going on locally in Liverpool with campaigns and activism? LAST-MODIFIED:20151029T141240Z LOCATION:Liverpool Guild of Students\, 160 Mount Pleasant\, Liverpool L3 5T R\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Liverpool Marxists: Welfarm reform or Tory class war? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151031T180000Z DTEND:20151031T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:0t3sj7bm13jf47daocnau0g158@google.com CREATED:20151027T161253Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/896888257059705/\n\nUCL\, Pears on G22 LT\n\nFor over a decade our media has been flooded with images of ba rbarism in the Middle East. First with the war in Afghanistan\, now with th e brutal images off ISIS. The end of the summer saw horrifying images of re fugees dying in their attempts to make their way to Europe spark off solida rity protests across the world.\n\nOn the one hand in Turkey the political turmoil following the elections in June\, recently culminated when at a pea ce march over 100 people where killed. In the east of the country the unres olved peace process with the Kurds is reaching boiling points\, while the g overnment seems to be uninterested in preventing the extremists from passin g on into neighboring regions.\n\nWhile in Syria the ongoing civil war\, wh ich has displaced around 4 million people\, has changed yet again with the Assad regime gaining the military support of the Russians. Even though the Moscow driven air operation in Syria against the Islamic State are more a p ower play than show of solidarity\, the profit driven plans of western capi tal are more exposed than ever.\n\nIn this meeting Ali Arslan president of the UCLU Marxist society and member of the International Marxist Tendency w ill be leading the discussion on the situation in the middle east and how c apitalism underpines the humanitarian crisis that we are facing in 21st cen tury today.\n LAST-MODIFIED:20151027T161312Z LOCATION:University College London\, Gower St\, London WC1E 6BT\, United Ki ngdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UCLU Marxists: Crisis in the Middle East TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151028T190000Z DTEND:20151028T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:6g5h7o1nj91ubomh9c3eaiho64@google.com CREATED:20151026T141305Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1680845662128710/\n\nSOAS\, Uni versity of London\, Room G01a Main Building\n\nThe crisis of 2008 marked a turning point in world history. Billions of people worldwide are being forc ed to pay for the consequences\, whilst the rich get even richer. Why is it that capitalism inevitably enters into crisis\, and what are the prospects for a future world slump?\n\nGuest speaker Adam Booth\, editor of www.soci alist.net\, will introduce the topic\, followed by a general discussion. \n \nAs usual\, join us in the bar afterwards for a few drinks. LAST-MODIFIED:20151026T141305Z LOCATION:SOAS\, University of London\, London WC1H 0XG\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:SOAS Marxists: capitalist crisis and the next world slump TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151026T190000Z DTEND:20151026T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:atoq3dae9aobfoi7ktho8sv9s0@google.com CREATED:20151026T101442Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/496274717218362/\n\nCorwallis N orth West - CWNsr9\n\nJoin us for the screening of The Spirit of '45. This documentary directed by Ken Loach\, shows the labour fight in Britain after WW2 and the attack in the welfare state during the Thatcher government. LAST-MODIFIED:20151026T101442Z LOCATION:Cornwallis West\, Canterbury\, Kent CT2 7NF\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Kent Marxists: the Spirit of '45 TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151028T180000Z DTEND:20151028T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:6png5aspomvr0vpttmajf5b0r4@google.com CREATED:20151026T101301Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1666637956926383/\n\nThe campai gn to elect Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party has been a beacon o f hope for hundreds of thousands across the country. But since victory was achieved his ideas have been attacked by the Tories\, the capitalist media and the right wing of the Labour Party itself. How can socialists approach this burgeoning movement around Corbyn and use the energy and enthusiasm th at surrounds it to fight for socialism?\n\nJoin Newcastle Marxist Society a s we discuss this incredibly important question. Daniel Morley\, from the e ditorial board of Socialist Appeal (socialist.net) will introduce the subje ct before we open up to questions\, contributions and ideas from the floor. \n\nEveryone is welcome to come along and take part so get yourselves down\ , share the event and feel free to invite anyone who you feel may like to g et involved. LAST-MODIFIED:20151026T101301Z LOCATION:Bar Loco Newcastle\, 22 Leazes Park Rd\, Newcastle upon Tyne\, New castle Upon Tyne NE1 4PG\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Newcastle Marxists: Defend Corbyn! Fight for Socialism! TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151027T190000Z DTEND:20151027T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:i5lu1l2b0df5f1k7jemb9m1dog@google.com CREATED:20151026T101133Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/557481841075621/\n\nMunby Room\ , King's College\n\nThousands are fleeing the horrors of war\, only to be c onfronted by barbed wire\, riot police or forced deportation - that is\, if they even survive the perilous journey in the first place.\n\nWhat are the origins of the current refugee crisis? What is the situation in their home countries? Can there be a permanent solution within the current system?\n\ nJoin us to discuss these questions and more.\n\nSpeaker: Hamid Alizadeh\, International Marxist Tendency LAST-MODIFIED:20151026T101133Z LOCATION:King's College\, King's Parade\, Cambridge CB2 1ST\, United Kingdo m SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Cambridge Marxists: the causes behind the refugee crisis TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151027T180000Z DTEND:20151027T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:1vot9fqplrg63ifvb9k2e90ai8@google.com CREATED:20151026T101001Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/153830614967819/\n\nSheffield S tudents' Union\, View Room 4\n\nThe question of the State in capitalist soc iety is of key importance for Marxists. We do not see it as an impartial ar biter standing above society. The fundamental essence of every state\, with its “armed bodies of men”\, police\, courts and other trappings is that it serves the interests of one class in society\, in the case of capitalism\, the capitalist class.\n\nJoin the Sheffield Marxist Society for a discussi on on this key topic.\n\nSpeaker: Ed Taylor\, Student Activist and member o f the IMT.\n\n LAST-MODIFIED:20151026T101001Z LOCATION:Sheffield Students' Union\, Western Bank\, Sheffield S10 2TG\, Uni ted Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxists: the Law\, the Police and the State TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151027T190000Z DTEND:20151027T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:fah8dd2prv128ge610quq1q4bo@google.com CREATED:20151026T095444Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/582356761918188/\n\nFerrar Room (staircase to the left of lodge\, 2nd floor)\, Hertford College\n\n*VENUE: Note that we'll be changing room again\, but still in Hertford College*\n\ nAs discussed in our meeting last week\, today we find ourselves in the mid st of one of the deepest crises capitalism has ever faced. While the 99% ar e being asked to pay for the crisis\, the 1% are amassing wealth at an ever accelerating pace. The saturating level of scandal and corruption in the e stablishment is alienating millions from traditional politics. All of this is causing a deep questioning of capitalist society. Many are looking for a n alternative to the system that we have\, and a growing number are looking towards revolutionary socialism for the answer.\n\nMarxists have consisten tly pointed out that it would be utopian to draw up a detailed plan of a so cialist society\, for history proceeds and shapes societies in accordance n ot with philosophers' ideas and models\, but with material circumstances. N onetheless it is still possible to make some deductions about what socialis m may look like:\n\nHow could a socialist economy\, running for need and no t profit\, work in the future? What will be the role of technology? What sh apes can the workers' democracy take?\n\nThis week our discussion will be l ed by Ben Gliniecki from the Marxist Student Federation. As usual\, we’ll h ave plenty of time for discussion during the meeting\, to be continued in t he pub afterwards! LAST-MODIFIED:20151026T095444Z LOCATION:Hertford College\, Catte St\, Oxford OX1 3BW\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Oxford Marxists: What could socialism look like? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151027T190000Z DTEND:20151027T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:eh2unudvdrpntdgp3brvpdila4@google.com CREATED:20151022T093130Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/391833494275336/\n\nUniversity of Glasgow\, Boyd Orr Room 412\n\nAs the leader of the Bolsheviks and the R ussian Revolution Vladimir Lenin has long been a controversial figure. Many academics and historians have sought to discredit Lenin\, arguing that he was a repressive and violent dictator who formed the foundation for Stalin’ s monstrous regime. This discussion will seek to address these claims and l ook at the role Lenin played in revolutionary history. LAST-MODIFIED:20151022T093130Z LOCATION:Boyd Orr Building\, Glasgow\, Glasgow City G12 8QR\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: Lenin - hero or villain? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151022T180000Z DTEND:20151022T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:3322a5v2urn0rsp3klfq022j7s@google.com CREATED:20151022T092418Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1662070994056134/\n\nNuffield T heatre\, Room 1083\n\nIn ancient times\, the Greeks and Romans managed to c ontribute massively to human society on the basis of the brutal exploitatio n of slaves. What were the conditions for the rise and fall of these two em pires and\, as a consequence\, of slave society? We have come a long way si nce these times but did exploitation end with the fall of slavery? \n\nJoin us for a discussion introduced by Guy Howie\, manager of Wellred Books\, a nd member of the International Marxist Tendency (IMT). \n\nThe meeting is f ree and open to everyone. After the meeting we will be going to the pub for more discussion over a few pints!\n\nJoin us on our Facebook group for mor e information and upcoming events: Soton Marxists.\n\nHere is a nice articl e on Spartacus to get you going on the topic \;) http://www.marxist.com/spa rtacus-representative-of-proletariat.htm\n LAST-MODIFIED:20151022T092418Z LOCATION:Nuffield Theatre\, University Rd\, Southampton\, Hampshire SO17 1T R\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Soton Marxists: The rise and fall of slave society TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151026T190000Z DTEND:20151026T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:0970gbnrl47lr7qn3q6fv3kaqg@google.com CREATED:20151022T092317Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/456420197876783/\n\nFor over a decade our media has been flooded with images of barbarism in the Middle Ea st. First with the war in Afghanistan\, now with the brutal images off ISIS . The end of the summer saw horrifying images of refugees dying in their at tempts to make their way to Europe sparking off solidarity protests across the world. \n\nThis meeting will discuss how capitalism and imperialism und erpin the crisis in Syria and the rest of the Middle East and the despicabl e attitudes and actions taken by the governments of Europe. Further to this we will consider the ways in which socialism can provide answers to this h umanitarian crisis.\n\nThe meeting will follow the usual format with Hamid Alazideh (editor of the Iranian Marxist website Mobareze) giving a 30 minut e analysis of the crisis which will then be followed by a discussion and fu rther questions.\n\nAnd remember\, as always- we shall descend on the Lyceu m Tavern for further discussion and perhaps a drink or two. LAST-MODIFIED:20151022T092317Z LOCATION:Saw Swee Hock Student Centre\, 1 Sheffield St\, London WC2A 2EY\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:LSE Marxists: The refugee crisis TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151022T173000Z DTEND:20151022T183000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:ne2n5amrhoekjarabk2osp00n0@google.com CREATED:20151022T092159Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/978670895537661/\n\n342 Norfolk Building\, Surrey Street\, Strand Campus\n\nPublic meeting with Junior Doc tor Yannis Gourtsoyannis\, elected member of Junior Doctors Committee execu tive (JDC).\n\nAs part of their programme of austerity and their attacks on the NHS\, the Tory government is imposing a new contract on junior doctors . The JDC subsequently sought its members’ views and\, after 99% of 4\,500 doctors responding to a BMA poll said the proposed contract is unacceptable \, decided on August 13 not to re-enter negotiations.\n\nIn brief\, the pro posed contract would appear to adversely affect junior doctors’ salaries wi th some expected to receive an overall pay cut of up to 30 per cent. It doe s this by redesignating some unsociable hours (considered to be 7pm-7am on weekdays and weekends) as sociable\, making 7am-10pm Monday to Saturday “no rmal working time” and thus eliminating the on-call supplement doctors earn when they work those hours.\n\nThe Tories are pushing the NHS to breaking point. Now the Junior Doctors are likely to go on strike for the first ever time. The crisis of capitalism is pushing all layers into the class strugg le. To save the NHS\, we need to fight capitalism itself. LAST-MODIFIED:20151022T092159Z LOCATION:King's College London\, Strand\, London WC2R 2LS\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:KCL Marxists: Junior doctors fight back TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151022T180000Z DTEND:20151022T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:ma33cld9s10fhr9lkbasmajbg8@google.com CREATED:20151022T092007Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/184305081905849/\n\nBookable Ro om 2\, Union House\n\nWith no end to the current economic slump in sight\, the UEA socialist Society shall be holding a discussion on the cause of the se recurrent crises. \n\nAusterity has been proved ineffective at creating a boom so needed by capitalists! We shall therefore also be discussing the effects of the next crises and slump!\n\nThere will be an external speaker who will introduce the topic and then we will hold an open discusion. As no rmal we shall then continue the discusion more informally in the Red Bar af terwards.\n\nThe event is open to anyone so feel free to bring people along ! LAST-MODIFIED:20151022T092007Z LOCATION:University of East Anglia\, Norwich Research Park\, Norwich\, Norf olk NR4 7TJ\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Norwich Marxists: The capitalist crisis and the next world slump TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151020T180000Z DTEND:20151020T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:74bvrbtq4j45890u5tu03miqsg@google.com CREATED:20151019T110823Z DESCRIPTION:Munby Room\, Kings College\n\nhttps://www.facebook.com/events/1 638588566392486/\n\nThe crisis of capitalism is causing more and more peopl e to question the system and draw the same conclusions as Marxists – that t he entire system must be changed for humanity to progress. So what exactly can we\, in the 21st Century\, learn from a 19th Century philosopher? What methods did he use to formulate his theories\, and how accurate were they? What did he get wrong\, and what did he miss?\n\nCome along to discuss thes e questions and more.\n\nSpeaker: Mordecai\, Secretary\, Cambridge Marxists LAST-MODIFIED:20151019T110823Z LOCATION:King's College\, King's Parade\, Cambridge CB2 1ST\, United Kingdo m SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Cambridge Marxists: was Marx right? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151021T170000Z DTEND:20151021T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:27qm7592ok2s1ls5sshnrff12o@google.com CREATED:20151019T085919Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/919621298086801/\n\nIn 2008\, t he banking system collapsed and required huge bailouts from governments acr oss the world. It pushed the whole capitalist system to the brink of collap se and plunged the world into recession. Various reasons for the collapse h ave been put forward by bourgeoisie economists\, ranging from sub prime mor tgages right through to banks being too heavily regulated!\n\nSince that ti me things have not improved a great deal. The world economy is on the verge of another slump\, with China now joining the global crisis of capitalism whilst the US and Europe continue to stagnate with fragile\, anaemic growth . What is the marxist analysis of these processes and can future capitalist crises be prevented?\n\nJoin Newcastle Marxist Society for a discussion on this important topic.\n\nWe will also be discussing the work of the Marxis t Society in the past week and plans for the future before heading to the b ar afterwards for a few drinks.\n\nEveryone is welcome to come along so get yourselves down\, share the event widely and feel free to invite anyone wh o you feel may like to get involved. LAST-MODIFIED:20151019T085919Z LOCATION:Bar Loco Newcastle\, 22 Leazes Park Rd\, Newcastle upon Tyne\, New castle Upon Tyne NE1 4PG\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Newcastle Marxists: Marxist economics and the crisis of capitalism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151022T170000Z DTEND:20151022T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:d8men6esen5jesa50ibmafarlk@google.com CREATED:20151019T085814Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/919621298086801/\n\nFrancis Ban croft Building\, 1.02.6\n\nCapitalism is a chaotic system of production bey ond the control of humanity. It is doomed to plunge society into ever great er crises. But why does it enter a crisis and what is the alternative to th e capitalist mode of production?\n\nJoin the Marxist Society as we explore the fundamentals of Karl Marx's theories on the laws behind production\, ma rket forces\, wages and profits\, and economic crisis.\n\nMeet us at the Qu een Mary\, University of London Mile End campus on October 22\, 6pm at Fran cis Bancroft 1.02.6! LAST-MODIFIED:20151019T085814Z LOCATION:Queen Mary University of London\, Mile End Rd\, London E1 4NS\, Un ited Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:QMUL: Marxist economics and the crisis of capitalism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151019T180000Z DTEND:20151019T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:luve0vluhm878fa5q2dpdggjvo@google.com CREATED:20151019T085717Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/773249839487267/\n\nCornwallis North West - CWNsr9\n\n2008 saw the beginning of the biggest global economi c crisis since the 1930s. 7 years later we are in the midst of the weakest economic recovery in history\, accompanied by the longest pay squeeze for B ritish workers since records began. Meanwhile China\, supposedly capitalism ’s saviour\, is experiencing its own stock market collapse. This meeting wi ll discuss the nature of capitalist crisis and the prospect of a new and co ntinued economic slump. LAST-MODIFIED:20151019T085717Z LOCATION:Cornwallis West\, Canterbury\, Kent CT2 7NF\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Kent Marxists: the capitalist crisis and the next world slump TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151021T180000Z DTEND:20151021T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:dj4r1je21uefec7scnui99666g@google.com CREATED:20151016T144814Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/563596343793174/\n\nSOAS\, Univ ersity of London - Room 286 Main Building\n\nMarxists have consistently poi nted out that it would be utopian to attempt to draw up a detailed plan of a socialist society\, for history proceeds and shapes societies in accordan ce not with philosophers' ideas and models\, but with material circumstance s. \n\nHowever\, groundbreaking technological advancements and the developm ent of productive forces are already pointing to the superabundance and wea lth of the future socialist society when barriers of capitalism are lifted. \n\nHow will a socialist economy\, running for need and not profit\, work in the future? What will be the role of technology? What shapes can the wor kers' democracy take?\n\nWe will continue the discussion afterwards in the bar. All welcome. LAST-MODIFIED:20151016T144814Z LOCATION:SOAS\, University of London\, London WC1H 0XG\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:SOAS Marxists: What will socialism look like? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151020T180000Z DTEND:20151020T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:50js632ktvdccvc0pplr1smq7s@google.com CREATED:20151016T142614Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/958409437551405/\n\nOld Library \, Hertford College\n\nMore that 165 years after the Communist Manifesto wa s written\, the “spectre” of Marxism seems as vigorous as ever! The current global crisis of capitalism has ignited a renewed interest in the ideas of Marxism\, not so long after the free market thinkers had gleefully declare d the “end of history” with the triumph of capitalism. And it’s not hard to see why: in an era of economic crisis and wars\, when global capitalism th reatens the very survival of our planet\, an epoch of growing class conflic t and political polarisation across the world\, when working people and you th are looking for an alternative\, Marxist theory has never been more rele vant.\n\nIn our second meeting of the term\, we welcome Rob Sewell\, editor of Socialist Appeal who was one of the leading voices in the anti-poll tax campaign\, who will give an introduction to Marx’s ideas and their relevan ce for today — not just to understand the world\, but to change it!\n\nAs u sual\, we’ll have plenty of time for discussion during the meeting\, to be continued in the pub afterwards! LAST-MODIFIED:20151016T142614Z LOCATION:Hertford College\, Catte St\, Oxford OX1 3BW\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Oxford Marxists: The crisis of capitalism - why Marx was right! TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151020T170000Z DTEND:20151020T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:h55vrqmm6evcko3mft6cdnge8o@google.com CREATED:20151015T095848Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1198640836819678/\n\nSheffield Students' Union\, View Romm 6\n\nIn celebration of Black History Month and 50 years from the assassination of Malcolm X we discuss the history and con temporary politics of black America. \n\nWhat is clear today is that after years of struggle the black population in America continue to suffer daily from state violence and deprivation. In 2014\, the murder of several young black people by police sparked a new movement around the slogan #BlackLives Matter. We will look at the history of racism and the struggles for civil r ights\, equality and justice as parts of the revolutionary fight to destroy capitalism.\n\nSpeaker: Owen Breathnach from our sister Marxist society in Leeds. LAST-MODIFIED:20151015T095848Z LOCATION:Sheffield Students' Union\, Western Bank\, Sheffield S10 2TG\, Uni ted Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxists: Black Lives Matter TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151020T180000Z DTEND:20151020T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:krd8scbmp59tdrhoin3u20oees@google.com CREATED:20151015T095741Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1719036798324994/\n\nUniversity of Glasgow\, Boyd Orr Room 412\n\nThe French Revolution (1789-99) is one o f the turning points of European history. Its ideals of liberty\, equality and fraternity are still the foundations of modern democratic thought. But its reputation as a bloodbath and a foundation for Napoleonic Imperialism h ave made it a controversial subject for many discussing the nature of revol utions. Today\, how can we learn from the faults of the French revolution a s well as carry on its legacy? Most importantly\, what is the role of the F rench Revolution in the overall development of class struggles through hist ory? LAST-MODIFIED:20151015T095741Z LOCATION:Boyd Orr Building\, Glasgow\, Glasgow City G12 8QR\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: The French Revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151015T170000Z DTEND:20151015T183000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:54h8oq76qvk0o2r4sevgih6d68@google.com CREATED:20151015T095605Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/927480177335769/\n\nJoin the Ma rxists! Political discussion and society launch in the KEN SARO-WIWA ROOM\n Liverpool Marxists - Marxist Student Federation LAST-MODIFIED:20151015T095605Z LOCATION:Liverpool Guild of Students\, 160 Mount Pleasant\, Liverpool L3 5T R\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Liverpool Marxists: Which way forward for Labour? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151015T170000Z DTEND:20151015T183000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:krmip506gmhcfroipkgm83negc@google.com CREATED:20151015T095431Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/506423522854911/\n\nFrancis Ban croft Building\, 1.02.6\n\nThe victory of the OXI vote should have represen ted the beginning of a European movement against the financial domination o f the Troika. Instead\, Europe saw Tsipras' capitulation to the demands of Capital.\n\nJoin the Marxist Society in discussing the results of the Greek referendum and the country's recent elections and what is the way forward for the Greek working class.\n\nCome and join us at the Queen Mary\, Univer sity of London Mile End campus on October 15\, 6pm at Francis Bancroft 1.02 .6! LAST-MODIFIED:20151015T095431Z LOCATION:Queen Mary University of London\, Mile End Rd\, London E1 4NS\, Un ited Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:QMUL Marxists: Greece\, Syriza\, and the Euro Crisis TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151013T180000Z DTEND:20151013T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:spbj30po2ilv59j6flksk6820o@google.com CREATED:20151012T112556Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/529812370526552/\n\nAdam Smith Room 718\n\n2008 saw the beginning of the biggest global economic crisis si nce the 1930s. 7 years later we are in the midst of the weakest economic re covery in history\, accompanied by the longest pay squeeze for British work ers since records began. Meanwhile China\, supposedly capitalism’s saviour\ , is experiencing its own stock market collapse. This meeting will discuss the nature of capitalist crisis and the prospect of a new and continued eco nomic slump. LAST-MODIFIED:20151012T112556Z LOCATION:Adam Smith Building\, Glasgow\, Glasgow City G12 8RT\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: Capitalist crisis and the next world slump TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151012T180000Z DTEND:20151012T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:vmhajbijvgg50ojrq64nq1q9dg@google.com CREATED:20151012T112346Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/503723879793872/\n\nCWNsr9 - Co rnwallis North West\n\nEveryone knows the name but so few know what it real ly is. Marxism is\, in reality\, a living theory\, a methodology for scient ifically analysing society and discovering its laws of motion. Fundamentall y\, it is a guide to action - not just to understand society\, but to chang e it! \n\nIn this era of capitalist crisis and growing class divisions\, in an epoch where capitalism's existence threatens to destroy our planet\, an d left wing parties and politicians (such as Corbyn and Syriza in Greece) a re winning elections across Europe and the globe\, Marxist theory has never been more relevant. \n\nJoin us in the bar afterwards to continue the disc ussion. LAST-MODIFIED:20151012T112346Z LOCATION:Cornwallis West\, Canterbury\, Kent CT2 7NF\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Kent Marxists: What is Marxism? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151013T170000Z DTEND:20151013T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:u5qlthfbk6s44437g56o8j9ubs@google.com CREATED:20151012T112159Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1484072545229226/\n\nFulton 103 \n\nThe crisis of capitalism hit the countries of Southern Europe particula rly hard. A revolutionary mood has developed since\, with parties like SYRI ZA in Greece and Podemos in Spain surging in popularity for their anti-aust erity programmes. How can these movements resist the pressures of European and world capitalism and fight for socialism?\nFind out at this week’s Marx ist Society meeting! LAST-MODIFIED:20151012T112159Z LOCATION:Fulton Building\,\, University of Sussex\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sussex Marxists: the revolutionary wave in southern Europe TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151015T183000Z DTEND:20151015T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:nc0ktdlgtue6tjk9a4dr9r0ej4@google.com CREATED:20151012T112025Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1029877953730318/\n\nNuffield T heatre - Room 1083\n\nIn 2008\, capitalism suffer its biggest blow since th e 1930s crash\, possibly the biggest in its history. While bourgeois econom ists could never see this coming\, Marx had already explained the inevitabi lity of such crises within a capitalist economy. Is there a solution for th is crisis or are we heading towards the next world slump?\n\nJoin us for a promising discussion introduced by our very special guest Adam Booth\, a me mber of the International Marxist Tendency (IMT) and editor of Socialist Ap peal (socialist.net).\n\nThis week the discussion will start at 7:30\, and as always\, followed by the pub! Invite your friends here ----------------- ------------------------------------->\n\nMeeting is free and open to every one.\n\nJoin our facebook group for more information and discussion: Soton Marxists\n\nSee you all soon! LAST-MODIFIED:20151012T112025Z LOCATION:Nuffield Theatre\, University Rd\, Southampton\, Hampshire SO17 1T R\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Soton Marxists: The crisis of capitalism and the next world slump TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151015T173000Z DTEND:20151015T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:oiro4ivdgvi9kki71sdime45tk@google.com CREATED:20151012T111602Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/956715741060637/\n\n342 Norfolk \, King's College London\, Strand Campus\n\nCome join the KCL Marxist Socie ty this Thursday for this vital talk. \n\nThis is a historic time for Europ e. The election of SYRIZA in Greece\, the rise of Podemos in Spain\, the ov erwhelming victory of the SNP in Scotland and the victory of Jeremy Corbyn as Labour Leader in the UK are just a few key examples of the revolutionary mood sweeping Europe.\n\nThe crisis of capitalism has never been so dire. Alongside this we are seeing the crisis of reformism which has showin its i neptitude with the betrayal of Alexei Tsipras\, harsh austerity policies be ing taken by every nation in the European Union\, the tearing down of the w elfare state\, the continuation of wars and the Syrian refugee crisis.\n\nW here does this crisis come from? How can we interpret the radicalization of people across the globe and the victories of left wing parties and politic ians? Where will this crisis lead and what are the ways out? \n\nCome join us to learn about and discuss these issues and solutions. Afterward we will be continuing the discussion in the bar. LAST-MODIFIED:20151012T111602Z LOCATION:King's College London\, Strand\, London WC2R 2LS\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:KCL Marxists: The Euro Crisis TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151012T160000Z DTEND:20151012T180000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:2d3uq2ov3tv8nfhmrjcri2med0@google.com CREATED:20151012T111246Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1608422136087641/\n\nRoom 6\, U niversity of Manchester Student Union\n\nIn January Greeks elected a Syriza government\, promising an end to austerity. In July\, after the Greek peop le overwhelmingly rejected austerity\, Tsipras capitulated anyway and gave into the European Austerity.\n\nThis week we discuss why Syriza capitulated \, what their options were\, and the overwhelming crisis in reformism acros s Europe. LAST-MODIFIED:20151012T111246Z LOCATION:Students' Union Oxford Road\, Manchester\, Manchester M13\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Manchester Marxists: SYRIZA and the crisis of reformism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151014T173000Z DTEND:20151014T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:la8fbis63t8s9m0brfmc2ikdpc@google.com CREATED:20151012T110752Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/725316164241062/\n\nUCL\, Pears on G22 LT\n\nThe next discussion at the UCLU Marxist Society will address t he question of the future socialist society that will come to replace capit alism. Marxists had consistently pointed out that it would be utopian to at tempt to draw up a detailed plan of a socialist society\, for history proce eds and shapes societies in accordance not with philosophers' ideas and mod els\, but with material circumstances. \n\nHowever\, groundbreaking technol ogical advancements and the development of productive forces are already po inting to the superabundance and wealth of the future socialist society whe n barriers of capitalism are lifted. How will a socialist economy\, running for need and not profit\, work in the future? What will be the role of tec hnology? What shapes can the workers' democracy take? This topic will be in troduced by a guest speaker\, followed by questions and an open discussion. All welcome! LAST-MODIFIED:20151012T110752Z LOCATION:University College London\, Gower St\, London WC1E 6BT\, United Ki ngdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UCLU Marxists: What will socialism look like? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151014T180000Z DTEND:20151014T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:lnabpsbvnsipg18nh5q8ntgslo@google.com CREATED:20151012T110700Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/745925032218215/\n\nSOAS\, Univ ersity of London - Room 286 Main Building\n\nThe refugee crisis has brought out some of the horrors of capitalist society\, as well as the contrast be tween the basic human solidarity of ordinary working people\, and the cold calculation and callousness of the capitalist rulers in Europe and elsewher e.\n\nCome to discuss what are the causes of the refugee crisis\, and how i t can be solved. LAST-MODIFIED:20151012T110700Z LOCATION:SOAS\, University of London\, London WC1H 0XG\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:SOAS Marxists: The refugee crisis TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151019T180000Z DTEND:20151019T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:v91iin358f1pfa35cd8clnk8o4@google.com CREATED:20151009T092013Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1508560859463322/\n\nNot only w ill this be an introduction to Marx's theory on economics\, history and the wider world around us\, but there will be specific reference to its releva nce today. It will also be an opportunity to discuss how we can link Marx's revolutionary ideas to the progressive movements around the world whether that be through Corbyn\, Podemos or the wider anti-austerity movements.\nAn d don't forget\, we will go to the pub afterwards for further discussions! LAST-MODIFIED:20151012T110609Z LOCATION:London School of Economics and Political Science\, Houghton St\, L ondon WC2A 2AE\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:1 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:LSE Marxists: Marx was right! TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151013T170000Z DTEND:20151013T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:583k889cl3h9ud3joub1edbu4s@google.com CREATED:20151009T092544Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/101426083550112/\n\nSheffield S tudents' Union\, View Room 4\n\nFor over a decade our media has been floode d with images of barbarism in the Middle East. First with the war in Afghan istan\, now with the brutal images off ISIS. The end of the summer saw horr ifying images of refugees dying in their attempts to make their way to Euro pe spark off solidarity protests across the world. \n\nThis meeting will di scuss how capitalism and imperialism underpin the crisis in Syria and the r est of the Middle East and the despicable attitudes and actions taken by th e governments of Europe. Further to this we will consider the ways in which socialism can provide answers to this humanitarian crisis.\n\nSpeaker: Sco tt Shaw\, member of the Marxist Student Federation Steering Committee and m ember of the IMT.\n\n LAST-MODIFIED:20151009T092544Z LOCATION:Sheffield Students' Union\, Western Bank\, Sheffield S10 2TG\, Uni ted Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxists: The Refugee Crisis and Imperialism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151013T180000Z DTEND:20151013T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:mm0vqc75i5o5srou4b0q5nl7mc@google.com CREATED:20151009T092237Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1680117038899563/\n\nMunby Room \, Kings College\n\nThe election of Jeremy Corbyn marks an absolute transfo rmation in British politics\, one that Marxists have long forseen. But how can Corbyn fight off the blairites hoping to wreck the party? And what prog ramme is necessary to take us to victory in the fight for socialism?\n\nJoi n Rob Sewell\, the editor of Socialist Appeal (socialist.net) and life-long revolutionary communist\, for the first meeting of what promises to be a v ery revolutionary academic year. LAST-MODIFIED:20151009T092237Z LOCATION:King's College\, King's Parade\, Cambridge CB2 1ST\, United Kingdo m SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Cambridge Marxists: Defend Corbyn! Fight for Socialism! TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151013T180000Z DTEND:20151013T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:9nue7j749sfqqq32um2897m63k@google.com CREATED:20151009T092145Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1704138023165755/\n\nOld Librar y\, Hertford College\, Oxford\n\nFor our first meeting of term\, we discuss the Corbyn movement here in the UK\, which has changed the landscape of Br itish politics in the space of only a few months.\n\nThrough the #JezWeCan movement\, thousands of people - particularly young people - have now becom e actively involved in politics for the first time\, inspired by the possib ility of an anti-austerity alternative to the Tories.\n\nThis represent a p olitical earthquake\, following on from the mass movements of SYRIZA\, Pode mos\, and Bernie Sanders. It is an earthquake that has shaken the Establish ment\, leading to vitriolic attacks against Corbyn from the Tories\, the me dia\, and the Blairites.\n\nCome along to discuss the Corbyn movement\, the perspectives for British politics\, and how we can get involved and organi sed in the fight for socialist ideas\,\n\nAs ever\, there'll be plenty of t ime for discussion\, both in the meeting and in the pub afterwards!\n\n LAST-MODIFIED:20151009T092145Z LOCATION:Hertford College\, Catte St\, Oxford OX1 3BW\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Oxford Marxists: Defend Corbyn! Fight for Socialism! TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151007T143000Z DTEND:20151007T160000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:bgsudq3a62364bnj2e6qe8mktc@google.com CREATED:20151006T115334Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1495460280748551/\n\nRoom 4\, U niversity of Manchester Student Union\n\nFor over a decade our media has be en flooded with images of barbarism in the Middle East. First with the war in Afghanistan\, now with the brutal images off ISIS. The end of the summer saw horrifying images of refugees dying in their attempts to make their wa y to Europe spark off solidarity protests across the world. This meeting wi ll discuss how capitalism and imperialism underpin the crisis in Syria and the rest of the Middle East and the despicable attitudes and actions taken by the governments of Europe. Further to this we will consider the ways in which socialism can provide answers to this humanitarian crisis. LAST-MODIFIED:20151006T120219Z LOCATION:Students' Union Oxford Road\, Manchester\, Manchester M13\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Manchester Marxists: The refugee crisis and Imperialism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151006T180000Z DTEND:20151006T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:3mfkl2kcokmokb99r9glmqv6lg@google.com CREATED:20151002T095512Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/387534581444837/\n\nAdam Smith Building\, Room 718\n\nThe end of the summer saw horrifying images of refug ees dying in their attempts to make their way to Europe spark off solidarit y protests across the world. This meeting will discuss how capitalism and i mperialism underpin the crisis in Syria and the despicable attitudes and ac tions taken by the governments of Europe. Further to this we will consider the ways in which socialism can provide answers to this humanitarian crisis . LAST-MODIFIED:20151006T120209Z LOCATION:Adam Smith Building\, Glasgow\, Glasgow City G12 8RT\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: #Refugees Welcome and Imperialism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151006T170000Z DTEND:20151006T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:vpkgsseuugd02s0kn3s4jblguc@google.com CREATED:20151002T095704Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1494529084206172/\n\nSheffield Students' Union\, View Room 6\n\nFor Marxists\, the root cause of all forms of oppression consists in the division of society into classes. But oppres sion can take many forms. Alongside class oppression we find the oppression of one nation over another\, racial oppression\, and the oppression of wom en. \n\nThe Sheffield Marxist Society will be discussing at our third meeti ng of the year\, 'Gender Equality: How we fight for it and the root of oppr ession.'\n\nSpeaker: Natasha Sorrell\, former NUS delegate from UoS\, Gradu ate trainee teacher and member of the International Marxist Tendency. LAST-MODIFIED:20151006T120153Z LOCATION:Sheffield Students' Union\, Western Bank\, Sheffield S10 2TG\, Uni ted Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxists: Gender equality and the fight against oppressio n TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151008T180000Z DTEND:20151008T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:020oqvf2vl3cundmtr514cu7so@google.com CREATED:20151006T115911Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/832788313509477/\n\nNuffield th eatre\, Room 1083\n\n160 years since the Communist Manifesto was written\, the “spectre” of Marxism is as potent as ever\, with supporters increasing daily. Why is it that an old philosophy student\, buried over 100 years ago \, still interests us? What is the relevance of his ideas today?\n\nJoin th e Soton Marxists for a discussion on the ideas developed by Marx\, his anal ysis and methods\, and the relevance of his ideas today. Join us for the pu b as well after the meeting.\n\nThe meeting is free and open to everyone\, not only students. Feel free to join us\, to learn\, discuss and organize.\ n\nWe will be in there from 6pm if you want to come along and have a chat o r you are interested in getting involved. LAST-MODIFIED:20151006T115911Z LOCATION:Nuffield Theatre\, University Rd\, Southampton\, Hampshire SO17 1T R\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Soton Marxists: Was Marx right? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151008T173000Z DTEND:20151008T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:vj5ookcpte02n6ltlb7bk6huqs@google.com CREATED:20151006T115759Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/944111712330597/\n\n342N Norfol k\, King's College London\, Strand Campus\n\nCome join the KCL Marxist Soci ety Thursday for this important talk\, discussion\, and drinks in the pub a fterward!\n\nIn 1922\, Joseph Stalin became the General Secretary of the Co mmunist Party of the Soviet Union. He would go on to rule over an increasin gly bureaucratised and totalitarian regime until his death in 1953.\n\nToda y\, arguably the most poisonous legacy left behind by Stalin and his succes sors is the widespread belief that Marxism and Socialist revolution inexora bly leads to dictatorship and collapse. But what exactly is 'Stalinism'\, h ow did it emerge and could it have been prevented? Even today\, after the c ollapse of the Soviet Union and the increasing irrelevance of the old Stali nist parties\, it is important for all Marxists to consider these questions .\nLeon Trotsky\, one of the leaders of the October Revolution\, wrote exte nsively on this very subject right up until his murder in 1940 at the hands of one of Stalin's assassins. \nJoin the KCL Marxist Society this Thursday to discuss his works\, the nature of the Soviet Union and the prospects fo r Socialism today. LAST-MODIFIED:20151006T115759Z LOCATION:King's College London\, Strand\, London WC2R 2LS\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:KCL Marxists: Stalinism vs Trotskyism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151007T180000Z DTEND:20151007T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:ggpa6bec4306k8b4vfpgmnsu9s@google.com CREATED:20151006T115703Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/557446177736970/\n\nDespite the portrayal by today's media\, Marxism is so much more than great beards and an angsty teenage phase. Our regular weekly meetings will kick off with an introductory meeting led by Ross McKendrick\, which will explore the key i deas of Marxism\, how and where they are rooted in history\, and how they a re relevant today. \n\nFollowing the meeting\, we will be heading down for a social to the indie night and pizza party at Lemon Factory - our own memb er James is DJing and taking requests\, so don't miss out!\n\nSee you soon! LAST-MODIFIED:20151006T115703Z LOCATION:Fulton House\, Swansea University\, Sketty\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Swansea Marxists: What is Marxism? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151007T173000Z DTEND:20151007T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:55b35fk5tjf1ve2f5vc5su2h68@google.com CREATED:20151006T115607Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/171537863186612/\n\nAs a result of years of constant attempts to discredit and demonise Marxist ideas\, mo st common perceptions of Marxism are distorted. Come to the second discussi on meeting of the UCLU Marxists this Wednesday\, where we will talk about w hat the ideas of Marxism really are\, as well as what they are not\, and wh y you should join the fight for socialism. \n\nThe topic will be introduced by a guest speaker\, who will give a talk\, which will then be followed by an open discussion\, where everyone will have the opportunity to ask quest ions or share their thoughts. \n\nThe exact venue is to be confirmed\, but it will definitely be in UCL on campus\; we will aim to secure a room booki ng for 18:30.\n\nAll welcome! LAST-MODIFIED:20151006T115607Z LOCATION:University College London\, Gower St\, London WC1E 6BT\, United Ki ngdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UCLU Marxists: What is Marxism? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151007T170000Z DTEND:20151007T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:apbptab74dvnanj3n879cjhmvk@google.com CREATED:20151006T115519Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/901669426535270/\n\nThis meetin g is hosted by Newcastle Marxist Society.\n\nCapitalism is in a historic cr isis\, and all around the world\, it is not the bankers but rather ordinary people who are forced to pay for it. Greece has become one of the most int ense examples of the effects of this process on the class struggle.\n\nWith the election of far-left SYRIZA in January\, the capitulation of SYRIZA's leadership to the "Troika" of creditors\, the subsequent breakup of SYRIZA and the snap elections held on September 20th\, many people are wondering\, what is happening in Greece? What lessons can we draw for the left in the UK and around Europe? And\, what does this mean for the fight against auste rity and capitalism?\n\nJoin Newcastle Marxist Society at our second meetin g of the term where Lee Singh Gill will introduce a discussion on the subje ct and the urgent necessity of a radical break with capitalism.\n\nAt this meeting we will also have a business section where we will discuss what has taken place over the last week for the Society and plan out our activities and campaigns for the coming weeks and months.\n\nEveryone is welcome to c ome along so get yourselves down\, share the event and feel free to invite anyone who you feel may like to get involved. LAST-MODIFIED:20151006T115519Z LOCATION:Bar Loco Newcastle\, 22 Leazes Park Rd\, Newcastle upon Tyne\, New castle Upon Tyne NE1 4PG\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Newcastle Marxists: SYRIZA\, Greece\, and the Euro Crisis TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151006T170000Z DTEND:20151006T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:2f48q38g8h3lknuhf638qoj4e8@google.com CREATED:20151006T115127Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/970956429594028/\n\nFulton 103\ n\nTo celebrate Black History Month and to commemorate the hundredth annive rsary of the assassination of Malcolm X\, Sussex Marxists look at the histo ry of the black struggle in the USA.\n\n LAST-MODIFIED:20151006T115127Z LOCATION:Fulton Building\,\, University of Sussex\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sussex Marxists: Malcolm X and Black Nationalism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151007T180000Z DTEND:20151007T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:b89t0tbjcisbco7t3slq3iulso@google.com CREATED:20151002T095853Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/165792317096988/\n\nSOAS\, Univ ersity of London - [B111 - Brunei Gallery - TBC]\n\nEveryone knows the name but so few know what it really is. Marxism is\, in reality\, a living theo ry\, a methodology for scientifically analysing society and discovering its laws of motion. Fundamentally\, it is a guide to action - not just to unde rstand society\, but to change it! \n\nIn this era of capitalist crisis and growing class divisions\, in an epoch where capitalism's existence threate ns to destroy our planet\, and left wing parties and politicians (such as C orbyn and Syriza in Greece) are winning elections across Europe and the glo be\, Marxist theory has never been more relevant. \n\nJoin us in the bar af terwards to continue the discussion.\n\n LAST-MODIFIED:20151002T095853Z LOCATION:Brunei Gallery SOAS\, SOAS\, University of London\, Thornhaugh St\ , Russell Square\, London WC1H 0XG\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:SOAS Marxists: What is Marxism? Was Marx right? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151004T153000Z DTEND:20151004T173000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:td53vfokrr3ntsr5150jirqpl4@google.com CREATED:20151002T095344Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/420646798126669/\n\nUCL Union\, Conference room\, 2nd floor Bloomsbury building\n\nJeremy Corbyn’s victory represents a political earthquake of monumental proportions. What does it mean for the Labour Party and for the future of the workers’ movement in th e UK?\n\nThe topic will be introduced by a guest speaker - comrade Ben Peck from the International Marxist Tendency (IMT). After his introduction we w ill open the discussion to our guests\, and anyone will be welcome to ask a question or contribute to the discussion and share their thoughts. All wel come! LAST-MODIFIED:20151002T095344Z LOCATION:UCLU\, 25 Gordon St\, Kings Cross\, London WC1H 0AY\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UCLU Marxists: Defend Corbyn! Fight for Socialism! TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151001T180000Z DTEND:20151001T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:e0s3nn4g3u20mnc1tev6pij9k0@google.com CREATED:20150928T110734Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1630539147234649/\n\nFor many\, it is clear what we are fighting against: corruption\, wars\, crisis and a usterity\, growing inequality\, etc\; but it can be harder to articulate or even picture exactly what we are fighting for. In concrete terms\, how mig ht a new society work? in what way would our individual lives be affected? What will socialism look like?\n\nJoin us for a discussion on Thursday intr oduced by Ben Glinecki\, member of the Socialist Appeal and the Internation al Marxist Tendency\, followed by the pub.\n\nJoin us on our FB group Soton Marxists! LAST-MODIFIED:20150928T110734Z LOCATION:Nuffield Theatre\, University Rd\, Southampton\, Hampshire SO17 1T R\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Southampton Marxists: What would socialism look like? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151001T170000Z DTEND:20151001T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:ti4pcf36gdbv5ojs6lo7of8mus@google.com CREATED:20150928T110548Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/707985869331822/\n\nSheffield S tudents' Union\, View Room 4\n\nFor many\, it is clear what we are fighting against: corruption\, crisis and austerity\; but it can be harder to artic ulate or even picture exactly what we are fighting for. In concrete terms\, how might a new society work? In what way would our individual lives be af fected? What will socialism look like?\n\nJoin the Sheffield Marxist Societ y for our second meeting of the academic year to discuss these question\, t he motion for the 'Defend Corbyn\, Fight for Socialism' (which has been ema iled to members)\, and the upcoming demonstration in Manchester. \n\nSpeake r: Daniel Morley\, member of Socialist Appeal and regular contributor to ma rxist.com. LAST-MODIFIED:20150928T110548Z LOCATION:Sheffield Students' Union\, Western Bank\, Sheffield S10 2TG\, Uni ted Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxists: What will socialism look like? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150930T180000Z DTEND:20150930T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:7bm76b050i8tqae688hvd3k3ss@google.com CREATED:20150926T123352Z DESCRIPTION:Marino Room\, Fulton House\n\nhttps://www.facebook.com/events/1 703900446507395/\n\nFor the first meeting of the new academic year\, the Ma rxist Society is lauching the campaign\, started by the Marxist Student Fed eration\, Defend Corbyn Fight for Socialism! \nJeremy Corbyn has won with a very significant majority Labour leadership election\, by giving voice to the left wing of the Labour Party. His victory has taken by surprise the bu reaucracy of the party represented by the Blarites and right wing. \n\nAdam Booth\, editor of socialist.net is going to give an analysis of Corbyn's v ictory and of the tasks ahead to make sure he can carry on with his program me. \n\nJoin us for this exciting event and to hear about the future of the campaign\, and how you can get involved in fighting for socialism.\n\nIf y ou need help finding the Marino\, please do not hesitate to contact me on h ere. I will also be outside Fulton House from 6:45pm until 7pm\, so we can head up to the room together.\n\nWe're looking forward to seeing you for an other successful year!\n\nSwansea Marxists\n\n LAST-MODIFIED:20150928T110429Z LOCATION:Swansea University\, Singleton Park\, Swansea\, Wales SA2 8PP\, Un ited Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Swansea Marxists: Defend Corbyn! Fight for Socialism! TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150930T170000Z DTEND:20150930T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:2ol8t94b8pnq73anbfu7r2jevk@google.com CREATED:20150928T110404Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/102848006737464/\n\nCapitalism is in a period of deep malaise on a world scale. As Marx foresaw\, the once progressive pursuit of profit now holds society back. The economy stumbles from one disaster to another\, bringing war and revolution in its wake.\n\ nThe world economy is on the verge of another slump\, with China now joinin g the global crisis of capitalism\; the crisis in Europe continues\, with G reece in political turmoil and an unprecedented number of refugees coming t o Europe in the hope of escaping war and poverty\; and Britain itself has n ot been immune from the same processes and has seen a series of political e arthquakes over the past year\, with the rise of the SNP in Scotland and th e inspiring victory of Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party in the r ecent period.\n\nMore and more people are tuning to ideas outside of 'mains tream' capitalist thinking to try and understand the crisis we find ourselv es in and find a solution to it. Manchester Marxists will be discussing 'wh at is Marxism?' and the relevance it holds in solving the problems we face today.\n\nEveryone is welcome\, even if you're not sure what Marxism is or don't consider yourself a Marxist. Come a long and find out more. LAST-MODIFIED:20150928T110404Z LOCATION:Students' Union Oxford Road\, Manchester\, Manchester M13\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Manchester Marxists: What is Marxism? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150928T180000Z DTEND:20150928T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:mnd6cq2fb6pgq320vpqqie40i8@google.com CREATED:20150928T110220Z DESCRIPTION:CWNsr9 in Cornwallis North West Building\n\nhttps://www.faceboo k.com/events/439391829595514/\n\nFor many\, it is clear what we are fightin g against: corruption\, crisis and austerity\; but it can be harder to arti culate or even picture exactly what we are fighting for. In concrete terms\ , how might a new society work? In what way would our individual lives be a ffected? What will socialism look like?\n\nPlease join us for this great di scussion!\n\n LAST-MODIFIED:20150928T110220Z LOCATION:Cornwallis North-West\, Canterbury\, Kent CT2 7NF\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Kent Marxists: What would socialism look like? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150929T180000Z DTEND:20150929T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:03ieh64i2qa88nao2f3tcj08v4@google.com CREATED:20150926T131315Z DESCRIPTION:Boyd Orr Building\, Room 507\, Glasgow University\n\nhttps://ww w.facebook.com/events/1668580063360754/\n\nWhilst a lot of the news this ye ar has been about movements\nelsewhere\, much has happened in Britain too. In September\n2014 we had the Scottish independence referendum followed\nby the result nobody predicted at the general election in May. The summer has been set alight by the movement around Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour leadership b id. We will discuss the past year of British politics and where we’re going now. LAST-MODIFIED:20150926T131315Z LOCATION:Boyd Orr Building\, Glasgow\, Glasgow City G12 8QR\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: Where is Britain going? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151001T173000Z DTEND:20151001T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:71u54jo8a9mufdcdt77snqpr70@google.com CREATED:20150926T123221Z DESCRIPTION:Norfolk building\, room N342\n\n LAST-MODIFIED:20150926T123221Z LOCATION:King's College London\, Strand\, London WC2R 2LS\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:KCL Marxists: What is Marxism? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150924T183000Z DTEND:20150924T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:36madlckfbk412u0b8i9lmujek@google.com CREATED:20150923T145552Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/874094849293877/\n\nRoom 1\, Le eds University Union\n\nThe election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labo ur Party represents a political shift almost unprecedented in recent decade s. Seething anger against austerity and the establishment carrying it out h as come to the surface and broken the mould of business-as-usual. The alarm within the ruling class is palpable as smears against Corbyn appear daily in the Tory press. Join the Marxist Society's guest speaker Rob Sewell\, ed itor of Socialist Appeal\, to discuss these developments\, how to defend Co rbyn's victory\, and why we now need a bold socialist programme as the only alternative to Tory austerity.\n\nWe can meet people outside the Union at 20 past 7 if you are unsure of how to get to Room 1. Alternatively contact Owen at 07470321382. LAST-MODIFIED:20150923T145553Z LOCATION:Leeds University Union\, 2 Lifton Pl\, Leeds\, West Yorkshire LS2 9JS\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Leeds Marxists: Defend Corbyn! Fight for Socialism! TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150930T170000Z DTEND:20150930T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:q7koliupmhdf14i3v9snc6jiro@google.com CREATED:20150923T085933Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/698360776964885/\n\nThis meetin g is hosted by Newcastle Marxist Society.\n\nCapitalism is in a period of d eep malaise on a world scale. As Marx foresaw\, the once progressive pursui t of profit now holds society back. The economy stumbles from one disaster to another\, bringing war and revolution in its wake.\n\nThe world economy is on the verge of another slump\, with China now joining the global crisis of capitalism\; the crisis in Europe continues\, with Greece in political turmoil and an unprecedented number of refugees coming to Europe in the hop e of escaping war and poverty\; and Britain itself has not been immune from the same processes and has seen a series of political earthquakes over the past year\, with the rise of the SNP in Scotland and the inspiring victory of Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party in the recent period.\n\nIn such turbulent times the ideas of Karl Marx have been revived with many lo oking for answers to the current world crisis. This discussion will give an introduction to the ideas of Marxism and their relevance in a society more divided than ever before.\n\nIn our first meeting of the academic year Dan iel Morley\, of the editorial board of Socialist Appeal (www.socialist.net) \, will introduce a discussion on the subject and the urgent necessity of a radical break with capitalism.\n\nEveryone is welcome to come along so get yourselves down\, share the event and feel free to invite anyone who you f eel may like to get involved LAST-MODIFIED:20150923T145358Z LOCATION:Bar Loco Newcastle\, 22 Leazes Park Rd\, Newcastle upon Tyne\, New castle Upon Tyne NE1 4PG\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Newcastle Marxists: Marxism - What is it and Why is it relevant? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150930T173000Z DTEND:20150930T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:qn6n2tcif7ak75dnl02qieq768@google.com CREATED:20150923T145338Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/714455772018020/\n\nSOAS\, Univ ersity of London - Room 467\n\nJezWeDid! Now the hard part begins...\n\nDur ing our first society meeting of the 2015/6 semester (which will be held on Wednesday 29th at 6:30 in room 467 of the Main Building)\, we will announc e our first major campaign\, 'Defend Corbyn\, Fight for Socialism!'\n\nIn t he midst of the deepest crisis capitalism has ever experienced\, a crisis t hat young people and workers are being made to pay for\, Jeremy Corbyn's st unning victory in the Labour Party leadership contest has been a beacon of hope for hundreds of thousands of people. Corbyn promises a fight against a usterity\, a battle with the establishment and a real future for millions o f young people. The success of his campaign has proven in practice the supp ort that exists for radical socialist ideas.\n\nThe SOAS Marxist society wi ll be joining schools\, colleges and universities up and down the country v ia the Marxist Student Federation to discuss how to turn the Corbyn phenome non into a successful socialist movement. We will be campaigning to defend Corbyn\, his supporters and his ideas against attacks by the Tories\, the c apitalist press and the right wing of the Labour Party.\n\nAbove all\, if w e are to organise a serious movement against austerity we need a clear poli tical programme. We at the SOAS Marxist society believe that austerity is p art of the logic of capitalism. If we want to end austerity we must break w ith this broken system and fight for socialism. We will be campaigning to c onvince students and workers of these ideas and we appeal to everyone who w ants to defend Corbyn and fight for socialism to join us.\n\nAll are welcom e! Whether you were one of Corbyn's many supporters\, or are simply interes ted in the future of the Labour Party\, your participation and intervention s are welcome.\n\nTo be followed by drinks in the bar. LAST-MODIFIED:20150923T145338Z LOCATION:SOAS Students' Union\, 10 Thornhaugh Street\, Russell Square\, Lon don WC1H 0XG\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:SOAS Marxists: Defend Corbyn! Fight for Socialism! TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151004T110000Z DTEND:20151004T160000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:m5mldo6i9dqjkdf23v6jvmmmsk@google.com CREATED:20150923T090328Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/690663137700714/\n\nFrom the fo urth to the seventh October the Conservative Party will be holding their an nual conference in Manchester. When they did this two years ago\, 50\,000 p eople went to the streets to show their disgust at the Conservative Party p resence in the city and their opposition to the programme of Austerity that the Conservatives have inflicted on the working class during their time in power.\n\nThis years demonstration\, part of a week of action called by th e People's Assembly\, is set to be even bigger than two years ago. With the Tories in their second term and attacks on the most vulnerable increasing it is crucial to organise and demonstrate our opposition to this.\n\nStuden ts were once again some of the first to be attacked by the new majority Con servative government. The scrapping of maintenance grants\, the scope for h igh performing institutions to hike tuition fees in line with inflation\, t he scrapping of housing benefit for 18-21 year old's are only some of the n ew policies the Conservative government are introducing that specifically a ttack young people.\n\nThe Marxist Student Federation will be showing our o pposition to this by marching together on fourth of October through Manches ter city centre with the People's Assembly and varying other groups against austerity. We will be marching with a clear message: there is no way out o f austerity under capitalism\, attacks on the working class will just conti nue as capitalism continues to decline: We need socialism! LAST-MODIFIED:20150923T090328Z LOCATION:All Saints Park\, Manchester\, Manchester\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Marxist Student Federation @ Protest against the Tories TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151001T170000Z DTEND:20151001T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:imcod9ktjn0006cbh1kc2kbvcc@google.com CREATED:20150923T090102Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1501486106816475/\n\nFrancis Ba ncroft Building\, 1.02.6\n\nCorbyn's leadership campaign has expressed Brit ish society's general discontent regarding the austerity measures proposed by both Labour and Conservatives during the General Election.\n\nIn the fir st meeting hosted by the Queen Mary Marxist Society this term\, we discuss the movement behind Corbyn's outstanding victory and ask how Labour can fur ther mobilise the hundreds of thousands of people who feel unrepresented in mainstream politics.\n\nCome and join us at the Queen Mary\, University of London Mile End campus on October 1\, 6pm at Francis Bancroft 1.02.6!\n LAST-MODIFIED:20150923T090102Z LOCATION:Queen Mary University of London\, Mile End Rd\, London E1 4NS\, Un ited Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:QMUL Marxists: Defend Corbyn! Fight for Socialism! TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150924T173000Z DTEND:20150924T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:vj4t9rh5s0fm59k5k6jkfnjk94@google.com CREATED:20150923T085757Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1631602660450655/\n\nFranklin-W ilkins Building FWB 5.132\n\nJezWeDid! Now the hard part begins...\n\nDurin g our inaugural society meeting of the 2015/6 semester (which will be held on Thursday 24th at 6:30 in room 5.132 of the Franklin-Wilkins Building on Waterloo Campus)\, we will announce our first major campaign\, 'Defend Corb yn\, Fight for Socialism!'\n\nIn the midst of the deepest crisis capitalism has ever experienced\, a crisis that young people and workers are being ma de to pay for\, Jeremy Corbyn's stunning victory in the Labour Party leader ship contest has been a beacon of hope for hundreds of thousands of people. Corbyn promises a fight against austerity\, a battle with the establishmen t and a real future for millions of young people. The success of his campai gn has proven in practice the support that exists for radical socialist ide as.\n\nThe King's College London Marxist society will be joining schools\, colleges and universities up and down the country via the Marxist Student F ederation to discuss how to turn the Corbyn phenomenon into a successful so cialist movement. We will be campaigning to defend Corbyn\, his supporters and his ideas against attacks by the Tories\, the capitalist press and the right wing of the Labour Party.\n\nAbove all\, if we are to organise a seri ous movement against austerity we need a clear political programme. We at t he King's Marxist society believe that austerity is part of the logic of ca pitalism. If we want to end austerity we must break with this broken system and fight for socialism. We will be campaigning to convince students and w orkers of these ideas and we appeal to everyone who wants to defend Corbyn and fight for socialism to join us.\n\nAll are welcome! Whether you were on e of Corbyn's many supporters\, or are simply interested in the future of t he Labour Party\, your participation and interventions are welcome.\n\nCock tails in Dr.Ink's (or pints in the Thirsty Bear\, depending on the mood of the room) will follow! LAST-MODIFIED:20150923T085757Z LOCATION:Franklin-Wilkins Building\, Lambeth\, London SE1\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:KCL Marxists: Defend Corbyn! Fight for Socialism! TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150924T170000Z DTEND:20150924T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:dg2qoobctc1uqr6841naobob84@google.com CREATED:20150923T085514Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/426628920860632/\n\nUoS Student s' Union: View Room 4\n\nJezWeDid! Now the hard part begins...\n\nDuring ou r inaugural society meeting we will announce our first major campaign\, 'De fend Corbyn\, Fight for Socialism!'\n\nIn the midst of the deepest crisis c apitalism has ever experienced\, a crisis that young people and workers are being made to pay for\, Jeremy Corbyn's stunning victory in the Labour Par ty leadership contest has been a beacon of hope for hundreds of thousands o f people. Corbyn promises a fight against austerity\, a battle with the est ablishment and a real future for millions of young people. The success of h is campaign has proven in practice the support that exists for radical soci alist ideas.\n\nThe Sheffield Marxist society will be joining schools\, col leges and universities up and down the country via the Marxist Student Fede ration to discuss how to turn the Corbyn phenomenon into a successful socia list movement. We will be campaigning to defend Corbyn\, his supporters and his ideas against attacks by the Tories\, the capitalist press and the rig ht wing of the Labour Party.\n\nAbove all\, if we are to organise a serious movement against austerity we need a clear political programme. We at the Sheffield Marxist society believe that austerity is part of the logic of ca pitalism. If we want to end austerity we must break with this broken system and fight for socialism. We will be campaigning to convince students and w orkers of these ideas and we appeal to everyone who wants to defend Corbyn and fight for socialism to join us.\n\nAll are welcome! Whether you were on e of Corbyn's many supporters\, or are simply interested in the future of t he Labour Party\, your participation and interventions are welcome.\n\nSpea ker: Ben Gliniecki\, member of the IMT and MSF national steering committee member.\n LAST-MODIFIED:20150923T085558Z LOCATION:Sheffield Students' Union\, Western Bank\, Sheffield S10 2TG\, Uni ted Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxists: Defend Corbyn! Fight for Socialism! TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150923T170000Z DTEND:20150923T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:1mm8g90bsfgopu04vg4bthl41g@google.com CREATED:20150923T085126Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/740073326124671/\n\nManchester Universities Catholic Chaplaincy\, Common Room\n\nManchester Marxists are b ack after the summer break with our first meeting of the term.\n\nThe elect ion of Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party represents a political s hift almost unprecedented in recent decades. Seething anger against austeri ty and the establishment carrying it out has come to the surface and broken the mould of business-as-usual. The alarm within the ruling class is palpa ble as smears against Corbyn appear daily in the Tory press. Join the Marxi st Society's guest speaker Rob Sewell\, editor of Socialist Appeal\, to dis cuss these developments\, how to defend Corbyn's victory\, and why we now n eed a bold socialist programme as the only alternative to Tory austerity. LAST-MODIFIED:20150923T085328Z LOCATION:Manchester Universities' Catholic Chaplaincy\, Avila House\, 335-3 37 Oxford Rd\, Manchester\, Lancashire M13 9PG\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Manchester Marxists: Defend Corbyn! Fight for Socialism! TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150923T180000Z DTEND:20150923T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:fvhu3cn5dg05hkf2of2i4i0rug@google.com CREATED:20150923T085300Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/998154383539656/\n\nNuffield Th eatre Build 06 room 1081\n\nFor the first meeting of the semester\, the Mar xist Society is lauching the campaign\, started by the Marxist Student Fede ration\, Defend Corbyn Fight for Socialism!\n\nJeremy Corbyn has won with a very significant majority Labour leadership election\, by giving voice to the left wing of the Labour Party. His victory has taken by surprise the bu reaucracy of the party represented by the Blarites and right wing.\n\nBen P eck from the editorial board of the Socialist Appeal is going to give an an alysis of Corbyn victory and of the tasks ahead to make sure he can carry o n with his programme. \nJoin us for this exciting event and to know how you can get involved with the society and the campaign!!!\n\nLooking forward t o see you all again\,\n\nSoton Marxists LAST-MODIFIED:20150923T085300Z LOCATION:Nuffield Theatre\, University Rd\, Southampton\, Hampshire SO17 1T R\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Southampton Marxists: Defend Corbyn! Fight for Socialism! TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Europe/London:20130313T190000 DTEND;TZID=Europe/London:20130313T210000 DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:ju512tlf08fp1eg2mpp9i4ed1g@google.com RECURRENCE-ID;TZID=Europe/London:20130313T190000 CREATED:20130109T142140Z DESCRIPTION:Venezueala after Chavez: which way forward for the Revolution?\ nwith guest speaker Alan Woods\n\nhttp://www.facebook.com/events/1341326500 92470/ LAST-MODIFIED:20150911T142952Z LOCATION:2nd Floor conference room\, Bloomsbury Theatre\, WC1H 0AH SEQUENCE:1 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UCLU Marxist Society TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Europe/London:20130227T190000 DTEND;TZID=Europe/London:20130227T210000 DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:ju512tlf08fp1eg2mpp9i4ed1g@google.com RECURRENCE-ID;TZID=Europe/London:20130227T190000 CREATED:20130109T142140Z DESCRIPTION:Alan Woods (Socialist Appeal\, IMT) speaking on Marxism and Art : http://www.facebook.com/events/487284014640528 LAST-MODIFIED:20150911T142952Z LOCATION:2nd Floor conference room\, Bloomsbury Theatre\, WC1H 0AH SEQUENCE:1 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UCLU Marxist Society TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Europe/London:20130109T190000 DTEND;TZID=Europe/London:20130109T210000 RRULE:FREQ=WEEKLY;UNTIL=20130313T190000Z;BYDAY=WE DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:ju512tlf08fp1eg2mpp9i4ed1g@google.com CREATED:20130109T142140Z DESCRIPTION: LAST-MODIFIED:20150911T142952Z LOCATION:2nd Floor conference room\, Bloomsbury Theatre\, WC1H 0AH SEQUENCE:1 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UCLU Marxist Society TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Europe/London:20130115T183000 DTEND;TZID=Europe/London:20130115T203000 DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:3j61609bef8eorudhmt4ilrabk@google.com RECURRENCE-ID;TZID=Europe/London:20130115T183000 CREATED:20130109T141912Z DESCRIPTION:Philosophy and Marxism\nhttp://www.facebook.com/events/48681627 1364311/ LAST-MODIFIED:20150911T142952Z LOCATION:Room T601\, London College of Communication\, SE1 6SB SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UAL Marxist Society TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Europe/London:20130115T183000 DTEND;TZID=Europe/London:20130115T203000 RRULE:FREQ=WEEKLY;UNTIL=20130312T183000Z;BYDAY=TU DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:3j61609bef8eorudhmt4ilrabk@google.com CREATED:20130109T141912Z DESCRIPTION: LAST-MODIFIED:20150911T142952Z LOCATION:Room T601\, London College of Communication\, SE1 6SB SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UAL Marxist Society TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Europe/London:20130123T180000 DTEND;TZID=Europe/London:20130123T200000 DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:4u6usmqk0nhemke7pe1f316qgg@google.com RECURRENCE-ID;TZID=Europe/London:20130123T180000 CREATED:20130115T110235Z DESCRIPTION:Marxism and the State\n\nRoom 112\, Fulton building\, Sussex Un iversity campus\n\nhttp://www.facebook.com/events/153689788114774/\n\n"We'r e beginning the new year and the new term with guest speaker Ben Peck intro ducing the Marxism and the State.\n\nHow has capitalism transformed the nat ure of the nation state?\nWhat does this mean for the bourgeoisie and for t he working class?" LAST-MODIFIED:20150911T142952Z LOCATION:Brighton\, BN1 9RH SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sussex Marxist Society TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Europe/London:20130123T180000 DTEND;TZID=Europe/London:20130123T200000 RRULE:FREQ=WEEKLY;UNTIL=20130320T180000Z;BYDAY=WE DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:4u6usmqk0nhemke7pe1f316qgg@google.com CREATED:20130115T110235Z DESCRIPTION:Room 112\, Fulton building\, Sussex University campus LAST-MODIFIED:20150911T142952Z LOCATION:Brighton\, BN1 9RH SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sussex Marxist Society TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Europe/London:20130327T180000 DTEND;TZID=Europe/London:20130327T200000 DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:g4ndr5ga7afqlqhq8tr1q7nrjk@google.com RECURRENCE-ID;TZID=Europe/London:20130327T190000 CREATED:20130114T122245Z DESCRIPTION:Film night LAST-MODIFIED:20150911T142952Z LOCATION:Room 464\, SOAS\, London\, WC1H 0XG SEQUENCE:1 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:SOAS Marxist Society TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Europe/London:20130320T180000 DTEND;TZID=Europe/London:20130320T200000 DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:g4ndr5ga7afqlqhq8tr1q7nrjk@google.com RECURRENCE-ID;TZID=Europe/London:20130320T190000 CREATED:20130114T122245Z DESCRIPTION:Marxism and Labour: exploitation\, alienation\, and commodifica tion LAST-MODIFIED:20150911T142952Z LOCATION:Room 464\, SOAS\, London\, WC1H 0XG SEQUENCE:1 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:SOAS Marxist Society TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Europe/London:20130313T180000 DTEND;TZID=Europe/London:20130313T200000 DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:g4ndr5ga7afqlqhq8tr1q7nrjk@google.com RECURRENCE-ID;TZID=Europe/London:20130313T190000 CREATED:20130114T122245Z DESCRIPTION:Rosa Luxemborg and the German Revolution LAST-MODIFIED:20150911T142952Z LOCATION:Room 464\, SOAS\, London\, WC1H 0XG SEQUENCE:1 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:SOAS Marxist Society TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Europe/London:20130306T180000 DTEND;TZID=Europe/London:20130306T200000 DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:g4ndr5ga7afqlqhq8tr1q7nrjk@google.com RECURRENCE-ID;TZID=Europe/London:20130306T190000 CREATED:20130114T122245Z DESCRIPTION:Europe and the Crisis of Capitalism LAST-MODIFIED:20150911T142952Z LOCATION:Room 464\, SOAS\, London\, WC1H 0XG SEQUENCE:1 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:SOAS Marxist Society TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Europe/London:20130227T180000 DTEND;TZID=Europe/London:20130227T200000 DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:g4ndr5ga7afqlqhq8tr1q7nrjk@google.com RECURRENCE-ID;TZID=Europe/London:20130227T190000 CREATED:20130114T122245Z DESCRIPTION:Film night LAST-MODIFIED:20150911T142952Z LOCATION:Room 464\, SOAS\, London\, WC1H 0XG SEQUENCE:1 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:SOAS Marxist Society TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Europe/London:20130220T180000 DTEND;TZID=Europe/London:20130220T200000 DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:g4ndr5ga7afqlqhq8tr1q7nrjk@google.com RECURRENCE-ID;TZID=Europe/London:20130220T190000 CREATED:20130114T122245Z DESCRIPTION:Marxism and Feminism LAST-MODIFIED:20150911T142952Z LOCATION:Room 464\, SOAS\, London\, WC1H 0XG SEQUENCE:1 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:SOAS Marxist Society TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Europe/London:20130213T180000 DTEND;TZID=Europe/London:20130213T200000 DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:g4ndr5ga7afqlqhq8tr1q7nrjk@google.com RECURRENCE-ID;TZID=Europe/London:20130213T190000 CREATED:20130114T122245Z DESCRIPTION:Venezuela and the Bolivarian Revolution LAST-MODIFIED:20150911T142952Z LOCATION:Room 464\, SOAS\, London\, WC1H 0XG SEQUENCE:1 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:SOAS Marxist Society TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Europe/London:20130206T180000 DTEND;TZID=Europe/London:20130206T200000 DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:g4ndr5ga7afqlqhq8tr1q7nrjk@google.com RECURRENCE-ID;TZID=Europe/London:20130206T190000 CREATED:20130114T122245Z DESCRIPTION:Building the revolutionary party LAST-MODIFIED:20150911T142952Z LOCATION:Room 464\, SOAS\, London\, WC1H 0XG SEQUENCE:1 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:SOAS Marxist Society TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Europe/London:20130130T190000 DTEND;TZID=Europe/London:20130130T210000 DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:g4ndr5ga7afqlqhq8tr1q7nrjk@google.com RECURRENCE-ID;TZID=Europe/London:20130130T190000 CREATED:20130114T122245Z DESCRIPTION:Film night LAST-MODIFIED:20150911T142952Z LOCATION:Room 445\, 4th Floor\, SOAS\, London\, WC1H 0XG SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:SOAS Marxist Society TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Europe/London:20130123T190000 DTEND;TZID=Europe/London:20130123T210000 DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:g4ndr5ga7afqlqhq8tr1q7nrjk@google.com RECURRENCE-ID;TZID=Europe/London:20130123T190000 CREATED:20130114T122245Z DESCRIPTION:China's long march to Capitalism LAST-MODIFIED:20150911T142952Z LOCATION:Room 445\, 4th Floor\, SOAS\, London\, WC1H 0XG SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:SOAS Marxist Society TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Europe/London:20130116T190000 DTEND;TZID=Europe/London:20130116T210000 DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:g4ndr5ga7afqlqhq8tr1q7nrjk@google.com RECURRENCE-ID;TZID=Europe/London:20130116T190000 CREATED:20130114T122245Z DESCRIPTION:What is Marxism today? LAST-MODIFIED:20150911T142952Z LOCATION:Room 445\, 4th Floor\, SOAS\, London\, WC1H 0XG SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:SOAS Marxist Society TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Europe/London:20130116T190000 DTEND;TZID=Europe/London:20130116T210000 RRULE:FREQ=WEEKLY;UNTIL=20130327T190000Z;BYDAY=WE DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:g4ndr5ga7afqlqhq8tr1q7nrjk@google.com CREATED:20130114T122245Z DESCRIPTION: LAST-MODIFIED:20150911T142952Z LOCATION:Room 445\, Main building\, 4th Floor\, SOAS\, WC1H 0XG SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:SOAS Marxist Society TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Europe/London:20130313T190000 DTEND;TZID=Europe/London:20130313T203000 DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:na43b41poobghpl36lvu57a6qs@google.com RECURRENCE-ID;TZID=Europe/London:20130313T190000 CREATED:20130109T143254Z DESCRIPTION:Women and Revolution\nBeverly Turner - Leeds Marxists LAST-MODIFIED:20150911T142952Z LOCATION:LT 11\, Floor H\, Hicks Building\, Sheffield SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxist Society TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Europe/London:20130306T190000 DTEND;TZID=Europe/London:20130306T203000 DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:na43b41poobghpl36lvu57a6qs@google.com RECURRENCE-ID;TZID=Europe/London:20130306T190000 CREATED:20130109T143254Z DESCRIPTION:Reading Group: \nThe Communist Manifesto \n\n LAST-MODIFIED:20150911T142952Z LOCATION:LT 11\, Floor H\, Hicks Building\, Sheffield SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxist Society TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Europe/London:20130227T190000 DTEND;TZID=Europe/London:20130227T203000 DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:na43b41poobghpl36lvu57a6qs@google.com RECURRENCE-ID;TZID=Europe/London:20130227T190000 CREATED:20130109T143254Z DESCRIPTION:The Paris Commune 1871\nScott Shaw - President Sheffield Marxis t Society LAST-MODIFIED:20150911T142952Z LOCATION:LT 11\, Floor H\, Hicks Building\, Sheffield SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxist Society TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Europe/London:20130220T190000 DTEND;TZID=Europe/London:20130220T203000 DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:na43b41poobghpl36lvu57a6qs@google.com RECURRENCE-ID;TZID=Europe/London:20130220T190000 CREATED:20130109T143254Z DESCRIPTION:Why Marx was right!\nwith Adam Booth - editor of www.socialist. net LAST-MODIFIED:20150911T142952Z LOCATION:LT 11\, Floor H\, Hicks Building\, Sheffield SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxist Society TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Europe/London:20130206T190000 DTEND;TZID=Europe/London:20130206T203000 RRULE:FREQ=WEEKLY;UNTIL=20130313T190000Z;BYDAY=WE EXDATE;TZID=Europe/London:20130213T190000 EXDATE;TZID=Europe/London:20130206T190000 DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:na43b41poobghpl36lvu57a6qs@google.com CREATED:20130109T143254Z DESCRIPTION: LAST-MODIFIED:20150911T142952Z LOCATION:LT 11\, Floor H\, Hicks Building\, Sheffield SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxist Society TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150401T180000Z DTEND:20150401T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:jos4pk991t8844t67mp9eko6qk@google.com CREATED:20150331T102447Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1068228236526332/\n\nThe far-ri ght and Islamophobic "PEGIDA" is coming to London on April 4th. Workers and youth must organise to counter this provocation. In order to organise\, we must understand what we are fighting.\n\nOn April 1st\, Hamid Alizadeh\, o f the www.marxist.com editorial board\, will speak on the rise of the natio nalist far-right in Europe\, and its relation to Imperialism\, Islamic Fund amentalism and the world crisis of capitalism.\n\nJoin us for this importan t discussion\, following which we will discuss helping to build for the cou nter-demo. LAST-MODIFIED:20150331T114902Z LOCATION:Sekforde Arms\, 34 Sekforde Street\, London EC1R 0HA\, United King dom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:London Marxists: Pegida\, Islamophobia\, and the Far Right TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150402T170000Z DTEND:20150402T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:5iu8qc22r1gei38t4pmfqgc6vg@google.com CREATED:20150331T102056Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1374419869553604/\n\nWith the g eneral election looming\, the state of left wing politics in Britain is dir e. The best Labour appears to be offering is a compassionate programme of T ory austerity. The Greens are enjoying increased success on the basis of So cialist policies\, but is any of it achievable? The QMUL Marxist Society pr ovides an analysis of British Parliamentary politics\, and the prospects of a socialist\npolitical programme.\n\nThursday 6pm\, Francis Bancroft room 1.01 LAST-MODIFIED:20150331T102056Z LOCATION:Queen Mary University of London\, Mile End Rd\, London E1 4NS\, Un ited Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:QMUL Marxists: Which way forward for the Left? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150326T190000Z DTEND:20150326T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:dm4g2umh4se5vpnun4ql46eq2s@google.com CREATED:20150326T150359Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/670353669753411/\n\nFor our fin al meeting of the term\, Alex Schulte (secretary-elect) and Liam Marchant w ill be talking about our perception of art\, giving a Marxist interpretatio n of how it relates to society and revolution. LAST-MODIFIED:20150326T150359Z LOCATION:The Robin Hood\, 56 Saint Michael's Hill\, Bristol\, City of Brist ol BS2 8DX\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Bristol Marxists: Marxism and Art TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150326T190000Z DTEND:20150326T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:t3od55qgej3t0li4p5gd8akiq0@google.com CREATED:20150324T111809Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/633030323465734/\n\nDarwin DS8 (In the Missing Link Building)\n\nIn May people will be heading to the Ball ot box to vote. Whilst their may be some nuances between the parties\, such as Labour's proposal to cut tuition fees\, or the Tories promises to conti nue Austerity. The choice will be between Parties all advocating the same t hing: Business as usual. \n\nIn this discussion we will be looking at the r ole of elections and the state in maintaining Capitalism\, and introducing the potential for a Communist Alternative. LAST-MODIFIED:20150324T111809Z LOCATION:The University of Kent\, Canterbury\, Kent CT2 7NZ\, United Kingdo m SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Kent Marxists: The State and the General Election TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150325T180000Z DTEND:20150325T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:ag94bqk1f6np3o663a6h39sbc8@google.com CREATED:20150324T111459Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1415833915388881/\n\nOn Decembe r 17\, 2014\, Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro announced that the Un ited States and Cuba would restore diplomatic ties\, but does this mean an improvement for Cuba\, or a change of tactic to achieve the same aim\; the full restoration of Capitalism? \n\nJorge Martin of the International Marxi st Tendency charts Cuba's development from the revolution up until today\, and what lies ahead for the country.\n\nWednesday 25th 6pm\, Room TBA LAST-MODIFIED:20150324T111459Z LOCATION:Queen Mary University of London\, Mile End Rd\, London E1 4NS\, Un ited Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:QMUL Marxists: Cuba - towards Socialism or Capitalism? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150324T180000Z DTEND:20150324T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:e5d0g5d4qdpkto7phsl1u9ln84@google.com CREATED:20150323T141339Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1393588000959426/\n\nFalmer Hou se Meeting Room 4\n\nThis week's Marxist Society discussion will be 'Americ an Imperialism: A Marxist Perspective' with speaker Nat Arkwright\, Marxist Society President.\n\nFor nearly a century\, the USA has been the dominant political and economic power in the world. Beginning with its aggressive e xpansionism to the south and west\, through its role in the two World Wars\ , communist ‘containment’\, coups in Latin America and up to today’s attack s on the Middle East\, how has American imperialism developed within the hi story of capitalism? How should imperialism under capitalism be understood compared to ancient imperialism? What is the Marxist perspective on these e vents?\n\nAll welcome!\n\n LAST-MODIFIED:20150323T141505Z LOCATION:University of Sussex\, Brighton BN1 9RH\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:1 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sussex Marxists: US Imperialism - a Marxist perspective TRANSP:TRANSPARENT END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150324T190000Z DTEND:20150324T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:jk1ut1r9296r36pnujfcmekvb4@google.com CREATED:20150320T105143Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/716443588476681/\n\nMarino Room \, Fulton House\, Swansea Uni campus\n\nRobin Brunsdon & Chris Whitty will be delivering the final talk of our second term\, leading off on the subjec t of the State. In their talks they will be covering state security and ema ncipation\, and state control over citizens. LAST-MODIFIED:20150320T105143Z LOCATION:Fulton House\, Swansea University\, Sketty\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Swansea Marxists: Marxism and the State TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150324T190000Z DTEND:20150324T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:au8s44k469eq8bt1o1k3us46tk@google.com CREATED:20150320T105024Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/411919275648959/\n\nUniversity of Glasgow\, Adam Smith Building\, Room 718\n\nThis week we'll explore what we imagine a socialist society should look like\, based on what needs to b e done to abolish capitalism\, what we have learned from past example and w hat can be rationally planned.\n LAST-MODIFIED:20150320T105024Z LOCATION:University of Glasgow\, Glasgow G12 8QQ\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: What would socialism look like? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150319T180000Z DTEND:20150319T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:a9phiph9pfsilt8iit269tf7dc@google.com CREATED:20150318T125733Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/798912626862134/\n\nThe QMUL Ma rxist Society will be having a meeting/discussion group on Lenin's State an d Revolution.\n\nThursday 6pm\, Francis Bancroft Room 1.02.6 LAST-MODIFIED:20150318T125733Z LOCATION:QMUL SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:QMUL Marxists: The State and Revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150319T180000Z DTEND:20150319T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:rq64qu8husgup5fd9ot120bvvo@google.com CREATED:20150318T125621Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1422703388026117/\n\nUCL Bentha m B10 seminar room 3\n\nIn December 1944\, British snipers\, the police and fascists opened fire on a demonstration of communist sympathizers in Athen s' Syntagma Square. The British imperialists were trying to derail and crus h the massive revolutionary movement that had defeated the Nazis. Thus bega n the Battle of Athens\, one of the most dramatic episodes of the Greek rev olution and civil war. 70 years later Greece finds the workers and the boss es lining up on opposite sides once again. It's time to reflect on the even ts of the 1940s and draw the lessons for today\n\nNina Christou from the Co mmunist Tendency of Syriza will be leading the discussion on the topic!!\n\ n LAST-MODIFIED:20150318T125621Z LOCATION:University College London\, Gower Street\, London WC1E 6BT\, Unite d Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UCLU Marxists: The Battle of Athens\, 1944 TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150318T190000Z DTEND:20150318T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:hn6fpbsdcapb21k8ajg3o7qa00@google.com CREATED:20150318T123008Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/759599484137438/\n\nNuffield Th eatre\, Room 1077\n\nFrom Spain to Greece\, new parties of the left are ris ing against the backdrop of deep austerity. The Spanish Podemos ("Yes We Ca n") party was formed just 11 months ago but it is already leading the polls . In Greece\, the coalition of the "radical" left\, SYRIZA was elected two months ago.\n\nThese movements arise as result of a mass discontent and ant i-austerity sentiment. \n\nDo these parties present a feasible alternative? What is the perspective of International Marxists on these political movem ents?\n\nJoin us for a discussion introduced by Jorge Martin\, member of Po demos and the International Marxist Tendency (IMT)\, whose sections are cur rently working within SYRIZA (Communist Tendency of SYRIZA) and PODEMOS (Lu cha de Classes: Podemos por el Socialismo"). LAST-MODIFIED:20150318T123008Z LOCATION:Nuffield Theatre\, University Road\, Southampton\, Hampshire SO17 1TR\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Soton Marxists: SYRIZA and PODEMOS - a new direction for Europe? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150317T173000Z DTEND:20150317T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:hf8vq2o8dc281or7bik5mn0olc@google.com CREATED:20150316T130342Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/455074677982992/\n\nIt seems wi th the rise of UKIP and all the media attention which has been focused on t his that there is little left opposition to the Conservatives at this elect ion. However\, we can see a rise in support of the Green Party as well as p ledges by Labour to scrap the bedroom tax show alternative policies to the Tories.\n\nThis week we discuss is there a real left alternative at this el ection and as Marxists how we understand the role of Labour and the Greens in this upcoming election. LAST-MODIFIED:20150316T130342Z LOCATION:University of Manchester Students' Union\, Oxford Road\, Mancheste r M13 9PR\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Manchester Marxists: Which way forward for the Left? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150318T190000Z DTEND:20150318T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:764ilt9ohqsf5bveqaqc7041sg@google.com CREATED:20150316T114402Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/369482446577273/\n\nMarino Room \, Fulton House LAST-MODIFIED:20150316T114402Z LOCATION:Fulton House\, Swansea University\, Sketty\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Swansea Marxists: Marxism and Pop Culture TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150317T180000Z DTEND:20150317T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:25ebldi6m4v1gsrq35khgiills@google.com CREATED:20150316T113937Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1629883567241335/\n\nFalmer Hou se Meeting Room 4\n\nAt this week's Marxist Society meeting\, we'll be disc ussing the topic of Marxism and Science.\n\nThe growth of scientific and te chnological innovation has been a driving force behind the development of h uman society and the forces of production. In this discussion we examine ho w the crisis of capitalism has impacted the field\, and how Marxist ideas c an lend an insight into the potential and the problems of modern science.\n \nAll welcome! LAST-MODIFIED:20150316T113937Z LOCATION:University of Sussex\, Brighton BN1 9RH\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sussex Marxists: Marxism and Science TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150317T183000Z DTEND:20150317T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:41vp0la0008f9eoa8mhd753sic@google.com CREATED:20150316T113824Z DESCRIPTION:CLM 7.03 (Clement House\, Floor 7)\, LSE\n\nhttps://www.faceboo k.com/events/863863730338636/\n\nWith only months to go until the 2015 Gene ral Election\, will be discussing left alternatives to the Tory-Lib Dem coa lition government. \n\nWhat policies should be put forward in order to genu inely fight the cuts\, and how can we build an alternative to austerity?\n\ nA cross-party discussion with:\n\n- Ollie Hill\, London Young Labour Execu tive Committee\n- Josiah Mortimer\, former Press Officer for Young Greens ( TBC)\n- Adam Booth\, Marxist Student Federation\, editorial board of Social ist Appeal\n\nEach will be speaking for 10-15 minutes\, after which the dis cussion will be opened up to the audience.\n\nAll welcome! LAST-MODIFIED:20150316T113824Z LOCATION:London School of Economics and Political Science\, Houghton Street \, London WC2A 2AE\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:LSE Marxists: Which way forward for the Left? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150317T190000Z DTEND:20150317T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:4ooqt9opoipv2ssr6om1aie4pg@google.com CREATED:20150313T121646Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1562304837359720/\n\nUniversity of Glasgow\, Adam Smith Building\, Room 718\n\nStalin was the commanding f igure in the Soviet Union from the late 1920s up until his death in 1953. T his was a period of intense transformation in the USSR\, economically and p olitically. What do Marxists think of Stalin and his legacy? What is 'Stali nism' and how does it differ from Marxism? What lessons have we learned fro m his unfortunate leadership? LAST-MODIFIED:20150313T121646Z LOCATION:University of Glasgow\, Glasgow G12 8QQ\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: Marxism vs Stalinism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150314T160000Z DTEND:20150314T180000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:46st38iri8t85k52ur7vo4sgek@google.com CREATED:20150313T121520Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/459690290849914/\n\nSYRIZA's el ection victory in January was a momentous event for not only the Greek peop le\, but also the European and international working class. However\, thing s have not gone smoothly since the leadership entered coalition with the bo urgeois Independent Greeks. \n\nWith Podemos set for success in the Spanish elections\, later this year\, the question arises: what next for the Europ ean left? We are very lucky to have Nina Christou\, a member of the Communi st Tendency of SYRIZA and the UCLU Marxist Society\, to speak to us on this very question. \n\nAt the pub\, as always\, so we'll be sticking around fo r a few drinks afterwards. LAST-MODIFIED:20150313T121520Z LOCATION:The Robin Hood\, 56 Saint Michael's Hill\, Bristol\, City of Brist ol BS2 8DX\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Bristol Marxists: Where next for the European Left? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150312T190000Z DTEND:20150312T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:3obm8q596km7l2f8e4740o9gc0@google.com CREATED:20150311T173056Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/990737574270481/\n\nEustice Bui lding (B5)\, Room 2017\n\nThe miners' strike of 1984/85 against the closure of the pits was one of the longest and most intense strikes in the history of the British labour movement.\n\n30 years later we celebrate and reflect on the importance of this movement. In particular the role of workers' uni on in changing society.\n\nJoin us for the discussion introduced by Beatric e Papapietro\, member of the International Marxist Tendency (IMT).\n\nAnd o f course the pub will follow... :) LAST-MODIFIED:20150311T173056Z LOCATION:University of Southampton Highfield Campus\, University Rd\, South ampton SO17 1BJ\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Soton Marxists: 30 years since the Great Miners' Strike TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150312T180000Z DTEND:20150312T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:t7sb7bhvnj3uf5jnljr2r47ths@google.com CREATED:20150311T172852Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1558535434395229/\n\nSheffield Students Union\, ViewRoom 5\n\nThe scandal of workers being blacklisted for reasons such as raising health and safety concerns or being part of a trad e union was uncovered several years ago. Mainly affecting construction work ers but with victims across many sectors\, the effect of being blacklisted had a huge impact on those affected. The firms involved have offered a smal l amount of compensation to victims but this is of course no where near eno ugh. \n\nJoin us for this discussion\, led by Scott Hawkins\, member of the Sheffield Marxist Society and supporter of Socialist Appeal. LAST-MODIFIED:20150311T172852Z LOCATION:Sheffield Students' Union\, Western Bank\, Sheffield S10 2TG\, Uni ted Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxists: The Scandal of Blacklisting TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150312T180000Z DTEND:20150312T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:8lcuhtijfq0di6rffu4ck0rffo@google.com CREATED:20150311T172741Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/790079087740931/\n\nBentham B10 \, seminar room 1\n\nIn Russia the old Stalinist bureaucracy has transforme d itself into the new capitalist class. The same has happened in China\, bu t with the so-called "Chinese Communist Party" still in control. This has c reated new contradictions\, capitalism has developed the productive forces but also the most powerful working class in history. The Chinese economy is slowing\, growth has fallen to 7%. Will this prepare the ground for class struggle and revolution?\n\nDan Morley author of "Xi Jinping and the future of China" and member of the International Marxist Tendency will lead the d iscussion on the situation in China LAST-MODIFIED:20150311T172741Z LOCATION:University College London\, Gower Street\, London WC1E 6BT\, Unite d Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UCLU Marxists: China's Long March to Capitalism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150312T180000Z DTEND:20150312T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:iia4jqhg4n4ekl699uqclpo65k@google.com CREATED:20150311T172648Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/386758314818380/\n\nJulian Shar pe of the International Marxist Tendency will be speaking on the French Rev olution of 1789\, one of the most important and influential events of human history. \n\n6pm Thursday 12th March\, FB. Room 1.01.1 LAST-MODIFIED:20150311T172648Z LOCATION:Queen Mary University of London\, Mile End Rd\, London E1 4NS\, Un ited Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:QMUL Marxists: The French Revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150311T190000Z DTEND:20150311T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:mbcvqqpgrrrfrl6bvpa85l31pk@google.com CREATED:20150309T142856Z DESCRIPTION:SOAS Main Building\, Room 459\n\nhttps://www.facebook.com/event s/1405177999792008/\n\nBen Gliniecki of the International Marxist Tendency will provide a Marxist critique of the economic theories of neoliberalism\, followed by an informal Q and A. \n\nJoin us to discuss these ideas on Wed nesday 11th March at 7pm in room 459\n\nDrinks in the JCR after :)\n LAST-MODIFIED:20150309T142856Z LOCATION:SOAS\, University of London\, London WC1H 0XG\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:SOAS Marxists: Neoliberalism and Globalisation TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150310T190000Z DTEND:20150310T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:1lqqs606hp6fesvb4p6o6s6v60@google.com CREATED:20150309T125106Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1030418273652965/\n\nSTC.421 (S t. Clement's\, Floor 4)\, LSE\n\nWith the horrific acts committed recently in Paris and Copenhagen\, the idea of freedom of speech has been a hot topi c for debate. The murders of Charlie Hebdo editors in January led to the wo rldwide 'Je suis Charlie' movement and a rally for national unity in Paris attended by dozens of world leaders.\n\nBut what exactly does freedom of sp eech mean for us? Can we be free to express ourselves in a world where a ti ny\, super-rich elite owns most of the means of expression?\n\nJoin us for a discussion on the true meaning of freedom of expression tomorrow\, led of f by Daniel Morley\, a member of the editorial board of Socialist Appeal ne wspaper.\n\nAs usual\, followed by further discussion in the Lyceum Tavern! LAST-MODIFIED:20150309T125106Z LOCATION:London School of Economics and Political Science\, Houghton Street \, London WC2A 2AE\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:LSE SU Marxist: The Myth of Freedom of Speech TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150310T193000Z DTEND:20150310T213000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:ev5kfqh8eb1ocbhl420aqhe1mg@google.com CREATED:20150309T124951Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/862921413730293/\n\nUniversity of Manchester Student Union\, Room 4\n\n7 years on from the crash it seems economic thinking hasn’t progressed. While some have begun to discuss alter natives\, mainstream economic analysis remains unaltered. \nMsnchester Marx ists\, with the Post-Crash Economics Society Manchester discuss alternative s in Economic teaching and thought.\n\n LAST-MODIFIED:20150309T124951Z LOCATION:University of Manchester Students' Union\, Oxford Road\, Mancheste r M13 9PR\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Manchester Marxists: Post-Crash Economics TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150310T190000Z DTEND:20150310T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:uiavcckmdhv088pvansompba50@google.com CREATED:20150306T163916Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/795761613850552/\n\nMunby Room\ , King's College\n\nPrivate sector = growth and innovation. Public sector = bureaucracy and inefficiency. Does this "common knowledge" really capture the reality? From the internet to the space shuttle\, from search algorithm s to pharmaceutical\, the state has played a major role in pushing technolo gy forwards. Just how does innovation work and what is its role in capitali sm?\nSpeaker: Kevin Chang Cambridge Marxist Society LAST-MODIFIED:20150306T163916Z LOCATION:King's College\, King's Parade\, Cambridge CB2 1ST\, United Kingdo m SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Cambridge Marxists: Technology\, Innovation\, and Capitalism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150311T190000Z DTEND:20150311T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:6ej5brusj77ocqkoa4l5dv3c48@google.com CREATED:20150306T163810Z DESCRIPTION:Marino Room\, Fulton House\n\nhttps://www.facebook.com/events/1 581130275463063/\n\nJames from Bristol will be making the journey with a sm all contingent to talk to us about imperialism\, its link with capitalism\, and its impact on the world. \n\nImperialism is a highly debated\, and con troversial\, subject across many disciplines\, including history\, politics \, international relations\, economics\, law\, and more. \nCome and hear a Marxist analysis of imperialism.\n\nWe'll be making the journey to Wind Str eet after\, so this is bound to be a great social evening too! LAST-MODIFIED:20150306T163810Z LOCATION:Swansea University\, Singleton Park\, Swansea\, Wales SA2 8PP\, Un ited Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Swansea Marxists: The Imperialist Nightmare TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150310T180000Z DTEND:20150310T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:nvln2h69jeb61igm3hdp3jce9s@google.com CREATED:20150306T163635Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1599112820303961/\n\nFalmer Hou se Meeting Room 4\n\nFor this week's Marxist Society meeting we'll be joine d by Jo Pickard\, a founding member of the Sussex Marxists and member of th e International Marxist Tendency. The topic of discussion will be Women and Class Struggle\, to mark International Working Women’s Day\, this Sunday 8 th March.\n\nInternational Women’s Day was first organized over a century a go\, and while the event is today marked by large celebrations across the w orld\, its socialist origins are now not as widely known. In order to mark this historic day\, our discussion will focus on the role of women in revol utionary movements throughout history. How have the ideas and actions of Ma rxists like Rosa Luxemburg\, Clara Zetkin\, Eleanor Marx and many others im pacted the worldwide struggle for socialism and the liberation of women?\n\ nAll welcome! LAST-MODIFIED:20150306T163635Z LOCATION:University of Sussex\, Brighton BN1 9RH\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sussex Marxists: Women and Class Struggle TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150310T190000Z DTEND:20150310T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:itisbittkv4sn3sbcjg2r9fo8c@google.com CREATED:20150306T163528Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/919126161451449/\n\nUniversity of Glasgow\, Adam Smith Building\, Room 718\n\nIn a similar situation to Gr eece\, Spain has seen its traditional mass party of the left (PSOE) fall ap art in the opinion polls to be replaced by a new popular party. Podemos was created off the back of the anti-austerity movement in Spain and now looks likely to win a substantial share of the vote at the next election. We'll discuss where Podemos really came from\, what its politics are and what it must do to overcome austerity and the crisis of capitalism. LAST-MODIFIED:20150306T163528Z LOCATION:University of Glasgow\, Glasgow G12 8QQ\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: The Rise of PODEMOS TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150305T190000Z DTEND:20150305T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:ohqhk69hl5rm58j0sb1pq53s8g@google.com CREATED:20150304T100242Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1386488355000211/\n\nEustice Bu ilding (B5)\, Room 2011\n\nMarxism is underpinned by the philosophy of dial ectical materialism\, and in order to understand Marxist political\, histor ical\, and economic theory it is important to grasp what dialectics are and how they can help us analyse the world. What are dialectics and what do we mean when we talk of dialectical materialism? What are the differences bet ween Hegel and Marx? How does Marxist philosophy allow us to understand pol itics and how can a seemingly abstract philosophy help revolutionary action ?\n\nJoin us for a discussion introduced by Daniel Morley\, member of the I nternational Marxist Tendency (IMT). Daniel is a philosophy graduate and an editor of marxist.com\, who has worked on Hegel and Marx\, Lukacs\, on mat erialism\, and on the nature of consciousness.\n\nAfter the meeting the pub will follow of course.\n\nJoin our FB group Soton Marxists to get informat ion about future events. LAST-MODIFIED:20150304T100242Z LOCATION:University of Southampton Highfield Campus\, University Rd\, South ampton SO17 1BJ\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Soton Marxists: Dialectical Materialism and Marxist Philosophy TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150305T180000Z DTEND:20150305T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:ni66i5ejj6571i2qc8ni02b4i4@google.com CREATED:20150304T100021Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1577364635844321/\n\nSunday 8th March marks International Women's Day which celebrates the reforms won in the fight for gender equality past\, present and future. But can we have ge nder equality under capitalism? Join us for this discussion\, led by Natash a Sorrell\, member of the Sheffield Marxist Society and supporter of Social ist Appeal. LAST-MODIFIED:20150304T100021Z LOCATION:Sheffield Students' Union\, Western Bank\, Sheffield S10 2TG\, Uni ted Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxists: Marxism and Feminism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150305T190000Z DTEND:20150305T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:tr5chi74vfv90mei6l15nh0tro@google.com CREATED:20150304T095902Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1563037887288774/\n\nRoom 1\, L UU Building\n\nThe crisis of Spanish capitalism has led to numerous mobiliz ations in recent years\, from the 15M movement to the 'tides'\, the rise of Podemos to the self-determination demands in Catalonia. This question\, of the national oppression of Catalan and Basque peoples as a result of Spain 's belated development\, is adding an explosive aspect to the political sit uation in the country. At this meeting\, we will attempt to develop an unde rstanding of the complex situation\, and will discuss how Marxists should r espond to demands for national self-determination and separation. LAST-MODIFIED:20150304T095902Z LOCATION:Leeds University Union\, Lifton Place\, Leeds LS2 9JZ\, United Kin gdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Leeds Marxists: The National Question in Spain TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150305T180000Z DTEND:20150305T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:rn7kf8658oudiumb7kap88regk@google.com CREATED:20150304T095800Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/281571862013217/\n\nBentham B10 Seminar room 1\n\nIn the 2013 Gezi park protests the underlying current of discontent against the AKP government was brought to the foreground. Since then the continuous attacks of the government against the working class ha s led to an increase in the number of protests and strikes calling for chan ge\, these are clear indications of the crisis of capitalism in Turkey. Wit h the President Erdogan leading Turkey to a despotic rule why is he still m aintaining a majority of the votes? Given the success of Kurdish forces in neighboring Syria and Iraq how will the ongoing Kurdish question be resolve d in Turkey? \nCome along to listen to our speaker for this week Ali Arslan \, member of the International Marxist Tendency\, who will lead the discuss ion on the turbulent situation in Turkey today\n\nDirections to the room fr om the nearest underground to UCL can be found here http://crf.casa.ucl.ac. uk/screenRoute.aspx?s=1178&d=25&w=False LAST-MODIFIED:20150304T095800Z LOCATION:University College London\, Gower Street\, London WC1E 6BT\, Unite d Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UCLU Marxists: Class struggle in Turkey TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150305T190000Z DTEND:20150305T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:gc1ad1o1onc0llc7v079lftjmk@google.com CREATED:20150304T095654Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/418963818278461/\n\n LAST-MODIFIED:20150304T095654Z LOCATION:The Robin Hood\, 56 Saint Michael's Hill\, Bristol\, City of Brist ol BS2 8DX\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Bristol Marxists: Was the Soviet Union Socialist? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150304T190000Z DTEND:20150304T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:48fb2bq2669gkbg37ru4pqrge4@google.com CREATED:20150304T095523Z DESCRIPTION:SOAS Main Building\, room 459\n\nhttps://www.facebook.com/event s/827835003954711/\n\nThe question of the State in capitalist society is of key importance for Marxist analysis. It is not seen as an impartial arbite r standing above society. The fundamental essence of every state\, with its “armed bodies of men”\, police\, courts and other trappings is that it ser ves the interests of one class in society\, in the case of capitalism\, the capitalist class.\n\nJoin us to discuss and analyse how the state exists i n the society we live in today with Gabriel Radonić - Arabic and Politics s tudent here at SOAS and also the secretary of the Marxists society - on Wed nesday 4th March in room 459 at 7pm.\n\nDrinks in the JCR after :) LAST-MODIFIED:20150304T095523Z LOCATION:SOAS\, University of London\, London WC1H 0XG\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:SOAS Marxists: The State TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150303T183000Z DTEND:20150303T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:ta0qmqalorinlme3jlogt55m7c@google.com CREATED:20150227T130954Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/468525643300912\n\nRoom 4\, Uni versity of Manchester Student Union\n\nArt is important to people. It has a lways been so from the earliest human societies\, when it was indissolubly linked to magic -that is\, to the first primitive attempts of men and women to understand and gain control over the world in which they live. And alth ough it would appear that art in modern society plays a less central role\, in reality this is not the case.\nJoin Manchester Marxists to discuss revo lution and art\, the degradation of art under capitalism and the history of working class art. LAST-MODIFIED:20150227T130954Z LOCATION:University of Manchester Students' Union\, Oxford Road\, Mancheste r M13 9PR\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Manchester Marxists: Marxism and Art TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150304T190000Z DTEND:20150304T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:2mvchdko9l6jh6tnp7ksdkhvm8@google.com CREATED:20150227T130720Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1416194315343266\n\nFraenkel Ro om\, Corpus Christi College\, Oxford\n\nAccording to Oxfam\, the richest 80 people in the world own as much wealth as half of the planet's population. In Britain\, the five richest families are worth more than the poorest 20% of the population. The popularity of Piketty's new book on inequality is a symptom of the growing concern that exists in society about this problem. Where does Piketty stand with regards to Marx? What analysis do Marxists ma ke of inequality? What solution do we put foward? \n\nJoin the Oxford Marxi sts for our next event where Adam Booth\, editor of socialist.net\, who has written extensively about the topic\, will come and give a talk on Marx\, Piketty and inequality\, followed by time for discussion/Q&A. \n\nAll welco me! LAST-MODIFIED:20150227T130720Z LOCATION:Corpus Christi College\, Merton Street\, Oxford OX1 4JF\, United K ingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Oxford Marxists: Marx\, Piketty\, and Inequality TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150303T180000Z DTEND:20150303T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:ftpm94elkllrbmgnileplti3mk@google.com CREATED:20150227T130531Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1400576253584867\n\nFalmer Hous e Meeting Room 4\n\nFor this week's Marxist Society meeting we'll be joined by guest speaker Fred Weston of the editorial board of marxist.com.\n\nThe Chinese Revolution of 1949 brought about the destruction of a semi-feudal system and began a process of massive economic development. However this wa s not on the basis of a workers’ democracy\, but a deformed\, totalitarian bureaucracy. The introduction of market policies in recent decades seemed t o give world capitalism a new lease of life\, leading many commentators to champion the ‘Chinese model’ for development. Today\, however\, the global crisis has resulted in a slow-down of the Chinese economy\, while massive i nequality and regional disparity has led to increasing discontent among the largest proletariat in the world. Napoleon once said ‘China is a sleeping giant. When she awakes the world will tremble.’ What would an awakening of the revolutionary masses in China mean for the worldwide struggle of the in ternational working class?\n\nAll welcome! LAST-MODIFIED:20150227T130531Z LOCATION:University of Sussex\, Brighton BN1 9RH\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sussex Marxists: China's Long March to Capitalism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150303T190000Z DTEND:20150303T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:9qkgael4bu2rk97h6139ejjc7g@google.com CREATED:20150225T104738Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/352687614919097\n\nUniversity o f Glasgow\, Adam Smith Building\, Room 718\n\nAhead of International Womens Day\, we meet to discuss a Marxist analysis of women in capitalist society and how socialism can emancipate them. LAST-MODIFIED:20150225T104738Z LOCATION:University of Glasgow\, Glasgow G12 8QQ\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: The Fight for Women's Liberation TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150303T190000Z DTEND:20150303T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:i434gg323hascl0mcccc0946dg@google.com CREATED:20150225T104621Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/355877967939588\n\nSTC.S221 (St . Clement's Floor 2)\, LSE\n\nIn Greece and Spain\, both of which are at th e centre of the European crisis\, left wing parties are growing at tremendo us speed. SYRIZA\, which only received 13 seats in Greek parliament in 2009 \, won 149 seats in the 2015 general elections. Podemos\, which launched la st January\, won 1.24m votes in the European Elections in May and are now l eading the Spanish polls.\n\nThe LSESU Marxist Society will be joined by: \ n\nStella Christou\, Executive Commiee of the Marxist Student Federation\, member of the Communist Tendency of SYRIZA\, which recently got internation al coverage for its opposition to the SYRIZA leadership's capitulation to t he Eurogroup.\n\nArturo Rodriguez\, Exec Marxist Student Federation\, co-fo under of Circulo Podemos Oxford\, supporter of the campaign Podemos por el Socialismo.\n\nEach will speak for 15-20 minutes\, after which discussion w ill be opened to the floor. Join us to discuss this amazing resurgence of t he European left\, its future and the role that Marxists can play in this m ovement.\n\nEvent open to all. LAST-MODIFIED:20150225T104621Z LOCATION:London School of Economics and Political Science\, Houghton Street \, London WC2A 2AE\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:LSE Marxists: SYRIZA\, PODEMOS\, and the Euro Crisis TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150303T190000Z DTEND:20150303T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:78vd8oto4kv52k41k22qan9ugc@google.com CREATED:20150225T104520Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/394986527341155\n\nWith the gen eral election looming\, Cambridge Marxist Society holds this joint event wi th Cambridge Universities Labour Club and Cambridge Young Greens to discuss what programme and campaign should be endorsed by left-wingers\, and with what policies we should combat the economic crisis.\n\nSpeaker:\nAdam Booth \, founder of the Cambridge Marxist Society\, and editor of Socialist.net\n Luke Ilott\, Chair of Cambridge Young Greens\nLabour speaker TBC LAST-MODIFIED:20150225T104520Z LOCATION:King's College\, King's Parade\, Cambridge CB2 1ST\, United Kingdo m SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Cambridge Marxists: Which Way Forward for the Left? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150226T190000Z DTEND:20150226T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:krgv7ctav2cfin6pg51002pbhs@google.com CREATED:20150225T104410Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/790133664408731\n\nRoom 1\, LUU building\n\nThe murders in recent years of Trayvon Martin\, Michael Brown\ , Eric Garner and dozens of other African-Americans by officers of (bourgeo is) law have resulted in a series of mass movements\, which culminated last summer in the Ferguson rebellion. These movements have shined a much-neede d light on the persistent racism in the US\, even in the era of Obama\, and around the world. Given the ever-growing prospects for revolutionary movem ents in every corner of the globe\, the Marxist society consider this week the history that African-Americans have played in American revolutionary tr aditions\, and their broader struggle against oppression. LAST-MODIFIED:20150225T104410Z LOCATION:Leeds University Union\, Lifton Place\, Leeds LS2 9JZ\, United Kin gdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Leeds Marxists: The Black Struggle and Socialism in the USA TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150226T180000Z DTEND:20150226T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:a7smoqq80c534l0tpgjk29k65o@google.com CREATED:20150225T104253Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/334026593468997\n\nSheffield St udents Union\, ViewRoom 5\n\nThe recent murder of 11 people at the Charlie Hebdo magazine offices by Islamic fundamentalists have shocked people aroun d the world. They have been labelled an "attack on free speech" by bourgeoi s politicians and there have been calls for "national unity". But what is ' free speech' and do we actually have it? \n\nJoin us for this discussion\, led by Scott Leonard\, member of the Sheffield Marxist Society and supporte r of Socialist Appeal. LAST-MODIFIED:20150225T104253Z LOCATION:Sheffield Students' Union\, Western Bank\, Sheffield S10 2TG\, Uni ted Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxists: Charlie Hebdo and Freedom of Speech TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150226T180000Z DTEND:20150226T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:j1ro7jmanc3512b60u1v9t3khc@google.com CREATED:20150225T104152Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1559505510999268\n\nBentham B10 seminar room 1\n\nSpeaker: Fred Weston\, editor of www.marxist.com\n\nInte rnational Marxist Tendency\nCommunist Tendency of SYRIZA\n\nTsipras and his finance minister Varoufakis have toured the European capitals in an attemp t to muster support for their debt renegotiation policies but have been met with open hostility. The workers in Greece are rallying around what they r egard as their government in a movement that could escalate in the coming w eeks. LAST-MODIFIED:20150225T104152Z LOCATION:University College London\, Gower Street\, London WC1E 6BT\, Unite d Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UCLU Marxists: Greece - No Surrender to the Troika! TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150225T190000Z DTEND:20150225T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:6049lici6qv6ktabvbna121c30@google.com CREATED:20150225T104059Z DESCRIPTION:Fraenkel Room\, Corpus Christi college\, Oxford\n\nhttps://www. facebook.com/events/340654729475457\n\nThe idea of "freedom of speech" has as of late been bandied around persistently: when the Sony media empire com plained about having its "freedom of speech" trammelled by alleged North Ko rean intimidation\; in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks\, when we saw a cohort of world leaders\, many with dubious democratic credentials\, rall ying in defence of "freedom of speech"\; and here at Oxford with the visit of right-wing populist Le Pen\, when liberals and right-wingers on campus c omplained that protesting against her invitation went against "freedom of s peech". The Oxford Marxist Society itself was attacked in an op-ed article by the treasurer of the Conservative Association in the Oxford Student as a greater threat to "freedom of speech" on campus than Le Pen. What lies beh ind the dogged use of this term? Is there genuine freedom of speech under c apitalism? How does socialism relate to freedom of speech?\n\nJoin the Oxfo rd Marxists for our event on free speech\, where Daniel Morley\, philosophy graduate and editor of socialist.net\, will come and give a talk on the to pic\, that will be followed by time for discussion/Q&A. Daniel recently wro te an article on free speech that you can read here: http://www.marxist.com /our-cherished-freedom-of-speech-myth.htm\n\nAll welcome! LAST-MODIFIED:20150225T104059Z LOCATION:Corpus Christi College\, Merton Street\, Oxford OX1 4JF\, United K ingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Oxford Marxists: Freedom of Speech - a Marxist analysis TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150226T190000Z DTEND:20150226T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:0mrn9e1tleglqc1hqd2ecis148@google.com CREATED:20150223T150050Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/733903513393573\n\nEustice Buil ding (B5)\, Room 2017\n\n"Since the rise of capitalism and the industrial r evolution\, short term profiting has been overshadowing the well-being of o ur planet. How can we revert this process and transform the society into on e where the sustainability of our environment is a priority?"\n\nThree gues t speakers are going to join us:\n- Joe Hudson from the Green Party\n- Mike Davies from the Alliance for Green Socialism\n- Adam Booth from the Intern ational Marxist Tendency\n\nEach of them will initially speak for 15-20min and then we will open the floor for questions and interventions.\n\nThis ev ent is organized by a cooperation of the Soton Marxists Society\, the Green Action Southampton\, and the Southampton and District Young Greens.\n\nHop e to see you there! :) LAST-MODIFIED:20150223T150050Z LOCATION:University of Southampton Highfield Campus\, University Rd\, South ampton SO17 1BJ\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Soton Marxists: Capitalism and the Environment TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150226T180000Z DTEND:20150226T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:6jnlsa4kvhvdfgsopbkki6sajc@google.com CREATED:20150223T145918Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1014952621851770\n\nBen Gliniec ki of the International Marxist Tendency will provide a Marxist critique th e economic theories of neoliberalism\, followed by an informal Q and A. \n\ nThursday 6pm. Francis Bancroft Room 1.01.2 LAST-MODIFIED:20150223T145918Z LOCATION:Queen Mary University of London\, Mile End Rd\, London E1 4NS\, Un ited Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:QMUL Marxists: Neoliberalism and Globalisation TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150224T190000Z DTEND:20150224T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:idvcfk6dak7h20h68ope3slfl4@google.com CREATED:20150223T145821Z DESCRIPTION:Venue: Fulton Marino\n\n LAST-MODIFIED:20150223T145821Z LOCATION:Swansea University\, Singleton Park\, Swansea\, Wales SA2 8PP\, Un ited Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Swansea Marxists: Dialectical Materialism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150225T180000Z DTEND:20150225T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:uni7g85sdo14ebv1bp95p2bhc0@google.com CREATED:20150223T145646Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/816121168442953/\n\nThe split b etween the Bosheviks and Mensheviks in the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party in 1903 was caused by a profound disagreement about the nature of th e Russian Revolution and how to fight for Socialism.\n\nSince then debates have raged internationally on how to build a revolutionary party and how to go about changing society.\n\nIn the modern period of chaos and turmoil th ese debates become even more relevant by the day. We've seen mass movements of workers in Greece\, Spain\, South Africa and in different countries aro und the world but what would it take to unite all of these struggles? How d o we combat the rise of the far-right in Europe and beyond? And\, how do we build the force neccesary to transform society as a whole?\n\nJoin Newcast le Marxist Society for this open discussion.\n\nOur provisional Agenda is:\ n\n1) Bolshevism & Menshevism\n2) Business:- i) Anti-Pegida Demonstration\n ii) Joint Meetings/Program\niii) Building the Marx Soc\n\nEveryone is welco me to take part so get yourselves down\, share the event and feel free to i nvite anyone you feel might like to get involved. LAST-MODIFIED:20150223T145646Z LOCATION:Bar Loco Newcastle\, 22 Leazes Park Road\, Newcastle upon Tyne\, N ewcastle Upon Tyne NE1 4PG\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Newcastle Marxists: How to Fight for Revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150225T190000Z DTEND:20150225T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:cl13g6ij8b53g1js65g83tf1j8@google.com CREATED:20150223T145534Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1543462035928838/\n\nSOAS Main Building\, Room 459\n\nThe Frankfurt School is a neo-Marxist interdisciplin ary social theory school. The school initially consisted of dissident Marxi sts who believed that some of Marx's followers had come to parrot a narrow selection of Marx's ideas\, usually in defense of orthodox Communist partie s.\nJoin us to discuss The Frankfurt School of philosophy with Julian Sharp e\, providing a Marxist analysis and critique of the various ideas associat ed with the School\, including those of Adorno and Marcuse.\nWednesday 25th February @ 7pm in room 459.\n\nDrinks in the JCR after :) LAST-MODIFIED:20150223T145534Z LOCATION:SOAS\, University of London\, London WC1H 0XG\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:SOAS Marxists: The Frankfurt School TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150223T183000Z DTEND:20150223T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:2mlbjaotddvidtbb8dc68nls5c@google.com CREATED:20150220T112903Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/339932739530929/\n\nUniversity of Manchester Student Union\, Room 4\n\nOn the third of March 1985 the 'bit terest industrial dispute in British history' ended. The miners were defeat ed what followed were the mass closure of mines across Britain. \nDespite t he defeat the miners marched back to the pits with their heads held high. J ohn Dunn who took part in the entirety of the strike will join Manchester M arxists to discuss what the strike meant to him and the others who took par t in it\; the impact of the strike and its legacy today. LAST-MODIFIED:20150220T114518Z LOCATION:University of Manchester Students' Union\, Oxford Road\, Mancheste r M13 9PR\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Manchester Marxists: The End of the Miners' Strike - 30 Years On TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150224T190000Z DTEND:20150224T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:m8ssssebhhjp0355p84cpera48@google.com CREATED:20150220T113038Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/901250219896366\n\nUniversity o f Glasgow\, Adam Smith Building\, Room 718\n\nFrom factory occupations\, ne ar revolution and the biennio rosso in the 1920s\; through the years of Fas cism\, the Cold War and the Hot Autumn\; to the one million strong general strike last year\; the socialist movement in Italy is perhaps one of the mo st experienced and interesting in Europe. A great many lessons were learned that will be useful in today's struggle\, which under the conditions of ca pitalist crisis still rages on. With Troika-imposed austerity cutting into living conditions\, what must be done for the future of the Italian sociali st movement? LAST-MODIFIED:20150220T113038Z LOCATION:University of Glasgow\, Glasgow G12 8QQ\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: Socialist Struggles in Italy TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150224T190000Z DTEND:20150224T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:onk5m73d5lmhenpk7nshgedu8o@google.com CREATED:20150220T112515Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/374829786033800/\n\nMunby Room\ , Kings College\n\nThe struggle for women's liberation has been ongoing for many years. But what are the causes of women's oppression\, and where did it come from? What is the position of Marxists on women's liberation? Can a ll the demands of the movement be met within a capitalist system?\nCome alo ng to this discussion to find out more about the origin of women's oppressi on\, the past\, present and future of women's struggle.\nSpeaker: Ellie R C Swan (Anglia Ruskin Marxist Society)\, Niamh Dhondt (Cambridge Marxist Soc iety) LAST-MODIFIED:20150220T112515Z LOCATION:King's College\, King's Parade\, Cambridge CB2 1ST\, United Kingdo m SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Cambridge Marxists: Marxism and Women's Liberation TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150224T190000Z DTEND:20150224T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:kd5gh9s7ck8crtq5hc61dkf34k@google.com CREATED:20150220T112210Z DESCRIPTION:STC.S221 (St. Clement's Floor 2)\, LSE\n\nhttps://www.facebook. com/events/840731902630791\n\n"For twenty years we must stop this brain fro m functioning."\n\nThese were the words with which Italian Marxist revoluti onary and theorist Antonio Gramsci\, founder of the Italian Communist Party \, was sent to prison. Leading figure of the Italian revolution of 1920-21\ , Gramsci was imprisoned in 1926 under Mussolini's fascist regime where he further developed Marxism\, most famously with his work on "hegemony" which has been very influential in academia and in the New Left.\n\nFrancesco Me rli\, Italian Marxist\, will open on the topic counterposing Gramsci's revo lutionary theory and practice to the way it has been sterilised by academia and the stalinist Italian Communist Party\, after which the floor will be opened for discussion. \n\nEvent open to all.\n\n- LSESU Marxist Society LAST-MODIFIED:20150220T112210Z LOCATION:London School of Economics and Political Science\, Houghton Street \, London WC2A 2AE\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:LSE Marxists: The Revolutionary Ideas of Antonia Gramsci TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150219T190000Z DTEND:20150219T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:oiptpim81dgpuh3jima6v10akg@google.com CREATED:20150219T093738Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/351455301707629\n\nRoom 1\, LUU Building\n\nFor several decades now\, much of the left has been moving awa y from the ideas of Marxism and toward various forms of 'identity politics' and intersectional analysis. These ideas focus on the various experiences of oppressed people\, and explore how they are related. Marxists recognise the importance of understanding oppression as multi-faceted and complex\, b ut insist on the possibility and necessity of finding the historical roots of these oppressions. In particular\, Marxists argue that property relation s are the central (though not exclusive) determinants of other oppressions. \n\nCome along to discuss how Marxism relates to and differs from intersec tional analysis\, at 7pm on Thursday in Room 1 of the union building. LAST-MODIFIED:20150219T093738Z LOCATION:Leeds University Union\, Lifton Place\, Leeds LS2 9JZ\, United Kin gdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Leeds Marxists: Identity\, Politics\, and Class TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150219T183000Z DTEND:20150219T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:33k8h61ab46nnfdvgpsb9s76fk@google.com CREATED:20150219T093458Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/822105154521711/\n\nNorfolk bui lding - room N342\n\nBoth our governments and the capitalists on wall stree t would like us to believe that economics is a clear science. Everything in economics can be described with a set of formulas. Whether it is the macro economics of Keynes we talked about last week\, the famous free market mod el or the complex formulas the bankers use to describe derivatives. Joran ( MSc student in mathematics) will be explaining these models for us in an at tempt to explain the problems they encounter when you add the real world to the equation LAST-MODIFIED:20150219T093622Z LOCATION:King's College London\, Strand\, London WC2R 2LS\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:KCL Marxists: Marxism and Mathematics TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150219T190000Z DTEND:20150219T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:dp60pb3eg56k9k3vt2pqfn6g1o@google.com CREATED:20150219T093611Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1394320317544862\n\nEustice Bui lding (B5) - Room 2017\n\nFreedom of the press and freedom of speech are an d have always been the core rights that allow our society to be more free a nd democratic. Is this still true under the fully developed capitalist soci ety we live in today? What is the relation between the mass media and democ racy?\n\nJoin the Soton Marxists for a discussion introduced by Filipe Soar es\, member of the International Marxist Tendency (IMT). LAST-MODIFIED:20150219T093611Z LOCATION:Southampton University\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Soton Marxists: The Power of the Media TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150217T183000Z DTEND:20150217T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:4te0q1hn6c48kmemjki0hhk3ek@google.com CREATED:20150216T150718Z DESCRIPTION:University of Manchester Student Union\, Room 4\n\nhttps://www. facebook.com/events/341407542723005/\n\nIn 1918-19 the German workers could have taken power. Had they done so world history would have been very diff erent\, as it would have a huge impact on the workers of Europe\, thereby b reaking the isolation of Soviet Russia and thus stopping the Stalinist dege neration. A genuine international federation of socialist republics could h ave been built. Unfortunately\, due to a combination of betrayals and mista kes the revolution failed\, join Manchester Marxists to discuss the impact of the revolution and the lessons to learn today. LAST-MODIFIED:20150216T150718Z LOCATION: SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Manchester Marxists: The German Revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150218T180000Z DTEND:20150218T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:jeu3701plq2vk5t9ad68c4tju8@google.com CREATED:20150216T115501Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1615726631983972\n\nLike a heav y boulder thrown into a lake\, the events in France on January 7th 2015 con tinue to send shock waves that have spread all over Europe and beyond.\n\nS ince the terrorist attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo\, killing 11 and injuring more we've seen an increase of attacks on members of the Islamic c ommunity\, a rise in anti-Semitism and increased confidence and organisatio n on the part of Fascist and far-right groups. \n\nBut\, what led to this a ttack? What is the cause of terrorism\, religious extremism and the rise of the far right? And\, how can we combat these things in the fight for a soc ialist transformation of society?\n\nWith the announcement of a demonstrati on being held in Newcastle on the 28th of February by far right\, anti-Isla mic group Pegida\, these questions become more significant than ever before .\n\nWe encourage everyone to join Newcastle Marxist Society for this impor tant meeting.\n\nThe agenda so far will be:\n\n1) Political Discussion: Cha rlie Hebdo\n2) Report from MSF Conference\n3) Business:-i) Counter-Demo Aga inst Pegida\nii) Building the Marx Soc\n\nEveryone is welcome to come along so get yourselves down\, share the event widely and feel free to invite an yone you know who would like to take part. LAST-MODIFIED:20150216T131109Z LOCATION:Bar Loco Newcastle\, 22 Leazes Park Road\, Newcastle upon Tyne\, N ewcastle Upon Tyne NE1 4PG\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Newcastle Marxists: Charlie Hebdo\, Islamophobia\, and the Far Righ t TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150219T180000Z DTEND:20150219T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:21q3c3vm5srj52tsejg6ae9b5k@google.com CREATED:20150216T121437Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/926661747373046/\n\nSheffield S tudents Union\, ViewRoom 5\n\n"Dialectics constitutes the most important fo rm of thinking for present-day natural science\, for it alone offers the an alogue for\, and thereby the method of explaining\, the evolutionary proces ses occurring in nature\, inter-connections in general\, and transitions fr om one field of investigation to another." - Engels\n\nJoin us for a discus sion on Science and Dialectics\, led by Scott Shaw\, member of the newly el ected Marxist Student Federation Executive Committee. LAST-MODIFIED:20150216T121437Z LOCATION:Sheffield Students' Union\, Western Bank\, Sheffield S10 2TG\, Uni ted Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxists: Science and Dialectics TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150219T180000Z DTEND:20150219T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:pe537c94afpt90e8rput7562uc@google.com CREATED:20150216T115659Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/838418042891940\n\nBentham B11 Seminar Room 4\, UCL\n\n“Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communistic\nr evolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but\ntheir chains. They ha ve a world to win.\nWorkingmen of all countries unite!”\n\nThis week we dis cuss the most popular work by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels\, a classic pi ece from the forefathers of Marxism. Jaki Michele member of the Internation al Marxist Tendency will lead the discussion on fortifying our understandin g on the 170 year old pamphlet.\n\n LAST-MODIFIED:20150216T115659Z LOCATION:University College London\, Gower Street\, London WC1E 6BT\, Unite d Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UCLU Marxists: The Communist Manifesto TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150218T190000Z DTEND:20150218T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:3qar5ko13a38h9eql6t7t4rmbk@google.com CREATED:20150216T115336Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/369976903195950\n\nSOAS Main Bu ilding\, Room 459\n\n"Philosophers have only interpreted the world - the po int is to change it!" \nMarxism is underpinned by the philosophy of dialect ical materialism\, and in order to understand Marxist political\, historica l\, and economic theory it is important to grasp what dialectics are and ho w they can help us analyse the world. What are dialectics and what do we me an when we talk of dialectical materialism? What are the differences betwee n Hegel and Marx? How does Marxist philosophy allow us to understand politi cs and how can a seemingly abstract philosophy help revolutionary action?\n \nJoin us on Wednesday 18th February in room 459 at 7pm to discuss these id eas with Hamid Alizadeh - member of the International Marxist Tendency.\n\n Drinks in the JCR afterwards :) LAST-MODIFIED:20150216T115336Z LOCATION:SOAS\, University of London\, London WC1H 0XG\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:SOAS Marxists: Marxist Philosophy TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150218T190000Z DTEND:20150218T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:m7so6849fn04b5e2i8p02le5i4@google.com CREATED:20150216T115229Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/961023947256137\n\nFraenkel Roo m\, Corpus Christi College\, Oxford\n\n"At the present time\, while this is being written\, the civil war in Spain has not yet terminated. The workers of the entire world feverishly await the news of the victory of the Spanis h proletariat. If this victory\, as we firmly hope\, is won it will be nece ssary to say: the workers have triumphed this time in spite of the fact tha t their leadership did everything to bring about their defeat." (Trotsky\, 1936). \n\nIn the 1930s\, a decade of counterrevolution in much of Europe\, the workers of Spain rose up against fascism in what represented a veritab le revolution. Thousands of volunteers from all over the world came to Spai n to fight Franco. However\, three years later the Spanish revolution had b een crushed and the fascists had won the war. Why was the Spanish revolutio n defeated? What role did the different anarchist\, communist\, and republi can organisations play? And\, most importantly\, what lessons can revolutio naries nowadays draw from the Spanish civil war? \n\nJoin the Oxford Marxis ts for our next event\, where Arturo Rodriguez will introduce the topic. Ar turo is a member of the International Marxist Tendency and a post-graduate historian at Oxford specialising on the history of Spanish anarchism. \n\nA ll welcome! LAST-MODIFIED:20150216T115229Z LOCATION:Corpus Christi College\, Merton Street\, Oxford OX1 4JF\, United K ingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Oxford Marxists: The Spanish Revolution and Civil War TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150214T100000Z DTEND:20150214T180000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:870374masiknupaqkv4u090jm4@google.com CREATED:20150213T152749Z DESCRIPTION:Djam Lecture Theatre\n\nhttps://www.facebook.com/events/7996607 80099557\n\n"Capital is an international force. To vanquish it\, an interna tional workers' alliance\, an international brotherhood\, is needed. We are opposed to national enmity and discord\, to national exclusiveness. We are internationalists."\n- Lenin (Letter to the Workers and Peasants of the Uk raine\, 1919)\n\nOn Saturday 14 February delegates from all over Britain wi ll be joined in London by international visitors for the 2nd Marxist Studen t Federation conference at SOAS.\n\nThe theme of this year's conference is internationalism. We are living through the early stages of the most turbul ent period in world history. Global capitalism is in crisis and struggles o f workers and youth are breaking out in one country after another. There is a lot we can learn from these struggles about how to do our work as Marxis ts in Britain\, and there is a lot we can do to help strengthen the forces of Marxism internationally.\n\nAs the general election approaches in Britai n\, anti-immigration rhetoric is being ramped up by political parties and t he media. International working class solidarity is more important than eve r - Marxists point out that capitalism\, not immigration\, causes unemploym ent and scarcity\, and that only an international movement can overthrow th e international bourgeoisie.\n\nSee here: http://marxiststudent.com/workers -of-the-world-unite-msf-conference-2015/ LAST-MODIFIED:20150213T152749Z LOCATION:SOAS\, University of London\, London WC1H 0XG\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Marxist Student Federation National Conference TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150217T190000Z DTEND:20150217T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:lq4qp10g3j5i5kj3r836dm4bdc@google.com CREATED:20150213T152645Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/423295201159439/\n\nUniversity of Glasgow\, Adam Smith Room 718\n\nAround the world\, millions of people a lready suffer the consequences of climate change: rising sea levels\, droug ht\, extreme weather\, flooding etc. Now even California -- "a state so ble ssed He said\, in climate\, none had ever died there A natural death" (Robe rt Frost) -- experiences the worst drought in 1200 years. Action is sorely needed for humanity to endure and prevent climate disaster. Can capitalism rise to the challenge or do we need to progress beyond its artificial const raints in order to save the planet? LAST-MODIFIED:20150213T152645Z LOCATION:University of Glasgow\, Glasgow G12 8QQ\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: Socialism and the Environment TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150217T180000Z DTEND:20150217T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:hs42rchc2nrt6aor62na8tff2k@google.com CREATED:20150213T152505Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/344012762457180\n\nFalmer House Meeting Room 4\n\nFor this week's Marxist Society discussion we welcome ba ck Abner Wilders\, a founding member of the Sussex Marxists\, to introduce the discussion on the Origins of Zionism.\n\nThe conflict in Israel and Pal estine is often framed as though it is eternal and unsolvable\, born out of irreconcilable national and religious antagonisms. Is this really the case ? What are the true historical and political origins of the modern Zionist movement\, and how have the interests of capitalism and imperialism served to spur conflict in the region?\n\nAll welcome! LAST-MODIFIED:20150213T152505Z LOCATION:University of Sussex\, Brighton BN1 9RH\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sussex Marxists: The Origins of Zionism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150217T190000Z DTEND:20150217T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:n03k8p2olmpn6a7ugc5v6s6ih8@google.com CREATED:20150211T165026Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1545072952422089/\n\nMunby Room \, Kings College\n\nArsalan Ghani from Cambridge Marxist Society and a memb er of the International Marxist Tendency (www.marxist.com) will be speaking on the class-struggles and revolutionary perspectives in South Asia\, foll owed by a discussion. LAST-MODIFIED:20150211T165026Z LOCATION:King's College\, King's Parade\, Cambridge CB2 1ST\, United Kingdo m SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Cambridge Marxists: The Class Struggle in Asia TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150212T180000Z DTEND:20150212T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:2ujj1m0509bik68ir9hjdlgrlg@google.com CREATED:20150211T164859Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/351928924996205/\n\nSheffield S tudents Union\, ViewRoom 5\n\nThe Marxist Student Federation continues to g row as students become radicalised from events. Students have borne the bru nt of austerity in response to the crisis of capitalism so it is little sur prise that many are being radicalised. Ed Taylor\, a member of the Marxist Student Federation and the International Marxist Tendency will lead the dis cussion on the 2015 perspectives document of the MSF. The document can be f ound here: http://marxiststudent.com/perspectives-and-tasks-for-marxist-stu dents-in-2015/ LAST-MODIFIED:20150211T164859Z LOCATION:Sheffield Students' Union\, Western Bank\, Sheffield S10 2TG\, Uni ted Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxists: Students and the Fight Against Cuts TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150211T180000Z DTEND:20150211T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:c9vtj3vi624juu7p1ur44fkbt0@google.com CREATED:20150211T164659Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/603591649771099/\n\nBentham B11 Seminar Room 4\n\nWE ARE THE 99% !!!\nAs the economic disparity within soc iety increases we analyse the further accumulation of wealth into smaller a nd smaller numbers of individuals. In Britain alone the richest 1% have acc umulated as much wealth as the poorest 55%\, with an increase in reports on this growing inequality in the mass media.\nIs there a way to fight back a gainst this massive inequality or is this how it's always going to be?\n\nW e welcome Ben Peck\, member of the International Marxist Tendency to provid e a firm marxist voice on the subject. LAST-MODIFIED:20150211T164659Z LOCATION:University College London\, Gower Street\, London WC1E 6BT\, Unite d Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UCLU Marxists: The Super Rich and Us TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150212T180000Z DTEND:20150212T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:q2rgvk1fihfdt2o8kj4ip265mc@google.com CREATED:20150211T164402Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1536963313231972/\n\nNorfolk Bu ilding\, N342 - Strand Campus LAST-MODIFIED:20150211T164402Z LOCATION:King's College London\, Strand\, London WC2R 2LS\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:KCL Marxists: Marxism vs Keynesianism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150212T190000Z DTEND:20150212T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:hi6s0fq6c03ot364tdn5a8fbcc@google.com CREATED:20150211T164254Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1574316496159093\n\nEdmund Wise will be giving a talk on the Kurdish people's struggle for freedom and nat ionhood: from Saddam Hussein\, Turkey to the Islamic State. LAST-MODIFIED:20150211T164254Z LOCATION:The Robin Hood\, 56 Saint Michael's Hill\, Bristol\, City of Brist ol BS2 8DX\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Bristol Marxists: The Struggle in Kurdistan TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150211T180000Z DTEND:20150211T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:ben9jj6b2lbqf2r2j5hv3mp84c@google.com CREATED:20150209T110640Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/342015176005405/\n\nSYRIZA’s vi ctory in the Greek elections with 36.3% of the vote has made 25th January 2 015 a historic day\, not only for the Greek people but also for the Europea n and international working class.\n\nBut\, what does the future hold for S YRIZA in power? Will they be able to realise their radical programme and st rike a decisive blow against the troika and their imposition of austerity? Or will they be forced to compromise before the might of international capi tal? Above all what are the implications for the rest of European working c lasses' fight against austerity?\n\nJoin Newcastle Marxist Society to discu ss these important questions and to draw out the lessons that exist for rev olutionaries in the UK and the rest of Europe. LAST-MODIFIED:20150209T110640Z LOCATION:Bar Loco Newcastle\, 22 Leazes Park Road\, Newcastle upon Tyne\, N ewcastle Upon Tyne NE1 4PG\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Newcastle Marxists: Where next for SYRIZA\, Greece\, and Europe? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150210T190000Z DTEND:20150210T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:l88ek3l0j0list061eouuumv50@google.com CREATED:20150209T110328Z DESCRIPTION:Munby Room\, Kings College\, Cambridge\n\n LAST-MODIFIED:20150209T110329Z LOCATION:King's College\, King's Parade\, Cambridge CB2 1ST\, United Kingdo m SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Cambridge Marxists: Dialectics and Marxist Philosophy TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150211T190000Z DTEND:20150211T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:usbmurn3v60tg98gtlbpt9g4ls@google.com CREATED:20150209T110213Z DESCRIPTION:JC's Bar - Swansea Students Union\n\nhttps://www.facebook.com/e vents/1543403332576853\n\nFor our 2nd event of this semester\, Swansea Marx ists are hosting a discussion group on "World perspectives" - this will giv e us a chance to analyse the international situation.\n\nFeel free to prepa re some material on the current international situation (including Syriza's victory in Greece\, the strengthening of Podemos in Spain\, the Ayotzinapa students\, the situation in Venezuela\, US talks with Cuba\, etc). We have already had two members commit to doing a lead off on the European situati on and the Iguala kidnappings.\n\nThis is also the last event before the Ma rxist Student Federation annual conference. We'll take a short while to dis cuss any proposals we'd like to take forward to the conference. I urge you all to make an effort to come with us: it'll be a great event. You can sign up to attend here - http://marxiststudent.com/workers-of-the-world-unite-m sf-conference-2015/ LAST-MODIFIED:20150209T110213Z LOCATION:Swansea University Students' Union\, Union House Swansea Univerist y\,Singleton Park\, Swansea\, West Glamorgan SA2 8PP\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Swansea Marxists: Perspectives for World Revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150211T190000Z DTEND:20150211T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:3dqv9n5dd4pq3fv3ksu49j4ekg@google.com CREATED:20150209T110032Z DESCRIPTION:Fraenkel Room\, Corpus Christi College\n\nhttps://www.facebook. com/events/946896371988356\n\nMarxism is underpinned by the philosophy of d ialectical materialism\, and in order to understand Marxist political\, his torical\, and economic theory it is important to grasp what dialectics are and how they can help us analyse the world. What are dialectics and what do we mean when we talk of dialectical materialism? What are the differences between Hegel and Marx? How does Marxist philosophy allow us to understand politics and how can a seemingly abtract philosophy help revolutionary acti on?\n\nJoin the Oxford Marxists for our next event\, where Daniel Morley wi ll explain the relevance of Marxist philosophy. Daniel is a philosophy grad uate and an editor of socialist.net who has worked on Hegel and Marx\, Luka cs\, on materialism\, and on the nature of consciousness.\n\nAll welcome! LAST-MODIFIED:20150209T110032Z LOCATION:Corpus Christi College\, Merton Street\, Oxford OX1 4JF\, United K ingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Oxford Marxists: Dialectics and Marxist Philosophy TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150210T183000Z DTEND:20150210T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:2u64hp3bu09apuukdrv1vbdmc0@google.com CREATED:20150209T105818Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/881394685233466\n\nFour months on from the disappearance of 43 students from Raúl Isidro Burgos Rural Teac hers' College of Ayotzinapa\, Manchester Marxists and Manchester for Ayotzi napa discuss the impact of the incident\, the campaign for justice and the wider political situation in Mexico.\n LAST-MODIFIED:20150209T105818Z LOCATION:University of Manchester Students' Union\, Oxford Road\, Mancheste r M13 9PR\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Manchester Marxists: Mexico and the 43 Disappeared Students TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20150210T180000Z DTEND:20150210T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:83ootnvl0rpo34bmcf5csldmkc@google.com CREATED:20150209T105625Z DESCRIPTION:Falmer House\, meeting room 4\n\nhttps://www.facebook.com/event s/1540177392900963/\n\nFor this week's Marxist Society discussion\, we'll b e joined by guest speaker Ben Gliniecki\, who'll be providing an introducti on to the current situation in Mexico. This meeting will be held in collabo ration with Sussex Mexico Solidarity.\n\nMexico has been engulfed by turbul ence in recent months\, with the campaign of violence conducted by both the state and the drug cartels provoking widespread social ferment. Four month s after the police attack on teacher training students in Guerrero\, Mexico \, which left 6 people dead and 43 disappeared\, more details are emerging which cast even more doubts on the official version of events and the level of complicity of the state in the affair. The attack has sparked outrage a cross the world\, resulting in a global solidarity movement demanding justi ce. How does the political crisis in Mexico reflect the wider crisis of wor ld capitalism? What is next for the movement and how can we help to build i nternational solidarity?\n\nAll welcome! LAST-MODIFIED:20150209T105625Z LOCATION:University of Sussex\, Brighton BN1 9RH\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sussex Marxists: The Struggle in Mexico TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141204T180000Z DTEND:20141204T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:116dktitmepsk17fhrrjqbhemg@google.com CREATED:20141203T114333Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/734517163302552/\n\nAre the cri mes of Stalin really the legacy of the Bolshevik Revolution\, and was he si mply a continuation of Lenin? The Queen Mary Marxist Society discusses how Stalin represented a degeneration of the world's first worker's state.\n\nT his will be our final meeting of the year\, with a social the week after. F rancis Bancroft Room: 1.01.1\, first floor. LAST-MODIFIED:20141203T114333Z LOCATION:Queen Mary University of London\, Mile End Rd\, London E1 4NS\, Un ited Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:QMUL Marxists: What is Stalinism? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141204T183000Z DTEND:20141204T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:19ujsgvho0682p0qo4ikrno5to@google.com CREATED:20141203T114226Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/537396246362874/\n\nThis weeks talk will be on feminism and marxism.\n\nAs always we meet in the norfolk b uilding in room N342 at 6:30pm.\nFeel free to invite all your friends!\nIf you cant make the meeting\, feel free to still come along to the philosophe rs bar around 8 for a drink LAST-MODIFIED:20141203T114226Z LOCATION:King's College London\, Strand\, London WC2R 2LS\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:KCL Marxists: Marxism and Feminism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141204T190000Z DTEND:20141204T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:3rl317t8u832epfusooc500sh8@google.com CREATED:20141203T114128Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1507768256163852/\n\nFor our la st meeting of the semester\, we will be discussing the life and ideas of Le on Trotsky\, from his initial involvement in the Russian workers movement a t the end of the 19th century to his untimely death at the hands of the Sta linist assassin Ramon Mercader in Mexico on 20th August 1940. Trotsky's ess ential role in the 1905 uprising in Russia and the 1917 Bolshevik Revolutio n\, his creation of the Left Opposition to oppose Stalin and the degenerati on of the October Revolution\, his subsequent exile from the Soviet Union\, his heroic but ultimately unsuccessful attempts from afar to rouse and uni fy the German working class against the Nazi threat\, his critique of Stali nism and his attempt to create a 'Fourth International' will all be looked at. LAST-MODIFIED:20141203T114128Z LOCATION:Leeds University Union\, Lifton Pl\, Leeds LS2 9JZ\, United Kingdo m SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Leeds Marxists: Trotsky and Trotskyism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141203T190000Z DTEND:20141203T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:bp9ne6d7vke9rdv4qddbe584q8@google.com CREATED:20141203T113957Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/743116052443141/\n\nFraenkel ro om\, Corpus Christi\, Oxford\n\nFor our last event this term\, the Oxford M arxists will be screening a documentary\, John Pielger's "Apartheid did not die"\, which explains how the political liberation of Black South Africans means little as long as the means of production are still in the hands of a parasitic minority\, and on how genuine emancipation requires the revolut ionary expropriation of the ruling class. The documentary will be a good st imulant for the Oxford Union debate that evening on "This House Believes Ex tremism in the Defence of Liberty is no Vice"\, held on the 50th anniversar y of Malcolm X's visit to Oxford. The documentary lasts 50 minutes so at 7. 50pm we'll all be making a move to the Oxford Union to watch the debate\, w hose guest speakers will be Angela Davis and Cornel West\, two revolutionar y thinkers and iconic figures of the civil rights and the labour movement. Union events are open to non-members\, although a 10 pound entrance fee is required. The documentary will be screened at the Fraenkel room of Corpus C hristi college at 7pm. LAST-MODIFIED:20141203T114004Z LOCATION:Corpus Christi College\, Merton St\, Oxford OX1 4JF\, United Kingd om SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Oxford Marxists: Apartheid did not die TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141204T180000Z DTEND:20141204T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:rdkf6j2bm54isvoeg487h0m5ak@google.com CREATED:20141203T113830Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/675721959211869\n\nThe Marxist Society\, Conservative Association and Freedom Society are debating the sta tement: capitalism is crisis. LAST-MODIFIED:20141203T113830Z LOCATION:Alterego\, 77 Whiteladies Rd\, Bristol BS8 2NT\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Bristol Marxists: Capitalism is Crisis TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141203T190000Z DTEND:20141203T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:ld7je60lggpdp8f2si503q3cc4@google.com CREATED:20141203T113732Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/685875261526906\n\nRoom 563\, S OAS Main Building\n\nAntonio Gramsci was an Italian marxist theorist and a founding member and leader of the Italian Communist Party. \n\nToday is ide as are held up by academics and reformists alike as a departure from or an alternative to Lenin\, but what did he really think and what can we learn f rom him today? LAST-MODIFIED:20141203T113732Z LOCATION:SOAS\, University of London\, London WC1H 0XG\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:SOAS Marxists: The Revolutionary Ideas of Antonio Gramsci TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141202T190000Z DTEND:20141202T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:5m71kc2prfff2k588khmhfgjnk@google.com CREATED:20141128T144231Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/479541942188744/\n\nLatimer Roo m\, Clare College Cambridge\n\nThis is the joint event between Cambridge Me xico Solidarity and Cambridge Marxist Society.\n\nOn September 26\, student s from the Ayotzinapa Normal Rural (Teacher Training College) in Guerrero\, were attacked by the local police in Guerrero\, which opened fire killing 3 students and another 3 innocent by standers. 23 other students were injur ed and 43 survivors were then taken by the police and handed over to a crim inal drug cartel known as Guerreros Unidos. The local mayor\, his wife and his head of police are directly involved in the crime and have fled. The re gional governor has resigned because of links to this case. More than a mon th later they are announced dead without concrete evidence. \n\nThe Ayotzin apa students case reveals the links between a right wing government carryin g out policies to destroy the last vestiges of the conquests of the Mexican revolution\, the drug cartels\, the criminal gangs and the capitalist clas s. \n\nA huge protest movement has developed\, involving students\, militan t teacher activists\, peasants\, workers and their supporters across the co untry and internationally demanding that if the students were taken alive\, they should be brought back alive. \n\nCome and hear more about the backgr ound to these events\, the revolutionary traditions of the Teacher Training Schools and of Guerrero\, the links between the capitalist state and crimi nal gangs\, the rottenness of capitalism in Mexico\, how Guerrero has been changing as a result of the political situation\, and what is the way forwa rd.\n\nSpeaker\nGaby García Dunn - Cambridge Mexico Solidarity\nArsalan Gha ni - International Marxist Tendency (www.marxist.com)\n LAST-MODIFIED:20141128T144231Z LOCATION:Clare College\, Trinity Lane\, Cambridge CB2 1TL\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Cambridge Marxists: Solidarity with the students in Mexico TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141202T190000Z DTEND:20141202T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:7h7j809pc7qrnr0rf4c8v2p2lc@google.com CREATED:20141126T105049Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/532534986849582/\n\nRoom EX9(30 )\, UKC\n\nThe modern period has been one of polarisation in society: the p olitical centre has collapsed as a result of carrying through austerity pol icies\, and there have been movements towards the Left\, but also to the Ri ght.\nA clear example of this is provided by the current situation in Greec e and Ukraine.\n\nCome along to discuss the question of fascism and the far right in the modern age\, what these movements represent\, and how we can fight them.\n LAST-MODIFIED:20141128T144027Z LOCATION:The University of Kent\, Canterbury\, Kent CT2 7NZ\, United Kingdo m SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Kent Marxists: What is Fascism and How to Fight it? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141202T180000Z DTEND:20141202T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:vta6beedlr96usf38ov6nrqui8@google.com CREATED:20141128T143922Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/734504616617772/\n\nFalmer Hous e Meeting Room 2\n\nThis week's Marxist Society discussion will be on South Africa and Class Struggle\, with guest speaker Hamid Alizadeh of the Inter national Marxist Tendency.\n\nIt is one year on from the death of the inter national icon Nelson Mandela. The days following his passing saw gushing tr ibutes from the politicians who had once vilified him\, and who now sought to turn his legacy to their advantage. Mandela’s vision for ‘national unity ’ has given way to poverty\, disease and corruption. What is the role of cl ass struggle in the history of South Africa and where must it go now? Have 20 years of capitalism really ended Apartheid?\n\nAll welcome! LAST-MODIFIED:20141128T143922Z LOCATION:University of Sussex\, Brighton BN1 9RH\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sussex Marxists: South Africa and the Class Struggle TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141202T190000Z DTEND:20141202T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:rs3904pccl8mgu71b13dgbn8ls@google.com ATTENDEE;CUTYPE=INDIVIDUAL;ROLE=REQ-PARTICIPANT;PARTSTAT=ACCEPTED;CN=Social ist Appeal;X-NUM-GUESTS=0:mailto:tbch42qibht546dpa635vankp8@group.calendar. google.com CREATED:20141005T140445Z DESCRIPTION:St Clements Building\, room 421 LAST-MODIFIED:20141128T143715Z LOCATION:London School of Economics and Political Science\, Houghton St\, L ondon WC2A 2AE\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:LSESU Marxists: WWI and Imperialism Today TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141203T190000Z DTEND:20141203T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:s7340qo2kh9pn94sdtummmqab0@google.com CREATED:20141111T130630Z DESCRIPTION:University of Glasgow\, Adam Smith Building\, Room 718\n\nhttps ://www.facebook.com/events/715860425156836/\n\n“To children ardent for some desperate glory\, \nThe old Lie\; Dulce et Decorum est \nPro patria mori.” ~Wilfred Owen (1893-1918)\n\nThe 11th November each year marks Armistice D ay\, the ceasefire which signalled the end of the First World War. Tens of millions across the world were drawn into the first mass industrialised sla ughter in history\, foreshadowing the events of two decades later. The work ing classes of different nations were lined up against one another\, either in the factories or on the muddy fields of Flanders\, to do butchery on be half of the interests of their ruling classes. \n\nHowever from the jingois m of 1914 there was also a massive change in consciousness over these four years. There were revolutions in Russia\, Germany and Hungary and mutinies and mass strikes elsewhere which brought the conflict to an end. This was f ollowed by more than a decade of revolutionary ebbs and flows across the wo rld.\n\nMuch of the narrative in the news at present is of an “honourable f ight” which must be remembered in a reverential and politically neutral way . As Marxists history is not a neutral subject. Nor is it one which we mumm ify and store away. The lessons of the First World War are very real even t oday. \n\nCome and join us! We’ll have a speaker who’ll give an introductio n followed by a chance to ask questions\, raise points and participate in d iscussion. All are welcome. LAST-MODIFIED:20141128T143640Z LOCATION:University of Glasgow\, Glasgow G12 8QQ\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:1 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: Imperialism and Revolution - 100 Years since WWI TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141127T190000Z DTEND:20141127T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:ke8hjtp1r29disjbnnc0ko6h00@google.com CREATED:20141126T105822Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/305379519657053/\n\nThe Nuffiel d Theatre Room 1129\n\nIn the past\, many times Marxists have been fighting for similar causes as Anarchists. In the current political upheaval\, ther e is great confusion on what each ideology advocates. What are the differen ces between the two that make them such separate movements?\n\nThe topic wi ll be introduced by Mark David who is a member of Oxford Marxists and also International Marxist Tendency (IMT). Introduction will be followed by an o pen discussion.\n\nAs always\, the pub will follow\, for those of us who wi sh to continue discussing or just want get to know each other.\n\nWhoever y ou are and whatever you stand for\, feel welcome to come along to our event s to listen\, debate\, or learn something new. LAST-MODIFIED:20141126T105822Z LOCATION:Nuffield Theatre\, University Rd\, Southampton\, Hampshire SO17 1T R\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Soton Marxists: Marxism and Anarchism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141127T180000Z DTEND:20141127T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:dsahdufandn2qhn0ep01seubt8@google.com CREATED:20141126T105543Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/492958777515065/\n\nSheffield S tudents Union\, ViewRoom 5\n\nThe immense majority of the books written one and a half centuries ago are today merely of historical interest. But what is most striking about the Communist Manifesto is the way in which it anti cipates the most fundamental phenomena which occupy our attention on a worl d scale at the present time. It is really extraordinary to think that a boo k written in 1847 can present a picture of the world of the 21st century so vividly and truthfully. In point of fact\, the Manifesto is even truer tod ay than when it first appeared in 1848.\n\n LAST-MODIFIED:20141126T105543Z LOCATION:University Of Sheffield Union Of Students\, Western Bank\, Sheffie ld\, South Yorkshire S10 2TG\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxists: The Communist Manifesto TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141127T180000Z DTEND:20141127T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:ui1o2t4dts9lo7tuau5rij6p9g@google.com CREATED:20141126T105343Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/316337635239280/\n\nContrary to what many say about Marxism\, it is at its root\, a philosophy\, and a com bination of the most advanced ideas of the time. A member of the Internatio nal Marxist Tendency explains the basics of Dialectical Materialism\, and w hy it can offer an unparallelled view of the universe.\n\nThursday 6pm\, Fr ancis Bancroft Room 1.01.2\, first floor. LAST-MODIFIED:20141126T105343Z LOCATION:Queen Mary University of London\, Mile End Rd\, London E1 4NS\, Un ited Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:QMUL Marxists: Marxist Philosophy and Dialectical Materialism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141127T180000Z DTEND:20141127T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:fd6q85kndum9462ua0b0s5n578@google.com CREATED:20141126T105237Z DESCRIPTION:Engineering Front Suite 1.04\n\nhttps://www.facebook.com/events /464462797024998/\n\nThe rise of class society goes hand-in-hand with the w orld-historic defeat of the female sex. Under class society women become in struments of production for the passing on of property and are therefore su bject to impositions put on their body by private property. The conservativ e government of Spain\, alongside the Catholic church\, were almost victori ous in taking away the right of women to choose whether to have an abortion or not. Who is to say that there wont be attempts to abolish this right ag ain in the future? Will women ever be liberated under a capitalist system? \n\nCome along to this discussion introduced by Ruth O'Sullivan\, president of the Manchester University Marxists! As usual the discussion will be fol lowed by drinks at the pub (George Farha's Cafe\, probably) for more discus sion over a few pints! Feel free to join us at any time :) LAST-MODIFIED:20141126T105237Z LOCATION:Malet Place Engineering Building\, 2 Malet Pl\, Greater London WC1 E 7\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UCLU Marxists: A Woman's Right to Choose TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141125T190000Z DTEND:20141125T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:8nqqh4ilugjvii1cuvjdktf7qk@google.com CREATED:20141124T154312Z DESCRIPTION:Latimer Room\, Clare College\, Cambridge\n\nhttps://www.faceboo k.com/events/704444382979899/\n\nThe First World War was the culmination of the contradictions of capitalism in working class slaughter on an industri al scale. out of this war came revolutions across the globe\, including the Russian Revolution of 1917. Today\, a proxy war between the ailing US Impe rialism on the one hand\, and Russia on the other\, is being played out acr oss the Middle East and the Ukraine. Are we on the brink of WWIII? 100 year s after the Imperialist Great Slaughter\, we discuss the prospects for Impe rialism and the tasks of the Marxists. \n\nSpeaker: Alan Woods\, Prolific A uthor and Political Editor of In Defence of Marxism Website (www.marxist.co m) LAST-MODIFIED:20141125T105017Z LOCATION:Clare College\, Trinity Lane\, Cambridge CB2 1TL\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Cambridge Marxists: WWI and Imperialism Today TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141127T190000Z DTEND:20141127T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:f0472ap2es7t0bhp1tnvmp35gc@google.com CREATED:20141124T185613Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1555628977984781 LAST-MODIFIED:20141124T185613Z LOCATION:The Robin Hood\, 56 St Michael's Hill\, Bristol\, City of Bristol BS2 8DX\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Bristol Marxists: the Imperialist nightmare TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141126T190000Z DTEND:20141126T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:3fsn9ku0f3toah4leuj80qs7h8@google.com CREATED:20141124T155004Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/274857149304797/\n\nFraenkel Ro om\, Corpus Christi College\, Oxford\n\nEurope is teetering on the brink of a third recession\, while the anaemic "recovery" that was seen in some cou ntries in the last period has not been felt by most Europeans\, whose lot h as kept getting worse and worse. Importantly\, the crisis is now moving fro m the periphery to the core: the German and French economies are stagnating while Italy is in a deep recession. Many economists are now talking of a " secular stagnation"\, that is\, a century-long crisis. The political reperc ussions of the crisis are also becoming more explosive as the class struggl e sharpens across Europe: the mass trade union movilizations in Belgium and Italy\, new rounds of rioting in Greece\, or the extraordinary rise of the radical left party PODEMOS in Spain are some of the most recent developmen ts. What are the root causes of the crisis? What has been the role of the E U and the euro? What solution do Marxists put forward? Are there real prosp ects for socialist revolution in Europe?\n\nJoin the Oxford Marxists for ou r next event where Arturo Rodríguez\, post-graduate history student at Oxfo rd and member of the International Marxist Tendency\, who is also active in PODEMOS\, will set out a Marxist analysis of the crisis in Europe and the socialist alternative. The talk will be followed by time for discussion/Q&A . \n\nAll welcome! LAST-MODIFIED:20141124T155004Z LOCATION:Corpus Christi College\, Merton St\, Oxford OX1 4JF\, United Kingd om SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Oxford Marxists: Tthe Crisis of European Capitalism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141126T190000Z DTEND:20141126T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:jk78i2o3dcphstkmi713ain3p8@google.com CREATED:20141124T154807Z DESCRIPTION:SOAS\, University of London\, Room 563\n\nhttps://www.facebook. com/events/661731570610437/\n\nIs it on the basis of militant struggles and revolutionary upheavals that women will finally free themselves from the o ppression they have suffered for centuries or is there another answer?\n\nS tella Christou\, Greek Marxist from the Communist Tendency of SYRIZA\, and founder of UCLU Marxist Society\, will be coming to speak at SOAS.\n\nShe w ill be exploring the crossovers between Marxist and Feminist theory\, the h istorical origins of women's oppression and its relationship to capitalist exploitation. After this\, as usual\, the floor will be opened for discussi on.\n\nEveryone is welcome to attend so get yourselves down\, share the eve nt and feel free to invite anyone along who you feel might like to take par t. LAST-MODIFIED:20141124T154807Z LOCATION:SOAS\, University of London\, London WC1H 0XG\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:SOAS Marxists: Marxism and Women's Liberation TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141125T190000Z DTEND:20141125T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:j306n8fndqr11qu2v0dkrq3m3s@google.com CREATED:20141121T144852Z DESCRIPTION:St Clements Building\, room 421\n\nhttps://www.facebook.com/eve nts/834443009910766/\n\nThomas Piketty\, a French economist and academic\, has become an overnight sensation thanks to his book “Capital in the Twenty -First Century”\, a bestseller that has sparked debate on all sides for its detailed analysis of inequality under capitalism\, with elation and praise from the reformist left\, and horror and fright from the free-market right .\n\nBut what relation does Piketty's book have to Marx's original\, first published more that 140 years ago?\n\nLSESU Marxist Society LAST-MODIFIED:20141124T154133Z LOCATION:London School of Economics and Political Science\, Houghton St\, L ondon WC2A 2AE\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:LSESU Marxists: Piketty\, Marx\, and the Spectre of Inequality TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141125T190000Z DTEND:20141125T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:t0chu8pfgnc1hcs0jmalsvq1b0@google.com CREATED:20141121T145307Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/504703983003969/\n\nAdam Smith Building\, Room 718\n\n“The pain in our shoulder comes\nYou say\, from the damp\; and this is also the cause\nOf the patch on the apartment wall.\nSo tell us then:\nWhere does the damp come from?”\n~from ‘A Worker’s Speech to a Doctor’ (Bertolt Brecht 1898-1956)\n\nWith the increased stress of exams and deadlines\, mental health comes increasingly to the forefront of our m inds at this time. There never seems to be enough provision for this\, whet her it’s staff time or funding shortages. As Marxists we recognise that cap italism will never prioritise well-being unless it’s profitable. However it ’s not just that\, many of the problems we face flow from this system: whet her it’s financial worries\, pressure to do well at uni (‘or else’…)\, soci al alienation and many more. If you’re interested in Marxism or an alternat ive look at mental health – and of a more fundamental change than the “symp toms and pill” approach\, please come along and join in the discussion! \n\ nAs always the meeting will be followed by drinks at the QMU. LAST-MODIFIED:20141121T145313Z LOCATION:University of Glasgow\, Glasgow G12 8QQ\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: Marxism and Mental Health TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141125T180000Z DTEND:20141125T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:chij4jv9e9b5h73o3i0oe83nao@google.com CREATED:20141121T145159Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/363718653808004/\n\nThis week a t the Marxist Society we'll have Wendy Escobar introducing the topic of the Cuban Revolution.\n\nThe guerrilla campaign led by Fidel Castro and Che Gu evara has long been viewed by many on the left as a model example of a libe ration struggle against capitalism and imperialism\, but what are its true achievements? What are the lessons of the Cuban Revolution historically and today? Is Cuba now taking the “Chinese road to capitalism”?\n\nAll welcome !\n\nFind out more here: http://www.marxist.com/where-is-cuba-going-capital ism-or-socialism.htm\n LAST-MODIFIED:20141121T145159Z LOCATION:University of Sussex\, Brighton BN1 9RH\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sussex Marxists: The Cuban Revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141123T113000Z DTEND:20141123T150000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:3o5t4o0euipicfs7t53vbbvtuc@google.com CREATED:20141119T174424Z DESCRIPTION:Jim's Bar\, Queen Margaret Union\, University of Glasgow\n\nhtt ps://www.facebook.com/events/1510509415872449/\n\nThe referendum brought th ousands of people into politics for the first time and now many are seeking a radical solution to the many problems of our Austerity-ridden society. A s Marxists we believe that the answer is a fundamental\, socialist transfor mation - taking big business out of the hands of the 1% and into the owners hip of the masses of ordinary people to be run for the good of society. If you're interested in the ideas of Marxism and socialism and how to take the movement forward then please do attend! \n\nEvent hosted by Scottish suppo rters of the International Marxist Tendency (IMT).\n\nhttp://www.marxist.co m/ LAST-MODIFIED:20141119T174424Z LOCATION:Queen Margaret Union\, 22 University Gardens\, Glasgow\, Glasgow C ity G12 8QN\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: Marxism and the Fight for Socialism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141120T180000Z DTEND:20141120T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:g58obj7hof2a6n8racpisfj0ok@google.com CREATED:20141119T174213Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/734765729910090/\n\nThe moral v alues that exist in our society are implicitly the values of the ruling cla ss\, which have been imposed on us as "common sense". For Marxists\, there are no eternal truths or moral values\, instead we must look at all of our actions from a class perspective in order to determine whether they are jus tified or not.\n\nThursday 6pm\, Francis Bancroft\, Room 1.01.2\, First Flo or LAST-MODIFIED:20141119T174213Z LOCATION:Queen Mary University of London\, Mile End Rd\, London E1 4NS\, Un ited Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:QMUL Marxists: Marxism and Morality TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141120T183000Z DTEND:20141120T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:6nbt9dns7ma36mm234rm05sln8@google.com CREATED:20141119T174121Z DESCRIPTION:342N (Norfolk Building) Strand Campus\n\nhttps://www.facebook.c om/events/762461693824853/\n\nWe moved this talk from earlier in the year s o more people could attend:\n\nIn Marx's time\, machines started to change the demand for manual labour. In recent years the rise of the computer and the use of robots have changed this in a more drastic way. In the first hal f of the meeting we will look at the current state of artificial intelligen ces\, the use of computers in production and how this changes the capitalis tic system.\n\nWe will then look at a different side of the digital revolut ion\, the rise of the internet. We will focus on the hacking scene and how the internet is daily changing the notion of intellectual property.\n\nThe location is room 342N at Strand Campus (Norfolk Building). It is best reach ed by walking down Surrey Street from KCL main entrance. Between the 'Compa ss' and the Strand is the terraced Norfolk Building. Use your King's Card t o swipe through the door and we are on the third floor. \n\nHope to see man y of you there! LAST-MODIFIED:20141119T174121Z LOCATION:King's College London\, Strand\, London WC2R 2LS\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:KCL Marxists: The Digital Revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141120T190000Z DTEND:20141120T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:17gvr1kjvrmmcod92nl2v9lcvc@google.com CREATED:20141119T174001Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/857553057676652/\n\nThe Nuffiel d Theatre Room 1129\n\nHistory has shown that Nations didn't use to exist i n the past. However\, history also shown how people can be manipulated by t he ruling class using Nationalism. What is the origin of Nationalism? Will it ever fade away or are we doomed to see hatred between countries forever? \n\nThe introduction will be introduced by Mert who is a member of Internat ional Marxist Tendency (IMT) and also the secretary of Soton Marxists. The introduction will be followed by an open discussion.\n\nAs always\, the pub will follow\, for those of us who wish to continue discussing or just want get to know each other.\n\nWhoever you are and whatever you stand for\, fe el welcome to come along to our events to listen\, debate\, or learn someth ing new.\n LAST-MODIFIED:20141119T174001Z LOCATION:Nuffield Theatre\, University Rd\, Southampton\, Hampshire SO17 1T R\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Soton Marxists: Marxism and the National Question TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141120T180000Z DTEND:20141120T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:haveu46qvehbfnfoavc0i2nlf8@google.com CREATED:20141119T173846Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1567357830153945/\n\nSheffield Students Union\, View Room 5\n\nThis meeting will be held around the 97th a nniversary of the Russian Revolution\, an event which altered the entire co urse of human history. For the first time - if we exclude the brief but glo rious episode of the Paris Commune - the working people took power into the ir own hands and began the gigantic task of the socialist re-construction o f society.\n\nScott Shaw\, Sheffield Marxist Society Treasurer\, will be in troducing this topic. LAST-MODIFIED:20141119T173846Z LOCATION:University Of Sheffield Union Of Students\, Western Bank\, Sheffie ld\, South Yorkshire S10 2TG\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxists: The Russian Revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141119T190000Z DTEND:20141119T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:j53o2p601khu1rm6rf4lt0a4s4@google.com CREATED:20141119T173512Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/748073888562754/\n\nOn 30th Oct ober a mass uprising erupted in Burkina Faso overthrowing Blaise Compaoré\, the hated president who had ruled the country for 27 years.\n\nCompaoré fi rst came to power in a brutal Coup D'etat against the revolutionary regime of Thomas Sankara. Now the masses are rediscovering the the revolutionary t raditions of Sankara as they battle for a better society. \n\nCome here Fre d Weston\, editor of Marxist.com\, speak on this important topic. LAST-MODIFIED:20141119T173710Z LOCATION:SOAS\, University of London\, London WC1H 0XG\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:SOAS Marxists: Revolution in Burkina Faso TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141120T180000Z DTEND:20141120T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:3dec8ofjl9guprqpffb83pbi2s@google.com CREATED:20141119T173702Z DESCRIPTION:UCL engineering front suite 104\n\nhttps://www.facebook.com/eve nts/1492233724387946/\n\nMarx called his outlook "scientific socialism" and Engels argued that nature furnishes the proof of dialectical materialism. In what sense is this true\, and what does the philosophy of Marxism have t o say about the natural sciences? Is there a crisis in the Scientific commu nity? Do class and big business interests play a role in scientific researc h?\n\nCome along to this discussion introduced Nina Christou! As usual the discussion will be followed by drinks at the pub (George Farha's Cafe\, pro bably) for more discussion over a few pints! Feel free to join us at any ti me :)\n LAST-MODIFIED:20141119T173702Z LOCATION:University College London\, Gower St\, London WC1E 6BT\, United Ki ngdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UCLU Marxists: Marxism and Science TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141118T183000Z DTEND:20141118T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:9oqgpi89rfm1a88shcnt8tcu8s@google.com CREATED:20141113T160105Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1507718019480770\n\nMarxism and Anarchism tend to be seen as united because of their common opposition to capitalism. However\, the similarities end there. When it comes to position s on the state\, revolution and organisation Marxists and Anarchists disagr ee on many points. LAST-MODIFIED:20141113T175345Z LOCATION:The University of Kent\, Canterbury\, Kent CT2 7NZ\, United Kingdo m SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Kent Marxists: Marxism and Anarchism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141118T190000Z DTEND:20141118T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:d8qjmnvs50e2cjagleb1qv62m8@google.com CREATED:20141113T155654Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/688172637947770/\n\nUniversity of Glasgow\, Adam Smith Building\, Room 718\n\nSince the financial crisis e rupted in 2008 there has been much discussion of how capitalism operates. M any have blamed Neo-Liberalism for a short-sighted view on the economy and the crisis faced by ordinary people who are experiencing unemployment\, wag e cuts and freezes and the destruction of public services. Some argue that what is needed is a return to the "responsible capitalism" - Keynesianism - of the post-war period. This meeting will consider what Keynesianism and N eo-Liberalism actually are\, the prospects for reforming capitalism and wha t Keyenesianism could offer. LAST-MODIFIED:20141113T155654Z LOCATION:University of Glasgow\, Glasgow G12 8QQ\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: Neoliberalism and Keynesianism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141118T180000Z DTEND:20141118T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:fvcuv9rtvku3k7sbhv0k2h0fhk@google.com CREATED:20141113T155553Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/998203110193249\n\nIn addition to our usual political talk\, next week's Marxist Society meeting will also include a discussion about our program of events for next term. We’re curr ently in the process of organizing the topics that we’re planning to have o n the agenda from January\, and it would be great to have input from as man y people as possible\, so come prepared with any ideas you might have! If y ou’re not able to make it to the meeting but know of a topic you’d like to have discussed\, don’t hesitate to email us your thoughts at sussex.marxist s@hotmail.co.uk.\n\nOur political discussion that evening will be on Marxis m and the Environment\, with guest speaker Adam Booth of Socialist Appeal a nd the International Marxist Tendency.\n\nClimate change is now a real poli tical issue receiving widespread attention. Can the free market tackle risi ng sea levels\, polluted air and contaminated food production? Or is it par t of the problem? What is the Marxist position on the environmental questio n and what solutions do we pose?\n\nAll welcome!\n\nFind out more here: htt p://www.marxist.com/the-environment-consumerism-and-socialism.htm LAST-MODIFIED:20141113T155553Z LOCATION:University of Sussex\, Brighton BN1 9RH\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sussex Marxists: Marxism and the Environment TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141118T190000Z DTEND:20141118T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:kk66c8v7t8lfhtdrvms8gj1hts@google.com CREATED:20141113T155418Z DESCRIPTION:St Clements Building\, room 421 LAST-MODIFIED:20141113T155418Z LOCATION:London School of Economics and Political Science\, Houghton St\, L ondon WC2A 2AE\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:LSESU Marxists: Marxism and Feminism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141112T180000Z DTEND:20141112T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:uudkkq89p7hbgcerb62gj8np6o@google.com CREATED:20141111T174640Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/777898415589380\n\nThis is a jo int meeting between Newcastle Marxist Society and Newcastle University Femi nist Society.\n\nHow do we fight effectively for women's liberation? As a w orking-class woman which fight do you join? Is Marxism only fighting for wo rking-class men and Feminism only fighting for middle-class women?\n\nRache l Gibbs\, President of Glasgow University Marxist Society\, has been invite d down to speak\, introducing the subject before we open up the floor for d iscussion and any questions and ideas people might have.\n\nThis will be a fantastic opportunity to learn about some of the crossovers in Marxist and Feminist ideology and theory and will explore the relationships between gen der oppression and class exploitation.\n\nEveryone is welcome to attend so get yourselves down\, share the event and feel free to invite anyone along who you feel might like to take part.\n\nThis should be a really interestin g discussion and we hope to see you all there :-) LAST-MODIFIED:20141111T174640Z LOCATION:Newcastle University Students' Union\, King's Rd\, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Newcastle Marxists: Marxism and Feminism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141114T180000Z DTEND:20141114T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:8nskqii2jee4t9g7p6pbamj40k@google.com CREATED:20141111T174106Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/616658551778078\n\nDarwin B05\n \nEngels' pamphlet 'The part played by labour in the transition from ape to man' argues that the labour process itself is what makes us human\, and ex plains concious thought. Marxist Anthropologist V. Gordon Childe\, who taug ht at UCL\, echoed Engels' ideas in works such as "Man makes himself" and " What happened in history". \n\nCome along to this discussion introduced by former UCLU Marxists President Stella Christou. As usual the discussion wil l be followed by drinks at the pub (George Farha's Cafe\, probably) for mor e discussion over a few pints! Feel free to join us at any time :) LAST-MODIFIED:20141111T174135Z LOCATION:University College London\, Gower St\, London WC1E 6BT\, United Ki ngdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UCLU Marxists: The Revolutionary Birth of Mankind TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141113T180000Z DTEND:20141113T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:pj0ifnf1klhu40re0e5gkh2dv0@google.com CREATED:20141111T173847Z DESCRIPTION:We have no room booked for this week's meeting\, instead we wil l meet at 6pm inside the student union HUB\, on the sofas\, to discuss the revolutionary events taking place in the West African country Burkina Faso\ , and the effective overthrow of president Blaise Compaoré. LAST-MODIFIED:20141111T173847Z LOCATION:Queen Mary University of London\, Mile End Rd\, London E1 4NS\, Un ited Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:QMUL Marxists: Where next for Burkina Faso? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141113T180000Z DTEND:20141113T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:uotqggdg8agva8jr247mfpgcc8@google.com CREATED:20141111T173600Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/656342597815357/\n\nNorfolk Bui lding\, room 342N\, Surrey Street\n\nThis weeks meeting will be on Marxist economics.\nThis week we will start with an annual general meeting (AGM) to elect a new committee and discuss any other topics that come up.\nThe AGM will start at 6pm and the normal meeting of that week will begin afterwards \, which will be a little bit later than 6.30pm\, as usual we meet in the N orfolk building\, room 342.\n\nMARXIST ECONOMICS\n------------------------- -------\n\nAccording to George Magnus\, former Chief Economist and Senior E conomic Advisor to UBS bank\, "today’s global economy bears some uncanny re semblances to the conditions he foresaw.\n\nConsider\, for example\, Marx’s prediction of how the inherent conflict between capital and labor would ma nifest itself. As he wrote in “Das Kapital\,” companies’ pursuit of profits and productivity would naturally lead them to need fewer and fewer workers \, creating an “industrial reserve army” of the poor and unemployed: “Accum ulation of wealth at one pole is\, therefore\, at the same time accumulatio n of misery.”\n\nThe process he describes is visible throughout the develop ed world\, particularly in the U.S. Companies’ efforts to cut costs and avo id hiring have boosted U.S. corporate profits as a share of total economic output to the highest level in more than six decades\, while the unemployme nt rate stands at 9.1 percent and real wages are stagnant.\n\nU.S. income i nequality\, meanwhile\, is by some measures close to its highest level sinc e the 1920s. Before 2008\, the income disparity was obscured by factors suc h as easy credit\, which allowed poor households to enjoy a more affluent l ifestyle. Now the problem is coming home to roost."\n\nMainstream\, capital ist economic theory is in a total bind. It cannot explain its own economic system\, which is passing through its deepest ever crisis. Marx's theories on the inherent crisis ridden character of the capitalist economy are the o nly ones equipped to explain this situation. Join us for a discussion on th e fundamentals of these theories and how the can help us to understand - an d end - the crisis of capitalism.\n\n\nAGM\n-------\nYou can find the full agenda below but the most important point is the election of a new committe e.\nWe will be electing a president\, secretary\, treasurer and social secr etary\, if you wan't to go for one of those positions\, please notify us be forehand by sending an email. \nThe same goes for any extra agenda points y ou may want to bring in or any positions you may think are missing from the committee.\nIt is very important that you are officially a member a day be fore the AGM starts\, the good news is that you can become one for free at http://www.kclsu.org/organisation/Marxist/\nDoing so will also help us to g et more funding next year!\n\n\nAGENDA\n--------------\n1. Welcome at 6.00p m in room 342 of the norfolk building\, strand\n2. finalizing agenda\n3. Ov erview of last year\, including financial report and any questions arising from this\n4. Explanation off roles up for election & small speeches by can didates\n5. Any questions for candidates\n6. Elections\n7. Any other busine ss (small notes and questions)\n8. Closing of the meeting\n9. Talk on Marxi st economics\n10. Drinks in one of our favourite bars to celebrate LAST-MODIFIED:20141111T173600Z LOCATION:King's College London\, Strand\, London WC2R 2LS\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:KCL Marxists: Marxist Economics TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141113T190000Z DTEND:20141113T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:ma1v7t3k94e2247a54bahn15hs@google.com CREATED:20141111T173031Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/391692657653267/#\n\nLT1\, 3-5 Woodland Road\n\nJoin the Marxist Society this Thursday for a talk by Rob S ewell\, author of In The Cause Of Labour and Germany: From Revolution To Co unter-Revolution\, as he discusses the current situation in Britain\, and\, more importantly\, where all that could lead. LAST-MODIFIED:20141111T173031Z LOCATION:Woodland Rd\, Nailsea\, Bristol\, North Somerset BS48\, UK SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Bristol Marxists: Where is Britain Going? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141113T190000Z DTEND:20141113T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:db1taaanfkkc045qn8a7jb7vro@google.com CREATED:20141111T172913Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/289307154592184/\n\nThe Nuffiel d Theatre Room 1129\n\nHow does the State work? Can one say that it works i n a just manner? These are questions that are becoming more and more releva nt in the current crisis. Today poor people go to jail for stealing food to feed their children while bankers stealing public money are still in power . How would the State work under socialism.\n\nThe topic will be introduced by Nina who is a graduate from UoS\, member of International Marxist Tende ncy (IMT)\, former president also founder of the Soton Marxists and current president of UCLU Marxists. After the introduction there will be an open d iscussion.\n\nAs always\, the pub will follow\, for those of us who wish to continue discussing or just want get to know each other.\n\nWhoever you ar e and whatever you stand for\, feel welcome to come along to our events to listen\, debate\, or learn something new. LAST-MODIFIED:20141111T172913Z LOCATION:Nuffield Theatre\, University Rd\, Southampton\, Hampshire SO17 1T R\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Soton Marxists: Marxism and the State TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141112T190000Z DTEND:20141112T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:96fhdhk52ml7ihbvgnd5shg234@google.com CREATED:20141111T130928Z DESCRIPTION:Fraenkel Room\, Corpus Christi college\, Oxford\n\nhttps://www. facebook.com/events/358180604306703/\n\nIn the recent period the Middle Eas t has been a constant source of concern for imperialism. The revolutionary wave of 2011\, the war in Syria\, the brutal attack by Israel on Gaza\, the rise of ISIS\, the heroic resistance of the Kurdish people in Kobane... ha ve turned the region into a hotbed of political instability. What are the r easons behind the turmoil? What is the way out of the crisis? What are the perspectives for socialist revolution? Why was the Arab Spring derailed and defeated? \n\nJoin the Oxford Marxists for our next event\, where John Pic kard\, member of the International Marxist Tendency\, will try to answer th ese questions. John has written many articles on Middle Eastern politics an d a book on the history of Abrahamic religions. He also lived in the Middle East in the 1980s\, working as a correspondent and trying to organize a Ma rxist tendency in the Israeli and Palestinian labour movements.\n LAST-MODIFIED:20141111T130928Z LOCATION:Corpus Christi College\, Merton St\, Oxford OX1 4JF\, United Kingd om SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Oxford Marxists: Crisis in the Middle East TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141112T190000Z DTEND:20141112T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:2girdt3n4o3u8ao49jt0ccdmp0@google.com CREATED:20141111T130826Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/673095949464843/\n\nRoom 563\, SOAS Main Building\n\nThomas Piketty\, a French economist and academic\, ha s become an overnight sensation thanks to his book “Capital in the Twenty-F irst Century”\, a bestseller that has sparked debate on all sides for its d etailed analysis of inequality under capitalism\, with elation and praise f rom the reformist left\, and horror and fright from the free-market right.\ n\nBut what relation does Piketty's book have to Marx's original\, first pu blished more that 140 years ago? LAST-MODIFIED:20141111T130826Z LOCATION:SOAS\, University of London\, London WC1H 0XG\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:SOAS Marxists: Piketty\, Marx\, and the Spectre of Inequality TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141111T190000Z DTEND:20141111T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:p13o6vghcl8hp9rpeup9t6sah8@google.com CREATED:20141111T130732Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1490331477891453/\n\nKeynes Hal l\, King's College Cambridge\n\nThe October Revolution of 1917 was the high water mark of human history. For the first time the slaves fought back and conquered state power\, sending a beacon of hope to the opressed peoples o f the world. Within ten years\, however\, workers’ democracy had been suppr essed and the bureaucracy\, headed by Stalin\, had come to the fore. Why di d this happen\, and does it prove socialism a utopia?\n\nSpeaker: Mordecai Paechter\, Cambridge Marxists Secretary LAST-MODIFIED:20141111T130732Z LOCATION:King's College\, King's Parade\, Cambridge CB2 1ST\, United Kingdo m SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Cambridge Marxists: What is Stalinism? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141111T180000Z DTEND:20141111T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:f4neiun86psnnd0bjs1e9457ok@google.com CREATED:20141111T130512Z DESCRIPTION:Falmer House Meeting Room 2\n\nhttps://www.facebook.com/events/ 172268902943787/\n\nFor this week's Marxist Society discussion we'll be joi ned by guest speaker John Pickard of Socialist Appeal and the International Marxist Tendency.\n\nThe Arab Spring of 2011 opened up a new stage in the world revolution. However\, today the predominant feature is instability th roughout the region. Recently we have seen the rise of Islamic State\, civi l war in Syria and the Israeli attack on Gaza that left 2000 dead. What is the role of imperialism? What is the role of political Islam? Can socialism solve the problems of the people of the Middle East? LAST-MODIFIED:20141111T130512Z LOCATION:University of Sussex\, Brighton BN1 9RH\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sussex Marxists: Crisis in the Middle East TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141111T190000Z DTEND:20141111T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:vgti5s73orb39ua3liq30gpagk@google.com CREATED:20141111T130411Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/273443306112854/\n\nUniversity of Manchester Student Union\, Room 7\n\nFor Marxists\, the environmental cr isis is linked to capitalist production\, but why is this? Dr Adam Booth wi ll join Manchester Marxists to discuss how capitalism impacts on the enviro nment and the way socialists believe we can tackle pressing environmental p roblems. LAST-MODIFIED:20141111T130411Z LOCATION:University of Manchester Students' Union\, Oxford Rd\, Manchester M13 9PR\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Manchester Marxists: Marxism and the Environment TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141111T190000Z DTEND:20141111T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:ol2tm01tc23q0up26vsrdl1ipo@google.com CREATED:20141111T130306Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/755476677856786/\n\nSTC.S421 (S t. Clements building\, 4th floor)\, LSE\n\nMarxists and Anarchists are unit ed by an opposition to capitalism. However\, the similarities tend to end t here. When it comes to positions on the state\, revolution and organisation Marxists and Anarchists tend to disagree. LSESU Marxist Society will revie w the arguments between the two\, the origins of them where we stand in rel ation to each other today. LAST-MODIFIED:20141111T130306Z LOCATION:London School of Economics and Political Science\, Houghton St\, L ondon WC2A 2AE\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:LSE Marxists: Marxism and Anarchism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141029T180000Z DTEND:20141029T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:c3hkrbgvsp87t1v221ttk9h5lg@google.com CREATED:20141028T181118Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/289448674586492\n\nBentham b10 seminar room 1\n\nBen Gliniecki from the Solidarity with Antifascist Resist ance in Ukraine campaign and member of the International Marxist Tendency ( IMT) will be introducing a discussion on the events that have unfolded in U kraine in the last year\, and what we can do to support the resistance to t he Fascist threat. \n\nCome along to discuss this very important topic\, wh ich will be followed as usual with drinks at the pub (George Farha's Cafe\, probably) for a more informal chat over a few pints! Feel free to join us at any time :) LAST-MODIFIED:20141028T181118Z LOCATION:University College London\, Gower St\, London WC1E 6BT\, United Ki ngdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UCLU Marxists: The fight against fascism in the Ukraine TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141030T190000Z DTEND:20141030T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:fk22o894t52plbk7ooqi3ga1e8@google.com CREATED:20141028T180350Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/588096444649676 LAST-MODIFIED:20141028T180350Z LOCATION:The Kings Arms\, 168 Whiteladies Rd\, Clifton\, Avon\, Bristol BS8 2XZ\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Bristol Marxists: the Fight for Women's Liberation TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141030T180000Z DTEND:20141030T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:917jmvesfqd81unnk7864urjks@google.com CREATED:20141028T180152Z DESCRIPTION:Thursday 6pm\, Room G.07\, Francis Bancroft building\n\nhttps: //www.facebook.com/events/604789369626199/\n\n\nA nice relaxed screening of a Socialist-related film!\n\nWe're gonna combine a critique of Capitalist society with Halloween\, by showing John Carpenter's cult classic They Live ! \n\n LAST-MODIFIED:20141028T180152Z LOCATION:Queen Mary University of London\, Mile End Rd\, London E1 4NS\, Un ited Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:QMUL Marxists: Film showing - "They Live!" TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141030T190000Z DTEND:20141030T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:foqramt2gncjknpqp6mj674nes@google.com CREATED:20141028T175935Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1660013210892134/\n\nRoom 1\, L UU building\n\n30 years on from one of the most heroic labour battles in Br itish history\, the Marxist society host a discussion on the Great Miners' Strike of 1984-5. Speaking will be John Dunn\, formerly a Clay Cross counci llor who stood against public sector cuts in the 1970s and then a miner in the 1984-5 strike\, he is now active in the Orgreave Truth and Justice Camp aign and is a member of the International Marxist Tendency (IMT). LAST-MODIFIED:20141028T175935Z LOCATION:Leeds University Union\, Lifton Pl\, Leeds LS2 9JZ\, United Kingdo m SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Leeds Marxists: Lessons of the Miners' Strike TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141029T190000Z DTEND:20141029T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:77rogmd131lod20qj2m99gbufk@google.com CREATED:20141024T103933Z DESCRIPTION:Fraenkel Room\, Corpus Christi College\n\nhttps://www.facebook. com/events/339845756194676/\n\n“There must be a better distribution of weal th and maybe America must move toward a democratic socialism\,” said Martin Luther King\, Jr. Six years after the election of America's first black pr esident\, the issue of race under capitalism has again been brought into qu estion following the shootings of Trayvon Martin\, Jordan Davis and most re cently Michael Brown\, and the widespread outrage the events have triggered . What is the most effective way of combating racism? Where does it come fr om? Malcolm X said you can’t have capitalism without racism. How can social ism end racism?\n\nJoin the Oxford Marxist Society for our next event\, whe re Fred Weston\, editor of marxist.com\, will give a talk on the class stru ggle and the fight against racial oppression. His lecture will be followed by time for discussion/Q&A. \n\nAll welcome! LAST-MODIFIED:20141028T175801Z LOCATION:Corpus Christi College\, Merton St\, Oxford OX1 4JF\, United Kingd om SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Oxford Marxists: Race and the Class Struggle TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141029T190000Z DTEND:20141029T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:ak7p3botko1cpcbasc571fa6b0@google.com CREATED:20141024T103619Z DESCRIPTION:Room 563\, SOAS Main Building\n\nhttps://www.facebook.com/event s/801997256529026/\n\nOn 26th September students from a rural teacher train ing college in Ayotzinapa were stopped by the police in Iguala on their way to a protest.\n\nThe police opened fire\, killing 6 people and injuring 17 students. The remaining students were then kidnapped and handed over to th e Guerreros Unidos drug cartel. 43 students are still missing.\n\nThis case has served to reveal the putrid cesspit of the capitalist state in Mexico. This is not a question of one local corrupt official\, but a whole system of collusion between criminal gangs\, bourgeois politicians at all levels a nd the state apparatus.\n\nJoin us to hear Jorge Martin\, editor of America Socialista\, to discuss the background to these events\, the struggle curr ently exploding across Mexico and what we can do to offer solidarity. LAST-MODIFIED:20141024T103619Z LOCATION:SOAS\, University of London\, London WC1H 0XG\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:SOAS Marxists: Mexico - 43 students abducted by police TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141028T190000Z DTEND:20141028T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:j7cjsq04ap6ngcorn7dmslnekk@google.com CREATED:20141024T103216Z DESCRIPTION:Univeristy of Glasgow\, Adam Smith Building\, Room 718\n\nhttps ://www.facebook.com/events/837631186258837/\n\nDialectical materialism is t he philosophical underpinning of Marxism. Lenin described dialectical mater ialism along with historical materialism and Marxist economics as the "thre e component parts of Marxism". This discussion will give a broad overview o f what dialectical materialism is\, how we as Marxists use it to analyse ev erything from nature to the class struggle and why it is important today. LAST-MODIFIED:20141024T103247Z LOCATION:University of Glasgow\, Glasgow G12 8QQ\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: What is dialectical materialism? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141028T190000Z DTEND:20141028T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:1ca450su4g7cfrb0un9pn53rk0@google.com CREATED:20141024T103015Z DESCRIPTION:Keynes Hall\, Kings College\, Cambridge LAST-MODIFIED:20141024T103015Z LOCATION:King's College\, King's Parade\, Cambridge CB2 1ST\, United Kingdo m SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Cambridge Marxists: Marxism and the Black Struggle TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141028T180000Z DTEND:20141028T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:b03qi26a1qp49vbns38jpqiig0@google.com CREATED:20141024T102902Z DESCRIPTION:Falmer House meeting room 2\n LAST-MODIFIED:20141024T102902Z LOCATION:University of Sussex\, Brighton BN1 9RH\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sussex Marxists: Crisis in the Middle East TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141024T173000Z DTEND:20141024T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:u0r0086sp66pc4l29fvnp33qq4@google.com CREATED:20141024T102305Z DESCRIPTION:Templeman Library\, Viewing room 2\n\nhttps://www.facebook.com/ events/843985678956599/\n\nThe current crisis has shaken people’s conscious ness. A lot of questions arise as a result of this: How would Socialism wor k? Is there a ‘capitalist solution’ to the crisis of Capitalism?\n\nJoin th e University of Kent Marxists for this discussion\, introduced by Daniel Mo rley from the editorial board of Socialist Appeal.\n\nWhoever you are and w hatever you stand for\, feel welcome to come along to our events to listen\ , debate\, or learn something new. LAST-MODIFIED:20141024T102305Z LOCATION:The University of Kent\, Canterbury\, Kent CT2 7NZ\, United Kingdo m SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Kent Marxists: What is socialism? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141024T170000Z DTEND:20141024T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:sv49am4ch9qfj1lfrfv4r386o0@google.com CREATED:20141022T083132Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/875549112493823/\n\nUCL enginee ring front\, suite 104\n\nAs the 97th anniversary of the Russian Revolution approaches\, we will discuss this great and world changing event. But what came after in the form of the Stalinist bureaucracy? Was this socialism? I f so\, why did it collapse? If not\, does this prove that socialism is a ut opia?\n\nCome along to find out more\, ask questions and debate. All views welcome! The discussion will be followed by drinks at the pub (George Farha 's Cafe\, probably) for a more informal chat over a few pints! Feel free to join us at any time :)\n\nFor those who can't wait\, here's a debate on th e topic between Alan Woods (prominent member of the International Marxist T endency (IMT) and editor of marxist.com) and Orlando Figes (author of A Peo ple's Tragedy and well known anti-Marxist academic): https://www.youtube.co m/watch?v=1UyhO1hMhrU LAST-MODIFIED:20141024T102049Z LOCATION:Malet Place Engineering Building\, 2 Malet Pl\, Greater London WC1 E 7\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UCLU Marxists: Was the Soviet Union socialist? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141028T190000Z DTEND:20141028T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:od7vii4jvtvi7dscq0a5ojtkm4@google.com ATTENDEE;CUTYPE=INDIVIDUAL;ROLE=REQ-PARTICIPANT;PARTSTAT=ACCEPTED;CN=Social ist Appeal;X-NUM-GUESTS=0:mailto:tbch42qibht546dpa635vankp8@group.calendar. google.com CREATED:20141005T140239Z DESCRIPTION:STC.S421 (St. Clements building\, 4th floor)\, LSE\n\nhttps://w ww.facebook.com/events/1551763078390788\n\nThe collapse of the Soviet Union is always held up as definitive proof that socialism doesn't work. Equally the crimes of Stalin are used to argue that socialism inevitably means bru tal dictatorship.\n\nBut was the Soviet Union really socialist and is it po ssible to build socialism free from the horrors of the past? LAST-MODIFIED:20141024T102013Z LOCATION:London School of Economics and Political Science\, Houghton St\, L ondon WC2A 2AE\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:LSESU Marxists: was the Soviet Union socialist? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141023T163000Z DTEND:20141023T183000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:rlvr1r4vj0tgr858psp61attp8@google.com CREATED:20141022T083731Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/824019760952285/\n\nAcross the Middle East\, fires are burning and the region is gripped in crisis. Thousa nds have died in Gaza whilst in Iraq the terror of the Islamic State is a m onster that the US helped to create. LAST-MODIFIED:20141022T083731Z LOCATION:People's Bookshop Durham\, 70 Saddler St\, Durham\, Co Durham DH1 3NP\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Durham Marxists: Crisis in the Middle East TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141023T180000Z DTEND:20141023T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:sfboq49bnhjjte5m7rg3fghrk0@google.com CREATED:20141022T083238Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/831815183515515/\n\nWith the 97 th anniversary approaching we will be discussing the Russian Revolution of October 1917. The October Revolution was the culmination of 15 years of cla ss struggle\, which shook Russia to its very core. As Marxists we don't jus t view this as an abstract historical event - there are important lessons f or the socialist movement today. LAST-MODIFIED:20141022T083615Z LOCATION:The White Bear\, 133 St Michael's Hill\, Avon\, Bristol BS2 8BS\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Bristol Marxists: In Defence of the Russian Revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141023T170000Z DTEND:20141023T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:d8aqil0utqdluvs1601fgisld0@google.com CREATED:20141022T083419Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/354663388025762/\n\n6pm\, Franc is Bancroft Room 1.02.6\, first floor\n\nWhat is the state and who does it really serve? How did this body come about? And most importantly\, what is the role that it will play in a revolutionary situation? The Marxist Societ y explains the origins of state power and its relationship to the rest of s ociety. The main text we will be discussing is Lenin’s “State and Revolutio n”.\n\n LAST-MODIFIED:20141022T083554Z LOCATION:Queen Mary University of London\, Mile End Rd\, London E1 4NS\, Un ited Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:QMUL Marxists: Marxism and the State TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141023T173000Z DTEND:20141023T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:clkj8qggves8jmdfeqh60vcnvg@google.com CREATED:20141022T083541Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/733801496710423/\n\n342 Norfolk Building (Strand Campus)\n\n“There must be a better distribution of wealth and maybe America must move toward a democratic socialism”\, said Martin L uther King.\n\nWhat is the most effective way of combating racism? Where do es it come from? \nIs positive discrimination the answer? Malcom X said you can’t have capitalism without racism...\n\nAttempting to answer some of th ese questions by looking at the history of the black struggle - from MLK\, right up to recent events such as the riots in Ferguson - speaker Paul Bolt on will take us through the connection and juxtaposition between race and t he class struggle.\n\nJoin us this Thursday for a revolutionary take on Bla ck History Month\, with an open floor period to allow your questions to be answered. LAST-MODIFIED:20141022T083546Z LOCATION:King's College London\, Strand\, London WC2R 2LS\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:KCL Marxists: Race and the Class Struggle TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141023T180000Z DTEND:20141023T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:psdq5oi4das5861blfc96hns0o@google.com CREATED:20141022T083003Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/298222110377988/\n\nRoom 1\, LU U\n\nSince his CIA-orchestrated murder in Bolivia by stooges of a right-win g dictatorship\, Che Guevara has become the ultimate radical icon. His imag e has decorated every conceivable commodity. But in the process of his beco ming such an icon\, his real ideas and actions have been buried. At this me eting we hope to exhume the reality of what Che Guevara was - a devoted and honest revolutionary - appraise his thought\, and learn the lessons of his life. LAST-MODIFIED:20141022T083003Z LOCATION:Leeds University Union\, Lifton Pl\, Leeds LS2 9JZ\, United Kingdo m SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Leeds Marxists: Che Guevara - Life\, Ideas\, and Legacy TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141022T170000Z DTEND:20141022T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:n1mevt3a2k07ce125kqdmefcco@google.com CREATED:20141017T083931Z DESCRIPTION:Upstairs at Bar Loco\n\nhttps://www.facebook.com/events/1564556 617109093/\n\nThe collapse of the Soviet Union is always held up as definit ive proof that socialism doesn't work. Equally the crimes of Stalin are use d to argue that socialism inevitably means brutal dictatorship.\n\nBut was the Soviet Union really socialist and is it possible to build socialism fre e from the horrors of the past?\n\nJoin Newcastle Marxist Society for a dis cussion on these questions and others that people may have.\n\nEveryone is welcome to come along so get yourselves down\, share the event and feel fre e to invite anyone who you feel may like to get involved. LAST-MODIFIED:20141022T082847Z LOCATION:Bar Loco Newcastle\, 22 Leazes Park Rd\, Newcastle upon Tyne\, New castle Upon Tyne NE1 4PG\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Newcastle Marxists: Was the Soviet Union socialist? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141022T180000Z DTEND:20141022T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:0lcpklscrn6f5t7r7vfcqfrrog@google.com CREATED:20141017T083822Z DESCRIPTION:Room 563\, SOAS main building\n\nhttps://www.facebook.com/event s/737345719645993/\n\nGandhi is hailed as the father of the Indian nation\, the bringer of independence\, a non-violent messiah\, etc. But what is the real history of Indian independence? LAST-MODIFIED:20141022T082750Z LOCATION:SOAS\, University of London\, London WC1H 0XG\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:SOAS Marxists: Ghandi and the Struggle for Indian independence TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141022T180000Z DTEND:20141022T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:r7r6cakns75rl3eq1ksaf5r100@google.com CREATED:20141017T083724Z DESCRIPTION:Fraenkel Room\, Corpus Christi College\n\nhttps://www.facebook. com/events/717788878306722/\n\nThe Russian Revolution is one of the greates t events in human history. The workers and peasants of Russia overthrew the Tsar and set up their own democratic organizations\, the soviets\, through which\, under the leadership of the Bolsheviks\, they ended up taking powe r on a revolutionary platform for land redistribution\, peace\, and the est ablishment of socialism in the industries. This historic feat has been a so urce of inspiration for revolutionaries worldwide. However\, a bleak fate a waited the Soviet system. The labour movement in Europe after the First Wor ld War was crushed and the revolution\, instead of spreading across the wor ld\, became trapped in backward and war-torn Russia\, where gradually a bur eaucracy began to emerge that\, under the rule of Stalin\, would unleash te rrible repression and do away with many of the revolution's achievements.\n \nJoin the Oxford Marxists for our next event\, where Jo Pickard\, post-gra duate history student at Oxford University and member of Socialist Appeal a nd the International Marxist Tendency\, will give a talk on the history of the Russian Revolution. After her talk there will be time for discussion/Q& A. \n\nAll welcome! LAST-MODIFIED:20141022T082721Z LOCATION:Corpus Christi College\, Merton St\, Oxford OX1 4JF\, United Kingd om SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Oxford Marxists: The Russian Revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141021T170000Z DTEND:20141021T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:rgp3lmpe3u4mcomt1jk9csgltk@google.com CREATED:20141017T084347Z DESCRIPTION:Falmer House Meeting Room 2 LAST-MODIFIED:20141017T084347Z LOCATION:University of Sussex\, Brighton BN1 9RH\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sussex Marxists: Race and the Class Struggle TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141021T180000Z DTEND:20141021T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:g9j7koeuvsdoelnuh4pv2t91d4@google.com CREATED:20141017T084211Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/701766749908240/\n\nUniversity of Glasgow\, Adam Smith Building\, Room 718\n\nWith the 97th anniversary ap proaching we will be discussing the Russian Revolution of October 1917. The October Revolution was the culmination of 15 years of class struggle\, whi ch shook Russia to its very core. As Marxists we don't just view this as an abstract historical event - there are important lessons for the socialist movement today. LAST-MODIFIED:20141017T084211Z LOCATION:University of Glasgow\, Glasgow G12 8QQ\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: The Russian Revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141021T183000Z DTEND:20141021T203000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:f5erik4m82feiaeq86hgopjql0@google.com CREATED:20141017T083509Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/704631422946127\n\nRoom 3\, Uni versity of Manchester Student Union\n\nTwenty Five years since the fall of the Berlin Wall\, symbolised the fall of communism in Eastern Europe\, we a sk ‘Was Russia Socialist?’ We will examine how the economy\, democracy and culture of the USSR correlates with what Marx described and the difference between what Lenin and Trotsky fought for and the regime of Stalin. LAST-MODIFIED:20141017T083509Z LOCATION:University of Manchester Students' Union\, Oxford Rd\, Manchester M13 9PR\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Manchester Marxists: Was Russia Socialist? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141016T180000Z DTEND:20141016T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:4n1r7l1fjmr8drd6l9e4pm8ld8@google.com CREATED:20141015T161323Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1568194956737743\n\nThe King's Arms Pub\, Bristol\n\nHamid Alizadeh of Socialist Appeal will be discussing the Middle East\; on the numerous social\, political and economic factors that have facilitated a wave of revolutions across these nations. LAST-MODIFIED:20141015T161323Z LOCATION:The Kings Arms\, 168 Whiteladies Rd\, Clifton\, Avon\, Bristol BS8 2XZ\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Bristol Marxists: Crisis in the Middle East TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141016T173000Z DTEND:20141016T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:chh8jibr52e7i5kfpvm6mrrh5k@google.com CREATED:20141015T161117Z DESCRIPTION:342N (Norfolk Building) Strand Campus\n\nhttps://www.facebook.c om/events/1478931562384727\n\nJoran van Apeldoorn\, a postgraduate computer science student at King's\, will be delivering his talk on the digital rev olution and its ramifications on class struggle and wider revolution. He ha s kindly written a blurb which has been pasted in below:\n\n"In Marx's time machines started to change the demand for manual labor. In recent years th e rise of the computer and the use of robots have changed this in a more dr astic way. In the first half of the meeting we will look at the current sta te of artificial intelligences\, the use of computers in production and how this changes the capitalistic system.\n\nWe will then look at a different side of the digital revolution\, the rise of the internet. We will focus on the hacking scene and how the internet is daily changing the notion of int ellectual property."\n\nThe location is room 342N at Strand Campus (Norfolk Building). It is best reached by walking down Surrey Street from KCL main entrance. Between the 'Compass' and the Strand is the terraced Norfolk Buil ding. Use your King's Card to swipe through the door and we are on the thir d floor. \n\nHope to see many of you there! \n\nDaniel LAST-MODIFIED:20141015T161117Z LOCATION:King's College London\, Strand\, London WC2R 2LS\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:KCL Marxists: from digital revolution to socialist revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141021T180000Z DTEND:20141021T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:e6jkeda39i3iqlgq5el7q95a8s@google.com CREATED:20141005T140212Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/852890058084232\n\nThe Arab Spr ing of 2011 opened up a new stage in the world revolution. Today\, however\ , the predominant feature is instability throughout the region. Recently\, we have seen the rise of the Islamic State\, civil war in Syria\, and the I sraeli attack on Gaza\, which left 2000 dead. Events today are the proof of Rosa Luxembourg’s prognosis: “Socialism or Barbarism”. We ask - where does political Islam come from? What is the role of imperialism? How can social ism solve the problems of the people of the Middle East?\n\nThe LSEsu Marxi st Society will be hosting Hamid Alizadeh\, Iranian Marxist editor of Mobar eze Tabagathi. Following the meeting we will be heading to the Lyceum Taver n pub to continue the discussion. All are welcome. LAST-MODIFIED:20141015T132855Z LOCATION:London School of Economics and Political Science\, Houghton St\, L ondon WC2A 2AE\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:LSESU Marxists: Crisis in the Middle East TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141018T093000Z DTEND:20141018T160000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:tjqh4nenm9m392go7huf1u0428@google.com ATTENDEE;CUTYPE=INDIVIDUAL;ROLE=REQ-PARTICIPANT;PARTSTAT=ACCEPTED;CN=Social ist Appeal;X-NUM-GUESTS=0:mailto:tbch42qibht546dpa635vankp8@group.calendar. google.com CREATED:20140915T155012Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1540483529499444\n\n*MEET 10:30 AT BLACKFRIARS EMBANKMENT*\n\nAcross the world governments of all shades a re being forced by the crisis of capitalism to pursue policies of austerity and attacks on the working class. In Britain this has taken the form of re al terms cuts to pay and welfare support\; an increase in precarious employ ment and cuts to public services. Economic stagnation is set to last decade s and\, under the current plans\, by the time the austerity programme has b een carried out Britain will be spending as small a percentage of its GDP o n public services as it was in 1938. Living standards for ordinary people i n Britain have not fallen this fast since the 1860s. \n\nMeanwhile this yea r’s Sunday Times Rich List noted the largest annual increase in the concent ration of wealth by the richest people in Britain that has ever been seen. MPs are now claiming more in expenses than they were at the time of the exp enses scandal in 2011 and are now set to give themselves an 11% pay rise. T hey say there is no money to fund disability allowance\, child benefit and the NHS\, but they find money to go to war in the Middle East. \n\nAs a res ult\, on Saturday 18th October the TUC has called a demonstration in London with the slogan “Britain needs a pay rise”. \n\nMarxist students will be i n attendance at this demo in solidarity with the labour movement and as par t of the fight for free and decent education\, working conditions and livin g standards. \n\nWe will continue to work with trade unions and the labour movement to ensure that the recent strikes and this demonstration are part of a broader strategy to escalate the class struggle\, with the next step b eing to call for a general strike in Britain. Austerity is all that capital ism has to offer and it is the role of the organisations of students and th e working class to fight for a socialist system that guarantees us a future . LAST-MODIFIED:20141015T115850Z LOCATION:London Blackfriars\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:1 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Marxist Student Federation: Britain Needs a Revolution TRANSP:TRANSPARENT END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141017T170000Z DTEND:20141017T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:535889covk5ls56ntcnkm4404c@google.com CREATED:20141015T115710Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/378218352328810\n\nUCL Engineer ing Front Suite 104\n\nAlthough the Scottish people rejected independence\, they have sent shockwaves through the British establishment. Millions of w orkers and youth have been brought to their feet in a hard-fought struggle against the establishment. The rise of the national question around the wor ld is a consequence of the global capitalist crisis. What attitude should M arxists take toward this important issue?\n\n*Due to continuing room bookin g problems\, this meeting will be held on Friday rather than the usual Thur sday. However\, this will allow us get together before the TUC demo to make final preparations and review the week's industrial action. An EGM will al so take place to elect a new President. LAST-MODIFIED:20141015T115710Z LOCATION:Malet Place Engineering Building\, 2 Malet Pl\, Greater London WC1 E 7\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UCLU Marxists: Marxism and the National Question TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141016T170000Z DTEND:20141016T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:127n6gs733lqicv20d6kagsoac@google.com CREATED:20141015T115522Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/592403657530492\n\nJoin us as w e explore the fundamentals of Marx’s economic theories. Only Marxist econom ics can fully explain the laws behind production\, market forces\, wages an d profits\, and economic crisis.\n\nThursday 6pm\, Francis Bancroft 1.13\, first floor. LAST-MODIFIED:20141015T115522Z LOCATION:Queen Mary University of London\, Mile End Rd\, London E1 4NS\, Un ited Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:QMUL Marxists: An introduction to Marxist economics TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141016T180000Z DTEND:20141016T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:lvsc248bkfj4u3p2c3kh1dn7a4@google.com CREATED:20141015T115436Z DESCRIPTION:Room 1\, LUU\n\nhttps://www.facebook.com/events/548930311907794 \n\nWith the financial crisis of 2008 and the years of recession since\, ca pitalist economists experienced such a loss of confidence that even comment ators in the Financial Times and Time magazine have begun to look to Marx f or answers. Marxist economics are more relevant and pressing than ever\, an d as pro-capitalist politicians scramble to prove to the markets that their austerity agendas are tough enough\, the left is searching for a viable al ternative to austerity. With this meeting\, we will explore why capitalism always tends toward crisis\, and how revolutionaries should respond to that disastrous reality. LAST-MODIFIED:20141015T115436Z LOCATION:Leeds University Union\, Lifton Pl\, Leeds LS2 9JZ\, United Kingdo m SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Leeds Marxists: An introduction to Marxist economics TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141015T180000Z DTEND:20141015T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:a29g83m4q1t3j5v1ps290thdpc@google.com CREATED:20141010T160620Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/699107983510579/\n\nRoom 563\, SOAS main building\n\nThe collapse of the Soviet Union is always held up as definitive proof that socialism doesn't work. Equally the crimes of Stalin are used to argue that socialism inevitably means brutal dictatorship.\n\n But was the Soviet Union really socialist and is it possible to build socia lism free from the horrors of the past? LAST-MODIFIED:20141010T160620Z LOCATION:SOAS\, University of London\, London WC1H 0XG\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:SOAS Marxists: Was the Soviet Union socialist? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141014T170000Z DTEND:20141014T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:0sapn4h8q22d3udrfv2dbp7i8k@google.com CREATED:20141010T090243Z DESCRIPTION:Falmer House meeting room 2 LAST-MODIFIED:20141010T090243Z LOCATION:University of Sussex\, Brighton BN1 9RH\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sussex Marxists: the crisis in Ukraine TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141015T180000Z DTEND:20141015T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:qmuis2d8u9qo5lo58r8d9l76bc@google.com CREATED:20141010T090042Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1500504170221275\n\nWith upward s of 2000 people killed in the most recent Gaza conflict the world is cryin g out for a solution once and for the occupation of Gaza and the untenable situation between Israel and Palestine. Should Marxists support a boycott\, a two state solution\, or one of the many other resolutions proposed? Manc hester Marxists will discuss how a socialist solution can be realised and t he benefits of it. LAST-MODIFIED:20141010T090042Z LOCATION:University of Manchester Students' Union\, Oxford Rd\, Manchester M13 9PR\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Manchester Marxists: Israel and Palestine - a Marxist perspecitve TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141014T180000Z DTEND:20141014T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:vm8lkscm641rkau7f0vrgf5qoc@google.com CREATED:20141010T085932Z DESCRIPTION:University of Glasgow\, Adam Smith Building\, Room 915\n\nhttps ://www.facebook.com/events/542824625819013\n\nIn light of the US and UK par liaments voting to begin another intervention in Iraq we will be discussing where the real answer to Iraq's problems lie. Neither imperialism nor the fundamentalism of IS offer any solution for the Iraqi people. Imperialism h as only succeeded in tearing the region apart and leading to the emergence of IS whilst fundamentalism only leads to more deaths and hardship. Where c an Marxists stand on this issue and what should we be putting forward? LAST-MODIFIED:20141010T085932Z LOCATION:University of Glasgow\, Glasgow G12 8QQ\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: Which way forward for Iraq? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141015T180000Z DTEND:20141015T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:spq1ht48nrvaeb148agfpaabjo@google.com CREATED:20141010T085603Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/463815667092748\n\nFor six year s the world has been plunged into a seemingly endless economic crisis. As t he majority of the world's population sees its lot gets worse and worse and inequality rockets\, the world has gone through waves of political instabi lity with wars\, revolutions\, and mass movements breaking out all over\, w hile the destruction of the environment continues apace. Faced with the gri m prospects offered by capitalism\, growing numbers of young people and wor kers have begun to question the system\, and many are rightfully turning to the ideas of Karl Marx to try to make sense of the current crisis.\n\nJoin the Oxford Marxist Society for its first meeting this term. Rob Sewell\, e conomics editor of the website marxist.com and member of the International Marxist Tendency (IMT) will come and give a talk where he will explain how Marx's ideas have been vindicated by recent developments across the world\, and will set out the socialist solution to the crisis. On Wednesday 15/10/ 2014 at 19:00 at the Fraenkel Room of Corpus Christi.\n\nAll welcome! LAST-MODIFIED:20141010T085603Z LOCATION:Corpus Christi College\, Merton St\, Oxford OX1 4JF\, United Kingd om SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Oxford Marxists: Marx was right! TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141014T180000Z DTEND:20141014T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:g4ji9hov26ktdttrrmc6i59n58@google.com CREATED:20141005T140011Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/586787514759601\n\nSTC.S421 (St . Clements building\, 4th floor)\, LSE\n\nThe current crisis has shaken peo ple’s consciousness. A lot of questions arise as a result of this: How does Capitalism work? How would Socialism work? Is there a ‘capitalist solution ’ to the crisis of Capitalism?\n\nJoin the LSEsu Marxist Society for this d iscussion\, introduced by Fred Weston\, editor of marxist.com and member of the International Marxist Tendency.\n\nAs always\, the pub will follow\, f or those of us who wish to continue discussing or just want get to know eac h other.\n\nWhoever you are and whatever you stand for\, feel welcome to co me along to our events to listen\, debate\, or learn something new. LAST-MODIFIED:20141010T085215Z LOCATION:London School of Economics and Political Science\, Houghton St\, L ondon WC2A 2AE\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:1 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:LSESU Marxists: What is capitalism? What is socialism? TRANSP:TRANSPARENT END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141009T173000Z DTEND:20141009T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:4vj9bhr06fiqek4n134dtm4jeg@google.com CREATED:20141007T172217Z DESCRIPTION:The Israeli attack on Gaza over the summer\, the rise of Islami c State\, the civil war in Syria. Following the Arab Spring of 2011\, which gave enormous hope to the people of the Middle East\, the movement appears to have derailed and slipped into a period of reaction and bloody war. Why is this? What is the solution? Fred Weston\, editor of In Defence of Marxi sm (marxist.com) who spoke at our freshers' fare meeting\, is invited back to speak on this important topic. LAST-MODIFIED:20141007T172217Z LOCATION:UCL Rockefeller Building B14A SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UCL Marxists: Crisis in the Middle East TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141009T173000Z DTEND:20141009T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:61dustkl1ln52ek5rl7jdkcemc@google.com CREATED:20141007T170017Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/630406360403944/\n\nN342 (Norfo lk Building) Strand Campus\n\nHello and welcome to our third meeting of the year. Daniel Morley from Socialist Appeal will be speaking on 'The Philoso phy of Marxism'. This should be an excellent discussion to get to grips wit h the mainstays of Marxist thought such as materialism and trickier concept s such as dialectics. I have included our leaflet's text below:\n\n'All gre at political ideologies have a philosophy. The task of fundamentally changi ng society that Marxists set forth is one with profound philosophical impli cations. How do Marxists understand the world and society? What is the esse nce of the method of Marxism?Join us for a discussion on the logic of Marxi sm and the relationship between mind and matter.'\n\nThere will also be a h ost of literature on sale including the 'Classics of Marxism' which is only £5 for students. We are organising a reading group on the Communist Manife sto for the end of this week should anyone wish to buy a copy or join in (p ls message either Daniel Morley\, Natalie Faber\, or me). \n\nThe location is room 342N at Strand Campus (Norfolk Building). It is best reached by wal king down Surrey Street from KCL main entrance. Between the 'Compass' and t he Strand is the terraced Norfolk Building. Use your King's Card to swipe t hrough the door and we are on the third floor. \n\nHope to see many of you there! LAST-MODIFIED:20141007T170017Z LOCATION:King's College London\, Strand\, London WC2R 2LS\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:KCL Marxists: The Philosophy of Marxism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141009T170000Z DTEND:20141009T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:ldonpfh9u1dnpnpk2g4e9g86ak@google.com CREATED:20141007T165823Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1472619033021228/\n\nThursday 6 pm\, Francis Bancroft room 1.01.2\n\nThe Queen Mary Marxist Society present s the class perspective on Scottish independence. Despite the No vote preva iling\, the referendum represented an unprecedented political re-awakening of the Scottish people. But whilst we support all people’s right to self-de termination\, we recognise that it is not progressive in all situations. An independent Scotland under Capitalism would still have provided no solutio ns for the Scottish people. LAST-MODIFIED:20141007T165823Z LOCATION:Queen Mary University of London\, Mile End Rd\, London E1 4NS\, Un ited Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:QMUL Marxists: Scotland and National Independence TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141007T180000Z DTEND:20141007T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:4q9he6kcrobrrp54pqsdpf1mj4@google.com CREATED:20141003T085033Z DESCRIPTION:Room 3 University of Manchester Student Union\n\nhttps://www.fa cebook.com/events/1537511166462923\n\nAcross Europe it seems the far right are on the rise. In Greece Golden Dawn attack immigrants and left activists and in Ukraine fascists attack trade unions in some cases killing trade un ionists. Jorge Martin of the IMT and Solidarity with Ukraine Anti-Fascist R esistance will explain the Marxist analysis of where Fascism comes from and how to tackle it in relation to the crisis Ukraine LAST-MODIFIED:20141006T165047Z LOCATION:University of Manchester Students' Union\, Oxford Rd\, Manchester M13 9PR\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Manchester Marxists: the fight against Fascism in the Ukraine TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141007T170000Z DTEND:20141007T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:2u0dau4rqkgel4alv4k8mum0nk@google.com CREATED:20141003T084533Z DESCRIPTION:Falmer House Meeting Room 2\n\nhttps://www.facebook.com/events/ 287741004759978/\n\nThis week’s discussion at the Sussex Marxist Society wi ll be on The Relevance of the Communist Manifesto\, with the Sussex Marxist s’ own Dan Elbro leading off on the topic.\n\nThe Communist Manifesto was w ritten by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels over 150 years ago\, yet the ideas contained within it not only describe the world of 1848\, but the rise\, d evelopment and decline of the capitalist system. What can this document tea ch us about the world today? If you don’t yet own a copy of the Manifesto\, you can buy one directly from us for just £1\, just get in contact with us or come by our Tuesday book stall between 1pm and 3pm in Library Square if you’d like one.\n\nAll welcome! LAST-MODIFIED:20141006T165013Z LOCATION:University of Sussex\, Brighton BN1 9RH\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sussex Marxists: the relevance of the Communist Manifesto TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141218T180000Z DTEND:20141218T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:ucvlv1cun9m8ih5rg1ethsfs2c@google.com CREATED:20140916T170216Z DESCRIPTION:Recently politicans from across the world met at the NATO summi t in Wales\, the crisis in Ukraine saw an escalation in rhetoric. \n\nThe s ame people who told us about Saddam’s “Weapons of Mass Destruction” are now raising a hue and cry about thousands\, perhaps tens of thousands\, of Rus sian troops having invaded Ukraine and are demanding swift action to counte r them.\n\nThe hypocrisy of Western imperialism really knows no limits. Spe aking in Tallinn\, Estonia\, the US President accused Russia of a “brazen a ssault” on Ukraine and added that this “challenges that most basic of princ iples of our international system: that borders cannot be redrawn at the ba rrel of a gun\, that nations have the right to determine their own future.” \n\nUndoubtedly there are Russian troops within Ukraine but Jake Rayner of Socialist Appeal will attempt to unpick this conflict in his introduction t o the discussion.\n\nhttp://www.facebook.com/events/1531581023739619/ LAST-MODIFIED:20141005T141159Z LOCATION:Sheffield Students Union\, View Room 5 SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxists: Western Intervention and Democracy TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141211T180000Z DTEND:20141211T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:t05k3d3jgp1qpu9482dog28j34@google.com CREATED:20140916T170207Z DESCRIPTION:Sparsh Pandya\, member of the IMT\, will introduce the discussi on on Imperialism with a focus on the tactic of partition and it's results. \n\nhttp://www.facebook.com/events/1477018499220089/ LAST-MODIFIED:20141005T141155Z LOCATION:Sheffield Students Union\, View Room 5 SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield: Imperialism and Partition TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141204T180000Z DTEND:20141204T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:5hhb5idd5jpseotsbk03bdhufg@google.com CREATED:20140916T170159Z DESCRIPTION:2014 marks 40 years since the beginning of the Portuguese revol ution of 1974-75\, better known as the Carnations Revolution. Not enough at tention has been paid to the Portuguese revolution\, despite being the most advanced attempt at socialist transformation in Europe since the Second Wo rld War.\n\nNatasha Sorrell of Marxist Student and Socialist Appeal will in troduce this topic.\n\nhttp://www.facebook.com/events/285693821630392/ LAST-MODIFIED:20141005T141142Z LOCATION:Sheffield Students Union\, View Room 5 SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield: The Carnation Revolution: Portugal 1974 TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141030T180000Z DTEND:20141030T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:rquugkusphq7ekiqo1bpmk7ibc@google.com CREATED:20140916T170110Z DESCRIPTION:Andreas Grueter\, the chair of Sheffield Marxist Society\, will introduce the topic of the Eurozone crisis and the solution to it.\n\nhttp ://www.facebook.com/events/1464586030473200/ LAST-MODIFIED:20141005T141127Z LOCATION:Sheffield Students Union\, View Room 5 SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxists: The Crisis and the Solution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141023T170000Z DTEND:20141023T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:icnrv86gmo6e2d0g3j1g5gbcqk@google.com ATTENDEE;CUTYPE=INDIVIDUAL;ROLE=REQ-PARTICIPANT;PARTSTAT=ACCEPTED;CN=Social ist Appeal;X-NUM-GUESTS=0:mailto:tbch42qibht546dpa635vankp8@group.calendar. google.com CREATED:20140916T170047Z DESCRIPTION:Scott Shaw\, Treasurer of the Marxist Student Federation\, will introduce the topic about the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War One. In part discussing the causes behind the Great War\, the interests of the different imperialist powers involved\, and the role of imperialism in world geo-political relations today.\n\nhttp://www.facebook.com/events/ 294918337376641/ LAST-MODIFIED:20141005T141122Z LOCATION:The Octagon Centre\, Meeting Room 02. SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxists: 100 Years Since the 'Great' War TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141016T170000Z DTEND:20141016T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:k2ufjcc4udiviicopk292c76l0@google.com CREATED:20140916T170031Z DESCRIPTION:Perhaps nothing elicits more disagreement and debate among Marx ists and other left activists than a discussion about the media. \n\nThere is no doubt that the mass media is omnipresent\, mediating every aspect of our lives. How one relates to and interprets the world is largely colored b y how the media informs us. The disconnect between what is happening on the ground\, and how it is reported in the media becomes even more clear durin g periods in which workers and youth engage in mass struggle.\n\nEd Taylor\ , a student of Journalism at SHU will introduce this topic.\n\nhttp://www.f acebook.com/events/690217271063654/ LAST-MODIFIED:20141005T141119Z LOCATION:Sheffield Students Union\, View Room 5 SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxists: Media\, Censorship and Marxism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141007T173000Z DTEND:20141007T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:uk971ud9scl214kjll8n2v3r9o@google.com CREATED:20141003T084404Z DESCRIPTION:LSE\, STC.S221 (St. Clement's building\, floor 2)\n\nhttps://ww w.facebook.com/events/834326756598527\n\nIf one searches the newspapers\, t he utterances of leading statesmen\, jurists\, businessmen\, and academics\ , even His Holiness the Pope\, you will hear that Marxism is old\, dead\, i rrelevant\, and wrong. This\, of course\, begs the question\, why spend so much time\, energy\, and money refuting something that is dead?\n\nIn the f irst meeting of this term\, the LSEsu Marxist Society will be hosting Marxi st author Alan Woods\, who will be speaking on the myths surrounding Marx\, and why his ideas are more right and relevant than ever LAST-MODIFIED:20141005T135959Z LOCATION:London School of Economics and Political Science\, Houghton St\, L ondon WC2A 2AE\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:LSESU Marxists: Marx was right! TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141009T170000Z DTEND:20141009T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:vnk4duk23r7jitvpfhme44ih38@google.com CREATED:20140916T170021Z DESCRIPTION:30 years ago\, in March 1984\, strikes began at coal fields acr oss the country. This marked the beginning of the Great Miners' Strike of 1 984-85\, one of the most inspiring class struggles in British history\, whi ch involved thousands of workers and their families\, who fought courageous ly against the Thatcher government. \n\nWe will be remembering this histori cal movement with a meeting on these events with ex-Miner and surcharged Cl ay Cross Councillor John Dunn\n\nhttp://www.facebook.com/events/69966321012 3671/ LAST-MODIFIED:20141003T093544Z LOCATION:Sheffield Students Union\, View Room 5. SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxists: The Miners Strike 1984/5 TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141008T180000Z DTEND:20141008T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:mjm0m7bcmhvqohsm99071nll2g@google.com CREATED:20141003T085741Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/953062854710916\n\nRoom 563\, S OAS Main Building\n\nFrom the Israeli invasion of Gaza to the rise of the I slamic State in Syria and Iraq the whole of the Middle East appears to be i n crisis. \n\nFollowing the Arab Spring of 2011 the movement appears to hav e been derailed and slipped into a period of reaction and bloody war. Why i s this and what is the solution? \n\nHamid Alizadeh\, editor of the Iranian Marxist paper and website mobareze.org will speak on this important topic. LAST-MODIFIED:20141003T085752Z LOCATION:SOAS\, University of London\, London WC1H 0XG\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:SOAS Marxists: the Crisis in the Middle East TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141008T170000Z DTEND:20141008T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:409eidphah9armoak39oj1e0v4@google.com CREATED:20141003T085521Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/338211319685889/\n\nIn the next fortnight in Britain we will be seeing the return of strike action taking place amongst different groups of workers:\n\nMonday Oct the 13th NHS Worke rs\n\nTuesday Oct the 14th Local Government Workers and FE Staff\n\nWednesd ay Oct the 15th Civil Service Workers\n\nThis will all culminate in a natio nal March and Demonstration taking place in London on Saturday the 18th of October being organized by the TUC under the slogan “Britain needs a pay ri se”.\n\nWhat is the role of Marxists in all of this? How do we campaign on campus\, in the student movement and in the labour movement for our ideas? And\, how do we link all of these struggles with a wider fight for the soci alist transformation of society?\n\nJoin Newcastle Marxist Society for this very important discussion which is open to all students\, workers\, trade unionists and young people who are interested in taking part.\n\nAt this me eting we will be holding a collection to raise funds for striking workers w hich Newcastle Marxist Society will be taking down to the picket lines to s how our support to those workers involved in the action. LAST-MODIFIED:20141003T085536Z LOCATION:Bar Loco Newcastle\, 22 Leazes Park Rd\, Newcastle upon Tyne\, New castle Upon Tyne NE1 4PG\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Newcastle Marxists: the student movement and the fight for socialis m TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141009T173000Z DTEND:20141009T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:vgdv867rrgv50evtaovmlf2ji8@google.com CREATED:20141001T161020Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/749092701822471\n\nThe Israeli attack on Gaza over the summer\, the rise of Islamic State\, the civil war in Syria. Following the Arab Spring of 2011\, which gave enormous hope to t he people of the Middle East\, the movement appears to have derailed and sl ipped into a period of reaction and bloody war. Why is this? What is the so lution? Fred Weston\, editor of In Defence of Marxism (marxist.com) who spo ke at our freshers' fare meeting\, is invited back to speak on this importa nt topic. Room TBA. LAST-MODIFIED:20141003T085234Z LOCATION:University College London\, Gower St\, London\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UCLU Marxists: The Crisis in the Middle East TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141007T180000Z DTEND:20141007T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:r8hqq5rq5gochf5495nbs774ug@google.com CREATED:20141003T084815Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/752065808192005/\n\nUniversity of Glasgow\, Adam Smith Building\, Room 915\n\nThe name of Michael Brown jo ins the list including Treyvon Martin and Mark Duggan\, among many others \ , as yet another unarmed black youth killed by the authorities. Join the Ma rxist society as we explore the origins of racism\, its historic link with capitalism and why the fight for socialism is the only road for black liber ation. \n\n“We're going to fight racism not with racism\, but we're going t o fight with solidarity. We say we're not going to fight capitalism with bl ack capitalism\, but we're going to fight it with socialism.” Fred Hampton\ , Black Panthers LAST-MODIFIED:20141003T084815Z LOCATION:University of Glasgow\, Glasgow G12 8QQ\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: Marxism and the Black Struggle TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141002T180000Z DTEND:20141002T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:f015hjjnqo2bbdsrkc4k4lkihg@google.com CREATED:20141001T161207Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1555546381341862/\n\nWhat attit ude should socialists take to any potential break-up of the United Kingdom? Does it serve to raise class consciousness\, the need and possibility of f ighting capitalism? Or does it simply sow nationalist illusions? At this me eting we will be discussing the fallout of Scotland's momentous independenc e referendum\, as well as on questions of national independence in general. \n\nAs usual\, it will take place in Room 1 of the Union building on Thursd ay evening\, but the start time is now earlier - at 7 o'clock. Come along! LAST-MODIFIED:20141001T161207Z LOCATION:Leeds University Union\, Lifton Place\, Leeds\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Leeds Marxists: Scotland - socialism or nationalism? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141002T180000Z DTEND:20141002T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:ntjpgc16fgah90eeth8lnq43u4@google.com CREATED:20140919T155139Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1484223681830215/\n\nPerhaps th e most 'famous' event of recent times is the deep crisis affecting Europe. Will the austerity measures help to bring the Eurozone back on its feet? Is there a solution to the current crisis within the limits of the capitalist system?\n\nCome along to this discussion\, introduced by Arturo Zoffman\, president of the Oxford Marxists and member of the International Marxist Te ndency. LAST-MODIFIED:20141001T112439Z LOCATION:The Nuffield Theatre\, room 1129\, University Road\, Southampton\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Soton Marxists: The crisis of European Capitalism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141002T173000Z DTEND:20141002T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:0d8cgf8u2rpm3ql0420bhsqrks@google.com CREATED:20141001T092721Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1492398167682090\n\nCome to the first official meeting of the new term where Rob Sewell\, editor of Social ist Appeal\, will speak on what the ideas of Marxism are\, as well as what they are not\; the myths that surround the ideas of Karl Marx and why you s hould join the fight for socialism. LAST-MODIFIED:20141001T092743Z LOCATION:University College London\, Gower St\, London\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UCL Marxists: What is Marxism? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141002T170000Z DTEND:20141002T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:2f6huodfo6p43u6rj3gus4ihgc@google.com CREATED:20140916T165933Z DESCRIPTION:A storm of bombs and fire grotesquely denominated “Operation Pr otective Edge” was unleashed by the Israeli government on the civilian popu lation of Gaza this summer. \n\nThese events which were shown across the gl obe were not a new event but seems to happen in a cyclical occurrence. What is behind the Israeli attacks? What is the solution for the Palestinian an d Israeli workers and youth? \n\nNatasha Sorrell a member of Socialist Appe al and our successful NUS candidate from last year will delve into these qu estions and more.\n\nhttp://www.facebook.com/events/1481974105422187/ LAST-MODIFIED:20140930T103329Z LOCATION:Sheffield Students Union\, View Room 5 SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxists: Israel and Palestine - What is the Solution? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141002T170000Z DTEND:20141002T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:qsmboe98vn9gdc9nt9q0rnv4lg@google.com CREATED:20140930T103140Z DESCRIPTION:A leading member of the International Marxist Tendency\, Jorge Martin\, explains what is really happening in Ukraine\, from the fighting i n the east\, to the true character of the new Kiev government\, and the soc ial movement that led for it coming to power.\n\nFrancis Bancroft Room 1.01 (First Floor)\, 6pm\n\nhttps://www.facebook.com/events/1551168921763312 LAST-MODIFIED:20140930T103310Z LOCATION:Queen Mary University of London\, Mile End Rd\, London\, United Ki ngdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:QMUL Marxists: Fascism and the Ukraine TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141002T173000Z DTEND:20141002T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:2p3v8c5c9kk578l0juut2lc40g@google.com CREATED:20140930T103258Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1575809285971957\n\nHello and w elcome to the KCL Marxist Society's second meeting of the year. The topic i s 'The Crisis in the Middle East' by Hamid Alizadeh from Socialist Appeal. \n\nIf anybody wants to do some preparatory reading before the meeting. Our website has some great articles written by some of our comrades out there. \n\nhttp://www.marxist.com/middle-east/\n\nThe location is room 342N at St rand Campus (Norfolk Building). It is best reached by walking down Surrey S treet from KCL main entrance. Between the 'Compass' and the Strand is the t erraced Norfolk Building. Use your King's Card to swipe through the door an d we are on the third floor.\n\nHope to see many of you there! LAST-MODIFIED:20140930T103258Z LOCATION:King's College London\, Strand\, London\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:KCL Marxists: Crisis in the Middle East TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141002T180000Z DTEND:20141002T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:fahkr6l3sj0rt9mvrfhik8as40@google.com CREATED:20140926T083809Z DESCRIPTION:Join the Bristol Marxists for the first meeting of term to disc uss the relevance of Marxism today\, with an introduction from Adam Booth\, editor of www.socialist.net\n\nhttps://www.facebook.com/events/28807748472 0097/ LAST-MODIFIED:20140930T103035Z LOCATION:The Robin Hood\, 56 St Michael's Hill\, Bristol\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Bristol Marxists: Marx was right! TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20140930T170000Z DTEND:20140930T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:vl5l1p4kbcj53l1i2bfb502lv8@google.com CREATED:20140926T082625Z DESCRIPTION:Falmer House\, meeting room 2\n\nhttps://www.facebook.com/event s/1471138529815699/\n\nThis week’s discussion at the Sussex Marxist Society will be on Scotland & the National Question with guest speaker Rob Sewell\ , regular contributor and editor of Socialist Appeal.\n\nThe issue of the S cottish independence referendum has dominated political discussion in Brita in for months\, and this will be an excellent opportunity to find out what the real implications of nationalism are for the working class. What would independence have meant for the struggle for socialism? What lessons can be learnt in the aftermath of the referendum? How should Marxists approach th e question of nationalism both in Scotland and on a wider scale?\n\nAll wel come!\n\nFind out more here: http://www.marxist.com/lessons-of-the-scottish -referendum.htm\n\n LAST-MODIFIED:20140929T145447Z LOCATION:University of Sussex\, Brighton\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:1 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sussex Marxists: Scotland and the National Question TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141001T170000Z DTEND:20141001T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:j5diuroc0ktk2jp2ot2f0v2vkc@google.com CREATED:20140926T083305Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/829774000396220/?\n\nAcross the Middle East\, fires are burning and the region is gripped in crisis.\n\nIn Gaza over the summer\, thousands of innocent children\, women\, and men ha ve died at the hands of the criminal attacks by the Israeli state\, whilst those who have survived continue to live in the world's largest open-air pr ison.\n\nIn Syria\, the civil war continues as the different factions - bac ked by various imperialist and regional powers - fight it out in a proxy wa r that has helped spawn jihadist groups such as ISIS.\n\nAnd in Iraq\, the US administration is once again backing bombing\, this time under the guise of "humanitarian intervention" to counter the terror of the Islamic State - a monster that US imperialism helped to create due to their previous inte rventions in Syria and Iraq.\n\nCome along to hear a Marxist perspective on the latest events and developments in the Middle East\, and to hear a soci alist alternative to the crisis in the region that capitalism and imperiali sm have created.\n\nThis meeting is hosted by Newcastle Marxist Society\, w hich is part of the Marxist Student Federation\, and is open to anyone who would like to take part. LAST-MODIFIED:20140926T083305Z LOCATION:Bar Loco Newcastle\, 22 Leazes Park Rd\, Newcastle upon Tyne\, Uni ted Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Newcastle Marxists: the Crisis in the Middle East TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141001T180000Z DTEND:20141001T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:jrdek0hd4tdqbk6rup07unhbc8@google.com CREATED:20140926T083116Z DESCRIPTION:Venue: SOAS\, room 563\n\nJoin us for the first meeting of term to discuss the relevance of Marxism today\, with Daniel Morley\, writer fo r marxist.com.\n LAST-MODIFIED:20140926T083116Z LOCATION:SOAS\, University of London\, London\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:SOAS Marxists: What is Marxism? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20140930T180000Z DTEND:20140930T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:refps3htt4mgfplhs7nl472iqo@google.com CREATED:20140926T082931Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1525382664360570\n\nAdam Smith building\, room 915\n\nThe events over the past year in Ukraine have left t he country in crisis with a highly corrupt government presiding over a civi l war and huge austerity measures. We will consider where the crisis has co me from and who Marxists can support. LAST-MODIFIED:20140926T082931Z LOCATION:University of Glasgow\, Glasgow\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: The Crisis in Ukraine TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20140930T180000Z DTEND:20140930T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:20u6tdvk5v0i22t789ko3cf9ak@google.com CREATED:20140926T082502Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/1480140452250388/\n\nThroughout history women have been at the forefront of the class struggle. In cases s uch as the Paris Commune\, the Russian Revolution and the Miners Strike we can see the condition of women being greatly advanced. Manchester Marxists will be discussing how it is ultimately socialism that can liberate women a nd the role women have historically played in the struggle for socialism. LAST-MODIFIED:20140926T082502Z LOCATION:University of Manchester Students' Union\, Oxford Rd\, Manchester\ , United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Manchester Marxists: Women and the Class Struggle TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141204T190000Z DTEND:20141204T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:bb3buvimm65cfoqjqf4nilrn34@google.com CREATED:20140919T163919Z DESCRIPTION:In the past\, many times Marxists have been fighting for simila r causes as Anarchists. In the current political upheaval\, there is great confusion on what each ideology advocates. What are the differences betwee n the two that make them such separate movements? LAST-MODIFIED:20140922T151504Z LOCATION:The Nuffield Theatre\, room 1129\, University Road\, Southampton\ , United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Soton Marxists: Marxism Vs Anarchism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141030T190000Z DTEND:20141030T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:d3vgccqpdo0340cb6qmtch73v0@google.com CREATED:20140919T160240Z DESCRIPTION:In the heart of Marxist theory lies the great discoveries of Ka rl Marx on economy. Even non-Marxists economists admit that Marx’s economic theory is a masterpiece. What is it that makes it such a big breakthrough to our view of economy overall?\nCome along to this discussion\, introduced by Filipe Soares\, president of the Soton Marxists. LAST-MODIFIED:20140922T151430Z LOCATION:The Nuffield Theatre\, room 1129\, University Road\, Southampton\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Soton Marxists: Marxist Economics TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141023T180000Z DTEND:20141023T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:tg1v418ldjvfjgbrcitm2dn9vk@google.com CREATED:20140919T160047Z DESCRIPTION:The feminist movement has been strong for many decades now all around the world. However\, there are still phenomena of sexism and women’s oppression found across the Globe eg the Spanish Abortion Law of last year . What is the position of Marxists on the issue of Women’s Liberation? Can all demands of feminists be met within a capitalist system? \nBeatrice Papa pietro\, member of the Soton Marxists and of the International Marxist Tend ency\, will give introduce this discussion. LAST-MODIFIED:20140922T151419Z LOCATION:The Nuffield Theatre\, room 1129\, University Road\, Southampton\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Soton Marxists: Marxism & Women's Liberation TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141016T180000Z DTEND:20141016T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:1rmqfphnl85mi6odtmntollcf4@google.com CREATED:20140919T155640Z DESCRIPTION:How is Modern Science linked to Marxist philosophy? How can we use Chaos Theory to interpret the causes of WW2? How will Science progress under Socialism? \nAlan Woods\, the famous Marxist author of the book ‘Reas on in Revolt\; Marxist Philosophy & Modern Science’ will give us more insig ht in all of these questions. LAST-MODIFIED:20140922T151411Z LOCATION:The Nuffield Theatre\, room 1129\, University Road\, Southampton\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Soton Marxists: Marxism & Science TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20141009T180000Z DTEND:20141009T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:4ke7gp0iqssf9tmpa8nk5i3rkg@google.com CREATED:20140919T155330Z DESCRIPTION:The violent events taking place in Ukraine have been the centre of attetion for almost a year now. An unstable political and economical sy stem has uncovered a deep anger and hatred in the Ukrainian society. As a r esult\, fascist thugs hold strong power in Ukraine and hundreds of people h ave died. \nJordi Martorell\, from the ‘Solidarity with the Antifascist Res istance in Ukraine’ campaign of the IMT reports back to us the most recent developments in Ukraine and gives a perspective for the Ukrainian crisis. LAST-MODIFIED:20140922T151402Z LOCATION:The Nuffield Theatre\, room 1129\, University Road\, Southampton\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Soton Marxists: The fight against Fascism in Ukraine TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20140925T180000Z DTEND:20140925T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:hiuij5edsaj3n9ugmsjflmb0bo@google.com CREATED:20140919T104916Z DESCRIPTION:Come along to the first free film screening of the Marxist Soci ety\, 'The Spirit of 45'. Directed by Ken Loach\, the movie shows the labou r fight in Britain after WW2 and the attack in the welfare state during the Thatcher government. \n LAST-MODIFIED:20140922T151332Z LOCATION:The Nuffield Theatre\, room1129\, University Rd\, Southampton\, Un ited Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Soton Marxists: Film screening TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20140924T180000Z DTEND:20140924T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:rcnsm3apjn596tu1h94d6b30i8@google.com CREATED:20140919T150201Z DESCRIPTION:The current crisis has shaken people’s consciousness. A lot of questions arise as a result of this: How does Capitalism work? How would So cialism work? Is there a ‘capitalist solution’ to the crisis of Capitalism? \n\nCome along to this discussion\, introduced by Fred Weston\, editor of m arxist.com and member of the International Marxist Tendency. LAST-MODIFIED:20140922T151307Z LOCATION:The Nuffield Theatre\, room 1129\, University Road\, Southampton\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Soton Marxists: What is Capitalism? What is Socialism? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20140927T170000Z DTEND:20140927T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:r9p7enie97bffbjpobjdcs1upo@google.com CREATED:20140919T105656Z DESCRIPTION: LAST-MODIFIED:20140919T105656Z LOCATION:University College London\, Gower St\, London\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UCLU Marxists: What is Capitalism? What is Socialism? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20140925T173000Z DTEND:20140925T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:86u85t8ek7bs8k65om2ogs2arg@google.com CREATED:20140919T105537Z DESCRIPTION:Venue: Norfolk Building\, room 342N\n\n LAST-MODIFIED:20140919T105537Z LOCATION:King's College London\, Strand\, London\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:KCL Marxists: What is Marxism? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20140923T170000Z DTEND:20140923T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:74mgmhnf72tbngpu8l50ttkua0@google.com CREATED:20140919T105145Z DESCRIPTION:Falmer House meeting room 1 LAST-MODIFIED:20140919T105146Z LOCATION:University of Sussex\, Brighton\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sussex Marxists: What is Marxism? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20140923T180000Z DTEND:20140923T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:dlpiftl1sgbk9u4pqu1j5n9b34@google.com CREATED:20140919T104243Z DESCRIPTION:Room 3\, University of Manchester Student Union\, Oxford Road\n \nhttps://www.facebook.com/events/1064635896957292/\n\nAcross the Middle Ea st it appears the tide of war is unstoppable. Manchester Marxists will be d iscussing the crisis in Iraq in the context of the crisis across the Middle East\, where it comes from and how socialist ideas offer a solution. LAST-MODIFIED:20140919T104243Z LOCATION:University of Manchester Students' Union\, Oxford Rd\, Manchester\ , United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Manchester Marxists: Iraq and the Crisis in the Middle East TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20140925T170000Z DTEND:20140925T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:np5fevo0q500krckb607l6q87c@google.com CREATED:20140919T104019Z DESCRIPTION:Thursday 25th\, 6pm\, Francis Bancroft Building\, Room 1.02.6\n \nhttps://www.facebook.com/events/730924143610160/\n\nThe Communist Manifes to was written in 1848\, yet events across the world today are still provin g correct Karl Marx's conclusions about capitalism. The Queen Mary Marxist Society will be joined by Rob Sewell\, editor of Marxist.com\, for an expla nation of what Marxism is exactly\, and why Marx's ideas are still so relev ant today. \n LAST-MODIFIED:20140919T104019Z LOCATION:Queen Mary University of London\, Mile End Rd\, London\, United Ki ngdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:QMUL Marxists: What is Marxism? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20140924T153000Z DTEND:20140924T173000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:96kk8h1or017idkqrjvn9gtje8@google.com CREATED:20140917T091538Z DESCRIPTION:Venue: Room 1\, LUU\n\nhttps://www.facebook.com/events/92819832 7195379\n\nAs we enter the new academic year the Marxist Society offer an i ntroduction to Marxist ideas and a vision of what we believe an alternative \, socialist society may look like.\n\nIntroducing the topic will be Adam B ooth of the Marxist Student Federation and writer for the Socialist Appeal newspaper. LAST-MODIFIED:20140917T091538Z LOCATION:University of Leeds\, Leeds\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Leeds Marxists: What Would Socialism Look Like?: TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20140924T170000Z DTEND:20140924T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:qds2p2urvmit3dav49g5iap4b0@google.com CREATED:20140917T091205Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/events/709502422475562\n\nCapitalism i s in a period of deep malaise on a world scale. As Marx foresaw\, the once progressive pursuit of profit now holds society back. The economy stumbles from one disaster to another\, bringing war and revolution in its wake.\n\n In this context\, the ideas of Karl Marx have recently been revived with ma ny looking for answers to the current world economic crisis. This discussio n will give a basic introduction to the ideas of Marxism and their relevanc e in a society more divided than ever before.\n\nIn our first meeting of th e year Ben Gliniecki\, editor of the Marxist Student Federation website (ht tp://marxiststudent.com/) with introduce a discussion on this subject and t he urgent necessity of a radical break with capitalism.\n\nThis meeting is hosted by Newcastle Marxist Society and is open to anyone who would like to take part. LAST-MODIFIED:20140917T091205Z LOCATION:Bar Loco Newcastle\, 22 Leazes Park Rd\, Newcastle upon Tyne\, Uni ted Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Newcastle Marxists: What is Marxism and why is it relevant? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20140918T173000Z DTEND:20140918T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:agsfmjncihce4s2n65e66ub5l8@google.com CREATED:20140917T090957Z DESCRIPTION:Venue: TBC\n\nhttps://www.facebook.com/events/1548052262077104/ \n\nOn September 18th Scotland heads to the polls to vote yes or no on sece ssion from the United Kingdom. The referendum for is on a knife’s edge and could go either way. \n\nWhat attitude should socialists take? Would the br eak-up of the United Kingdom be a progressive blow against imperialism? Wou ld it accelerate the class struggle in Scotland or Britain? Does it serve t o raise the class nature of society and the need to fight capitalism? Or do es it serve to sow nationalist illusions?\n\nCome to this special meeting o n referendum night where Rob Sewell\, editor of Socialist Appeal\, will spe ak on this question\, and the Marxist attitude to the national question in general. LAST-MODIFIED:20140917T090957Z LOCATION:University College London\, Gower St\, London\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UCL Marxists: Scotland - Socialism or Nationalism? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20140917T180000Z DTEND:20140917T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:d5b178ifcetqe4ju6snq9ggucg@google.com ATTENDEE;CUTYPE=INDIVIDUAL;ROLE=REQ-PARTICIPANT;PARTSTAT=ACCEPTED;CN=Social ist Appeal;X-NUM-GUESTS=0:mailto:tbch42qibht546dpa635vankp8@group.calendar. google.com CREATED:20140917T090434Z DESCRIPTION:Venue: Christabel Pankhurst Room\n\nhttps://www.facebook.com/ev ents/845601212119605\n\nThe ideas of Karl Marx have had a massive impact al l over the world\, but there tends to be a misconception as to what they ac tually mean. With chaos across the world are Marx’s ideas the answer? Can t he writings of someone who died over 100 years ago be relevant today? Manch ester Marxist Society will be discussing the ideas of Marx and how they are relevant in the 21st century. LAST-MODIFIED:20140917T090715Z LOCATION:University of Manchester Students' Union\, Oxford Rd\, Manchester\ , United Kingdom SEQUENCE:1 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Manchester Marxists: What is Marxism? TRANSP:TRANSPARENT END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20140917T170000Z DTEND:20140917T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:qre3u9gk9vrl24rbipgp19npo4@google.com CREATED:20140917T090358Z DESCRIPTION:Venue: Falmer House\, meeting room 1\n\nhttps://www.facebook.co m/events/818863084800914\n\nThe Sussex Marxist Society will return for the new academic year at the Sussex University Fresher’s Fair on 17th September . Our stall will be present for the whole of the Fair (11am to 4pm)\, where we will be offering a wide array of Marxist literature\, as well as inform ation on our program of events for this term.\n\nFollowing on from the Fres her’s Fair\, we will be hosting our first meeting that evening in Falmer Ho use Meeting Room 1\, from 6pm to 8pm. We’ll be joined by guest speaker Ben Peck of www.socialist.net and the International Marxist Tendency\, who will explain the nature of the capitalist system and the current global economi c and political crisis\, and put forward the case for a socialist solution. \n\nAll welcome! LAST-MODIFIED:20140917T090443Z LOCATION:University of Sussex\, Brighton\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sussex Marxists: What is Capitalism? What is Socialism? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20140925T170000Z DTEND:20140925T200000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:vjptc9ttcbkmqpt9b756rsopvk@google.com CREATED:20140916T165925Z DESCRIPTION:Sheffield Marxist Society will be hosting their first meeting o f the year with the editor of Socialist.net\, Adam Booth\, introducing the topic of 'What is Marxism?' and it's relevance today.\n\nhttp://www.faceboo k.com/events/633040160147872/ LAST-MODIFIED:20140916T170618Z LOCATION:Octagon Centre\, Meeting Room 02 SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxists: What is Marxism? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20140918T170000Z DTEND:20140918T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:anrenlqfs01j93sqbhmur3kd98@google.com CREATED:20140911T214217Z DESCRIPTION:The ideas of Karl Marx have recently been revived with many loo king for answers to the current world economic crisis. This discussion will give a basic introduction to the ideas of Marxism and their relevance in a society more divided than ever before.\n\nhttps://www.facebook.com/events/ 1527961644103669/?fref=ts LAST-MODIFIED:20140916T094705Z LOCATION:University of Glasgow\, Boyd Orr Building\, Room 407 SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: What is Marxism and why does it matter? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Europe/London:20130314T183000 DTEND;TZID=Europe/London:20130314T203000 EXDATE;TZID=Europe/London:20130314T183000 DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:sb64gqciiggcl3hrsm34h82e4c@google.com CREATED:20130115T123344Z DESCRIPTION: LAST-MODIFIED:20140909T112404Z LOCATION:Room 1\, Leeds University Union\, 2 Lifton Place\, Leeds\, LS2 9JZ SEQUENCE:1 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Leeds Marxist Society TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20140603 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20140604 DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:v9r402ve8lqnp5hbcssnp3ie4k@google.com CREATED:20140524T180443Z DESCRIPTION: LAST-MODIFIED:20140524T180443Z LOCATION: SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:LSE: Thomas Piketty and the relevance of Marx's Capital TRANSP:TRANSPARENT END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20140520T170000Z DTEND:20140520T190000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:lqontj8rs1d14m222q82eh2tjk@google.com CREATED:20140514T161637Z DESCRIPTION:After the close of conference on Tuesday come to this special m eeting hosted by supporters of Socialist Appeal\, where Chris Herriot\, an ex-miner and participant in the Great Miners' Strike of 1984-5\, will recou nt the key events and draw out the lessons for the battles of our class tod ay. All welcome! LAST-MODIFIED:20140520T094306Z LOCATION:The Victory Inn\, Duke Street\, Brighton\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Brighton PCS conference: Socialist Appeal Fringe Meeting: 30 years on - Lessons of The Great Miners' Strike TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20140320T190000Z DTEND:20140320T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:k3msr4bdt26ckn52ilv8ojmr4g@google.com ATTENDEE;CUTYPE=INDIVIDUAL;ROLE=REQ-PARTICIPANT;PARTSTAT=ACCEPTED;CN=Social ist Appeal;X-NUM-GUESTS=0:mailto:tbch42qibht546dpa635vankp8@group.calendar. google.com CREATED:20140313T152132Z DESCRIPTION:30 years ago this month saw the beginning of the 1984/1985 mine rs' strike. The miners' strike remains one of the most important moments in the British labour movement and one of the most clearest examples class wa rfare. This meeting will consider what happened in the miners' strike and w hy it remains important today.\n\nhttps://www.facebook.com/events/565586616 871872/ LAST-MODIFIED:20140313T152327Z LOCATION:University of Glasgow\, Queen Margaret Union\, Committee Room 2 SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: 30 on from the Miners' Strike TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20140318T190000Z DTEND:20140318T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:6j1volu3mh742il9q3e79qqlu4@google.com CREATED:20140313T123012Z DESCRIPTION:In the first meeting of the LSE Marxist Society\, we will be ho sting a debate between the Marxist society and the Hayek society on "Are fr ee markets the solution to the current economic crisis".\n\nCome along for what promises to be a lively debate!\n\n7pm\, LSE room S78\, St Clements gr ound floor\n\nhttps://www.facebook.com/events/1443311685906634\n\nLSE Marxi sts: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lsemarxist/ LAST-MODIFIED:20140313T124853Z LOCATION:L.S.E.\, Houghton Street\, London\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:1 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:LSE Marxists: Marx vs Hayek - socialism or free markets? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Europe/London:20140312T183000 DTEND;TZID=Europe/London:20140312T200000 DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:hpfc3v7jao0frp9pt7scs34i1k@google.com RECURRENCE-ID;TZID=Europe/London:20140312T180000 CREATED:20140207T110323Z DESCRIPTION:Come and join Newcastle Marxist Society as we screen this excel lent film\, based on Naomi Klein's 2007 book\, which charts the rise of wha t she refers to as "disaster capitalism". Neo-liberal economic and politica l policies which were developed by Milton Friedman and the Chicago School o f economics and which led to disasters in Chile\, Argentina\, Russia Iraq a nd all other countries in which they've taken hold.\n\nEveryone is welcome so get yourself along and invite others who might find this interesting and want to get involved in the activities of the society over the coming peri od.\n\nWe will also be heading to the bar afterwards to continue the discus sion on the ideas in the film and what is happening in wider society today. \n\nhttps://www.facebook.com/events/1463846600503443/\n\nhttps://www.facebo ok.com/newcastle.marxists\nhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/473947722628347 LAST-MODIFIED:20140307T094729Z LOCATION:Bar Loco Newcastle\, Leazes Park Road\, Newcastle upon Tyne\, Unit ed Kingdom SEQUENCE:2 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Newcastle Marxists: Film showing - "The Shock Doctrine" TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Europe/London:20140312T191500 DTEND;TZID=Europe/London:20140312T210000 DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:n9fig239jsm2mqeb56c141p37o@google.com RECURRENCE-ID;TZID=Europe/London:20140312T190000 CREATED:20140120T101958Z DESCRIPTION:Ferrar Room\n\nContact: Oxford Marxists\nhttps://www.facebook.c om/OxfordMarxists LAST-MODIFIED:20140307T094715Z LOCATION:Hertford College\, Catte Street\, Oxford\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:1 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Oxford Marxists: Perspectives for Britain TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20140311T193000Z DTEND:20140311T213000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:1t7kuhcied69b380nk15i55o34@google.com CREATED:20140114T230059Z DESCRIPTION:Venue: Keynes Hall LAST-MODIFIED:20140307T094632Z LOCATION:King's College Cambridge\, King's Parade\, Cambridge\, United King dom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Cambridge Marxists: Film showing - "Bread and Roses" TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20140313T190000Z DTEND:20140313T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:ksoph9gppnj99m08ffnpl0ms40@google.com CREATED:20140306T143705Z DESCRIPTION:After months of street protests\, the pro-Russian government of Ukraine was ousted. Ukraine now faces a leadership crisis with a growing f ascist threat combined with the possibility of war with Russia and the coun try being split. This discussion will consider what has happened in Ukraine and who we can support.\n\nhttps://www.facebook.com/events/750161478328646 /?fref=ts LAST-MODIFIED:20140306T143801Z LOCATION:University of Glasgow\, Queen Margaret Union\, Committee Room 2 SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists - Ukraine: What is Happening and Where is it Going ? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Europe/London:20140320T183000 DTEND;TZID=Europe/London:20140320T200000 DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:g6bma7kl0f6n5qcuhf6fh5q2p4@google.com RECURRENCE-ID;TZID=Europe/London:20140320T183000 CREATED:20140228T111649Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/groups/177694262308933 LAST-MODIFIED:20140228T111706Z LOCATION:The Robin Hood\, Saint Michael's Hill\, St Philips\, Bristol\, Uni ted Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Bristol Marxists: What Would Socialism Look Like? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Europe/London:20140313T183000 DTEND;TZID=Europe/London:20140313T200000 RRULE:FREQ=WEEKLY;COUNT=2;BYDAY=TH DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:g6bma7kl0f6n5qcuhf6fh5q2p4@google.com CREATED:20140228T111649Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/groups/177694262308933 LAST-MODIFIED:20140228T111649Z LOCATION:The Robin Hood\, Saint Michael's Hill\, St Philips\, Bristol\, Uni ted Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Bristol Marxists: Marxism and Anarchism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20140320T190000Z DTEND:20140320T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:s56g8e4fim21a5mm1vqo8hvb50@google.com CREATED:20140228T111057Z DESCRIPTION:Thirty years ago one of the most important struggles in the his tory of the British labour movement began. The 1984/5 miners strike lasted a year and saw the biggest rank and file mobilisation of the labour and tra de union movement since the 1926. To commemorate this struggle the Manchest er Marxist Society have invited John Dunn\, former miner and Justice for Mi neworkers campaigner to talk about the strike and lessons that we can learn from it today.\n\nhttps://www.facebook.com/events/268308356661420/ LAST-MODIFIED:20140228T111057Z LOCATION:Kro Bar\, Oxford Road\, Manchester\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Manchester Marxists: 30th Anniversary of the Great Miners' Strike TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Europe/London:20140305T191500 DTEND;TZID=Europe/London:20140305T210000 DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:n9fig239jsm2mqeb56c141p37o@google.com RECURRENCE-ID;TZID=Europe/London:20140305T190000 CREATED:20140120T101958Z DESCRIPTION:Ferrar Room\n\nhttps://www.facebook.com/events/1463042157245716 \n\nAs theories that attempt to explain and resolve oppression in existing societies\, both Feminism and Marxism share common ground and have fought s ide by side countless times. But what are the finer details of the matter? What is the best way forward in the struggle for the liberation of women? C an true equality really be achieved under the existing capitalist system\, or will it take a transformation of our world to really make progress? \n\n Join the Oxford Marxist Society for our next meeting\, where Sofia Doyle\, from the Cambridge Marxists\, will give a talk on the topic that will be fo llowed by time for discussion/Q&A. All welcome!\n\nContact: Oxford Marxists \nhttps://www.facebook.com/OxfordMarxists LAST-MODIFIED:20140228T110926Z LOCATION:Hertford College\, Catte Street\, Oxford\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:1 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Oxford Marxists: Marxism and Feminism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Europe/London:20140304T180000 DTEND;TZID=Europe/London:20140304T200000 DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:k9tvj9hh9d0qqv4p731c31tm10_R20140128T180000@google.com RECURRENCE-ID;TZID=Europe/London:20140304T180000 CREATED:20140120T101042Z DESCRIPTION:Venue: Fulton 113\, Sussex University campus\n\ncontact\nsussex .marxists@hotmail.co.uk\nfor more information.\n\nFor more details:\nhttps: //www.facebook.com/groups/120617764710560 LAST-MODIFIED:20140228T110808Z LOCATION:University of Sussex\, Sussex House\, Brighton\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:1 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sussex Marxists: Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Venezuela TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20140306T190000Z DTEND:20140306T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:13ied7513fqk6lkeh2lpg35ff8@google.com CREATED:20140226T214744Z DESCRIPTION:As part of International Women's Week we will be discussing wom en's oppression. We will consider a Marxist perspective on the role of wome n in society and the politics of the family unit\, leading to women's strug gle for emancipation beyond the limits of capitalism\n\nhttps://www.faceboo k.com/events/516172555169847/ LAST-MODIFIED:20140227T125338Z LOCATION:University of Glasgow\, Queen Margaret Union\, Committee Room 2 SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: The Oppression of Women - Origins and Fightback! TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20140304T193000Z DTEND:20140304T213000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:p5p9jkilvt5p2c1qm9p2lau1g4@google.com CREATED:20140114T225954Z DESCRIPTION:Venue: Keynes Hall LAST-MODIFIED:20140221T115828Z LOCATION:King's College Cambridge\, King's Parade\, Cambridge\, United King dom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Cambridge Marxists: Marxism and the Environment TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20140225T193000Z DTEND:20140225T213000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:q6il0hrutvp3ai9hl40tr0m5t8@google.com CREATED:20140114T225750Z DESCRIPTION:Venue: Latimer Room LAST-MODIFIED:20140221T115811Z LOCATION:Clare College\, Cambridge\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Cambridge Marxists: the Life and Ideas of Che Guevara TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20140227T190000Z DTEND:20140227T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:n1bn51r5ct3089pes046c8m500@google.com CREATED:20140219T231036Z DESCRIPTION: LAST-MODIFIED:20140221T115739Z LOCATION: SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: Film Showing - The Revolution Will Not Be Televis ed TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Europe/London:20140226T183000 DTEND;TZID=Europe/London:20140226T200000 DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:65m9hsagteeuar5g0r3bm9bqek@google.com RECURRENCE-ID;TZID=Europe/London:20140226T183000 CREATED:20140114T162547Z DESCRIPTION:SOAS main building\, Room 467\, Thornaugh Street\n\nFor more in fo: https://www.facebook.com/groups/soasmarxists/ LAST-MODIFIED:20140221T115655Z LOCATION:SOAS\, University of London (School of Oriental and African Studie s)\, London\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:SOAS Marxists: Ghandi and the Struggle for Indian Independence TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Europe/London:20140225T180000 DTEND;TZID=Europe/London:20140225T200000 DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:k9tvj9hh9d0qqv4p731c31tm10_R20140128T180000@google.com RECURRENCE-ID;TZID=Europe/London:20140225T180000 CREATED:20140120T101042Z DESCRIPTION:Venue: Fulton 201\, Sussex University campus\n\nhttps://www.fac ebook.com/events/1394637537467322\n\nThe newly formed PPE Society is proud to present its first academic event\, held jointly with the Sussex Marxist Society \n\nThe debate will be on 'The Great Recession of 2008: What Happen ed And\, What Can We Do Now?'\n\nPresenting the Marxist case\nDr Adam Booth : Economics writer for "In Defence of Marxism" - www.marxist.com and editor of www.socialist.net\, the website of the Marxists in Britain\n\nFor the o pposition\nFrank Brouwer: Tutorial Fellow in Economics at the University of Sussex \n\nCome along for an evening of lively discussion and debate!\n\nc ontact\nsussex.marxists@hotmail.co.uk\nfor more information.\n\nFor more de tails:\nhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/120617764710560 LAST-MODIFIED:20140221T115538Z LOCATION:University of Sussex\, Sussex House\, Brighton\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:1 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sussex Marxists: The Great Recession of 2008 TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Europe/London:20140226T191500 DTEND;TZID=Europe/London:20140226T210000 DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:n9fig239jsm2mqeb56c141p37o@google.com RECURRENCE-ID;TZID=Europe/London:20140226T190000 CREATED:20140120T101958Z DESCRIPTION:Ferrar Room\n\nhttps://www.facebook.com/events/524461654335169\ n\nAt the beginning of the 21st century\, science and philosophy are at the crossroads. The achievements of science and technology in the previous cen tury are unparalleled in history. Yet\, a growing number of scientists are becoming discontented with the old outlook. The rapid rise of the theory of chaos and complexity is one of the most significant developments in scienc e at the present time. Many of the ideas expressed by this new trend bring to mind the theories of dialectical materialism worked out by Marx and Enge ls over 160 years ago.\n\nHow can Marxist philosophy help us understand nat ural sciences\, from physics to biology? What do natural sciences owe to di alectical materialism\, and what can it offer to them today? \n\nAt the nex t Oxford Marxist Society meeting\, our speaker Nina Christou\, a 3rd year P hysics student and President of the Southampton Uni Marxist Society\, will address some of the above questions and provide a general introduction to t he topic. This will be followed by open discussion and Q&A. All welcome!\n\ nContact: Oxford Marxists\nhttps://www.facebook.com/OxfordMarxists LAST-MODIFIED:20140221T115412Z LOCATION:Hertford College\, Catte Street\, Oxford\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:1 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Oxford Marxists: Science\, Nature\, and Dialectics TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20140220T190000Z DTEND:20140220T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:3gst3g8o2ucd82dgl9hl808k2k@google.com CREATED:20140212T093614Z DESCRIPTION:In the past few months there have been many reports in the pres s on the British economic recovery\, with the BBC celebrating a "remarkable performance" as growth projections have been set to 2.5% for 2014. This di scussion will consider the nature of this recovery\, how expansive is it an d what does it mean for the British economy? And\, most importantly\, with youth unemployment remaining at 21% and average wages hovering around 2003 levels\, who's actually benefiting from the recovery?\n\nhttps://www.facebo ok.com/events/1464209720468968/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular LAST-MODIFIED:20140220T130938Z LOCATION:University of Glasgow\, Queen Margaret Union\, Committee Room 2 SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: The Economic Recovery - Who's Benefiting? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20140220T190000Z DTEND:20140220T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:r16kni3qv9v1o9dlem8r8g2m44@google.com CREATED:20140218T193906Z DESCRIPTION: LAST-MODIFIED:20140218T193906Z LOCATION:The Robin Hood\, Saint Michael's Hill\, St Philips\, Bristol\, Uni ted Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Bristol Marxists: The State and Revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Europe/London:20140227T180000 DTEND;TZID=Europe/London:20140227T190000 DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:1eb3rtu6fl6oauaqogmidndons@google.com RECURRENCE-ID;TZID=Europe/London:20140227T180000 CREATED:20140117T142622Z DESCRIPTION:Check our Facebook Group for the full meeting information\n\nht tps://www.facebook.com/groups/qmulmarxists/ LAST-MODIFIED:20140211T145309Z LOCATION:Queen Mary University\, Mile End Road Room FB. G13 (Usually) SEQUENCE:2 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:QMUL Marxists: Marxism and the Environment TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Europe/London:20140219T190000 DTEND;TZID=Europe/London:20140219T203000 DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:n9fig239jsm2mqeb56c141p37o@google.com RECURRENCE-ID;TZID=Europe/London:20140219T190000 CREATED:20140120T101958Z DESCRIPTION:Ferrar Room\n\nContact: Oxford Marxists\nhttps://www.facebook.c om/OxfordMarxists LAST-MODIFIED:20140211T145236Z LOCATION:Hertford College\, Catte Street\, Oxford\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Oxford Marxists: The Arab Spring - Three Years On TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Europe/London:20140213T180000 DTEND;TZID=Europe/London:20140213T190000 DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:1eb3rtu6fl6oauaqogmidndons@google.com RECURRENCE-ID;TZID=Europe/London:20140213T180000 CREATED:20140117T142622Z DESCRIPTION:Check our Facebook Group for the full meeting information\n\nht tps://www.facebook.com/groups/qmulmarxists/ LAST-MODIFIED:20140210T141931Z LOCATION:Queen Mary University\, Mile End Road Room FB. G13 (Usually) SEQUENCE:2 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:QMUL Marxists: Which way forward for Israel / Palestine? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20140213T193000Z DTEND:20140213T213000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:0s0jkjd97noeda563m92j1ogso@google.com CREATED:20140114T225523Z DESCRIPTION:Venue: Keynes Hall\n\nhttps://www.facebook.com/events/140069232 3523444/\n\nJoin Cambridge's Labour club\, Marxist Discussion Group and oth ers on the left to debate how the Labour movement and party should work to achieve their goals\, and what those goals should be.\n\nOur guest speakers are: \n\nJON LANSMAN\, editor of leading political blog Left Futures and c ampaign manager for Tony Benn's 1981 deputy leadership bid.\n\nADAM BOOTH\, writer\, Cambridge PhD student and contributor to newspaper Socialist Appe al.\n\nOne more to be announced. Come along to hear their very different pe rspectives from our speakers\, and bring your own. The emphasis will be ver y much on what you think\, so is it revolution\, resolution or evolution? LAST-MODIFIED:20140210T141610Z LOCATION:King's College Cambridge\, King's Parade\, Cambridge\, United King dom SEQUENCE:1 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Cambridge Marxists: Which Way Forward for Labour? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20140213T190000Z DTEND:20140213T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:nlcn1t6ppfijn11ae2g8qdrcu8@google.com CREATED:20140209T213623Z DESCRIPTION: LAST-MODIFIED:20140209T213623Z LOCATION: SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:UCLU Marxists: Marxism and Science TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20140215T100000Z DTEND:20140215T170000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:h3efgghk7u97hjo9684c0nh4q8@google.com CREATED:20140123T090944Z DESCRIPTION:Venue: SOAS main campus\, room L67\n\nhttps://www.facebook.com/ events/279694592182542\n\nhttp://www.socialist.net/marxist-student-federati on-come-along-to-the-founding-conference.htm\n\nThe Marxist Student Federat ion is a brand new student organisation. We aim to build an organisation of student educated in the ideas of Marxism. If we want to successfully fight cuts\, fees and the privatisation of education then we need a clear social ist programme for the student movement. We’re pleased to announce that our founding conference will be held on Saturday 15th February in London\, from 10am to 6pm.\n\nThe one-day conference will include sessions on: the relev ance of Marxism\; perspectives for the student movement in Britain\; and a discussion on the strategy of the Marxist Student Federation\, with voting on motions submitted by affiliated Marxist societies.\n\nSee here for a dra ft of the perspectives for the student movement document that will be discu ssed at the conference. Amendments to this document can be submitted throug h local Marxist societies\, to be discussed and voted on at the conference. \n\nAll Marxist Student Federation members have speaking rights at the conf erence\, as well as and voting rights in the local Marxist societies for th e election of delegates and the proposing of motions and amendments to the conference. Members also have the right to stand as a delegate from their l ocal society to the conference. Get in touch with your local Marxist societ y\, or email contact@marxiststudent.com\, to find out more.\n\nMembership t o the Marxist Student Federation – for £3\, which includes a copy of the Ma rxist Student magazine – will be available on the day\, entitling you to en trance and speaking rights.\n\nMotions can be submitted to the conference t hat flesh out the details of the perspectives document and that deal with i ssues that may have arisen on local campuses or schools. Motions must be di scussed and voted on in a local Marxist society in order to be submitted to the conference.\n\nThe deadline for the submission of motions and amendmen ts is 31st January. A full agenda\, including all the proposed motions and amendments from all Marxist societies\, will be circulated in the first wee k of February.\n\nThe Marxist Student Federation is the fastest growing rev olutionary student organisation in Britain and so we expect the conference to be a lively and exciting event – we encourage all our student supporters and readers to come along and take part.\n\nThe conference is a one-day ev ent\, but for those who need to travel a long way to come to the event it m ay be possible to arrange some overnight accommodation with those attending from London. This accommodation is limited and will be provided on a first come first served basis. Please email contact@marxiststudent.com for more information and to book.\n\nIf you have any questions about the conference then please don’t hesitate to get in touch at \ncontact@marxiststudent.com. And make sure to go along to your local Marxist society meetings to discus s the perspectives\, motions and pre-conference preparations. 2014 will be an exciting year for the Federation – we hope to see you on the 15th Februa ry! LAST-MODIFIED:20140209T213550Z LOCATION:SOAS\, University of London (School of Oriental and African Studie s)\, London\, United Kingdom SEQUENCE:2 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Marxist Student Federation Conference TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Europe/London:20140212T183000 DTEND;TZID=Europe/London:20140212T200000 DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:hpfc3v7jao0frp9pt7scs34i1k@google.com RECURRENCE-ID;TZID=Europe/London:20140212T180000 CREATED:20140207T110323Z DESCRIPTION:As the leading bourgeois economists in Britain are openly talki ng about the need to cut public spending levels back to pre-1948 levels it is worth reflecting on exactly what this would mean with the complete and u tter erosion of the welfare state which was built up over many years of wor kers struggles.\n\n“The Spirit of ’45 is a 2013 documentary film by British director Ken Loach\, focused on and celebrating the radical changes in pos twar Britain under the Labour government of Clement Attlee\, which came to power in 1945. Relying primarily on archive footage and interviews\, and wi thout a narrative voiceover\, the film recounts the endemic poverty in prew ar Britain\, the sense of optimism that followed the victory in World War 2 and the subsequent expansion of the welfare state\, founding of the Nation al Health Service and nationalisation of significant parts of the UK’s econ omy. The film documents the extent to which these achievements have since b een subject to attack in the decades that followed\, particularly under the Conservative governments of Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s.”\n\nCome and j oin Newcastle Marxist Society as we screen Ken Loach’s film.\n\nEveryone is welcome so get yourself along and invite others who might find this intere sting and want to get involved in the activities of the society over the co ming period.\n\nWe will also be heading to the bar afterwards to continue t he discussion on the ideas in the film and what is happening in wider socie ty today.\n\nhttps://www.facebook.com/events/810986038927992/\n\nhttps://ww w.facebook.com/newcastle.marxists\nhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/47394772 2628347 LAST-MODIFIED:20140207T111305Z LOCATION:Bar Loco Newcastle\, Leazes Park Road\, Newcastle upon Tyne\, Unit ed Kingdom SEQUENCE:2 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Newcastle Marxists: The Spirit of '45 TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Europe/London:20140226T180000 DTEND;TZID=Europe/London:20140226T193000 DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:hpfc3v7jao0frp9pt7scs34i1k@google.com RECURRENCE-ID;TZID=Europe/London:20140226T180000 CREATED:20140207T110323Z DESCRIPTION:The Russian Revolution of 1917 was one of the most important ev ents of the 20th century. It ended the 1st World War\, set Europe ablaze wi th Revolutionary upheavals and drew a line in the sand showing the potentia l for another way of organising society. The Revolution stayed within the b ounds of the old Tsarist empire as the great struggles across Europe went d own to eventual defeat.\n\nWhat was different in Russia in 1917? Was this a n military coup or really a true act of heroism on behalf of the working cl ass? What lessons must we draw from this experience today?\n\nJoin Newcastl e Marxists for this important discussion where our speaker will introduce t he topic before we open up the floor for ideas\, opinions and questions. Ev eryone is welcome to get involved.\n\nThis meeting is open to all students\ , workers and young people who are interested in discussing this topic and in getting involved in the work of the society in spreading the ideas of Ma rxism on campus and in the wider labour movement around Newcastle.\n\nhttps ://www.facebook.com/events/274311262724095/\n\nhttps://www.facebook.com/new castle.marxists\nhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/473947722628347 LAST-MODIFIED:20140207T111305Z LOCATION:Bar Loco Newcastle\, Leazes Park Road\, Newcastle upon Tyne\, Unit ed Kingdom SEQUENCE:1 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Newcastle Marxists: The Russian Revolution TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Europe/London:20140319T180000 DTEND;TZID=Europe/London:20140319T193000 DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:hpfc3v7jao0frp9pt7scs34i1k@google.com RECURRENCE-ID;TZID=Europe/London:20140319T180000 CREATED:20140207T110323Z DESCRIPTION:Nelson Mandela\, freedom fighter and ex-president of South Afri ca\, is no more. He dedicated his whole life to the struggle against Aparth eid\, sacrificing his freedom for 27 years.\n\nHowever\, problems facing th e vast majority of South Africans remain unresolved. While legal equality h as been achieved and racist legislation has been abolished\, the struggle a gainst Apartheid has left the capitalist system intact. The South African w orking class is suffering heavily from terrible living conditions and even higher inequality than under the old regime\, and is engaged in a bitter cl ass struggle with the capitalists of the country\, both white and black.\n\ nWhat was the role of Nelson Mandela in the struggle against Apartheid and in the decision of the ANC to abandon its commitment to the working class c ause and nationalisation?\n\nWhat are the tasks facing the South African pr oletariat today\, and how can it achieve real and final emancipation?\n\nCo me to the next discussion meeting of the Newcastle Marxist Society to hear our speaker address these questions and more\, and take part in an open dis cussion of Mandela's legacy.\n\nAll welcome!\n\nhttps://www.facebook.com/ev ents/579224365504210/\n\nhttps://www.facebook.com/newcastle.marxists\nhttps ://www.facebook.com/groups/473947722628347 LAST-MODIFIED:20140207T111305Z LOCATION:Bar Loco Newcastle\, Leazes Park Road\, Newcastle upon Tyne\, Unit ed Kingdom SEQUENCE:1 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Newcastle Marxists: South Africa\, Apartheid and Mandela TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Europe/London:20140219T180000 DTEND;TZID=Europe/London:20140219T193000 DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:hpfc3v7jao0frp9pt7scs34i1k@google.com RECURRENCE-ID;TZID=Europe/London:20140219T180000 CREATED:20140207T110323Z DESCRIPTION:The founding conference of the Marxist Student Federation is be ing held on Saturday 15th February 2014 and Newcastle Marxist Society will be represented at this conference.\n\nAt our weekly Marx Soc meeting on the 19th of February Danny Cowan-Turner\, of Newcastle Marxist Society\, will be reporting back on the political discussions held\, the reports from the various Marxist Societies around the country and we will also be discussing the 'Perspectives for the Student Movement Document' which is being amende d and voted on by the conference as the policy of the Marxist Student Feder ation within the National Union of Students.\n\nI know of three comrades fr om Newcastle attending the conference itself so far yet there is still time to book your place. For more details you can either message the Comrades o f Newcastle Marxists\, email us on newcastlemarxists@gmail.com or get in to uch with the Marxist Student Federation via contact@marxiststudent.com.\n\n https://www.facebook.com/events/632188186816814/\n\nhttps://www.facebook.co m/newcastle.marxists\nhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/473947722628347 LAST-MODIFIED:20140207T111305Z LOCATION:Bar Loco Newcastle\, Leazes Park Road\, Newcastle upon Tyne\, Unit ed Kingdom SEQUENCE:1 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Newcastle Marxists: Perspectives for the Student Movement TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Europe/London:20140212T180000 DTEND;TZID=Europe/London:20140212T193000 RRULE:FREQ=WEEKLY;UNTIL=20140319T180000Z;BYDAY=WE EXDATE;TZID=Europe/London:20140305T180000 DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:hpfc3v7jao0frp9pt7scs34i1k@google.com CREATED:20140207T110323Z DESCRIPTION:https://www.facebook.com/newcastle.marxists\nhttps://www.facebo ok.com/groups/473947722628347 LAST-MODIFIED:20140207T111305Z LOCATION:Bar Loco Newcastle\, Leazes Park Road\, Newcastle upon Tyne\, Unit ed Kingdom SEQUENCE:1 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Newcastle Marxists: TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20140301 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20140303 DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:9v0mcgf72acl7ljg20odl0hj54@google.com CREATED:20140207T111026Z DESCRIPTION:We would like to invite you to the 3rd annual Joint Scottish an d North of England Marxist Weekend School to take place in Newcastle over t he weekend of the 1st and 2nd of March.\n\nThis year’s weekend school is be ing held in one of the most turbulent periods throughout all of world histo ry. Economic and political crisis is erupting throughout the whole of the w orld and people are searching for ways and methods of fighting for a better society\; a society in which all people are able to live free from all for ms of oppression. In these conditions more and more people are arriving at revolutionary conclusions and are beginning to fight back.\n\nAs Marxists w e understand that whilst it is important to get involved in emancipatory st ruggles it is also necessary to temper our action with an understanding of theory as a means by which we can intervene more effectively and prepare ou rselves for the class battles which are to come. Only in this way can be pu t in place the groundwork to help us fight for a socialist solution to the world crisis of capitalism.\n\nWith that in mind\, Newcastle Marxist Societ y\, in collaboration with comrades from the Marxist Societies in Glasgow\, Edinburgh\, Manchester\, Leeds and Sheffield\, will be proud to host the 3r d annual Joint Scottish and North of England Marxist Weekend School.\n\nThe program of sessions at the weekend is as follows:\n\nSaturday 1st of March \nSession 1) The Prospects for World Revolution (Speaker\, Daniel Morley\, Socialist Appeal)\nSession 2) Scotland and the National Question (Speaker: Ross Walker\, Edinburgh Marxists)\nSession 3) Lenin’s Imperialism and the F irst World War (Speaker: Newcastle Marxists)\n\nSunday the 2nd of March\nSe ssion 1) The Miner’s Strike ’84: Lessons for Today (Speaker: John Dunne\, J ustice for Mineworkers)\nSession 2) The Road to Female Liberation (Speaker: Rachel Gibbs\, Glasgow Marxists)\n\nAccommodation will be available for th ose travelling in for the event but this will be on a first come first serv ed basis and will be subject to availability so let us know ASAP if anyone will need somewhere to stay for the weekend.\n\nA fuller agenda with times of sessions etc. will follow shortly but for more details don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can contact us either through our Facebook Group: Newcas tle Marxist Society\, by emailing us at newcastlemarxists@gmail.com or thro ugh getting in contact with your local Marxist Society.\n\nhttps://www.face book.com/events/1458371494385895/ LAST-MODIFIED:20140207T111026Z LOCATION:Bar Loco Newcastle\, Leazes Park Road\, Newcastle upon Tyne\, Unit ed Kingdom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Northern Marxist Weekend School TRANSP:TRANSPARENT END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20140318T193000Z DTEND:20140318T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:nct6gsjgr4mm5h4ab2j0a3rh7g@google.com CREATED:20140204T152247Z DESCRIPTION:Come to hear Rob Sewell\, editor of Socialist Appeal\, speak ab out the socialist answer of how to fight against fascism and racism. LAST-MODIFIED:20140204T152247Z LOCATION:The Regent Road Sports and Social Club\, 102 Regent Road Leicester LE1 7DA SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Leicester Marxists: The fight against fascism and racism TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20140213T190000Z DTEND:20140213T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:f6puit5sv0lb5njiodqonmkfp4@google.com CREATED:20140204T141347Z DESCRIPTION:In this meeting we will be considering how the USSR developed a nd how the regime related to socialist and Marxist ideas.How did the Soviet Union arise and does its history show that Marx's theories could never wor k in reality or was the regime a gross distortion of Marxism?\n\nhttps://ww w.facebook.com/events/220252688181077/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming LAST-MODIFIED:20140204T141616Z LOCATION:University of Glasgow\, Queen Margaret Union\, Committee Room 4 SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: Was the USSR Socialist? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20140205T190000Z DTEND:20140205T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:fr0rssojugevgd19qr4n107b7k@google.com CREATED:20140129T190335Z DESCRIPTION:Since the 1980's the residents of the small Spanish town of Mar inaleda\, led by mayor Juan Manuel Sánchez Gordillo\, have struggled agains t capitalism to create a different way of life. But as the economic crisis continues to sweep across Europe how will the town's ideals hold up and wha t can we learn from them?\n\nhttps://www.facebook.com/events/25750664441725 5/ LAST-MODIFIED:20140203T204535Z LOCATION:University of Glasgow\, Queen Margaret Union\, Committee Room 4 SEQUENCE:1 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Glasgow Marxists: Marinaleda - Communist Utopia or Wishful Thinking ? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Europe/London:20140206T180000 DTEND;TZID=Europe/London:20140206T190000 DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:1eb3rtu6fl6oauaqogmidndons@google.com RECURRENCE-ID;TZID=Europe/London:20140206T180000 CREATED:20140117T142622Z DESCRIPTION:Check our Facebook Group for the full meeting information\n\nht tps://www.facebook.com/groups/qmulmarxists/ LAST-MODIFIED:20140203T120038Z LOCATION:Queen Mary University\, Mile End Road Room FB. G13 (Usually) SEQUENCE:2 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:QMUL Marxists: Marxism and Women's Emancipation TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20140206T190000Z DTEND:20140206T210000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:qpo59vccekkhb8j64ligrfq9c8@google.com CREATED:20140121T170227Z DESCRIPTION:Come along to the first event of the Spring Term on 'What is Ma rxism'! \n\nMany now agree that the events of the past few years have prove d Karl Marx right. What were Marx and Engels advocating in the Communist Ma nifesto and how are their ideas reflected in the current situation? LAST-MODIFIED:20140203T115943Z LOCATION:The Nuffield Theatre\, University Road\, Southampton\, United King dom SEQUENCE:0 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Soton Marxists: What is Marxism? TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20140210T180000Z DTEND:20140210T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:ta12kuaesjdjf8kprur1m9fboo@google.com CREATED:20140114T203305Z DESCRIPTION:ViewRoom 6\, Level 4\, SSU\n\nhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/3 02201713159215 LAST-MODIFIED:20140128T152745Z LOCATION:Sheffield Students' Union\, Western Bank\, Sheffield\, United King dom SEQUENCE:1 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxists: Marxist Student Federation - Perspectives TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20140217T180000Z DTEND:20140217T193000Z DTSTAMP:20191208T204608Z UID:h7befsjnhcnttg349h3gi0nt10@google.com CREATED:20140114T203231Z DESCRIPTION:ViewRoom 6\, Level 4\, SSU\n\nhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/3 02201713159215\n\n LAST-MODIFIED:20140128T152653Z LOCATION:Sheffield Students' Union\, Western Bank\, Sheffield\, United King dom SEQUENCE:1 STATUS:CONFIRMED SUMMARY:Sheffield Marxists: The Crisis of Capitalism! TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20140130T190000Z DTEND:20140130T210000Z DT