This year’s International Marxist University was a triumphant success, with thousands attending across 144 countries, and over €825,000 raised to help build the forces of Marxism. Join us in this task! Join the IMT!

This year’s International Marxist University was a triumphant success, with thousands attending across 144 countries, and over €825,000 raised to help build the forces of Marxism. Join us in this task! Join the IMT!

The International Marxist University (#IMU22), held between 23-26 July, exceeded all expectations.

A total of 7,333 people registered – an increase of more than 1,000 since our last IMU in 2020.

From Bolivia to Belgium; from Vietnam to Venezuela; and from Pakistan to Peru: revolutionary workers and youth flocked to the biggest Marxist school the International Marxist Tendency (IMT) has ever hosted.

Not only did attendees and viewers listen to discussions of the highest political level, but comrades also donated an incredible €825,000 to our financial collection, which will now go towards purchasing a new international office in London.

Hundreds of comrades took part in watch parties all over the world. Some comrades even scaled literal mountains in the peaks of Balochistan in order to get a strong enough signal to take part!

In Britain, comrades attended watch parties across the country – from London to Edinburgh; and from Bristol to Norwich – and were treated to live talks and contributions for a number of sessions.

And there was plenty of time before, after, and in the breaks for informal discussions, socialising, and sales of the latest issue of Socialist Appeal.

Theory and internationalism

The IMU was a beacon for Marxist theory and revolutionary optimism, and will doubtlessly be a watershed event in the struggle to build the forces of Marxism worldwide.

By the closing session, there were attendees from 144 countries, making #IMU22 an internationalist gathering like no other.

Countries where comrades were watching included:

Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, the Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Chile, China, Christmas Island, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, French Guiana, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, North Korea, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, the Palestinian occupied territories, Panama, Papua new Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen and Zambia.

See below for reports from all four days of the IMU. These include recordings of all of the sessions, which covered a broad range of theoretical topics, including philosophy, economics, history, science, art, and current events.

Join the Marxists!

Everyone left this year’s IMU with a stronger grasp of Marxist ideas. But as Trotsky once said, ideas without organisation are like a knife without a blade.

The task before us is not simply to master theory, but to build a revolutionary leadership capable of leading the working class to victory.

With that in mind, we appeal to all attendees who have not yet joined the IMT: if you were inspired by the IMU, join us in this urgent task, and help win a socialist future for humanity!

Day one report and videos

Including the discussion on world perspectives and our amazing financial collection.

Day two report and videos

Including discussions on art; the Enlightenment; historical materialism; and the labour theory of value.

Day three report and videos

Including discussions on the conquest of the Americas; money and inflation; the theory of knowledge; the 1848 revolutions; Rosa Luxemburg; free market vs socialist planning.

Day four report and videos

Including discussions on the origins of the family; the US civil war; dialectics and science; and building the revolutionary party.