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This year's annual International Marxist School, hosted by Socialist Appeal, the International Marxist Tendency, and the UCLU Marxist Society, begins one week today on 20th June. Buy your ticket today and join us for this revolutionary weekend event!

This year's annual International Marxist School, hosted by Socialist Appeal, the International Marxist Tendency, and the UCLU Marxist Society, begins one week today on 20th June. This year's summer school, entitled "A Century of Struggle", promises to be an exciting and interesting weekend of talks and discussions on pivotal historical events in the class struggle over the past century, from the beginning of World War One in 1914 to the revolutionary movements of 2014. Buy your ticket today and join us for this revolutionary weekend event!

Friday 20th June - Sunday 22nd June 2014 (Full timetable to be confirmed)

Venue: University College London, Gower Street, London (nearest stations: Warren Street; Euston Square; Euston Station; Russell Square)

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£5 unwaged (students, unemployed, etc.) / £10 waged

Tickets available through PayPal (see below) or Eventbrite. Tickets will also be available throughout the weekend. Please register in advance by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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2014 marks the 100th anniversary since the beginning of World War One - a turning point in history that marked a qualitative break with the past. The century since then has been an epoch of capitalist decline, market by crises and revolutions, from the Russian Revolution in 1917 to the mass movements of 1968 and the class struggles of the 1970s and 80s in Britain.

Today, workers and youth in Britain and internationally are continuing this century of struggle, with revolutionary movements from Egypt and Turkey, to Greece and Brazil. At the centre of all these movements is the question of: what is the alternative to the current crisis of capitalism and the austerity that flows from this?

We invite all our readers to join us for a weekend of talks by international speakers that will look back on key episodes in the last 100 years of class struggle and the lessons for today.

Timetable

Friday 20th June

7pm – 9pm: The Great Miners’ Strike of 1984/85 (Pearson G22 LT)

9pm - 11pm: Social (Pearson G22 LT and G23)

Saturday 21st June

10:30am – 1pm: Marxism and the National Question (Cruciform B404 LT2)

2pm – 4pm:

The French Revolution of May 1968 (Cruciform B404 LT2)

Why study Marx’s Capital? (Pearson G22 LT)

4:30pm – 6.30pm: 1914 and 2014 - World War One and Imperialism today (Cruciform B404 LT2)

7pm-11pm: Social (Wilkins Haldane Room)

Sunday 22nd June

10:30am – 1pm: Ukraine and the fight against fascism (Cruciform B404 LT2)

2pm – 4pm:

Marxism and Feminism (Cruciform B404 LT2)

The origins of Bolshevism (Pearson G22 LT)

4pm – 5pm: Closing remarks (Cruciform B404 LT2)

Speakers include:

  • Alan Woods - author of "Reform or Revolution" and "Bolshevism: the Road to Revolution"
  • John Dunn and Chris Herriot - miners from the Great Strike of 1984-85
  • Jorge Martin - International Secretary of Hands Off Venezuela
  • Jérôme Métellus, member of the French Communist Party and of the Editorial Board of La Riposte
  • Ylva Vinberg - Editorial Board of Avanti, the paper of the Swedish Marxists
  • Rob Sewell - Editorial Board of Socialist Appeal and author of "In the Cause of Labour: a History of British Trade Unionism"
  • Fred Weston - editor of "In Defence of Marxism", www.marxist.com

There will be socials on Friday and Saturday evenings, with drinks available to purchase. Food and drink will be available throughout the weekend to buy also.

Accommodation with London attendees will be available on a first come, first served basis. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to enquire about availability.