The world economy is on the verge of another deep 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 hope of escaping war and poverty; and Britain has seen a series of political earthquakes over the past year, with the rise of the SNP in Scotland and the inspiring #JezWeCan movement around Jeremy Corbyn.
In such turbulent times, a clear set of revolutionary ideas is needed in order to understand the world - and, more importantly, to change it. The ideas of Marxism, therefore, have never been more vital and necessary.
Socialist Appeal and the International Marxist Tendency invite you to Red October, a weekend of revolutionary ideas, hosted by the Marxist Student Federation in London over the weekend of 23-25th October.
Tickets available through Eventbrite or through PayPal below.
Matt Wrack - General Secretary of the Fire Brigades Union
Steve Hedley - Senior Assistant General Secretary of the RMT
Alan Woods - Marxist author and editor of www.marxist.com
Ray Goodspeed - activist from Lesbian and Gays Support the Miners
Rachel Gibbs - editorial board of Revolution and member of the Scottish Socialist Party
With talks and discussions on:
Defend Corbyn! Fight for Socialism!
The European Crisis: past, present, future
One year after the referendum: where next for Scotland?
Liberté, égalité, solidarité: the struggle for equal rights
Marxism and Art
Capital and crisis: why Marx was right
The Spanish Revolution: then and now
An introduction to Marxist philosophy: "the point, however, is to change it"
Location: Central London (exact venue TBC)
Price: £10 unwaged (students and unemployed), £20 waged, £30 solidarity
FULL SCHEDULE (TBC)
See below for a full schedule for the weekend. Venue details will be confirmed shortly. Links are provided to recommended background reading for each session.
Friday 23rd October
2pm - Lenin walk: guided tour of London's Bolshevik history (meet outside London Kings Cross on Euston Road - look out for the big red flag!)
6pm - Film showing: 'October - Ten Days that Shook the World' by Sergei Eisenstein (with an introduction by Alan Woods, author of "Bolshevism: the Road to Revolution")
9pm - The Revolution Party (social)
Saturday 24th October
10-11am - Registration
4:30pm - Defend Corbyn! Fight for Socialism! (with Matt Wrack, General Secretary of the Fire Brigades Union, and Steve Hedley, Senior Assistant General Secretary of the RMT)
7.30pm - Join the Party! (social)
Sunday 25th October
10-11am - Registration
2pm - Liberté, égalité, solidarité: the struggle for equal rights (with Ray Goodspeed, Lesbian and Gays Support the Miners)
2pm - Marxism and Art
4pm - #JoinTheRevolution (closing remarks)