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Tickets are between £5-£10 for 5 days of solid conference, debating and valuable information, pick and choose what your interested in
How to get a ticket
Location; university College London (UCL) Central London
Tony Benn is Britain’s most prominent left wing figure. In the 1980s he was a figurehead of the left wing inside the Labour Party. Since leaving parliament he has remained a committed campaigner for justice and is currently president of the Stop the War Coalition.
Slavoj Žižek is a cultural critic and philosopher known across the world for his powerful intellect and rich humour. At Marxism 2010 he will join Alex Callinicos and John Holloway in a panel discussion on the idea of communism.
Guardian columnist Gary Younge returns to Marxism this year to look at Obama’s first year and a half in power and the response it has drawn from the US right. He will also introduce a discussion around identity, the subject of his new book.
A professor of sociology and a socialist feminist based in New York, Hester Eisenstein will be participating in a series of meetings on women’s liberation and will also talk on her new book, Feminism Seduced.
First coming to prominence in the events of 1968, historian, novelist and journalist Tariq Ali is a celebrated figure on the left. He is currently on the editorial board of New Left Review which marks its 50th anniversary this year.
A political prisoner and then exile from Iraq under the Saddam Hussein regime, Haifa Zangana has been one of the most important voices against the US/UK led occupation of her country. A novelist, author and artist, she will be speaking about the situation in Iraq today.
Michael Rosen is a poet, writer, campaigner and broadcaster. Formerly the children’s laureate, he writes and performs for all ages and is passionate about education, which he will speak on this year. He will also host an evening of poetry.
As a human rights lawyer Gareth Peirce has worked on many of the most high profile legal cases involving miscarriages of justice. At Marxism this year she will speak alongside former Guantanamo detainee Moazzam Begg and Gerry Conlon of the Guildford Four.
Christine Buchholz was elected to the German parliament for Die Linke (the Left Party) last year, in one of the most important developments for the European radical left. She recently visited Afghanistan, which she will be speaking on at Marxism.
One of the world’s leading Marxist thinkers, István Mészáros is the author of many books and essays, including the seminal work Marx’s Theory of Alienation. His meeting at Marxism this year is on the crisis of parliamentarism.
Matt Wrack is the general secretary of the Fire Brigades Union. He will be joining other trade unionists to discuss the way forward for the unions in the context of the new government and the cuts that it wants to inflict on workers and public services.
A socialist and feminist, Sheila Rowbotham will be speaking on her latest book, Dreamers of a New Day, where she will look at the role of working class women and their struggle in shaping the world we live in today.
John Holloway is a prominent figure of the international left and is currently based at the Autonomous University of Puebla in Mexico. He will discuss his new book, Crack Capitalism, at this year’s Marxism as well as being part of the panel on the idea of communism.
Palestinian author and campaigner Ghada Karmi will talk about the ongoing fight for freedom of the Palestinian people. She writes for a number of journals and newspapers and is a proponent of a single-state solution to the Palestinian struggle.
Alex Callinicos has made a number of major contributions to Marxist theory through such books as The Resources of Critique and Imperialism and Global Political Economy. He is a member of the Socialist Workers Party and, among other things, will be speaking on his new book, Bonfire of Illusions.
Steven Rose is a biologist and neuroscientist who has played a major role in countering arguments around evolutionary psychology. He is also a staunch anti-Zionist campaigner and an active supporter of BDS (boycott, disinvestment and sanctions against Israel).
Other speakers include:
* Gilbert Achcar
author The Arabs and the Holocaust
* Riaz Ahmed
* Anne Alexander
author Nasser - His Life & Times
* Tariq Ali
novelist, journalist, historian, campaigner
* Martin Allen
co-author Lost Generation?
* Nahella Ashraf
chair, Manchester Stop the War coalition
* Roy Bailey
* Chris Bambery
national secretary, Right to Work
* Moazzam Begg
former Guantanamo detainee
* Weyman Bennett
joint secretary, UAF
* Guglielmo Carchedi
author Behind the Crisis
* Joseph Choonara
author Unravelling Capitalism
* Sheila Cohen
author Ramparts of Resistance
* Gerry Conlon
wrongly imprisoned as one of the Guildford Four
* Jeremy Corbyn
* Jeremy Dear
general secretary NUJ
* Hannah Dee
author The Red in the Rainbow
* Kevin Doogan
author New Capitalism? The Transformation of Work
* Danny Dorling
human geographer, author Injustice: Why Social Inequality Persists
* Ben Fine
author Marx's Capital
* Panos Garganas
editor of Greek newspaper Workers' Solidarity
* Alan Gibbons
* Mike Gonzalez
author Che Guevara and the Cuban Revolution
* Peter Hallward
author Damming the Flood: Haiti, Aristide, and the Politics of Containment
* Jane Hardy
author Poland's New Capitalism
* John Holloway
author Crack Capitalism
* Charlie Kimber
editor, Socialist Worker
* Andrew Kliman
author Reclaiming Marx's Capital
* Costas Lapavitsas
author Foundations of Markets, Money and Credit
* Michael Lavalette
* Eamonn McCann
writer & Irish civil rights activist
* Susie Mészáros
professor of viola & chamber music, Royal College of Music
* China Miéville
* Jonathan Neale
author Stop Global Warming - Change the World
* John Newsinger
author The Blood Never Dried
* Judith Orr
editor Socialist Review
* Nina Power
author One Dimensional Woman
* Sami Ramadani
Iraqi Democrats Against Occupation
* Karen Reissmann
health trade unionist & TUSC candidate
* Sam Rigg-David
Sean Rigg Justice & Change campaign
* John Rose
author The Myths of Zionism
* Richard Seymour
author The Meaning of David Cameron
* Ahmed Shawki
International Socialist Organistation, USA
* Martin Smith
SWP national secretary
* GM Tamás
Hungarian dissident and professor of philosophy
* Alberto Toscano
author Fanaticism - On the Uses of an Idea
* Graham Turner
author No Way to Run an Economy
* Giles Ji Ungpakorn
Thai socialist & democracy activist
* Sam West
actor & director
All the venues are within walking distance of each other in Central London - see our map.
Entry to meetings
Possession of any Marxism ticket does not guarantee you entry to any particular event. To ensure admission to popular meetings, get to the rooms as early as possible. Due to the strict fire regulations we are unable to overfill rooms.
We can arrange free accommodation in London during the event. This is generally "crash pad" accommodation and tends to be on floors and in community centres - let us know if you have any special requirements.
Travelling to the event
Cheap travel is often organised for those travelling from outside London. Contact the Marxism office for more information.
Meet-up points and picnics
There will be meet-up points for different cities and areas of the country in the breaks between meetings, often with cheap food provided. If you would like to be put in touch with people from your part of the country, contact the Marxism office.
OPENING RALLY Capitalism, crisis & resistance Judith Orr, Panos Garganas, NPA speaker & a BA cabin crew worker
What are the police for?
Civil liberties & the state
What is Zionism?
Palestine & Zionism
What makes you working class?
Class in the 21st century Is the Labour Party reviving?
The Labour Party Strategy and tactics
Strategy and tactics The future of the brain
The perils of Islamophobia
Egypt – the key to the Middle East?
Are we seeing a rebirth of student power?
Hundreds more Topics
Marx Economic course, from start of the day to finish, all summed up in one day, pretty valuable;
- Marx Introduction
- Marx Economic Course
- Marx Method
- What would happen without the police?
- Why are some people racist?
- Why is school so boring?
p.s John Pilger was there for the last 2 years, not sure if hes coming this time.
This post has been edited by Logik: 21 June 2010 - 07:40 AM