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SOCIALISM 2002 is now only eight weeks away. It is a weekend of discussion and debate, hosted by the Socialist Party, about how best we can fight back against capitalism.
Crucially we will also be discussing the need for a socialist alternative to the nightmare of capitalism and what form such an alternative should take.
Every reader of The Socialist should make a point of attending Socialism 2002. If you haven't booked your place yet then fill in the form below today.
However, Socialism 2002 is not only for current readers of The Socialist and members of the Socialist Party.
It is the best possible event for people new to socialist ideas to attend if they want to find out more. Make a point of inviting fellow trade unionists and anti-capitalists, friends, relatives and acquaintances to come along. On Socialist Party stalls invite everyone who stops to attend.
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Saturday 26 October, 3 - 6 pm
Workers' fight back - Britain, Spain, Italy...
Speakers include - Billy Hayes, General Secretary of the Communication Workers' Union.
Sunday 27 October, 3 - 4 pm: Closing Rally
Stop Bush and Blair's War on Iraq
Speakers include - anti-war campaigner George Galloway MP.
Course 1: Building the trade unions.
For a 24-hour public sector strike
How to be a socialist shop steward.
Debate: How can trade unionists find a political voice? Can Labour be moved left? Is a new workers' party needed?
Course 2: Stop Bush and Blair's war on Iraq.
Lessons of the Vietnam war
The history of Iraq under the dictatorship of Saddam Hussein.
Course 3: Socialism
Would socialism achieve liberation for women?
Could socialism prevent the destruction of the environment?
Course 4: World in turmoil
Latin America - an attempted coup in Venezuela, four Presidents overthrown in Argentina, economic crisis - what future for Latin America?
Africa - with 20 million starving in Southern Africa - can capitalism develop the continent?
India and Pakistan - is nuclear conflict possible?
Course 5: The lives of great revolutionaries.
Course 6: Strategies to overthrow capitalism
Marxism vs. anarchism - the debate in 2002
Does the Russian Revolution of 1917 have lessons for socialists today?
Debate: How relevant is Marx today?
Cost - waged £15 for weekend (£8 per day), unwaged £7.50/£4. University of London Union, Malet St, London WC1. Nearest Tube: Euston, Euston Sq. or Goodge St.
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