Link to this page: http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/219/9168
Come to Socialism 2001
Saturday 27 October, 3 - 8 pm
Sunday 28 October, 10am - 5 pm
At the University of London Union (ULU), Malet Street, London, WC1
Socialism 2001 is a weekend of discussion and debate organised by the Socialist Party. It is an opportunity for anyone who is angry at the poverty and inequality in society, for anyone who is fighting for better pay or for free education to come together to debate socialist ideas.
We will be looking at past and present struggles of the working class and the lessons we can learn from them. You don't have to be a socialist, or agree with everything or anything that we say, to take part in, and enjoy, Socialism 2001. If you want to hear a different side of the story - come along to Socialism 2001.
A discussion on the future of the Left in Britain
Sunday 28 October, 3 pm
Invited speakers include: John Pilger - journalist, Ken Loach - film director, and Dave Nellist - Socialist Party councillor and former MP.
Saturday 5.30 - 8 pm
Sunday 10 - 12 noon
Sunday 1-3 pm
Most sessions are grouped into courses. Feel free to follow a course or just go to whichever sessions appeal to you.
Course 1: Trade Unions:
Breaking the link with Labour, How to fight privatisation.
Course 2: Introduction to Marxism
Course 3: A world in turmoil
Including: Italy after Genoa, The Middle East conflict, What future for Cuba?
Course 4: Strategies to overthrow capitalism
Including: Marxism and anarchism, Guerrillaism, The 1917 Russian revolution.
Course 5: Debates on how to build left-wing resistance
Including: Where next for the Socialist Alliance? How to fight fascism. Where next for anti-capitalism?
Course 6: The Socialist Party
Including: The history of the Socialist Party, The Committee for a Workers' International (CWI).
Course 7: The National Question
Including: Perspectives for Ireland.
Sunday 1pm-3pm. Extra session: Class, gender and liberation.
Cost: £10 unwaged (One day £5)
£20 waged (One day £10)
Make cheques payable to Socialism
Return to: Socialism 2001 Bookings, PO Box 24697, London E11 IYD. Tel: 020 8988 8777.
There will be full creche facilities but places must be booked by 9 October.
There will be some food available in the ULU snack bar.
If you can stay with friends or relatives please do so. Otherwise we can arrange for you to stay with our members in the London area. Please let us know by 15 October whether you need accommodation for Saturday night. Please bring a sleeping bag.
The venue is accessible but please contact us if you think there is something we may have overlooked.
ULU is in Malet street, London WC1, near Goodge Street and Euston Square Underground stations.
In The Socialist 31 August 2001: