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All the sessions at Socialism 2010 take place at the University of London Union (ULU) building on Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HY.


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Socialism 2010 Programme of Sessions

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* all trade union speakers in a personal capacity


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Saturday 06 November 2:30pm - 5pm

CourseSession
FIGHT THE CUTSCAN THE CUTS BE STOPPED? WHAT STRATEGY DO WE NEED? Speakers: John McInally (PCS NEC)*; Glenn Kelly (SP NC); Steve Hedley (RMT London Organiser)* Room 3D
INTERNATIONALISMKAZAKHSTAN 2012 - THE OPPRESSED GET ORGANISED Speaker: Yessenbek Ukteshbayev (Kazakhstan 2012 Movement) Upper Hall
SOCIALIST WOMENWOMEN & THE STRUGGLE FOR SOCIALISM. DO WE NEED A NEW 'NEW FEMINISM'? Speaker: Eleanor Donne (co-organiser Socialist Women) Room 2C
ANNIVERSARIES25 YEARS SINCE THE MINERS' STRIKE Speaker: Dave Griffiths (SP West Midlands Secretary) Room 3B
INTRODUCING SOCIALISMWHAT IS SOCIALISM? Speaker: Sarah Sachs-Eldridge (editor of The Socialist) Room 2A
INTRODUCING MARXISMMARXIST PHILOSOPHY - A DIFFERENT WAY OF VIEWING THE WORLD Speaker: Sean Figg (Socialism 2010 Organiser) Malet Room
WORLD ECONOMIC CRISISWORLD ECONOMY: DO WE FACE A PROLONGED PERIOD OF STAGNATION? Speaker: Lynn Walsh (editor of Socialism Today) Room 3E
OTHER SESSIONSHOW WE BEAT THE TORIES LAST TIME ROUND. LESSONS OF THE POLL TAX Speaker: Robin Clapp (SP South West Secretary) Room 3C
OTHER SESSIONSMENTAL HEALTH & CAPITALISM Speaker: Steve Bell (mental health nurse and Unison SGE)* Room 2D
OTHER SESSIONSLGBT LIBERATION: A HISTORY OF STRUGGLE Speaker: Greg Randall (SP LGBT caucus convenor) Room 2B
OTHER SESSIONSTROTSKY'S IDEAS IN THE 21ST CENTURY: IS A PLANNED ECONOMY STILL POSSIBLE? Speaker: Peter Taaffe (SP General Secretary) Room 101

Sunday 07 November 10 - 12 noon

CourseSession
FIGHT THE CUTSWHY CUTS ARE UNNECESSARY. HOW WE EXPLAIN THE SOCIALIST ALTERNATIVE TO CUTS Speaker: Bob Labi (Committee for a Workers' International); Tony Mulhearn (leader 1980s Liverpool struggle) Room 3D
POLITICAL CRISISIS COALITION GOVERNMENT THE NEW 'NORMAL? SHOULD SOCIALISTS SUPPORT AV? Speakers: Clive Heemskerk (SP Executive Committee); Michael Calderbank (Electoral Reform Society) Room 3C
LATIN AMERICACUBA & THE WORLD ECONOMY. WHERE NEXT FOR THE CUBAN REVOLUTION? Speaker: Tony Saunois (Committee for a Workers' International Secretary) Room 2D
INTERNATIONALISMGREECE, SPAIN, ITALY: THEM OR US? MARKETS VS. WORKERS - WHO WILL WIN? Speakers: Andros Payiatsos (CWI Greece & speakers from Spain & Italy. Upper Hall
SOCIALIST WOMENMADE IN DAGENHAM. FORTY YEARS SINCE THE EQUAL PAY ACT - HAVE WOMEN WON EQUALITY IN THE WORKPLACE? Speaker: Linda Taaffe (Chair of National Shop Stewards Network)* Room 3E
ANNIVERSARIES100 YEARS SINCE BRITAIN'S INDUSTRIAL 'GREAT UNREST' Speaker: Bill Mullins (SP Industrial Organiser) Room 2C
INTRODUCING SOCIALISMHUMAN NATURE: TOO SELFISH FOR SOCIALISM? Speaker: Dave Reid (SP Wales Secretary) Room 2A
INTRODUCING MARXISMTHE MARXIST VIEW OF HISTORY Speaker: Ken Douglas (SP Executive Committee) Malet Room
OTHER SESSIONSWE WILL NOT BE A LOST GENERATION - YOUTH FIGHT FOR A FUTURE Speakers: Ben Robinson (Youth Fight for Jobs); Claire Laker-Mansfield (Socialist Students); Ed Marsh (NUS) Room 101
OTHER SESSIONSIMMIGRATION & THE STRUGGLE FOR SOCIALISM Speaker: Hannah Sell (SP Deputy General Secretary) Room 3B
OTHER SESSIONSWILL THE CHINESE WORKING CLASS BE ABLE TO BUILD INDEPENDENT TRADE UNIONS? Speaker: Greg Maughan (SP National Committee) Room 2B

Sunday 07 November 1 - 3 pm

CourseSession
FIGHT THE CUTSHOW CAN WE BUILD FIGHTING TRADE UNIONS? Speakers: Rob williams (SP National Committee); Chris Baugh (PCS Assistant General Secretary)* Room 3B
POLITICAL CRISISCAN WE BUILD A NEW WORKERS' PARTY WHILST LABOUR IS IN OPPOSITION? WILL LABOUR MOVE LEFT? Speakers: Dave Nellist (SP Councillor); Pete Firmin (Labour Representation Committee, Joint Secretary) Room 3D
LATIN AMERICALATIN AMERICA & THE WORLD ECONOMIC CRISIS: RADICALISATION OR RETREAT? Speakers: Tony Saunois (Committee for a Workers' International Secretary); Amancay Colque (Bolivia Solidarity) Malet Room
INTERNATIONALISMFRANCE IN REVOLT: IS THIS ANOTHER 1968? Speakers: Alex Lecoq (Gauche Revolutionnaire); Clare Doyle & Cedric Germone (Committee for a Workers' International) Room 3C
INTRODUCING SOCIALISMCAN WE HAVE SOCIALISM & DEMOCRACY? Speaker: Paula Mitchell (SP London Secretary) Room 2B
INTRODUCING MARXISMMARXIST ECONOMICS - HOW MARXISTS PREDICTED THE CRISIS Speaker: Tom Baldwin (SP National Committee) Room 2C
WORLD ECONOMIC CRISISWILL INDIA BE THE NEW ENGINE FOR THE WORLD ECONOMY Speakers: Senan (Tamil solidarity); Sarah Sachs-Eldridge (editor of The Socialist) Room 2D
OTHER SESSIONSHOW CAN WE DEFEAT THE FAR RIGHT? Speakers: Ross Saunders (SP Wales); Unite Against Fascism (invited) Room 3E
OTHER SESSIONSSOCIALISTS & THE ISRAEL/PALESTINE CONFLICT: CAN IT EVER BE SOLVED? Speakers: Judy Beishon (SP Executive Committee); Tony Greenstein (Jews for Boycotting Israeli Goods) Room 2A
OTHER SESSIONSTHE POLITICS OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT Speakers: Pete Dickenson (author of Planning Green Growth); John Stewart (Airport Watch); John Halladay (Greenpeace) Room 101
OTHER SESSIONSAFGHANISTAN, THE US, & THE ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT Speakers: Lynn Walsh (Editor of Socialism Today); Cindy sheehan (US anti-war activist). Upper Hall

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