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Session Agenda

The sessions take place at the University of London Union (ULU), Malet Street, WC1E 7HY.

Registration: Saturday from 2:30pm, Sunday from 9am at ULU


  • Saturday afternoon sessions run 3.30 pm-5.30 pm.
  • Sunday morning sessions run 10am-12noon.
  • Sunday afternoon sessions run 1pm-3pm.

Sessions at a glance (click to enlarge):

Socialism 2011 Programme

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Final update


Saturday 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Course

Session

Room

Speaker/s

Other info

Introducing Socialism

What would a socialist democracy look like?

The Venue

Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary

Introducing Marxism

Marxist Philosophy: thought and reality

Bloomsbury Suite

Pete Mason, author of ‘Science, Marxism and the Big Bang’

Defending the Welfare State

The hardest hit fight back: resisting attacks on disability benefits.

Room 2B

Les Woodward, Remploy Trade Union National Convenor

Debates in the anti-cuts movement

What next after 30 November?

Malet Suite

Lee Jasper Coalition of Resistance, John McInally PCS Vice President (personal capacity), Rob Williams National Shop Stewards Network and others

Forum

World economic crisis

The future of the world economy: will capitalism collapse?

Room 3D

Lynn Walsh, editor of Socialism Today

Internationalism

Occupy Wall St! What does the movement signify?

Room 3E

Emily McArthur Occupy Wall St activist and Tony Saunois, secretary of the Committee for a Workers’ International

Anniversaries of struggle

Lessons of the minority movement and the role of the NSSN today

Room 2C

Bill Mullins Socialist Party National Committee

The Arab spring

How can the masses of the Middle East win?

Room 3C

Dali, Tunisian revolutionary and Cedric Gerome Committee for a Workers’ International

Society

Riot, reaction & resistance: What future for young people?

Upper Hall

Ben Robinson YFJ & Jarrow Marcher, Owen Jones – author of ‘Chavs: the demonization of the working class’, Ed Marsh NUS, representative of Day-Mer, Sean Figg Socialist Party & Jarrow Marcher

Forum

Turning points in history

10 years since 911: is US imperialism going to be eclipsed?

Room 3B

Hannah Sell, Socialist Party Deputy General Secretary.

Other sessions

Who are the EDL? How do we stop them?

Room 2A

Steve Score, East Mids Socialist Party Secretary

Includes film

Other sessions

Murdochgate & the struggle for a free press

Room 2E

Philip Stott, secretary Socialist Party Scotland

Rally follows at 6.30pm


Course

Session

Room

Speaker/s

Other info

Introducing Socialism

Why the struggle is more than fighting the cuts. The role of the Socialist Party

Room 2A

Becci Heagney East Midlands Socialist Party youth organiser

Introducing Marxism

Introducing Marxist Economics: why is capitalism crisis ridden?

Bloomsbury Suite

Hugh Caffrey North West Socialist Party secretary

Interactive

Defending the Welfare State

NHS: Big businesses’ latest brand

Room 2B

Dr. Jackie Grunsell Huddersfield SOS and Adrian O’Malley UNISON Health SGE (personal capacity)

Debates in the anti-cuts movement

Strategy and tactics for the 21st century

The venue

Paula Mitchell, London Socialist Party secretary and representative from UK Uncut

Forum

Internationalism

Building a successful electoral alternative: Lessons from Ireland

Malet Suite

Clare Daly, TD (MP) for Dublin North

Anniversaries of struggle

75 years since the Spanish Civil War

Room 2E

Jane James, Socialist Party Executive Committee

The Arab spring

Libya, imperialism and the masses

Room 3D

Niall Mulholland, Committee for a Workers’ International

Society

Socialists and the 2012 Olympics

Room 3B

Lenny Shail, West Midlands Socialist Party youth organiser

Turning points in history

20 years since the collapse of the USSR: proof that socialism doesn’t work?

Room 3C

Clare Doyle, author of ‘France 1968: month of revolution’

Other sessions

Cuba: is the revolution being unwound from within?

Room 2C

Tony Saunois, secretary of the Committee for a Workers’ International

Other sessions

Build for 30 November!

Room 3E

Glenn Kelly Socialist Party National Committee

Interactive


Course

Session

Room

Speaker/s

Other info

Introducing Socialism

Socialism vs. Capitalism

Room 3E

Alec Thraves Socialist Party National Committee

Question & Answer

Introducing Marxism

The Marxist Theory of History

Bloomsbury Suite

Ken Douglas Socialist Party treasurer

Defending the Welfare State

Free” schools at a high price: defeating the attack on comprehensive education

Room 2B

Martin Powell-Davies National Union of Teachers NEC (personal capacity)

Includes powerpoint presentation

Debates in the anti-cuts movement

How can councillors fight the cuts?

The venue

Brighton Green councillor, Labour councillor, Dave Nellist Socialist Party councillor

Forum

World economic crisis

Explaining the Eurozone crisis: origins and consequences

Room 3D

Robin Clapp, South West Socialist Party secretary

Internationalism

Eyewitness to Sri Lankan war crimes. How can the Tamil diaspora win justice?

Malet Suite

Paul Murphy MEP, Lawrence and Senan Tamil Solidarity

Anniversaries of struggle

Lessons of Poplar and Liverpool. Councils that fought.

Room 3C

Tony Mulhearn Liverpool 47 and Clive Heemskerk Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

Includes film presentation

The Arab Spring

Mass movement in Israel and Palestinian Liberation

Room 2E

Judy Beishon Socialist Party Executive Committee

Question + Answer

Society

Capitalism & Crime: police repression and the prison system

Room 3B

Speakers include: Iain Dalton Yorkshire Socialist Party youth organiser

Other sessions

What will the cuts mean for LGBT rights?

Room 2A

Greg Randall Socialist Party LGBT group convenor

Other sessions

Are the Tories making Britain more sexist?

Room 2C

Sarah Wrack The Socialist editorial team

Sunday Rally follows at 3pm

triangle23 Apr Don't let Gove wreck education!

triangle23 Apr Every job matters: Support the Tube workers' strike

triangle23 Apr Over 550 TUSC no-cuts candidates in place

Housing emergency!

triangle23 Apr Why is there a housing crisis?

Rallying for a yes vote in Edinburgh, photo Matt Dobson

triangle23 Apr Scotland: Capitalist 'Project Fear' backfiring?

Mitie cleaners on London Underground demanding decent pay, photo Neil Cafferky

triangle23 Apr Hungry Britain: Fight for jobs and a living wage for all

triangle23 Apr New figures reveal capitalism in crisis - not recovery

More ...

Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC)

Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC)

triangle23 Apr Salford Socialist Party: The Chinese revolution

triangle23 Apr RCT/Caerphilly Socialist Party: Where now for Egypt?

triangle23 Apr Tower Hamlets Socialist Party: Could there be a new Cold War?

More ...

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