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Socialism 2008 Sessions

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* Crash! Capitalist crisis & the socialist alternative

* Fighting for a workers’ international: 70 years since the founding of the 4th International

* Art & Revolution

* Building the Shop Stewards movement & fighting for a New Workers’ Party

* Obama, Nader & the US elections

… and many more

 

 

Below is the programme for 2007


Socialism 2007 sessions

Join the fight back!

Rally for Socialism

Speakers include:

Mark Serwotka, general secretary PCS

Brian Caton, general secretary POA

Matt Wrack, general secretary FBU

(above speakers in a personal capacity)

Peter Taaffe, general secretary Socialist Party

Allesendra Lacerda, Party of Socialism and Liberty Brazil,

and much more…

Saturday 17 November 6.30 – 9.30 pm
Euston Friends Meeting House,
London
Tickets available on door from 6 pm

Hosted by Dave Nellist, Coventry Socialist Party councillor


Sessions for 2007

Saturday 3 – 5 pm  (2007 sessions)

Course Session Speakers
Struggle in Britain Public health not private wealth: defending the NHS Jackie Grunsell, Huddersfield Save our NHS councillor, Lois Austin Socialist Party health spokesperson, and more.
History of the Shop Stewards Movement Socialism or syndicalism? Trade Unionism in the 1900s Alison Hill Industrial editor for the socialist
Global Turmoil 60 years since partition: What way forward for India and Pakistan Senan, Socialist Party black and Asian group
Global Turmoil Fighting for workers’ rights in Poland Wojtek Orowiecki, Grupa na rzexz Partii Robotniczej (CWI Poland)
Anniversaries and their relevance today The Chinese Revolution 1925 – 1927 Greg Maughan, Socialism 2007 coordinator
Ideas to Change the World Historical Materialism: How Marxist view history Sean Figg, Secretary South East Socialist Party
Debates Campaigning to Defeat Fees James Kerr, Socialist Students

Gemma Tumelty, NUS President

Debates Socialist planning – could it save the planet? Pete Dickinson, author of ‘Planning Green Growth’ and Jenny Jones Green Party London Assembly Member
History of the Russian Revolution Who led the February Revolution? Martin Powell-Davies, Socialist Party National Committee
Lessons of the Russian Revolution Who were the Bolsheviks? Alec Thraves, Socialist Party Wales Secretary
Other sessions Burma: how can the dictatorship be defeated? Clare Doyle, Committee for a Workers International.

 

Sunday 10 – 12 noon (2007 sessions)

Course Session Speakers
Struggle in Britain End the race to the bottom: Organising migrant workers Wojtek Orowiecki, CWI Poland, Glenroy Watson Chair Finsbury Park RMT
History of the Shop Stewards Movement The shop stewards movement in the 1970s Bill Mullins, Socialist Party trade union organiser and co-organiser of the National Shop Stewards Network
Global Turmoil Workers’ struggle in Brazil Allesendra Lacerda, Party of Socialism and Liberty and an eyewitness account from Linda Taaffe NUT executive (personal capacity)
Global Turmoil Can China save world capitalism? Lynn Walsh, Editor of Socialism Today
Anniversaries and their relevance today Breaking the chains: Abolition of the slave trade 1807 Hugo Pierre, Socialist Party Black and Asian Group
Ideas to Change the World Marxist Economics: how the bosses’ rip us off Jane James, Socialist Party trade union organiser
Debates Can Labour be ‘reclaimed’ and prospects for a new mass workers’ party. Clive Heemskerk, Socialist Party Executive and a representative of the Labour Representation Committee plus Sascha Stanicic national secretary of the Socialist Party’s sister party in Germany - SAV
History of the Russian Revolution July: days of insurrection Dave Reid, Socialist Party National Committee
Lessons of the Russian Revolution Is revolution still possible today? Sarah Sachs Eldridge, youth editor of The Socialist
Other sessions The bubbles deflate: prospects for world economic crisis. Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary
Other sessions How to build a trade union in your workplace Jude Ritchie and Marc Glasscoe

 

Sunday 1 – 3 pm  (2007 sessions)

Course Session Speakers
History of the Shop Stewards Movement Building the shop stewards movement today Rob Williams, T+G convener Visteon Swansea (personal capacity)
Global Turmoil Italy’s Prodi government: the ‘lesser evil’? Alessandro Leni, Controcorrente – Sinistra Prc ('Countercurrent – Prc Left')
Anniversaries and their relevance today Che Guevara: Forty years after his death, what lessons can we draw from his life and struggle? Matt Dobson, Convenor of Socialist Students.
Ideas to Change the World Dialectics: The science of change Judy Beishon, Editor of The Socialist
Debates Anarchism or Socialism? Network or Party? Adam Lincoln, Industrial Workers of the World, Hannah Sell Socialist Party Executive
Debates What way forward for the Venezuelan revolution? Karl Debbaut, Committee for a Workers’ International, Jorge Martin Hands off Venezuela
History of the Russian Revolution October: revolution or coup? Robin Clapp, Secretary South West Socialist Party
Lessons of the Russian Revolution Was Stalinism inevitable? Dave Griffiths, Secretary West Midlands Socialist Party
Other sessions Women and the family Eleanor Donne, Socialist Party Women
Other sessions Fighting for LGBT rights Greg Randall, Convenor of Socialist Party LGBT group
Other sessions The politics of reggae Jason Toynbee, author of ‘Bob Marley: Herald of a post-colonial world’

 

 


 

Closing rallies

 (2007 sessions)

Build the shop stewards movement and fight for a new mass workers’ party

Speakers include:

Dave Nellist, Chair of the Campaign for a New Workers’ Party

Bill Mullins, co-organiser of the National Shop Stewards Network

Representative of the Remploy Workers


1917 – the year that workers changed the world. Lessons of the Russian Revolution for the 21st century

Speakers include:

Hannah Sell deputy general secretary of the Socialist Party

Socialist activist from Russia

Sascha Stanicic national secretary of the Socialist Party’s sister party in Germany - SAV

 

 


 

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