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From The Socialist newspaper, 6 September 2002

Socialism 2002

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.

Hannah Sell

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.

If you need more leaflets just give the office a ring on 020 8988 8767.

If you would like to be regularly updated with details of the agenda and speakers at Socialism 2002 just email us at socialism@socialistparty.org.uk


Rallies

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.

Israel/Palestine.

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.

Che Guevara

Rosa Luxemburg

Leon Trotsky

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?


Socialism 2002

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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In The Socialist 6 September 2002:

Fight for socialism

Support The Firefighters

War against Iraq: Unions Must Organise Opposition

Mass Protest Gave Workers A Voice

Brimming With Optimism For Socialism

A Year After 11 September: Will Bush launch a war on Iraq?

Socialism 2002

TUC conference: Critical Time For Trade Unionists


 

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