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Anticapitalism 2011 timetable and registration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANTICAPITALISM 2011 

Friday 21 October at University London Union, Malet Street

Saturday 22 to Sunday 23 October at UCL University, Goodge Street

SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

* Owen Jones, author of Chavs; the demonistation of the working class
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John McDonnell MP
* Guy Aitchison, OpenDemocracy.Net
* Hannah Elisi, participant in the Egyptian Revolution
* Simon Hardy, editor Workers Power
* Mike Woods, participant ‘Occupy Wall Street’ movement
* Mark Fisher, author of Capitalist Realism 
* AND MANY MORE

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FRIDAY 21 OCTOBER

ULU, Malet street, rooms 2C and 3D


Registration from 2.30pm

3:00 – 4.30pm

Workshops

Room 2C:Occupy Wall Street, the Tea Party and Obama – the crisis of America today

Mike Woods

Room 3D: Revolution in England: the Civil War, 1642 – 1651

Chris Davidson


5.00 – 6.30

Workshops

Room 2C: After the UN vote – Palestine’s place in modern history

Joana Ramiro

Room 3D: The Wapping dispute – Murdoch. the Tories and the police – the unholy alliance

Joy Macready, NUJ Left

 

7.30 – 9.00

Rally

Room 3D: Building resistance in an age of austerity

John McDonnell MP, Rebecca Anderson PCS Activist, Guy Aitchison from opendemocracy.net, Mick Dooley UCATT general secretary candidate (personal capacity), Richard Brenner, author of The Credit Crunch: A Marxist Analysis, and George Binette Camden Unison (personal capacity).

 

SATURDAY 22 OCTOBER

UCL  Cruciform and Pearson buildings, Gower street

10:00-11:30

Workshops

Pearson G17: The minority movement in Britain and a rank and file movement today

Jeremy Dewar

Pearson G23: How has racism changed? Exploring the contradictions of modern racism

With Natalie Silverstein and Ashok Kumar (Former LSE Sabbatical officer)

Cruciform Lecture Theatre 2: A brief history of rioting

John Bowman

11:45-1:15

Workshops

Pearson G17: NHS plc? Stopping the destruction of our health service

Mark Booth, Health Worker Network

Pearson G23: From city academies to top up fees – contesting the future of education

Rachel Brooks

Cruciform Lecture Theatre 2: After Slutwalk – perspectives for the women’s movement today

With Jo Cassidy, contributor to Spring time: the new student rebellion

 

2:15 – 3:45

Workshops

Pearson G17:  Debt crisis – from credit crunch to Eurozone meltdown

Richard Brenner, author of The credit crunch: A Marxist analysis

Pearson G23: Socialists and the trade unions – how can we beat the cuts? 

Jerry Hicks Grassroots Left, Rebecca Anderson PCS young members

4.15-5.45

Workshops

Perarson G17: Libya, Egypt and Syria: a tale of three revolutions

With eyewitness to the Egyptian revolution Hannah Elsisi and Marcus Halaby, regular writer on Middle Eastern politics

Pearson G23: Is there a ‘postmodern condition’? Considering the impact of neoliberalism on social consciousness and the working class

With Luke Cooper and Mark Fisher, author of Capitalist Realism and blogger at k-punk

 

6.15 – 8.00

Discussion

Cruciform Lecture Theatre 2: A left old or new: what kind of left do we need today?  

With Owen Jones, author of Chavs; the demonisation of the working class, Jerry Hicks, Unite Grass Roots Left activist, Mark Fisher, author of Capitalist Realism and blogger at k-punk, Maeve McKeown postgraduate student activist and contributing editor of the New Left Project website and Simon Hardy, editor of Workers Power.

 

SUNDAY 23 OCTOBER

Twenty years after the collapse of the USSR 
The Russian Revolution:  yesterday, today, and tomorrow

An all day symposium launching the new book ‘TheDegenerated Revolution: The rise and fall of Stalinism”

 All lectures will take place in  Chadwick lecture theatre at UCL. There will be plenty of time for debate and discussion in each meeting.

11:00-12:.30

Plenary

The Russian Revolution – its victory and its defeat

Dave Stockton

1.30 – 3.00

Plenary

The restoration of capitalism in the Stalinist states, 1991-the present day

Andy Yorke

 

3:15 – 4:30

Closing Rally

Once again, beyond capitalism? The Russian Revolution and the twenty-first century

Luke Cooper

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