The October Revolution Festival – schedule and taster videos

This weekend Marxist students will be at the October Revolution festival in central London for a celebration of Marxist ideas 100 years after the Russian Revolution.

See below for some taster videos for a few of the sessions at the festival. The full agenda is below.

See you at the weekend! BUY YOUR TICKET HERE: http://www.socialist.net/october-revolution-festival-starts-in-one-week-book-now.htm

HOW DOES CAPITALISM WORK? – MARX’S CAPITAL 150 YEARS ON

 

UBI AND AUTOMATION: UTOPIA OR NIGHTMARE

 

FASCISM AND THE FAR RIGHT: HOW TO FIGHT THEM

 

TERRORISM AND THE MADNESS OF CAPITALISM

 

IMPERIALISM: THEN AND NOW

 

POSTMODERNISM: A MARXIST CRITICISM

 

ART AND REVOLUTION

 

RED CLYDESIDE: SCOTLAND AND SOCIALISM

 

All talks and events (apart from Saturday’s evening social) are in Student Central (formely ULU) on Malet Street. Nearest stations are Goodge Street; Euston Square; Warren Street; and Russell Square.

Friday 20th October (Upper Hall)

6pm – Registration

7pm – 9.30pm – Rally for the Russian Revolution – with guest speakers Esteban Volkov (Leon Trotsky’s grandson, via video link) and Alan Woods (author of Bolshevism: the Road to Revolution, and the premier of the new IMT documentary about the life and ideas of Trotsky.

Saturday 21st October

9.30am – Registration

10.30am – 12.30pm:

The Marxist critique of postmodernism – Daniel Morley (Upper Hall)
Terrorism: the madness of capitalism – Hamid Alizadeh (Room 3D)
How does capitalism work? Marx’s Capital 150 years on – Natasha Sorrell (Room 3C)

12.30pm – 1.30pm – Lunch

1.30pm – 3.15pm:

Fascism and the far-right – Marie Frederiksen (Upper Hall)
What is a revolution? – Ben Gliniecki (Room 3D)
History of the Troubles in Ireland – Gerry Ruddy (Room 3C)

3.15pm – 3.30pm – Break

3.30pm – 5.15pm:

Imperialism: then and now – Fred Weston (Upper Hall)
Red Clydeside: Scotland and socialism – Rachel Gibbs (Room 3D)
The rise and fall of neo-liberalism and globalisation – James Kilby (Room 3C)

5.15pm – 5.30pm – Break

5.30pm – 7pm – Corbyn to power on a socialist programme! – with guest speakers Steve Hedley (Senior Assistant General Secretary of the RMT), Danielle Tiplady (leading nurse activist), Rob Sewell (Editor of Socialist Appeal), Paul Holmes (Unison NEC, personal capacity), and Natasha Sorrell (Sheffield NUT, personal capacity)

7pm – 11pm – The revolutionary party! – social with drinks and music (Djam Lecture Theatre, room G2 SOAS main building)

Sunday 22nd October

9.30am – 10am – Registration

10am – 12 midday:

Russia: from revolution to counter-revolution – Andy Southwark (Upper Hall)
Marxism and the Labour Party – Jack Halinski-Fitzpatrick (Room 3D)
The history of dialectical philosophy – Scott Shaw (Room 3C)

12 midday – 1pm – Lunch

1pm – 2.45pm:

UBI and automation: utopia or nightmare? – Adam Booth (Upper Hall)
Trotsky and the permanent revolution – Jorge Martin (Room 3D)
Art and revolution – Joe Attard (Room 3C)

2.45pm – 3pm – Break

3pm – 4.45pm:

Catalonia and the national question – Jorge Martin (Upper Hall)
The origins of class society
 – Josh Holroyd (Room 3D)
Idealism vs materialism: mind and matter – Ben Curry (Room 3C)

4.45pm – 5.30pm – Why we need a revolution – closing remarks by Alan Woods