The Road to Revolution: Marxist Student Federation conference 2016January 18, 2016
The national conference of the Marxist Student Federation conference will take place this year on Saturday 13 February 2016 in London at SOAS. (Facebook event here)
This year’s conference is meeting at a time when the world seems on the edge of a new economic slump. Diplomatic, political, and military crises are frequently sending shockwaves across the globe. In Britain the EU referendum is opening up divisions in the Tory party, while Corbyn’s Labour party is battling the right-wing Blairites in the party to be able to put forward clear socialist policies. Meanwhile, as austerity is set to continue it is young people who are still bearing the brunt of the cuts, with the axing of maintenance grants for the poorest students being just the latest example of this. There has never been a more important time for us to study the ideas of Marxism and the revolutionary history of the working class. Armed with these ideas and a plan for how to put them into practice we can fight for a revolutionary alternative to the system that is robbing us of our future.
Everyone who is interested in the ideas of Marxism and who would like to meet Marxist activists from all over Britain is welcome to attend and participate in the debates and discussions.
Delegates from all the groups affiliated to the Marxist Student Federation will be discussing, among other things, the future of the work of Marxist students in 2016, as well as amending and voting on this document which is being proposed to the conference.
The conference will be held in the Khalili Lecture Theatre in the Main Building of SOAS.
The agenda for the conference is:
10:00-10:30 – Registration
10:30-11:00 – A world on edge: setting the stage for revolution
11:00-12:00 – What would a socialist foreign policy look like?
12:00-13:00 – What would a socialist economic policy look like?
13:00-14:00 – Lunch
14:00-15:00 – What would a socialist defence policy look like?
15:00-17:00 – The road to revolution: perspectives and reports
17:00-17:30 – Closing remarks
19:00-23:00 – Social
Accommodation may be available to those who need it on a first come first served basis.
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