Britain: Revolution Festival 2018 – less than a week to go!

by on 17 October 2018

This weekend, 19-21 October, sees a highlight of any radical activist’s calendar: Revolution 2018 – a three-day festival of Marxist ideas, hosted in London by Socialist Appeal and the International Marxist Tendency.

This annual gathering has become a key event for the revolutionary left. Hundreds are expected to attend this year’s festival, with people coming from across Europe for a weekend of exciting discussions on history, philosophy, economics, and contemporary issues.

This year’s event commemorates the revolutionary events of 1968 – a year that saw massive movements and protests by workers and students across the world: from the civil rights movement in the USA, to the dramatic events of May ’68 in France.

50 years on, with the status quo collapsing all around us, these movements provide important and inspiring lessons for activists looking to organise, fight, and transform the world today.

REVOLUTION FESTIVAL 2018

19-21 October, Student Central, Malet Street London

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Topics include:

Rosa Luxemburg and the 1918 German Revolution

The French Revolution of May 68

Martin Luther King and the black struggle

The Suffragettes and the fight for equality: a century of struggle

The Vietnam War

How do we fight the far right?

Artificial intelligence and nature of consciousness

The first 100 days in power: what should Corbyn do?

From barter to Bitcoin: what is money?

From abortion rights to feminist strikes

Trade wars – what are they good for?

The 2008 crash to now – a decade of crisis

Dialectics: from Hegel to Marx

The crisis of liberalism

Freedom and slavery: the birth of capitalism

Oliver Cromwell and the English Revolution

James Connolly and the struggle for Irish independence

Speakers include:

Alan Woods – author of Reason in Revolt

Rob Sewell – author of Germany: from Revolution to Counter-Revolution

Marie Frederiksen – author of Reclaiming Rosa Luxembourg: a true revolutionary

Steve Hedley – senior assistant general secretary of the RMT union

Fred Weston – editor of In Defence of Marxism

Adam Booth – author of Understanding Marx’s Capital

Daniel Morley – regular writer for www.socialist.net

Natasha Sorrell – NEU activist