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Posted on 17 October 2012 at 19:57 GMT

Workshops & Debates

Register for the Socialism 2012 workshops and debates from Saturday at 2pm at University of London Union, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HY

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Socialism 2012 final agenda

Socialism 2012 final agenda   (Click to enlarge)


3pm Saturday

Theme

Saturday 3pm

Speakers

Introducing Socialism

Is human nature too greedy for socialism?

Sean Figg, Socialism 2012 organiser

Introducing Marxism

Marxist Philosophy: using dialectical materialism

Robin Clapp, South West Socialist Party region secretary

World Economic Crisis

Can capitalism escape economic crisis? Is socialism viable?

Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary

Politics

Murdochgate scandal & Leveson: a socialist programme for the media

Judy Beishon, Socialist Party executive committee

Society

Are the police just a tool of the government?

Nick Chaffey, Southern Socialist Party region secretary

Programme

5 years since Northern Rock: a socialist programme for the banks

Jane James

Welfare vs Workfare

How can we stop the ConDems attacks on the disabled?

tbc

Fight austerity

Where next for the fight against austerity? Can we bring the government down?

Rob Williams, National Shop Stewards Network & John Mcinally, PCS vice-president

Internationalism

Sri Lanka: a new epoch of struggle

Senan, Tamil Solidarity & Frint Line Socialist Party of Sri Lanka

Internationalism

Spain in revolt

Spanish socialists

Science

Can we have green growth & do we need it?

Pete Dickinson, author Planing for the Planet & Clive Lord, founder member of the Green Party (personal capacity)

Other

The role of popular culture in normalising sexism

Sarah Wrack, Rape is No Joke organiser

10am Sunday

Theme

Sunday AM

Speakers

Introducing Socialism

How could a planned economy work?

Alistair Tice, Yorkshire Socialist Party region secretary

Introducing Marxism

Historical materialism: how Marxists understand progress

Ken Douglas, Socialist Party executive committee

Politics

Should Scotland be independent?

Philip Stott, Socialist Party Scotland

Society

The Royal delusion

Becci Heagney, Socialist Party national committee

What we stand for

Does the Occupy movement offer a new way to change the world?

Sarah Sachs, editor The Socialist

Welfare vs Workfare

How can we defeat workfare?

Paul Callanan, Youth Fight for Jobs & Boycott Workfare

Fight austerity

How to stop the sell off of the NHS

Dr Jackie Grunsell & Roger Davey, Unison Wiltshire & Avon Health Service chair (personal capacity)

Internationalism

Syria, imperialism and the Arab revolutions

Niall Mulholland, CWI & eyewitness to Tahrir Square

Internationalism

After the Venezuelan elections: what prospect for socialism in Latin America?

Tony Saunois, CWI secretary

Science

The God particle, science and Marxism

Pete Mason, author Science, Marxism and the Big Bang

Other

1972: the general strike that never was. The lessons for today

Other

LGBT: 40 years of pride.

1pm Sunday

Theme

Sunday PM

Speakers

Introducing Socialism

Is the Russian Revolution relevant today?

Ben Robinson, Socialist Party national committee

Introducing Marxism

An introduction to Marxist economics

Lenny Shail, Socialist Party national committee

World economic crisis

What future for the European Uniion?

Lynn Walsh, editor Socialism Today

Politics

Is the Labour Party a vehicle for socialism?

Owen Jones, journalist & author of 'Chavs' & Clive Heemskerk, Socialist Party executive committee

Society

The Hillsborough cover up: what does it say about the role of the police, media and government?

Tony Mulhearn, Liverpool mayoral candidate

What we stand for

Immigration: a socialist programme

Hannah Sell, Socialist Party deputy general secretary

Welfare vs Workfare

Scroungers? The role of unemployment in capitalist economy & the ideology of the 'benefit culture'

Dave Griffiths, West Midlands Socialist Party region secretary

Fight austerity

How can councillors fight the cuts?

Harry Smith, Liverpool 47 & Dave Nellist, TUSC chair

Internationalism

Campaign Kazakhstan

Clare Doyle, CWI

Internationalism

South Africa erupts: what does the miners struggle represent?

South African miner & eyewitness to Rustenburg

Other

How do we combat the growth of the far right? United or popular fronts?

Paula Mitchell, London Socialist Party region secretary

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