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35-47 Bethnal Green Road

London E1 6LA


We are living in a time of threats and possibilities. This is a festival for those who dare to dream of a better world.

There will be discussions and debates, workshops, rebel rants, cinema, polemical poetry and subversive stand-up. The festival will confront issues of capitalism and climate chaos, explore what real democracy would look like, investigate imperialism after the Arab Spring, celebrate the women who fought against World War One… and much, much more.

Participants include legendary anti-imperialist author Tariq Ali, feminist trailblazer Hilary Wainwright, journalist and ‘Chavs’ author Owen Jones, comedian and disability rights campaigner Francesca Martinez, anti-racist activist Stafford Scott, anti-war campaigner Lindsey German as well as acclaimed left-wing playwright David Edgar, historian of class Selina Todd and social media expert Christian Fuchs.

We are particularly happy to announce that leading Russian left-wing intellectual Boris Kagarlitsky is coming to the conference to provide a Russian perspective on the frightening crisis in the Ukraine.

Cultural highlights include re-enacted speeches by Beat poet Allen Ginsberg and black radical Stokely Carmichael in the intro to a cult film of a sixties ‘happening’. There is spoken word from the Different Skies journal, stand-up from Jeremy Hardy, Steve Parry and Kate Smurthwaite, a political undressing of the fashion industry and a brief people’s history of music with Faithless guitarist Dave Randall.

TICKETS: £25/£20 (both days), £20/£15 (either day)


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1989-2009: The East European Revolutions in Perspective

Conference announcement and call for papers and panel proposals

“1989-2009: the East European revolutions in perspective”

Organised by “Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern  Europe”

Location and date: University of London Union, 17-18 October 2009

Keynote speakers: Boris Kagarlitsky, Caroline Humphrey, Gáspár Miklós Tamas, Peter Gowan, Alex Callinicos, Catherine Samary, Bernd Gehrke

Abstracts and panel proposals, by end June 2009, to:

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