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Marx's Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism

Marx’s Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism

RECENT ARTICLES AND FEATURES IN THE INTERNATIONAL MARXIST-HUMANIST WEBZINE (May 2014)
http://www.internationalmarxisthumanist.org/

UKRAINE: POPULAR UPRISING IN THE SHADOW OF PUTIN’S RUSSIA — by Kevin Anderson
Ukraine has experienced a popular uprising with serious
contradictions, among them the presence of right-wing nationalism and
a tilt toward neoliberal capitalism.  It has since been threatened by
Putin’s Russia, which fears above all a similar uprising in Moscow.

[VIDEO] TRANSCENDING CAPITALISM, IN THEORY AND IN PRACTICE — by Peter Hudis and Sarah Mason
Hudis gives an overview of his MARX’S CONCEPT OF THE ALTERNATIVE TO CAPITALISM (Haymarket 2013), with a comment by former Occupy LA
activist Mason.

ON THE DEATH OF TONY BENN — by Richard Abernethy
In 1992, we organised a speaking tour for Peter Hudis in England and Scotland. To our surprise, Tony Benn sponsored a meeting in the Houses of Parliament. An unlikely setting for a Marxist-Humanist meeting – we all had to pass through a police security check to attend. I recall a very large and lively meeting.

VOLUNTARISM & HUMANISM: REVISITING DUNAYEVSKAYA’S CRITIQUE OF MAO — by Aye Richi
Informed by Dunayevskaya’s discussion of voluntarism and humanism as two kinds of subjectivity, this article analyzes the People’s Communes, the Cultural Revolution, and the Hundred Flowers Movement in China under Mao Zedong.

TRACING THE CONTOURS OF ANTI-CAPITALISM — by Criticism &c.
A review of David Black’s THE PHILOSOPHICAL ROOTS OF ANTI-CAPITALISM.

CRITIQUE OF THE BLACK BLOC — by Kevin Anderson
A review of SHUTTING DOWN THE STREETS: POLITICAL VIOLENCE AND SOCIAL CONTROL IN THE GLOBAL ERA, by Amory Starr, Luis Fernandez, and Christian Scholl.

See our LANGUAGES PAGES for recent Marxist-Humanist articles and books in Spanish, Persian, French, Romanian, Turkish, and other languages.

***RECENT BOOKS OF INTEREST:
THE PHILOSOPHICAL ROOTS OF ANTI-CAPITALISM: ESSAYS ON HISTORY, CULTURE AND DIALECTICAL THOUGHT — by David Black, Studies in Marxism Humanism Series, Lexington Books, hardcover, with subsequent paperback

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF ROSA LUXEMBURG, VOL. I: ECONOMIC WRITINGS 1, edited by Peter Hudis, Verso Books, paperback

MARX’S CONCEPT OF THE ALTERNATIVE TO CAPITALISM – by Peter Hudis
Historical Materialism Series, now in paperback with Haymarket Books

MARX ON GENDER AND THE FAMILY: A CRITICAL STUDY – by Heather Brown
Historical Materialism Series, now in paperback with Haymarket Books

THE DUNAYEVSKAYA-MARCUSE-FROMM CORRESPONDENCE, 1954-1978: DIALOGUES ON HEGEL, MARX, AND CRITICAL THEORY — edited by Kevin B. Anderson and Russell Rockwell, Lexington Books

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‘Human Herbs’ – a song by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au-vyMtfDAs

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Tony Benn

Tony Benn

REMEMBERING TONY BENN

An evening to celebrate his life

5th June 2014

6.30pm

Camden Town Hall, London

Upcoming event: Stop the War will host an evening of appreciations, memories, spoken word, film and music to celebrate the life and politics of Tony Benn, the former president of the Stop the War Coalition who passed away in March.

The celebration will take place on 5 June at 6.30pm at Camden Town Hall in London.

Tickets are available online from Eventbrite or over the telephone on 020 7561 4830.

Full details of speakers and performers will be announced shortly.

Share the event with your Facebook friends

Buy your ticket online

 

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Tony BennTONY BENN: ASSESSING HIS LEGACY FOR THE LEFT

The Socialist History Society is holding a seminar on Tony Benn’s contribution to British politics; it will look at the historical roots of his commitment to socialism, his record in and out of office, some of the key causes he championed such as peace and nuclear disarmament and his role as a populariser of history.

The event will take place on: Saturday 26th April between 2pm and 4.30pm at Conway Hall, in London.

Entry free of charge

 

Speakers:

Keith Flett (London Socialist Historians Group),

Duncan Bowie (Westminster University/Chartist magazine),

Prof Willie Thompson (Historian, former editor Socialist History)

Stefan Dickers (Bishopsgate archivist)

Jon Lansman (editor Left Futures/CLPD)

Stan Newens (ex-MP, ex-MEP; President SHS)

Kate Hudson (CND)/historian)

 

Further info: morganshs@hotmail.com

First published in http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/tony-benn-assessing-his-legacy-for-the-left-26-april

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The Match Women

The Match Women

MATCHWOMEN’S STRIKE 2013 FESTIVAL

Bishopsgate Institute

London

6th July 2013

11.00am – 11.00pm

Admission Free (but register for tickets)

Family Friendly

Celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Matchwomen’s victory, and the beginning of the modern labour movement

125 years ago the Matchwomen’s gallant struggle and victory against all the odds led to the new union movement. For far too long they have been unsung heroes in the pages of history. Celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Matchwomen’s victory and the beginning of the modern labour movement!

The festival will be the kind of ‘knees- up’ the Matchwomen themselves would have enjoyed – there will be bands, comedians and actors, choirs, stalls, and great food and drink.

In July 1888, several hundred women walked out of an East London match factory – and changed the world. The strike was a reaction to management bullying and terrible conditions, and it should have failed. Bryant & May were powerful and prosperous, with friends in government. The women were mere ‘factory girls’, and even worse, mostly Irish. But their courage, solidarity and refusal to back down impressed all who saw it. What they revealed about conditions inside the factory, including the horrors of the industrial disease ‘phossy jaw’, shamed Bryant & May, and their shareholders, many of whom were MP’s and clergymen. In just two weeks, the women won better rates of pay and conditions, and the right to form the largest union of women in the country.

Their victory was remarkable, but until now, rarely acknowledged as the beginning of the modern trade union movement. Following the Matchwomen’s victory a wave of strikes, including the 1889 Great London Dock Strike, swept the nation. Multitudes of the most exploited workers formed new unions, sowing the seeds of the modern labour movement, and Labour Party. The Dock Strikers never denied the Matchwomen’s influence. In the throes of the Dock Strike, leader John Burns urged a mass meeting of tens of thousands to ‘stand shoulder to shoulder.

Remember the Matchwomen, who won their fight and formed a union.

Speakers & Performers include: Tony Benn, Owen Jones, Lindsey German, Robb Johnson, Anna Davin, Professor Jane Martin, Michael Rosen, The Socialist Choir and many more, with lots of events for children and young people.

Website and Registration for Tickets: http://www.matchwomensfestival.com/

Bryant & May

Bryant & May

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Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLjxeHvvhJQ (live, at the Belle View pub, Bangor, north Wales); and at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo (new remix, and new video, 2012)

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

 

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The Match Women's Strike

The Match Women’s Strike

Imperialism

DON’T IRAQ IRAN MULTIMEDIA NIGHT

STOP THE WAR COALITION
Special bulletin
22 May 2012
Email: office@stopwar.org.uk
Tel: 020 7561 9311
Web: http://www.stopwar.org.uk
Twitter: http://twitter.com/STWuk
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/stopthewarcoalition

ALMOST SOLD OUT RESERVED SEATS
FOR DON’T IRAQ IRAN MULTIMEDIA NIGHT
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We are pleased to announce the addition of Nittin Sawnhey collaborator Tina Grace to an incredible programme of music, images and words this Friday night.

The event includes a rare Brian Eno musical interlude, a mystery performance by Mark Rylance, a reading by award winning novelist A.L. Kennedy, songs from folk legend Julie Felix, Chopin recitals from Alberto Portugheis and an hour long performance of their Writing on the Wall show by Tony Benn and Roy Bailey.

The full programme is now available online at http://bit.ly/KpZxeS

There are only 20 reserved seat tickets left – immediate booking is advisable by calling the Stop the War office on 020 7561 9311.

Friends of Stop the War get tickets half price. To become a Friend go to http://bit.ly/IjsOeo

Aisle and gallery tickets are still available.

If you book as a group of five or more you can get seats for the concession price of just £15 for reserved and £10 unreserved.

Don’t Iraq Iran
A benefit of words and music
7.30pm, Friday 25 May
St James Piccadilly, W1J 9LL

Tickets Prices:
    * Reserved seats – standard £20 or concessions £15
    * Unreserved seats – standard £15 or concessions £10

To book tickets please phone: 020 7561 9311 or go to: http://bit.ly/GWllV0

 

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‘Human Herbs’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au-vyMtfDAs

‘Stagnant’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo  

‘The Lamb’ by William Blake – set to music by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw3VloKBvZc

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Marxism and Education

Marxism and Education

MARXISM 2012 TIMETABLE

Marxism 2012 – Timetable now out

5-9 July, University College London and Friends Meeting House, central London

Full timetable, including over 200 meetings out now

Speakers include: David Harvey, Gary Younge, Tariq Ali, Leila Khaled, Tony Benn, Robert King Wilkerson, Owen Jones, Nick Davies, Gigi Ibrahim, Hossam el-Hamalawy, George Galloway, Istvan Meszaros and more…

Go to www.marxismfestival.org.uk for more info and tickets

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‘Human Herbs’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au-vyMtfDAs

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

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Lost Generation

FESTIVAL OF DANGEROUS IDEAS

Festival of Dangerous Ideas
Saturday, March 17, 10-5pm
Rich Mix, London E1 6LA

The old ideas are bust. Now is the time for the new, the marginalised, the road less travelled… dangerous ideas for dangerous times. 

Join key activists, commentators and cultural figures reflecting on a world in disarray and turmoil.

Bringing the spirit of revolution to Londonare Egyptian MP Nasr-Eddin al-Zoghbi and activist Marwa Farouk of the Socialist Renewal Current, an activist group in Cairo. They will be joined by John Rees, co-author of The People Demand, to discuss how to finish a revolution, and activists from Greece describing what it means to be at the frontline of Europe’s austerity project. BBC Economics editor Paul Mason, and author and recent Question Time panellist Owen Jones join subversive authors and activists Nina Power and Sanum Ghafoor to discuss the radical ideas needed to confront the bleak landscape of austerity Britain. Paul Mason also joins Sanum Ghafoor and Lindsey German to discuss why it’s kicking off everywhere. Situationist adbuster Rob Montgomery, graffiti politician Stik and Palestinian poet Rafeef Ziadah will speak and perform. TV archaeologist Neil Faulkner will be presenting a brief history of the world. Sam Duckworth of Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. runs a workshop on the perils of political songwriting. He will perform after Tony Benn and Roy Bailey do their sell out Writing on the Wall show and Mark McGowan brings us the latest thoughts of the Artist Taxi Driver. There will also be live performances from Pandit G of Asian Dub Foundation and Sam Duckworth of Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. The Rich Mix bar and club will be serving until 1am.

Festival organiser Clare Solomon describes the day as a ‘’fun-packed and informative day using music, multimedia and a variety of interesting formats including a ‘tweet-out’, Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed, lunchtime comedy from Josie Long, a guerrilla film workshop, an exclusive ‘free shop’, live graffiti walls and much more…”

Book now online or phone 0207 613 7498 as tickets are selling fast and space is limited. Tickets are £10/£5 concessions: http://www.richmix.org.uk/whats-on/event/the-festival-of-dangerous-ideas/

The event is organised jointly by Counterfire, ISG, Verso and the Rich Mix.

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Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLjxeHvvhJQ (live, at the Belle View pub, Bangor, north Wales)  

‘Human Herbs’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au-vyMtfDAs

‘Stagnant’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo  

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

 

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Gerrard Winstanley

TONY BENN AND PAUL MASON ON GERRARD WINSTANLEY

NEW TITLE FROM VERSO’S ‘REVOLUTIONS’ SERIES:

GERRARD WINSTANLEY:­ A COMMON TREASURY

Introduced by TONY BENN

Published 10th April 2011

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EVENT:

TONY BENN in conversation with PAUL MASON at the Southbank Centre on WINSTANLEY, the Diggers and English radicalism.

Monday 23rd May, 2011

Part of the Festival ofBritain

More information and tickets: http://ticketing.southbankcentre.co.uk/find/literature-spoken-word/tickets/tony-benn-57704

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”Sick to death of the royal wedding? Then where better to take refuge than in the radical ruminations of Gerrard Winstanley, the voice of revolutionary republican England?…a useful and inspiring collection” — SOCIALIST REVIEW http://www.socialistreview.org.uk/article.php?articlenumber=11625

”With house prices at ridiculous levels and employment plummeting, perhaps this neat introduction to Winstanley’s writings could provide an excellent instruction manual for a new breed of 21st century Digger?” —  MORNING STAR http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/index.php/content/view/full/103449
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In Spring 1649, at the end of the English Civil War, Gerrard Winstanley and his comrades, the Diggers, went to St George’s Hill to farm the common land and to distribute the food amongst themselves. Winstanley’s extraordinary writings from this period have remained a huge influence for many on the left, and are cited as some of the earliest examples of communist thought.

Legendary voice of the left, Tony Benn, introduces this collection of Winstanley’s work and shows how it still has the power to inspire us to turn our world upside down. Benn credits the Diggers, along with the Levellers, with helping to launch into the public domain ideas about freedom, equality and democracy which, though now regarded as normal were then hugely threatening of the status quo, and are “some of the most important radical ideas of all time.”

Winstanley and the Diggers saw the earth and its natural resources as belonging to all mankind, a “common treasury”.  Since the 15th century, the enclosure of land by private landlords had meant that the poor were unable to farm and increasingly had to rely on wage labour. The Diggers attempted to seize the revolutionary moment to reclaim these common rights to the land through both argument and direct action.  Protestant agrarian socialists, the Diggers are an example of the long-standing relationship between Christianity and radicalism.

Emerging at the end of the English Civil War, the Diggers started their colony at St George’s Hill on 1st April 1649, just two months after the King, Charles I had gone to the scaffold. While the Diggers were ultimately unsuccessful in reclaiming the common land and destroying the system of “enclosures”, Winstanley’s ideas resonate to this day.

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ISBN: 978 1 84467 595 1 / $15.95 / £8.99 / CAN$20 / 192 pages
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For more information and to buy the book visit:
http://www.versobooks.com/books/479-a-common-treasury
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Part of Verso’s REVOLUTIONS series
http://www.versobooks.com/series_collections/6-revolutions

Other titles that may be of interest include:

GEOFFREY ROBERTSON presents THE LEVELLERS:­ THE PUTNEY DEBATES
http://www.versobooks.com/books/297-the-putney-debates

and

WU MING present THOMAS MÜNTZER :­ SERMON TO THE PRINCES
http://www.versobooks.com/books/367-sermon-to-the-princes

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Academics based outside North America may request an inspection copy please contact tamar@verso.co.uk

Academics based within North America may request an examination copy please contact clara@versobooks.com

Please check the guidelines at http://www.versobooks.com/pg/desk-copies and include all necessary information.
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‘I believe in the afterlife.

It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Human Herbs’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h7tUq0HjIk (live)

‘Maximum levels of boredom

Disguised as maximum fun’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLjxeHvvhJQ (live, at the Belle View pub, Bangor, north Wales)  

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Education Crisis

COALITION OF RESISTANCE NATIONAL ORGANISING CONFERENCE

10am-5pm, Saturday November 27

Camden Centre, Bidborough St, London WC1

Organisers say:

“The conference will hear speakers from struggles in Greece, Spain, France and from delegates from the anti-cuts and anti-privatisation groups springing up in this country. There will be workshops and the opportunity for all to have their voices heard”

Conference Information: http://www.coalitionofresistance.org.uk/?p=317

Coalition of Resistance: http://www.coalitionofresistance.org.uk/

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Levellers

LEVELLERS ASSOCIATION

Call for sponsors of a Levellers Association

We are currently organising the launch of a Levellers Association which would aim to popularise the history and heritage of the Levellers and other radicals in the English Revolution.

It would seek to involve students, researchers and academics with amateur historians, 17th century re-enactors, publishers, artists, battlefield preservation societies, trade unionists, and campaigners who want to deepen our knowledge of the English Revolution. The project is at an early stage but current sponsors include:

Tony Benn,
Jeremy Corbyn MP,
Geoffrey Robertson QC, author of The Tyrannicide Brief
Jim Holstun, author of Ehud’s Dagger
Ann Hughes, Professor of Early Modern History at Keele University
Neil Faulkner, editor of Military Times
Andrew Murray, Director of Communications for Unite the Union
Dr John Gurney, Visiting Fellow Newcastle University
Caryl Churchill, playwright.
Rev. Hammer, songwriter
Dr Rachel Foxley, University of Reading
Philip Baker, Senior Research Officer at the Centre for Metropolitan History
Dr Ariel Hessayon, Goldsmiths, University of London

This letter is being circulated on history, academic, trade union and activists lists in the hope of widening he sponsorship base of the project. Please do let us know if you would like to become a sponsor of the Levellers Association.

We are aiming to hold an initial organising meeting on Saturday 22nd May, at 1pm in Room B104, the School of Oriental and African Studies Thornhaugh Street, London WC1H 0XG (nearest tube Russell Square). If you would like to attend or if you have any ideas that you would like discussed at the meeting please do let us know.

Please respond to this email address: info@theleveller.org.uk

We hope that people can help us establish a website, newsletter, conferences, education packs, publications, artistic events and so on…but there is absolutely no obligation on individual sponsors to do any of this.

Thanks for taking the time to look at this.

Best wishes

John Rees, Goldsmiths College, Ben Craggs, Goldsmiths College, Tehmeena Bax, Queen Mary College

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Karl Marx

MARXISM 2010

http://www.marxismfestival.org.uk

Central London 1-5 July

SLAVOJ ŽIŽEK, JOHN HOLLOWAY & ALEX CALLINICOS discuss the idea of communism

BEN FINE, COSTAS LAPAVITSAS, ALFREDO SAAD-FILHO, GUGLIELMO CARCHEDI, ANDREW KLIMAN, JOSEPH CHOONARA, GRAHAM TURNER on dimensions of the economic crisis

Prospects for the Middle East considered by SHLOMO SAND, author of the acclaimed book The Invention of the Jewish People; GILBERT ASHCAR, author of The Arabs and the Holocaust; HAIFA ZANGANA, author of City of Widows: An Iraqi Woman’s Account of War and Resistance; GHADA KARMI, author of Married to Another Man: Israel’s Dilemma in Palestine

Marxist philosopher ISTVAN MÉSZÁROS speaks on alternatives to parliament

US academic HESTER EISENSTEIN, author of Feminism Seduced, joins NINA POWER, author of One Dimensional Woman, and Socialist Review editor JUDITH ORR to discuss the challenges facing the struggle for women’s liberation.SHEILA ROWBOTHAM speaks on new book Dreamers of a New Day: Women who Invented the Twentieth Century.

PETER THOMAS presents his roadmap to Gramsci’s Prison Notebooks

DANNY DORLING speaks on his book Injustice: Why Social Inequality Persists

Panel on civil liberties with solicitor GARETH PEIRCE, former Guantanamo Bay inmate MOAZZAM BEGG and GERRY CONLON of the Guildford Four. JOHN HENDY QC discusses the anti-union laws.

Guardian feature writer GARY YOUNGE, TARIQ ALI and RICHARD SEYMOUR of Lenin’s Tomb speak on racism, Islamophobia and identity.

Authors and academics: OWEN HATHERLEY (Militant Modernism), ALBERTO TOSCANO (Fanaticism), G M TAMÁS, SHEILA COHEN (Ramparts of Resistance), JANE HARDY (Poland’s New Capitalism), GARETH DALE(Popular Protest in East Germany 1945-1989), KEVIN DOOGAN (New Capitalism?), NEIL DAVIDSON (Discovering the Scottish Revolution 1692-1746), COLIN BARKER, PAUL BLACKLEDGE (Reflections on the Marxist Theory of History),MARTIN EMPSON (Marxism and Ecology), JONATHAN NEALE (Stop Global Warming, Change the World), CHRISTIAN HOGSBJERG, JOHN ROSE (Myths of Zionism), PETER HALLWARD (Damming the Flood: Haiti, Aristide and the Politics of Containment)

Trade unionists MARK SERWOTKA (general secretary PCS), JEREMY DEAR (general secretary NUJ), KEVIN COURTNEY (deputy general secretary NUT)

Politicians TONY BENN, JEREMY CORBYN MP, CHRISTINE BUCHHOLTZ (Die Linke Bundestag member).

Join thousands of others at Europe’s biggest festival of radical ideas—featuring over 200 meetings, debates, film screenings, and musical performances.

For updates go to: http://www.facebook.com/marxism and http://twitter.com/Marxism2k10

Book online now: http://www.marxismfestival.org.uk

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Tony Benn

TONY BENN – A LETTER TO MY GRANDCHILDREN

Tony Benn

Tuesday 15 December 2009

Stratford Circus, Theatre Square, Stratford, London, E15 1BX
7pm
£6

Tickets

Box Office: 0844 357 2625

The past is the past but there may be lessons to be learned which could help the next generation to avoid mistakes their parents and grandparents made. In his new book, A Letter to my Grandchildren: Lessons for the future, he talks about how each generation has to fight the same battles as their ancestors had to fight, again and again, for there is no final victory and no final defeat. ‘Two flames have burned from the beginning of time – the flame of anger against injustice and the flame of hope. If this book serves its purpose it will fan both flames.’

Tony’s book will be on sale and he will be signing copies.

Newham Bookshop in partnership with Stratford Circus

Link: http://www.stratford-circus.com/events/literature/tonybenn.htm