Marxism 2012

Marxism is a 5 day festival of resistance hosted by the SWP from 5th – 9th July 2012. Over 200 meetings with speakers including David Harvey, Tariq Ali, Laurie Penny, Gary Younge, George Galloway, Nina Power, Owen Jones, Gigi Ibrahim, Hossam el-Hamalawy & Tony Benn.

Crisis and austerity have exposed the insanity of our global system. Billions have been given to the banks, while billions across the planet face hunger, poverty, climate catastrophes and war. We used to be told capitalism meant prosperity and democracy. Not any more. Now it means austerity for the 99% and rule by the markets.

But turmoil at the top has been met with resistance from below. Once mighty dictatorships have crumbled across the Middle East and revolts are shaking Europe. Britain has seen its biggest strike since 1926.

Millions are fighting back, questioning this crazy system and searching for alternatives. Marxism 2012 will bring thousands of people together, from across the world, to discuss, debate and organise resistance. Don’t miss it.

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