This year's Marxism
is coming up, and you should probably book your tickets soon. Highlights include speakers from Egypt and Tunisia, discussions on Libya (one featuring the families of Lockerbie victims, who I believe will debunk the idea that Libya was the perpetrator), discussions of resistance to austerity featuring union leaders such as Len McCluskey, Mark Serwotka, Billy Hayes and Matt Wrack, arguments on the student movement from Mark Bergfeld, Jody Macintyre and Laurie Penny, Alberto Toscano on universities, Ilan Pappe and Ghada Karmi on Palestine, Paul Gilroy on race and racism, and - as ever - 'many more'. I will be speaking on David Cameron and the 'big society' on Monday 4th July at 10am, and I expect you to fill out the meeting hall. I don't care what your excuse is, work, injury, won the lottery, live half way round the world, whatever, just get in there.
I will also be appearing at Marxisme 2011
in Amsterdam, discussing 'humanitarian intervention'. This will take place over the weekend of 21st and 22nd May, so I'll let you know the exact day and time when I have the details. Turn it into a holiday, why not?
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