Two Events to Celebrate Karl Marx

Marx 200 – an international conference

A major international conference celebrating Marx’s work and exploring the significance of Marxism in the world today

5 May 2018
09:00 – 17:00
SOAS, University of London, EC1H 0XG

Organised by the Marx Memorial Library on the bicentenary of Marx’s birth

£15/10 concession – tickets available here…

Plenary sessions on:
• political economy and its relevance today – why Marx was right
• philosophy and human development – Marxism and the battle of ideas
• the international role of the working-class movement – Marxism as a force for change

With speakers including:

John McDonnell MP, the Shadow Chancellor;
Sarah Mosoetsa (professor of sociology at the National Institute for the Humanities & Social Sciences, Johannesburg);
Isabel Monal (editor of the Cuban theoretical journal Marx Ahora);
David McLellan (visiting professor of political theory at Goldsmith College, University of London);
Ben Fine (professor of economics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London);
John O’Neill (professor of political economy at Manchester University);
Sitaram Yechury, General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxism);
Ann-Kathrin Krug, Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Berlin;
Luo Wendong, deputy editor-in-chief of Social Sciences in China Press, Beijing

Saturday 5th May
10am-6pm
Rich Mix, London
E1 6LA

As Marx’s 200th birthday approaches, his ideas could hardly be more relevant. Capitalism is in crisis, and, just as Marx said, its failures are causing turmoil around the world.

As a result, many people are looking for change, and the idea of socialism is back. To celebrate his birthday, we have brought together writers, performers, thinkers, and activists to explore why Marx matters and what Marxism means today.

Speakers: Ken Loach, Tariq Ali, Lindsey German, August Nimtz, Rachel Holmes, Kate Connelly, John Rees, Judy Cox, Michael Roberts, Chris Bambery, Lucia Pradella, and more…

book here…