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. Read on ...

Cult and Anti­cult: Lenin, Stalin and Trotsky in the 1920s

Socialist History Society Public Meeting
Saturday 27th January 2018 2.00pm
MARX MEMORIAL LIBRARY
37a Clerkenwell Green EC1R 0DU
nearest tube Farringdon
FREE TO ATTEND – ALL WELCOME

Speaker: Prof Kevin Morgan

The communist cult of the individual was not just a Soviet phenomenon but an international one. When Stalin died in 1953, the communists of all countries united in mourning the figure that was the incarnation of their cause. Read on ...

Action for The Silenced of Syria

Agit Lit Night Monday 8th January 2018 at 7.30 pm

Syrian and International Poets and Musicians for Peace in Syria

Poetry Cafe
22 Betterton Street
London WC2H 9BX
Nearest tube: Covent Garden or Leicester Square

£5 or £3 Exiled Writers Ink members and asylum seekers.

More details… Read on ...