TREASON

London Socialist Historians’ Workshop on
Internationalist Renegades and Traitors

Saturday 19th May, 12 – 5pm
Wolfson Room, Institute of Historical Research
Senate House, WC1E 7HU
Admission free, with a collection to cover expenses
Registration required
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/treason-tickets-44281819113

Programme:
12 – registration
12.15 Welcome / Introduction
12.20-1pm – Rebel Warriors (chair Christian Høgsbjerg]
Soldiers of Misfortune: Napoleon’s Polish Deserters in the West Indies – Jonathan North [with a contribution from Christian Høgsbjerg]
The Saint Patrick’s Battalion – David Rovics [recorded]
-1pm – Break –
1.30-2.30 – Anti-Fascism (chair: Keith Flett)
Organised Resistance to the Nazis from within the German Workers’ Movement from 1933-1945 – Merilyn Moos
Italians and Germans in the French Resistance – Steve Cushion
3pm-4pm Anti-Imperialism (chair Keith Flett)
The India and Burma Empire: Michael Carritt and Arthur Attwood – Richard Saville
Betraying the Moribund Empire: France 1946-1962 – Ian Birchall
4pm Opening the Debate – Steve Cushion (chair: Christian Høgsbjerg)

For more details of the London Socialist Historians Group
see the website londonsocialisthistorians.blogspot.com/
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‘Cowie Miners, Polmaise Colliery and the 1984-85 Miners’ Strike’

Scottish Labour History Society’s new publication
Reproduced in this new 146-page book are two pamphlets by the late Steve McGrail, reporting from the white heat of struggle by Stirlingshire miners during the 1984-85 miners’ strike. Jim Phillips, author of ‘Collieries, Communities and the Miners’ Strike in Scotland, 1984-5′ and co-editor of Scottish Labour History Journal, provides a trenchant retrospective commentary,
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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 ...