[DEBATE] : Invitation to attend Marxism 2009 in Melbourne at Easter
tombram at gmail.com
Sun Jan 25 10:41:03 GMT 2009
This is an invitation to anyone interested in attending the forthcoming
conference, Marxism 2009, which will be held in Melbourne, Australia, this
coming Easter (9-12 April).
Last year we were privileged to hear from Trevor Ngwane and Zodwa Madiba
whom many South African Debate-rs will no doubt know, plus Logan Taituri
from the US organisation Iraq Veterans against the War and a speaker from
This year our speakers list has expanded. Our speakers include:
**John Pilger, the renowned investigative reporter and documentary film
maker, who has been described as "the most outstanding journalist in the
world today" by the Guardian newspaper. At Marxism 2009 we will be hosting
John for an afternoon's "Q&A with John Pilger".
**Mamdouh Habashi, from Egypt, a long-term Egyptian left-wing activist and
theorist. Mamdouh has been involved in the annual Cairo Anti-War Conference,
now in its sixth year (
**A speaker from the Leftist Assembly for Change in Beirut. Our speaker
writes widely on Lebanese politics and imperialism in the Middle East and
was involved in the left's resistance to Israel in 2006. (Arabic speakers
may check out www.tymat.org).
**Joe Allen, US writers and socialist, author of "Vietnam: The Last War the
US Lost", who will be discussing "US Politics after the elections". More
details on Joe's book may be found at:
**Thanasis Kourkoulas from the International Workers Left in Athens, who
will be speaking on the recent events in Greece, Europe's largest youth
uprising since the 1970s,
**An activist from Hong Kong who will be discussing the increasingly
widespread working class struggles in China.
In addition, there will be a host of Australian speakers making up the full
complement of 43 talks and debates. These include Rick Kuhn, author of the
Deutscher Prize winning text "Henryk Grossman and the Recovery of Marxism"
(2007), Sandra Bloodworth, leading member of Socialist Alternative and
author of many books and pamphlets on all aspects of Marxism, and Tom
O'Lincoln, long-term socialist activist with experience in both the United
States and Australia and author of many books on Marxism and Australian
history. We will also have an Aboriginal speaker, Barb Shaw, from the
beleaguered central Australian Aboriginal communities currently under threat
from the latest Government land grab.
The full programme for Marxism 2009 is available at:
More details on the conference are available at
Don't miss out: book your ticket now!
For international guests, we may be able to organise accommodation at low or
no cost if you make arrangements early enough.
If anyone has any inquiries about the conference, please feel free to
Email: tombram at gmail.com
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