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fluffybiscuits
06-10-2011, 03:46 PM
Hope this is ok to post up, got it in my e mail thought it might be of interest.....



Marxism Festival 2011 Dublin

The world is changing fast. The global economy lurches into another dip.
Savage austerity cuts into the most vunerable in society while rising food prices inflated by speculation causes starvation worldwide.

Those who govern our world see their strategies falling apart. The Eurozone teeters on the brink of collapse. Even the world's biggest economy, the US, is grinding to a halt. Trillions in funds that could have alleviated so much suffering have been wasted on corrupt financial institutions.

The flame of revolt against this madness and the injustices of this system has spread from the streets of Cairo to the occupied squares of Athens and Madrid.

Marxism Festival is one of Ireland's longest running and most exciting political weekends.

3 days of debates and discussion about how to change the world we live in.

Speakers this year include:

Laurie Penny (Guardian columnist and author of 'Meat market-female flesh under capitalism) Richard Boyd Barrett TD Wassim Wagdy (Egpytian socialist) Gavan Titley (author of book on 'Multiculturalism') Alex Callinicos (author of 'Bonfire of illusions') Kieran Allen (author of 'Marx and the alternative to capitalism')

Discussions and debates on everything from Africa to Women's oppression.


Tickets only €30 waged €20 unwaged/students (If you buy before Oct 15th tenner off!)

Get your tickets early to guarantee a place!

You can buy online from www.swp.ie

or text MARXISM to 0872604143 ROI/ 07596114612 NI

Contact the SWP Office on (01)8722682

TotalMayhem
06-10-2011, 04:30 PM
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AntiPublicSectorGreed
06-10-2011, 04:59 PM
Bloomberg ran five articles last month about the history of Marx and his ideas. Was pretty interesting. Article 3 covers Engels and his irish girlfriend Mary Byrne

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-09-21/the-parisian-roots-of-marx-s-economic-theories-commentary-by-mary-gabriel.html
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-09-22/how-marx-discovered-the-alienation-of-labor-commentary-by-mary-gabriel.html
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-09-23/when-marx-met-engels-renegade-industrialist-commentary-by-mary-gabriel.html
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-09-26/manchester-gave-human-form-to-marx-s-theories-commentary-by-mary-gabriel.html
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-09-27/the-humble-origins-of-marxism-s-founding-act-commentary-by-mary-gabriel.html

Sam Lord
06-10-2011, 07:14 PM
Hope this is ok to post up, got it in my e mail thought it might be of interest.....

You'll learn very little about Marxism from Trots ... tbh ... :)

C. Flower
06-10-2011, 07:21 PM
You'll learn very little about Marxism from Trots ... tbh ... :)

A person who never read anything by Trotsky would know little about Trotskyism.

fluffybiscuits
06-10-2011, 07:30 PM
A person who never read anything by Trotsky would know little about Trotskyism.

I like his ideas, have skimmed the ideas before. Trotskyism is more of an international idea than Marxism which was more or less confined to one state. Bar this rudimentary understanding I know very little about it!

Sam Lord
06-10-2011, 07:53 PM
A person who never read anything by Trotsky would know little about Trotskyism.

I've never read anything by David Icke either but I know what he's all about ...:)

C. Flower
06-10-2011, 08:41 PM
I've never read anything by David Icke either but I know what he's all about ...:)

You've never read anything by Trotsky ? I had deduced as much from your writings, but it is good to have it confirmed.

Aspro
07-10-2011, 08:30 AM
I like his ideas, have skimmed the ideas before. Trotskyism is more of an international idea than Marxism which was more or less confined to one state. Bar this rudimentary understanding I know very little about it!

@fluffybiscuits - An article which may assist in your understanding of Trotsky - hope this helps:
http://www.socialistparty.net/theory/466-70th-anniversary-of-the-assasination-of-leon-trotsky

fluffybiscuits
07-10-2011, 09:46 AM
@fluffybiscuits - An article which may assist in your understanding of Trotsky - hope this helps:
http://www.socialistparty.net/theory/466-70th-anniversary-of-the-assasination-of-leon-trotsky

Thanks for that...

copied and pasted on to a word document so I can read in work :)