2009: Challenging Capitalism and War" conference,
Melbourne, Australia, 9-12 April 2009.
Thursday 9th April
Public meeting: Challenging capitalism and war: featuring
a left wing activist from Egypt Mamdouh Habashi, American
socialist and author of a new book on the Vietnam War
Joe Allen and Socialist Alternative National Executive
member Sandra Bloodworth
Marxist foundations: The Russian revolution: The real
Sri Lanka: Where Trotskyism became a mass movement
Trading in pollution: Environmental destruction &
the fallacy of market solutions
Bubble to Bust: The Global Economy Today with Deutscher
prize winning author Rick Kuhn
Marxist foundations: Do revolutions always end in dictatorships?
Australia and the “Good War”: Opposition and Resistance
during WW2 with Tom O’Lincoln author of a new book on
Does the “Russia question” still matter for the left?
Q and A with the renowned investigate reporter and documentary
filmmaker John Pilger
Standing up to imperialism and war: an eye witness account
What does the Obama presidency mean for world politics
with American socialist Joe Allen
The Northern Territory intervention: the latest racist
A history of Anarchism – a Marxist critique
Debate on way forward for the union movement with Tom
Bramble author of a new book on the history of the Australian
Fighting back against capitalist crisis: a first hand
report on worker and student resistance in Greece
Marxist foundations: What is the revolutionary attitude
to violence and non- violence?
Red Shelley: The life and times and revolutionary poetry
of Percy Byshe Shelley with Luke Wilson
Marxist foundations: Is human nature a barrier to radical
Are Western workers a labour aristocracy?
When the Diggers took on the Scabs – Retaking the Waterfront
in 1919 with radical historian Robert Bollard
Marxist foundations: Socialist Alternative: Who are
we? What do we stand for?
What the world economic crisis means for socialists
Comrades Come Rally: the formation of the Australian
A report on working class resistance in the Middle East
by Mamdouh Habashi from Egypt
Panel on Gay Liberation Movement with Liz Ross, Daniel
Marshall and another special guest
Animal Farm and 1984: Was Orwell anti- socialist?
Marxist foundations: Why do we need a socialist organisation?
The origins of Bolshevism in Russia: a new interpretation
The Marxist theory of sexism, oppression and class
Why does capitalism go into crisis?
The socialist answer to capitalist crisis with a range
of international speakers and Vashti Kenway from Socialist
Film Screening of the anti-war film Taliban Country
Radical history tour of Melbourne University conducted
by Mick Armstrong
Sunday 12th April
Marxist foundations: Why a class analysis matters to
changing the world
Class and sect in the Middle East
The red in the rainbow – the struggle for sexual liberation
Marxist foundations: The capitalist state: what it is
and how to challenge it
Understanding exploitation – the labour theory of value
As the miracle economy falters: a special guest from
Hong Kong reports on the emerging workers movement in
The ABC of Marxist Economics
Does the Marxist theory of imperialism need updating?
More than a year of hard Labor: Rudd and Australian
Lenin’s What is to be done – a re-interpretation
Why changing the world means taking power
Marxist foundations: Sexism and 21st century capitalism:
Why are women still oppressed?
Check website www.marxism2009.com
for further details.