Marxism in Scotland 2022: revolutionary ideas for an era of crises

Marxism in Scotland 2022: revolutionary ideas for an era of crises

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Queen Margaret Union

22 University Gardens

Glasgow

G12 8QN

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Join hundreds of activists, authors and campaigners for 2 days of debates, workshops and radical culture

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Themes include: Imperialism & the growing threat of war - climate crisis: socialism or extinction - socialists and Scottish independence today - Black Lives Matter: race, class & revolution - capitalist crisis & working class resistance - Marxism, gender & trans liberation - is revolution possible in the 21st century?

Wherever you look, you see the signs of a world in deep crisis.

Almost a year on from Cop26, world leaders are still refusing to take the bold action we need to tackle the climate emergency - even as temperatures rise to levels incompatible with human life.

The war in Ukraine has shown imperialism is alive and kicking with Russia and Western powers clashing and growing tensions between the US and China bringing the world closer to a nuclear disaster.

Amidst the social emergency of the 'cost of living crisis', a major escalation of attacks on working class conditions, living standards and lives is taking place.

Divided Tories stagger from crisis to crisis and try to divert from their failures by ramping up attacks on refugees and migrants, and also trying to undermine the rights of women, trans and non-binary people. The establishment crisis is also present in Scotland with the SNP's lack of a coherent strategy to break up the British state.

But as part of this multisided crisis of the system, we also see resistance everywhere. A new wave of workers' strikes is rising showing ordinary people's power to fight back. And from Sudan to Sri Lanka, we see that revolution is on the agenda in the world today.

How can new mass movements and a growing number of strikes challenge capitalism, the system at the root of all these threats? How can we win a socialist world, and can it be the answer to the problems humanity faces?

The Marxism in Scotland 2022 festival will address these questions and more. Join hundreds of activists, authors and campaigners for 2 days of debates, workshops and radical culture at Scotland's largest annual anti-capitalist event.

Themes include: Imperialism & the growing threat of war - Climate crisis: socialism or extinction - socialists & Scottish independence today - Black Lives Matter: race, class & revolution - capitalist crisis & working class resistance - Marxism, gender & trans liberation - is revolution possible in the 21st century?

Free creche: advanced registration is essential. Email swpglasgow@gmail.com to book childcare.

Speakers and timetable to be announced. Go here for last year's timetable: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/marxism-in-scotland-2021-anti-capitalist-ideas-for-an-age-of-catastrophe-tickets-170284267829

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