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MARXISM IN SCOTLAND 2014

Govanhill Baths, 99 Calder St, Glasgow G42 7RA


Tickets: 5 waged, 3 unwaged (10 solidarity price)
Hosted by Socialist Workers Party
SATURDAY 11 OCTOBER 11AM

5.30PM
CONFERENCE TIMETABLE
10am
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11am
REGISTRATION
11am
-
12.15pm
OPENING PLENARY
AFTER THE REFERENDUM, WHICH WAY
FORWARD FOR THE LEFT IN SCOTLAND?
lClare Kerr, Socialist Workers Party
lKevin McKenna, columnist, The Observer
lCheryl Gedling, PCS national executive member and president
of union
'
s Scottish Government Group (personal capacity)
lBob Thomson, Labour for Independence and former chair of
Scottish Labour Party
lAngela McCormick, EIS-FELA national executive member (pc)
12.15
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1.30pm
WORKSHOPS
UNDERSTANDING IMPERIALISM TODAY:
IRAQ, SYRIA AND UKRAINE
lAlex Callinicos, author of Imperialism And Global Political Economy
THE STRUGGLE FOR WOMEN'S LIBERATION TODAY
lSarah Bates, Socialist Workers Party
FIGHTING BACK IN THE WORKPLACE
lIan Hodson, president, Bakers, Food And Allied Workers Union
lBrian Smith, Glasgow City UNISON (pc)
lMaureen Watson, Edinburgh College strike committee (pc)
1.30
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2.15pm
LUNCH & BOOK LAUNCH
EMPIRE AND REVOLUTION:
A SOCIALIST HISTORY OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR
by Dave Sherry, Socialist Workers Party
3.30
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5.15pm
CLOSING PLENARY
THEIR CRISIS, OUR SOLUTIONS
lNicola Fisher, chair, Glasgow Stop the War Coalition
lTommy Sheridan, former MSP and chair, Scottish Anti-Bedroom
Tax Federation
lAmal Azzudin, community worker and one of the Glasgow Girls
whose struggle against the deportation of asylum seekers has
been turned into a play and television documentary
lKeir McKechnie, Socialist Workers Party
2.15
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3.30pm
WORKSHOPS
FROM GOLDEN DAWN TO FERGUSON, MISSOURI:
THE STRUGGLE AGAINST RACISM AND FASCISM TODAY
lWeyman Bennet, joint-secretary, Unite Against Fascism
HOW CAN PALESTINE BE FREE?
lMichael Lavalette, former Preston socialist councillor and author of
Voices From The West Bank
lGreg Philo, author of More Bad News From Israel
lSana Abedalkader, secretary, Association of the Palestinian
Community in Scotland
RESISTING THE ASSAULT ON WELFARE
lGerry Mooney, author of Poverty In Scotland: The independence
referendum and beyond
lGail Morrow, secretary, Scottish Anti-Bedroom Tax Federation
The conference will be immediately followed by an
evening of home-made food, beverages, spoken
word, poetry, live music, including alt.folk, hip-hop
and breakdancing, Roma culture and more...