Correspondence: New Zealand Marxism 2008
20 May 2008
A regular correspondent, Phillip Ferguson, has sent us notice of the New Zealand Marxism 2008. Anyone with a few bob too spare for the flight is welcome. We understand that Phillip strongly recommends the Sex and Socialism lecture on Sunday.
MARXISM 2008 is an annual gathering for people who want to understand and change the world. The speakers are all experienced activists and their presentations are guaranteed to be out of the ordinary.
FRIDAY evening 30 May
7pm Bullets and ballots
8pm Vote socialist 2008:
SATURDAY 31 May
10am Revolution and Resistance: panel discussion
Dennis Maga (from the radical trade union the KMU) on the mass movement in the Philippines; John Minto (social justice activist) on the betrayal of the liberation movement in South Africa Don Carson (a long-time campaigner for Palestine) on the relentless struggle for liberation; Mike Treen (unionist and social justice activist) on Cuba surviving encirclement; and John Edmundson (Workers Party) on Afghanistan’s long-running resistance.
11.45am New government, old problems?
1.15 -3pm: 1968: The Year that Rocked the
3pm– 4pm Building a Fighting Force
4-15pm - 5pm What is socialism? Jared Phillips
(Workers Party) gives an historical view.
SUNDAY 1 June
12.30pm Sex and Socialism
1.15pm Debate: That open borders bring freedom Tim Bowron (Workers Party) argues the affirmative; Brian Van Dam (social justice activist) argues the negative.
2.45pm The vital role of a revolutionary paper Don Franks (Workers Party, editor of The Spark)
3.30pm Who needs a revolutionary party? Philip Ferguson (Workers Party) argues essential need for a revolutionary organisation.
Organised by the Workers Party www.thespark.org.nz Entrance: koha