Monday, 19 October 2009

Communist University programme published




The programme for this years Communist University has been published. All communists, socialists and progressives are encouraged to attend this important annual event that is growing both in importance within the Labour movement and in terms of popularity. Those attending this year's event will enjoy speeches, rallies and music with everyone from the old veterans, who remember the battle of Cable street, to young communists, who will be full of tales from this year's legendary YCL summer camp in Derbyshire. This is an event that is not to be missed for any young budding revolutionary or old experienced battle axes. The weekend of 6-8th November is Communist University of Britain weekend. So join us in Croydon for a Friday internationalist rally and on Saturday and Sunday take part in discussion and dialogue and the development of ideas which can shape the future of our working class and Britain.



COMMUNIST UNIVERSITY OF BRITAIN




Friday Evening
Rally 7.30-9.15 pm Organised by the Coordinating Committee of Communist Parties in Britain


CELEBRATE CHINA'S REVOLUTION AT 60 AND CUBA'S REVOLUTION AT 50 - HUMANITY'S FUTURE IS SOCIALISM!



Speakers include: Luis Marron (Cuban embassy political counsellor), Maya Llamazares (Young Communist League), Alvaro Sanchez (Venezuelan embassy political counsellor), Azar Sepehr (Tudeh Party of Iran); Chair: Anita Halpin (Communist Party of Britain)


Saturday
Plenary 1 10.30-11.45 am
MOBILISING AGAINST RACISM AND FASCISM

Speakers include: Matthew Collins (Hate Not Hope organiser), Anita Wright (Lambeth Trades Council chair), Harsev Bains (Indian Workers Association general secretary), Marc Livingstone (YCL), Chair: Pauline Fraser (CPB anti-racism anti-fascism advisory committee)

Workshops 12.00-1.00 pm
1A What Do the BNP Really Want? Matthew Collins
1B The Response of the Indian Workers Association Harsev Bains
1C Combating Youth Unemployment, Fighting for Decent Work Steven Martin (YCL)

Briefing 1.15 pm
1 TBA
2 Capitalist Crisis and Climate Change Derek Wall (Green Party green left)

Plenary 2 2.00-3.45 pm
THE GREAT MINERS' STRIKE AND ITS LESSONS

Speakers: Davy Hopper (NUM North East Area secretary), Ann Field (former SOGAT national officer), Charlie May (Young Communist League), Andrew Murray (former Morning Star correspondent); Chair: John Haylett (Morning Star political editor)

Briefings 4.00 pm
2A Afghanistan—War Without End? Andrew Murray (Stop the War Coalition chair)
2B What's Happening Inside Iran? Mohammed Omidvar (Tudeh Party)

Plenary 2 4.45-6.15 pm
THE PEOPLE'S CHARTER AND THE STRUGGLE FOR CHANGE

Speakers: Mary Davis (TUC women's committee), John Hendy QC (labour movement lawyer), Robert Griffiths (CPB general secretary), Joanne Stevenson (YCL general secretary); Chair: Anita Halpin (CPB)

Film 6.20-7.30 pm
THE PEOPLE'S FLAG: The Enemy Within 1979-87
Introduced by Chris Reeves (Platform Films producer)

Manifesto Press Book Launch & Reception 8.00 pm
with authors Theodore MacDonald, Andrew Murray and Robert Griffiths

Film 8.50-10.00 pm
THE PEOPLE'S FLAG: From Victory to Consensus 1945-64

Sunday
Plenary 3 10-11.15 am
ECONOMIC CRISIS—THE SUNSET FOR CAPITALISM?

Speakers include: Jerry Jones (Morning Star economics correspondent), Megan Dobney (South East Region TUC secretary), John Foster (CPB international secretary); Chair: Christiane Ohsan (University & Colleges Union national officer, personal capacity)

Workshops 11.30-12.30 pm
4A Leninism and Democracy Martin Levy (Communist Review editor)
4B The Chartists and Class Struggle Marj Mayo (CPB political education secretary)
4C The Stonewall Uprising and LGBT Rights Peter Purton (TUC Disability & LGBT Rights policy officer)


Briefings 1.10-1.55 pm
3 Capitalist Crisis and China Jenny Clegg (author and peace activist)
4. The Charter for Women Sharon Allen (Charter for Women steering group secretary)

Question Time 2.00-3.30 pm
THE CRISIS OF WORKING CLASS REPRESENTATION

Speakers include: Len McCluskey (Unite assistant general secretary), Ruth Winters (Fire Brigades Union past president, speaking in personal capacity), Carolyn Jones (CPB trade union coordinator), Bob Crow (Rail, Maritime and Transport union general secretary); Chair: Bill Greenshields (National Union of Teachers past president)

As well as numerous workshops and briefings, Commie Chef Restaurant, stalls, book launches, film showings, cultural events & more

Full Weekend waged £20 Unwaged £10
Saturday/Sunday only waged £12 Unwaged £6


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