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Socialism 101: Ideas to change the world

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Socialism 101: Ideas to change the world - a day event for students and young workers.

Speakers include:
Janet Alder, sister of Christopher Alder & #BlackLivesMatter campaigner • Abortion rights activist from Ireland • Christine Buchholz, German MP and anti-fascist activist • McDonald’s striker • more tbc

Themes include:
Socialism in the 21st century • Racism, class and identity • Sexism and the system • Palestine, Imperialism and the Middle East • Capitalism & crisis: an introduction to Marxist economics • Can workers change the world? • What are the roots of Islamophobia?

We live in a world of political turmoil. We’ve seen the rise in racist and fascist forces, from Trump in the White House to the rise of the far right across Europe. We’ve also seen recent attempts to rebuild the fascist right in Britain around Tommy Robinson.

There has also been a polarisation to the left as well. Not only have millions marched against Trump, but we’ve seen big support for Jeremy Corbyn here, Bernie Sanders in the US, and left wing parties in Europe. This shows that socialist ideas are popular, and that millions of people want to see change.

This day event will be exploring and debating socialist ideas ideas to change the world.