Bristol - Event Notice
Thursday July 02 2009
Start Time: 01:00 PM
Wednesday May 06, 2009 07:30 by Simonk bristolswp at gmail dot com 07810 000 083
A festival of resistance
Capitalism isn't working. This simple truth is becoming clear to millions of ordinary people across the globe.
Those experiencing war, hunger and poverty know itís true. Those facing attacks on wages and conditions know itís true. And so do the tens of thousands being thrown onto the dole queues. As the crisis deepens, the bosses, bankers and businessmen will do everything possible to make ordinary people pay for the crisis. But does it have to be this way?
With the crisis comes the possibility of resistance. We have seen the mass struggles taking place on the streets of France, Greece and Ireland. We have seen the struggles of those facing war and occupation in the Middle East Ė and the demonstrations and student occupations here in solidarity with them.
The situation globally and in Britain contains both opportunities for change and dangers.
Marxism 2009 will bring together voices of resistance from around the world to discuss and debate the issues and the way forward over five days in central London.
You will hear fantastic speakers, learn about inspirational struggles, and experience film, theatre, art and music of resistance.
Most importantly, we will strengthen our fight to change the world. Make sure youíre part of it.
To help people attending Marxism 2009 Bristol and District Socialist Workers Party can help with the following:
FREE ACCOMMODATION in London with other people attending the festival. This may be at a SWP memberís house or in a local community centre. You can ask to share accommodation with a friend, or people from your area.
FREE CRECHE for all children, with professional childcare throughout the event.
PICNIC for £1. Every lunchtime, teatime and breaktime people from Bristol district get together at a well publicised location to discuss, debate, eat and drink.
TRANSPORT to and from London can be subsidised for those on low incomes. If you would like to arrange to travel to London with other people attending the festival please let us know.
There is a large and diverse group of friendly people going to London for Marxism 2009 from the Bristol area, if you want to chat to someone about anything from where to meet us during the breaks to help finding your way around London, or to book your Marxism ticket, call Simon on 07810 000 083 or email BristolSWP@gmail.com
£25 HE student
£15 Under 18/FE/School student
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