5.27.2012

marxism 2012 a smashing success


We've just returned from the Marxism 2012 conference, a weekend of inspiration, education, and revolution. I plan to transcribe all the talks that either I or Allan attended, either from notes or from audio files. And unlike last year, unless some crisis intervenes, I will make it a priority.

To come:

The global fight against austerity: from the ballot box to the street
Nikos Loudos (Greece), Judith Orr (UK), Andria Babbington, Monique Moisan (Quebec), Carolyn Egan

Egypt and the Arab World: the year of revolution
Member of Egypt’s Revolutionary Socialists (by Skype), Yusur Al-Bahrani, Sid Lacombe

The 2012 Quebec student strike
Xavier Lafrance, Monique Moisan, Sibel Epi Atao─čul

Building rank & file resistance in labour
Carolyn Egan, Sung-Lim Kang, Jonathon Hodge, Jeff Ince, Pam Johnson

1965: Canada’s rank & file rebellion
Pam Johnson

'From each according to their ability': socialists & the disability movement
Melissa Graham, Michele MacAulay, Patricia Reilly

Too many people? The return of the population bombers
Ian Angus

Can we stop the Harper Agenda?
Brigette DePape, Tasha Peters, Ben Powless, Hadayt Nazami, Michelle Robidoux

'Never going back!' How women won abortion rights
Michelle Robidoux, Judith Orr

From Libya to Syria: revolution vs 'humanitarian intervention'
Jesse McLaren

Racism, Islamophobia & economic crisis
Nikos Loudos, Chantal Sundaram

What’s green about Marxism?
Bradley Hughes

Closing rally: global crisis, global resistance
Nikos Loudos, Judith Orr, Chantal Sundaram

8 comments:

Matthias said...

looking forward to reading your transcripts!

laura k said...

Excellent incentive for me to work on them!

Andromeda Mesmer said...

REALLY looking forward to these - any of them on YouTube? And - for the previous year - suggest - forgeddaboutdat - for now. Only if you have time.

Very grateful for what you have done to date.

laura k said...

Wow, thanks for that. I did actually get last year's notes online. Look in the archives on the sidebar. They are all titled "marxism 2011 program notes" and the title of the talk.

Climate and Capitalism said...

Hi Laura ...

You can save some transcribing: The text of my talk, Return of the Population Bombers is now online on climateandcapitalism.com

Ian Angus

laura k said...

Hi Ian, thanks so much for stopping by. Soon after the conference, I read your book. I loved it, and wrote an extended summary: here. I hope I've represented it well enough.

Climate and Capitalism said...

Laura, Your summary is excellent -- Thank you for writing it and for your kind words about the book.

May I have your permission to quote from it and link to it?

Ian Angus

laura k said...

Thanks, and absolutely yes, I'd be honoured.