Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Counterforum full timetable-you can book your place in advance...

Discussions include: how mass protest can change the world; revolution and imperialism in the Middle East; tackling Islamophobia; The working class and the movement today; from economic crisis to slump

Event details


12 - 6pm
Upper Hall, ULU, Malet Street
London WC1 7HY
Free entry, please register in advance


Session 1) 12.00 - 1.15pm

The next steps: how protest can change the world

Sanum Ghafoor, activist and maker of YouTube hit March 26th London: what really happened
Lindsey German, convenor of the Stop the War Coalition,(pc) socialist and author of several books including Material Girls:Women, Men and Work
Chris Bambery, socialist activist, author and National Secretary of Right to Work (pc)
Joe Glenton, ex-soldier who went to prison for refusing to return to Afghanistan

Session 2) 1.30 - 2.45pm

From crisis to slump

James Meadway, New Economics Foundation (pc), regular commentator on the economic crisis

Islamophobia: tackling the new racism

Shamiul Joarder, Friends of al-Aqsa and the Enough Coalition against Islamophobia, and others

Session 3) 3.15 - 4.30pm

Counterfire: What we do and why we do it

Jo Gough, UNISON activist and member of Counterfire editorial board
Chris Nineham, vice-chair Stop the War Coalition (pc) and author of Capitalism and Class Consciousness: the ideas of Georg Lukacs

The working class and the movement today

Neil Faulkner, writer, historian and officer of the Coalition of Resistance (pc)
Dot Gibson, pensioners leader and socialist activist

Session 4) 4.45 - 6.00pm

Revolution and imperialism in the Middle East

Egyptian activists from Cairo
Joseph Daher, Middle East commentator and student activist
Lowkey, rapper, activist and member of the Equalities Movement
John Rees, eyewitness from Egypt and Tunisia and author of Imperialism and Resistance

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