Britain: Marxist Student Federation conference 2019 – the fight for socialism today

Based in Britain? Join the Marxist Student Federation on Saturday 16 February at the Institute of Education in central London to discuss the current political situation in Britain, the struggle of workers under capitalism today, and the lessons from our revolutionary history that can guide the way forward.

Political developments in Britain are accelerating rapidly. Brexit chaos threatens to topple the government. The prospect of a Corbyn government is within touching distance. A period of intense class struggle lies before us. And all the while a new world economic slump looms on the horizon.

As Karl Marx stated: "Philosophers have interpreted the world, the point is to change it." Our task is to prepare for and participate in the coming battles. These struggles will decide whether our future is to be one of socialism or barbarism – not just in Britain but internationally.

Book your place today, with tickets available on the door, including these great offers:

Basic ticket – £5

Ticket plus a copy of In the Cause of Labour: a History of British Trade Unionism – £10

Ticket plus a copy of Germany 1918-33: Socialism or Barbarism – £15

Ticket plus copies of both books – £20

Agenda (subject to change)

All sessions are in the Elvin Hall, UCL Institute of Education, Bedford Way

10:00-10:30 – Registration

10:30-12:00 – Brexit, Corbyn and crisis: fighting for socialism

12:00-13:00 – Lunch

13:00-14:30 – Work under capitalism: struggling for workers’ rights

14:30-15:00 – Break

15:00-16:30 – Rosa Luxemburg: socialism or barbarism

16:30-17:00 – Break

17:00-18:00 – Building the forces of Marxism: what next?