Marx Memorial Library celebrates Marx's 200th birthday on 2018 with a Major International Conference
On 5 May we will celebrate Marx’s work and explore the significance of Marxism in the world today.
At SOAS, University of London.
John McDonnell MP, the Shadow Chancellor
Sarah Mosoeta (professor of sociology at the National Institute for the Humanities & Social Sciences, Johannesburg)
Isabel Monal (editor of the Cuban theoretical journal Marx Ahora)
David McLellan (visiting professor of political theory at Goldsmith College, University of London)
Ben Fine (professor of economics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London)
John O’Neill (professor of political economy at Manchester University)
Ian Gough (visiting professor at the London School of Economics)
Sitaram Yechury, Leader of the Communist Party of India (Marxism)
Speakers from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, a thinktank of the left-wing party Die Linke, based in Berlin.
Plenary sessions will examine Marx’s contribution to:
• political economy and its relevance today – why Marx was right
• philosophy and human development – Marxism and the battle of ideas
• the international role of the working-class movement – Marxism as a force for change
Break-out sessions will address a broad range of themes including:
o class, race and gender
o neoliberalism and austerity
o Marxism and the environment
o nationalism and populism
o artificial intelligence and social media
o Marxism and culture
o state power and the power of the state
o Marxism and the present as history
Tickets for the event will be available from the MML website from January.
Celebrate 100 years since the October Revolution with the Marx Memorial Library & Workers’ School.
The Bolshevik Revolution transformed Russia from one of the world’s most backward countries in just 44 years to become the first society capable of manned space flight. This socialist revolution in science, technology, medicine, mathematics, mass education and culture was driven by the Bolsheviks’ mass literacy program – the greatest the world had ever seen.
Celebrate with a Marx Memorial Library limited edition, 100% cotton, Fair Trade, Unisex T-shirt designed by Phil Katz, printed with trade union labour.
Sometimes, History Needs A Push:
The front pays tribute to the Bolshevik literacy program with a nod to the revolutionary constructivism unleashed by Russian artists and designers.
Peace, Bread and Land!
The back echoes the Bolsheviks’ historic slogan that united Russian workers and peasants demanding an end to the imperialist slaughter of World War 1.
Time for Change:
The sleeve shows the pocketwatch used by the Petrograd Military Revolutionary Committee to set the time of the assault on the Winter Palace ordered by Lenin on the night of 7 November 1917.
As Marx pointed out, fair exchange is no robbery. These classy Unisex T-shirts available in M, L or XL sizes are in great demand, but limited supply.
The Woman Worker by NK Krupskaya. This is the first publication in English of a pamphlet originally written in 1899 (published 1902) then suppressed following the 1905 revolution before being republished in 1925. This is Krupskaya's first pamphlet and the first work written by a marxist on the situation of women in Russia.