MARXISM 2002 Programme - Wgtn Labour Weekend
The programme for MARXISM 2002 - Wellington Labour Weekend
MARXISM 2002 - Wellington Labour Weekend a weekend of political education and organising for freedom sponsored by the Anti-Capitalist Alliance
VENUE: CROSSWAYS (cnr Brougham & Elizabeth St)
FRIDAY 25 OCTOBER
6.30pm-7.30pm registration ($10 all weekend, $5 one day), light refreshments, stalls
7.30pm - New Zealand politics after the elections - speakers Philip Ferguson & Daphna Whitmore
SATURDAY 26 OCTOBER
10am - The state of the working class in New Zealand - speaker Mark Muller
10.30 am - a workshop on workplace organising
12noon - 2pm Demonstration: No more war on Iraq! Freedom for Palestine: Queens Wharf - Parliament - US Embassy
2.30pm - New Zealand: neo-colony or junior imperialist? - speaker Daphna Whitmore
3.15 - break
3.30pm - Can students be radical? - speaker Jared Phillips
4pm - Turkish prisons - a documentary on the struggle of the hunger strikers
SUNDAY 27 OCTOBER
10am - Imperialism, what is it? - speaker Daphna Whitmore
10.30am - Imperialism since WW2 - speaker Philip Ferguson
11.15am - break
11.30am - Palestine and the Middle East
1pm Lunch break
2pm - Lessons from the protest movements of Vietnam, the Springbok & the Gulf War protests - speakers Philip Ferguson & Daphna Whitmore
3pm - break
3.30pm Resistance in the third world- The civil war in Nepal - speaker Jared Phillips
4pm Video on India's armed struggle and state repression
MONDAY 28 OCTOBER
ACA planning day 10AM start. This is a closed session for ACA members and supporters.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS Philip Ferguson is completing a PhD on the White New Zealand policy. He has had extensive involvement in working class politics and was an organiser for Sinn Fein in Ireland 1986-1994. He is a founder of revolution magazine and is one of its editors.
Daphna Whitmore is the editor of The Spark and works as a nurse at a trade union medical centre. She is on the coordinating committee of the International league of People's Struggles, a democratic movement of over 220 organisations around the world. She is very involved in organising the annual demonstrations on International Women's Day and International Workers ' Day in Auckland.
Mark Muller has worked in industry for many years and is on the executive of the National Distribution Union. He was in the 3-month-long pulp and paper workers' strike in 1992 and has led a number of strike struggles since. He is active in local and international struggles for workers' rights.
Jared is currently a university student and has been active in Wellington distibuting Marxist literature to students and workers in Porirua and workplaces. Along with other activists he is running regular study sessions on the Marxist classics.