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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)


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


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


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


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.


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