Histomat: Adventures in Historical Materialism

'Historical materialism is the theory of the proletarian revolution.' Georg Lukács

Sunday, November 23, 2008

A Red Letter Day

Saturday 6 December is looking like a good day to spend in London for those who can do so. First up is the National Climate March organised by the Campaign against Climate Change. Be aware that speakers will include Nick Clegg, leader of the Liberal Democrats, but try not to let that put you off. Indeed, rather than spending too long hanging around for the speeches, I'd recommend slipping away to attend 'A World in Crisis: The Socialist Solution' event, also in central London. There will be a range of meetings ranging from the economic crisis to Obama to the state of the class struggle in Britain today, and the excellent range of speakers (including Tony Benn, István Mészáros, Chris Harman, Moazzam Begg, Alex Callinicos, Lindsey German and Paul Gilroy) will not trade in the kind of vacuous platitudes offered by the likes of Clegg. Finally, there is an evening gig with the incredibly talented Cuban violinist Omar Puente and ska legend Jerry Dammers (of The Specials)...

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At 5:02 pm, Blogger Roobin said...

"There is an evening gig with the incredibly talented Cuban violinist Omar Puente and ska legend Jerry Dammers..."

Covering all bases again, I see. At least this time it's not compulsory. When are we going to have a rock night... or a comedy night? C'mon, there must be some comedians out there willing to do a gig called Hysterical Materialism.

 

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