Saturday, 25 June 2016 2.00pm to 4.30 pm at the MayDay Rooms, 88 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1DH - The nearest tube station is St Paul's, but there are
others close by.
J B PRIESTLEY: A Good Companion in our times?
broadcaster and cofounder of CND, J B Priestley was a loose cannon on
the left for most of the twentieth century. Are his ethical socialism,
antipathy to the big state and focus on community still relevant today?
Davey is a libertarian socialist, formerly editor of New Times and
chair of the Socialist Society, author of English Imaginaries (1999) and
co-author with Paul Anderson of Moscow Gold: the Soviet Union and the
British Left (2014).
Walter Rodney, the prominent Guyanese historian, political activist and scholar, was assassinated in Guyana on 13th June 1980. At long last, the report of the Commission of Inquiry into his murder has been handed to the Parliament of Guyana. It is therefore a good time to revisit the legacy of the author of A History of the Guyanese Working People and How Europe Underdeveloped Africa.
Rodney was also founder of the Working People's Alliance, a political movement in Guyana dedicated to social transformation and unity of the Indian and African workers. He made a great contribution to revolutionary thought by establishing new thinking on questions of fighting racism and racial domination, the humanisation of the planet and the self emancipation of working peoples. He was murdered for uniting this political theory with practical, militant activity.
Speakers: Cecil Gutzmore & Leland De Cambra
MARX MEMORIAL LIBRARY - 37a Clerkenwell Green nearest tube Farringdon, EC1R 0DU - View Map