Tuesday


Making the Left Sexy 11am - 1pm, The Theatre. The left is stigmatised in mainstream culture,reduced to something unattractive. This mistrust has impacted public consciousness, leading to major image issues. In order to create a social movement that is capable of transformative change, we need to communicate ways that entice and appeal to people. Host: Beth Foster-Ogg

Making the Left Sexy
11am - 1pm, The Theatre.

The left is stigmatised in mainstream culture,reduced to something unattractive. This mistrust has impacted public consciousness, leading to major image issues. In order to create a social movement that is capable of transformative change, we need to communicate ways that entice and appeal to people.

Host:
Beth Foster-Ogg

How to Organise a phone bank 11am - 1pm, Workshop 1. This Workshop will teach you the skills thatwill empower you to organise your own phonebank for Jeremy. It will be led by organisers and activists who will share their experience of phone banking during the leadership campaign and teach how you can best organise your own.

How to Organise a phone bank
11am - 1pm, Workshop 1.

This Workshop will teach you the skills thatwill empower you to organise your own phonebank for Jeremy. It will be led by organisers and activists who will share their experience of phone banking during the leadership campaign and teach how you can best organise your own.

 
The Long Depression: Marxism and the Global Crisis of Capitalism 11am - 1pm, The Gallery. The world economy is stagnant. Unprecedented numbers are crossing continents in search of refuge. This session discusses the challenges of creating an fairer economy in the midst a global depression and making internationalist solidarity with migrants and refugees a core part of working class politics. Speakers: Michael Roberts - author of The Long Depression Lucia Pradella - King's College London

The Long Depression: Marxism and the Global Crisis of Capitalism
11am - 1pm, The Gallery.

The world economy is stagnant. Unprecedented numbers are crossing continents in search of refuge. This session discusses the challenges of creating an fairer economy in the midst a global depression and making internationalist solidarity with migrants and refugees a core part of working class politics.

Speakers:
Michael Roberts - author of The Long Depression
Lucia Pradella - King's College London

Resisting the Debt Economy 11am - 1pm, The Studio. Debt touches every part of life – from student debt and payday loans, to PFI programs and World Bank structural adjustments. This session will explore how debt is used as a weapon of control in the UK and across the world, as well as how we can build a movement for economic justice. Speakers: Sarah-Jayne Clifton - Jubilee Debt Campaign Marina Prentoulis - Syriza Shelly Asquith - NUS Vice President (Welfare) Humberto Zaqueu - Mozambique Debt Group Sam Semoff - activist with Keep Our NHS Public Merseyside

Resisting the Debt Economy
11am - 1pm, The Studio.

Debt touches every part of life – from student debt and payday loans, to PFI programs and World Bank structural adjustments. This session will explore how debt is used as a weapon of control in the UK and across the world, as well as how we can build a movement for economic justice.

Speakers:
Sarah-Jayne Clifton - Jubilee Debt Campaign
Marina Prentoulis - Syriza
Shelly Asquith - NUS Vice President (Welfare)
Humberto Zaqueu - Mozambique Debt Group
Sam Semoff - activist with Keep Our NHS Public Merseyside

Citizen Journalism: A Crash Course 1 - 3pm, The Workshop Space. Hosted by Red Pepper & Real Media. Do you write, blog or make videos? Are you thinking about giving it a go? Get tips for pitching article ideas, structuring your work and getting published. We will discuss the trouble with mainstream media structures today and the drawbacks and opportunities that social brings. This is a practical workshop, ideal for beginners and experienced writers are welcome too.  

Citizen Journalism: A Crash Course
1 - 3pm, The Workshop Space.

Hosted by Red Pepper & Real Media.

Do you write, blog or make videos? Are you thinking about giving it a go? Get tips for pitching article ideas, structuring your work and getting published. We will discuss the trouble with mainstream media structures today and the drawbacks and opportunities that social brings. This is a practical workshop, ideal for beginners and experienced writers are welcome too.  

 
Building a Radical Media 1 - 3pm, The Theatre Hosted by Jacobin. A discussion about the entrenched opposition to radical left-wing politics in the mainstream media, the changing media landscape and the potential for counter-hegemonic alternatives. Speakers:  Glenn Greenwald - The Intercept Paul Mason - Mosquito Ridge Dawn Foster - The Guardian Bhaskar Sunkara - Jacobin Aaron Bastani - Novara Media

Building a Radical Media
1 - 3pm, The Theatre
Hosted by Jacobin.

A discussion about the entrenched opposition to radical left-wing politics in the mainstream media, the changing media landscape and the potential for counter-hegemonic alternatives.

Speakers: 
Glenn Greenwald - The Intercept
Paul Mason - Mosquito Ridge
Dawn Foster - The Guardian
Bhaskar Sunkara - Jacobin
Aaron Bastani - Novara Media

Young Workers in Revolt 1 - 3pm, The Gallery. Hosted by Momentum Youth. Exciting movements such as the Ritzy Cinema strike show what is possible when we organise and fight for our rights. In this workshop, we will hear from activists involved and equip ourselves with the tools we need to transform our movement to fight for young workers' rights.  Speakers: Natalie Parsons Kiv Levgate - BECTU Monty Shield - Momentum Youth and Students National Committee BFAWU Speaker - TBC.

Young Workers in Revolt
1 - 3pm, The Gallery.
Hosted by Momentum Youth.

Exciting movements such as the Ritzy Cinema strike show what is possible when we organise and fight for our rights. In this workshop, we will hear from activists involved and equip ourselves with the tools we need to transform our movement to fight for young workers' rights. 

Speakers:
Natalie Parsons
Kiv Levgate - BECTU
Monty Shield - Momentum Youth and Students National Committee
BFAWU Speaker - TBC.

Power to the People: Democratic Energy Systems 1 - 3pm, The Studio. Hosted by Global Justice Now. Our corporate-controlled energy system is failing us - but there is an alternative: energy democracy, where communities and public bodies organise energy for the public good. The workshop covers innovative energy systems in and beyond the UK and building the movement for a just, sustainable economy. Speakers: Mika Minio-Paluello - Switched on London                 Alan Simpson - former Labour MP, community energy expert Laura Williams - Carbon Co-op Manchester

Power to the People: Democratic Energy Systems
1 - 3pm, The Studio.

Hosted by Global Justice Now.

Our corporate-controlled energy system is failing us - but there is an alternative: energy democracy, where communities and public bodies organise energy for the public good. The workshop covers innovative energy systems in and beyond the UK and building the movement for a just, sustainable economy.

Speakers:
Mika Minio-Paluello - Switched on London                 Alan Simpson - former Labour MP, community energy expert
Laura Williams - Carbon Co-op Manchester

 
Demanding Trade Justice: Stopping TTIP 3 - 5pm, The Theatre.  Hosted by Students Against TTIP Trade deals like TTIP and CETA look to steal our rights, lock-in NHS privatisation and set up of corporate courts. The fightback has been strong, but these trade deals are still operating in the shadows and threatening our democracy. At their core, these trade deals are about transferring huge and fundamental powers to corporations. After clear successes in taking down these trade deals, with TTIP set to collapse - we must now start making clear what a just trade deal looks like for us - we must demand Trade Justice. With CETA talks being concluded by the minute we must organise fast. Come and join us as we look at the fightback so far and how we will continue to stop these illegitimate trade deals. Join us as we strategise how to make Trade Justice a reality. Chair: Sakina Sheikh, Students Against TTIP Speakers: TBC

Demanding Trade Justice: Stopping TTIP
3 - 5pm, The Theatre. 
Hosted by Students Against TTIP


Trade deals like TTIP and CETA look to steal our rights, lock-in NHS privatisation and set up of corporate courts. The fightback has been strong, but these trade deals are still operating in the shadows and threatening our democracy. At their core, these trade deals are about transferring huge and fundamental powers to corporations. After clear successes in taking down these trade deals, with TTIP set to collapse - we must now start making clear what a just trade deal looks like for us - we must demand Trade Justice.

With CETA talks being concluded by the minute we must organise fast. Come and join us as we look at the fightback so far and how we will continue to stop these illegitimate trade deals. Join us as we strategise how to make Trade Justice a reality.

Chair: Sakina Sheikh, Students Against TTIP

Speakers: TBC

What Can a Left Government Do? 3 - 5pm, The Studio Hosted by Jacobin. A discussion on the possibilities and limitations of left-wing governments in the 21st century. Can we break with neoliberalism? What barriers will they face from globalised capitalism? And how much will they rely on movements below to back them? Speakers:  Jon Trickett MP - Shadow Business Secretary James Meadway - Advisor to John McDonnell Laura Horn - Political Economist, Roskilde University Aditya Chakrabortty - Guardian senior economics commentator

What Can a Left Government Do?
3 - 5pm, The Studio
Hosted by Jacobin.

A discussion on the possibilities and limitations of left-wing governments in the 21st century. Can we break with neoliberalism? What barriers will they face from globalised capitalism? And how much will they rely on movements below to back them?

Speakers: 

Jon Trickett MP - Shadow Business Secretary
James Meadway - Advisor to John McDonnell
Laura Horn - Political Economist, Roskilde University
Aditya Chakrabortty - Guardian senior economics commentator

The Rise of Corbyn 3 - 5pm, The Gallery.  Hosted by Verso Books and OR Books. After Labour’s defeat in 2015 a surge of left activism delivered the leadership to Corbyn, despite predictions of a rightwards shift. How did it happen? How unprecedented is the party's left-turn? Where is the Corbyn-inspired movement going? Speakers:  Richard Seymour - author of Corbyn: The Strange Rebirth of Radical Politics Alex Nunns - author of The Candidate: Jeremy Corbyn's Improbable Path to Power Chair: Liz Davies - author and activist

The Rise of Corbyn
3 - 5pm, The Gallery. 

Hosted by Verso Books and OR Books.

After Labour’s defeat in 2015 a surge of left activism delivered the leadership to Corbyn, despite predictions of a rightwards shift. How did it happen? How unprecedented is the party's left-turn? Where is the Corbyn-inspired movement going?

Speakers: 
Richard Seymour - author of Corbyn: The Strange Rebirth of Radical Politics
Alex Nunns - author of The Candidate: Jeremy Corbyn's Improbable Path to Power

Chair: Liz Davies - author and activist

 
How does the Labour Party Work? 3 - 5pm, Workshop 1. This workshop will focus on understanding the structures of the Labour Party. From the local to the national, it will be perfect for people who are interested in electoral politics, but do not know their way around how its works. 

How does the Labour Party Work?
3 - 5pm, Workshop 1.

This workshop will focus on understanding the structures of the Labour Party. From the local to the national, it will be perfect for people who are interested in electoral politics, but do not know their way around how its works. 

Money, Debt and Democracy 5 - 7pm, The Theatre. This session will explore the key issues around money, debt, and democracy, and how new ideas could transform our money and banking system into one which serves society. Speakers: Fran Boait - Positive Money Charith Gunawardena - Momentum Economy  

Money, Debt and Democracy
5 - 7pm, The Theatre.

This session will explore the key issues around money, debt, and democracy, and how new ideas could transform our money and banking system into one which serves society.

Speakers:
Fran Boait - Positive Money
Charith Gunawardena - Momentum Economy

 

The Art of the State 5 - 7pm, Workshop 2. When we talk of culture we are talking about a source of enormous historical social power. Why did the GLC commitment to Popular Culture upset the rules of the unelected arts and sports quangos? How did the now abolished GLC get politics into arts policy? Speakers: Loraine Leeson - lecturer in fine art Alan Tomkins - art director Bill Harpe - director and co-founder of the Black-E Hilary Wainwright - editor of Red Pepper

The Art of the State
5 - 7pm, Workshop 2.

When we talk of culture we are talking about a source of enormous historical social power. Why did the GLC commitment to Popular Culture upset the rules of the unelected arts and sports quangos? How did the now abolished GLC get politics into arts policy?

Speakers:
Loraine Leeson - lecturer in fine art
Alan Tomkins - art director
Bill Harpe - director and co-founder of the Black-E
Hilary Wainwright - editor of Red Pepper

 
The Future of the Student Movement 5 - 7pm, The Studio Recent years have seen a resurgent student movement, with rent strikes, Preventing Prevent, and a newly radicalised NUS. But higher education is still under attack from marketisation and fees. Where do we go from here and how can the student movement work with the Labour Party? Speakers: Shelly Asquith - NUS Vice-president Laura Parker - Labour Party Hope Worsdale - NCAFC Anabel Lopez - UCL Cut the Rent Huda Elmi - Labour Students

The Future of the Student Movement
5 - 7pm, The Studio

Recent years have seen a resurgent student movement, with rent strikes, Preventing Prevent, and a newly radicalised NUS. But higher education is still under attack from marketisation and fees. Where do we go from here and how can the student movement work with the Labour Party?

Speakers:
Shelly Asquith - NUS Vice-president
Laura Parker - Labour Party
Hope Worsdale - NCAFC
Anabel Lopez - UCL Cut the Rent
Huda Elmi - Labour Students

The Green Industrial Revolution 5 - 7pm, The Gallery Hosted by Environmentum. Capitalism’s internal contradictions are causing an ecological crisis. Economic growth to stimulate prosperity is everyone’s ideal, but left unplanned it will cause environmental catastrophe. Labour must shape a new green industrial revolution; we provide key policies for sustainable growth. Speakers: David Carr - Environmentum, Sevenoaks CLP Secretary & Swanley Momentum Co-ordinator Joanna Burns - Momentum and Unison Alec Price - Momentum and NAPO

The Green Industrial Revolution
5 - 7pm, The Gallery

Hosted by Environmentum.

Capitalism’s internal contradictions are causing an ecological crisis. Economic growth to stimulate prosperity is everyone’s ideal, but left unplanned it will cause environmental catastrophe. Labour must shape a new green industrial revolution; we provide key policies for sustainable growth.

Speakers:
David Carr - Environmentum, Sevenoaks CLP Secretary & Swanley Momentum Co-ordinator
Joanna Burns - Momentum and Unison
Alec Price - Momentum and NAPO

 
💃🏻🎈 Closing Party 🎈💃🏻 Tuesday 27th October Venue and times TBC. See the "Special Events" section for details.

💃🏻🎈 Closing Party 🎈💃🏻
Tuesday 27th October
Venue and times TBC.

See the "Special Events" section for details.