It's less than 2 weeks until Marxism, the biggest gathering of the year on the British left. It's organised by the Socialist Workers Party and takes place over 5 days in central London. Here is the full timetable.
You can read about the big highlights elsewhere. Here, instead, is my list of recommended sessions taken from the medium-sized and small venues. An alternative guide to Marxism, if you like...
Thursday 2 July
Anindya Bhattacharyya: Why does racism still exist?
Patrick Ward: The internet, democracy and the movement
Friday 3 July
James Meadway: Neoliberalism in crisis: the return of the state?
Sabby Sagall: Marxism and human nature
Jeremy Dear and Dave Crouch: Controlling the media in war: are governments winning the battle?
Lindsey German: Marx, Engels and the revolutionary tradition
Saturday 4 July
Chris Nineham: Anti-capitalism: ten years after Seattle
China Mieville: The politics of monsters
John Rees: Georg Lukacs on Lenin
Alan Gibbons and Michael Rosen: Campaign for the book
Sunday 5 July
Noel Douglas: Whose streets? Our streets! (An illustrated talk)
Costas Lapavitsas: A socialist response to the economic crisis
Helen Salmon: Was Lenin a democrat?
Shirley Franklin: How children learn - a socialist perspective
Monday 6 July
Anne Alexander: Islamism and the new Arab left
See you in the Institute of Education bar...