Speakers include Sheila Coleman from the Hillsborough Justice Campaign Tariq Ali on The American empire and its discontents John Bellamy Foster speaks on The Anthropocene and the global ecological crisis Green Party leader Natalie Bennett debates Where next after the EU referendum? with Joseph Choonara FBU general secretary Matt Wrack and CWU general secretary Dave Ward will join a panel to discuss Trade unions in the era of Corbynism Michael Roberts asks Robots and artificial intelligence: utopia or dystopia? Stathis Kouvelakis and Panos Garganas debate Syriza and Greece today Irish TDs Brid Smith and Richard Boyd Barrett on Ireland’s new politics Alex Callinicos discusses China and the global slump and asks What did Marx learn from Hegel? CAGE outreach director Moazzam Begg joins the opening rally Anti-racist campaigners Maz Saleem and Nahella Ashraf join a panel to discuss fighting sexism and Islamophobia Jack Shenker talks about his new book The Egyptians: a Radical Story Ilan Pappé looks at Israel: the apartheid state Ghayath Naisse discusses Syria today: from revolution to war Hsiao-Hung Pai on her book Angry White People Sean Sayers explores Marx and progress Hassan Mahamdallie analyses the changing nature of racism in Britain Laura Miles on The fight for trans liberation: resistance and solidarity Weyman Bennett analyses the state of the Nazis and the far right in Britain Deirdre O’Neill on her new film about food banks Anne Alexander analyses The rise of Saudi Arabia and the Arab counter revolutions Author of Marxism and Women’s Liberation Judith Orr on fighting sexism today Author Alan Gibbons talks about Nina Simone: artist and revolutionary Ifhat Shaheen joins a panel challenging Islamophobia and the Prevent strategy BFAWU national president Ian Hodson takes on the Tories Kate Evans on her new book Red Rosa: a Graphic Biography of Rosa Luxemburg Mark Perryman from Philosophy Football launches his new book 1966 and Not All That Dave Randall examines Beyoncé, Bowie and Bono: popstars and politics Kieran Allen on his new book 1916: Ireland’s Revolutionary Tradition Kevin Doogan on Precarity: minority condition or majority experience? Jeremy Corbyn speaking at an anti-austerity protest Photo: Lewisham Dreamer @ Flickr BREAKING FREE FROM A FAILED SYSTEM If you were excited by Jeremy Corbyn’s election as Labour leader, if you are horrified by the treatment of refugees, want action over climate change or are looking for an alternative to austerity and war then Marxism Festival 2016 is the place for you. Marxism 2016 is a five day political festival hosted by the Socialist Workers Party. Thousands of activists, campaigners, trade unionists, students, writers and academics will come together at over 150 different meetings. There will be space for discussion and debate involving people from all over the globe united by a desire to see a world where people Marxism 2016 • A five day political festival • 30 June-4 July, central London come before profit. You can come for one meeting, one day or the full five day event. In the evenings there will be plenty to keep you entertained, including film showings, music, spoken word, plays and much more. Come and be part of the discussion.