Ideas for Freedom 2019

Submitted by AWL on 2 April, 2018 - 8:36

Ideas for Freedom 2019
20-23 June 2019

Advanced earlybird tickets now available.

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A festival of socialist ideas and leftwing discussion, hosted by Workers' Liberty, Ideas for Freedom is an opportunity to explore, through talks, film showings, workshops and debates, ideas about how our world works, and how we can fight for a better one.

• Socialists and Brexit: Ruth Cashman vs Paul Embery • Anti-Zionism, antisemitism and the left: Sean Matgamna vs Ken Livingstone • 1917 and the legacy of the Bolsheviks: Paul Vernadsky vs. Steve Smith.

The collapse of Stalinism
• Tiananmen 30 years on: Camila Bassi • Solidarnosc: workers against Stalinism: Mark Osborn & Chris Marks

1919: the year of strikes and struggles
When Britain was on the brink of revolution: Simon Webb and Janine Booth • The legacy of Rosa Luxemburg: Martin Thomas and Rida Vaquas • György Lukács: a Marxist of 1919: John Cunningham

And more...
Brexit and imperialist nostalgia: Danny Dorling and Cath Fletcher • Education and the working class: Diane Reay • The bourgeois Marx: a critical appraisal of Max Weber: Dan Davison • How teacher walkouts can revive the US labour movement: Lois Weiner • Climate Change and capitalism: Luke Neal and Zack Murrell-Dowson

Queer walking tour of Brixton
20 June from 6.30pm. Join a guided walking tour with Ian Townson on the radical gay community and squats in and around Brixton Road from the mid-1970s to 1981, the year of the Brixton riots.

Venue: Camden School for Girls, Sandall Road, London, NW5 2DB.

Free accommodation is provided with comrades who live in London. Please help us organise this by sending an email to with the title "IFF accommodation" and telling us what nights you will need, how many people, and whether you have any specific requirements (i.e. no stairs, need a bed, fine with floor/sofa, no late nights etc.).

A free professionally-staffed creche is provided during the weekend, and additional childcare can be arranged on Thursday and Friday nights if needed. Please book a place by emailing


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