25 Feb 2009

Come and quiz me about nuclear power in Oxford

Very nice to have the invite, I will be speaking on the saturday evening March 7th


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:: 6 – 8 MARCH ::

The second Oxford Radical Forum will be taking place from Friday to Saturday, 6 - 8 March, 2009, in Wadham College, Oxford. Building on the success of last year’s conference, and a conviction in the continued necessity of leftist theory and politics, the weekend will see some of the brightest and most engaged people from the radical left coming to Oxford in order to contribute towards the reconstruction of an alternative, critical politics – a politics that stands for a real transformation of society in favour of social justice and equality and against war and poverty. We invite you all to join and participate in open and challenging discussions in talks, debates and seminars on war and imperialism, women’s liberation, the economic crisis, socialism and ecology and many other issues, with some of the key thinkers and activists of our day.

Bookstalls and daily socials (including a dinner and a clubnight) over the weekend, making the event a unique opportunity to bring together not just the left in Oxford (and beyond!) but also all those who are interested in seriously discussing profound political questions in an open and critical atmosphere.

The Forum will be centred around Wadham College’s ‘Ho Chi Minh Quad’ from Friday afternoon until Sunday evening. All talks and debates will be free of charge and no registration is necessary, though for more information do not hesitate to contact us at oxfordradicalforum@googlemail.com.

Sessions include:

:: Alex Callinicos on global imperialism today, and the forces that are resisting it.

:: Deborah Cameron on the myths of ‘Mars and Venus’.

:: Eyal Weizman on Israel’s architecture of occupation.

:: Alberto Tosacano: The Communist Hypothesis: Reflection on Recent Radical Philosophy.

:: Sarah Lamble on the threat of Titan Prisons and homophobic oppression.

:: Robert Wade, Costas Lapavitsas, Chris Harman and Alfredo Saad-Filho debate the economic crisis.

:: Views on gender and relationships as portrayed in contemporary popular cinema - a feminist perspective.

:: Derek Wall on the necessary relationship between ecology and socialism.

:: The Student Occupations: panel discussion with participants reviewing the recent wave of student occupations, and the

new potentialities that now exist.

A confirmed timetable will be out within the next few days.
With all best wishes from the Organising Committee of the OXFORD RADICAL FORUM - we hope to see as many of you as possible at Wadham College, 6 - 8 March.

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