International

As every year, Marx is’ Muss 2017 includes several sessions with inputs in languages other than German. Please note that not every session will be held in one language exclusively – and most will still be facilitated in German. Since, despite our best efforts, we do not have the capacity to offer interpreting for every part of every session, we suggest that you find a comrade to help you with whispered translations directly in the audience. Just ask around, we will help out where we can – and if you or someone you know can help with translations in either direction, please let us know if you’re willing to be connected to help others!

 


Friday, May 26th

The US under Trump: Racism, resistance & class warfare.

With Kathleen Brown [American socialist] and Ingar Solty [Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung]

 

English
EU: Reboot, reform, revolution?

With Catarina Principe [Left Bloc Portugal], Fabio de Masi [Member of the European Parliament] and Joseph Choonara [editor, International Socialism Journal]

 

English
How relevant is the fight for abortion rights today?

With Adrienne Wallace [Socialist Workers Party Ireland], Rosemarie Nünning [Bündnis für sexuelle Selbstbestimmung] and Alicja Flisak.

 

English
Kurdistan: History and politics of the PKK.

With Erkin Erdogan [HDK spokesperson]

 

Turkish/English
France: Front National and the presidential elections.

With Vanina Giudicelli [French activist]

 

French
Venezuela: Is the rise of the Left in Latin America finished already?

With Mike Gonzalez [professor of Latin American Studies]

 

English
AKP and the Left in Turkey.

With Ron Margulies [Turkish socialist, DSIP]

 

English
Lessons of 1968: How socialists can reach out into the working class.

With Wolfgang Schaumberg [company group Gegenwehr ohne Grenzen] and Colin Barker [Socialist Workers Party]

 

English

Saturday, May 27th

Cuba: From anti-imperialist struggle for liberation to reconciliation with the US?

With Mike Gonzalez [professor of Latin American Studies]

 

English
Syria: The regime, imperialism and the Left.

With Ghayath Naisse [Syrian socialist,  “Revolutionary Left Tendency”]

 

French
What are the next steps for the Left in Greece?

With Stathis Kouvelakis [Laiki Enotita, political scientist at King’s College, London] and Panos Garganas [Greek socialist, Antarsya]

 

English
The World Economy today: On the Brink of another Slump?

With Joseph Choonara [editor, International Socialism Journal]

 

English
Poulantzas and SYRIZA: Changing the state from within?

With Alex Demirovi [social scientist, specialising in state and democracy theories] and Colin Barker [Socialist Workers Party]

 

English
The war in Eastern Ukraine and the struggle for social justice.

With Sahar Popovich [Ukraine, “Social Movement” group”] and Klaus Henning [Marx21]

 

Russian/English
Egypt: Sisi, Islam and the Left.

With Mohammed Hazem [Egyptian socialist]

 

English
Kurdistan: Rojava, Peshmerga and the war against ISIS.

With Frank Renken [political scientist] and Peshraw Mohammed [Kurdish socialist, Northern Kurdistan]

 

English
Boldly and determinedly: Strategies for the struggle against the Right in Europe.

With David Albrich [Austria, editor of Neue Linkswende] and Weymen Bennett [Stand up to Racism, UK]

 

English
Russia: Resistance against Putin’s reign.

With Ilya Budraitskis [historian, Russian socialist movement]

 

Russian/English
The 100th anniversary of the October Revolution.

With Janine Wissler [Chair of the parliamentary group of DIE LINKE.Hessen] and Ilya Budraitskis [historian, Russian socialist movement]

 

Russian/English
Was there a primitive communism? Findings from excavations in Turkey.

Image slide presentation with Ron Margulies [Turkish socialist, DSIP]

 

English

Sunday, May 28th

Final panel: On to the G20 summit!

With Zaklin Nastic [DIE LINKE.Hamburg], Weymen Bennett [Stand up to Racism, UK], Kathleen Brown [American socialist] and Christine Buchholz [DIE LINKE]

 

English