"Crisis" Summer School - 22nd to 24th July (Birmingham)

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"Crisis" Summer School - 22nd to 24th July (Birmingham)

We missed systemic risks. So said a group of eminent economists in a letter to the Queen, explaining why they had not spotted the credit crunch coming. What system? What risks? Assuming the economists are right, does this not demand that we think about changing the system instead of tinkering with it or changing the people in the top jobs?

We are currently living through the most serious crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s – a crisis with economic, ecological, social and political dimensions. At our annual weekend of talks and discussion, the Socialist Party will be examining our predicament in all these dimensions, and considering whether system change is a practical response to humanity’s problems.

Talks:-

"The Causes Of Crisis - A Marxian View" - Stuart Watkins

"The Crisis And The Welfare State" - Mike Foster

"There Is No Crisis" - Simon Wigley

"What Are The Goals Of The Working Class?" - Bill Martin

"Capitalism, natural disasters and the Axe of God" - Paddy Shannon

Organised by the Socialist Party of Great Britain

Fircroft College, Selly Oak, Birmingham Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th July 2011

Full residential cost including accommodation and meals (Friday evening to Sunday afternoon): £130; Concessionary rate: £80; Non-residential cost (including all meals): £50.

To book a place, send a cheque for £10 (payable to The Socialist Party of Great Britain) to Flat 2, 24 Tedstone Road, Quinton, Birmingham, B32 2PD.

Email spgbschool@yahoo.co.uk with any enquiries

Or see here:
http://www.worldsocialism.org/spgb/summerschool/

Details of this and all our meetings can also be found he:
http://www.meetup.com/The-Socialist-Party-of-Great-Britain/events/16052261/

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There's only a month to go until the Birmingham summer school! Here's a reminder of the itinerary:

Friday 22nd July

From 17.00 Arrival
18.30 – 19.00 Dinner
19.30 Stuart Watkins: The Causes Of Crisis – A Marxian View
21.00 Social

Saturday 23rd July

7.30 – 9.30 Breakfast
10.00 Mike Foster: The Crisis And The Welfare State
12.30 – 13.15 Lunch
14.00 Paddy Shannon: Capitalism, Natural Disasters And The Random Axe Of God
18.30 – 19.00 Dinner
19.30 Simon Wigley: There Is No Crisis
21.00 Social

Sunday 24th July

7.30 – 9.30 Breakfast
1000 Bill Martin: What Are The Goals Of The Working Class?
12.30 – 13.15 Lunch
13.30 Closing round-up

There are still spaces available, so if anyone wants to book, let Mike Foster know at spgbschool@yahoo.co.uk