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Featured speakers and guest organisations

Gary Foley is a legendary Aboriginal activist, writer, actor, teacher, story teller and historian. He is a prominent figure in the history of Aboriginal resistance…
Eamonn McCann has been campaigning for social justice in Derry (Ireland) for more than 40 years. As a young man he was a key activist…
Marxism 2015 is excited to announce the participation of world renowned journalist Amira Hass. Hass lives in Ramallah in the West Bank, where she covers…
Anand Gopal has served as an Afghanistan correspondent for The Wall Street Journal and The Christian Science Monitor, and has reported on the Middle East…
Goretti Horgan is a lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Ulster. She is also a director and former chair of the Northern Ireland…
Marjorie Thorpe from the Gunnai and Maar Nations of Southern Victoria was born and raised in Yallourn, in the Latrobe Valley. Marjorie work has been…
In 2012, thirty four striking miners were killed in South Africa's most notorious post-Apartheid massacre. Rehad Desai, filmmaker, academic and activist made a moving documentary…
Chris Graham is the former managing editor and founder of Tracker magazine, owned by the mighty NSW Aboriginal Land Council. He’s also the former and…
Ilya Matveev is currently a PhD student at the European University in Saint-Petersburg and a lecturer at the Department of Political Studies NWIM. After obtaining…
Sam Watson was born and raised in Brisbane. He is of the Munnenjarl and Biri Gubba tribal nations and he has blood ties to the…
Kylie Sambo is from the Warlmanpa and Warumungu people in Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory. She is a hip-hop artist and activist. She was…
Jeff Sparrow (born 1969) is an Australian leftwing writer, editor and former socialist activist based in Melbourne, Victoria. He is the co-author of Radical Melbourne:…
Liz Ross has been active in women’s and gay liberation and socialist politics since the early1970s. Author of “Dedication doesn’t pay the rent! The 1986 Victorian…
Louise O’Shea was active in student politics in the anti-capitalist movement of the early2000s and National Union of Students Education Officer in 2006. She has been involved in…
Diane Fieldes has been active since the early 1970s in many campaigns such as those for Aboriginal rights and against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and in the…
Sandra Bloodworth has been active since the mid-1970s in a wide range of campaigns and strikes including the campaign to stop the Jabiluka uranium mine and the Refugee Action Collective. She…
Janey Stone is a life-long socialist. She was a founding member of an early predecessor of Socialist Alternative and is today active as a supporter.…
Rick Kuhn is a long term socialist and social movement activist. He was the convenor of the umbrella anti-war organisation in Canberra during the struggle…
Corey Oakley is editor of Socialist Alternative magazine and the Socialist Alternative website www.sa.org.au. He is also on the editorial committee of the Marxist Left Review journal www.marxistleftreview.org.
Mick Armstrong has been active in a wide range of struggles and strikes since the late1960s, including more recently the Victorian Peace Network and campaigns in…
Tom Bramble has been a socialist activist since the late 1970s. He is a senior lecturer in industrial relations at the University of Queensland. He has published…
Vashti Kenway is a member of the National Executive of Socialist Alternative. She became active in revolutionary politics in the anti-capitalist movement, was a founder…