Featured speakers

Featured speakers at Marxism 2017

Palestinian popular resistance activist Bassem Tamimi is from the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh. For his activism both he…
Rena Lau of Hong Kong based NGO Globalization Monitor will be speaking at Marxism 2017 in Melbourne. Rena was an…
Khury Petersen-Smith has been a participant in the Black Lives Matter movement in Boston USA and is an activist in…
Haley Pessin is a member of the International Socialist Organization in New Paltz, NY, and organizes with Rockland Coalition to…
Christos Stavrakakis ia member of DEA's (international Workers Left) Central Committee and also a member of the editorial board of…
Dipankar Bhattacharya became a revolutionary in the 1980s while studying at the Indian Statistical Institute near Kolkata and he became…
Farah Kobaissy, is an activist and a researcher in gender, labor and migration. She is also a member of the…
Aran Mylvaganam was born in Nagar kovil in Tamil Eelam. Between 1995 and 1997 he lived in a refugee camp…
Sandra Bloodworth has been active since the mid-1970s in a wide range of campaigns and strikes including the campaign to…
Janey Stone is a life-long socialist. She was a founding member of an early predecessor of Socialist Alternative and is…
Rick Kuhn is a long term socialist and social movement activist. He was the convenor of the umbrella anti-war organisation…
Corey Oakley is the editor of Socialist Alternative's fortnightly newspaper Red Flag . He is also on the editorial committee…
Mick Armstrong has been active in a wide range of struggles and strikes since the late1960s, including more recently the Victorian…
Tom Bramble has been a socialist activist since the late 1970s. He is a senior lecturer in industrial relations at the University…
Vashti Kenway is a member of the National Executive of Socialist Alternative. She became active in revolutionary politics in the…
Diane Fieldes has been active since the early 1970s in many campaigns such as those for Aboriginal rights and against the wars in Iraq…
Liz Ross has been active in women’s and gay liberation and socialist politics since the early1970s. Author of “Dedication doesn’t pay…
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.…
Liam Ward has been a member of Socialist Alternative since 2002, moved by the mass protests and breakouts at the…
Liz Walsh is a member of Socialist Alternative and has been active in revolutionary politics since the early 2000s. She…
Ben Reid is a long-time socialist activist and scholar. He has expertise in and has published widely on the political…
Daniel Lopez has been a socialist since 2002. He completed his BA (Hons.) at Melbourne University in 2013, and wrote…
Jorge Jorquera recently returned from Chile, where he worked with various student and left organisations. He is a long term…
Omar has been a student activist for some years. He has been centrally involved in a range of protest movements,…
Tom O'Lincoln has been active on the left in Germany, the United States and since 1971 in Australia. He is…
Sarah is a member of the Sydney branch of Socialist Alternative. She is a leading activist in the education campaign…
Rebecca Barrigos has been a revolutionary and member of Socialist Alternative since 2003. She was the National Education Officer at…
Sadia is a member of Socialist Alternative and currently writing her Masters on Antonio Gramsci's theory of revolution. Sadia spent…
Jan Gothard has been involved in the field of disability and migration for many years, as both a researcher and…
Professor Jane Kenway is an Emeritus Professor at Monash University and a Professorial Fellow at the Melbourne Graduate School of…

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