Inequality is rife, climate chaos seems inevitable, and imperialist conflict is creating deadly wars. The major parties running in Australia’s upcoming federal election offer nothing but more of the same. A forum where radicals and revolutionaries can get together and discuss politics, history and strategy is essential.
Marxism Festival is the biggest annual anti-capitalist gathering in Australia.
We’re bringing together over 1,000 people to learn, discuss, and organise. For 2022, we'll have venues in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.
Whether you’re totally new to radical politics or you’ve been around for years, Marxism 2022 is an unmissable event.
Dates and venues
Friday 15 to Sunday 17 April
Seaworks Maritime Precinct, Williamstown
Friday 15 and Saturday 16 April
Holme Builiding, University of Sydney
Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 April
University of Queensland
Saturday 9 April
University of Adelaide
What is Marxism about?
There's something for every left-wing person at Marxism 2022. For those new to socialist politics, a dedicated stream of Marxism 101 sessions will provide an introduction to the core ideas of Marxism. These sessions are the best environment to find out what Marxist politics is all about, and to answer any questions you might have. There are also heaps of sessions dealing with more advanced Marxist theory, discussing the history of capitalism and resistance, and making sense of the world today.
Each session is made up of a talk by activists and experts in the field, followed by discussion. We strongly encourage participation from everyone, especially those newer to socialist politics. In the program you will find more information about each session, and some suggested readings to provide some background to the topic.
Who hosts the festival?
Marxism 2022 is hosted by Socialist Alternative, Australia's largest revolutionary organisation, and is supported by Red Flag newspaper, the country's leading socialist publication.
Get your ticket today
There has never been a more urgent time to begin discussions about how we can fight for a world fit for us all to live in.