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Inequality is rife, climate chaos seems inevitable, and imperialist conflict is creating deadly wars. The major parties in Australian capitalism offer nothing but more of the same. Marxism 2023 offers an important forum where radicals and revolutionaries can get together and discuss politics, history and strategy. 

Marxism 2023 is the biggest annual anti-capitalist gathering in Australia.

We’re bringing together over 1,000 people to learn, discuss, debate and organise. 

Whether you’re totally new to radical politics or you’ve been around for years, Marxism 2023 is an unmissable event.

Socialist Alternative wishes to acknowledge that Marxism 2023 will be taking place on stolen Aboriginal land – the land of the Wurunjeri people. Sovereignty of this land was never ceded and we acknowledge not only the genocide against Aboriginal people which continues to this day, but also the ongoing resistance. This always was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

Dates and venue

Thursday 6th - Sunday 9th April
Melbourne University

What is Marxism about?

There's something for every left-wing person at Marxism 2023. For those new to socialist politics, a dedicated stream of Marxism 101 sessions will provide an introduction to the fundamental ideas of Marxism. These sessions are the best place 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 elements of 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 2023 is hosted by Socialist Alternative, Australia's largest revolutionary organisation, and is supported by Red Flag newspaper, the country's leading socialist publication.

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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.

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COVID Safety

The Marxism Conference organising team takes the health and safety of our guests, speakers and venue staff very seriously. We ask attendees to please keep in mind the health and wellbeing of all other guests, speakers and building staff throughout the conference by wearing a mask and being COVID conscious. We’re asking all attendees to please take a Rapid Antigen Test before coming to the conference, and if you’re feeling unwell with flu-like symptoms please stay at home.

P2/N95 Mask Wearing

We’re asking all conference attendees to wear high quality P2 or N95 masks throughout the duration of the conference, in all sessions and to refrain from eating or taking off masks during conference sessions. P2 masks will be available to purchase at the rego desk if you don’t already have one.

Air Purifiers

All rooms being used for conference sessions will have HEPA filter air purifiers filtering the air throughout the conference.

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