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Counterforum – the politics of resistance

Saturday 5 November, 12pm – 5:30pm
School of Oriental African Studies (SOAS)
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG

Please register in advance – email or phone 07730 612105


Registration and film showing ‘The People Demand trailer’ and ‘The language of War’ by Sanum Ghaffoor

12.00pm – 1.15pm:
Revolution and Counter Revolution in the Middle East
Karma Nabulsi, Palestinian activist and ex PLO representative
Adam Hanieh, Author of Capitalism and Class in the Gulf Arab States
Hannah Elsisi, Egyptian student activist
John Rees, Co-author of The People Demand, a Short History of the Arab Revolutions
Room: G2

Why Marx was Right
Terry Eagleton (Marxist critic and author)
Room: G2

2.30pm – 3pm Break

3pm – 4pm:
The assault on Universities
Michael Bailey, co-editor The Assault on Universities
Andrew McGettigan, blogger and researcher
Feyzi Ismail, SOAS student and contributor to The Assault on Universities
Sean Rillo Raczka, Vice President ULU
Room: G3

3pm – 4pm:
Sex and Sexism
Kate Connelly, suffragette historian
and others
Room: G50

4.15pm – 5.15pm:
The Eurocrisis and the resistance
Josh Virasami, Occupy LSX
James Meadway, economist
Lindsey German, Stop the War Coalition – pc
Chris Bambery, International Socialists of Scotland
Akex Kenny, NUT
Clare Solomon, editor Springtime: The New Student Rebellions
Room: Student Union

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Petition – Our right to occupy

Last week the City of London announced that they would be taking legal action to evict the protesters outside St Pauls. Coalition of Resistance has launched a petition in support of the occupations that have sprung up across the country. In just over 2 days more than 2,000 people have put their name to it.

Please sign the petition and spread the word far and wide.

“We support the right of protesters outside St Paul’s, in Finsbury Square and in cities across the country to continue their occupations. Their concerns about the injustice, corruption and inequality of the system are shared by large numbers of people. It is not acceptable to use the law to suppress legitimate, peaceful and widely supported protest.”

Click here to add your name


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