International Socialism Day School

Day School 2013The International Socialism Day School is a day of socialist political discussion and debate, looking at history, theory, classics and contemporaries. Hosted by the International Socialist Organisation.

Entry is free, although we will appreciate any donations you are able to make to help us cover the cost of hiring the venue.



Saturday 13th July, 10am – 5pm.



Newtown Hall, corner of Constable and Daniell Street, (opposite Mediterranean Food Warehouse).


10am                   Welcome.

10.15 – 11.15   Feminisms & Marxisms: Connecting Struggles.

11.30 – 12.30  Fighting Back: lessons from the 1949 Carpenters’ Dispute.

12.30 – 1.30     LUNCH BREAK

1.30 – 2.30        The Actuality of Revolution: an introduction to Lukacs’ Lenin.

2.45 – 3.45         Maori, Racism, and the Criminal (In)justice System.

4.00 – 5.00        Towards workers’ democracy: an introduction to Lenin’s State and Revolution

Further Reading

 You do not need to have done any reading to attend the day school, and are welcome to come along and join the discussion and debate. We will also have a bookstall with left-wing literature and pamphlets. If you would like to read around some of the topics in advance, however, here are some suggested readings that the talks will draw on:

Feminisms & Marxisms: Connecting Struggles

Sharon Smith, “Marxism, Feminism, and Women’s Liberation”, Socialist Worker (US) (2013)

Sheila McGregor, “Marxism and Women’s Oppression Today,” International Socialism Journal (2013)

Sharon Smith, “Engels and the Origins of Women’s Oppression”, International Socialist Review (1997)

The Actuality of Revolution: an introduction to Lukacs’ Lenin

Georg Lukacs, Lenin: a Study on the Unity of his Thought (1924)

Maori, Racism, and the Criminal (In)justice System

Derwin Smith, “The Criminal Injustice System from Aotearoa to the USA”, Socialist Review 2013.

Towards workers’ democracy: an introduction to Lenin’s State and Revolution

Lenin, State and Revolution

Louise O’Shea, “The State and Revolution,” Socialist Alternative

Childcare and Further Details

Unfortunately we are not able to able to offer childcare during this event, but we will provide a child-care subsidy on request. Email for further details.

The venue is wheelchair accessible.

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