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  • Lenin Lives! The Struggle for Socialism – 100 Years On

    Tune into the opening session of the Lenin 100 Series with Paul Le Blanc, author, 'Lenin. Responding to Catastrophe, Forging Revolution,' sitting down with series host Logan Williams to discuss Lenin's legacy and the struggle for socialism 100 years on. This event was held as part of the Lenin 100 series, supported by Arise: A Festival of Left Ideas.

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  • Vulture Capitalism - Grace Blakeley & Jeremy Corbyn In Conversation

    Grace Blakeley and Jeremy Corbyn talk about Grace new book: 'Vulture Capitalism - Corporate Crimes, Backdoor Bailouts and the Death of Freedom.'In Vulture Capitalism, acclaimed journalist Grace Blakeley takes on the world's most powerful corporations by showing how the causes of our modern crisis are the intended result of our capitalist system. It's not broken, it's working exactly as planned.As Ha-Joon Chang says, 'Read this book if you want to make fundamental changes to the world.'Hosted by Arise - A Festival of Left Ideas.Intro music: Which side are you on - by Sam Browse. You can find Sam's music on Spotify.
  • May Day Rally for Palestine

    Tune in for this online rally to mark International Workers' Day by demanding a ceasefire now, holding our government to account for complicity in war crimes and showing solidarity with Palestine. With special guest H.E Ambassador Husam Zomlot and speakers including: Richard Burgon MP, John McDonnell MP, Kim Johnson MP, Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP, Beth Winter MP, Louise Regan (Palestine Solidarity Campaign & NEU), Maryam Eslamdoust (TSSA General Secretary), Gawain Little (GFTU GS), Jess Barnard (LP NEC member), Sam Browse (Arise), Mish Rahman (LP NEC member), Hugh Lanning (Labour & Palestine)Hosted by Labour & Palestine in association with Arise - A Festival of Left Ideas.
  • Clara Zetkin - Socialist fighter against fascism, women's oppression & war

    Clara Zetkin was a leading German socialist thinker and organizer in the late 19th and early 20th century. She founded International Women's Day, opposed WWI and in the shadow of the rising Nazi power, and bravely opened what would become the last session of the Reichstag (Germany's parliament) with a call to struggle in unity against fascism.John Riddell, Kate Connelly and Matt Willgress discuss how her ideas remain relevant for those who want to take on the far-right and build movements to challenge oppression, war and capitalism today.• John Riddell is co-editor with Mike Taber of the acclaimed collection 'Fighting Fascism: How to Struggle & How to Win' by Clara Zetkin. He has been active in the socialist movement in Canada, the United States & Europe since 1960 & is a world-renowned historian of world socialist movements.• Kate Connelly is a writer & historian. She led student strikes in the 2003 anti-war movement & co-ordinated the Emily Wilding Davison Memorial Campaign in 2013. She wrote 'Sylvia Pankhurst: Suffragette, Socialist and Scourge of Empire' & edited 'A Suffragette in America: Reflections on Prisoners, Pickets and Political Change'.Part of the Socialist Ideas series, presented by Arise - a Festival of Left Ideas and Labour Outlook.Intro music: Which side are you on - by Sam Browse. You can find Sam's music on Spotify.
  • Ireland - Unity within Touching Distance

    With Michelle O'Neill becoming the first Republican First Minister of the North of Ireland - in what Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald termed a moment of “very great significance” - the conversation about a “new Ireland” has gained momentum.Is Irish unity within "touching distance"?We hosted keynote speaker Mairéad Farrell TD, Sinn Fein for an in-depth discussion on the future of Ireland and why it should matter to progressives everywhere.Intro music: Which side are you on - by Sam Browse. You can find Sam's music on Spotify.
  • Rising Women in the Global South

    The theme for our International Women's Day #IWD2024 rally this year was solidarity with women rising in the Global South - with an emphasis on our solidarity with Palestine and the ongoing progressive rebellions against neo-colonialism & neo-liberalism in Africa, Latin America and beyond.WITH... Aimee Shalan, British Palestinian Committee // Emma Sheerin MLA, Sinn Fein // Natalia Urban, Brasil Wire // Carole Regan, Cuba Solidarity Campaign // Clauda Turbet-Delof, Wiphalas Across the World (Bolivia) // Ruth Hayes, Labour Women Leading and Arise FestivalHosted by Arise - A Festival of Left Ideas. Supported by Labour Friends of Progressive Latin America. Intro music: Which side are you on - by Sam Browse. You can find Sam's music on Spotify.
  • Women for Palestine

    As part of events in the run-up to International Women's Day 2024, Arise Festival supported Labour & Palestine's online rally: Women for Palestine. With live-links from Palestine, plus: Apsana Begum MP; Beth Winter MP; Louise Regan, NEU; Ryvka Barnard, Palestine Solidarity Campaign; Jess Barnard, Labour NEC member; Hilary Schan, Momentum; Siân Errington, Arise Festival; Rachel Garnham, CLPD; and Baroness Christine Blower.