Marxism 2019 is Ireland’s largest socialist conference. It is where we discuss the theory to understand the problems in our world, and the ideas we need to change it. Join incredible activists and writers from across Ireland, and around the world as we discuss how we create a new and better world.
November 22nd to 24th 2019
The Alex Hotel
41-47 Fenian Street
D02 H678 Dublin
Climate chaos is upon us, and the future of our planet is in peril. The crazy pursuit of profit, and a destructive addiction to fossil fuels, have combined to create a spiral of environmental degradation that cannot go on indefinitely.
We live in very dangerous times. But we also live in an era of great hope. Millions around the world are rebelling: students striking for the first time, XR protestors calling a halt to 'business as usual' politics, and workers demanding a real and just transition.
For many generations it was easier to imagine the end of the world, than it was to imagine the end of capitalism. Those days are over. "System Change, Not Climate Change," as the new movements defiantly cry.
Marxism 2019 is Ireland’s largest socialist conference. It is where we discuss the theory to understand the problems in our world, and the ideas we need to change it. Join us for a weekend of debate and discussion.
Rossana Rodriguez was one of six socialists elected to the Chicago City Council this year. Rossana is a member of the DSA and has been a leader in the fights for rent control and immigrant rights in Chicago.
Lucy Diavolo is a writer and political editor at Teen Vogue. Lucy writes about a whole range of left wing issues for the online magazine and will be joining us to talk about the growing interest in socialism among young people today.
Key figure in the 1968 Civil Rights Movement, member of the Derry Trades Council, renowned journalist and author, and a People Before Profit councillor in Derry.
Richard Boyd Barrett TD
A socialist TD for People Before Profit, renowned for his role in challenging establishment politics in Ireland. He has a lengthy record of campaigning locally and nationally and was a key organiser in the Right2Water and Save Our Seafront Campaigns.
Extinction Rebellion Activist
We will be joined by an activist from Extinction Rebellion. XR are an organisation of climate activists who have declared a rebellion against the system currently hurtling towards climate breakdown, bringing huge crowds onto the streets across the globe.
Fiona Ferguson is a socialist activist and is on the editorial board for Rebelnews.ie. She is a People Before Profit councillor for North Belfast.
A Professor of History at Rutgers University, Donna specialises in mass incarceration/war on drugs, Black Power and Civil Rights. Author of award-winning Living for the City: Migration, Education and the Rise of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, CA.
Gerry Carroll MLA
One of the first socialists elected to Stormont when he historically topped the poll in West Belfast in 2016 for People Before Profit. Since then he has been a key campaigner against the far-right, and spearheaded campaigns to save schools and mental health services from closure.
Bríd Smith TD
A socialist TD for People Before Profit who was a key voice in the Repeal campaign and the fight for abortion rights. She has played an important role in the fight against climate chaos with her Climate Emergency Measures Bill, which aimed at keeping fossil fuels in the ground.
Cian Parry is a key organiser of the Schools' Climate Action Network (SCAN) who recently brought tens of thousands of school students onto the streets of Dublin as part of a Global Climate Strike.
Paul Murphy TD
A socialist TD in Tallaght, Paul has been a fixture of anti-austerity campaigns both locally and nationally. His commitment to fighting injustice is well known, most famously from his participation in the Water Charges campaign and subsequent Jobstown Not Guilty trial.
A Senior Lecturer in Sociology at University College Dublin, Kieran has written a number of books, including 1916: Ireland’s Revolutionary Tradition, Marx and the Alternative to Capitalism, and Austerity Ireland: The Failure of Irish Capitalism.
Vera Twomey is a tireless campaigner for the right for her daughter to have access to medicinal cannabis. She made headlines in her campaign to raise awareness of the need and is the author of the book For Ava.
Fatin Al Tamimi
Fatin is the chairperson on the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign. The IPSC has built support around Ireland for the political, civil and human rights of all Palestinians.
Chairperson of United Against Racism, Memet is a longstnding anti-racist activist and trade unionist. He has been a key figure in building resistance to Direct Provision, institutional racism and the forces of the far-right.