Video of the sessions from May’s Counterforum event – how mass protest can change the world; the working class and the movement today; revolution and imperialism in the Middle East; from economic crisis to slump.

Session 1) 12.00 – 1.15pm

The next steps: how protest can change the world

GlentonSanum Ghafoor, activist and maker of YouTube hit March 26th London: what really happened
Lindsey German, convenor of the Stop the War Coalition,(pc) socialist and author of several books including Material Girls:Women, Men and Work
Chris Bambery, International Socialist Group (Scotland)
Joe Glenton, ex-soldier who went to prison for refusing to return to Afghanistan

Session 2) 1.30 – 2.45pm

From crisis to slump

MeadwayJames Meadway, New Economics Foundation (pc), regular commentator on the economic crisis

Islamophobia: tackling the new racism

Shamiul Joarder, Friends of al-Aqsa and the Enough Coalition against Islamophobia, and others

Session 3) 3.15 – 4.30pm

Counterfire: What we do and why we do it

Jo Gough, UNISON activist and member of Counterfire editorial board.
Chris Nineham, vice-chair Stop the War Coalition (pc) and author of Capitalism and Class Consciousness: the ideas of Georg Lukacs.

The working class and the movement today

Peter RamandNeil Faulkner, writer, historian and officer of the Coalition of Resistance (pc)
Dot Gibson, pensioners leader and socialist activist.
Peter Ramand, socialist activist

Session 4) 4.45 – 6.00pm

Revolution and imperialism in the Middle East

HannahHanna Elsisi from Cairo

LowkeyLowkey, rapper, activist and member of the Equalities Movement

ReesJohn Rees, eyewitness from Egypt and Tunisia and author of Imperialism and Resistance