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A day of dangerous ideas.

Join us on Saturday 21 October for this year’s Sinister Fringe Festival including guest speakers Ana Garcia (Catalonian socialist activist), Phil Desmond (LIT Student Union President), Paul Murphy TD, ROSA spokesperson, Jess Spear (US Socialist), and more.

Plus live music by Chris Ward and visual art exhibition by Aislinn O’Keeffe.

Admission is free and all are welcome.

Full programme:

12pm Opening:
CAPITALISM: DESTROYING OUR FUTURE
Education is in the red by Phil Desmond
Climate chaos is now by James Touhy (member of Limerick Against Pollution)
Wealth inequality off the charts, various speakers

12:30pm Rally:
100 YEARS ON: HOW 1917 SHOOK THE WORLD
What really happened in the Russian Revolution? by Paul Murphy TD
The Limerick Soviet & Ireland’s lost revolution by Cllr Cian Prendiville
LGBTQ & Women’s Liberation in Revolutionary Russia by Aprille Scully

1:30pm Lunch: with music by Chris Ward & visual art exhibition by Aislinn O’Keeffe

2pm Rally:
REPEAL TO REVOLUTION: SOCIALIST FEMINISM
Winning abortion rights in Ireland with guest speaker from ROSA
Beyond repeal, lessons from the US by Jess Spear
Screening of short video on the struggle for bodily autonomy

3:30pm Closing:
SOCIALISM ON THE MARCH: A GLOBAL REVOLT
Beyond Bernie: Resisting Trump by Jess Spear
Catalonia in Revolt with Ana Garcia via video link
Building a socialist left alternative in Ireland with Paul Murphy TD

4pm Ends.

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