Karl Marx (1818-1883) Oration – March the 15th 2015
The Marx Oration is an annual event (started in 1933 and sponsored by the Marx Memorial Library) and held at the graveside of Karl Marx, which is situated in Highgate Cemetery, North London. This ceremony respectfully remembers the passing of Karl Marx – who died on March the 14th, 1883. In 2015 a delegation from the Buddhism – Marxism Alliance (UK) joined with comrades from around the world to commemorate the extraordinary life of Karl Marx who lived in the UK from 1849 until his passing in 1883. His life-long friend – Friedrich Engels (1820-1895) – arranged for Marx to be buried in Highgate Cemetery.
Keynote speakers on this occasion where Professor Yury Emelyanov (Russian Academy of Sciences, and former head of the Soviet Academy of Sciences), who is the current leader of the Communist Party of Russia, and Jean Turner of the Communist Party of Britain. The transcripts of their important speeches are provided below.
©opyright: Adrian Chan-Wyles (ShiDaDao) 2015.