You can now watch all Arise 2020 sessions back in full!

Arise 2020 took place online from May 27th - July 11th. Scroll down to see what went on, and to watch all our past sessions in full!  




You can watch any Arise session you missed on our YouTube Channel here. 

Or select the event from the list below: 

People Before Profit - 'Arise' Festival Online Closing Rally


Jeremy Corbyn // Diane Abbott // John McDonnell // Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP // Ian Lavery MP // Claudia Webbe MP // Roger McKenzie, UNISON Assistant General Secretary // Grace Blakeley, economist // Maya Goodfellow, author, ‘Hostile Environment‘ //


Dr. Mona Kamal, Keep Our NHS Public // Laura McAlpine // Jon Trickett MP & Richard Burgon MP

Rebuilding a better economy: No Return to Business as Usual


With Jon Trickett MP // Claudia Webbe MP // Cat Hobbs (We Own It) & economist Grace Blakeley.

The Coronavirus Crisis: Neoliberal Failure and the Alternative We Need


Richard Burgon MP // Ecuador’s former Foreign Minister Guillaume Long & Laura McAlpine

The Virus Doesn't Discriminate. The System Does #BlackLivesMatter


With Nadia Jama // Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP // Claudia Webbe MP //Roger Mckenzie, UNISON & Murad Quireshi, Stop the War

From a Broken Economy to a People's Economy


John McDonnell // Txema Guijarro García, Podemos MP // Ruth Hayes, Unite EC // Mark Weisbrot from the Washington-based Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) & Liam Young

State Violence, the Miners' Strike & the War on the Working Class


Jon Trickett MP // Chris Peace, Orgreave Truth & Justice Campaign & 2019 Candidate in North East Derbyshire// Russell Fraser, Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers & Sophie Wilson, 2019 Labour Candidate in Rother Valley.

Lessons from a Pandemic: End NHS Privatisation & Underfunding


Dr. Sonia Adesara, Keep Our NHS Public (KONP)// Laura Smith, Crewe Councillor & Former MP // Lara McNeil, Labour NEC Youth Rep // John Lister, Health Campaigns Together & Editor of The Lowdown.

Class Politics After Covid-19: Tribune at Arise Festival


Richard Burgon MP // Amy Fletcher, National Education Union (NEU) // Andrew Murray, Unite the Union  & Faisal Yousif, foundation doctor.

The Cause of Ireland is the Cause of Labour


Mairéad Farrell TD, Sinn Fein member of the Irish Parliament // Ronan Burtenshaw, Tribune // John McDonnell MP & Rachel O’Brien, London Young Labour

Brazil, Bolsonaro & the Coronavirus Catastrophe

Arise supported this Brazil Solidarity Initiative event WITH:


Former President Dilma Rousseff // Jeremy Corbyn // Glenn Greenwald, investigative journalist for The Intercept & Claudia Webbe, Labour MP & BSI Vice-Chair

Palestine - Labour must Speak out to Stop Annexation


Ambassador Husam Zomlot // Samia Al-Botmeh, Palestinian Academic // Jeremy Corbyn // Philippa Harvey (NEU Member of TUC Women's Delegation to Palestine) // Hugh Lanning (Labour & Palestine.) // Christine Blower, Labour Member of the House of Lords & Adrian Weir, Unite

No Turning Back: Your Rights, Unions & Resisting the Tory Agenda


Laura Pidcock // John Hendy QC // Sarah Woolley, BFAWU General Secretary. Chair: Carolyn Jones, The Institute of Employment Rights.

Trump's War on China


Diane Abbott // Emma Dent Coad // Jenny Clegg, CND International Advisory Group & author ‘China’s Global Strategy’ // Rachel Garnham, Labour NEC // Murad Qureshi, Stop the War Coalition.

Resisting Trump in Latin America – Building Links & Solidarity


Julia Felmanas, Brazilian Workers’ Party // Ollie Vargas, Bolivian-based journalist // Colin Burgon, Labour Friends of Progressive Latin America // Suzie Gilbert, Co-Producer of Oliver Stone’s ‘South of the Border’ // Lara McNeill, Labour NEC youth rep & recent medical exchange student in Cuba // Alex Main, from the US-Based Centre for Economic & Policy Research.

Put People, Peace & Planet 1st


Jeremy Corbyn // David Miranda, Brazilian socialist congressman & LGBT leader // Gyekye Tanoh, Third World Network, Ghana // Danièle Obono , Left-wing French MP for La France insoumise ( "Unbowed France") // Marisa Matias, Portugese Left Block MEP // Chair: Christine Blower, Labour member of the House of Lords.

Socialist solutions to climate chaos - building back better


Faiza Shaheen, director of the Centre for Labour and Social Studies (CLASS) // Nathalia Urban, Brasil Wire // Angus Satow, Labour for a Green New Deal // Mika Minio-Paluello, Labour Energy Forum // Mick Burke, Socialist Economic Bulletin // Liz Smith, Momentum NCG

ARISE is a yearly political festival - we'll be back next Summer! 

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