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W. Coast Socialist Conf.
by Todd C. (SocConf03 [at]
Friday Apr 4th, 2003 9:24 PM
April 12-13, West Coast Socialist Conference, UC Berkeley


How We Can Win a World Without War

As Bush kills thousands in Iraq, millions take to the street to protest. Join us for a weekend of protest and politics. Regional Stop the War protest Saturday, April 12, Noon in San Francisco at Civic Center. Then, participate in two days of education, discussion and debate about the forces behind this war and what it will take to win a world without war.

Saturday, April 12 @ 7pm, UC Berkeley VLSB #2050

Opening Plenary: The War at Home and the War Abroad

Clarence Thomas, Clarence Thomas
ILWU Anti-War Action Committee*
(A rank and file group)

Matt Gonzalez, President of the Board of Supervisors of San Franicsco*
Green Party member

Norman Solomon, Media Beat columnist and co-author of "TARGET IRAQ: What the News Media Didn't Tell You."

& a Representive from the Campus Anti-War Network

After Party from 9pm to midnight: Drink, Talk, Dance, location TBA.

Sunday, April 13, UC Berkeley, all sessions in Dwinelle Hall

9:00-10:00am Registration, Dwinelle Hall

10:00-11:15am Workshop Session 1

The United Front: Socialist Strategies and Tactics for Building Democratic Movements - Sue Sandlin, former co-chair of the Dock Workers Support Committee

The Struggle for Palestine - Snehal Shingavi, founding member of Students for Justice in Palestine

Layoffs and Budget Cuts: Bush's War At Home - Darrin Hoop, union activist from Seattle

Race, Class, and Socialism - Phil Gasper, Prof. of Philosophy at Notre Dame de Namur College and author of "Imperialism: Washington's Gamble for a New Middle East."

The Marxist Theory of Imperialism - Jessie Muldoon, teacher and activist in the Oakland Education Association

11:45am-1:00pm Workshop Session 2

The Russian Revolution--How Workers Revolution Stopped WWI - Scott Johnson, author of "South Korean Workers: The Battle for Daewoo."
Can the UN Survive Bush's American Empire? - Rachel Odes, activist in the Berkeley Stop the War Coalition

Abortion, Women's Liberation and Socialism - Leticia Arellano, activist with the Students Against War at San Francisco State University

Why the Working Class Can Change the World - Andy Libson, teacher and activist the United Educators of San Francisco

Party and Class: What Kind of Organization Do We Need? - Brian Belknap, activist with the International Socialist Organization

1:00-2:00 Lunch

2:00-3:15pm Workshop Session 3

Between Reform and Revolution: Where is Latin America Headed? - Justin Akers, author of "Operation Gatekeeper: Militarizing the Border."

Abolition Now! The Fight to Abolish the Death Penalty - Crystal Bybee, member of the Campaign to End the Death Penalty

Do Americans Benefit from the US Empire? - Sarah Knopp, teacher and activist with the United Teachers of Los Angeles

Trotsky v. Stalin: Does the debate still matter? - Todd Chretien, organizer, International Socialist Organization

The Truth About Afghanistan - Elizabeth Terzakis, instructor at DeAnza and Canada Community Colleges and author of "Global AIDS Crisis."

Keynote Speech: The Fight for a New World: Reform, Revolution and the Socialist Alternative - Alan Maas, editor, Socialist Worker newspaper, Dwinelle Hall, Rm # 155, 3:45-5:00pm.

**Tickets for both days of the conference are $5-$50 sliding scale. Available through local ISO branches or by calling 510-333-4604 or emailing SocCong03 [at]

**Childcare will be provided, but please let us know how many kids you'll be bringing and their ages so we can make appropriate preparations.

**Free housing available upon request at SocConf03 [at]

**Tabling space will be available for a small fee, contact SocConf03 [at]

** Organizations listed with speakers names for identification purposes only.

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