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Socialism 2009

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Date:
Thursday, July 02, 2009
Time:
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Event Type:
Conference
Organizer/Author:
Ragina Johnson
Location Details:
Women's Building
3543 18th Street
San Francisco, CA

The world economic crisis has shattered the free-market consensus that has dominated politics for the last generation. Meanwhile, the end of the conservative era and the election of the first African American president have raised expectations among working people that long overdue change is at hand. With capitalism in crisis, even some in the mainstream media are admitting that Karl Marx was right.

There has never been a better time for those who want to see fundamental change to get together to debate, discuss and organize for a new society—a society based on the needs of the many instead of the whims of a few. We need to organize a new left to meet the challenge of this new era.

That’s the purpose that Socialism 2009—expanded to two sites this year—has set for itself. Gather with activists from around the world to take part in dozens of discussions about changing the world: How can we end racism? What kind of organization do we need? What would a future socialist society look like?

Yes we can organize for socialism in the 21st century! ¡Sí se puede!
Added to the calendar on Sat, Apr 4, 2009 3:50PM
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Speakers organizations named for identification purposes only.

Thursday, July 2nd

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Women in Sports: Fighting for Equality On and Off the FieldDave Zirin, Elizabeth Terzakis, and Dana Blanchard
The Decline and Fall of California: How the Golden State Lost Its ShineMike Davis and David Bacon

7:30pm - 9:00pm

Marx in SohoPlay by Howard Zinn, performed by Brian Jones, introduced by comedian and author Mark Steel
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