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Socialism 2010

Date:
Thursday, July 01, 2010
Time:
7:00 AM - 7:00 AM
Event Type:
Meeting
Organizer/Author:
Julie Fain
Email:
Phone:
773-583-7884
Location Details:
Oakland Marriott
1001 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607
510-451-4000
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/oakdt-oakland-marriott-city-center/

Jul 1-4, all day

With the economy in shambles and with wars and occupations continuing, the challenge to change these conditions confronts us all. More than a year ago, millions placed their hopes in Barack Obama and the Democrats to solve these problems. But after months of broken promises and concessions to conservatives, jobs are scarce, the banks are unregulated, and full equality for LGBT people remains elusive.

Socialism 2010-to be held in both Chicago and Oakland-will provide an unparalleled opportunity for new and veteran activists and scholars to explore questions about how we got into this mess and how we can get out of it.

Last year, more than 1,800 people turned out to explore the history of struggles of ordinary people, to learn about radical figures who led social movements and to debate theoretical questions that can help us change the world.

Join us for more than 100 talks on issues such as: What is the Real Marxist Tradition?, Race in the Obama Era, Capitalism, Climate Change, and the Future of Humanity, Abortion and Women's Liberation, and Building a New Left in the Obama Era.

Don't miss the chance to meet, talk and socialize with hundreds of others like you who want to build an alternative to a system of greed, racism, war and oppression.

Featuring:

MIKE DAVIS, historian and socialist activist whose books include In Praise of Barbarians; BRIAN JONES, actor and activist in New York City, and a frequent guest on GRITtv; SONALI KOLHATKAR, host, "Uprising", KPFK-FM, Los Angeles; ALAN MAASS, editor, Socialist Worker; JEREMY SCAHILL, contributor to The Nation and author, Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army; LILIANA SEGURA, AlterNet staff writer on civil rights and liberties; JEFFREY ST. CLAIR and JOSHUA FRANK, authors, Greenscare: The New War on Environmentalism; DAVE ZIRIN, sportswriter and author, A People's History of Sports in the United States; and many more!
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