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Socialism 2010

Date:
Friday, July 02, 2010
Time:
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Event Type:
Conference
Organizer/Author:
Julie
Email:
Phone:
773-583-7884
Location Details:
Oakland Marriott
1001 Broadway
Oakland, CA

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:

SONALI KOLHATKAR, host, "Uprising", KPFK-FM, Los Angeles; ALAN MAASS, editor, Socialist Worker; 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; CHRIS HEDGES, former New York Times reporter and author of War is a Force that Gives us Meaning; WALLACE SHAWN, actor and playwright, author of Essays; and many more!
Added to the calendar on Mon, Jun 28, 2010 10:37PM
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