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Fight the Right
Date Wednesday November 17
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Ave, Room Business 107
San Francisco, CA 94132
415-320-7416
Event Type Speaker
Emailiso [at] norcalsocialism.org
Wednesday, Nov 17, 7-9pm; additional times & locations Nov 17-18

Bay Area Tour - November 17-18

FIGHT THE RIGHT!

Public Meetings:

The ISO presents Alan Maass, editor of the SocialistWorker.org newspaper & author of "The Case for Socialism," speaking on

THE RIGHT TURN IN U.S. POLITICS: How it happened . . . and what we can do to stop it

Since Obama took office on a strong mandate for progressive reform, we have seen the steady growth of the Right as the Democrats have failed to deliver in the midst of a deepening economic crisis. The Tea Party, once considered a fringe element, has enlivened far right politics, particularly through vicious campaigns of racism against Muslims and immigrants. The Republican Party, which was reeling from a massive electoral defeat just two years ago, has regrouped and retaken the House of Representatives this month. At the same time, however, polls show a majority in this country support a range of progressive causes like legal equality for LGBT people and taxing the rich to pay for social programs. How can these things exist side by side? How can we explain what just happened in the elections? Why did US politics take a right turn? How can we organize to fight the Right and build an independent left in the US?

Fight the Right Meeting Tour:

Wednesday, Nov 17th
* 1pm, Canada College, 4200 Farm Hill BLVD, Redwood City, room 13-117, [co-sponsored by Canada Strikes Back]
* 7pm, SFSU, 1600 Holloway Ave, room Business 107

Thursday, Nov 18th
* 1pm, CCSF, Ocean Campus, room Statler Wing 14, (Take stairs down behind Student Union)
* 7pm, Laney Community College, 900 Fallon St, Oakland, room E-256

For more information, visit norcalsocialism.org or email iso [at] norcalsocialism.org

Sponsored by the International Socialist Organization
socialistworker.org | internationalsocialist.org
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Nov 9th, 2010 12:59 PM

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