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Socialism 2013 - June 27-30, Chicago

Thursday, June 27, 2013
11:45 PM - 11:45 PM
Event Type:
Oakland ISO
Location Details:
Chicago, IL

Crowne Plaza Hotel & Conference Center – Chicago O’Hare

Millions of people have come to the understanding that capitalism is no longer working. From extreme weather caused by climate change and the relentless drive to slash workers’ living standards to the epidemic of police brutality, the signs of a society in crisis are all around us. The question isn’t whether society has run amok; the question is what to do about it.

The Socialism 2013 conference will bring together hundreds of activists from across the U.S., and around the world, to tackle the many discussions and debates that confront anyone interested in changing the world. How can women’s liberation and LGBT equality be won? What will it take to win real justice for immigrant workers? Can organized labor make a comeback? What lessons can be learned from the revolutions shaking the Middle East? Why is Marxism relevant today?

Featured speakers include teachers on the front lines of the fight to defend public education, anti-racist fighters against police brutality and the New Jim Crow, trade unionists, Marxist authors, radical historians, and much more. Start making your plans to attend.

More than 100 meeting. Read a list of topics here:

Speakers include: Ali Abunimah | Ian Angus | Antonis Davanellos | Sue Ferguson | Glenn Greenwald | Jesse Hagopian | Sarah Jaffe | Brian Jones | Deepa Kumar | Paul LeBlanc | Scott McLemee | David McNally | China Mieville | John Riddell | Jen Roesch | Liliana Segura | Richard Seymour | Ahmed Shawki | Michael Steven Smith | Sharon Smith | Lee Sustar | Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor | Suzanne Weiss | Sherry Wolf | Dave Zirin | and more

Register today:

Registration is $80 but financial aid is available. The Bay Area ISO will be fundraising to allow as many people from the Bay to attend as possible. Get in touch with us to coordinate financing, transportation, housing, or just to get more info about the conference: laney [at]

Socialism 2013 is sponsored by the Center for Economic Research and Social Change (publisher of International Socialist Review and Haymarket Books). Cosponsored by: The International Socialist Organization (publisher of Socialist Worker and Obrero Socialista).
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