[IMC-Boston-Announce] Socialism 2010 Conference: Ideas for Changing the World
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*Ideas for Changing the World*
*Revolutionary politics, debate and entertainment*
*June 17-20, Chicago*
*July 1-4, Oakland*
With the economy in shambles and with wars and occupations continuing, the
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
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
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
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*,
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.
*GILBERT ACHCAR*, author, The Arabs and the Holocaust; *TARIQ ALI,* writer,
filmmaker and an
editor of New Left Review; *ANTHONY ARNOVE*, co-producer with the late
Howard Zinn of “The
People Speak”; *PAUL D’AMATO*, author, The Meaning of Marxism; *MIKE DAVIS*,
socialist activist whose books include In Praise of Barbarians; *SAM FARBER*,
Origins of the Cuban Revolution Reconsidered; *JOEL GEIER*, associate
Socialist Review; *ANAND GOPAL*, Kabul correspondent for the Christian
*JAMES GREEN*, author, Death in the Haymarket; *BRIAN JONES*, actor and
activist in New York
City, and a frequent guest on GRITtv; *SONALI KOLHATKAR*, host, "Uprising",
Angeles; *PAUL LEBLANC*, activist and author, whose books include Lenin and
Revolutionary Party; *ALAN MAASS*, editor, Socialist Worker; *MARLENE MARTIN
*, Campaign to
End the Death Penalty; *JOHN RIDDELL*, co-editor, Socialist Voice (Canada);
*ROGERS*, journalist and filmmaker and author of Green Gone Wrong; *JEREMY
contributor to The Nation and author, Blackwater: The Rise of the World's
Mercenary Army;* LILIANA SEGURA*, AlterNet staff writer on civil rights and
*ST. CLAIR* and *JOSHUA FRANK*, authors, Greenscare: The New War on
*LANCE SELFA*, author, The Democrats: A Critical History; *AHMED SHAWKI*,
International Socialist Review; *SHARON SMITH*, author of Subterranean Fire
and Women and
Socialism; *LEE SUSTAR*, labor editor, Socialist Worker; *SHERRY WOLF*,
board, Equality Across America, and author of Sexuality and Socialism; *KEEANGA
*TAYLOR*, editorial board of International Socialist Review and frequent
on race and class; *DAVE ZIRIN*, sportswriter and author, A People’s History
of Sports in the
United States; *SOCIALISTS from France, Greece, Brazil, Argentina,
and many more!
*What you’ll find at Socialism 2010:*
More than 100 meetings, a bookfair, films, entertainment, and parties.
Check out *http://www.socialismconference.org*<http://www.socialismconference.org/>to
register and for more information about
schedule, housing, and childcare.
The *Center for Economic Research and Social Change*
Publisher of the* International Socialist Review <http://isreview.org/>* and
*Haymarket Books* <http://www.haymarketbooks.org/>*.*
The *International Socialist Organization*
Publisher of *Socialist Worker* <http://www.socialistworker.org/>
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