Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Northeast Socialist Conference, Oct 23-25

SAVE THE DATE Northeast Socialist Conference October 23-25 New York City Columbia University Every year hundreds of activists and socialists gather at the Northeast Socialist Conference to debate and discuss the struggles before us as well as an analysis of the urgent problems we face and a vision for a different future. With the free-market consensus in tatters and an open debate beginning about how best to organize our society, these discussions are more vital than ever. Plan now to join us the weekend of October 23-25. Discussions will include reports and strategizing from today’s front-line battles. There will also be workshops on the history of radical labor and socialist movements; alternatives to capitalism; US imperialism and solidarity movements around the world. With nearly 50 workshops to choose from, these are just some of the topics that will be featured: *The New Movement for LGBT Equality*The Revolt in Iran*The Politics of Food*Roots of the Economic Crisis*Guantanamo at Home*Gaza: Eyewitness to Destruction*Poor People’s Movements*The Fight for Single-Payer Healthcare*The Future Socialist Society*Social Unionism and the Future of the Labor Movement*Hubert Harrison and Black Radicalism*The Myth of a Post-Racial America*Occupation Rebranded: US Imperialism in the Obama Era*Reform and Revolution*The Radical History of the American Working-Class*What a Sustainable Society Could Look Like*Racism, Sentencing and the Prison System*The Assault on Abortion Rights*Radical Pedagogy vs Charter Schools and Testing: The Fight for Public Education*The Russian Revolution*Sports and Politics*Lenin: Myth and Reality*Student Struggle and the Fight for Socialism*The Communist Women’s Movement in the Comintern Era*and dozens more Confirmed speakers include:Anthony Arnove, Michele Bollinger, Sam Farber, Brian Jones, Fred Magdoff, Scott McLemee, Paul LeBlanc, Jeffrey Perry, John Riddell, Jennifer Roesch, Jeremy Scahill, Helen Scott, Ashley Smith, Members of the Viva Palestina Convoy to Gaza, Dave Zirin Speakers list in formation Website, flyer, brochures and registration details as well as a full list of topics and speakers will be available shortly. For more information, contact nyciso@gmail.com or 646-452-8662