6/23 -- The Democrats and 1930's Social Movements & Socialism 2010 Conferece prep!

Wednesday at 7pm, Room B102 
in the UW School of Social Work (Corner of 15th N.E. and N.E. 41st)

In this last meeting before we break to attend our summer socialism 2010 conference in Oakland we will have one section to discuss the Democrats - focusing on the history of the 1930's social struggles, then we will prepare for the conference with time to discuss which workshops we will attend, and begin to brainstorm for summer activities when we return from Oakland.

It's not too late to register and attend the Socialism 2010 conference with our group from Seattle. We still have a few hotel spots open in our rooms, airfare is still fairly cheap, and we may have some people driving. The Socialism Conference and is designed to give people on the left a forum for discussing today's movements, analyzing political and economic developments around us, debating what we can do about it, and learning more about the alternative of socialism.Don't miss one of the most exciting and important left events of the year. If you are interested in attending or would like to set up a meeting to talk about the logistics of going email info@seattleiso.org

Socialism 2010:
Ideas for Changing the World
Oakland, CA, July 1–4  Oakland Marriott
 for all details and to register
 Is capitalism working for you?  If not, register today for the largest radical conference on the West Coast this year.  Choose from 60 workshops, discussions and speeches on a huge range of topics. Plus cultural events and dance parties!  

Over 900 people attended last year’s conference in San Francisco.  This year we’re hosting it at the unionized Oakland Marriott in solidarity with Unite-HERE Local 2’s call to boycott major San Francisco hotels until they agree to give their workers a fair contract. 
Here are just a few of the speakers and topics:
Chris Hedges, ex-New York Times writer - How U.S. Corporations Are Destroying Democracy;  Sonali Kolhatkar – The Truth About the Occupation of Afghanistan;  David Zirin and Nativo Lopez – Here Comes Los Suns: Sports, Resistance & Arizona’s SB 1070;  Sherry Wolf – Sexuality, Socialism and the Fight for LBGT Liberation;  Wallace Shawn – reads from his new book Essays;  Liliana Segura, AlterNet staff writer – Fighting the Criminal Injustice System;  Jeffrey St. Clair, CounterPunch editor – BP, Obama and the Disaster in the Gulf;  Heather Rogers – A Critique of Green Capitalism;  Sal Roselli and Brian Cruz - Class Struggle Unionism:  Can it be Revived?;  Joshua Frank – Clean Coal and Other Myths

A special tribute to Peter Camejo with Matt Gonzalez, Nativo Lopez, Aimee Allison and Todd Chretien to celebrate the release of Peter’s autobiography North Star.

A Friday night mass meeting:  Breaking the Siege of Gaza with Eyewitness Paul Larudee, co-founder of the Free Gaza Movement and the Free Palestine Movement and participant in the Gaza Freedom Flotilla that was attacked by Israel in international waters; along with Dr. Jess Ghannam, Sherry Wolf, and Wael Elesady.

And here are just a few of the dozens of other meetings:
A People’s History of the Russian Revolution  ***  Marxist Economics  ***  Art and Revolution  ***  Trotsky’s Fight Against Stalin  ***  What Would Socialism Be Like  ***  Introduction to the ISO  ***  Education and Liberation – Radical Pedagogy for Teachers  ***  Students and Resistance  ***  San Francisco’s 1934 General Strike  ***  Anarchism – Theory and Practice  ***  Sex Wars:  from McCarthyism to Prop 8 ***  Zapata and the Mexican Revolution  ***  Defending Abortion Rights and dozens more sessions!

What better way to spend your Fourth of July weekend than revitalizing the revolutionary traditions of struggle for social justice.  

Register today!  www.SocialismConference.org
Free child-care.  Limited scholarships available upon prior request.  Wheel-chair accessible.
Sponsored by the Center for Economic Research and Social Change (publisher of the International Socialist Review and Haymarket Books).  Co-sponsored by the International Socialist Organization (publisher of Socialist Worker newspaper and Obrero Socialista)