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2007 Midwest Socialist Conference: Building a Revolutionary Alternative

The 2007 Midwest Socialist Conference, “Building a Revolutionary Alternative” is a two-day event in early November that will bring together socialists and other activists involved in struggles across the region...
2007 Midwest Socialist Conference
Building a Revolutionary Alternative

November 3-4
Univ. of Illinois-Chicago
750 S. Halsted

(Saturday registration begins at 9am. First workshops begin at 10am)

The 2007 Midwest Socialist Conference, “Building a Revolutionary Alternative” is a two-day event in early November that will bring together socialists and other activists involved in struggles across the region: from opposing the war to organizing against the death penalty, for immigrant rights, and for national health care. The conference will discuss how to rebuild a revolutionary alternative to the sick priorities of this system: war, greed and racism.

Soldiers Against War from Vietnam to Iraq
No One is Illegal: Capitalism and Immigration
The Struggle for PalestineCuba: Myth and Reality
The Democrats: The Other War Party?
Engels on the Origins of Women's Oppression
The Fight for National Health Care
What do Socialists Say About Political Islam?
From Malcolm X to the Dodge Revolutionary Union movement: The Rise of Black Power
Gay Liberation and Socialism
The Future Socialist Society
Lenin and the Vanguard Party
Left-Wing Communism: An Infantile Disorder
The Meaning of Marxism
Marxism and the Economy: Why Does Capitalism Go Into Crisis?
Perspectives for Socialists: Between Things Ended and Things Begun
The Racist "Injustice" System: The New Jim Crow?
The Legacy of the 1979 Iranian Revolution
The Rise and Fall of the 1960s Students for a Democratic Society
Where is Venezuela Headed?
Why do Socialists Look to the Working Class?
Black Liberation and Socialism
The 1917 Russian Revolution
Lenin on Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism
Marxism versus Anarchism
State and Revolution
Subterranean Fire: The Industrial Rebellion of the 1930s
Trotsky on the United Front
Women and Socialism: Whatever Happened to Feminism?

***Featured Speakers

Paul D'Amato, associate editor of the International Socialist Review,* author of The Meaning Of Marxism (2006, Haymarket Books*) and of a forthcoming book on Lenin

Alan Maass, editor of Socialist Worker and author of The Case for Socialism (Haymarket Books,* 2005)

Camilo Mejía, former sergeant in the Florida National Guard and the first soldier to publicly refuse redeployment to Iraq. Camilo is now the national chair of IVAW* and author of the new book Road from Ar Ramadi (New Press,* 2007)

Martin Smith, former marine and midwest coordinator of IVAW*

Keeanga Taylor, a long-time Chicago activist and a frequent contributor to CounterPunch* and the International Socialist Review* on issues of race and class

Martín Unzueta, organizer with the Chicago Workers Collaborative* and a member of the March 10 Coalition

Sherry Wolf, a member of the editorial board of the International Socialist Review* and author of a forthcoming book on Socialism and Gay Liberation

*for id only

In Chicago, contact: chicago_socialists (at) yahoo.com

This conference is sponsored by the International Socialist Organization, publisher of Socialist Worker newspaper.

Suggested donation (sliding scale): $10, $20, $30 (depending on income).The Midwest Socialist Conference will be held at the University of Illinois-Chicago campus, 750 S. Halsted, Chicago.

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