Socialism 2004 - Ideas to Change the World

Starting Date: 06-17-2004
Ending Date: 06-20-2004
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P.O. Box 258082
Chicago, Illinois 60625
United States
608-215-7035
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SOCIALISM 2004: Ideas to Change the World
June 17-20th; Chicago, Illinois
www.socialism2004.org
MORE THAN 100 MEETINGS on topics ranging from Marxist
theory to the politics of Hollywood. BOOKFAIRS, FILMS,
entertainment and parties with live music.
SPEAKERS INCLUDE:
Alexander COCKBURN—co-editor of Counterpunch,
columnist for the Natioin
Mike DAVIS—author of City of Quartz and forthcoming
Planet of
Slums
Robert FATTON Jr.—author of Haiti’s Predatory
Republic: the Unending Transition to Democracy
Rania MASRI—director of the Southern Peace Research
and Education Center
Dennis BRUTUS—global justice activist; ‘poet
laureate’ of 1980s South African Anti-Apartheid
Movement
Achin VANAIK—author of The Painful Transition and
South Asia on a Short Fuse
Jerry COLBY—President of the National Writers Union
and lead contributor to Into the Buzzsaw: Leading
Journalists Expose the Myth of the Free Press.
Monique MATTHEWS—sister of Ryan Matthews; innocent
man on Loui
siana’s Death Row
Lou PLUMMER—member of Military Families Speak Out
and leading organizer of the recent anti-war march
at Fort Bragg
Mike ALEWITZ—author of Insurgent Images and
organizer of the Labor Art Mural Project
Ahmed SHAWKI—editor International Socialist Review
Robert JENSEN—author of Citizens of the Empire
John PILGER—award winning journalist and filmmaker;
author of New Rulers of the Word
Mike MARQUSEE—member British Stop the War Coalition;
author of Redemption Song: Muhammad Ali and the
Spirit of
the 1960s
Tikva HONIG-PARNASS—Israeli activist; co-editor of
Between the Lines
Patrick BOND—author of Against Global Apartheid:
South Africa Meets the World Bank, IMF and
International Finance.
Max ELBAUM—former member of Students for a
Democratic Society in the 1960s; author of
Revolution in The Air
Sharon SMITH—columnist Socialist Worker Newspaper
Howie HAWKINS—Green Party USA National Committee
Marlene MARTIN—Director of the Campaign to End the Death
Penalty
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WHY THIS CONFERENCE MATTERS:
This year, Democrats and Republicans will tell you
that everything depends on who sits in the White
House. But the most important issues for working
people--whether we're sent overseas to fight in wars
for empire or whether we can have a decent standard of
living--aren't on the ballot. So we face a choice. To
accept that we can't do better than what Washington is
willing to offer. Or to fight for a real change from
below--in our workplaces, in our schools and in our
communities.
Socialism 2004 provides a forum where activists from
today's struggles can come together to discuss how to
win a socialist world where ordinary people will
decide the priorities of our society.
More than 100 discussions on today's struggles, the
socialist tradition, political theory and much more
are aimed at arming a new generation of fighters with
the ideas they need to change the world.
You're invited to debate, discuss and dec
ide how to
change the world at Socialism 2004!
SCHEDULE
THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 2004
6pm-10pm. Registration at Holiday Inn Chicago O'Hare
International, 5440 North River Road St. in Rosemont,
Ill., near Chicago's O'Hare International Airport
8pm. Evening forums
9:30pm-midnight. Reception with cash bar
FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 2004
9am-10am. Registration at Holiday Inn Chicago O'Hare
Int.
10am-1pm. Meetings
1pm-2:30pm. Lunch
2:30-5:30pm. Meetings
7:30pm. Evening forums
9:30pm-1am. Party with cash bar
SATURDAY, JUNE 19, 2004
9am-10am. Registration at Holiday Inn Chicago O'Hare
Int.
10am-1pm. Meetings
1pm-2:30pm. Lunch
2:30-5:30pm. Meetings
7:30pm. Evening forums
9:30pm-1am. Party with cash bar
SUNDAY, JUNE 20, 2004
9am-10am. Registration at Holiday Inn Chicago O'Hare
Int.
10am-1pm. Meetings
1pm-2:30pm. Lunch
2:30pm-3:30pm. Final rally
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