[Marxism] ISO Conference

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Thu Apr 22 07:05:34 MDT 2004


SOCIALISM 2004: Ideas to Change the World
June 17-20th; Chicago, Illinois

www.socialism2004.org

What you'll find at Socialism 2004
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

Jerry COLBY—President of the National Writers Union and author of
Into the Buzzsaw: Leading Journalists Expose the Myth of the Free Press.

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

Monique MATTHEWS—sister of Ryan Matthews; innocent man on Louisiana’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 decide 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
International
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
International
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
International
10am-1pm. Meetings
1pm-2:30pm. Lunch
2:30pm-3:30pm. Final rally

www.socialism2004.org
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