Why Subscribe ?

Popularise CC

Join News Letter


Face Book

Editor's Picks

Press Releases

Action Alert

Feed Burner

Read CC In Your
Own Language

India Burning

Mumbai Terror

Financial Crisis


AfPak War

Peak Oil

Alternative Energy

Climate Change

US Imperialism

US Elections


Latin America










Book Review

Gujarat Pogrom



India Elections



Submission Policy

About CC


Fair Use Notice

Contact Us

Search Our Archive


Our Site


Subscribe To Our
News Letter

Name: E-mail:

Printer Friendly Version

Socialism 2010

Ideas for Changing the World

A weekend of revolutionary politics, debate and entertainment

June 17-20, Chicago

July 1-4, Oakland


With the economy in shambles and with wars and occupations continuing, the challenge to  change these conditions confronts us all. More than a year ago, millions placed their hopes in  Barack Obama and the Democrats to solve these problems. But after months of broken promises and concessions to conservatives, jobs are scarce, the banks are unregulated, the U.S. still refuses to condemn the murderous attacks by Israel, and full  equality for LGBT people remains elusive.

Socialism 2010—to be held in  both  Chicago and Oakland—will provide an unparalleled opportunity for new and veteran activists and scholars to explore questions about how we got into this mess and how we can get out of it.

Last year, more than 1,800 people turned out to explore the history of struggles of ordinary  people, to learn about radical figures who led social movements and to debate theoretical questions that can help us change the world.

Join us for more than 100 talks on issues such as:  What is the Real Marxist Tradition? , Race in the Obama Era, Capitalism, Climate Change, and the Future of Humanity , Abortion and Women's Liberation,  Breaking the Siege of Gaza,  and Building a New Left in the Obama Era .

Don't miss the chance to meet, talk and socialize with hundreds of others like you who want to  build an alternative to a system of greed, racism, war and oppression.

Featured Speakers:

GILBERT ACHCAR , author, The Arabs and the Holocaust; TARIQ ALI,  writer, filmmaker and an editor of New Left Review;  ANTHONY ARNOVE , co-producer with the late Howard Zinn of “The People Speak”;  PAUL D'AMATO , author, The Meaning of Marxism;  MIKE DAVIS , historian and socialist activist whose books include In Praise of Barbarians; SAM FARBER , author, The Origins of the Cuban Revolution Reconsidered;  JOEL GEIER , associate editor, International Socialist Review;  ANAND GOPAL , Kabul correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor;

JAMES GREEN , author, Death in the Haymarket;  BRIAN JONES , actor and activist in New York City, and a frequent guest on GRITtv;  SONALI KOLHATKAR , host, "Uprising", KPFK-FM, Los Angeles;  PAUL LEBLANC , activist and author, whose books include Lenin and the Revolutionary Party;  ALAN MAASS , editor, Socialist Worker;  MARLENE MARTIN , Campaign to End the Death Penalty;  KEVIN OVENDEN,  eyewitness to the Gaza Freedom Flotilla attack and organizer for Viva Palestina!;  JOHN RIDDELL , co-editor, Socialist Voice (Canada);  HEATHER ROGERS , journalist and filmmaker and author of Green Gone Wrong;  JEREMY SCAHILL , contributor to The Nation and author, Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army; LILIANA SEGURA , AlterNet staff writer on civil rights and liberties;  JEFFREY ST. CLAIR  and  JOSHUA FRANK , authors, Greenscare: The New War on Environmentalism; LANCE SELFA , author, The Democrats: A Critical History; AHMED SHAWKI , editor, International Socialist Review; SHARON SMITH , author of Subterranean Fire and Women and Socialism;  LEE SUSTAR , labor editor, Socialist Worker; SHERRY WOLF , interim governing board, Equality Across America, and author of Sexuality and Socialism;  KEEANGA YAMAHTTA TAYLOR , editorial board of International Socialist Review and frequent contributor on race and class; DAVE ZIRIN , sportswriter and author, A People's History of Sports in the United States;  SOCIALISTS from France, Greece, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, Britain

and many more!

What you'll find at  Socialism 2010 :

More than 100 meetings, a bookfair, films, entertainment, and parties.

Check out  http://www.socialismconference.org  to register and for more information about schedule, housing, and childcare.

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

For more information, email  info@socialismconference.org , or call 773-583-7884