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Socialism 2011: Revolution in the Air - Conference in Chicago

Monday, August 1, 2011 - 2:45pm to Thursday, August 4, 2011 - 2:45pm


Join us for more than 100 talks on topics such as:
Capitalism, Climate Change, and the Future of Humanity * Obama and Black Politics * Is a Second Recession Coming? * Breaking the Siege of Gaza * Is Human Nature a Barrier to Socialism? * The ABC's of Marxism * Can a Revolution Happen Here?

Featured Speakers:
Ali Abunimah * Anthony Arnove * Omar Barghouti * John Carlos * Todd Chretien * Mark Clements * Eric Cobb * Nicole Colson * Dana Cloud * Paul D'Amato * Steve Early *Egyptian Activists * Sam Farber * Joel Geier * Rayyan Ghuma * Anand Gopal * Glenn Greenwald * Arun Gupta * Sarah Knopp * Dan Lane * Paul LeBlanc * Alan Maass * Marlene Martin * Scott McLemee * Immanuel Ness * Khury Petersen-Smith * Mostafa Omar * Helen Redmond * Jennifer Roesch * Elizabeth Schulte * Helen Scott * Liliana Segura * Ahmed Shawki * Sharon Smith * Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor * Jeffery Webber * Lee Wengraf * Sherry Wolf * Elizabeth Wrigley-Field * Dave Zirin

Location is at the Crowne Plaza Hotel & conference Center in Chicago.

Full Conference / $95
Single Day / $35
Single Session / $10

From the Middle East to the American Midwest, working people have come together to make their own history. In 2011, mass mobilizations have ousted seemingly unmovable dictatorships, and hundreds of thousands of U.S. workers have rallied to draw the line against union busting and scapegoating of public-sector workers for budget crises unleashed by Wall Street’s disastrous profit seeking.

After years of devastation in the clutches of the Great Recession, masses of people are discovering their power to change the world. The movements sweeping the Middle East, from Tunis to Cairo to Tripoli, have revived the politics of class struggle and revolution for the 21st century. Instead of cutbacks, unemployment and repression that our rulers offer us, solidarity in struggle shows that "another world is possible."

Socialism 2011 will provide an unparalleled opportunity for new and veteran activists and scholars to discuss what these events mean for our world, and for our own movements today.

Last year, more than 1,500 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.

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

Would you like to bring others from your school, community and/or workplace to Socialism 2011?

Download a flier to get started. If you’d like to talk about with someone on the Socialism 2011 staff about creative ways to build the conference in your area, email, and someone will get back to you.