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What You Missed at the National Conference on Socialism 2010

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Post 17 Nov 2010, 18:26
If you want to watch the video's I suggest watching the Keynote Plenary: Tasks and perspectives of the socialist movement (especially Gloria La Riva's speech on the lessons of the USSR & Brian Becker's speech on the PSL in the coming period). Also the Special International Solidarity and Awards Session Fighters for justice, champions of freedom was awesome. It included a speech by Robert King Wilkerson of the Angola 3, Mara Verheyden-Hilliard and Carl Messineo, Partnership for Civil Justice Fund and the most rousing speech by Michale Prysner who is the co-founder of March Forward! An award was also given to Muntadhar al-Zaidi. Overall most of the conference was pretty basic (for a Marxist perspective, i.e. capitalism is bad), the best secession was the Revolutionary Writers' Clinic, which I'll probably make a thread about later. Another note I found interesting was the age of most of the comrades, it was young (mid/late 20s). I was actually shocked that there were so many comrades who were professional revolutionaries as opposed to comrades who were students.

I'm willing to answer any questions or expand on any of the secessions about the Conference.


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What You Missed at the National Conference on Socialism 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010

And if you were there, here's an opportunity to re-live it!

In the United States, the richest 400 people have as much wealth as 50 million households combined. The criminal occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq have cost the lives of over a million innocent people, and thousands of U.S. troops, while costing trillions of dollars. The richest banks and corporations have been bailed out by the government to the tune of $14 trillion, all on the backs of working people. The epidemic of police brutality, checkpoints and immigrant bashing is intensifying as the capitalist state seeks to protect the class it serves.

This is the reality of capitalism. Is this the way it has to be? No. The National Conference on Socialism, organized by the Party for Socialism and Liberation on Nov. 13 and 14 in Los Angeles, discussed an alternative to this irrational and increasingly barbaric system that puts human needs over private profits.
Post 20 Nov 2010, 20:14
as If Capitalism wasn't enough, now we gotta face Globalization
this is getting worse and worse because people can't see we 've got the answer
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