A WORLD TO FIGHT FOR, A WORLD TO WIN: Socialist Summer School 2001
"Now that I'm escaped from a lifetime of civil service - servitude - my mind is open to taking on and thinking about some of these things. This has been a fantastic weekend, and I'm glad I made the trip." -DENIS HALLIDAY, former United Nations humanitarian aid coordinator in Iraq, who resigned to protest UN sanctions against Iraq.
CHICAGO - A WORLD TO FIGHT FOR, A WORLD TO WIN.
Socialist Summer School 2001 - Downtown Chicago, June 14 - 17
What they said about last year's Summer School:
"I thought Socialist Summer School was a blast. I've met some people [here] that I haven't seen since the beginning of the fight for my uncle. It's like one great big family because everybody's fighting for the same thing."
-NORMA BROOKS McROY, niece of Maryland former death row prisoner Eugene Covlin-El and member of the Campaign to End the Death Penalty. Maryland Gov. Paris Glendening commuted Colvin-El's sentence days before the anti-death penalty rally held at Socialist Summer School.
"Now that I'm escaped from a lifetime of civil service - servitude - my mind is open to taking on and thinking about some of these things. This has been a fantastic weekend, and I'm glad I made the trip."
-DENIS HALLIDAY, former United Nations humanitarian aid coordinator in Iraq, who resigned to protest UN sanctions against Iraq.
Featured meetings this year:
SUPPORT THE DEATH ROW TEN, organized by the Campaign to End the Death Penalty, with supporters and family members of victims of police torture on death row in Illinois
AMERICAN INJUSTICE, with MICHAEL PARDUE, recently released from Alabamba prison after almost three decades incarcerated for crimes he didn't commit, and RONALD JONES, exonerated Illinois death row prisoner
THE FIGHT AGAINST RACISM IN BUSH'S AMERICA, with SHARLENE MORRIS, vice president, Penn State University Black Caucus, KEEANGA-YAMAHTTA TAYLOR of the ISO and others
ON THE FRONT LINE OF LABOR'S FIGHTS, with KENNETH RILEY, president of the International Longshoreman's Association Local 1422, on the Charlston Five, dockworkers from South Carolina facing prosecution following a police attack on their picket line
CLASS STRUGGLES IN LATIN AMERICA with OSCAR OLIVERA, executive director of the Cochabamba (Bolivia) Federation of Factory Workers and the leader of the fight in Cochabamba to stop water privatization, and DIRCEU TRAVESSO, national executive, Central Unica does Tabalhadores (CUT) of Brazil
FIGHTING CORPORATE POWER with CHIE ABAD, former sweatshop worker and union organizer
THE END OF THE MIRACLE ECONOMY, with DOUG HENWOOD, editor of Left Business Observer
THE GREEN PARTY MOVEMENT, with HOWIE HAWKINS, Syracuse (NY) Greens
SOLIDARITY AND STRUGGLE AROUND THE WORLD, with activists from Mexico, Canada, South America, Europe and the U.S.
AFTER QUEBEC: WHERE DOES THE GLOBAL JUSTICE MOVEMENT GO FROM HERE? With SOREN AMBROSE, 50 Years is Enough; KEVEN DANAHER, Global Exchange; MEREDETH KOLODNER of the International Socialist Organization and the New York Coalition to Stop the FTAA
AHMED SHAWKI, editor of the International Socialist Review
RESISTANCE IN MEXICO AND ORGANIZING ACROSS BORDERS, with JAIME COTA, Workers Information Center in Tijuana, Mexico; CARMEN VALDEZ, Factor X group of women maquiladora workers; ALEJANDRO KURCZYN of the Frente Zapatista; and other Mexican activists
IN DEFENSE OF LENINISM, with SHARON SMITH, columnist for Socialist Worker
REBUILDING THE UAW, with rank and file activists
THE STRUGGLE FOR PALESTINE, with SOUAD DAJANI, Grassroots International, and NADIA HIJAB, author of Citizens Apart: A Portrait of Palestinians in Israel
THE LIMITS OF ANARCHISM, with SHERRY WOLF, coauthor of Abortion Rights: Lessons for a New Struggle
BLACK POWER IN THE UNIONS IN THE 1970s, with DAN GEORGAKAS, coauthor of Detroit: I Do Mind Dying
sponsored by the
INTERNATIONAL SOCIALIST ORGANIZATION
CENTER FOR ECONOMIC RESEARCH AND SOCIAL CHANGE
Visit us at www.internationalsocialist.org and register on-line at www.socialistsummerschool.org
call 773 583 8665
Socialist Summer School 2001 is at the Congress Plaza Hotel at 520 S. Michigan Avenue in the Loop.
phone: 773 583 8665
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