Featuring leading anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan and an eye-witness report from Wisconsin
From Egypt to Wisconsin, working-class people are rising up against injustice. Massive strikes and demonstrations rocked Europe’s ruling elites last year. Popular uprisings have toppled and challenged dictators and “free-market” policies across the Arab world. Now workers and youth in Wisconsin and across the U.S. have begun to fight back against budget cuts in education and healthcare enacted by both Republicans and Democrats.
The Northwest Socialism Conference will be a rare opportunity to learn about, discuss, and debate the global movement for economic and social justice and how to take our struggles forward. Don’t miss this chance to get involved, meet, and talk with grassroots activists fighting to create a better world!
CINDY SHEEHAN lost her son to the Iraq war and attracted international media attention in 2005 when she camped outside of President Bush's ranch to ask him why he had sent her son to die in Iraq. When Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi refused to impeach Bush for his crimes, Sheehan decided to run for Pelosi's seat as an Independent, coming in second out of 7 candidates, winning 17% of the vote.
PHILIP LOCKER is a national organizer for Socialist Alternative and an editorial board member for Justice newspaper. He recently returned from the struggle in Madison where he helped organize the mass student walkouts in Madison against Governor Walker’s union-busting legislation. You can read his articles at www.SocialistAlternative.org
10:30 AM: Bagels and Coffee
11:00 AM: A New Wave of Class Struggle from Cairo to Madison
2:00 PM: Featured Speaker Cindy Sheehan - Challenging Corporate Control of Politics
4:15 PM: Debate: A Year of Disaster – Can Capitalism Solve the Environmental Crisis?
Suggested Donation: $10 (no one turned away)
For more info: www.SocialistAlternative.org * email@example.com * (206) 526-7185
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