Friday, April 10, 2009

Last minute notice

From: Women Against Military Madness
Subject: Socialism/capitalism 4.11 12noon

Socialist Minnesota: A Conference to Confront Capitalism Saturday, April 11, Noon to 6:00 p.m. University of Minnesota, Coffman Memorial Union, 300 Washington Avenue Southeast, Minneapolis.

Noon (Forum) "Bailout Workers, Not Wall Street! What strategy to confront the economic crisis?" Speakers: Dean Gunderson, State bargaining committee representative for the Minneapolis Association of Professional Employees
(MAPE) Local 501; Brett Hoven, St. Paul Ford Assembly Plant worker-activist, United Auto Workers Local 879; Angel Gardner, Barista-organizer with the Starbucks Workers' Union drive; Alec Johnson, Metro Transit worker-activist with Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1005.

2:30 p.m. (Workshops) "Climate in Crisis: Is there a solution under capitalism?"; "The End of Empire?: Will Obama transform U.S. foreign policy?"; "The Struggle for Marriage Equality: GLBT politics in the era of Republican decline."

4:00 p.m. (Forum) "The S- Word Re-Emerges: What Socialism Really Means"
Speakers: WAMM member, April Knutson, Professor of Marxism at the University of Minnesota, contributor to the journal, Science, Nature, and Society; David Riehle, Social activist, historian of 1934 Minneapolis Truckers strike, United Transportation Union Local 650; Tyron Moore, editorial committee member for Justice newspaper, organizer for Socialist Alternative.

Sponsored by: Socialist Alternative. Endorsed by: WAMM. FFI: Call 612-760-1980, email or visit

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