Monday, July 6, 2009

Important Announcement

We support and are participants in this event.

We want to make our position clear. There must be no attacks on Barack Obama or the policies of his administration from the left.

Sam Webb
National Chair, CPUSA

Subject: Carl Davidson on Left Strategy July 21

Join Carl Davidson, Eric Shih and Michelle Foy for a discussion of left strategy July 21...


Longtime radical Carl Davidson has played a leading nationwide role in developing the Progressives for Obama project and serves as its webmaster. His articles "The Bumpy Road Ahead: New Tasks of the Left Following Obama's Victory" (URL below) and "What Next for Progressives for Obama" (co-authored with Bill Fletcher, Jr, URL below.), have been central to recent strategic debates on the left. Come hear Carl present his views about the current political moment and effective strategies for building strong progressive movements and a revitalized left.

Crisis in the Left:


Tuesday, July 21, 7 pm

Centro Del Pueblo 474 Valencia St San Francisco

(between 15th and 16th/near 16th St. BART)

An extensive discussion period will be kicked off by two Bay Area activists who will comment on Carl's proposals and talk about their implications for the Bay Area left and progressive movements: ERIC SHIH of the School of Unity and Liberation (SOUL) and MICHELLE FOY of Freedom Road Socialist Organization.

We also want to let you know that the texts of several presentations at recent Ad Hoc Committee events are available: Gary Younge's April 30 presentation "Political Highs, Economic Lows: Managing U.S. Decline" and the presentations by Pam Tau Lee and Shaw San Liu on the June 3 "Labor in the Era of Obama" panel. Write adhocleft@earthlink .net and we'll send you copies of any or all of these.

Carl Davidson's "Bumpy Road" and "What's Next" articles can be found here:

http://progressives forobama. net/2008/ 11/19/the- bumpy-road- ahead/

http://progressives forobama. net/discussion- on-our-future/

This program is aimed at fostering dialogue and debate among leftists who see themselves as within the left-wing-of- the Obama motion. If there are people sharing this broad viewpoint who you believe would be interested in participating in this conversation, we encourage you to extend this invitation to them.

Thanks and we hope to see you July 21.

Ad-Hoc Committee: Carl Bloice, Linda Burnham, Max Elbaum, Michelle Foy, Juan Lopez, Calvin Miaw, Giuliana Milanese, Maria Poblet, Tim Thomas, Mei-ying Williams, Steve Williams

The event is free and no one will be turned away for lack of funds, but we will be accepting donations to cover the costs of the event.

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Keep On Keepin' On

'If we do not change direction, we are likely to end up where we are headed.'
- Chinese proverb

'If you don't have a strategy, you're part of someone else's strategy.'
- Alvin Toffler

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