Organizing Meeting: 10th Anniversary of Afghanistan War + Resisting NATO and G8

10th Anniversary of the Afghanistan Invasion
Call for a Midwest Regional Convergence

OCTOBER 2011 is the 10th anniversary of the United States invasion of Afghanistan―America’s longest war―the “good war” that President Obama counter-posed to President Bush’s “bad war” in Iraq. 

Few in this country or abroad now see the Afghanistan war as any better than the criminal war on Iraq, and the Wikileaks revelations have shown the deep cynicism and contempt for human rights that is the driving force behind U.S. foreign policy in every region, regardless of presidential administration.

My Mom, Mother of Israel

My Mom, Mother of Israel


"The saddest thing under the sun above,
Is saying goodbye to the ones you love!" Melanie Safka

Anti-troop surge protest clears streets in Downtown Minneapolis to push for withdrawal from occupied Afghanistan

Hundreds of people turned out to protest the escalation of war in Afghanistan as rush hour filled downtown Minneapolis streets Wednesday night. Marchers convened in the southwest corner of Loring Park at 5:30pm and then motioned cars aside as they took to the streets heading toward downtown on Hennepin Avenue.

new century war: by Frank, Johnson, George Zhibin Gu ( (顾志斌)、中国和印度会不会挑战国际关系旧秩序?

the rise of China, India vs crisis of the US leadership in the 21st century: opportunities, challenges, conflicts and development

4 books that can change your mind in 2008 about the geo-politic and geo-economic dynamics as well as world competition going on:

Interviews by Jorge Nascimento Rodrigues, editor of Gurus online. tv

2008 Midwest Socialist Conference: Building a Revolutionary Alternative



November 15-16 * Chicago * DePaul University
(Munroe Hall, 2312 N. Clifton)


On November 15, join hundreds of socialists and activists from across the Midwest to discuss today's struggles and building a movement for revolutionary change at the 2008 Midwest Socialist Conference.


*Saturday Morning Plenary
Capitalism in Crisis: Building the Revolutionary Alternative

*Saturday Evening Plenary
Resisting U.S. Empire

*Saturday Workshops
From Boom to Bust: The Economic Crisis Today
Is a Revolution Possible in the U.S.?
What's next in the Struggle for Immigrant Rights?
From New Deal to Raw Deal: Keynesianism to Neoliberalism
Afghanistan: The Right War?
Lock 'em up and Throw Away the Key: Capitalism: Crime and Punishment
Radical Black Workers Struggles of the 1960s
Environment in Crisis: Can the Planet Be Saved?
Capitalism and Sexuality
Harvest of Empire: Globalization and Immigration
How Can We Organize to Fight Back? The Politics of Mass Protest and Direct Action
Marxism versus Anarchism
The Women's Liberation Movement of the 1960s and 1970s
Lenin and Buhkarin on the Theory of Imperialism
After the Elections: The Democratic Party and War
The Fight for Single-Payer Health Care (Patients and Health Care Workers Speak Out)
Why Do We Need a Revolutionary Party?
From Unemployed Councils to Factory Occupations: The Class Rebellion of the 1930s
Introduction to the International Socialist Organization (ISO)

*Sunday "Socialist School" Workshops
Why Capitalism Doesn't Work: The Marxist Theory of Economic Crisis
World Revolution: The First Five Years of the Communist International
The Russian Revolution: When Workers Ran Society
Rosa Luxemburg's The Mass Strike
The Myth of Lenin's Elitism


SHARON SMITH author of Subterranean Fire: A History of Working Class Radicalism in the United States

CAMILO MEJíA of Iraq Veterans Against the War (*for id only)

ACTIVISTS form the front-lines of the struggles against the death penalty, for immigrant rights, for single-payer health care and against the war.

JOE ALLEN author of Vietnam: The (Last) War the U.S. Lost

PHIL GASPER columnist for the International Socialist Review and editor of The Communist Manifesto: A Road Map to History's Most Important Political Document

KEEANGA TAYLOR frequent contributor to Counterpunch, International Socialist Review and Socialist Worker on questions of race and class

ELIZABETH SCHULTE journalist for Socialist Worker newspaper and Socialist Worker Online

ADAM TURL contributor to Socialist Worker and Socialist Worker Online.

DAVID WHITEHOUSE reviews editor for the International Socialist Review



9-10am Registration
10-11am Opening Plenary
11:30-1pm Workshops
1-2pm Lunch
2-3:30pm Workshops
4-5:30pm Workshops
5:30-7:30pm Dinner
7:30-9pm Evening Plenary

Sunday "Socialist School"

11am-1pm Workshops

****REGISTRATION is on a sliding scale of $15-50 (solidarity) donation

****FOR MORE INFORMATION contact your local branch of the International Socialist Organization, call 773-370-4575 or e-mail


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