Socialism 2006

Build the Left, Fight the Right

Socialism 2006

June 22–25, 2006 Columbia University, New York City
http://www.socialismconference.org/

A weekend of debate, discussion, and entertainment

What you’ll find at Socialism 2006

NEARLY 100 MEETINGS on topics ranging from Marxist theory to the politics of
sports.
BOOKFAIR, FILMS, entertainment…and dance parties.

JOIN WITH…

Justin Akers Chacón and Mike Davis, authors, No One Is Illegal!
Anthony Arnove, author, Iraq: The Logic of Withdrawal
Phil Gasper, editor, The Communist Manifesto: A Road Map to History’s Most
Important Political Document
Amy Goodman, host, Democracy Now!*
Sam Farber, author of The Origins of the Cuban Revolution Reconsidered
Joshua Frank, author, Left Out!
Suheir Hammad, poet and spoken-word artist
Toufic Haddad and Tikva Honig-Parnass, authors of Between the Lines, a forthcoming
book on Palestine
Mike Marqusee, author, Wicked Messenger: Dylan in the 1960s
Marlene Martin, national director, Campaign to End the Death Penalty*
Giuliana Sgrena, journalist, Il Manifesto and author of Friendly Fire*
Ahmed Shawki, editor, International Socialist Review*
Sharon Smith, columnist, Socialist Worker, and author of Subterranean Fire
Toni Smith, Manhattanville College basketball player who protested the Iraq War on
court*
Etan Thomas, Washington Wizards’* center/power forward and author, More Than an
Athlete
Elizabeth Wrigley-Field, national coordinating committee, Campus Antiwar Network*
David Williams, author, A Peoples’ History of Civil War
The Welfare Poets, hip hop artists and activists*
Dave Zirin, Nation.com* sports columnist and author, What’s My Name Fool?
AND MANY MORE…
*affiliations for identification only

AN ENTIRE U.S. city is nearly destroyed while the Bush administration fiddles.
Politicians in Washington cut Medicaid and student loans while they add to the nearly
$500 billion tab for an overwhelmingly unpopular war in Iraq. Bigots like the
Minutemen scapegoat immigrant workers while anti-abortionists try to strip women
of the right to choose. Meanwhile, the Democrats seem to offer no alternative to

Bush’s attacks.

Clearly, the need for an alternative on the left—an alternative that speaks to the
millions of ordinary people who are fed up with war, attacks on workers, and threats
to our civil rights—is more pressing than ever. Building that alternative is up to
us—and Socialism 2006 is a great place to start.

Socialism 2006 provides a place where activists from today’s fights against the Right
can come together to discuss how we can rebuild the Left and win a world where
ordinary people will decide the priorities of our society. Join us in New York for a
weekend of more than 100 meetings on all sorts of topics, plus a book fair, activists’
tables, parties, and entertainment!

SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2006
6pm—10pm. Registration at Alfred Lerner Hall, Columbia University, 2920 Broadway
(Broadway at 114th)
8pm. Evening forums
9:30pm—midnight. Reception with cash bar

FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 2006
8:30am—9:30am. Registration at Alfred Lerner Hall, 2920 Broadway (Broadway at
114th)
9:30am—12:30pm. Meetings
12:30pm—1:30pm. Lunch
1:30—5:30pm. Meetings
7:30pm. Evening forum
9:30pm—1am. Party with cash bar

SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 2006
8:30am—9:30am. Registration at Alfred Lerner Hall, 2920 Broadway (Broadway at
114th)
9:30am—12:30pm. Meetings
12:30pm—1:30pm. Lunch
1:30—5:30pm. Meetings
7:30pm. Evening forum
9:30pm—1am. Party with cash bar

SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 2006
9:30am—10:30pm. Registration at Alfred Lerner Hall, 2920 Broadway (Broadway at
114th)
10:30am—12:30pm. Meetings
1:00pm – 2:00 pm Final rally

REGISTRATION
Registration Rates
Early registration (online only—by May 1) $85
Regular registration—whole conference $100
Two day pass $70
Single day pass $35
Single session $10

Online Registration

Visit http://www.socialismconference.org/register.html

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Write: Socialism 2006, c/o ISR, P.O. Box 258082, Chicago, IL 60625
Call: 773-583-8665
E-mail:info@socialismconference.org
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Ashley Smith
ashley05401@yahoo.com