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Socialism 2004 Conference, Chicago, IL - June 17-20, 2004

These photos and audio are from the Saturday night Rally Against War and Empire on June 19, 2004 at the conference. The rally drew over 1000 people.

You can this hear this stirring rally (1:37:10 min; 37.4 mb; mp3 file); it's also available as a RealAudio file for dial-up connections. Read about the conference and see photos below..Speakers included Rania Masri, Mike Hoffman, Shujaa Graham, Fernando Suarez Del Solar, Dennis Brutus, Ahmed Shawki and others, with Sherry Wolf warming the crowd and serving as MC.

Click on thumbnail to see larger image and navigate through album using arrows at upper right. (Please bear with us as we add content to this page, e.g. speaker identities.) photos@ 2004 Charles Jenks

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Sherry Wolf served at MC.
 
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Dennis Brutus, South African poet.
 
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Mike Hoffman, co-founder of Iraq Veterans Against the War and member of Veterans for Peace
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Rania Masri, Southern Peace Research and Education Center You can hear her on the occupation of Iraq.(mp3 file; 52:10 min; 18 mb), with Khury Petersen-Smith of the Campus Antiwar Network
 
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Shujaa Graham, former California death row prisoner and anti-death penalty activist.
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Fernando Suarez Del Solar (left), lost his son who stepped on a land mine in Iraq while on active duty. He speaks natinoally and is a member of Military Familes Speak Out. Hector of Chicago provided some translation.
 
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  Gilbert Achcar, author of Eastern Cauldron: Islam, Afghanistan, and Palestine in a Marxist Mirror
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Ahmed Shawki, Editor, International Socialist Review
 
 
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