Talks at Socialism 2011

The final schedule of talks for Socialism 2011 is currently only available as a PDF file. There have been a number of changes since the following table was last updated:


Friday, 8 pm  
Film showing: "Not Just A Game" Dave Zirin
Wildcat! The 1970 postal workers' strike Tara Lee, Keeanga Taylor
Will China rule the world? David Whitehouse
The Attica rebellion 40 years later Jazz Hayden and Lee Wengraf
A riot of my own: The Clash Nicole Colson
The Civil War: America?s second revolution Donny Schraffenberger
Saturday, 9:30 am – 11 am  
Social movement unionism: How will the labor movement be rebuilt? Sal Rosselli, Ken Riley and Lee Sustar
A nation of immigrants: U.S. capitalism and immigrant labor Diana Macasa
Marxism and the state Todd Chretien
The fight for LGBT liberation Zakiya Khabir
Israel: Watchdog of imperialism Abbie Bakan and Michael Fiorentino
Whither Cuba? Sam Farber
The Iranian Revolution 1979 Shaun Joseph
The legacy of colonialism: How imperialism underdeveloped Africa Matt Swagler
Accumulation by dispossession from Rosa Luxemburg to David Harvey Geoff Bailey
Lenin and the vanguard party Jason Netek
Saturday, 11:30 am – 1 pm  
Wisconsin: The end of the one-sided class war Eric Cobb, Joe Conway, Sam Jordan
Incarceration nation Liliana Segura
Raunch culture: The new sexism Rachel Cohen
The fight for immigrant rights after Arizona Mario Cardenas and others
Marxism, war, and imperialism Ashley Smith
Is water the new oil? Susan Jay
Crime, cops and capitalism Eric Kerl
Pedagogy and liberation Elizabeth Terzakis and Adrienne Johnson
Europe in upheaval: The revolutions of 1848 Jonah Birch
Do movements need leaders? Danny Lucia
The "war on drugs" Helen Redmond
Saturday, 2 pm – 3:30 pm  
The Political-Economy of Doritos: Demystifying the Agro-Industrial Complex Arun Gupta
Mass strikes in U.S. history Sharon Smith
Palestine and the Arab Spring Ali Abunimah
The kids aren?t alright: The global youth revolt Zach Zill, Giovanni Roberto and Natalia Tylim
United front vs. popular front: Marxist strategy and tactics John McDonald
Palante: The story of the Young Lords Marisa Torres
?Obama Care? vs. Single payer Tristin Adie
Is Marxism Eurocentric? Aaron Hess
Imperialism and revolution in Libya, Syria and beyond Rayyan Ghuma, Yusef Khalil and Mostafa Omar
May 1968: The French General Strike Jesse Zarley
Saturday, 4 pm – 5:30 pm  
The future of the Middle East revolutions Ahmed Shawki
The fight for transgender rights Christine Darosa
Class and class struggle in Africa Lee Wengraf
The myth of "humanitarian intervention" Avery Wear
Eugene Debs Anthony Arnove
Lessons of February 1917: Spontaneity and organization Jason Yanowitz, Paul D'Amato, Paul Kellogg
Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, and the Sioux struggle for freedom Michele Bollinger
Do we need to learn to live with less? Becca Bor
Latin America's "pink tide": Are the people in power? Jason Farbman
Marxism and morality Phil Gasper
Saturday during dinner break  
Broken on all sides: Race, mass incarceration and
new visions for criminal justice in the U.S.
A documentary film
Saturday, 7:30 pm  
Revolution and imperialism in the Middle East Ali Abunimah, Glenn Greenwald, Beesan Kassab, Ahmed Shawki, Mostafa Omar
Sunday, 9:30 am – 11 am  
Egypt: The revolution continues Mostafa Omar, Beesan Kassab
Ours to master and to own: Workers? control from the Commune to the present Immanuel Ness
Marxism and postmodernism Dana Cloud
The hidden majority: workers in the U.S. Lichi D'Amelio
Victor Hugo: Literature and revolution in France Megan Behrent
Class struggles in India and Pakistan Snehal Shingavi, Adaner Usmani
The political economy of racism Sid Patel
Have women always been oppressed? Liz Clinton
Russia's Revolutionary Process: 1905-1917 Katie Feyh
Marx's Capital: Exploitation and surplus Petrino DiLeo
Sunday, 11:30 am – 1 pm  
Nuclear madness: Why nuclear power is not a ?clean? option Chris Williams
From anarchism to Bolshevism: Victor Serge
as conscience of the revolution
Scott McLemee
Civil wars of U.S. labor Steve Early and Mike Elk
Marxism and the trade unions Larry Bradshaw
Black Reconstruction in America James Illingworth
Marxism and oppression Justin Akers
The legacy of Stalinism Kyle Brown
Is it enough to "be the change you want to see in the world"? Alex Schmaus
Base and superstructure Jen Roesch
Capitalism and education Sarah Knopp
The Democrats and social movements Ragina Johnson
Sunday, 2 pm – 3:30 pm  
Rebellion to reform in Bolivia Jeffery Webber
Global slump: The restructuring of capitalism Deborah Goldsmith
Marx?s historical materialism Bill Keach
Out on the street: The housing crisis and the movement against foreclosures Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
The labor wars of the 1990s Dan Lane and Sharon Smith
From the Moral Majority to the Tea Party: Understanding the right in the U.S. Adam Sanchez
Is human nature a barrier to socialism? Hannah Wolfe
Martin Luther King Jr.: The last years Marlene Martin
How can Palestinian liberation be achieved? Wael Elasady
Marxism and revolution Joel Geier
Sunday, 4 pm – 5:30 pm  
Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions: The global struggle for Palestinian rights Omar Barghouti
Afghanistan: America's longest war Anand Gopal
?That?s not art?: An analysis of modern art Annie Zirin
Abortion without apology: The case for a new movement Madeline Burrows and Jenny Espino
Consciousness and change: How do workers
become ?fit to rule??
Leia Petty
The student movement against budget cuts Zach Williams, Elizabeth Wrigley-Field, Sarah Pomar
Crisis and class struggle in the age of austerity Lee Sustar
Marxism and political organization Paul LeBlanc
The Portuguese Revolution 1974-75 Dennis Kosuth
Sunday, 7:30 pm  
Sports and resistance Dave Zirin and John Carlos
Civil liberties under Obama Glenn Greenwald
Film showing: "The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman" Brian Jones
Rosa Luxemburg: A revolutionary life Helen Scott
The myths of Zionism Sherry Wolf
People wasn?t made to burn: A story of race and housing in Chicago Joe Allen
Monday, 10 am –11:15 am  
Lenin, Trotsky, and the fight against
the Stalinist bureaucracy
Paul D'Amato
Racism and inequality today: The state of Black America Khury Peterson-Smith
The politics of International Socialism Alan Maass
Lenin, Bukharin, and Luxemburg: The debate on the national question Jeff Bale
Marx's Capital: Capitalism and crisis Hadas Thier
The Industrial Workers of the World Joe Richard
A woman's place is in the revolution: Class struggle and women's liberation Elizabeth Schulte
The Mexican Revolution of 1910 Bridget Broderick
Is violence ever justified? Monique Dols
Marxism and the future socialist society Kirstin Roberts
Monday, 11:45 am –1 pm  
Malcolm X: A life of reinvention Brian Jones
Trotsky?s theory of permanent revolution Shaun Harkin
Sitdown! The rise of the CIO Leighton Christiansen
The betrayal of Haiti Jesse Hagopian
Challenging the new ?Jim Crow? Mark Clements and Leela Yellesetty
Standing up to Islamophobia Deepa Kumar
Democracy or plutocracy: How corporations rule America Lance Selfa
Capitalism and sexuality Keegan O'Brien and Jessica Hansen-Weaver
Introduction to the ISO To be announced
The rise of the far right in Europe Leon Cremieux
Monday, 2 pm – 3 pm  
The future in the present: Building revolutionary organization To be announced