Monday, 24 November 2008

Easter 2009 Conference: World At a Crossroads - Fighting for Socialism in the 21st Century

World At a Crossroads:

Fighting for Socialism in the 21st Century

April 10-13 (Easter), 2009 - Sydney

Venue: Sydney Girls High School

Sponsored by Green Left Weekly

A conference that brings together progressive activists and thinkers from around Australia, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and North America in dozens of panel presentations and workshops over four days to discuss the urgent questions of our time, including:

* The capitalist economic crisis: Putting people and planet before corporate profits

* Stopping global warming: Social change, not climate change

* Emerging alternatives to capitalism and war: The Venezuelan revolution & anti-imperialist rebellion in Latin America

* Organising to fight for a better world: Building mass movements, alliances and parties

International guest speakers include:

MICHAEL LEBOWITZ from Venezuela - Director of the program in "Transformative Practice and Human Development" at the Centro Internacional Miranda in Caracas, Venezuela; Professor Emeritus of economics at Simon Fraser University in Canada; and author of Build it Now: 21st Century Socialism and Beyond Capital: Marx's Political Economy of the Working Class, winner of the Isaac Deutscher memorial prize for 2004.

LUIS BILBAO from Venezuela/Argentina - Long-time social movement leader in Latin America; journalist for numerous international news publications; professor of Political Economy and International Politics at TEA, School of Journalism; founding editor of the Venezuelan monthly América XXI; author of 16 books, most recently Venezuela in Revolution: the rebirth of socialism; and currently a central participant in the construction of the mass United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) and the Union of South American States.

IAN ANGUS - Editor of Climate and Capitalism and associate editor of Socialist Voice; founder of the Ecosocialist International Network; director of the Socialist History Project; and author of: Canadian Bolsheviks: The Early Years of the Communist Party of Canada; Food Crisis: World Hunger, Agribusiness & the Food Sovereignty Alternative; How to Avoid Action on Climate Change: The fine art of greenwash in Canadian politics; and Confronting the Climate Change Crisis.


For more information and conference registration details:


Email or

Phone (02) 9690 1230

Organised by the Democratic Socialist Perspective and Resistance

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