Thursday, 13 November 2008

Socialist Alliance 6th National Conference, Dec 5-7 - Highlights

December 5-7 Geelong Trades Hall, Geelong


Saturday, December 6
Financial Meltdown – What Response?
The financial, environmental and social roots of the crisis
Jamie Doughney (Victoria University) David Spratt (Carbon Equity Project) Lisa Macdonald (Socialist Alliance)

Building the worker, community and environmentalist alliance against the crisis
Dave Kerin (Union Solidarity) John Rice (Adelaide Ecosocialists) Luke van der Muelen (CFMEU, La Trobe Valley), Mel Barnes (Resistance)

What politics and campaigns to rebuild the union movement?
Noel Washington (CFMEU), Chris Cain (WA MUA)*

Latin America’s struggle for a new world
Nelson Dávila (Chargé d’affaires, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela)

The Great Socialist Afghan Feast

Rob Stary (Civil rights lawyer) & Margarita Windisch (Socialist Alliance)

Sunday, December 7
Socialist Alliance Perspectives and Tasks in 2009
Sue Bolton (Victorian State Convener)

• Socialist Alliance tasks in the Indigenous rights movement
Sam Watson (Socialist Alliance Indigenous Rights Spokesperson), Pat Eatock (Aboriginal Rights Coalition)

• Socialist Alliance work in the environment movement
David White (National Environment Coordinator), Cam Walker (Friends of the Earth)

• Strengthening ties with the migrant left
Soubhi Iskander (Communist Party of Sudan, Socialist Alliance), Dr Brian Seneviratne (Fighter for Tamil rights, Socialist Alliance), Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front, Turan Ertekin (Party of Labour, Turkey, Socialist Alliance)

* To be confirmed

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