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June 23: Organizing Opportunities talk/discussion
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There has been quite a lot of talk about networking recently in DSA. We now have Susan Chacin's paper explaining and arguing for this position.
BOYCOTT WAL-MART The country's largest employer is a big part of the reason people who work don't earn enough to live comfortably.
|Saturday, June 23, 2012 7&endash;9 pm||
Redwood Gardens Community Room
2951 Derby St., Berkeley
A talk and discussion with Maria Svart, DSA Executive Director, and Charlie Davidson, East Bay Council Organizaer for MoveOn
Items on this calendar are not necessarily DSA events, officially endorsed by DSA, or held by organizations that endorse DSA! However, we think they may be of interest. You may wish to be aware of the politics of ANSWER, which has organized many of the anti-war protests. They are not DSA's politics, though we agree on stopping the war. DSA is a member of the United for Peace and Justice Coalition.minutes ).
See also the Socialist Education Project.
Here's a report on the initial planning meeting (things have moved on since then).
This continues the process initiated at a weekend retreat in July 2001, reported on under the "minutes" section below. Duane Campbell of Sacramento headed the organizing committee, and Sue Chacin from the East Bay was also a member. Other Californians present were Ross Boylan (SF), Delores Delgado Campbell (Sacramento), Virginia Franco (San Diego), Karl Knobler (East Bay), Maria Pineda (Davis), Michele Rossi (East Bay), Herb Shore (San Diego), and Eric Vega (San Diego).
I am convinced that some of us need to take a broader perspective. The economy in the U.S. is now service and information-based, and networks of various kinds are the basis of production. I am arguing that radicals can build a flexible, responsive movement around our networks and that this kind of movement-building can give us the context in which to develop more agreement on program and strategy.
The heart of the paper is in pp. 19–27, which are also excerpted online in the DSA anti-racism blog
Essay on electability and voting.
Tim Wolforth's discussion document for the Jan 17, 2004 meeting on the Democratic party.
Download Ross Boylan's opinion piece (MS Word 97 or html ) on the power crisis. Then send him your comments. Sample invitation/flyer for power house party (I recommend downloading and printing in graphics program; it will be huge on your screen). It's a partial reprint of an article from the Chronicle plus the invitation. See also the project links for more information, related web sites, and other goodies.
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