The world economic crisis has shattered the free-market consensus
that has dominated politics for the last generation. Meanwhile, the end
of the conservative era and the election of the first African American
president have raised expectations among working people that long
overdue change is at hand. With capitalism in crisis, even some in the
mainstream media are admitting that Karl Marx was right.
There has never been a better time for those who want to see
fundamental change to get together to debate, discuss and organize for
a new society—a society based on the needs of the many instead of the
whims of a few. We need to organize a new left to meet the challenge of
this new era.
That’s the purpose that Socialism 2009—expanded to
two sites this year—has set for itself. Gather with activists from
around the world to take part in dozens of discussions about changing
the world: How can we end racism? What kind of organization do we need?
What would a future socialist society look like?
Yes we can organize for socialism in the 21st century! ¡Sí se puede!
Join these invited speakers at Socialism 2009:
John Riddell on Clara Zetkin