Varieties of Socialism, Part 1

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 11:00am
Cliff DuRand, Joan Roloff & Arturo Yarish

Bernie Sanders has put the word "socialism" into our current political discourse. Other candidates and the media want to ignore his 'democratic socialism". However, his rallies are drawing huge numbers of young people (and others) who are not afraid of the 'S' word. But what does it mean? A Global Justice panel explores "Varieties of Socialism." Is it the New Deal? Or public ownership of the means of production or just an activist government promoting the common welfare? Is it publically owned facilities? Or is it cooperatives or even communal living? Whatever it is, the billionaire class is afraid of it.

Upcoming Forums & Films

Monday, July 22, 2024 - 1:00pm
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Robert Meeropol
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71 years after the U. S. Government executed Ethel and Julius Rosenberg on charges of “conspiring to steal the secret of the atomic bomb,” is Ethel Rosenberg finally about to be exonerated?

Robert Meeropol, the younger son of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, was six years old in 1953 when his parents were executed. In the 1970s, he... Read more

Monday, August 5, 2024 - 1:00pm
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Book Party
Cynthia Yoder
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Cynthia Yoder's memoir tells her story of working in a new university in Palestine during a time of political strife and upheaval. She describes the joys of life in Palestine against the backdrop of military occupation and the second intifada, which began soon after she arrived in 2000. Rather than give political analysis, the book... Read more

Monday, August 12, 2024 - 1:00pm
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Vijay Prashad
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Each year, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) releases its World Migration Report.  In 2000, it wrote that “it is estimated that there are more migrants in the world than ever before.” Between 1985 and 1990, the IOM calculated, that the rate... Read more