Socialism is alive, even if not well. Well enough, that it is not going to kick the bucket any time in the forseeable future.
Here is an excerpt from the most recent post of worldsocialistwebsite. Just click here for a link to the whole site.
“Evading the responsibility of capitalism for the economic breakdown, the Obama administration insists that there is no alternative to his policy of multi-billion dollar bailouts of the banks and rich investors. In practice, this means placing the full burden of the economic crisis on working people. While the Obama administration protects the super-rich from the consequences of their reckless financial speculation, the working class pays for the failure of capitalism with rising unemployment, pay cuts, foreclosures and the destruction of vital social services.
The World Socialist Web Site, the Socialist Equality Party (US) and the International Students for Social Equality are sponsoring a series of conferences on “The World Economic Crisis, the Failure of Capitalism, and the Case for Socialism” in Ann Arbor, Michigan, New York City, and Los Angeles, California. The purpose of these conferences is to examine the origins of the economic crisis and discuss the necessary program and perspective for a new socialist movement of the American and international working class.”
There is something a little jarring about charging people to come to these meetings but I am sure there is a good explanation.
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Saturday, April 25
10 am – 5 pm
Anderson Room of the Michigan Union
530 S. State Street
New York, New York
Sunday, May 3
10:30 am – 5:30 pm
Roosevelt Hotel, Sutton Suite
45 E 45th Street (near Madison Avenue)
Los Angeles, California
Sunday, May 10
12:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Deneve Plaza, Plaza Room B
University of California, Los Angeles
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