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  • emImagine Living in a Socialist USAem
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    Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA

    Editors and contributors of the book Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA talked about problems with capitalism and what it would be like to live in a socialist America. This event was hosted…

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  • Panel Discussion on emIf Mayors Ruled the Worldem
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    Panel Discussion on If Mayors Ruled the World

    Benjamin Barber talked about his book, If Mayors Ruled the World, in which he examined public policy and problem-solving efforts at the municipal level. He argued that more should be done to push…

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  • emThe Obama Syndromeem
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    The Obama Syndrome

    Tariq Ali takes a critical look at Barack Obama’s presidency. He argues that President Obama has continued, without much change, George W. Bush’s war on terrorism and has repeatedly capitulated…

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  • Elections and Protest Movements
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    Elections and Protest Movements

    Frances Fox Piven talked about the 2004 elections and addressed charges of voter fraud and voter suppression, the latter of which she said has a long history in the United States. Professor Piven argued that new…

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  • Future of Progressive Politics
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    Future of Progressive Politics

    Progressive Democratic Party leaders talked about the role of the progressive wing of the party, the legacy of the late Senator Paul Wellstone, voter mobilization in the 2004 general…

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  • National Civil Rights Symposium Part 2
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    National Civil Rights Symposium Part 2

    Participants discussed the impact of the Voting Rights Act on minority participation in the political system. They focused on a variety of issues, including recent court cases concerning…

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  • National Civil Rights Symposium Part 1
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    National Civil Rights Symposium Part 1

    Participants discussed the impact of the Voting Rights Act on minority participation in the political system. They focused on a variety of issues, including recent court cases concerning…

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  • Republican Contract with America
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    Republican Contract with America

    The coalition held a three day conference, called "Defending the Family: Strategies for Economic Justice and Hope". In this forum, the participants examined the Republicans Contract with…

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  • Whose Party Is It Anyway
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    Whose Party Is It, Anyway?

    Speakers discussed winning the presidency and moving the Democratic Party to a more progressive platform.

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