Socialist Worker report on Socialism2012 - The People’s Record was there and it was awesome!
July 04, 2012
IMAGE: Jeralynn and Adam Blueford speak out at Socialism 2012 for their son, who was killed by Oakland police (SW)
SOCIALISTS AND activists from around the country and the world—representing the battle against austerity in Greece, to the struggle to defend the Egyptian Revolution, the fight against racist police violence, the Occupy Wall Street movement and much more—came together in Chicago from June 28 to July 1, to share the lessons of the last year and build for the resistance to come.
More than 1,300 people attended the four-day conference sponsored by the Center for Economic Research and Social Change, publishers of Haymarket Books and the International Socialist Review and cosponsored by SocialistWorker.org and its publisher, the International Socialist Organization.
The heart of the Socialism weekend was an electrifying panel discussion on Saturday night highlighing resistance to the racist justice system and featuring, among others, the mothers and fathers of young Black men murdered by police, from New York City to the West Coast. In an emotional meeting, they shared the stories of their loved ones— but also their determination to campaign for justice.
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