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Strategies for Liberals and Progressives for the Obama Years


Doug White
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June 11-13 Creating "The Caring Society": A Progressive Alternative to Tea Party Extremism and Corporate Domination of American Politics and Culture

 

Be on the GROUND FLOOR of developing A STRATEGY FOR PROGRESSIVES in the Obama Years. Support Obama to BE the President Americans Thought They Were Voting For & Resist the Corporate Takeover of America: A Unique Strategy Conference Bringing together Religious and Spiritual Progressives with Secular Liberals and Progressives in the Age of Obama to explore strategies appropriate for the complexities of a period in which the failures of the Democrats to present a coherent progressive vision and program has created the space for the rise of a quasi-fascist and racist movement on the Right that threatens to move all of American political discourse in violent and destructive ways, and simultaneously to strengthen corporate dominance. We will address strategy both in response to the immediate crisis of 2010, and also in regard to building a long-term vision of the economic, spiritual, and ethical dimensions of a democratic society that could re-inspire people to fight for fundamental changes and societal transformation beyond the limits of "inside-the-beltway pragmatism" and "being realistic" in terms set by the corporate media.

 

Foci of the conference:

 

A. CORPORATIONS ARE NOT PERSONS AND SHOULD NOT HAVE SAME RIGHTS AS PERSONS

 

B. ENVIRONMENTAL & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AMENDMENT

 

C. GLOBAL MARSHALL PLAN AS A WAY TO END THE WAR ON TERROR AND REPLACE IT WITH A STRATEGY OF GENEROSITY

 

Speakers, Presenters and Workshop Leaders include:

 

Congressmen Keith Ellison and Dennis Kucinich, Rev. Brian McLaren, Sister Joan Chittister,Bill McKibben, Rabbi Michael Lerner, Sharon Welch, Peter Gabel, Rev. James Winkler, Heather Booth, Rev. Conrad Braaten, John Dear S.J., Rev. Graylan Hagler, Rabbi Arthur Waskow, David Korten, Jonathan Granoff, Robert Thurman, Marianne Williamson, Jeremy Ben Ami, Paul Wapner, Svi Shapiro, Josh Weiner, Bob McChesney, John Nichols, Sheri Shapiro, Medea Benjamin, Rev. James Forbes, Lester Brown, Bill Moyer, John Cavanagh, Rob Weissman, Drew Dellinger, Nanette Schorr, Kim Wright, Cheryl Conner, Rebecca Subar, Rabbi Arik Ascherman, Gershon Baskin, Emma's Revolution, Rabbi David Schneyer, and more

 

The San Francisco conference sold out in advance, and that may be true of the D.C. conference which has even less space--so register soon! Click Here to learn more.

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