[act-ma] 6/17: Wallace Shawn, Chris Hedges, Anand Gopal and more at "SOCIALISM 2010"!
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Fri May 14 14:55:01 PDT 2010
speakers confirmed for the SOCIALISM 2010 CONFERENCE!from BOSTON BRANCH
Playwright and actor Wallace Shawn will be speaking at BOTH
Socialism conferences! He will be reading from and discussing portions
of his critically acclaimed "Essays", published by Haymarket Books.
Also newly-confirmed to speak will be Chris Hedges, Anand Gopal, Dan La Botz,
and Nativo Lopez.
Shawn is an Obie Award-winning playwright and a noted stage and
screen actor (Star Trek, Gossip Girl, The Princess Bride, Toy Story).
His plays, The Designated Mourner and Marie and Bruce, have recently
been produced as films. He is co-author of the movie My Dinner with
Andre and author of the plays The Fever, The Designated Mourner, Aunt
Dan and Lemon, and Grasses of a Thousand Colours.Chris
Hedges is a weekly columnist on Truthdig, and a senior fellow at
The Nation Institute. He spent nearly two decades as a foreign
correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the
Balkans. He worked for The Christian Science Monitor, National Public
Radio, The Dallas Morning News and The New York Times, for which he was a
foreign correspondent for 15 years.Anand
Gopal has reported from Afghanistan on the U.S. intervention there
for The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, the Nation
magazine and a number of other outlets. His dispatches can be found at
La Botz is a prominent socialist, labor union activist, academic,
journalist, and author in the United States. He was a co-founder of
Teamsters for a Democratic Union (TDU) and has written extensively on
worker rights in the United States and Mexico. He is currently running
for a seat in the United States Senate for the Socialist Party of Ohio.Nativo
Lopez is a leading immigrant rights activist in Southern
California. Lopez is the president of the Mexican American Political
Association and the new General Brotherhood of Workers International
Union. He is currently facing prosecution on trumped-up voting fraud
charges. You can read an interview with him about the anti-immigrant
Arizona billhere, and an interview about his work with the workers at
Overhill Farms here.
View all the
speakers who will be at Socialism 2010!
For more information
on how you can hook up with local (Boston) activists attending this conference,
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