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Conference Highlights

SPECIAL PUBLIC FORUM

Saturday, December 6

Financial Meltdown – What Response?

• The financial, environmental and social roots of the crisis

Jamie Doughney (Victoria University) David Spratt (Carbon Equity Project) Lisa Macdonald (Socialist Alliance)

• Building the worker, community and environmentalist alliance against the crisis

Dave Kerin (Union Solidarity) John Rice (Adelaide Ecosocialists) Luke van der Muelen (CFMEU, La Trobe Valley) Mel Barnes (Resistance)

• What politics and campaigns to rebuild the union movement?

Noel Washington (CFMEU) Chris Cain (WA MUA)*

• Latin America’s struggle for a new world

Nelson Dávila (Chargé d’affaires, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela)

• The Great Socialist Afghan Feast

Rob Stary (Civil rights lawyer) Margarita Windisch (Socialist Alliance)



Sunday, December 7

Socialist Alliance Perspectives and Tasks in 2009

Sue Bolton (Victorian State Convener)

• Supporting and strengthening Indigenous Australia’s struggle for justice

Sam Watson (Socialist Alliance Indigenous Rights Spokesperson) Pat Eatock (Aboriginal Rights Coalition)

• Building the movement for environmental sustainability

David White (National Environment Coordinator) Cam Walker (Friends of the Earth)

• Strengthening ties with the migrant left

Soubhi Iskander (Communist Party of Sudan, Socialist Alliance) Dr Brian Seneviratne (Fighter for Tamil rights, Socialist Alliance) Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front Turan Ertekin (Party of Labour, Turkey, Socialist Alliance)


*To be confirmed

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