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John Atlas


John Atlas

Democratic Agenda

More than 1,200 people attended the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee initiated Democratic Agenda Conference held November 16-18, 1979, at the International Inn and Metropolitan AM Church in Washington 1 DC. The conference focused on "corporate power'; as the key barrier to "economic and political democracy," concepts many Democratic Agenda participants defined as "socialism.'

The Democratic Agenda meetings attempted to develop anti-corporate alternatives" through influencing the direction of the Democratic Party during the period leading to the July 1980 Democratic National Convention in New York.

Workshops included "Housing:Tenants' Movements" - Nancy Kleniewski, moderator; John Atlas and Ruth Yanatta Goldway.[1]

DSA activist

John Atlas and Peter Dreier were active Democratic Socialists of America members in New Jersey in the mid-1980s.[2]

Campaign for America's Future

In 1996 John Atlas, National Housing Institute was one of the original 130 founders of Campaign for America's Future.[3]

America's Future Now!

Gar Alperovitz was one of the 148 speakers who spoke at the 2010 America's Future Now Conference.[4]

Left Forum 2011

In March , John Atlas addressed a panel at Left Forum 2011, Pace University New York.[5]

Building Solidarity through Community Power: Community-Labor Coalitions:

References

  1. Information Digest, December 14, 1979, page 370/371
  2. [http://www.chicagodsa.org/ngarchive/ng115.html New Ground 115 November - December, 2007]
  3. CAF Co-Founders
  4. Our Future website: Take Back America 2010 Speakers (accessed on July 12, 2010)
  5. Left Forum: Panels (accessed on March 8, 2011)