Coalition for a People's Convention

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Coalition for A People's Convention was a front for the Communist Workers Party.

Founding

The short-lived Coalition for a People's Convention, aka The People's Convention, was basically announced in a half-page notice in the Marxist weekly "Guardian", their Book Supplement - Summer 1984, p. 12. It was a Marxist/leftist dominated organization featuring a lot of West Coast Marxists among their members/endorsers. The full notice is reproduced immediately below but with the "narrative" raison d'etre moved from center page to the beginning position in order to make for easier reading.

"Survivalfest 84"

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"Come To Hear And Strategize With Those Changing The 1980's"

  • How can we support each other in electing progressive local candidates?
  • How can we make electoral work serve the grassroots movements for a freeze, for U.S. out of Central America and human needs?
  • How can we over turn the racist dual primary system in the South?
  • Is working inside and outside the Democratic Party a viable strategy and how can it be done?
  • How can we formulate demands to revitalize our basic industries without falling into the pitfall of the chauvinist anti-import solution -- letting U.S. finance capital off the hook?

SPEAKERS:(partial list)

PARTICIPANTS: (Partial List)

ENDORSERS - BAY AREA (Partial List)

NATIONAL ENDORSERS (Partial List)

{end of lists)

"For more information call or write: "Coalition for A People's Convention", (415) 536-2200 or 644-8115, 3125 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA, 94705

Large type at bottom of notice: "THE PEOPLE'S CONVENTION", July 13-16, 1984, Laney College, Oakland, California

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