James Vann

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James Vann


James E. Vann is an Oakland, California socialist.

Frontline Forum

Frontline December 1988

Peter Camejo National Committee for Independent Political Action, Duane Campbell Democratic Socialists of America Anti-Racism Commission, , Gerald Lenoir Line of March, James Vann co chair Berkeley/Oakland Rainbow Coalition took part in a Frontline Forum December 9, 1988 in Oakland "Lessons of the 1988 Election"

Institute for Social and Economic Studies/CrossRoads

In the mid 1990s James Vann served[1]on the Board of Directors Oakland based Institute for Social and Economic Studies- sponsor of CrossRoads magazine, which sought to promote dialogue and building new alliances among progressives and leftists... and to bring diverse Marxist and socialist traditions to bear while exploring new strategies and directions for the progressive political movements.

CoC National Conference endorser

In 1992, James Vann, co-chair NCIPA, Oakland endorsed the Committees of Correspondence national conference Conference on Perspectives for Democracy and Socialism in the 90s held at Berkeley California July 17-19.[2]

Conference on Perspectives for Democracy and Socialism in the 90s

The Conference on Perspectives for Democracy and Socialism in the 90s was the Committees of Correspondence's first national conference held in Berkeley, California July 17-19, 1992.[3]

Workshops that were held at the conference on Saturday, July 18 included:[4]

Electoral What should be the place of electoral activity on the left's agenda? What would be an effective strategy for this year, the 90s and beyond?

Supporting Committees of Correspondence

In 1995 Vann was listed[5] as one of the "CoC members and friends" donating to Committees of Correspondence. He contributed $25.

CoC NCC member

In July 1996 James Vann was a member of the National Co-ordinating Committee of Committees of Correspondence. [6]

People's Progressive Convention

In 1992, a "call" went out to leftist radicals and communist revolutionaries of various orientations to hold a national People's Progressive Convention in Ypsilanti, Michigan, August 21-23, 1992.

Endorsers included James Vann - African Americans for Peace and Justice, Oakland, CA..

1993 NCIPA National Steering Committee

As of Spring 1993, the National Committee for Independent Political Action Steering Committee included James Vann.

Open Letter to Obama on Iran

In 2008 James E. Vann, Former Co-Chair, NCIPA (National Committee for Independent Political Action), Oakland, CA signed an online petition “A Open Letter to Barack Obama on Iran”.[7]

Bay Area New Priorities Campaign

Initiating signers, Bay Area New Priorities Campaign were;

References

  1. Crossroads March 1996
  2. CCDS Background
  3. Conference program
  4. Proceedings of the Committees of Correspondence Conference: Perspectives for Democracy and Socialism in the '90s booklet, printed by CoC in NY, Sept. 1992 (Price: $4)
  5. CoC Corresponder Vol4 No 5 p3
  6. Convention program, July 1996
  7. Open Letter to Obama on Iran
  8. Priorities Campaign website, initiating signers, accessed September 1, 2011