Victor Wallis

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Victor Wallis

Institute for Policy Studies

In 1993 Victor Wallis was listed as a among "former Visiting Fellows and Visiting Scholars and current TransNational Institute Fellows" on the Institute for Policy Studies 30th Anniversary brochure.

Communist "Manifestivity"

On October 30 and 31, 1998 the Brecht Forum presented the "Communist Manifestivity to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Communist Manifesto" at Cooper Union's Great Hall, New York.

Individual endorsers of the event included Victor Wallis.[1] Maisha Perez

One of the many workshops at the Manifestivity was;

Radical Organizing, Then and Now; with Cherrene Horazuk, Steve Duncombe (Lower East Side Collective), August Nimtz, Maisha Perez, Victor Wallis, Monique Washington and Michael X. Moderator: Ron Hayduk

How Class Works

At the How Class Works - 2002 Conference, panels included; 6.4 Class and the Politics of Reform

  • Jefferson Cowie, Cornell University – School of Industrial and Labor Relations

“ The New Deal That Never Happened: Full Employment and the Politics of Class in the 1970s”

  • Donna Harrison, York University, Toronto – Sociology, graduate program

“Double Speak: Canadian State ‘Restructuring’ and the Demise of the West Coast Commercial Salmon Fleet”

“Class Discourse and the End of Reform”

  • Victor Wallis, Berklee College of Music – General Education

“The Environment as a Class Issue”

Open letter to Andy Stern

On May 1 2008, Victor Wallis of Berkeley College of Musicsigned an open letter to SEIU president Andy Stern in protest at SEIU moves force its local United Healthcare Workers into trusteeship.

"We are writing to express our deep concern about SEIU's threatened trusteeship over its third largest local, United Healthcare Workers (UHW). We believe that there must always be room within organized labor for legitimate and principled dissent, if our movement is to survive and grow. Putting UHW under trusteeship would send a very troubling message and be viewed, by many, as a sign that internal democracy is not valued or tolerated within SEIU. In our view, this would have negative consequences for the workers directly affected, the SEIU itself, and the labor movement as a whole. We strongly urge you to avoid such a tragedy."

"Support Bill Ayers"

In October 2008, several thousand college professors, students and academic staff signed a statement Support Bill Ayers in solidarity with former Weather Underground Organization terrorist Bill Ayers.

In the run up to the U.S. presidential elections, Ayers had come under considerable media scrutiny, sparked by his relationship to presidential candidate Barack Obama.

We write to support our colleague Professor William Ayers, Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago, who is currently under determined and sustained political attack...
We, the undersigned, stand on the side of education as an enterprise devoted to human inquiry, enlightenment, and liberation. We oppose the demonization of Professor William Ayers.

Victor Wallis of the Berklee College of Music signed the statement.[3]

Independent Progressive Politics Network

In 2009 Victor Wallis served on the Advisory Committee of the Independent Progressive Politics Network[4].

Thanked by Zweig

"The Working Class Majority: America's Best Kept Secret, Second Edition By Michael Zweig acknowledged Joe Berry, Ron Blackwell, Jim Borbely, Ross Borden, Gene Bruskin, Jeff Crosby, Fernando Gapasin, Penny Lewis, Stephanie Luce, Maria Maisto, Jack Metzgar, Rachel Micah-Jones, Dennis O'Neil, Jay D. Mazur, Steven Pitts, Warren Sanderson, Heidi Shierholz, Craig Smith, Megan Smith, Ralph Trioche, Luis Valenzuela, Victor Wallis, Kris Warner, Devon Whitham, Anne Weigard, and Robert Saute for their help.

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