- 1 Education
- 2 Writing
- 3 ‘Liberation’ Classes
- 4 Agnew In Palo Alto, Demonstrators Announce Plans
- 5 New American Movement
- 6 New American Movement 10th convention
- 7 Tribute to Ben Dobbs
- 8 DSA Conference delegate
- 9 DSA staffer
- 10 DSA Feminist Commission
- 11 DSA National Convention
- 12 DSA member
- 13 Socialist Scholars Conference 1990
- 14 Progressive Forum, Sacramento
- 15 Sacramento "Progressive Forum"
- 16 References
Jim (James) E. Shoch is Associate Professor of Government at Sacramento State.
Jim Shoch hs a Docorate from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Professor Shoch is the author of Trading Blows: Party Competition and U.S. Trade Policy in a Globalizing Era (Chapel Hill, N.C.: University of North Carolina Press, 2001). He has also published articles on American economic, trade, and industrial policy in Political Science Quarterly, Politics & Society, and elsewhere.
Liberation classes were held May 11 1970 in doorways of two buildings at Stanford. Discussion leaders, most of them members and friends of the Pacific Studies Center, will come with signs indicating their discussion subjects to the lawn in front of Encina and the AEL courtyard each hour. The discussion groups will then move to doorways, so that people sitting in can participate. A schedule of classes, leaders, times, and places will be posted at the White Plaza Coordinating Center Desk.
Classes scheduled so far are: 8:00 (Encina) Diarmuid McGuire "The Peace Corps and Imperialism" or "The Chinese Cultural Revolution" (choice) 9:00 (Encina) Kitty Barclay "Radical Ecology" (AEL) Fred Cohen "The New Left and Its Role in Stopping the War" 10:00 (Encina) Jim Shoch "Imperialism in Southeast Asia" (AEL) David Ransom "Stanford" Pacific Basin Strategy, or How the U.S. Did It In Indonesia" 11:00 (Encina) Mark Weiss "Urban Racism + Urban Reform-Urban Workers in Crisis" (AEL) Steve Ela "Science for Whom" 12:00 (Encina) "Labor Crisis in America?" Larry Christiani (AEL) Judy Carnoy "Medical Care—Can We Change It?" 1:00 (Encina) Bill Elkins: "Marxist, Leninist and Maoist Theory" (AEL) Jeff Blum: "Bourgeois Bias in Stanford Psychology Dept. Behavior" 2:00 (Encina) Maureen Cassady "America's 'Old Radicals': The Wobblies, the Socialists, the Women's Rights Movement" (AEL) Jim Shoch: "U.S. Policy in Southeast Asia" 3:00 (Encina) Mary Hanson: "Bobby Seale's Work in Freeing Amerika, or Why We Must Free Bobby."
Agnew In Palo Alto, Demonstrators Announce Plans
Vice-President Spiro T. Agnew spoke to a California Republican Assembly convention at the Cabana Hyatt House in Palo Alto April 1972 in the face of a demonstration planned by the so-called "Committee for Just Rewards." Protesters intended to make a "symbolic attempt" to present a "Mouthpiece of the Empire Award" to Agnew, according to Jim Shoch, a Venceremos member and protest organizer.
The demonstrators planned to rally in the Cabana parking lot to listen to several speakers, including Tony Russo, codefendant with Daniel Ellsberg in litigation surrounding the "Pentagon Papers," Aaron Manganiello, chairman of Venceremos, and a representative from the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee, among others. The dissidents will state three demands: "1) U.S. acceptance of the 7-point plan of the provisional revolutionary government of South Vietnam for peace in Indochina; 2) An end to U.S. political, economic, and military oppression of foreign—particularly third world—nations; and 3) An end to the Nixon administration's domestic policies of political, economic, and racial oppression." New Coalition A coalition of activist groups, including the Palo Alto Peace Union, Venceremos, the Stanford Rehabilitation Movement, the U.C. Berkeley Campus Anti-Imperialist Coalition, and the Palo Alto Tenants Union sponsored the demonstration.
New American Movement
New American Movement 10th convention
In 1981 Bill Barclay, Political Secretary; Beverly Stein, Portland NAM and Jim Shoch, San Francisco NAM led a workshop entitled Chapter Strategies and Coalitional Work at the 10th Convention of the New American Movement. The convention was held in a union headquarters in Chicago and ran from July 29 - August 2, 1981.
Tribute to Ben Dobbs
On Sunday, June 7, 1981, the Los Angeles Chapter of the New American Movement sponsored a Tribute to Ben Dobbs for "His lifelong commitment to socialism". The event was held at the Miramar-Sheraton Hotel, Santa Monica, California. Sponsors of the event included Jim Shoch.
DSA Conference delegate
DSA Feminist Commission
DSA National Convention
Speakers at the Democratic Socialists of America 2nd National Convention, in Berkeley California, included: Nicaraguan Foreign Minister, Fr. Miguel D'Escoto, Mpho Tutu, daughter of SA Anglican Bishop, Desmond Tutu, Marta Petrusewicz, Barbara Ehrenreich, Rep. Ron Dellums, Elinor Glenn, Michael Harrington, Harold Meyerson, Paulette Pierce, David Plotke, Jim Shoch, Beverly Stein, Mel Pritchard, Jim Jacobs, Dolores Delgado Campbell, Guy Molyneux, Cornel West, Gail Radford.
Socialist Scholars Conference 1990
The Democratic Party and Electoral Strategy for the Left
- Sponsor: Democratic Socialists of America
- Bernie Sanders, former mayor, Burlington, Vermont
- Jim Shoch, former Democratic Socialists of America Director
- Christine Riddiough, Democratic Socialists of America Vice Chair; former Director National Gay and Lesbian Clubs
Progressive Forum, Sacramento
A Progressive Election Forum was convened by the Progressive Alliance on Oct.28. 2010, in the Orchard Room. U. Union 12 -2PM.
Professor Jim Shoch, Dr. Ami Bera, students, and more.
- Bera noted that his opponent Dan Lungren has taken over $84,000 from the oil and gas industry, over $248,000 from the financial industry, and in return is doing their bidding in Congress -- voting in favor of a $2.6 billion tax break for Big Oil and against limits on executive compensation for bailed out banks. 
Sacramento "Progressive Forum"
- [The Stanford Daily, Volume 157, Issue 54, 11 May 1970 ]
- [The Stanford Daily, Volume 161, Issue 35, 7 April 1972]
- NAM National Council meeting notice Dec 12 1980
- NAM 10th Convention Agenda, July 29, 1981
- Tribute to Ben Dobbs program, June 7, 1981
- DSA Conference delegate list Oct. 12 1983 update
- DSA membership letter Oct 24 1984
- DSA letterhead April 28 1987
- 1986 DSA Feminist Commission Directory
- Dem Left, Jan/Feb 1986, pages 9-11
- 8th Socialist Scholars Conference, April 6-8 1990, conference program
- Second Annual Socialist Scholars Conference program.
- Prog. Forum blog, Wednesday, October 20, 2010 Progressive Election Forum
- Choosing Democracy blogspot, Friday, October 29, 2010 Ami Bera for Congress
- Democratic Left, Winter 2009