Jim Shoch

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Jim Shoch


Jim (James) E. Shoch is Associate Professor of Government at Sacramento State.

Education

Jim Shoch hs a Docorate from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Writing

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[1].

‘Liberation’ Classes

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."[2]

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.[3]

New American Movement

In 1980 Jim Shoch was a delegate to the December 12-14 Chicago, National Council meeting of the New American Movement[4].

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.[5]

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.[6]

DSA Conference delegate

In 1983 Jim Shoch was a San Francisco, California delegate to the Democratic Socialists of America conference in New York City, October 14-16, 1983[7]

DSA staffer

In 1984 Democratic Socialists of America staff members included Jim Shoch[8].

In 1987 Jim Shoch was a political director of Democratic Socialists of America[9].

DSA Feminist Commission

In 1986 Jim Shoch was listed as National Political Director and West Coast Office Contact for the Feminist Commission of the Democratic Socialists of America.[10]

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.[11]

DSA member

In 1990, Jim Shoch was a member of Democratic Socialists of America.[12]

Socialist Scholars Conference 1990

The Socialist Scholars Conference 1990, held September 6-8, at the Hotel Commodore, New York, included panels such as:[13]

The Democratic Party and Electoral Strategy for the Left

Progressive Forum, Sacramento

Jim Shoch, Ami Bera

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.

It was sponsored by the Faculty Progressive Alliance, Sacramento Progressive Alliance, the Sac State Coalition, CFA-Capitol Chapter, and Capitol Area Progressives.[14]

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. [15]

Sacramento "Progressive Forum"

Jim Shoch, Leisa Faulkner-Barns, Bill Fletcher, Jr., and Congressional Candidate Bill Durston were panelists at a Progressive Forum at Sacramento State University, October 9, 2008.[16]

References

  1. http://www.csus.edu/govt/ShochBio.html
  2. [The Stanford Daily, Volume 157, Issue 54, 11 May 1970 ]
  3. [The Stanford Daily, Volume 161, Issue 35, 7 April 1972]
  4. NAM National Council meeting notice Dec 12 1980
  5. NAM 10th Convention Agenda, July 29, 1981
  6. Tribute to Ben Dobbs program, June 7, 1981
  7. DSA Conference delegate list Oct. 12 1983 update
  8. DSA membership letter Oct 24 1984
  9. DSA letterhead April 28 1987
  10. 1986 DSA Feminist Commission Directory
  11. Dem Left, Jan/Feb 1986, pages 9-11
  12. 8th Socialist Scholars Conference, April 6-8 1990, conference program
  13. Second Annual Socialist Scholars Conference program.
  14. Prog. Forum blog, Wednesday, October 20, 2010 Progressive Election Forum
  15. Choosing Democracy blogspot, Friday, October 29, 2010 Ami Bera for Congress
  16. Democratic Left, Winter 2009