Paul M. Sweezy

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Paul Sweezy


Paul M. Sweezy is an icon of the US far left.

Scientific and Cultural Conference for World Peace

Paul M. Sweezy was a sponsor of the Scientific and Cultural Conference for World Peace which ran from March 25 - 27, 1949 in New York City. It was arranged by a Communist Party USA front organization known as the National Council of the Arts, Sciences, and Professions. The conference was a follow-up to a similar gathering, the strongly anti-America, pro-Soviet World Congress of Intellectuals which was held in Poland, August 25 - 28, 1948.[1]

Socialist Scholars Steering Committee 1966

In 1966, the following served on the Steering Committee for the Socialist Scholars Conference 1966, held September 9-11 1966, at the Hotel Commodore, New York.[2]

Socialist Scholars Conference 1966

The Socialist Scholars Conference 1966, held September 9-11, at the Hotel Commodore, New York, included panels such as:[3]

Critique of Baran and Sweezy, Monopoly Capital

Dinner Address:

GI Civil Liberties Defense Committee

Circa 1969, Paul M. Sweezy, Monthly Review, New York , was listed as a sponsor of the Socialist Workers Party led GI Civil Liberties Defense Committee .[4]

In The Times Founding sponsors

In 1976 founding sponsors of the Institute for Policy Studies/New American Movement linked socialist journal were;

URPE/Economics Society of the New School Conference on Soviet Union

A "Conference on the Nature of the Soviet Union and Its Role in the World Today" was scheduled for March 17, 1979 in New York City, and was co-sponsored by the Union for Radical Political Economics URPE andthe Economics Society of the New School.

It was divided into both a Morning Session and Afternoon Workshops, to be held at the Washington Irving High School and then the New School for Social Research respectively. The notice appeared in the March 14, 1979 issue of the "Guardian", the U.S. maoist-oriented radical weekly.

Morning Session Speakers:

  • Paul Sweezy - Editor, Monthly Review
  • Victor Perlo - author of forthcoming "Dynamic Stability: The Soviet Economy Today" (and id. Soviet spy, id. CPUSA member), later the open leader of the CPUSA's "Economics Commission"
  • Noel Ignatin - author of "No Condescending Saviors", and (well known marxist)
  • Michael Zweig - SUNY Stony Brook, contributor to "How Capitalism Has Been Restored in the Soviet Union and What This Means for the World Struggle", (another well known marxist)

New American Movement

In 1981, Paul Sweezy, Bobbye Oritz, Harry Magdoff and Jules Geller of the Monthly Review magazine congratulated the New American Movement on the occasion of its 10th anniversary.[6]

Socialist Scholars Conference 1990

The Socialist Scholars Conference 1990, held September 6-8, at the Hotel Commodore, New York, included panels such as:[7]

Is Socialism a Real Alternative in the Third World

Socialist Scholars Conference 1992

Paul Sweezy, Monthly Review, Daniel Singer, European Correspondent for the Nation, Samir Amin, Senegal and Leo Panitch, York University, Toronto were speakers on the Globalization and Delinking panel sponsored by Monthly Review and Socialist Register at the Tenth Annual Socialist Scholars Conference. The conference was held April 24-26, 1992 at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York City[8]

Socialist Scholars 1997

In March 28-30 1997 Democratic Socialists of America convened their annual Socialist Scholars Conference at Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York.

The conference was themed "Radical alternatives on the eve of the millenium".

Invitees were asked to join Doug Henwood, Robert Heilbroner, Paul Sweezy, Harry Magdoff, Bill Tabb, Frances Fox Piven, Robert Fitch, Jane Slaughter and Ellen Meiksins Wood "as they debate changes in the labor movement, Marxist theory, the state of the economy, market socialism, and other areas where theory and practice meet".

Or "listen to the United States' only independent and socialist congressman", Rep. Bernie Sanders, "dialogue with" Joel Rogers of the New Party and In These Times' ....Salim Muwakkil on independent politics..[9].

References

  1. Review of the Scientific and Cultural Conference for World Peace by the Committee on Un-American Activities, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C., April 19, 1949
  2. Second Annual Socialist Scholars Conference program.
  3. Second Annual Socialist Scholars Conference program.
  4. Undated, GI Civil Liberties Defense Committee letterhead circa 1969
  5. [1] In These Times home page, accessed March 6, 2010
  6. 10th Anniversary Booklet for the New American Movement, 1981
  7. Second Annual Socialist Scholars Conference program.
  8. SSE Tenth Annual Conference Program, 1992
  9. http://archives.econ.utah.edu/archives/pen-l/1997m03.d/msg00084.htm