AKSC Annual Conference 2018
Saturday, Sep 08, 2018 | 9.00 AM to 6.00 PM
“Odd Fellows Cupertino 70”
20589 Homestead Road, Cupertino, CA 95014, USA
Thank you for all your overwhelming support for AKSC activities and programs for the past two years. We hold an annual conference to debate and discuss and formulate the right strategy and tactics to advance our program in the coming years.
This conference is taking place against a very important backdrop. While the right-wing forces across the globe, and especially in the United States and in India, are growing bolder and stronger, there is also a strong resistance growing against them. In the USA anti-fascist and anti big corporate monopolies especially in banking & insurance and health care with the slogan of ‘free health care and free education to all’ are challenging the ideological bankruptcy within the Democratic Party. This has led to the rise of young progressive democratic socialists such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (28), Summer Lee (30), and Sara Innamorato (32) and others who are supported and endorsed by Democratic Socialists of America. Democrats who defy corporate money organize themselves as Justice Democrats.
In India, seat sharing arrangements of secular and progressive parties in by-elections has defeated RSS/BJP in Kairana, Gorakhpur and Phulpur parliamentary seats and Noorpur assembly seat in Uttar Pradesh. RSS/BJP is NOT able to gain a single parliamentary seat in 27 by-elections held since 2014 across 15 states while it has lost 9 seats. The RSS/BJP’s vote share too has decreased.
History shows us that in the face of such defeats the right-wing will adopt more divisive tactics and adopt new strategies to divide the people. In India, this has manifested itself in the form of mob lynching. So far 109 mob lynchings have been reported between Jan 2014 and Jul 2018. Secular and progressive forces will have to exercise more solidarity to counter an aggressive right-wing.
United struggle against the right-wing on cultural, political, social and economic fronts is the only way to defeat them permanently. Let’s join together and mobilize the oppressed, regardless of caste, class, race, gender, religion, sexuality and nationality to wage a determined united struggle.
AKSC cordially invites you all to attend the conference to show and build solidarity. Please share widely with your friends and relatives.
AKSC Annual Conference Committee
Call: 831-200-3282 , 415-683-0525 and 408-307-8913
Speaker and Session page: https://akscusa.org/aksc-annual-conference-2018
Conference Registration page: https://akscsfba.wixsite.com/aksc-conf-2018-reg