Barnard-Columbia International Socialist Organization

February 9, 2010

Thurs 2/11: From ‘Yes we can’ to ‘No we won’t’ : What Happened to Obama’s Promise of Change?

Filed under: ISO Events — Barnard-Columbia ISO @ 2:26 am

Join the Barnard/Columbia Branch of the ISO for this important discussion:

From “Yes we can” To “No we won’t”

What happened to Obama’s Promise of CHANGE?
One year ago, millions of people arrived in Washington DC to celebrate the election of Obama. Hope and “change we can believe in” was on the agenda. However, fast-forward today, and the situation feels very different. Amidst  expanding wars, growing unemployment, and few improvements, more and more people are wondering what happened to “change.”

It’s time to ask the questions:

Why hasn’t the Obama administration delivered on any of its promises? Why does Obama “reach out” to a vocal right wing that gets more confident by the day? Join us for a discussion and debate on what it’s going to take to win change in the Obama era.

Thursday, February 11th, 7:30pm

Columbia University, 405 Kent



For background reading check out these articles from socialistworker.org:

THE YEAR OF FRUSTRATED HOPES
The failure of Barack Obama to accomplish anything that was expected of him is feeding demoralization and anger among his most enthusiastic supporters.
http://socialistworker.org/2010/01/27/year-of-frustrated-hopes

Column: Lance Selfa
HOW THE DEMOCRATS BLEW IT
Last year, the Democrats were celebrating the biggest governing majority in a generation. This year, they’re worried about getting crushed in the next election.
http://socialistworker.org/2010/01/29/how-democrats-blew-it

Sponsored by: The International Socialist Organization

socialistworker.org | columbia.iso@gmail.com


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