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Hawaii Union of Socialists Calls Founding Meeting

Friday, January 13, 7:30 pm Makiki Library, 1539 Makiki Street

First Published: Modern Times, Vol. II, No. 1, January 1978.
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After several months of meetings, a day-long workshop, and long discussions on basic principles and structure, some of our local socialists have succeeded in uniting around a basic proposal for an open socialist organization in Hawaii. They have set next Friday, Jan. 13, as the date to launch me organization formally, proposing as its name the Hawaii Union of Socialists. All who unite with the proposal’s “principles of unity” and meet the requirements of the organization are invited to attend and to join as founding members of the new organization.

Modern Times, in this issue, reprints the Union of Socialists’ proposal and unites with their effort to initiate a mass non-sectarian socialist organization in the islands. Our editors and some of our contributors have been active in the on-going meetings and discussions leading to the founding of H.U.S., and we welcome its arrival on the scene. We hope it will make a real contribution to the development of revolutionary theory and practice in Hawaii and build greater unity and understanding in the local socialist and workers’ movements.

Please share with us your reaction to the proposal, your criticisms and questions. If you basically agree with it, please attend the meeting next Friday night at Makiki Library and help us make what we hope will be a significant step forward.