OUL Open University of the Left goes to the Left Forum 2016

This past weekend, May 20th through May 22nd saw  the reconvening of the Left Forum. 
The event was held at the John Jay College, the City University of New York, CUNY, in New York City. This event is the largest annual gathering in North America of the US and international Left. Around 4,000 people were in attendance. The Left Forum was founded in 1981 and was originally called the Socialist Scholars Conference. 
In brief, the Left Forum brings together activists, academics and intellectuals whose purpose is, among other things, to share their perspectives, experiences, strategies and visions.
 
Below are links to our YouTube page with seven sessions and the Closing Plenary out of 
over 380 scheduled events.
These sessions represent a small sample yet also a very broad perspective of current left political thinking. The thoughts and ideas heard and seen here will serve not only as a critique of neoliberalism but, by extension, promote radical alternatives to capitalism itself.   

You Tube Channel info
 
 https://www.youtube.com/user/OpenUnivoftheLeft/videos?shelf_id=1&sort=dd&view=0
Short URL: https://goo.gl/Kkjr6o
Individual links:
Saturday – 5/21/2016
Session 1: How Universal Sovereignty Threatens World Peace – URL: https://youtu.be/KZXKWQ7eLbI

Session 2: A Dialogue on Israel and Palestine With Tariq Ali and Norman Finkelstein – URL: https://youtu.be/C3AYLGyr908


Session 3: Forging the Radical and Principled Black Movement of the 21st Century – URL: https://youtu.be/F8XFDb2tsCw


Session 4: Imperialism in the Twenty-First Century – URL: https://youtu.be/Ku92kdTRjEI


Sunday – 5/22/2016

Session 5: Neoliberalism and its Discontents: Political Parties, Social Movements and  Organized Labor In France and the US in the Neoliberal Era – URL: https://youtu.be/JrEea37tXHU


Session 6: Marxist Laws of Motion and Today’s Economic Collapse – URL: https://youtu.be/AtQTLmK6lnQ


Session 7: Is Sanders the Answer to Building Left and Black Power? –  URL: https://youtu.be/JvAJ2WrJm3Q


Closing Plenary: Rage, Rebellion, Organizing New Power: A Hegelian Triad Slavoj Zizek, Amy Goodman URL: https://youtu.be/IZlM8uV_lRk


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