Left Forum 2017 Individual Presentations

June 2nd through June 4th saw the annual reconvening of the Left Forum. This years event was titled “The Resistance: Strategy, Tactics, Struggles, Solidarity, and Utopia.” The event was held at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York in New York City. This event is the largest annual gathering in North America of the US and internationalist left. Between four and five thousand persons were in attendance. The attendees represented a broad perspective of experiences including but not limited to academics, activists and intellectuals.

Open University of the Left filmed eight sessions, presented on YouTube, below.


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Individual presentations:

Peggy Terry and the Original Rainbow Coalition, Jakobi Williams, Indiana University, Hy Thurman, Young Patriots Organization, Melody James, Actor, Asantewaa Nkrumah-Ture, Global Women’s Strike, James Tracy, City College of San Francisco

Gramsci’s Importance for the Left Today, Laura Flanders, Chair, The Laura Flanders Show, Chris Hedges, Truthdig, On Contact RT, Richard D. Wolff, Democracy at Work; Left Forum, Kate Crehan, College of Staten Island, Graduate Center, CUNY

Understanding Our Resistance, Nellie Bailey, Chair, Black Agenda Report, Anthony Montiero, Black Agenda Report, Glen Ford, Executive Editor Black Agenda Report

Rethinking Revolution, Greg Albo, Chair, York University, Leo Panitch, Socialist Register, August Nimtz, University of Minnesota, David Schwartzman, Howard University, Pierre Beaudet, University of Ottawa

J is for JUNK ECONOMICS: and it’s Worst Sin is… Three Answers, Michael Perelman, Chair, California State University, Chino, Michael Hudson, President, Institute for the Study of Long-term Economic Trends, Bertell Ollman, NYU

The Continuing Relevance of Marx’s Capital after 150 Years, Immanuel Ness, Chair, Brooklyn College, CUNY, Abhinav Sinha, Mazdoor Bigul, Michael Hudson, University of Missouri, Kansas City, Juliet Ucelli, Marxist Education Project, Ben Becker, Party for Socialism and Liberation

The Long Depression – a critique of a book by Michael Roberts, Michael Roberts, Chair, not affiliated, Jose Tapia, Drexel University, Paul Mattick, not affiliated

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