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Left Forum 2018 – ‘Towards a New Strategy for the Left’

Between The Lines Radio Newsmagazine at the 2018 Left Forum conference June 2, 2018, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York City


Plenary Session:

One Fight, Many Fronts,” June 2, 2018

Speakers: Silvia Federici is an Italian-American scholar, teacher, and activist from the radical autonomist feminist Marxist tradition.

 

George Ciccariello-Maher is an American political scientist and activist who was an associate professor of politics and global studies at Drexel University and a lecturer in philosophy and political economy at the Venezuelan Ministry of Planning and Finance’s School of Planning.

 

Juan Gonzalez is a Democracy Now! cohost, is an award-winning broadcast journalist and investigative reporter.

 

Gerald Horne is an African-American historian who currently holds the John J. and Rebecca Moores Chair of History an African Studies at the University of Houston.

 

Paul Jay is a journalist, award-winning filmmaker, and founder and senior editor of The Real News Network.


“Health Care Under the Knife: Moving Beyond Capitalism for Our Health?” June 2, 2017

“Health Care Under the Knife: Moving Beyond Capitalism for Our Health?” These days, our health and well-being are sorted through a profit-seeking financial complex that monitors and commodifies our lives. Our access to competent, affordable health care grows more precarious every day. Howard Waitzkin, along with the medical professionals, scholars, and activists who comprise the Working Group on Health Beyond Capitalism, will discuss just what’s wrong with our medical system, how it got this way, and how their new book, “Health Care Under the Knife,” contributes to a winning strategy for the left in moving toward a post-capitalist health-care system.

Speakers: Dr. Steffie Woolhandler is a distinguished professor of Public Health at City University of New York at Hunter College, and a primary care physician in the South Bronx

Matthew Anderson of the Montefiore Medical Center has been involved in managing the Social Medicine Curriculum for the Department of Family and Social Medicine.

Amy Finnegan is a sociologist and co-director of the Social Medicine Consortium

Bradley Rydholm – a co-founder of Horizontal Stateline Autonomous Region


Russia and the West: To Prevent a New Cold War (the Left View) June 2, 2017

“Russia and the West: To Prevent a New Cold War (The Left View)” In spite of the fact that Russia is a country of capitalism’s Jurassic Park and oligarchic capitalism, it has manifested itself as a geopolitical opposition to NATO, which raises a number of urgent and important questions and challenges to the Left: 1) NATO is world policeman. Will be Russia another world policeman? 2) New Cold War inevitable? 3) Do we need new world wide peace movement? Who can be main actors of this movement?

Speakers:

Elizabeth Bowman — Since 2004, Elizabeth Bowman, with Robert Stone, have helped start the Center for Global Justice in San Miguel Allende, Mexico, for “research and learning for a better world.” 


Samir Amin
– Third World Forum

David Kotz is professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and distinguished professor in the School of Economics at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

 

Ruslan Grinberg is research advisor of the Institute of Economics of Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS)

 

Alexander Buzgalin is an economics professor, Lomonosov Moscow State University and director, Center for Modern Marxist Studies, Faculty of Philosophy


Making Real News in the Age of Trump,” June 2, 2017

“Making Real News in the Age of Trump” – “The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!” Corporate news is consumed with covering the Trump/Russia affair, but it pales in comparison to the real threats in people’s lives–climate change, underemployment, poverty, lack of health care, lack of clean water–just to name a few. How should independent news cover the most pressing issues of our times without speaking into their own silos? In the age of Trump, is the future of independent media at risk? Join us for an open discussion and an opportunity for feedback with The Real News hosts and featured guests.

Paul Jay is a journalist, award-winning filmmaker, and founder and senior editor of The Real News Network

 

Gar Alperovitz is co-founder, The Democracy Collaborative and co-Chair, The Next System Project

 

Gerald Horne is an African-American historian who currently holds the John J. and Rebecca Moores Chair of History an African Studies at the University of Houston

 

Dharna Noor is a host and producer at The Real News Network, and the managing editor of TRNN’s Baltimore Bureau

 

Gregory Wilpert is a host and senior producer for The Real News Network

 

Aaron Maté is a host and producer for The Real News Network

 

Ben Norton writes extensively on Yemen and Syria, for AlterNet, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) The Grayzone Project, founded by Max Blumenthal, and is a producer and reporter at the Real News Network


 

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