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Marx was Right


March 16-18 at Pace University, NYC

Opening Plenary 6:30 pm Friday

Closing Plenary 5:30 pm Sunday

1400 Speakers, 400 Panels

Mar 09, 2012
Media Coordinator: Aparna Rishi

Conference Coordinator: Seth Adler (212) 817-2002/2003

RE: Speakers available for interviews

Left Forum is the only event in the USA where over 1400 influential speakers of Left academic, intellectual and activist persuasion gather together, once each year.

A few of the 1400 featured speakers for interviews include: Michael Moore, Cornel West, Christopher Hedges, Frances Fox Piven, Richard Wolff, John Nichols, Barbara Ehrenreich, Michael Klare, Medea Benjamin, Wallace Shawn, RoseAnn DeMoro, David Graeber, Nnimmo Bassey, Phyllis Bennis, Stanley Aronowitz, John Holloway, Amiri Baraka, Elaine Bernard, Dead Prez, Occupy Think Tank, Adolph Reed, Rabbi Michael Lerner, Bill Fletcher, Jr., Tiokasin Ghosthorse, Marina Sitrin,  Arun Gupta, The Reverend Stephen Phelps, among many others.

Whether one wants to source one or a hundred stories, set up live for dozens of interviews on media row, record clips or segments of panel and plenary sessions, or find out how the Left is influencing and building power in social movements, the attached speakers list will help guide your plans before and during the Forum.

Interviews by arrangement

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‘Human Herbs’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon:

‘Stagnant’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon:  

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Socialism and Hope


Friday, March 16th 6:30 pm
Pace University’s Schimmel Theater
1Pace Plaza, New York


Rose Anne DeMoro

Marina Sitrin

William Strickland

William Tabb


Left Forum 2012

Occupy the System: Confronting Global Capitalism

RoseAnne DeMoro is executive director of the National Nurses United, the nation’s largest union of nurses. DeMoro is also executive director of the California Nurses Association, which is well known for igniting the campaign that upended one of the world’s most famous celebrity politicians, Arnold Schwarzenegger, dropping his public approval from 70% to 35% in the polls. Under DeMoro’s stewardship, NNU and CNA is also renown as the leading national advocates of single payer/Medicare for all healthcare reform. Over the past year, NNU has led a national campaign calling for a tax on Wall Street also known as the Robin Hood tax and has supported the Occupy Wall Street movement with nurses first aid stations from New York to San Francisco.

Marina Sitrin has been active in occupy movements worldwide. She is the editor of Horizontalism: Voices of Popular Power inArgentina and author of Everyday Revolutions: Horizontalism and Autonomy inArgentina (forthcoming). She is a lawyer and postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Globalization and Social Change at the City University of New York. She is also a student, teacher, dreamer and militant. Her books touch upon issues of state practices of cooptation and repression in relation to social movement mobilizations to build autonomy and direct democracy.

William Strickland spent his early years of political activism working as the Executive Director of the Northern Student Movement, the northern analogue of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee; working for the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party; and working on theHarlem rent strikes in the 1960s. During this time, Strickland also worked with Malcolm X, whom he knew from his childhood days. A graduate of Boston Latin School, Harvard College, Harvard University, he currently is the Director of the Du Bois Papers Collection at W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst where he also teaches political science.

William Tabb is the author of The Restructuring of Capitalism in Our Time (Columbia University Press, 2012), Economic Governance in the Age of Globalization (Columbia University Press, 2004), and The Amoral Elephant: Globalization and the Struggle for Social Justice in the Twenty-First Century (Monthly Review Press, 2001). He taught economics at QueensCollege and economics, political science and sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center. He was the Visiting Scholar at Kansai University Osaka, Japan and the Visiting Professor Economics at University of California, Berkeley. He was also founding host and for many years did the “Behind the Economic News” program at WBAI Pacifica Radio.

Left Forum 2012 
March 16th-18th
Pace University’s Schimmel Theater
1Pace Plaza,New York,New York

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‘I believe in the afterlife.

It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Human Herbs’ at: (recording) and (live)


‘Maximum levels of boredom

Disguised as maximum fun’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: (recording) and (live, at the Belle View pub, Bangor, north Wales)  


‘Cheerful Sin’ – a new song by Victor Rikowski:


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Rikowski Point: