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We are witnessing a pivotal time in history. People are unifying in ways never before seen – from the uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia to Madison, Wisconsin – solidarity is evident. But solidarity is shifting both in our understanding and the mediums of which it is expressed. On this edition, we go to Left Forum, one of the largest annual gatherings of progressive thinkers. This year’s theme, ‘Towards a Political Struggle,’ explores solidarity amidst a vast political changing climate and new technology.

 

Featuring: 

Laura Flanders, author, host, and founder of Grit TV, Paul Mason, Economics Editor for BBC’s Newsnight and author of “Live Working, Die Fighting,” Cornel West, author of numerous books and Professor at the Center for African American Studies and Department of Religion at Princeton University.


For More Information:

 

Left Forum


 Cornel West


 Laura Flanders


 Paul Mason


 Barbara Ehrenreich


 World Social Forum 2011


 Brecht Forum


You Tube Videos of Related Talks:


Paul Mason, Left Forum: 2011 Opening Plenary, Pace University, New York, NY, March 18, 2011


Cornel West, Left Forum: 2011 Opening Plenary, Pace University, New York, NY, March 18, 2011


Laura Flanders, Left Forum: 2011 Opening Plenary, Pace University, New York, NY, March 18, 2011


Articles and Books:

 

What’s left of the American left? There’s no denying its historic decline, but the left does not lack for issues. It needs only organisation by Richard Wolff


The new solidarity Series, The Guardian  

 

BBC NEWS –Idyl Scrawl , Paul Mason’s Blog


 Where Liberals Go To Feel Good,Truthdig, Chris Hedges


 Reclaiming the Politics of Freedom, The Nation


 Plutocracy Now: What Wisconsin Is Really About, Mother Jones


Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor and a New Path toward Social Justice, by Bill Fletcher Jr. & Fernando Gapasin, University of California Press, 2009

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