Paul Street, Glen Ford, Chris Hedges, Bruce Dixon: Imagining an Authentic 21st Century U.S. Left (Left Forum 2018)

Overthrow Your Capitalist Masters

Image by Doug Geisler via Flickr

with Paul Street
Writer, Dandelion Salad
June 5, 2018

and with Glen Ford, Chris Hedges, Bruce Dixon

Other Voices, Other Choices on June 4, 2018

Event Organizer: Paul L. Street

Panelists: Paul L. Street, Glen Ford, Chris L. Hedges, Bruce Dixon

From the Organizers: Panelists will examine the contested meanings and common abuse of the phrase “the Left” in the United States (U.S.). They will discuss steps required to create a genuinely revolutionary movement for social justice, peace, people’s power (popular sovereignty), and the salvation and preservation of livable ecology. Is there a significant and real “Left” in the U.S today? What would qualify as an authentic and serious Left appropriate for the 21st century United States? How might such a Left be created and/or expanded? What will the task of creating an authentic,relevant,and powerful 21st Century U.S. Left require of activists and intellectuals going forward? Why does this task matter?


Paul Street is an independent radical-democratic policy researcher, journalist, historian, author and speaker based in Iowa City, Iowa, and Chicago, Illinois. He is the author of seven books to date: Empire and Inequality: America and the World Since 9/11 (Boulder, CO: Paradigm, 2004); Segregated Schools: Educational Apartheid in the Post-Civil Rights Era (New York: Routledge, 2005); Racial Oppression in the Global Metropolis: a Living Black Chicago History (New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2007); Barack Obama and the Future of American Politics (Boulder, CO: Paradigm, 2008); The Empire’s New Clothes: Barack Obama in the Real World of Power (Paradigm, 2010); (with Anthony DiMaggio) Crashing the Tea Party: Mass Media and the Campaign to Remake American Politics (Paradigm, 2011); and They Rule: The 1% v. Democracy (Paradigm, 2014). Paul writes regularly for Truthdig, Telesur English, Counterpunch, Black Agenda Report, Z Magazine and Dandelion Salad.

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see also:

Nationalizing the Banks is a Popular Demand, So Let’s Demand It by Glen Ford

From the archives:

Chris Hedges, Richard D. Wolff and C. Jama Adams: W.E.B. DuBois: What His Life and Work Can Teach Us Today (Left Forum 2018)

Socialism: Our Alternative To The Madness Of The Market by Eric Ruder

Red Alert: Don’t Let The Internet Turn Into Cable TV (Updated)

Two Right-Wing Coups in the Americas by Paul Street

Capitalism Careens in the Direction of Fascism by Paul Street

Someone Tell A Reporter: The Rich Are Destroying The Earth by Paul Street + 20,000 Scientists Warn Human Beings Are On A Collision Course With Nature

Chris Hedges: The Radical Transformation of Jackson, Mississippi

Chris Hedges and David North: Organizing Resistance To Internet Censorship

The End Of The Road For Capitalism Or For Us All? by William Bowles

Chris Hedges: The Failings of the American Left–Why No Mention of Capitalism?

Chris Hedges: RT Targeted for Giving Platform to Anti-Imperialist, Anti-Capitalist Critics

The Not-Radical “Socialist” From Vermont by Paul Street

Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr.: The Three Evils of Society: Racism, Militarism and Capitalism (must-see)

Lenin on Tactics of the Democratic Revolution by Gaither Stewart, Part 2

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