With increasing everyday talk and discussion of socialism, anarchy, "outside agitators" and Marxism, the powers that be are now weaponizing these terms through consistent distortion and disinformation campaigns. These counter moves both confirm and demonstrate a fear of the spectre of an emergent Left. To what ends will they go to protect their hegemony? This response to the "Left" spectre alongside the possibility of building a new political left formation will be discussed by Cornel West, Laura Flanders, Chris Hedges and Richard Wolff. Primary questions such as what and where is the "Left?" Is it a loose grouping of single-issue groups whose greatest strength is protest and some resistance or is there a possibility of reviving the best of the socialist, anarchist and communist traditions in this conjuncture? Will the election and ongoing electoral politics make a real difference? What leverage do we the people have against Big Money and Big Business? What opportunities exist in this moment for changing the political and economic system that has served so many so poorly for so long?
On October 27th, 6:30 - 8:30pm EST, these and other questions will be featured at a round-table discussion with Cornel West, Laura Flanders, Chris Hedges and Richard Wolff, organized by the Left Forum and co-produced by Democracy at Work.
There is limited capacity so be sure to register early! You can register for this online event on Eventbrite. Registrants will receive access information via email before the event.
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