Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Left Forum in NYC: 30 May – 1 June 2014

From PM Press email notification

Once again, Left Forum is happening. This year at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice at the City University of New York. A unique phenomenon in the U.S. and the world, Left Forum convenes the largest annual conference of a broad spectrum of left and progressive intellectuals, activists, academics, organizations and the interested public.

Friday, May 30th - Sunday, June 1st

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, at the City University of New York

540 West 59 Street (59th and 10th Ave), New York, NY 10019 

This year's theme is Reform and/or Revolution, Imagining a World with Transformative Justice.

Some “revolutionary panels with PM Press authors” are listed below, with selected participants.



Session 1, Room 9.681 on Sat 10:00am - 11:50am Music, Social Movements and Revolution

Mat Callahan, editor and composer for Songs of Freedom: The James Connolly Songbook and music CD. 


Session 1, Room 1.129, Sat 10:00am - 11:50am Buddhism, Radical Critique and Revolutionary Praxis

John P. Clark, co-editor of Anarchy, Geography, Modernity: Selected Writings of Elisee Reclus


 Session 1, Room 1.76, Sat 10:00am - 11:50am

Criminalizing Survival: Debt and Prison in the Age of Austerity


Session 1, Room 1.93 on Sat 10:00am - 11:50am

 Revolutionary Animism


Session 1, Room 1.90 on Sat 10:00am - 11:50am

Active Nonviolence as a Tool for Creative Social Change Today

Matt Meyer, co-editor of We Have Not Been Moved: Resisting Racism and Militarism in 21st Century America, editor of Let Freedom Ring: A Collection of Documents from the Movements to Free U.S. Political Prisoners


Session 2, Room 1.76 on Sat 12:00pm - 01:50pm Why Are Women In Prison?: The Politics of Risk

Vikki Law, author of Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles Of Incarcerated Women, 2nd Edition, and co-editor of Don't Leave Your Friends Behind: Concrete Ways to Support Families in Social Justice Movements and Communities


Session 3, Room 3.76 on Sat 03:20pm - 04:50pm

Campaign for Oscar Lopez Rivera, contributors to Oscar Lopez Rivera: Between Torture and Resistance.


Session 3, Room 1.101 on Sat 03:20pm - 04:50pm

Angela Davis, Left Forum keynote speaker and lecturer on The Meaning of Freedom, and Harry Belafonte at Occupy Wall Street, October 28 and 29, 2011: Film and Group Discussion:


Session 3, Room 8.69 on Sat 03:20pm - 04:50pm

Radical Perspectives on Intellectual Property


 Session 3, Room 1.90 on Sat 03:20pm - 04:50pm

Hey Activists, Read This!: Why Progressives Should Read More Fiction


 Session 4, Room 1.89 on Sat 05:00pm - 06:50pm

Revolution or Omnicide: Our Choice

with Stephanie McMillan, author and artist of The Knitting Circle Rapist Annihilation Squad, Earth at Risk: Building a Resistance Movement to Save the Planet, and Mischief in the Forest: A Yarn Yarn:

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Mat Callahan, editor and composer for Songs of Freedom: The James Connolly Songbook and CD, will be performing at the Pete Seeger Commemoration Concert, a celebration of his life, music and politics, Sunday evening at the Black Box Theater.


 Session 5, Room L2.82 on Sun 10:00am - 11:50am

Comics for Revolution


 Session 5, Room 1.101 on Sun 10:00am - 11:50am

No More Prisons, No More Jails: Update on Campaigns in California and around the US


 Session 6, Room 1.81 on Sun 12:00pm - 01:50pm

One Year after the Rana Plaza Collapse: Where Do We Go from Here

Efadul Huq, Bangladesh Worker Solidarity Network

Russ Davis, Jobs With Justice


 Session 6, Room 1.109 on Sun 12:00pm - 01:50pm

The Global Minimum Wage Struggle


Session 7, Room L.76 on Sun 03:40pm - 05:40pm

The Road to Change: The Struggle to Free All Political Prisoners/Freedom Fighters/Revolutionists/Human Rights Defenders - Nothing Has Changed


 Session 7, Room 1.103 on Sun 03:40pm - 05:40pm

Women, Trans, Aging Prisoners and FIPs

Donna Hill Fight for Lifers and Women and Trans Prisoner Defense Committee

Victoria Law author of Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women

Rev. Edward Pinkney Black Autonomy Network (BANCO)


 Session 7, Room 3.78 on Sun 03:40pm - 05:40pm

Confronting Global Environmental Catastrophe: Anarchist Analyses of Collapse

John Clark New Orleans Free School Network


See more information about Left Forum HERE and check out other PM author, editor, and tabling events HERE. (Or RaHN could forward the full PM email message on request).

Can't Make the Conference? - 25% OFF PM Press books and eBooks featured on Left Forum panels on webstore with coupon code: Left Forum.

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