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left forum 2016LUMPENPROLETARIAT—The annual Left Forum has reconvened once again in New York City, May 20-22, 2016 at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York.  Today, free speech radio has revisited some highlights of the Left Forum 2016.  Listen here. [1]



HARD KNOCK RADIO—[1 AUG 2016]  “What up, everybody?  Welcome to Hard Knock Radio.  This afternoon on today’s show we’re gonna hear the work of Chris Hedges, investigative journalist extraordinaire.  All that and more comin’ up after the afternoon headlines.”  (c. 1:22)

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Slavoj Žižek @ Left Forum 2016 – Rage, Rebellion, Organizing New Power: A Hegelian Triad” (video) posted by Simon Gros [2]


Left Forum 2016 – What Next for the Movement Behind Bernie?” (video) posted by Other Voices, Other Choices [3]


Dr. Michael Hudson & Dr. Michael Perleman:  “Left Forum 2016, Marxist Laws of Motion and Today’s Economic Collapse” (video) posted by OpenUnivoftheLeft [4]


[1]  Terrestrial radio transmission, 94.1 FM (KPFA, Berkeley, CA) (also broadcast simultaneously across the national Pacifica Radio Network) with online simulcast and digital archiving:  Hard Knock Radio, this one-hour broadcast hosted by Davey D, Monday, 1 AUG 2016, 16:00 PDT.  [N.B.:  For some unfortunate reason Hard Knock Radio broadcasts are removed from public access approximately two weeks after initial broadcast.]

[2]  Originally published at YouTube on 26 MAY 2016:

“Sla­voj Žižek is a Slov­e­nian-born philo­sopher and psy­cho­ana­lyst. He is a pro­fessor of philo­sophy at The European Gradu­ate School / EGS, a senior researcher at the Insti­tute for Soci­ology and Philo­sophy at the Uni­ver­sity of Ljubljana, Global Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor of Ger­man at New York Uni­ver­sity, Inter­na­tional Dir­ector of the Birk­beck Insti­tute for the Human­it­ies, and founder and pres­id­ent of the Soci­ety for The­or­et­ical Psy­cho­ana­lysis, Ljubljana.  Aside from these appoint­ments, Žižek tire­lessly gives lec­tures around the globe and is often described as “the Elvis of cul­tural the­ory”.  Although, more ser­i­ously, as Brit­ish crit­ical the­or­ist Terry Eagleton con­fers, Žižek is the “most for­mid­ably bril­liant” the­or­ist to have emerged from Europe in dec­ades.  Many, in fact, now con­sider Žižek to be ‘the most dan­ger­ous philo­sopher in the West.'”

[3]  Originally published at YouTube on 24 MAY 2016:

“Download the audio at the a-Infos Radio Project: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/pr…

“Please visit these Left Forum links:

“Website: http://www.leftforum.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theleftforum…
Twitter: https://twitter.com/leftforum

“This is a panel from the 2016 Left Forum, held May 20 -22 at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. The conference theme was “Rage, Rebellion, Revolution: Organizing Our Power.”

“From the Organizers:

“The Sanders campaign has drawn tens of thousands into massive, enthusiastic rallies for “a political revolution against the billionaire class”. Grassroots organizations like “Labor for Bernie,” “People for Bernie” and “#Movement4Bernie” swelled around the country. How do we continue the fight against the billionaire class after the primaries? Do we need a new party for the 99%? Can this be a step towards revitalizing the labor movement? Come discuss these questions and more with leaders of the movement.

“Panel Chair:

“Bryan Koulouris is the National Organizer for Socialist Alternative.


“Charles Lechner is with People for Bernie.

“Philip Locker is the national spokesperson for Socialist Alternative and a founder of #Movement4Bernie.

“Micah Landau is with Labor for Bernie.

“Kshama Sawant is Seattle’s socialist City Councilmember. She was initially elected in 2013 as an open socialist fighting for a $15 an hour minimum wage. After Kshama initiated the “15 Now” movement, Seattle became the first city in the country to win 15, and that victory rapidly spread to other cities across the country. Kshama was re-elected in 2015 with widespread labor support while she campaigned for housing justice. She spoke alongside Bernie Sanders at rallies addressing thousands in Seattle.”

[4]  Originally published at YouTube on 24 MAY 2016:

“Left Forum 2016, Marxist Laws of Motion and Today’s Economic Collapse, Michael Hudson, President, Institute for the Study of Long-term Economic Trends, Michael Perelman, Chair, California State Univ., Chico, Bertell Ollman, NYU, 5-22-2016, John Jay College, CUNY, New York City, NY”


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