2011 Conference Schedule
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A. Friday Registration—1:00 - 6:30 p.m. | B. Opening Plenary—Friday 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. | C. Saturday Registration—7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. | D. Panel Session 1—Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. | E. Panel Session 2—Saturday 12:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. | F. Lunch—Saturday 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. & Raffle—2:15p.m. – 2:50 p.m. | G. Panel Session 3—Saturday 3:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m. | H. Panel Session 4—Saturday 5:00 p.m. – 6:50 p.m. | I. Social Space & Exhibition Gathering—Saturday 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | J. Saturday Night Panel Event—7:30 – 9:00 p.m. | K. Sunday Registration—8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. | L. Panel Session 5—Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. | M. Panel Session 6—Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. | N. Lunch—Sunday 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. & Raffle—2:15p.m. – 2:50 p.m. | O. Panel Session 7—Sunday 3:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m. | P. Closing Plenary—Sunday 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
A. Friday Registration—1:00 - 6:30 p.m. [top]
B. Opening Plenary—Friday 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. [top]
With: Barbara Ehrenreich, Cornel West, Paul Mason, and Laura Flanders
Abrupt Climate Change as the Long Emergency; Left Responses to the Energy,Food And Water Crises
Africana Studies :Which Way Forward --Marxism or Afrocentricity?
An “Ethnography” of The US Congress
Austerity, Security and Resistance
Breaking the Siege on Gaza -- How Solidarity is Overcoming State Terror
Capitalism, Climate Change and Social Conflicts
Combating Corporate Control of Health - The Bottom Line or Your Life (part 1)
Communication and Solidarity
Creating Leverage: Non-Electoral Strategies for Change in the Obama Era
Dreaming the Revolution & Winning the World We Want: An Open Form on Rebuilding the Left
Ethnic relations in China
Faiz Ahmed Faiz - Anthems of Resistance
Film: The Inconvenient Truth About 'Waiting for Superman'
How do we fight neoliberal austerity
Is Socialism Possible?
Is the Rosenberg Case Closed? If So, What Does it Mean, and Why Won’t the Right Accept the Truth?
Leadership and The Limits of Demands: The 2010 Daniel Singer Millennium Prize
Left Strategies to Exit the Crisis?
Marx and Human Nature
One Democratic State in Palestine/Israel
Peoples Movements in Iran: Looking Back and Moving Forward
Socialism, Solidarity, and Life-Value
The Attack on Teacher Unionism and Public Education
The Bourgeois Revolution: from Marx's point of view
The Challenge of Creating a Culture of Culture on the US Left
The Living Wage - a UK-US dialogue
The Urban Racial State: Managing Race Relation
Understanding and Responding to the Tea Party Threat
Urban space: What Difference does it make for Organizing?
What Is the Work of the Democratic Coalition That Elected Obama
Winning the Battle of Democracy
Wither Democracy: Militarization and Neoliberal Development in South Asia
E. Panel Session 2—Saturday 12:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. [top]
A History of Struggle: Afghan Women
A Marxist-Humanist Concept of Solidarity--The Movement From Practice is Itself a Form of Theory
- A New Cold War? US Strategy towards China and the Asia-Pacific
Afghanistan and Labor's Agenda
Anarchism and Its Aspirations: Discussing Social Anarchism in the Current Moment
Beyond Solidarity: The Need and Promise of International Unionism
- Building from the Local to the Global: Building Toward a Thoroughly Transformative Third Reconstruction
Can Capitalism Be Good for Women?
Can Spiritual Progressive Traditions Help Left Politics?
Case Studies of Successful Multiracial Campaigns Rooted in the Working Class
Catastrophism and the Crisis of the Left
Climate Change and War: A Corporate-Military Complex Beyond Eisenhower's Imagination
Combating Corporate Control of Health - The Bottom Line or Your Life (part 2)
Degrowth and Socialism: Is anti-growth anti-capitalist?
Democratic and Participatory Economics
Democratic Distortions - Money, Propaganda, Electoral Manipulation and Disenfranchisement.
Empathy vs. Solidarity in the Literature and Politics of the Global South
Europe's Left in Motion
Fighting Fracking with Art
Gaza: Neoliberalism, Corporate Media , Human Rights & Activism
Gender Relations in China
India Inc(arcerated): Justice, Jails and Jingoism
Is Fair Trade a Viable Model of Solidarity Economics?
Is Fair Trade a Viable Model of Solidarity Economics?
Marx for Today. Part I: Re-reading Marx in 2010
Marxist Scholarship and Social Transformation: Science & Society at 75 Years -- Celebration and Re-Commitment
North of the Border: Organizing migrant workers in Canada
Palestine Solidarity and the Global Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions (BDS) Movement
Progressive Housing Movements-Organizing, Compromising, Rights and Scale
Rebellion & Self-Organization in Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia and the Eastern Mediterranean
Solidarity Divided: New Models of Labor/Community Organization
Solidarity Economy: Spain's Mondragon Cooperatives: How They Work, How They Can Help Us Here
The End of Whiteness: The History of an Idea
The Future of American Liberalism?
The Growing Significance of the Internet: From Human Right to Government Censorship
The Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on the U.S., the European Union, Greece, and Venezuela
The International Civil Observation of Human Rights in Latin America and its Social Dimension
- The Left Challenge to the Democratic Party
- The Marxism of Rosa Luxemburg
The Scholarship and Activism of Julie Graham: Class Process, Diverse Economies and the Geography of Community Economy
The War in Pakistan
Toward a New Revolutionary Movement
- U.S. Imperialist Wars, Political Prisoners, Past & Present, and the Anti-War Struggle
Utopia, Psychoanalysis and the Marxist Theory of Human Nature: The conceptualization of solidarity as species being
What's The Matter With Organized Labor Leaders?
Youth of Color Organizing in NYC
F. Lunch—Saturday 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. & Raffle—2:15p.m. – 2:50 p.m. [top]
G. Panel Session 3—Saturday 3:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m. [top]
Aesthetics in Protests
Against Capitalism and Imperialism
Alter-Globalization: Becoming an Actor in the Global Age
Art as a Weapon in Western Sahara: New Strategies in the Fight for Independence
Being a Black Lesbian in American, A Discussion of How “THE LIFE” Has Changed!
Black Liberation Theory: Towards Praxis & Solidarity
Building a New Priorities Network to Move the Money
Building Solidarity through Community Power: Community-Labor Coalitions
Capital’s War on Labor, Labor’s Civil Wars
Contested Forms of Protest and Struggle and the Neoliberal World Order
Critical Issues for Marxist Feminists Today
Defending the Public Square: Public Education and Teacher Unions Under Attack
Ecological and Economic Crises: Making Linkages
Ecstatic Pedagogy inside the Classroom and Out
Engaging Youths & Coummunity in Dialogue: Our Roles in Cultivating Global Peace?
Forbidden Fruit: The Role of Spirituality in the Left
Global Warming and Economic Cooling: Causes and Fight-back Strategies
How the Exception Became the Rule: The American Middle Class
How to Achieve Solidarity in the Electoral Arena - A Debate
Identities, Multiculturalism, and Solidarity
Increasingly Boisterous - Making Action More Direct
Jewish solidarity with the Palestinian struggle
Labor relations in China
Latin America after the Neoliberal Debacle
Left Movements in Contemporary India-I
Marx for Today. Part II: Marx’s Global Reception Today
Movement, generation and moments of excess
Political Documentary Film - What is it good for?
Programs forLeft Rejuvenation
Puerto Rico: Colonialism & the Struggle Against the Privatization of Education
Reading the Bible from the Left: St. Paul the Community Organizer
Solidarity With the Non-human World: Postcolonial Explorations
Sustainablity: Solidarity issues (local and general)
The Betrayal of Haiti
The Great Recession and its Aftermath
The Rise of Electronic Voting, the Red Shift and the Question of Election Democracy
The role of Brazil in Geopolitics Today
The State of the Financial Sector
The uses of Islamophobia
Theater of the Oppressed in Building and Organizing Communities
Tous-Ensemble! Making a Unified Fight Against the Attacks, from Europe to the U.S.
Transformative Organizing: The Ultimate Solidarity
You Bet Your Life! The Struggle for Real Health Care Reform Continues
H. Panel Session 4—Saturday 5:00 p.m. – 6:50 p.m. [top]
- A Federal Jobs Program: A Green Jobs Program—What Shall We Demand
Accumulation by dispossession and the politics of post-socialist solidarity
Afghanistan, Pakistan and India: The Regional Context of Obama's War
Africa's Re-colonization - Strategies for Africa and the U.S. left
Building Resistance in NYC to the Neoliberal Restructuring of Public Education
Capital and Its Discontents: Routes Out of the Crisis for Them and for Us
Community Organizing: Building Solidarity, Addressing Contradictions
Debating Alain Badiou’s “Politics of Emancipation”--An Exchange on Communism and the Historical Moment
Don't Take the Bait: The Left and Crisis A Social Text Roundtable
Facing the New MacCarthyism: Organizing to Fight the Islamophobic Right
Fighting for a Free Society: Analysis, Vision, & Strategy to Confront the Totality of Oppression
Free Puerto Rican Political Prisoners
From Bank Bailout to Fiscal Austerity: Organizing to Fight the Budget Cuts
From Caring for the Poor to Luxury Care - Narrowing the Worldwide Spectrum of Health Care
From Silence to Solidarity: Unpacking the Silence and How to Break It
Global Imbalances and the Great Recession
Going into Debt: A Collective Presentation by the Yale Working Group on Globalization and Culture
How Do We Shift the Black Revolutionary Center Back to the Youth
Imperial Unraveling: The Implosion of US Global Hegemony
In Defense of Water: Building the Movement Against Fracking in NY and PA
Iran: The Current State of Affairs
Left Movements in Contemporary India-II
Mobilizing American Youth in the Classroom, at the Workplace, in the Community in an Era of Demoralization and Demobilization.
Occupation, Resistance and International Solidarity in Kashmir and Palestine
Organizing the Unemployed
Putting the Public Back Into Public Education
Racism and resistance in the immigration debate
Radical Cartography: Are We There Yet?
Redefining “Winning” as Winning: Running Locally, Getting Elected, and Why electoral success should matter more to the left.
Resisting the War Abroad and the War at Home
Roundtable: The Anticapitalist Left in the World Today
Still in Transition? Debating Developments Since the End of Socialist Yugoslavia
Taking Back The Teamsters & Telephone Worker Unions: Case Studies in Rank-and-File Insurgency Then and Now
The Business of Black Power: Collective Economic Empowerment
The Environmental Emergency: A Dialogue and Exchange on Real Solutions
The Environmental Movement
The Obama Years: Potential and Peril for American Progressives
The Prison-Industrial Complex----Spiritual and Political Transformations from Outside and Inside the Criminal Justice System
The Struggle Against Mainstream Economic Ideology
- The World Food and Agriculture Crisis
Then and Now: Is the Gay Rights Movement Radical?
United States Social Forum – Detroit 2010
What do Pension Theft, the Assault on Labor, and the Public Sector, and Tax Injustice Mean for Communities of Color
What is to be done?
- A Federal Jobs Program: A Green Jobs Program—What Shall We Demand
l .Social Space & Exhibition Gathering—Saturday 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. [top]
K. Sunday Registration—8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. [top]
L. Panel Session 5—Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. [top]
- A United Front Against the Right
Actually Existing Socialism--in U.S. History
Against Racism and White Privilege
Art and the City – You are not alone!
- Barbarians at the Gate: Columbia University's Land Grab in Harlem
Breaking the Iron Law: Leftists, Electoral Politics, and The Reform/Revolution Debate
Building a Left Formation in the USA
Building a Left Movement for 21st Century Higher Education
Capitalism and Criminalization: The Perpetuation of Human Suffering
Causes and Cures of Unemployment
China's Auto Strike Wave; Perspectives on Class Struggle
Class War is Back in Business: political economic rationale for crazy class policies
Cornerstones of a New Left Formation in the US
Creating a Fair Food System: Solidarity Between Farmers and Farmworkers
- Crisis, Change & Resistance in Ireland Today
Disability + Justice: Creating Interdependent Social Movements
- Do Progressive Religious Traditions Matter In the Politics Of War, Law, Education, And Medicine
- Electoral Politics in the Age of Obama - Can the Democratic Party be Reformed?
Eyewitness to the Egyptian Uprising: Revolutionary Processes? …and the Future of the Arab World?
From Fear City to Billionaires Playground: the transformation of New York City
From the Bush Regime's "War on Terror" to Obama's "Overseas Contingency Operation" – Why We Resist
Gender and the Economic Crisis
Honoring and Engaging Aronowitz: Rethinking Labor and the Labor movement
Intelligent Cities: The good, the bad and the ridiculous
Interconnections between Ecological and Economic Crises and Implications for International Solidarity
Learning from the Tea Party
Marx and Engels's Marxism
New Labor Formations and the Post Neo Liberal Imaginary: Fifteen Years of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance
New strategies for building working class power in the age of neoliberalism: The Vermont Workers’ Center and the Healthcare Is a Human Right Campaign
Post-Crisis Global Dynamics: As The Dust Clears, Then What?
Public Health Needs Revolutionary Analysis and Strategy
Puerto Rico Can't Wait to be Free
Ships of Death: Protecting the Italian Environment from State/Mafia Devastation
Sisterhood Across the Globe: The Anti-Imperialist Women’s Movement
Socialism and Critical Theory
Solidarity with the Honduran Resistance Movement
Space is the Place 1: Radical Centers for a Radical Movement
Syndicalism and New Forms of Worker Organization
Teaching Progressive ideas by using Films/Media
Teaching Solidarity and Economics to Construction Workers
The Grundrisse: Another Marx?
The Mountains Tremble: A Reportback from the Revolution in Nepal
The World Social Forum in Dakar: Towards New Universalisms?
Uniting Struggles: Medicare for All, Hospitals, and Health Benefits
Utopia, Marxism, and the River of Fire: William Morris and EP Thompson
Venezuela and the Chavez Government: Advances and Shortcomings
What's Unique about Anarchist Solidarity?
M. Panel Session 6—Sunday 12:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. [top]
- Another Power Shift? Europe
Assault on Public Sector Unions: Resisting Anti-worker State Initiatives and Cuts to Labor and Working Class Programs
Badiou's Event: Who's afraid of Fidelity and Truth, Difference or Sameness, Solidarity or Selfishness?
Building the Socialist Alternative: History, Theory and Radical Imagination
Capitalism’s Terminal Crisis I: Economic Causes, Ecological Consequences, Radical Responses
Challenging Islamophobia and Racism
Changing the Relationships to Land
China and International Left Solidarity
Countering Dominant Narratives of 'Liberation' (in a revolutionary way)
Disarmament work amidst a global crisis
Does Marxism have Gender Trouble?
Environmental Studies as Radical Ecology: Population, Energy, Climate Change, and Sustainability in the Context of University Education
Film as an organizing tool
Freedom and Democracy: Bringing Africa Back into the Discourse of Modernity
Harvesting Justice: Solidarity in Transforming the Food System
Helping Haiti rebuild with dignity, sovereignty and justice
Hillbilly Nationalists, Revolutionary Greasers, and Black Power: > Organizing Poor Whites in the New Left
How 'The Declining Significance of Race' Helped to Hide Internal Colonialism in Plain Sight
Howard Zinn: Toward a Politics of Solidarity Within the Academy and Among the Citizenry
International Labor Solidarity
Jobless Recovery, the Intractability of the Capitalist Crisis, and Prospects for Fightback
Lessons From the Third-Party Campaign Taill: What’s It Like To Be A Green, WFP, or Vermont Progressive Party Candidate
Lethal Injustice: Standing Against the Death Penalty, and Harsh Punishment
Locating the Left: The spaces and scales of meaningful politics today
New York’s Health Systems: Change Without Transformation?
Organizing for a Participatory Society
Power and Politics in Latin America
Renewing Working Class Struggles in the City: The Greater Toronto Workers' Assembly
Sharing a Cutlure for the US Left
Solidarity Economy: Toward a Pluralist Socialist, Anti-capitalist, Post-capitalist unity?
Songwriting, Media, and Culture Building
Tactical Workshop with the Yes Men, Andrew Boyd (other98.com), and other mischief makers
The Artists' Collective: Practical Aspects of Creative Activism
- The Bloomberg Mystique
The Crisis This Time
The Crisis, the Fightback,and Solidarity, from Anarchist and Marxist Perspetives
The Politics of Climate Change: From the Neoliberal State to Oppositional Movements
The Resistance Dilemma in Latin America: Relationships Between Social Movements and States
The Revolution Just *Might* Be Televised
The Unhappy Marriage of Loneliness and Capitalism
What Are Cities Good For?: Gentrification and the Future of Urban Life
Working in (Commercialized) Higher Education
Working in (Commercialized) Higher Education
- Another Power Shift? Europe
Building Solidarity Through Theatre
Capitalism and Education: A Marxist discourse on what we're fighting against and what we're fighting for
Challenges in Palestine Solidarity Work in Canada
China and Marxism: Theory and Practice in Transition
Developing Capitalist Countries and Sustainability
Excluded Workers: Building a Labor Movement for the Twenty-First Century
Factory Occupatoins and Worker Control
Feminist Marxism in Theory and Practice
Financialization & Jobless Recovery
Food Chain Worker Solidarity
Food Movements in the City
From Financial Bailouts and Austerity Policies to Progressive Action: Linking Popular Protest and Political Change in Europe and the U.S.
Going Forward: A Revolutionary Perspective on Ethnic Studies.
Honoring and Engaging Aronowtiz: Remaking the Knowledge Factory
Is Socialism Possible? Part 2
Laughing Left: Spreading The Word With F-bombs, Oily Mermaids and Clowns On Bikes
Marked for Life: the social outcast in capitalist society; origins and resistance
No Fracking Way! Resisting Shale Gas Extraction—the Next Fossil Fuel Industry Assault
Obama's Imperial Policy in the Middle East and South Asia
Out of the Clinic and Into the World: Creating Activist Health Care Professionals for the 21st Century
Pass the Dream Act: How the student immigrant youth is leading the immigration debate
People of Color and Independent Left Politics
Political Cartoons: Resistance Through Ridicule
Political Crisis and Class Struggle in Europe
Post-Financial Crisis: Neoliberalism and the Global Economic Recovery
Rethinking the Contemporary Form of Capitalism: The Cases of North America, the EU, South Korea, and Venezuela
Revolution and Evolution in the Twenty First Century: Personal and Political Transformation
Science for the People: Empowerment through Science Literacy
Singing is Political
Social movements and Civil activism in China
Space is the Place 2: Building Capacities for Social Transformation
Surviving the Crisis and Transforming Society
Symposium on Social Justice and Criminal Justice for Progressive Reform!
The Crisis and the Middle Class: Right-Wing Populism in the Advanced Capitalist Countries and How to Combat It
The Engaged Photographer: From Courage to Creativity
The Left Debates the Democratic Party
The Legacy of Rosa Luxemburg
The Revolutionary Project and Socialism in the 21st century: US Bottom-up Struggles and the US Social Forum
The Wisconsin Uprising & Beyond
Transforming Public Higher Education in NYC
Tunisia and Egypt: culture and resistance
What We Learned from Wikileaks Revelations
Worker Control and Factory Occupations, Global South and North
Worker Control, Past and Present
P. Closing Plenary—Sunday 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. [top]