Event Type: 
Event Year: 
2018
Location: 
NYC
Which sub-forum?: 
RACE FORUM
Abstract: 
Even with inspiring protests against police violence, the left lacks something important: objectives that will shift power. Community Control over Police is a political demand that can shift power while heightening contradictions. This proposal is based on Black Liberation theory and includes a complete campaign plan.
Full Name of Speaker: 
Full Name of Speaker: 
Affiliation(s): 
Left Forum
North Star Fund
Take Back the Land
National Economic & Social Rights Initiative
Biography: 
Cofounder and member of the Leadership Committee of the Take Back the Land Movement and a staff volunteer at the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI). After losing his job in 2001, he spent two years homeless on the streets of Miami and ten months in a New York City shelter. He eventually overcame homelessness and has been in the housing movement based in New York City since 2007. In the fall of 2009, Rob was chosen to be the New York City chairperson for the first ever; official mission to the US; of a UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing. He was a member of an advance team coordinated by the US Human Rights Network in early 2010; traveling to Geneva Switzerland several times to prepare for the United States initial appearance in the Universal Periodic Review. Rob has worked with homeless populations in Budapest Hungary and Berlin Germany and is connected with housing and land movements in South Africa and Brazil. He works with the European Squatters Collective, International Alliance of Inhabitants (IAI); Landless People’s Movement (MST) and the Movement of People Affected by Dams (MAB), the Platform of People Affected by Mortgages in Spain (PAH) and is the coordinator of the USA Canada Alliance of Inhabitants sister organization to IAI.

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Host: League for the Revolutionary Party
Room: 1.114
Host: Henry George School of Social Science (NYC)
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Host: Zone Books
Room: L2.81
Room: 1.114
Room: 1.115
Host: CUNY Struggle
Room: 1.71
Host: Democracy at work
Room: L2.84
Host: Union for Radical Political Economics
Room: 1.115
Host: Tax Wall Street Party
Room: 1.117
Host: Fashion Reverie Publications, LLC
Room: 1.119
Room: 1.127
Host: Institute for the Study of Long-Term Economic Trends, UMKC
Room: L.76
Host: Democracy at work
Room: L2.84
Host: Critical Sociology
Room: 1.114
Host: Zero Books
Room: 1.115
Host: Solidarity
Room: 1.119
Host: Fed Group of Upper West Side
Room: 1.114
Host: Science & Society
Room: 1.124
Host: The Democracy Collaborative
Room: L2.85
Host: Coalition for Social Justice
Room: 1.115
Host: Tech Workers Coalition
Room: 1.119
Room: L2.85
Host: International Marxist-Humanist Organization
Room: 1.115
Host: Tech Workers Coalition
Room: 1.119
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INTERNATIONAL FORUM

Host: Black Alliance for Peace (BAP)
Room: L.76
Host: Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung--New York Office
Room: 1.103
Host: New York State Nurses Association
Room: 1.107
Host: Middle East Peace Forum
Room: 1.108
Host: Party of the European Left
Room: 1.103
Room: 1.105
Room: 1.107
Room: 1.69
Host: CovertAction Magazine
Room: 1.103
Room: 1.105
Room: 1.107
Host: Haiti Liberte
Room: 1.108
Host: Journal 'Alternatives'
Room: L.76
Host: Burma Task Force
Room: 1.103
Host: World Can't Wait
Room: 1.105
Host: Left Voice
Room: 1.107
Host: Cuba Si Coalition
Room: 1.108
Host: The Hampton Institute, a working-class think thank
Room: 1.105
Host: Task Force on the Americas
Room: 1.107
Host: The Democracy Collaborative
Room: 1.91
Host: Chicago ALBA Solidarity
Room: 1.101
Room: 1.103
Host: Dr. Frank Romano, Peace & Freedom in the Holy Land
Room: 1.105
Room: 1.107
Host: Party of the European Left
Room: 1.108
Host: Palestinian Youth Movement
Room: 1.105
Host: Socialist Action
Room: 1.107
Host: Ambazonian Prisoners of Conscience Support Network
Room: 1.108

POLITICS FORUM

Host: Internationalist Group and Class Struggle Education League
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Host: Social Democrats USA
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Host: Defending Rights & Dissent
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Featured Speakers:
Host: New York Lawyers for the Public Interest
Room: L.76
Room: L2.84
Host: Left Forum
Room: L2.85
Room: 1.113
Featured Speakers:
Host: Revolutionary Workers Group
Room: 1.63
Host: Monthly Review
Room: 1.65
Host: Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) - NY Metro chapter
Room: 1.66
Room: 1.67
Host: Justice Strategies
Room: 1.75
Host: New York Doctors coalition
Room: 1.77
Room: L.76
Host: Black Agenda Report
Room: L2.85
Host: Socialist Action
Room: 1.63
Room: 1.65
Host: World Beyond War
Room: 1.67
Host: Social Democrats USA
Room: 1.69
Room: 1.73
Room: 1.76
Room: 1.77
Room: 1.108
Room: L2.85
Room: 1.113
Featured Speakers:
Host: Black Institute
Room: 1.127
Host: The North Star
Room: 1.65
Host: Tax Wall Street Party
Room: 1.67
Host: In These Times
Room: 1.71
Host: Organizing Upgrade
Room: 1.75
Host: Class Struggle Education Workers
Room: 1.77
Host: Solidarity
Room: L2.84
Room: 1.113
Featured Speakers:
Host: Left Voice
Room: 1.119
Host: Verso Books
Room: 1.66
Host: Critical Sociology
Room: 1.67
Room: 1.69
Host: Zero Books
Room: 1.71
Room: 1.73
Host: National Human Rights Cities Alliance | US Human Rights Network
Room: 1.76
Host: Marxist-Humanist Initiative
Room: 1.77
Host: Socialist Register
Room: L2.84
Host: Center for Election Science
Room: 1.114
Room: 1.63
Room: 1.65
Host: Chicago ALBA Solidarity
Room: 1.67
Host: Green Party of New York State
Room: 1.69
Room: 1.71
Host: Green Party of PA
Room: 1.73
Host: Jewish Currents
Room: 1.75
Featured Speakers:
Host: Socialist Action
Room: 1.76
Host: Science for the People
Room: 1.77
Featured Speakers:
Host: One People's Project
Room: 1.92
Host: Great Transition Collective
Room: L.76
Room: L2.84
Host: Democracy at work
Room: L2.85
Host: Platypus Affiliated Society
Room: 1.129
Host: New Politics
Room: 1.65
Featured Speakers:
Room: 1.71
Host: Struggle Newspaper
Room: 1.73
Host: Columbia University Teachers College
Room: 1.75
Room: 1.76
Host: Socialist Register
Room: L2.84
Room: 1.114
Host: Marxist-Humanist Initiative
Room: 1.129
Room: 1.65
Room: 1.67
Host: Green Party of New York State
Room: 1.71
Host: Malcolm X Center for Self Determination
Room: 1.73
Host: Show Up America
Room: 1.76
Host: Socialism and Democracy
Room: 1.77
Host: Social Democrats, USA
Room: 1.81
Featured Speakers:
Room: 1.92

RACE FORUM

Host: Pan-African Community Action (PACA)
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Featured Speakers:
Host: Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung--New York Office
Room: 1.66
Host: Trust for Affordable Housing
Room: 1.76
Host: Southern Anti-Racism Network
Room: 1.85
Host: The Policing and Social Justice Project at Brooklyn College
Room: 1.87
Host: Tuskegee University
Room: 1.89
Host: Resist the Deportation Machine Network
Room: 1.75
Host: Committe to End Racist Drug Wars
Room: 1.85
Host: Marxist-Humanist Initiative
Room: 1.89
Host: New Sanctuary Coalition
Room: L.63
Room: 1.85
Host: Cooperation Jackson
Room: 1.89
Room: 1.85
Room: 1.89
Host: The Brotherwise Dispatch
Room: 1.85
Room: 1.89
Room: 1.85
Host: Left Voice
Room: 1.89
Host: Justice 4 the Wrongfully Incarcerated
Room: 1.85

CREATIVITY FORUM

Host: Zero Books
Room: 1.100
Room: 1.93
Room: 1.99
Host: All Revolutionary Qs
Room: 1.91
Host: May First/People Link
Room: 1.92
Room: 1.93
Host: TIKKUN Magazine
Room: 1.99
Host: Georgetown University
Room: 1.100
Host: Black Media Matters
Room: L2.85
Host: May First/People Link
Room: 1.92
Host: Society of the Third Millennium (S3K)
Room: 1.99
Room: 1.100
Host: Marxist Education Project
Room: 1.99
Room: 1.100
Room: 1.113
Featured Speakers:
Room: 1.92
Featured Speakers:
Room: 1.100
Room: L.76
Host: Consortium for Independent Journalism, consortiumnews.com
Room: 1.99
Host: Left Forum
Room: 1.100

THEORY AND HISTORY FORUM

Host: Institute for the Radical Imagination
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Host: Left Forum
Room: L.63
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Host: LeftOut
Room: 1.124
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Host: The Free Economic Society of Russia
Room: 1.129
Host: Zeitgeist NYC
Room: 1.73
Room: 1.124
Host: New Politics
Room: 1.129
Room: 1.124
Host: Gabriel Peri Foundation
Room: 1.63
Host: Bottom Up Radio Show
Room: 1.63
Room: 1.124
Room: 1.129
Host: Struggle Newspaper
Room: 1.66
Host: John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Room: 1.124
Host: Institute for the Radical Imagination
Room: 1.63
Host: Platypus Affiliated Society
Room: 1.66
Host: The Institute for Critical Study of Society
Room: 1.124
Room: 1.66

GENDER AND SEXUALITY FORUM

Host: Critical Sociology
Room: L2.84
Host: Party of Communists USA
Room: 1.81
Room: 1.83
Host: Democracy at work
Room: 1.83
Host: Situations Journal
Room: 1.81
Host: Devolution Productions
Room: 1.83
Room: 1.81
Room: 1.83
Host: Socialism and Democracy
Room: 1.81
Room: 1.83
Room: 1.83

ENVIRONMENT FORUM

Host: Sustaining All Life
Room: 1.82
Host: New York University
Room: 1.82
Host: New York University
Room: 1.82
Room: 1.82
Host: Shut Down Indian Point Now
Room: 1.82
Host: Verso Books
Room: 1.82