Event Type: 
Event Year: 
2018
Location: 
NYC
Room: 
L2.81
Timeslot: 
Session A: Friday, June 1st: 4:00 - 5:50pm
Which sub-forum?: 
ECONOMY FORUM
Abstract: 
Karl Marx described capitalism in distinctly monstrous term -- describing “dead labor” as “vampire-like,” for instance, and as living only “by sucking living labor.” Over a century and a half later, these metaphors still resonate, with a journalist from Rolling Stone in 2009 describing Goldman Sachs as “a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money.” The financialization that we’ve seen in the past three decades has crept into every aspect of social relations, with the search for market “solutions” to a wide range of issues from education to military intelligence to environmental stewardship. On an individual level, we are tracked with every swipe of a credit card, online transaction, and loan application. Did it have to come to this? What are the consequences? Is this trajectory reversible? In the decade since the 2008 financial crisis, we have not seen the banks and financial firms held accountable for their actions and financial profits have reached new heights. The challenges we face now are as great as any we have encountered in the neoliberal era. This panel brings together writers, scholars and activists to discuss the implications of these unnerving trends.
Full Name of Speaker: 
Affiliation(s): 
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Biography: 
Ivan Ascher is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. A specialist in modern political and social theory, his current research is on the continued relevance of Karl Marx and Max Weber for a critique of contemporary capitalism. He is the author of Portfolio Society: On the Capitalist Mode of Prediction, published by Zone Books in the Near Futures Series.
Full Name of Speaker: 
Affiliation(s): 
Yale University
Biography: 
Alyssa Battistoni is a PhD candidate in political science at Yale University and a member of the editorial board of Jacobin magazine.
Full Name of Speaker: 
Affiliation(s): 
New York University Stern School of Business
Biography: 
Robert Wosnitzer is clinical assistant professor at New York University Stern School of Business. His research focuses on financial cultures, ethics, and regulation. He received an M.A. and Ph.D. in Media, Culture and Communication, both from New York University. Prior to joining NYU, he traded and placed debt instruments with institutional clients for over a decade at firms including Lehman Brothers and Wells Fargo Capital Markets.
Full Name of Speaker: 
Affiliation(s): 
Demos
Biography: 
Amy Traub is Associate Director of Policy and Research at Demos, where her work focuses on consumer debt, job quality, and public policies to lift up working people. She is a contributing editor of Demos’ recent policy book “Everyone’s Economy.”

POLITICS FORUM

Host: Green Party of New York State
Room:
Host: New York Lawyers for the Public Interest
Room: L.76
Host: Left Forum
Room: L2.85
Host: The Movement for a People's Party
Room: L2.84
Room: 1.113
Featured Speakers:
Host: Revolutionary Workers Group
Room: 1.63
Room: 1.67
Host: Justice Strategies
Room: 1.75
Host: New York Doctors coalition
Room: 1.77
Host: Monthly Review
Room: L2.81
Room: L.76
Host: Black Agenda Report
Room: L2.85
Room: 1.121
Host: Solidarity
Room: 1.125
Host: Socialist Action
Room: 1.63
Room: 1.65
Host: World Beyond War
Room: 1.67
Room: 1.73
Room: 1.76
Room: 1.77
Room: 1.108
Host: Social Democrats USA
Room: L2.81
Room: L2.85
Room: 1.113
Featured Speakers:
Host: Defending Rights & Dissent
Room: 1.125
Featured Speakers:
Host: Black Institute
Room: 1.127
Host: The North Star
Room: 1.65
Host: Green Party of New York State
Room: 1.66
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: Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) - NY Metro chapter
Room: L2.81
Room: Black Box Theater
Featured Speakers:
Host: Jacobin magazine
Room: L.76
Host: Solidarity
Room: L2.84
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: Social Democrats USA
Room: 1.75
Host: National Human Rights Cities Alliance | US Human Rights Network
Room: 1.76
Host: Marxist-Humanist Initiative
Room: 1.77
Host: Fearless Cities NYC
Room: 1.91
Host: Left Voice
Room: L2.81
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: Jewish Currents
Room: 1.75
Featured Speakers:
Host: Socialist Action
Room: 1.76
Host: Science for the People
Room: 1.77
Featured Speakers:
Room: 1.91
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: 1.69
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: Internationalist Group and Class Struggle Education League
Room: 1.69
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
Room: 1.92

CREATIVITY FORUM

Room: Black Box Theater
Room: Black Box Theater
Room: 1.93
Room: 1.99
Host: Zero Books
Room: 1.100
Host: WBAI Rising
Room: 1.90
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
Room: 1.90
Host: May First/People Link
Room: 1.92
Host: Society of the Third Millennium (S3K)
Room: 1.99
Room: 1.100
Host: Radical Poets Collective
Room: 1.101
Host: Marxist Education Project
Room: 1.99
Room: 1.100
Host: Hudson Valley Sally
Room: Black Box Theater
Room: 1.113
Featured Speakers:
Room: 1.100
Room: L.76
Host: Electronic Frontier Foundation
Room: 1.91
Host: Consortium for Independent Journalism, consortiumnews.com
Room: 1.99
Host: Left Forum
Room: 1.100

THEORY AND HISTORY FORUM

Host: Left Forum
Room: L.63
Host: LeftOut
Room: 1.124
Host: The Free Economic Society of Russia
Room: 1.129
Host: Zeitgeist NYC
Room: 1.73
Room: 1.124
Host: Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung--New York Office
Room: 1.129
Host: New Politics
Room: 1.66
Room: 1.124
Host: Gabriel Peri Foundation
Room: 1.63
Host: Institute for the Radical Imagination
Room: 1.129
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
Room: L2.81
Host: Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung--New York Office
Room: Black Box Theater
Featured Speakers:
Host: The Institute for Critical Study of Society
Room: 1.124

ECONOMY FORUM

Host: Zone Books
Room: L2.81
Room: 1.114
Room: 1.115
Host: Henry George School of Social Science (NYC)
Room: 1.123
Host: CUNY Struggle
Room: 1.71
Host: Democracy at work
Room: L2.84
Host: League for the Revolutionary Party
Room: 1.114
Host: Union for Radical Political Economics
Room: 1.115
Host: Fashion Reverie Publications, LLC
Room: 1.119
Host: Henry George School of Social Science (NYC)
Room: 1.123
Room: 1.127
Host: Powerline Films
Room: 1.92
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: The Workers' Economy, North American, Central American & Caribbean Region
Room: 1.117
Host: Solidarity
Room: 1.119
Host: Georgist Economic Taskforce
Room: 1.121
Host: Henry George School of Social Science (NYC)
Room: 1.123
Host: Fed Group of Upper West Side
Room: 1.114
Host: Tax Wall Street Party
Room: 1.117
Host: Georgist Economic Taskforce
Room: 1.121
Host: Henry George School of Social Science (NYC)
Room: 1.123
Host: Science & Society
Room: 1.124
Host: Rise Up Filming, llc
Room: 1.127
Host: The Democracy Collaborative
Room: L2.85
Host: Coalition for Social Justice
Room: 1.115
Host: Tech Workers Coalition
Room: 1.119
Host: Henry George School of Social Science (NYC)
Room: 1.123
Room: L2.85
Host: International Marxist-Humanist Organization
Room: 1.115
Host: Tech Workers Coalition
Room: 1.119
Host: Georgist Economic Taskforce
Room: 1.123

INTERNATIONAL FORUM

Host: Black Alliance for Peace (BAP)
Room: L.76
Host: Jewish Voice for Peace, Westchester
Room: 1.101
Host: Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung--New York Office
Room: 1.103
Room: 1.105
Host: Party of the European Left
Room: 1.103
Room: 1.105
Host: New York State Nurses Association
Room: 1.107
Room: 1.69
Room: 1.101
Host: CovertAction Magazine
Room: 1.103
Room: 1.105
Room: 1.107
Host: Haiti Liberte
Room: 1.108
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: Journal 'Alternatives'
Room: L2.82
Host: The Hampton Institute, a working-class think thank
Room: 1.105
Host: Task Force on the Americas
Room: 1.107
Host: Federal State Agency for Civic Education of Mecklenburg and Western Pomerania
Room: 1.108
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: Middle East Peace Forum
Room: 1.109
Host: Code Pink
Room: 1.101
Host: Palestinian Youth Movement
Room: 1.105
Host: Socialist Action
Room: 1.107
Host: Ambazonian Prisoners of Conscience Support Network
Room: 1.108
Room: 1.109

RACE FORUM

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
Host: Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung--New York Office
Room: 1.129
Room: 1.85
Host: Cooperation Jackson
Room: 1.89
Room: 1.85
Host: International Marxist-Humanist Organization
Room: 1.87
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
Host: Pan-African Community Action (PACA)
Room: 1.89
Featured Speakers:

GENDER AND SEXUALITY FORUM

Host: Party of Communists USA
Room: 1.81
Room: 1.83
Room: 1.81
Host: Democracy at work
Room: 1.83
Room: Black Box Theater
Featured Speakers:
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
Host: Critical Sociology
Room: 1.82
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
Host: Green Party of New York State
Room: L2.82