Host/Sponsor: 
United Front Against Austerity
Room: 
1.83
Timeslot: 
SATURDAY June 3rd Session 4: 5:20pm - 7:10pm
Abstract: 
Nine years after the Panic of 2008, the coming of the Trump administration has finally detonated the greatest mass strike upsurge in US history, with over 5 million protesters in the streets on January 21, followed by months of continuous agitation. The opportunities now emerging are breathtaking, and require new methods. The Democratic ticket lost the 2016 election most of all because of the lack of mass traction economic demands, especially the absence of a program for 40 million new productive jobs. But the Resistance is hobbled by the residue of decades of marginalization, in particular the overwhelming stress on identity politics that can become a straitjacket when mass action is once again possible. Demands like Free College, Medicare for All, the $15 Minimum Wage, Halting Foreclosures, and full employment job creation – all paid for by Wall Street and the Fed -- can quickly become the basis for a united front capable of contending for political power in the years just ahead. Good strategy can also lead to the collapse of the racist and reactionary GOP as a national force, and a split among Democrats leaving the Wall Street faction isolated.
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker First Name: 
Webster
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Last Name: 
Tarpley
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Affiliation: 
United Front Against Austerity
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Biography: 
An activist, organizer, and philosopher of history, Tarpley first became widely known for his book George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography (1992), a masterpiece of research which is still a must read. His interest in economics is reflected in Surviving the Cataclysm: Your Guide Through the Worst Financial Crisis in Human HistoryAgainst Oligarchy.
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator First Name: 
Daniela
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Last Name: 
Walls
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Affiliation: 
Tax Wall Street Party, Washington DC
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Biography: 
Daniela Walls is an American political activist. She is only the second woman in US history to found a political party in the United States. She is currently active in the Washington DC area. Her specialty is creating alternatives to the bankrupt two party system and breaking the power of Wall Street.
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator First Name: 
Gregory
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Last Name: 
Edwards
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Affiliation: 
Tax Wall Street Party of New York
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Biography: 
Gregory Edwards has been Transportation Adviser for the Tax Wall Street Party since January 2015. Passionate about transportation's role in an advanced society, he has promoted use of modern technologies to solve current infrastructure shortcomings. Gregory believes funding for 21st century infrastructure projects can be achieved through taxation of Wall Street and credit issued by the Federal Reserve.
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator Last Name: 
Yanez
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator Affiliation: 
Indivisible of Montogmery County, Maryland
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator Biography: 
Roland Yanez worked for several years as a free speech organizer in Miami, Florida. He is currently based in the Washington DC suburbs where he coordinates united front cooperation and political education among the new groups which have emerged after the November 2016 election.
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator First Name: 
Roland
Panel/Workshop Organizer First Name: 
Webster
Panel/Workshop Organizer Last Name: 
Tarpley
Panel/Workshop Organizer Affiliation: 
United Front Against Austerity