Reading List: 
Sam Farber," A Socialist Approach to Freedom of Speech," Jacobin, https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/02/garton-ash-free-s, Monique Dols, "in Defense of Protesting Racists," https://socialistworker.org/2017/03/23/in-defense-of-protesting-racists,
Across the US, the state and campus administrations are cracking down on freedom of speech and the right to organize. Some on the left support institutional restrictions against the far right. Others question whether the left should defend freedom of speech at all. And liberal commentators condemn protesters at Middlebury and Berkeley for violating free speech rights of right wing speakers. This panel will address the raging controversy and put forward a socialist approach to freedom of speech.