[Marxism] Left Forum recommendations?

Andrew Pollack acpollack2 at gmail.com
Tue May 27 13:09:06 MDT 2014


Three panels by the MENA Solidarity Network-US and friends:


http://www.leftforum.org/content/syrian-revolution-impact-palestinian-kurdish-and-anti-imperialist-politics


http://www.leftforum.org/content/syrian-revolution-grassroots-movements-and-media-coverage

http://www.leftforum.org/content/arab-revolutions-perspective


For more info:
https://www.facebook.com/events/758898354155490


On Tue, May 27, 2014 at 2:54 PM, Sheldon Ranz via Marxism <
marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu> wrote:

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> I recommend any or all of the panel on Saturday dealing with sex work.
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> On Tue, May 27, 2014 at 1:57 PM, Louis Proyect via Marxism <
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> > On 5/27/14 1:32 PM, Glenn Kissack via Marxism wrote:
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> >> I just began looking over the panels for the Left Forum this weekend. I
> >> was wondering if any of you had a recommendation or two.
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> >> Thanks,
> >> Glenn
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> > I am not looking that forward to many of the offerings but will make a
> > point of going to this on Saturday morning:
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> > lenin’s revolutionary Strategy for our times: reforms, elections,
> > parliaments and the Broader Democratic Struggle 1.87
> > Susan Kang,........... John Jay College, CUNY, NYC
> > August Nimtz...........University of Minnesota
> > Paul Le Blanc..........La Roche College, Pittsburgh
> > Ty Moore.............. Socialist Alternative
> >
> > For me there's an interesting question of whether the Bolsheviks ever
> > really urged a vote for Cadets. I have heard support for this from a
> number
> > of people, including Mike Ely and Pham Binh each for their own reasons.
> > Nimtz has a new book out on Lenin and democracy, a follow-up to his first
> > book on Marx and democracy.
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> > The biggest problem with the Left Forum is that a number of the workshops
> > will be structured around a group of speakers sharing the same outlook,
> > making it kind of boring. You wouldn't expect the International Action
> > Center to invite someone like me to speak on Syria, for example. So what
> > you end up with is 3 or 4 speakers taking up 90 minutes to defend the
> same
> > POV and then opening it up to Q&A and allowing everybody to make their
> > points in 3 minutes or less. In a way it is like listening to
> WBAI--boring!
> > That was what was so great about Samorki Marksman, he used to invite
> former
> > directors of the CIA who respected his erudition and professional manner
> > even if they disagreed totally with him.
> >
> > This is one of the reasons that I prefer to make my points on the
> > Internet. There is no time-limit and I get a chance to sharpen my
> arguments
> > with people who disagree totally with me. The Left Forum is a valuable
> > resource for the left but it could be much better.
> >
> >
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