CounterVortex editor and chief blogger Bill Weinberg will speak at the Left Forum in New York City on June 4, at a panel on "Confronting 'Anti-Neoliberal Left' Collaboration with Trumpism and the Far Right." In spite of Trump making good on as many of his racist, sexist, nationalist, anti-immigrant and anti-worker plans for the US as he can, a portion of the left continues to insist that the rise of Trumpism is preferable to or no worse than the "neoliberal" status quo. We see the same tendency now in part of the French and international left regarding Le Pen. Is this phenomenon due to ignorance of the dangers of white-nationalist authoritarianism, or because a portion of the left actually favors it over "neoliberalism"? This panel will offer diverse views on the causes and consequences of collaboration with Trumpism and the far right and will suggest diverse ways to try to keep it from stifling the real left—the growing Resistance in the streets.
Other panelsists include Anne Jaclard of the Marxist-Humanist Initiative; Andrew Kliman, author of The Failure of Capitalist Production: Underlying Causes of the Great Recession; Brendan Cooney of the Kapitalism 101 blog; and Ravi Bali, a London housing activist.
Sunday June 4, 10 AM
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
899 10th Avenue, New York
Attendees must register with the Left Forum