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Left Forum: Forging A Radical Future


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From top: Cornel West, Stanley Aronowitz and Hilary Wainwright.  Sources:, CUNY,

From top: Cornel West, Stanley Aronowitz and Hilary Wainwright. Sources:, CUNY,

Leftist movements around the world are facing new problems and possibilities. Each spring in New York City, organizers and intellectuals gather at what has become known as the Left Forum. They discuss, debate, and develop new visions and strategies. On this edition, we hear selections from the opening panel of the Left Forum, recorded March 9, 2007.

The 2007 Left Forum was subtitled: “Forging a Radical Political Future,” but creating a leftist vision in today’s world generated some questions: Is “reform” alone the best that leftists can hope for? If not, what are the steps to deep economic, political and social transformation, and what kinds of organizations are needed to bring about real change?

Bonus audio:


Cornel West, professor of Religion and African American Studies at Princeton University; Stanley Aronowitz, co-managing-editor of the journal “Situations: Project of the Radical Imagination”; Hilary Wainwright, editor of Red Pepper magazine, and fellow at the Center for Global Governance at the London School of Economics.

Guest Host: Sandina Robbins
Intern: Alexis McCrimmon

For more information:

Left Forum – New York, NY

Center for African American Studies – Princeton, NJ

Situations: Project of the Radical Imagination – New York, NY

Red Pepper – London, UK

Author: Radio Project

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