Monday, September 21, 2009

October 15: The Left Forum: Capitalist Power in the Age of Obama

Thursday, October 15, 2009, 7:30 p.m.

the Community Church of New York City
40 East 35thSt. near Park Ave, NYC

The Left Forum has organized a Dialogue/debate between
Tom Hayden, founder of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and activist in Progressives for Obama,
Stanley Aronowitz, public intellectual and author of over 24 books and
Cindy Milstein, anarchist organizer, writer and popular educator.
The moderator will be Esther Armah of WBAI's "Wake Up Call".

This is a free event, hosted by the Community Church of New York City.

Thursday, October 15, 2009, 7:30 p.m.

40 East 35thSt. near Park Ave, NYC

They will address the roles of capitalists’ power in and beyond the Obama campaign and administration while considering the impact of, and opposition to such power in relation to strategies for building Left alternatives.

This event comes at a time of the exclusion from mainstream media and Washington politics of any discourse that suggests that the systematic dimensions of capitalism are related to the current crises or that the phrase “capitalists’ power” is relevant to public political consciousness.

Debate questions will be prepared and posed by a panel consisting of David Harvey (The Limits to Capital), Maria Svart (union organizer and chair of the NYC local of the Democratic Socialists of America) and Josh MacPhee (Justseeds radical artists' collective founder) and audience questions will be included.

1 comment:

sanda said...

I am a longtime listener/member of WBAI. I want to note, as a reader here, that I support the "undo the coup" movement around WBAI and Pacifica Radio Network. Don DeBar has been "fired and banned" by the management installed by the coup (and
the LSB,the new majority since Jan., Local Station Board has
aided and abetted it). See TakeBackWbai at

I support the websites Don DeBar is producing: and

There is an election now for new LSB members. Lynne Stewart is a candidate of the "undo the coup" group. The Community Church on E.35th St. has been good on wheelchair access. I was able to briefly "drop in" to a meeting for Lynne Stewart a few years ago.

It's too important to remain silent about WBAI, if we want to keep a diverse, multicultural radio station that challenges authoritarian power at all levels of gov't. There was a coup at the
station and Pacifica 9 years ago, and we "undid it". Democracy has to work in all aspects of our lives.