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Audio recordings of several panel discussions
recorded at the Left Forum,
March 20, 2010 at Pace University, New York City
Recorded and produced by Between The Lines' Scott Harris
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panelists audience

 MP3: Lessons from Latin American Social Movements for a US in Crisis(1:06:30)

Sponsor: Between The Lines Radio Newsmagazine and Toward Freedom

Moderator: Scott Harris: producer, Between The Lines Radio Newsmagazine

Latin American social movements have resisted the harmful effects of neoliberalism for decades. Many have also built viable alternatives to this destructive economic model. This panel and discussion focused on such resistance and alternatives in Latin America and looked at what activists and leftist in the US could learn from these movements and experiences in Latin America. The panel discussed connections between worker occupations and cooperatives in Argentina and the worker occupation of the Republic Windows and Doors factory in Chicago. It also looked at indigenous alternative radios and movements in Colombia and alternative media in the US, as well as water rights struggles in the North and South. Also discussed were Bolivian social movements under President Evo Morales and how those movements have both politically radicalized the president's policies and been co-opted and demobilized by the government.

reimagining society

 MP3: Reimagining Society: The Nature of the Task (1:16:15)

Sponsor: Z Communications
  • Chris Spannos (chairman) - ZNet
  • Barbara Epstein - Socialist Review; History, UC Santa Cruz.
  • Bill Fletcher Jr. -; Co-Author, Solidarity Divided
  • Michael Albert - Co-founder, Z Magazine and ZNet

 MP3: Going Undercover: The Yes Men and Gumshoe Journalists Discuss Subterfuge and Satire in Activism and Investigative Journalism (1:06:04)

  • Joseph Huff-Hannon (chairman) - independent writer and producer recipient, James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism
  • Andy Bichlbaum -co-founder, The Yes Men; Co-director, The Yes Men Fix the World
  • Ken Silverstein - investigative reporter and DC editor, Harper's magazine


 MP3: The Future of Labor in the U.S. (1:09:12)

  • Frances Fox Piven (chairwoman) - The Graduate Center, CUNY
  • Stanley Aronowitz - Sociology, CUNY Graduate Center
  • Bill Fletcher, Jr. -; co-author, Solidarity Divided
  • James Gray Pope - Rutgers University School of Law
  • Saket Soni - New Orleans Workers' Center for Racial Justice
  • Elaine Bernard - director of the Harvard Trade Union Program

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