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Playlist: Left Forum 2014

Compiled By: Scott Harris

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Selected plenary speeches and panels at the Left Forum, May 30 - June 1, 2014, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. Recorded by Scott Harris, Between The Lines Radio Newsmagazine

Kshama Sawant's Left Forum Plenary Speech May 31, 2014

From Scott Harris | 29:37

Kshama Sawant's Left Forum Plenary Speech May 31, 2014

Default-piece-image-2 Kshama Sawant's plenary speech (29:28) at the Left Forum 2014. Kshama Sawant is an economics professor, Occupy Seattle activist and socialist who won a Seattle City Council seat in November 2013, who successfully led the campaign to raise city's minimum wage to $15/an hour. Recorded by Scott Harris, Between The Lines Radio Newsmagazine, heard on over 50 community radio stations (http://BTLonline.org)

Harry Belafonte's Left Forum Plenary Speech May 31, 2014

From Scott Harris | 39:38

Singer/musician and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte's plenary speech (39:38) at the Left Forum 2014.

Default-piece-image-1 Harry Belafonte's plenary speech (39:38) at the Left Forum 2014. Belafonte exposed America to world music and spent his life challenging and overturning racial barriers across the globe. Belafonte met a young Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on King’s historic visit to New York in the early 1950s. Belafonte and King developed a deep and abiding friendship, and Belafonte played a key role in the civil rights movement, including the 1963 March on Washington. Recorded by Scott Harris, producer of Between The Lines, heard on over 50 community radio stations

Angela Davis' Left Forum Plenary Speech May 31, 2014

From Scott Harris | 34:13

Civil rights activist, professor emerita Angela Davis's plenary speech (34:13) at the Left Forum 2014.

Default-piece-image-2 Angela Davis's plenary speech (34:13) : Angela Davis is known internationally for her ongoing work to combat all forms of oppression. She is a distinguished professor emerita in the History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies Departments at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Over the years she has been active as a student, teacher, writer, scholar, and activist/organizer. Today she is an advocate of prison abolition and has developed a powerful critique of racism in the criminal justice system. She is a founding member of Critical Resistance, a national organization dedicated to the dismantling of the prison industrial complex. Produced by Scott Harris, Between The Lines radio newsmagazine heard on over 50 community radio stations.

Left Forum Friday, May 30, 2014 Plenary

From Scott Harris | 01:39:12

Left Forum Friday, May 30, 2014 Plenary with
Cornel West, Immortal Technique, Marina Sitrin, and Stanley Aronowitz;

Default-piece-image-2 Opening plenary speech (1:39:12)  with
Cornel West, Immortal Technique, Marina Sitrin, and Stanley Aronowitz; Amy Goodman, moderator. "Why revolution now?
What revolution now?"

Left Forum Panel Discussion on Thomas Paine: The Anatomy of Revolution

From Scott Harris | 01:22:27

Special Forum Panel Discussion on Thomas Paine (1:22:27): The Anatomy of Revolution: Part I: Thomas Paine. Professors Chris Hedges, Cornel West and Richard Wolff initiated a ten-part series at the 2014 Left Form that focused on the great modern revolutionary theorists.

Default-piece-image-2 Left Forum Panel Discussion:
The Anatomy of Revolution: Part I: Thomas Paine
Professors Chris Hedges, Cornel West and Richard Wolff initiated a ten-part series at the 2014 Left Form that focused on the great modern revolutionary theorists. They began with perhaps America's only real revolutionist, Thomas Paine, who in his three great works Common Sense, The Rights of Man and The Age of Reason laid down the foundations by which rebellion is morally and legally permissible. They looked at whether the conditions set by Paine have been met with the rise of the corporate state and ask whether Paine's call for the overthrow of British tyranny should become our own.