Cornell West - Princeton UniversityLeftist 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?

Hear more about the Left Forum on "Making Contact."


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
c/o Ph.D. Program in Sociology
CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Center for African American Studies
Princeton University
One Palmer Square, Suite 315
Princeton, NJ 08544

Situations: Project of the Radical Imagination
The Center for the Study of Culture, Technology, and Work
CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue, Room 6115
New York, NY 10016

Red Pepper
1B Waterlow Road
London N19 5NJ, UK
+44 020 7263 9345;

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