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Left Forum 2016

Once again, Left Forum is happening this May 20th to 22nd at John Jay College in New York City. As always, PM Press and our authors will be bringing the noise. So here's your chance to hit up some radical and important panels with our authors, editors, and activists. And don't forget to swing by the PM Press tables to check out our authors' books and NEW RELEASES. This year's theme is Rage, Rebellion, Revolution: Organizing Our Power.

Register for Left Forum HERE



Special lunchtime performance on Saturday, May 21st of the Songs of Freedom Singers with an Easter Rising Centennial Celebration Concert featuring Mat Callahan and Yvonne Moore. 2pm–3:15pm, Room L.76.

Revolutionary Mothering: Radical Caretaking as Essential to Creating Revolutionary Communities

Featuring Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines by Alexis Pauline Gumbs, China Martens, and Mai’a Williams

Session 1 1.93 Sat 10:00am - 11:50am

A Full Life: James Connolly the Irish Rebel - COMIC BOOK LAUNCH and discussion with Tom Keough, Mat Callahan, & Allen Ruff

Featuring A Full Life: James Connolly the Irish Rebel by Paul Buhle and Tom Keough

Session 1 3.80 Sat 10:00am - 11:50am
JEWISH NOIR: A New Anthology of Short Stories

Featuring Jewish Noir by Kenneth Wishnia

Session 3 1.68 Sat 03:30pm - 05:00pm


Revolution and Nonviolence: From Deming, Fanon, and Pan-Africanism to today's Global Movements

Featuring We Have Not Been Moved: Resisting Racism and Militarism in 21st Century America by Matt Meyer, coedited with Elizabeth Betita Martínez and Mandy Carter

Session 5 1.92 Sun 10:00am - 11:50am

Political Repression at the 2016 RNC/DNC and How We Can Use Collective Action to Fight Back!

Featuring Crashing the Party: Legacies and Lessons from the RNC 2000 by Kris Hermes

Session 6 1.89 Sun 12:00pm - 01:50pm

The Politics of Fiction/The Fiction of Politics

Featuring Jewish Noir and the Filomena Buscarsela series of crime fiction by Kenneth Wishnia

Session 6 3.81 Sun 12:00pm - 01:50pm

The Next Left – Leadership for Tomorrow

Featuring We Have Not Been Moved: Resisting Racism and Militarism in 21st Century America by Matt Meyer, coedited with Elizabeth Betita Martínez and Mandy Carter

Session 6 8.61 Sun 12:00pm - 01:50pm

Birth, Reproduction and Liberation Politics: A radical caregivers roundtable

Featuring Birth Work as Care Work: Stories from Activist Birth Communities by Alana Apfel

Session 7 1.93 Sun 03:40pm - 05:40pm


More Panels with PM Press authors

Building Independent Organizations in the Working Class Today

Capitalism's Right Turn: From Far Right Populism to Authoritarian Neoliberal State

Chasing Utopia: a Roundtable on Workers Co-ops and Socialist Strategy

Comics Vs. Capitalism

Comix International


The International Working Class: Organizations and Struggles


Ecosocialists confront the COPout: Climate catastrophe or Solar Communism!

Fighting Back: From the Frontlines-Family Members of Prisoners Building Movements for Justice

Freedom Campaign For Oscar Lopez Rivera, Longest Held Political Prisoner Of Puerto Rico In USA

From Red Squads to Counterterorism: Keeping the U.S. Safe FROM Democracy

INDIA SPRING? Maybe for Dalits too, finally!

Political Comics

Tear Down The Prison Walls!

What Can/Should We Inherit from the French Revolution?

Workers Power and Insurgency in a Globalized Capitalist World

Keywords for Radicals Book Launch and Discussion

Free Our Political Prisoners

Free Them All! Political Prisoners and POWs in the US

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