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A Socialist Defector: From Harvard to Karl-Marx-Allee

A Socialist Defector: From Harvard to Karl-Marx-Allee

July 16, 2019

Victor Grossman defected to East Germany while serving in the US military in the 1950’s. His latest book recounts his assessment of life in the US, in East Germany, and in the united Germany. We discuss the book with the author

War by Other Means: Understanding and Challenging U.S. Sanctions Policies

July 15, 2019
Sanctions are often presented as a diplomatic and peaceful alternative to direct military engagement, sanctions ironically can have just as devastating outcomes. Addressing the situations of Cuba, Iran, Russia, and Venezuela, this 2019 Left Forum panel addresses the origins, implementation, and impact of US-imposed sanctions.

Left forum 2018: Making Real News in the Age of Trump

June 12, 2018

‘The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!’ Corporate news is consumed with covering the Trump/Russia affair, but it pales in comparison to the real threats in people’s lives–climate change, underemployment, poverty, lack of health care, lack of clean water–just to name a few. How should independent news cover the most pressing issues of our…