Carson's Corner host Bob Carson attended the 2015 Left Forum at John Jay College Friday and Saturday, and he recorded some fantastic audio from some of the key radicals in the fight against imperialism and Capitalism, which are one in the same.
On 5-29, the first panel discussion, Against The Narrative: Independent Media and the Left, hosted by Julianna Forlano, featured Glen Ford of the Black Agenda Report, Eddie Conway, former Black Panther and political prisoner, and Paul Jay of The Real News. We will play audio from this discussion, which includes a discussion of black indepedent media and the need for a media alternative to the corporate dominance.
After this panel discussion, Bob had the opportunity to interview John Dennie, a retired postal worker and activist who is protesting a Staples takeover of our postal service.
Bob also had the opportunity to interview Green Party presidential candidate, Jill Stein. The Election Boycott Advocates have been discussing how ineffective third party candidates have been, considering the very system as constructed by the capitalist class. Bob poses this and other questions to Jill Stein.
On 5-30, Bob attended Why We Focus on U.S. Imperialist Wars, hosted by Sara Flounders, of the International Action Center, and Joe Lombardo of UNAC (United National Antiwar Coalition). Both had brilliant observations about U.S. imperialism.