May 20, 2013
Dear Friend of the Campaign for Peace and Democracy,
We're writing to invite you the Left Forum, which will be held in New York City, June 7-9 at Pace University. This year's Left Forum theme is "Mobilizing for Economical/Economical Transformation"; plenaries will feature Noam Chomsky, Oliver Stone, Bolivian Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera, and many others. If you haven’t registered yet, please do so now! Online registration discounts end this Friday, May 31, though it will be possible to register at the door. Click here to register.
CPD is co-sponsoring five panels this year, and we hope you can come to several of them:
- The Syriza Moment: Labor and Ecological Strategies for the Greek Left-Co-sponsored with Syriza-NY, Saturday, June 8, 10am-11:50am, Room W605. Chair: Natassa Romanou; Panelists: Joanne Landy, Lefteris Kretsos, Sean Sweeney.
- Responding to Neo-fascist Movements: The Case of Greece, Golden Dawn, and the Diaspora. Cosponsored with AKNY-Greece Solidarity Movement. Saturday, June 8, 12:00pm-1:40pm, Room E305. Chair: Nicholas Levis; Panelists: Alan Akrivos, Emanuelle Mimieux, Neni Panourgia.
- Class Struggle in North America: A Discussion of Continental Crucible: Big Business, Workers and Unions in the Transformation of North America. Co-sponsored with Fernwood Publishing and New Politics. Saturday, June 8, 5:30pm-7:10pm, Room LHN. Chair: Joanne Landy; Panelists: Dan La Botz, Katherine Sciacchitano, Velasco Arregui, Richard Roman, Teresa Healy.
- Crisis and the Left in Europe: The Cases of Germany, Greece, Italy and Spain. Cosponsored with AKNY-Greece Solidarity Movement. Sunday, June 9, 12:00pm-1:50pm, Room W626. Chair: Peter Bratsis; Panelists: Marcus Grätsch, Despina Lalaki, Bruno Gullì, Carlos Frade.
- Economic, Ecological, and Social Crisis in Iran: The Impact of U.S. Sanctions. Sunday, June 9, 3pm-4:50pm, Room E330. Cosponsored with Havaar: Iranian Initiative Against War, Sanctions and State Repression. Chair: Geoff Johnson; Panelists: Alex Shams, Bitta Mostofi, Manijeh Nasrabadi, Maziar Shirazi.
We look forward to seeing you there! We are hoping to make videos available for those who can't make some or all of the sessions.
In peace and solidarity,
Joanne Landy Thomas Harrison Co-Directors, CPD