NEW YORK, 29 May 2015 — The theme for the 2105 Left Forum was: No Justice, No Peace: Confronting the Crises of Capitalism and Democracy.
The opening plenary focused on anti-austerity politics, alliances, and national and international political potentials and challenges emerging in Europe and impacting the world; revolutionary dimensions of these developments - in the context of a mass-based political, economic, cultural, ecological, race, gender, and class struggle-illuminating politics - of electoral, left, and social movement organizing.
Opening Plenary moderated by Laura Flanders.
Leo Panitch is editor of the Socialist Register and distinguished research professor at York University, Canada. He is co-author, with Sam Gindin, of The Making of Global Capitalism: The Political Economy of American Empire (Verso).