Following the closing event featuring Arundhati Roy and Noam Chomsky, I sat down with two Mantlers to get their opinions on their speeches and on Left Forum 2010 as a whole.
Audio interview with Greg Palast, author of the two New York Times bestsellers, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy and Armed Madhouse. When Palast, an investigator of corporate fraud and racketeering, turned his skills to journalism, he was quickly recognized as, "The most important investigative reporter of our time" (Tribune Magazine) in Britain, where his reports first appeared in The Guardian newspapers and on BBC television.
Audio interview with Brian Tokar, an ecological activist and author, director of the Institute for Social Ecology, and a lecturer at the University of Vermont. He is the author of The Green Alternative and Earth for Sale, edited two books on the politics of biotechnology and co-edited the forthcoming collection, Crisis in Food and Agriculture: Conflict, Resistence and Renewal (Monthly Review Press).
Audio interview with Muhammad Ahmad, the former Field Chairman of the Revolutionary Action Movement and founder of African People's Party in the 1970's. Muhammad worked closely with Malcolm X, Amiri Baraka, James and Grace Lee Boggs and Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael). He is the author of We Will Return in the Whirlwind, African Americans Since 1900, and Selected Writings, Volume 1. He is a member of the Philadelphia Community Institute of Africana Studies and of N'COBRA.
Audio interview with Jeremy Glick, the co-editor of Another World is Possible: Conversations in a Time of Terror, Professor of English at Hunter College, and currently working on a book on dramatic and operatic representations of the Haitian Revolution.
Audio interview with Steve Brier, Professor of Urban Education in the History department at the CUNY Graduate Center, founder of the American Social History Project and co-author of the "Who Built America?" multimedia curriculum in History.
Audio interview with Margaret Yard, a sociologist, psychologist, nurse practitioner in geriatrics and psychiatry, lyricist, writer and an activist.
Audio interview with Mike Bonanno, co-founder of the Yes-Men and a co-Director of The Yes-Men Fix the World.
Audio interview with James Gray Pope, a Professor of Law at Rutgers University. A former worker in the metal trades, Pope was an active member of the International Association of Machinists and the Industrial Union of Marine and Shipbuilding Workers. He has written numerous articles about worker's rights, constitutional law, and labor history.
Audio interview with Bill Fletcher Jr., a longtime labor and international activist and the former President and chief executive officer of TransAfrica Forum, a national non-profit organization organizing, educating and advocating for policies in favor of the people's of Africa, the Carribbean and Latin America.