URPE at the 2011 Left Forum:
Recordings, Papers, Slides, Notes

For descriptions of the following panels download our flyer.
For bios of panelists, click here.

Capitalism, Climate Change, and Social Conflicts

Session 1 Saturday 10-11:50 a.m. Room E326
Sponsored by: Union for Radical Political Economics

Brian Tokar - Institute for Social Ecology
Chris Williams
- Pace
Younes Abouyoub
- Columbia University
Emily Giles, Chair

Audio Recordings:  Campbell, Intro   Tokar   Williams   Abouyoub   
Audience Discussion

Supporting Material: Ecology and Socialism, Williams   Nuclear Roulette, Williams 
Toward Climate Justice, Tokar  Agriculture and Food in Crisis, Tokar & Magdoff

Democratic and Participatory Economics

Session 2 Saturday 12-1:50 p.m. Room W605
Sponsored by: Union for Radical Political Economics

Al Campbell - URPE; University of Utah
Alba Delgado
- ICEA (Instituto de Ciencias Economicas y de la Autogestion), Spain
John Cronan, Jr.
- Organization for a Free Society; Restaurant Opportunities Center

Audio Recordings:   Campbell, Intro   Campbell   Cronan   Riano   Audience Discussion

Supporting Material:  Riano Website

Is Fair Trade a Viable Model of Solidarity Economics?

Session 2 Saturday 12-1:50 p.m. Room W604
Sponsored by: Union for Radical Political Economics

Chisara Ehiemere - Fair Trade USA
Daniel Salcedo
- Pueblo to People
Rodney North
- Equal Exchange
Tamara Stenn
- URPE; Keene State College

Audio Recordings:   Stenn, Intro   Stenn   Salcedo   Ehiemere   North   
Audience Discussion

Supporting Material: North:  Equal Exchange   Small Farmers Big Change
Stenn Presentation (pdf)

Global Warming and Economic Cooling:
Causes and Fight-back Strategies

Session 3 Saturday 3-4:50 p.m. Room LHS
Sponsored by: Union for Radical Political Economics

Gelvin Stevenson - Clear Skies Group, Inc.; Community Resources Exchange; Cherokee National Historical Society
Michael Tanzer
- Tanzer Economic Associates

Audio Recordings:  Stevenson   Tanzer   Audience Discussion

Video of Tanzer by Wilton Vought at Essential Dissent
Sight includes video of Michael Tanzer, other Left Forum panels, and much more

From Bank Bailouts to Fiscal Austerity
Organizing to Fight the Budget Cuts

Session 4 Saturday 5-6:50 p.m. Room W605
Sponsored by: Union for Radical Political Economics

David Kotz - University of Massachusetts Amherst; Shanghai University of Finance
Chris Rude - URPE
Steve Lerner
- Architect of the Justice for Janitors Campaign
Colia Lafayette Clark
- long-time Civil Rights and peace advocate
Sara Burke, Chair - Gloves Off

Audio Recordings:  Kotz   Rude   

The Struggle Against Mainstream Economic Ideology

Session 4 Saturday 5-6:50 p.m. Room E321
Sponsored by: Union for Radical Political Economics

Howard Sherman - UC Riverside
Michael Meeropol
- Western New England College
Michael Perelman
- Cal State Chico

Audio Recordings:   Meeropol Intro     Sherman    Perelman     Panel Discussion
Audience Discussion

Recorded by Richard Calder

Global Imbalances and the Great Recession

Session 4 Saturday 5-6:50 p.m. Room LHN
Sponsored by: Union for Radical Political Economics

Armagan Gezici - Keene State College; URPE
Bilge Erten
- Drew University; URPE
Josh Mason
- UMass; URPE; PERI
Mathieu Dufour
- John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Audio Recordings:   Dufour, Intro   Gezici   Mason   Erten   Audience Discussion

Causes and Cures of Unemployment

Session 5 Sunday 10-11:50 a.m. Room W619
Sponsored by: Union for Radical Political Economics

Howard Sherman - UC Riverside
Fadhel Kaboub
- Denison University
Michael Meeropol
- Western New England College
David Van Arsdale
- Onondaga Community College, SUNY

Audio Recordings:   Meeropol, Intro   Sherman   Van Arsdale   Kaboub   
Meeropol Comments
   Audience Discussion

Supporting Material:  Roller Coaster Economy, Sherman
Affordable and Productive Full Employment, Kaboub (pdf)  
Van Arsdale Article

Building the Socialist Alternative:
History, Theory, and Radical Imaginaton

Session 6 Sunday 12-1:50 p.m. Room W619
Sponsored by: Science & Society
and Union for Radical Political Economics

Al Campbell - URPE; University of Utah
David Laibman
- Science & Society
Julio Huato
- St. Francis College

Audio Recordings:   Campbell, Intro   Campbell   Huato   Laibman   
Audience Discussion

Supporting Material:   Huato   Laibman (pdf)
Email David Laibman for a longer version of his paper

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