Announcing “Democracy & the Left,” this Tuesday February 25th at 6:30 pm

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Democracy & the Left
Tuesday 2/25, 6:30-9pm
School of Visual Arts, 133 West 21st St, room 101C

Panelists:

Alan Akrivos (Socialist Alternative)
Dick Howard (Stony Brook)
Alan Milchman (Internationalist Perspective)
Joseph Schwartz (DSA)

From the financial crisis and the bank bail-outs to the question of “sovereign debt”; from the Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street; from the struggle for a unified European-wide policy to the elections in Greece and Egypt that seem to have threatened so much and promised so little — the need to go beyond mere “protest” has asserted itself: political revolution is in the air, again.

What is the history informing the demands for greater democracy today, and how does the Left adequately promote — or not — the cause of popular empowerment? What are the potential futures for “democratic” revolution, especially as understood by the Left?

Platypus Affiliated Society / Sponsored by BFA Visual & Critical Studies

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For more information about this Tuesday’s Democracy & the Left panel, including some of the questions that the panelists will address, visit the full event description on the Platypus Affiliated Society website.

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