Friday, December 13, 2013

“Left Third-Party Organizing: Challenges and Opportunities”

2013-12-09 posted by "The North Star",
(Part 1) [],
(Part 2) []:
In an age of two-party domination and neoliberal hegemony, what opportunities exist for left electoral politics through third party campaigns?
Why and when should leftists focus on third party campaigns, as opposed to Democratic Party primaries?
Where should the left focus its electoral resources, and how might it overcome division?
Should third-party politics be thought of in terms of consciousness-raising, or is the left in a position to affect public policy by taking power?

Chaired by Ben Campbell, with
* Carl Davidson (Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism),
* Tim Horras (Philly Socialists),
* Ursula Rozum (Green Party),
* Seamus Whelan (Socialist Alternative).

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