Worried about the war in Iraq? Political violence in Darfur? The decline of the dollar? All of the above? Left Forum 2008, the annual event that brings together a range of left-wing activists, thinkers, and organizers from around the world, hopes to provide you with some answers—or at least a shoulder to cry on. This year’s forum is on the theme “Cracks in the Edifice” and includes more than 100 panel discussions on everything from the Latin-American right to the homeless in New York City. Speakers include Amy Goodman (Democracy Now!), Naomi Klein (The Shock Doctrine), political-satire group Billionaires for Bush, and writer Tariq Ali (Bush in Babylon). All the let’s-change-the-world togetherness kicks off tonight with a cocktail party at 5 p.m.
March 15-16, 2008