Notes from the Left Forum: W.E.B. DuBois
- New York 06/13/2018 by Linda Perry (WBAI Radio)

W.E.B. DuBois
In this program, the Left Forum looks at the work and legacy of William Edward Burghardt DuBois, W.E.B. DuBois, and what his life and work can teach us today. The panel was organized by Democracy at Work and the Left Forum.

First, we hear Chris Hedges, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, veteran war correspondent, author-activist, and Presbyterian minister. He says, "DuBois more than any other intellectual this nation produced in the twentieth century explained America to itself. He did this not only through what he called the color line but by exposing the intertwining of empire, capitalism and white supremacy."  

Hedges is the author of several books including "War Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning," and "American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America." He's a columnist for Truth Dig and host of a weekly radio program, "On Contact."  

Then we hear economics professor Richard Wolff, host of Economic Update on more than 100 stations and co-founder of Democracy at Work. It advocates for a transition to a worker co-op based economy. Wolff imagines an economic system without graduations of hierarchy.

The 2018 Left Forum was held in June at John Jay College in New York City. With the theme, "Towards a New Strategy for the Left," it worked to build broad coalitions for freedom and justice in an effort to push reactionary demagogues back into obsolescence. 

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