The 1990s-2000s: combined legacies of the recent history of the Left for today.
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, March 30 – April 1, 2012
The two decades of the 1990s 2000s form a cycle containing certain common as well as differing concerns. The second decade of the 21st century has begun under the mixed legacy of recent history, presenting important problems needing to be worked through, moving forward.
For Platypus’ 2012 international convention our panels asked speakers from various perspectives to bring their experience of the Left’s recent history to bear on today’s political possibilities and challenges.
Workshops: Differing Perspectives on the Left
Inclusive Democracy (John Sargis)
First of May Anarchist Alliance (Peter Staudenmaier)
League of Revolutionaries For A New America (Nelson Peery)
News and Letters (Franklin Dmitryev)
Revolutionary Communist Party (Canada) – Parti communiste révolutionnaire
The Communist Party of Great Britain (Ben Lewis)
The International Marxist Tendency (John Peterson)
Phase 2 (Germany)
International Bolshevik Tendency
Panel discussions: Lessons from the recent history of the Left
Whence Anarchism? The historical conjuncture of #Occupy
Lenin and the Marxist Left after #Occupy
Defining Democracy: The Labor Movement and #Occupy
G8 and NATO: Rulers, Domination, and Emancipation
The 90s and 00s Left Today
Changes in Art and Society: A view from the present