On today’s first installment of Building A Powerful Left in the United States: We start out with Dolores Huerta, and talk about her initiative to Weave Movements Together – which certainly sounds like a good strategy to build a left.
Anthony Arnove provides some historical perspective. Arnove worked closely with the late historian Howard Zinn on the book”Voices of a People’s History of the United States.”
We then speak to Stephen Duncombe, a professor of media studies at NYU. While we must learn from history, we must also recognize what is unique about the moment we’re in now, and one aspect of that is a media landscape that evolves seemingly at breakneck speed, week by week.
Then we talk to Bill Fletcher Jr., and start to get into the brass tacks of what a powerful Left could look like, how it might be organized, and what ideas may animate that.
Lastly, we’ll hear from Stanley Aronowitz, a man who has devoted his long career into looking at the Left in the United States, and we’ll hear him focus on certain central points that he feels need to be addressed as the Left revitalizes itself in the present.