NYC
2018
Event Type: 
Panel
Room: 
1.119
Timeslot: 
Session 3: Saturday, June 2nd: 2:00 - 3:50pm
Event Organizer: 
Description: 
From day of his inauguration as president, Donald Trump has faced a broad, multifaceted resistance that ranges from neolliberal Democrats such as Hillary Clinton and Andrew Cuomo, to progressives such as Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Elizabeth Warren, on the one hand to social movements of women, immigrants, labor and antifa on the other. How do we characterize Trump's presidency? How do we view the Resistance? How will all of this impact the midterm elections? And where should we socialists be and what should we do?

Participants

Dan La Botz is a member of Solidarity and the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and is a co-editor of New Politics (newpol.org).
Eric Blanc writes on labor movements past and present. He was Jacobin's correspondent covering the strikes in West Virginia, Oklahoma, and beyond. Read more
Charlie Post is a long time socialist and activists in the faculty union at the City University of New York. He has published widely in Against the Current, Jacobin, the International Socialist Review, Historical Materialism, Journal of Peasant Studies, Journal of Agrarian Change and New Left... Read more
Rank and file UFT activist and Democratic Socialist Teacher organizer with DSA