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Session 2: Saturday, June 2nd: 12:00 - 1:50pm
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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?


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...

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is an organizer, teacher, anthropologist, and ethnographer based in Brooklyn. They are a member of Red Bloom communist collective of the Professional Staff Congress (AFT), Fordham Faculty United (SEIU), and delegate to the Marxist Center network. They are a pleased parent, pug protector, and...

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Shelby Michelle Williams- is a political activist, community organizer, and academic researcher that focuses in providing awareness on the transcontinental presence of Afro Arab peoples in the Middle East. Williams also incorporates academic content on the issues regarding identity politics...

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Dan La Botz is a member of Solidarity and the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and is a co-editor of New Politics (