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LLC 124
Session 2: Saturday June 29th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
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Thomas Jefferson called the U.S. an “Empire of Liberty.” Barack Obama called the U.S. an “Indispensable nation.” These manifestations of American exceptionalism and American innocence provide the doctrine of U.S. empire building at home and abroad. Danny Haiphong and Roberto Sirvent’s new book American Exceptionalism and American Innocence a People’s History of the United States from the Revolutionary War to the War on Terror not only exposes this doctrine as myth but also analyzes its impact on the class struggle to develop a world free of U.S. capitalism, war, and white supremacy. Join anti-imperialist activists and journalists in a discussion about the book and its relevance as a tool toward dismantling the actually-existing fake news of U.S. Empire.


Daniel Kovalik is Senior Associate General Counsel of the United Steelworkers, AFL-CIO (USW). He has worked for the USW since graduating from Columbia Law School in 1993. While with the USW, he has served as lead counsel on cutting-edge labor law litigation, including the landmark NLRB cases of...

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Glen Ford is Executive Editor of Black Agenda Report. He is a veteran journalist who co-founded America's Black Forum in 1977. ABF was the first nationally syndicated Black news interview program. He is author of "The Big Lie: Analysis of U.S. Press Coverage of the Grenada invasion.

Danny Haiphong is a regular contributor to Black Agenda Report. He has been involved in anti-war and anti-imperialist organizing and journalism since 2010. He is currently a graduate student in social work and lives in New York City.

Margaret Kimberley is Editor and Senior Columnist at Black Agenda Report. She is a regular guest on radio and internet talk shows and has appeared on Al Jazeera English, RT, WBAI, KPFK, Presstv Iran, The Real News Network, Govorit Moskva (Moscow Voice Radio) and GRITtv. She was a contributor to...

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