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Session 5: Sunday June 30th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
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Many on the left are saying the Green Party should not run a presidential candidate in 2020 because the left should unite behind the Democratic nominee in order to beat Trump. The Green Party is saying the left can’t wait until 2020 to raise solutions the two capitalist parties ignore for the climate emergency, the new nuclear arms race, extreme inequality, and other pressing problems. The speakers will address these positions and discuss what it will take, sooner or later, to build an independent party of the left.


Howie Hawkins is a retired Teamster from Syracuse, New York. He was the Green Party candidate for New York governor in 2018 and is seeking the Green nomination for president in 2020.

A habitual troublemaker and incorrigible activist, Bruce Dixon has been comforting the afflicted and afflicting the comfortable since 1968.

As a rank and file member of the Black Panther Party in 1969-1970, a 1970s rank-and-file union activist in a string of factories, plants and...

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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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