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At the Left Forum, Trump’s opposition plots a course

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Commentary. The Party of the European left took part in the Left Forum in New York City, a gathering of politicians, thinkers and organizers from the American far left.

written by Paolo Ferrero

Topic U.S. Politics

June 8, 2018

From June 1-3, at the John Jay College of New York University, the Left Forum of American left-wing organizations held a discussion on their political prospects (“Towards a winning strategy for the left”). This is a periodic meetup of the forces which are mostly located to the left of the Democratic Party, featuring political groups, cultural and social intervention collectives, publishing houses and magazines. The only notable absence is the trade unions.

The theme of the meeting this year was building up an opposition to Trump. His victory should not be classified as a one-time phenomenon but should be understood as a possible beachhead for a reactionary response to social unrest and fear of the future. Consequently, the........

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