Past Presentations at the Forum

I hope to get transcripts for many of these talks, but so far only two.

You can click here to see some of the items which appeared in the Newsletter at the time of the talk.
November 2004 - March 2005 January 2006 - March 2006
November 11, 2004
John Anderson, Professor, Nova S.E. University
Election Analysis -- 2004
November 13, 2004
Rob Richie, Center for Voting and Democracy
How Elections Are Rigged
November 20, 2004
Sarah Sloan, National Organizer: A.N.S.W.E.R Coalition
Haiti: The U.S. Role
December 4, 2004
Charlene Mitchell, The Committee of Correspondence
How to Unite the Progressive Movement
December 11, 2004
Edwin Reubens, Prof. Emeritus, CCNY
Free Trade: Who Benefits? Who Suffers?
December 18, 2004
Debra DeLee, CEO, Americans for Peace Now
Israel and Palestine
January 8, 2005
Bruce Gagnon, Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space
Space and the Nuclear Age
January 15, 2005
Daniel Meyers, Attorney
Assault on the Constitution
January 22, 2005
Mark Solomon, Professor Emeritus, Simmons College
The New Administration: What to Expect
January 29, 2005
Dorothy McClellan, Prof, Texas University at Corpus Christi
The Balkans: Complexities and Contradictions
February 5, 2005
Mark Richard, Attorney
Resurgence of the Labor Movement
February 12, 2005
Rick Hind, Greenpeace
Attack on the Environment
February 19, 2005
Jerry Gray, Folk Singer
American Protests and Labor Songs
February 26, 2005
Clarence Taylor, Professor, FIU
Race and Culture
March 5, 2005
Evelyn Bloom, Artist, Lecturer
Artists with a Social Message
March 12, 2005
Nasser Aruri, Prof. Emeritus, Dartmouth College
The U.S. and the Middle East
March 19, 2005
Ronald Cox, Professor, FIU
Corporate Control vs Democracy
January 7, 2006
Patricia Ireland, Attorney, former President of NOW
The latest developments in the Labor Movement
January 14, 2006
Jack Lieberman, Civic Activist
The Future for Israelis and Palestinians
January 21, 2006
James Tracy, Professor, FAU
Confronting the Corporate Media
January 28, 2006
Mark Solomon, Prof. Emeritus, Simmons College
The Fruits of our Foreign Policy
February 4, 2006
Barry Lynn, Exec. Director: Americans United
The Attack on Church and State Separation
February 11, 2006
Quentin Youngh, Chairman, Health and Medical Research Group
Our Highjacked Medicare
February 18, 2006
Jerry Gray, Folk Singer
A New Program of American Protest and Labor Songs
February 25, 2006
Ronald Cox, Professor, FIU
Global Sweatshops
March 4, 2006
Robert Watson, Prof., Political Science, FAU
How to Promote a Progressive Agenda
March 11, 2006
Alex Lichtenstein, Prof, Rice University
South Africa: The Legacy of Apartheid
March 18, 2006
David Kotz, Prof, U.of Massachusetts
Russia: Past, Present and Future
December 2006 - March 2007 December 2007 - March 2008
December 2, 2006
Robert Watson, Prof., FAU
The Significance of the Recent Elections
December 9, 2006
Ronald Cox, Prof, FIU
U.S. Imperialism and the Iranian Crisis
December 16, 2006
Gordon Fellman, Prof, Brandeis U.
What's Behind the Israel/Palestine Crisis?
January 6, 2007
Jerry Gray, Folk Singer
Folk Music of the World
January 13, 2007
Christian Parenti, Nation Magazine
The Middle East Conflicts
January 20, 2007
Etheline Jones, Exec. Committee, ACLU
The Patriot Act and Other ACLU Concerns
January 27, 2007
William Hartung, President's Fellow, New School
The Military/Industrial Complex
February 3, 2007
Rev. Lucius Walker
What's Happening in Cuba
February 10, 2007
Edgar Hernandez, Political Activist from Venezuela
The Political Climate in South America
February 17, 2007
Mark Solomon, Prof. Emeritus, Simmons College
Nations in Conflict: Is Globalization Still Happening?
February 24, 2007
Mark Solomon, Prof. Emeritus, Simmons College
Critical Questions from Forum Members
March 3, 2007
Dan Kovalik, Counsel, United Steelworkers of America
Human Rights in Colombia
March 10, 2007
Joseph Boskin, Prof, Boston University
American's Culture Wars
March 17, 2007
Patricia Ireland, World Feminist Leader, Attorney
Changes in the Labor Scene
December 1, 2007
Mark Richard, Union Attorney
How to Get a Living Wage in Florida
December 8, 2007
Jack Lieberman, Community Activist
Florida's Impact on National Politics
December 15, 2007
Magdaleno Rose-Avilio, Executive Director, Northwest Immigrant Rights
Today's Huddled Masses
January 5, 2008
Ben Graber, Prof. Florida Medical School
The Good, the Bad, The Ugly of Medicare
January 12, 2008
David Kotz, Professor, Univ. Massachusetts
Socialism's Future
January 19, 2008
John Trumpbour, Harvard Law School, Research Director, Labor and Worklife Program
Harvard and the Power Elite
January 26, 2008
Ronald Cox, Prof, FIU, Polit. Science Dept
Let's Talk About Latin America
February 2, 2008
Laura Flanders, Air America Radio Host and Commentator
The Media's Distortion of Democracy
February 9, 2008
Leonard I. Weinglass, Defense Attorney
The Cuban Five: Legal Lynching
Feburary 16, 2008
Lin Chun, Prof. Pol. Sci, London School of Economics
The Transformation of Chinese Socialism
February 23, 2008
Leslie Cagan, Natl Dir, United for Peace and Justice
Mobilizing for Peace and Justice
February 24, 2008
Special Event: Report by Venezuela Delegation (members of Forum returning from visit to Venezuela coordinated by Global Exchange)
March 1, 2008
Brian J. Foley, Drexel U. College of Law
The Nature of U.S. Imperialism
March 8, 2008
Lawrence Hamm, People's Organization for Progress, Newark, NJ
Addressing Race and Class in Urban Communities
March 15, 2008
Joseph Boskin, History Dept, Boston U.
America: Life in a Criss-Cross Culture
December 2008 - March 2009
December 6, 2008
Steve Goldstein, Journalist, Sun Sentinel
Reflections on the National Elections
December 13, 2008
Ronald Cox, Professor, Political Science, Florida Atlantic University
Challenges in Latin America
December 20, 2008
Santiago Leon, JD, Co-Chair, Health Care for All Florida
Can We Really Have Health Care for All?
January 3, 2009
Karl Grossman, Professor of Journalism, Old Westbury College, SUNY
Revisiting Nuclear Power
January 10, 2009
Lt. Colonel Robert Bowman, US Air Force, Retired
The State of the Union
January 17, 2009
Harry Targ, Professor of Political Science, Purdue University
United States Foreign Policy: The Possibilities of Shifting from a Permanent War Economy and the Globalization of Capitalist Empire to a Post-Imperial International System
Also see
Harry Targ's sugested bibliography
January 24, 2009
Ronald Cox, Professor of Political Science, Florida Atlantic University
The Global Financial Crisis and the U.S. Response
January 31, 2009
Mark Solomon, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Simmons College
What Can We Expect from the New Administration?
February 7, 2009
Matthew Schwartz, Director for Political Action, Florida Sierra Club Broward Division
Playing Politics with Florida's Natural Environment
February 14, 2009
Hocine Fetni, Professor, School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania
The Middle East in Crisis
February 21, 2009
Barry Lynn, Director, Americans United for Separation of Churchand State
Whatever Happened to Separation of Church and State?
February 28, 2009
James Tracy,
March 7, 2009
Leslie Cagan, Director, United for Peace and Justice
Mobilizing for Peace and Justice
March 14, 2009
Anne Feeney (aka "The Union Maid") Internationally Acclaimed Singer and Songwriter
Songs of Protest: Yesterday and Today