Gaza, Ukraine, China and the Case for American Isolationism

Monday, January 22, 2024 - 1:00pm
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Jeff Faux

The American liberal-left’s traditional concern with human rights, democracy and peace has now become a cover for out-of-control US imperialism. Chances for a morality-driven “anti-war” movement are zero. Avoiding World War III will require the creation of a progressive domestic populism focusing on the needs of the average American and minding our own business in the world.

Jeff Faux is the principal founder of the Economic Policy Institute of Washington, D.C and its president from 1985 until August 2002. His most recent books include The Servant Economy: Where America’s Elite is Sending the Middle Class, The Global Class War, The Party’s Not Over, and New Hope for the Inner City.

 

Upcoming Forums & Films

Monday, July 22, 2024 - 1:00pm
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Robert Meeropol
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71 years after the U. S. Government executed Ethel and Julius Rosenberg on charges of “conspiring to steal the secret of the atomic bomb,” is Ethel Rosenberg finally about to be exonerated?

Robert Meeropol, the younger son of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, was six years old in 1953 when his parents were executed. In the 1970s, he... Read more

Monday, August 5, 2024 - 1:00pm
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Book Party
Cynthia Yoder
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Cynthia Yoder's memoir tells her story of working in a new university in Palestine during a time of political strife and upheaval. She describes the joys of life in Palestine against the backdrop of military occupation and the second intifada, which began soon after she arrived in 2000. Rather than give political analysis, the book... Read more

Monday, August 12, 2024 - 1:00pm
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Vijay Prashad
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Each year, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) releases its World Migration Report.  In 2000, it wrote that “it is estimated that there are more migrants in the world than ever before.” Between 1985 and 1990, the IOM calculated, that the rate... Read more