Socialism 2023 Conference

While I will certainly give a link to this here the reality seems to be that ‘movement socialism’ is defunct, ineffective, and oblivious to its own mechanical/repetitive impotence. I would also consider the possibility that the left is so infiltrated by covert action as to be in a state of paralysis with cutting edge toned down to jargonizing.
After writing The Last Revolution I had expected to find some interest, discussion or even criticism, but the critique of Marxism (these groups however are hardly Marxist) and the hint of revolution generate immediate cancellation culture: I haven’t had a single discussion, comment of question. And yet the Last Revolution does something the left should but cannot do: actually construct a blueprint for a postcapitalism economy, politics and culture. The left as it is now is licked: they go through the motions but don’t really mean to do anything…

A four-day conference featuring dozens of panels, lectures, and workshops organized by groups from all over the country, the Socialism Conference facilitates exchanges between existing activists and organizations, while bringing in new layers of the politically curious as part of rebuilding our radical traditions and movements.

Source: Register for the Socialism 2023 Conference

Ten Years Later, Snowden’s Heroism Shines Ever Brighter 

Snowden did heroic service in awakening Americans to Washington ravishing their privacy. Snowden’s “reward” is to be banished in Russia without a snowball’s chance in hell of a fair trial if he returns to America. But as he courageously declared, “I would rather be without a state than without a voice.” He explained why he leaked classified information: “I can’t in good conscience allow the U.S. government to destroy privacy, internet freedom and basic liberties for people around the world with this massive surveillance machine they’re secretly building.”

Source: Ten Years Later, Snowden’s Heroism Shines Ever Brighter – CounterPunch.org