Monday, March 26, 2012

Left Forum, 16–18 March 2012

Last weekend we participated in two panels at Left Forum in NYC (16–18 March) talking about Life Without Money. Left Forum attracted around 4000 participants, many attending for just one day. There were around 400 panels so a lot of competition for attracting punters. Over 50 people came to our panels, which included lively discussion on the problems with monetary economies, non-monetary options and strategies for demonitisation. During the week some participants followed up by emailing us through the book website.

The theme for this year's Left Forum was Occupy! and we spent some time over the last week following developments with the eviction of Occupy Wall Street from Zuccotti Park last weekend and their activities at Union Square (see photos taken by Frans Timmerman: above, 21 March Union Square and, below, 24 March at Zuccotti Park).

We're working on a short piece on non-market socialism that might appear in the next Overland.

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