For many of us, it’s the first time we’ve experienced a period where decades seem to happen in the span of a week, where decades old political norms are tossed out the window, where significant shifts happen in the correlation of forces, and where the structural crises threaten the basic functioning of the capitalist system (actually, we’ve all had experience with that last one).
This is a moment of both incredible danger and opportunity for the Left. We are called to action, but what action will most effectively move us towards socialist liberation– both during the election and after? If we want a shot at maximizing the opportunities this moment offers, we must develop our capacity to assess the conjuncture and to prepare to respond to the different scenarios that might emerge.
In this second installment of Roundtable for Radicals, leaders from LeftRoots shared our assessment of this conjuncture and described some of the work we’ve been doing to help others in the movement to develop their own projections of likely scenarios.
Watch the video of the Roundtable below! You can also download two presentations from the Roundtable in PDF format: Scenario and Action Planning for Social Movements and LeftRoots’ Assessment of the Conjuncture.
Save the Date!
The Next Roundtable for Radicals will be held on Tues, Nov. 17th 4-6 pm PT / 7-9 pm ET.
About the Roundtables for Radical Series
In September, LeftRoots launched our “Out to Win: Roundtables for Radicals” online event series, a space for Leftroots Cadre, Compas and social movement leftists to grapple with the key strategic questions of our times. This will be a national space for fellow travelers to build with one another as left comrades, as we work to develop a more strategic social movement left.