Friday, May 29, 2015

Left Forum 2015 - Against the Narrative: Independent Media and The Left

This is Session A from the 2015 Left Forum, held May 29 -31 at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. The conference theme was "No Justice, No Peace: Confronting the Crises of Capitalism & Democracy."

From the Organizers:

Mainstream & corporate media set a narrow agenda in the US and abroad, marginalizing any voice that speaks for justice, peace, democracy, local autonomy, environmental protection and more. This panel focuses on the goals, gains, and ground game of the independent media and the current state of setting and speaking an agenda counter to the mainstream narrative

Panel Chair:

Julianna Forlano is the creator, host, & executive producer of the primetime news/talk show, The Julianna Forlano Show, heard on WBAI 99.5 FM in New York City and nationally via The Pacifica Network & The Progressive Voices Radio Network. Ms. Forlano is also the host and creator of the award winning multi-platform political news satire series, Absurdity Today. Ms. Forlano teaches in the Department of Television & Radio at Brooklyn College.


Paul Jay is Senior Editor of The Real News Network with HQ in Baltimore. is daily video news, non-profit, supported by viewers. It does not accept advertising, government or corporate funding. Its mission is to engage a mass audience in solving the critical problems of our time. For ten years Jay was executive producer of CBC Newsworld's flagship debate programs Face Off and CounterSpin, is an award winning filmmaker, and founding Chair of Hot Docs! Documentary Film Festival.

Glen Ford is a veteran journalist and the Executive Editor of

Eddie Conway is a former Black Panther, for forty years a political prisoner, and now with The Real News Network.

Download the audio at the a-Infos Radio Project.