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313 10th St., Troy, NY

Located Exit 9E off 787 Collar City Bridge for Rte 7: on left at 2nd light between 9th and 10th Sts.

Parking on left on 9th St., Old Fire station building parking lot left on 10th Use the door facing Hoosick St.

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more information: 518 407 3582


Forum Videos

Dan Kovalik and Scott Ritter2023: The Ukraine War

Mike Stout 2020: Lessons from the Homestead Battles of the Eighties

Jodi Dean 2020: On her new book “Comrade”

Moise St. Louis 2019: Uprising in Haiti

Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese 2019: On the Occupation of the Venezuelan Embassy

Mat Callahan and Yvonne Moore 2019: Working Class Heroes

Samuel Stein 2019: Gentrification and the Real Estate


Spenser Rapone 2019: Endless War No More

JoAnn Wypijewski and Margaret Cerullo 2018: The

Meaning of the Mexican Election

Suzanne Gordon 2018: The Attack on the Veterans Health Administration

Steve Ellner 2018: Venezuela Under Siege: Challenges From Within and Without

Mark Brenner 2018: The Janus Decision: Organizing in Open Shop America

Vijay Prashad 2018  The Many Lives of Communism in the Third World

Doug Henwood 2018:  Donald Trump and the Politics of Decline

Yasha Levine:  The History of Surveillance and the Internet

Alex Vitale 2018: The End of Policing

Roberta Benefiel 2017: The Fight for Indigenous Water Rights in Labrador


Fred Magdoff 2017: Creating an Ecological Society: Toward a Revolutionary Transformation


Les Leopold 2017:  Runaway Inequality


Ronan Burtenshaw 2017: The Red and the Green: the Struggle for Ireland’s Workers’ Republic 100 Years On


Steve Early 2017: Remaking an American City


Peter Frase 2016 : Four Futures


Joel Kovel 2016: The Future of Israel


Arnold August 2016: “Elections and Democracy in Cuba”


Sarah Jaffe 2016: “Necessary Trouble, American’s in Revolt”


Jill Stein, Bhaskar Sunkara and Ashley Smith 2016: After the Primaries, What’s Next for the Left?


Carol Barton 2016: Women and the Refugee Crisis


Doug Henwood 2016: The Problem with Hillary


Kristian Braekkan 2015: Scandinavian Socialism: Myth and Reality


Ted Rall 2015: Politics and Press Freedom


Bhaskar Sunkara 2015: Building a Major Radical Alternative in Today’s Media


Steve Ellner 2015: Challenges in Post-Chavez Venezuela


Brian Jones 2015: The Fight for Public Education: Race, Class, and Privatization


Vijay Prashad 2014: The War Against the Planet


Stephanie Luce 2014 : The Fight for a Living Wage and a $15 minimum


Steve Early 2014 :  Save Our Unions


Mat Callahan 2014 : The Songs of James Connolly


Barbara Garson 2013: Down the Up Escalator


Sean Sweeney and Howie Hawkins 2013  : Democratize the Energy Sector


Marcela Olivera 2013: The Fight for Water Justice in Latin America


Jeff Perry 2013 : The Invention of the White Race


Fred Magdoff 2013 : Depletion of the Earth’s Resources: What Every Environmentalist Needs to Know About Capitalism


John Halle 2013 : Politics, Protest and Music


Jane Guskin 2013 : The Politics of Immigration


Mark Dudzic 2012 : Labor Party? Not Yet


Steve Ellner 2012 : Venezuela’s Presidential Election: What Does It Mean for Latin America and the US?


Vijay Prashad 2012 : On the Situation in the Middle East : Arab Spring and Libyan Winter


Judy Sheridan Gonzalez 2012 : The Battle to Transform Our Unions


Tiecoura Traore 2012 :  The Struggle for Economic Justice in Africa


Steve Early 2011 : On Labor’s Civil Wars


Margaret Flowers 2011 : On Health Care Injustice