I’ll be giving presentations at two conferences coming up this month in New York.

Spring College Media Convention
http://nyc.collegemedia.org/
3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 13
Marriott Marquis, Times Square, NYC

Radical political cartoonists Ted Rall (author of “Anti-American Manifesto,” “To Afghanistan and Back” and others) and Stephanie McMillan (co-creator with Derrick Jensen of the graphic novel “As the World Burns: 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Stay in Denial”) will show samples of their recent cartoons and talk about the importance of creating a culture of resistance. Radical cartoons also help publications remain relevant in a media atmosphere of heightened intensity and partisanship.

The Left Forum
http://www.leftforum.org/
Pace University, One Pace Plaza

Saturday, March 19
Against Capitalism and Imperialism
3:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m., room W504
o Mario Kawonabo—Batay Ouvriye Solidarity Network
o Stephanie McMillan—One Struggle South Florida
o Ted Rall—Anti-American Manifesto

Panel description:
What does it mean to oppose capitalism and imperialism? These speakers address three aspects. * Ted Rall, columnist, cartoonist and author of the new book “The Anti-American Manifesto,” will discuss the need to overthrow the system. * Stephanie McMillan, a cartoonist and member of One Struggle (a South Florida anti-capitalist/anti-imperialist collective), will discuss mobilizations and mass movements. * Mario Kawonabo, a member of the Batay Ouvriye Solidarity Network, which is connected to Batay Ouvriye (Workers’ Struggle) in Haiti, will discuss imperialist domination of Haiti, the current occupation, and international solidarity.

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Sunday, March 20
Political Cartoons: Resistance Through Ridicule
3:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m., room W614
o Ruben Bolling—”Tom the Dancing Bug”
o Stephanie McMillan—”Code Green” and “Minimum Security”
o Ted Rall—Universal Press Syndicate

Panel description: Radical cartoonists Ted Rall, Stephanie McMillan, and Ruben Bolling will show samples of their recent cartoons and talk about the importance of creating a culture of resistance, and the ways their work contributes to this. As Berthold Brecht noted, “Art is not a mirror to reflect reality, but a hammer with which to shape it.” These artists have dedicated their lives and energy to create art that contributes to the struggle for social justice and to defend the planet from ecocidal industrial capitalism.