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The Next Two Years and Beyond: A Movement Building Conference
November 17, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The return of the Democratic Party to control of the House of Representatives opens new possibilities for holding the Trump administration accountable and to block its attacks on labor and working people, tax cuts for the rich, sharply increased military spending, anti-immigrant and xenophobic policies, and escalated racism, sexism, and attacks on LGBTQ people. But the election also served to consolidate the Republican Party as a powerful white supremacist Christian nationalist force. The reactionary forces that have been unleashed and organized by Trumpism are determined to continue their offensive in the years to come. The far right still controls the Senate, the Supreme Court, and most state governments, and less than 24 hours after the polls closed, President Trump declared “war” on those who dare to hold his administration accountable.
A major weakness of the progressive wing is a tendency to avoid confronting U.S. militarism, particularly the dangers of nuclear war and of war with Iran, Korea, and Russia.
IPS Fellow Phyllis Bennis, Director of IPS’s New Internationalism Project, will be featured among a dynamic line up of panelists at The Next Two Years and Beyond: A Movement Building Conference.
The goal of this conference is to take stock of the political landscape after the midterm election, chart the path towards a unified progressive movement over the coming years, and educate and motivate our supporters towards more effective and more unified efforts.