Hearing Room 1: 11am—12pm

Radical, unconventional, and ruthlessly perceptive, Alexander Cockburn was by all measures one of the most influential journalists and caustic commentators of his generation. In this presentation, some of Cockburn’s closest allies, comrades, and friends meet again to pay tribute to his work and indelible intellectual legacy.

BRUCE ANDERSON is owner and editor of the Anderson Valley Advertiser, a community-based newspaper published in Boonville, California.

FRANK BARDACKE is a renowned anti-war activist, historian, the author of Trampling Out the Vintage: Cesar Chavez and the Two Souls of the United Farm Workers, and translator of Shadows of Tender Fury: The Letters and Communiqués of Subcomandante Marcos and the Zapatista Army of National Liberation.

JOE PAFF is the board chair of CounterPunch, one of America’s leading political newsletters, published in Petrolia, California.

LEO HOLLIS (moderator) is a writer, historian, and senior editor at Verso Books’ London office. In April 2013, he published Cities are Good For You: The Genius of the Metropolis, which has become an international bestseller.