Doug Henwood

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Doug Henwood

Doug Henwood edits the Left Business Observer and is the author of “After the New Economy” (New Press, 2004) and “Wall Street: How It Works and For Whom” . He also hosts “Behind the News,” broadcast on WBAI, New York. He is working on a book on America’s modern power elite.[1]

Henwood is married to Liza Featherstone.

Socialist Scholars Conference 1990

The Socialist Scholars Conference 1990, held September 6-8, at the Hotel Commodore, New York, included panels such as:[2]

Collapse of the Financial System

Socialist Scholars 1997

In March 28-30 1997 Democratic Socialists of America convened their annual Socialist Scholars Conference at Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York.

The conference was themed "Radical alternatives on the eve of the millenium".

Invitees were asked to join Doug Henwood, Robert Heilbroner, Paul Sweezy, Harry Magdoff, Bill Tabb, Frances Fox Piven, Robert Fitch, Jane Slaughter and Ellen Meiksins Wood "as they debate changes in the labor movement, Marxist theory, the state of the economy, market socialism, and other areas where theory and practice meet".

Or "listen to the United States' only independent and socialist congressman", Rep. Bernie Sanders, "dialogue with" Joel Rogers of the New Party and In These Times' ....Salim Muwakkil on independent politics..[3].

Communist "Manifestivity"

On October 30 and 31, 1998 the Brecht Forum presented the "Communist Manifestivity -150th Anniversary of the Communist Manifesto" at at Cooper Union's Great Hall, New York.

One of the many workshops at the Manifestivity was;

Today's Capitalist Crisis; with Dennis Brutus, Judy Claude, Sylvia Federici, Neftali Garcia, Joan Greenbaum, Doug Henwood and Boris Kagarlitsky. Moderator: Harry Magdoff.[4]

How Class Works

At the How Class Works - 2002 Conference, panels included; 2.6 Class and the Economy

“Class and Armed Robbery”

“Class and the Changing Distributions of Income and Wealth”

“Financial Markets: The Class Angle”

4.2 The Capitalist Class

“ Reintegrating Class Analysis into Globalization: The Formation of Mexico’s Internationalist Elite and the Fate of Mexican Unions”

“ Demographics of the Capitalist Class”

“ Davos and More: A Global Ruling Class (in formation)”

YDS conference

In February 2004, Young Democratic Socialists convened a "Life After Bush" conference at CUNY Graduate Center in new york.

Speakers were[6];

The Nation

In 2009 Doug Henwood was listed as a Contributing editor to The Nation[7].

Left Forum 2010

The 'PIIGS,' Baltics, and Hungary: Economic Crisis on the EU’s Internal Periphery:

Left Forum 2011

Post-Financial Crisis: Neoliberalism and the Global Economic Recovery:

Left Labor Project Presents: What Happened? What Now?


Left Labor Project Presents: What Happened? What Now? Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 6 PM - 9 PM, 310 W 43rd St, New York.

A converastion with Bill Fletcher, Jr., international activist and co-author of Solidarity Divided: The crisis in organized labor and a new path toward social justice.

This event is Co-sponsored by: Brooklyn Institute for Social Research, Committees of Correspondence Education Fund, Democratic Socialists of America, Freedom Road Socialist Organization.

Those invited included Doug Henwood.

DSA member

In 2019 Doug Henwood was a member of Brooklyn Democratic Socialists of America.[8]