E0: What should we do as socialists during Corona?

May 02, 2020 00:08:03
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Socialism in the Time of Corona
E0: What should we do as socialists during Corona?
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Describes the objectives of the show as an analytical resource for socialist and progressive organizing during the pandemic.

Guests in May include Doug Henwood, writer and host of the podcast Behind the News, Frances Boyes and Eric Blanc, organizers with the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), Mike Elk, editor of the Payday Report, and Ruth Milkman, labor sociologist at the City University of New York.

 

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