E15: Trump must go (10 min)

September 30, 2020 00:10:36
Socialism in the Time of Corona
E15: Trump must go (10 min)

Show Notes

The Trump administration’s naked callousness poses a unique challenge for socialists in the U.S. We’ve accurately described the Democrats’ betrayal of workers, their complicity in the unraveling of welfare and in the sharp increase in income inequality. So now we're finding it hard to assess the differences between the two parties that really matter. But this is just as much our responsibility as is laying bare the limits of bourgeois democracy. Here’s my case for why socialists should organize to defeat the Trump administration in November, with incidental birdsong.

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Covid mortality projection 

Migratory Bird Treaty Act

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