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The Democratic Dilemma: Interview with Lance Selfa

The Democratic Party plays a unique role in the life and death of social movements in the United States. For socialists, the question of how to relate to the Democrats has been central at least since the New Deal period … Continue reading

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029: Lance Selfa on The Democratic Party

The question of the nature of the Democratic Party and its role in American politics comes in an out of focus around every election cycle. Approaching the 2016 Presidential election, the same issues resurface, as well as new iterations of … Continue reading

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028: Angela Walker, Socialist for Sheriff

In 2014, Angela Walker ran for Sheriff of Milwaukee County as an independent socialist and took 20% of the vote against the incumbent Sheriff David Clarke. In this interview, Angela explains why she decided to run for Sheriff as part of … Continue reading

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On Kshama Sawant, Elections and the US Left

by Andrew Sernatinger At this point, most people are pretty familiar with Kshama Sawant’s election to the Seattle City Council. Sawant first ran for the Washington State House of Representatives in the fall of 2012 and used her notoriety and … Continue reading

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Episode 6: Third Parties in the US, Adam Porton interview

For episode 6, we continued on the theme of elections and third parties in the US. Tessa and Andy talk a little about the US electoral system, then we interview Adam Porton, a third party activist with Progressive Dane and … Continue reading

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Episode 5: Kshama Sawant & Electoral Politics prelude

For Episodes 5 and 6 we’re going to focus on electoral politics in the US. The bulk of this episode is a talk by Kshama Sawant, who ran for the Washington State House of Representatives in the fall of 2012, … Continue reading

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