Bernie Sanders and the Democratic campaign
Bernie Sanders and his astonishing movement was the subject of a video broadcast to members nationally at the end of May.
Bill Fletcher, a much respected US trade unionist, writer, racial and labour justice campaigner joined us from Baltimore at the eye-watering US East Coast time of 2am till 4am. He thrilled those who were able to join the event, with a perceptive and informative account of the impact of Sanders on the Democratic campaign and on his likely long term legacy for progressive politics in the US. The Clinton and Trump campaigns were also discussed as was the complex cross over of class, ethnicity and the marginalised currently affecting politics in the US and elsewhere.
This was our first video broadcast of an internationally distinguished radical speaker, thanks to Don Sutherland, and we hope the beginning of many more. We will be uploading Bill’s presentation and the fascinating Q&A which followed it, onto our website soon.