Resist 01: Kshama Sawant

Episode 1 October 30, 2020 01:13:04
Resist 01: Kshama Sawant
RESISTANCE Companion Podcast
Resist 01: Kshama Sawant
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Show Notes

On January 21st, 2017, we met up with Kshama Sawant at Alma's Temple on Franklin Square in Washington D.C. Where just the day before had been the site of a massive riot as the protests against the inaugruation of the current president was met with brute force.

We discussed modern socialism, the role of young people in building a diverse mass movement and her strategies and goals as we were moving into the Trump era.

Resistance is a 4-part web series from Stewis Media:

https://vimeo.com/channels/resistanceseries

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