The Left and the US Presidential Election
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About the Event
The Left is offered two unappealing choices in the upcoming US Presidential election: a right-wing authoritarian in Trump and a centrist Democrat in Biden. Is removing Trump from office the primary political imperative? Or should Biden’s record—supporting austerity, overseas interventions, and refusing to ban fracking—rule out any left-wing support for him? This meeting will examine the dilemma facing socialists in November, discuss arguments in favor and against each option, and explore alternate forms of political action to fight for progressive change after the election.
- Ted Knudsen is a member of DSA Berlin and researcher on US-EU relations at the Hertie School. Ted will be reluctantly voting for Joe Biden
- Jeremy Osborne is an activist and member of DSA Berlin who has organized and marched with Black Lives Matter in NYC and Berlin. Jeremy will be voting Third Party
- Hanna Grześkiewicz is a member of the LINKE Berlin Internationals with British-Polish citizenships. Hanna will be comparing the US presidential race with similar campaigns in her home countries.
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