Jan 13, 2022
Is it time for a 3rd party challenger in 2024? Last week, Politico reported that several major progressive voices are confident that there will be a left challenger to Joe Biden. Jeff Weaver, Bernie's 2016 campaign manager, said it's a given, and names like Nina Turner and Marianne Williamson have been floated as possible candidates. However, much of the left is still skeptical of "dum dum" third party runs -- even as efforts like The Movement for a People's Party and the Andrew Yang's Forward Party reflect a growing interest in electoral alternatives outside of the two party system. This week, Brie spoke to two committed leftists who aren't so skeptical of the value of third parties -- Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges and Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant -- about what a third party run could look like, and why so much of the left remains hostile to having a serious conversation about electoralism alongside labor organizing efforts. Kshama also explains how she was able to defeat the Amazon-backed recall effort against her, and what it will take for the left to win at the federal level.
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