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Online discussion – U.S. elections 2020: What will it take to deliver for workers and the poor?
October 17 @ 1:00 pm AEDT
In these times of Black-led rebellion, with pandemic, economic and environmental crises coming to a head, it’s no surprise that passions over the presidential election are running high. It is natural to want Trump, a reactionary president aspiring to dictator status, gone from the White House. But these systemic problems aren’t caused by one individual.
While the election outcome is impossible to predict, racial injustice will not go away under Biden or Trump. Neither will economic hardship and vulnerability. Nor will the woeful U.S. government response to climate change, or any of the myriad problems the working-class majority faces every hour of every day.
Join a discussion with international speaker, Megan Cornish. She is a writer for the Freedom Socialist newspaper and author, with Yolanda Alaniz, of Viva La Raza, a history of Chicano identity and resistance. Also a lifelong unionist and member of Radical Women, Cornish pioneered women’s entry into the male-dominated electrical trades in the 1970s, becoming the first female power dispatcher at Seattle City Light.
With the U.S. elections in Australia’s news 24/7, Cornish will present a refreshingly different view and will pose solutions that can deliver for workers and the poor.
This will be an interactive online meeting with plenty of opportunities for you to ask questions and share your thoughts.