As the frontline communities and others of good conscience grieve and revolt, the US’s democratic trappings yield to its iron fist core. What are must be done to re-energize the long revolution against slavery and capitalism and for democracy and freedom? Long-time radical intellectual and pan-Africanist, Bill Fletcher and the Marxist activist-scholar August Nimtz join Johanna Fernandez and Joe Ramsey for a conversation about strategy for the left.
- Bill Fletcher, Jr. is the author of Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor and a New Path Toward Social Justice, ‘They’re Bankrupting Us’ – And Twenty Other Myths About Unions, and a novel, The Man Who Fell from the Sky.
- August Nimtz, Jr. is the author of The Ballot, the Streets—or Both: From Marx and Engels to Lenin and the October Revolution, Marxism versus Liberalism Comparative Real-Time Political Analysis, Marx, Tocqueville, and Race in America: The ‘Absolute Democracy’ or ‘Defiled Republic,’ Marx and Engels: Their Contribution to the Democratic Breakthrough, and several other books and papers.
- Johanna Fernandez is the author of The Young Lords: A Radical History. With Mumia Abu-Jamal, Johanna edited “The Roots of Mass Incarceration in the US: Locking Up Black Dissidents and Punishing the Poor,” a special issue of Socialism and Democracy.