Wednesday, April 27th
Queens Pride House
76-11 37th Ave, 2nd Fl, Jackson Heights
E / F / M / R or 7 to 74th St/ Roosevelt Ave/ Jax Heights
ISO member and NYC Activist
That Donald Trump is a racist, anti-immigrant blowhard is clear. What is less clear is how main stream politicians of both parties have created the conditions ripe for Trump’s right-wing demagoguery.
Both parties continue to embrace policies that enrich the same Wall Street and corporate elites that wrecked the economy in 2007-2008. Both parties continue to spend trillions on the “war on terror,” which only fuels more terror. Trump is taking the resulting anger and anxiety and is channeling it in an overtly hateful, racist direction.
In reality, Trump’s disgusting rhetoric is just an extreme version of the racist ideologies underlying the policies of both parties, including the Obama Administration’s mass deportations of immigrants and continued surveillance and entrapment of Muslims.
Luckily, millions reject Trump’s hateful message, have challenged and protested him. As Bernie Sander’s success shows, millions also embrace socialism, and are eager to build a more socially and economically just society. However, Trump could still be the Republican nominee, and if not Trump, the equally vile Ted Cruz.
Defeating “Trumpism” does not begin or end with this election. Join us for a discussion of what it will take to create a movement that creates radical, progressive change while also beating back Trump and the Right’s scapegoating.
Sponsored by: International Socialist Organization – Queens Branch
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