Nina Turner announced in late January of this year that she would pursue a second run for Congress. She emerged on the national stage as a powerful advocate for Medicare for All, student debt cancellation, and other cornerstone progressive policies during her work with presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders. As an Ohio state senator, she was a champion of reproductive and labor rights. Now, she’s built a strong campaign for a congressional seat in Ohio’s Eleventh District, seeking to draw on this track record to bring working-class power to Capitol Hill. We’re thrilled to welcome her back to Krystal Kyle & Friends as this week’s guest.
With over a hundred Amazon workplaces looking to unionize, a string of union victories at Starbucks locations across the country, and more victories at massive, powerful institutions like MIT, the labor movement is confronting new strength, momentum, and opportunities. Our past conversation with ALU organizer Christian Smalls opened up the question of how leftist electeds can show material support to workers fighting for their rights. Now, we have the opportunity to speak to Senator Nina Turner about how she envisions herself empowering the labor movement as a member of Congress — and how sitting leftist representatives should position themselves toward the movement. We’ll have much more to discuss on this episode of Krystal Kyle & Friends, and we hope you’ll join us!
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Leftist electeds? Where? There are no Leftists elected, and even Nina Turner is only a social Democrat. “Leftist” and “Socialist” are more than just words. Everywhere else in the world they are anyway. Turner, AOC, Sanders and the rest of them are TO the left of the other Dems & GOP, but they aren’t ON “The Left”. By anyone’s reckoning, those who know a thing or two about politics that is, the “electeds” you speak of are Centrists. Actual centrists, not the pretend ones that are really Conservatives. They align pretty much with politicians such as Tony Blair, ex British Prime Minister. Yes, he supported the NHS, & Welfare etc. But he never did anything more substantive than tinkering around the edges of the casino capitalism so beloved of neoliberals. Apart from the odd tweet or sound bite, neither do the electeds you speak of. On the political scale￼ - the real one - they are all centrists. Social Democracy IS centrism.
Hey Krystal and Kyle. Y the heck isn't the video uploaded yet? Usually, us paying subscribers get videos on Fridays around the early evenings. What seems to be the delay?