The US Left is having an “internationalist moment” stemming from horror at the ongoing Israeli bombardment and ethnic cleansing in Gaza. While it’s encouraging to see Americans showing solidarity with people beyond our own borders, it doesn’t change the fact that bombs continue to fall on Gaza while the Biden administration continues to fund and arm Israel’s genocide in the Gaza Strip. However, solidarity and ideological shift should not overshadow the reality of leftists’ utter inability to restrain US militarism or its clients.
In this episode, host William Lawrence delves into the history, meaning, and importance of internationalism on the US Left. He is joined by David Adler, General Coordinator of the Progressive International, and Jorge Rocha, Co-chair of the Democratic Socialists of America International Committee.
Together they explore the landscape of US foreign policy, the influence of both military and economic policies, and their impact globally. Placing a spotlight on Latin American politics, they highlight left political parties in this region and what the US Left can learn from their experiences.
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