PW Podcast: Building a fusion movement after Trump

Beyond the Page is a companion podcast to the award-winning publication People’s World. With every episode, we’ll take you deeper into the topics covered at Our program brings you in-depth interviews with journalists and activists on the most pressing stories in progressive politics, labor, and the struggle for socialism in the United States.

Although 81 million people showed up to the polls to rebuke Trump’s fascist administration from the White House, it is clear much work lies ahead for progress in the new year. As the tumultuous 2020 draws to a close, working people are faced with a new political terrain they must make sense of in the midst of an ongoing global pandemic and financial crisis. What is to be done?

In this episode, we speak with People’s World writer John Bachtell about the need to form a fusion movement in the United States, what that means, and who it should include. Bachtell dives deeper into his three-part article series exploring challenges facing the multi-racial labor-people’s democratic coalition that was instrumental in ousting Trump.

In the second half of our episode, we speak with PW editor Mark Gruenberg on the obstacles workers still face on the job and the role of organized labor in the upcoming year. Gruenberg expounds more on his recent articles “Two corporate cover-ups: Amazon on coronavirus data, Uber on sexual assault,” and “Virus deaths, joblessness soar as Senate’s ruling Republicans dither.”

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Chauncey K. Robinson
Chauncey K. Robinson

Chauncey K. Robinson believes that writing and media, in any capacity, should help to reflect the world around us, and be tools to help bring about progressive change. Born and raised in Newark, New Jersey, she has a strong belief in people power and strength. She is the Social Media Editor for People's World, along with being a journalist for the award winning publication. She’s a self professed geek and lover of pop culture. Chauncey seeks to make sure topics that affect working class people, peoples of color, and women are constantly in the spotlight and part of the discussion.

Matt Bernico
Matt Bernico

Matt Bernico is an independent researcher, journalist, and organizer in the Fight for $15. He has a Ph.D. in Media Communication from the European Graduate School. His primary research interests are at the intersections of religion, politics, and technology. You can hear more from him on the podcasts he co-hosts, "The Magnificast" and "Beyond the Page."