PW Podcast: Coalitions, right-wing populism, and voting for one another
Marching to the polls. | Photos: AP

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 PeoplesWorld.org. 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.

What does it mean to take part in an electoral struggle? Can voting be seen as a collective action that puts forth the rights of working people as a whole? What coalitions are we seeing built to fight against fascism and Donald Trump? Beyond the Page is tackling these questions and more in our special election episode.

With the final vote just days away, we’re zeroing in on stories that help get a handle on what this electoral struggle looks like and who’s taking part in it. John Wojcik, editor-in-chief of People’s World, explains why Trump’s rhetoric isn’t in the interests of workers and why we must reject extreme right-wing ideology. Wojcik dives deeper into his article, “Labor, its allies, and the courts fight to stop Trump,” to give us the 411 on what coalitions are leading this fight.

In the second half of our episode, founder of the Steel Workers Women’s Caucus, Roberta Wood, explains the importance of electoral work and the movement connected to it. Wood, who has interviewed many workers on the job taking action for better conditions, details how 2020 has turned into a year of working people organizing with a sense of urgency for a better world.

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CONTRIBUTOR

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."

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.

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