Podcast ‘The Dig’ — How & Why Socialism Won Big In Chicago



[Editor’s Note: This broadcast was shortly before the April 2 Chicago municipal elections. — Mark L. Taylor]

The Dig
Jacobin Magazine (3/24/19)

Four of the five candidates endorsed by the Chicago Democratic Socialists of America either won outright or advanced to the runoff election on April 2, leading to talk of a Socialist Caucus on the city council. And other progressive candidates throughout the city knocked off corporate-friendly incumbents. Dan passes the mic to guest host Micah Uetricht for an interview with United Working Families Executive Director Emma Tai and In These Times web editor Miles Kampf-Lassin on how years of grassroots organizing—and partnerships between labor and community groups and socialists—can produce a sea change in urban politics.

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