The Failure of Lesser Evilism: Why Fighting the Right Means Building a New Party of the 99%
The Failure of Lesser Evilism: Why Fighting the Right Means Building a New Party of the 99%

Our new elections pamphlet is now online:

The Failure of Lesser Evilism

Why Fighting the Right Means Building a New Party of the 99%

 

Most people recognize that our political system is broken: The two capitalist parties have produced a presidential election between the two most unpopular candidates in living memory. Millions watch in disbelief as a billionaire bigot appears to be within striking distance of the White House. Meanwhile, there is huge anger and distrust for Clinton’s corporate campaign. The Democratic Party establishment’s sidelining of Bernie Sanders — still the most popular politician in America — shows that they are more committed to Wall Street and big business than to defeating Trump and the Republicans.

How can we build a movement to cut across the rise of right-wing populists? Is it possible to build a new mass party of the 99%, completely independent of corporate corruption? This pamphlet makes the case for building a left political alternative to the Democratic Party, and answers the arguments of those backing Clinton as the “lesser evil” to Trump.

“I want Trump to lose this election. But progressives should not support Clinton. Her close ties to corporate America and its brutal neoliberal agenda will serve to increase the appeal of right-wing populism even if she wins… That’s why I’m supporting Jill Stein.”

– Kshama Sawant, Seattle’s Socialist City Council Member

Read full text of the pamphlet here.

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