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Minneapolis DSA candidate: Biden won’t defend Black Lives as he won’t go against the police, corporations & capitalists (E1004)

On this episode of Going Underground we speak to the organiser of the Twin Cities Minneapolis Chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America and candidate in the Minneapolis City Council elections, Robin Wonsley. She discusses the emotional trauma that the police killing of Daunte Wright has once again had on the US’ African-American community, the trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd and the excuses of drug use being used by Chauvin’s defence, how Joe Biden has already shown that America’s arguably racist policing won’t be changing under him, and much more! Finally, we speak to Luz Lopez, senior supervising attorney at the Southern Poverty Law Centre. She discusses the US-Mexico border crisis, why Biden’s policies are no different to Trump’s despite the contrasting rhetoric, the causes of mass immigration from Latin America to the United States including US interventionism in the region and the promotion of neoliberal orthodoxy, her own story of fleeing with her family from El Salvador to the United States after US support for a right-wing government in her country, the horrors faced by migrants on their journey to the US, and much more.

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