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Jacobin Radio: Marcy Winograd, Medea Benjamin, and Robert Brenner

January 11, 2021

Marcy Winograd, Medea Benjamin put pressure on Biden’s objectionable picks for national security and foreign policy; Robert Brenner on whither the Republicans after Trump? Whither the Democrats with Biden?

CODEPINK's Marcy Winograd and Medea Benjamin are working on blocking Biden’s most objectionable national security and foreign policy nominees, like China hawk Michele Flournoy for Secretary of Defense, and torture defender Mike Morrel for CIA. They are now concentrating on Avril Haines, tainted by Drones and torture. We also get their assessment of the present moment and their mobilizing and organizing campaign plans.

UCLA Economic Historian Robert Brenner takes a deeper look at the Republican Party after Trump’s efforts to overturn the election, and the storming of the Capitol Building on January 6. While many posit a fracturing of the Republican Party post-Trump, Brenner says that Trump and the Trumpistas define the Party, notwithstanding a small number of defections. So whither the Republicans and MAGA? And what does this mean for the Democratic Party after its stunning success in the election – and especially in Georgia? The Democratic Party now has a huge opening to take advantage of the multiple crises we face in this moment, but will they? We get Brenner’s take.