This time Eric welcomes to the show Andom Ghebreghiorgis, a progressive educator in NY running to unseat the pro-war democrat Elliot Engel in NY’s 16th congressional district. Andom discusses his political outlook and why he’s made antiwar politics central to his platform and campaign. Eric and Andom explore some of the power behind Engel, why it’s so critical to defeat him, and whether foreign policy and issues of war and empire even have a place in a local race. From there Andom explains his perspectives on education policy, Bernie Sanders and the Democratic Party, US policy in Africa and much more. A fun conversation with a young progressive candidate this week on CounterPunch Radio.
Music: The Coup – “Ride the Fence”