Beyond the Noise: Beyond the Noise: Trump, racism and resistance – a turning point in US history?

Ben Wray

Beyond the Noise with David Jamieson is a weekly podcast with CommonSpace journalist David Jamieson, where he gets behind the 24/7 news cycle and gets to heart of issues, trying to find the substance behind the headlines.

IN the latest episode of Beyond the Noise Jamieson speaks to US based writer and activist Pete Ramand and Canada based journalist Jamie Maxwell about President Trump’s veer towards ever more flagrant racism and the openings to and dilemmas of the US left:

They discuss:

1:17 – How should we interpret Trump’s attacks on the four congresswomen?

19:28 – How important is race and racism to the functioning of the US political order?

24:45 – What are the new divisions on the left of politics in the US, and how will they condition the response to Trump’s campaign?

31: 55 – Is Bernie Sanders still the right candidate to go up against Trump?

53: 51 – What does the Trump era represent in terms of the longer run of US history?

Picture: Lorna Miller