On November 3, 150 million US citizens voted in an election with consequences for almost 8 billion people. In the midst of a deadly pandemic and economic crisis, the majority chose to elect Joe Biden as the next President, rejecting an incumbent authoritarian corrupt president who has openly incited violence, racism and xenophobia.
We know the crisis will not end quickly or easily with Trump so far refusing to concede and with a Senate still potentially in Republican hands.
The attention to Trump has distracted from Biden's agenda. How will his administration reshape geopolitics and global governance, for poverty and war, for migration and climate, for democracy and tyranny around the world?
TNI and IPS have convened this webinar one week after the elections with a unique panel of scholars and activists to discuss the outcomes as they unfold and their implications for global social movements.
* Phyllis Bennis, New Internationalism Project at Institute for Policy Studies, author of Challenging Empire: How People, Governments and the UN Defy U.S. Power
* Walden Bello, TNI associate & author of Paper Dragons: China and the Next Crash (2019) and Capitalism’s Last Stand?: Deglobalization in the Age of Austerity (2013)
* Cathy Feingold, Director of the AFL-CIO’s International Department, Deputy President of the International Trade Union Confederation
* Bill Fletcher, Jr., executive editor of globalafricanworker.com, a past president of TransAfrica Forum, and a long-time writer and trade unionist.
Moderator: Laura Flanders, journalist and host of the Laura Flanders Show