Can a card-carrying socialist get elected to Boston City Council?

18 Jul
Terra Friedrichs and Seamus Whelan in the studio on July 11, 2013.

Terra Friedrichs and Seamus Whelan in the studio on July 11, 2013.

Seamus Whelan, our first guest on “Banned in Boston” last week, is running for a seat on Boston City Council.  He’s also a member of Socialist Alternative who often mentions the Occupy movement and its ideals.  Seamus, a native of Ireland, had some good things to say and his accent was a nice change from what we usually hear in the studio.

Terra Friedrichs, our second guest, was every bit as interesting.  She wants to amend the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts so that it clearly states corporations are not people and money should not equal political power.  What’s better, she’s identified a specific process that can force such a proposal to come before legislature.  It’s an exciting idea.

To listen, click here.

“Banned in Boston,” a weekly radio show that delivers radicalism with a local accent, is broadcast live every Thursday night, 8 pm on UNregular Radio and as repeats on Metacomet Radio.  John Stephen Dwyer, author of this blog, is one of the hosts.

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One Response to “Can a card-carrying socialist get elected to Boston City Council?”

  1. Occupy (@TomJoadsGhost) July 20, 2013 at 7:29 pm #

    The moment he gets elected is the moment he stops being a force for change in any meaningful sense and starts being a representative of the 1%. And amending the constitution will do what, exactly? Register our disdain for the plutocracy? Corporations ran this country well before Citizen’s United and they will continue to do so regardless of whether that ruling is reversed. These people are nothing but distractions.

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