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Class war plus banter: Ash Sarkar speaks to ourEconomy

The journalist and political activist talks to us about Jeremy Corbyn's political agenda and the coming UK general election.

Laura Basu
9 October 2019

At this year's The World Transformed, we chatted to Novara Media's Ash Sarkar.

She spoke to us about the coming UK general election and a possible Labour Party agenda of zero carbon by 2030, a four day working week, universal basic services, dismantling the hostile environment and abolishing private schools.

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Our editor-in-chief, Mary Fitzgerald, is on the ground in key US battleground states – follow her on Twitter @maryftz for live updates.

There's never been more at stake. But the pandemic has kept many foreign journalists away. Hundreds of international observers who normally oversee US elections aren't there.

Can we trust the polls? What's the blanket media coverage not telling us? Hear Mary describe what she's seeing and hearing across the country, from regular citizens to social justice activists to right-wing militias arming themselves for election day.

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Join us for a free live discussion on Thursday 29 October, 5pm UK time/1pm EDT.

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