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TRUMP VS. CLINTON: 8 DAYS BEFORE THE SHOWDOWN
October 31, 2016, 7pm - Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Salon, Berlin

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As the US presidential election campaign enters its final phase, the clash between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is getting more intense, and more and more blows are being aimed below the belt.

Polls show that a great majority of the population mistrusts both candidates, or openly opposes both of them. And despite the outrageous misconduct of Donald Trump, and despite the strong support Hillary Clinton enjoys among the economic and political elites, the race is far from over.

One reason is that Hillary Clinton has struggled to win over the supporters of Bernie Sanders, her opponent in the Democratic primaries—particularly his young and active base. Sanders ultimately failed to prevail against the favorite, but the senator from Vermont was able to inspire over thirteen million voters and push his version of democratic socialism into the mainstream media. The Sanders campaign also managed to shift the Democratic Party’s platform to the left.

How are the respective campaigns shaping up in the final days? How will the election results influence both US domestic and foreign policy? And after the November election, will the Left be able to continue mobilizing for social justice and political reform in the spirit of the Sanders campaign? In short: Will this election campaign change the political landscape, or is the “empire” going to remain largely the same?

We will discuss those questions together with Albert Scharenberg, co-director of the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office. Moderated by Angela Isphording (Head of the RLS’ Department America and United Nations).

Date: October 31, 7pm
Location: Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Salon, Berlin

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