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FEATURING BILL AYERS – We find ourselves at an extraordinary crossroads today in the US. While anger against racist violence and economic injustice is at boiling point, a segment of American society is so vehemently frightened of losing power and privilege that it is determined to elect a demagogic farce of a candidate.

It might feel to progressives that we are fighting defensively just to preserve the modest gains we have won. But my guest Bill Ayers, who knows a thing or two about political organizing, says that perhaps we are lacking the confidence to imagine achieving our wildest, most radical dreams.

His new book Demand the Impossible: A Radical Manifesto has been lauded by Angela Davis as one that “should be read by everyone who wants to believe that ‘another world is possible.'”

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Bill Ayers, Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago (now retired) once upon a time, the co-founder of the Weather Underground movement, a radical organization that sought to end the Vietnam War through acts of property destruction as civil disobedience. He is the author of Public Enemy: Confessions of an American Dissident. His latest book is Demand the Impossible: A Radical Manifesto.

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